Projects and support material

In the Getting Things Done (GTD) productivity system, support material refers to any information, documents, or resources that support or provide context for a task or project.

Support material can take many forms, such as meeting notes, reference articles, project plans, research documents, or any other material that can help you complete a task or project. These materials are usually not actionable items themselves, but rather provide the necessary background or information to support an actionable item.

For example, if you have a task to create a presentation, the support material might include the research articles you used to gather information, the notes from meetings where the presentation was discussed, and any relevant images or videos that you plan to include in the presentation. These materials help you stay organized and informed, and ensure that you have all the information you need to complete the task.

In GTD, support material is typically stored separately from actionable items and reference material. This helps keep your to-do list focused on actionable tasks, while still providing easy access to the information you need to complete those tasks. Support material can be stored in a variety of ways, such as in a digital file system, cloud storage, or a physical filing system.