Thursday, October 11, 2018

Is it Time Management or Task Management?



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Can we really manage time, or can we really only manage our tasks?

I've spoken to so many people on this subject, I realized I should put my notes in a blog post so that others can benefit.

Here are some of the techniques and tools I use for time management.

Techniques:
  • Prioritizing work:  7 Habits of Highly Effective people: Habit 3 is putting first things first
    • There is a matrix showing important on one axis and urgent on the other. Work falls into one of the four boxes. 
    • Prioritize the work that is important over work that is urgent.
    • It's fairly easy to prioritize work that is important and urgent, but trying to get to work that is important and not urgent is more difficult. So, use a calendar and put it on your calendar.
    • There is work that is important 
    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_7_Habits_of_Highly_Effective_People
  • Getting things done
    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_Things_Done
  • Pomodoro technique
    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique

Tools:
  • You can use paper or a daily planner book or any tool you are comfortable with. Here are some other tools that I have used. I like the first one the most.
  • Kanban tool and a bit about personal Kanban (how to use the tool effectively)
    •  https://trello.com
    • http://personalkanban.com/pk/personal-kanban-101/
  • https://www.toodledo.com/
  • Google Calendar

What are the methods, techniques, and tools that you use? Please like and comment.

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