EDSAM, (formally MESAD), is a framework for task and resource management invented by Brent Huston. The framework expands on an idea (LEAD) from the Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris. EDSAM is primarily for knowledge workers and is especially useful to IT staff, developers, entrepreneurs and those with diverse tasks and projects.

Basically, EDSAM stands for:

The framework is applied top down to a list of projects (see the GTD definition) and tasks. Applied repeatedly and with vigilance, you will find incredible amounts of efficiency over the course of the first few months. Longer term, you will likely identify large areas of improvement and be able to handle significant amounts of productivity with increased quality of deliverables.

The system has been in use since 2006 and is taught in quick online mentoring sessions and through small group training.

If you are interested in learning more about EDSAM, engage with a Lizard or contact Brent on Twitter (@lbhuston).

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