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Productivity Tips for the Busy
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pluralsight-course-reveals-all-my-secrets/
• Product...
• Setting the Foundation
• Establishing a Frame of Mind
• Managing Time Effectively
Agenda
• Day job, family, community,
technology watch, blog, twitter,
Facebook …
• More techno doesn’t mean more
free time !
• Pe...
• Can you accommodate changes ?
• Are you satisfied or overwhelmed ?
• Do you feel productive ?
 Maximize time and create...
Show me the money
6
Tip 1
 Learn New Things
 Adding interesting value to boring stuff
We can do a lot of things if we are happy !
7
Tip 1 - Chase ...
• Learn a little about everything
8
Tip 2
 T shape : deep expertise in one or two areas and proficiency in others
Sacrifice of time, but priceless in the future
9
...
• Be a lone genius
10
Tip 3
• Knowledge as a team
• Less ego but ask others
Things done faster
11
Tip 3 – build expert networks
12
Tip 4 – always say yes
• Learn to say NO
 By saying no, you say yes to get time and flexibility to important things !
13
Tip 4
Big Problem = Big Solution !
14
Tip 5
• Decompose Big problems !
15
Tip 5
• Satisfy your specific needs ?
Focus on what’s need for the task and don’t over thinking over the future
16
Tip 6
• Check multiple boxes
Choose activity that can satisfy more than one of your objectives
17
Tip 6
• If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
18
Tip 7
• Continuous improvement
Not massive changes but efficient changes
19
Tip 7
• Aim to become replaceable ,
– to gain in flexibility
– to be able to delegate
– To take vacation
20
Tip 8
• Tip 9 : Scope every task
Just get moving and evaluate later !
Put limits, set figures, know when to stop
Time boxing  P...
• Tip 11: Short, Accessible Todo Lists
Capture tasks anywhere
Getting Thing Done  the art of stress-free productivity by ...
• Tip 12: Don't Procrastinate
Only do work when it has to be done
Finish your inbox
• Tip 13: Stay Connected
Get unplugged...
• Tip 15: Skip the Proxy
Follow the assigned path
Skip the middle man ! Go straight to the source. Stop waiting !
• Tip 16...
Links
• Richard Seroter
• http://seroter.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/how-do-i-get-things-done-new-
pluralsight-course-reveals...
Find out more
• On https://techblog.betclicgroup.com/
About Betclic
• Betclic Everest Group, one of the world leaders in online gaming, has a unique
portfolio comprising variou...
We are hiring!
Betclic Everest, Bet on the best... job!
We’re helping millions of on-line players express their passion fo...
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  1. 1. Productivity Tips for the Busy Tech Professional
  2. 2. http://seroter.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/how-do-i-get-things-done-new- pluralsight-course-reveals-all-my-secrets/ • Product Manager for cloud computing provider Tier 3, a Microsoft MVP, blogger, author, trainer and frequent public speaker • SOA/BPM technology specialist • “Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform” (Packt Publishing, 2010) • “SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009? (Packt Publishing, 2009) • “Microsoft BizTalk 2010: Line of Business Systems Integration” (Packt Publishing, 2011) 2 Richard Seroter
  3. 3. • Setting the Foundation • Establishing a Frame of Mind • Managing Time Effectively Agenda
  4. 4. • Day job, family, community, technology watch, blog, twitter, Facebook … • More techno doesn’t mean more free time ! • People like to say they are busy • « I’m busy » means « I’m super important » 4 Everyone is busy
  5. 5. • Can you accommodate changes ? • Are you satisfied or overwhelmed ? • Do you feel productive ?  Maximize time and create flexibility 5 good questions to ask to yourself
  6. 6. Show me the money 6 Tip 1
  7. 7.  Learn New Things  Adding interesting value to boring stuff We can do a lot of things if we are happy ! 7 Tip 1 - Chase PASSIONS !
  8. 8. • Learn a little about everything 8 Tip 2
  9. 9.  T shape : deep expertise in one or two areas and proficiency in others Sacrifice of time, but priceless in the future 9 Tip 2 - Invest in yourself
  10. 10. • Be a lone genius 10 Tip 3
  11. 11. • Knowledge as a team • Less ego but ask others Things done faster 11 Tip 3 – build expert networks
  12. 12. 12 Tip 4 – always say yes
  13. 13. • Learn to say NO  By saying no, you say yes to get time and flexibility to important things ! 13 Tip 4
  14. 14. Big Problem = Big Solution ! 14 Tip 5
  15. 15. • Decompose Big problems ! 15 Tip 5
  16. 16. • Satisfy your specific needs ? Focus on what’s need for the task and don’t over thinking over the future 16 Tip 6
  17. 17. • Check multiple boxes Choose activity that can satisfy more than one of your objectives 17 Tip 6
  18. 18. • If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it 18 Tip 7
  19. 19. • Continuous improvement Not massive changes but efficient changes 19 Tip 7
  20. 20. • Aim to become replaceable , – to gain in flexibility – to be able to delegate – To take vacation 20 Tip 8
  21. 21. • Tip 9 : Scope every task Just get moving and evaluate later ! Put limits, set figures, know when to stop Time boxing  Pomodoro technique http://pomodorotechnique.com/ • Tip 10: Schedule Your Tasks Tackle the todo list whenever you can Take control of your calendar ! 21 Managing Time Effectively
  22. 22. • Tip 11: Short, Accessible Todo Lists Capture tasks anywhere Getting Thing Done  the art of stress-free productivity by David Allen http://doit.im/ : Dump, dump, dump ! 22 Managing Time Effectively
  23. 23. • Tip 12: Don't Procrastinate Only do work when it has to be done Finish your inbox • Tip 13: Stay Connected Get unplugged Learn a little bit from a lot of people to get many unique ideas and insights • Tip 14: Know When to Focus Multi-task constantly Disturbing a developer can cost 20min ! 23 Managing Time Effectively
  24. 24. • Tip 15: Skip the Proxy Follow the assigned path Skip the middle man ! Go straight to the source. Stop waiting ! • Tip 16: Maximize Free Time Work over? Relax • Tip 17: Step Away and Recharge Avoid breaks and plow ahead 24 Managing Time Effectively
  25. 25. Links • Richard Seroter • http://seroter.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/how-do-i-get-things-done-new- pluralsight-course-reveals-all-my-secrets/ • http://doit.im/ • http://pomodorotechnique.com/ • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JfIVGzIulE 26
  26. 26. Find out more • On https://techblog.betclicgroup.com/
  27. 27. About Betclic • Betclic Everest Group, one of the world leaders in online gaming, has a unique portfolio comprising various complementary international brands: Betclic, Everest Gaming, bet-at-home.com, Expekt… • Active in 100 countries with more than 12 million customers worldwide, the Group is committed to promoting secure and responsible gaming and is a member of several international professional associations including the EGBA (European Gaming and Betting Association) and the ESSA (European Sports Security Association). • Through our brands, Betclic Everest Group places expertise, technological know-how and security at the heart of our strategy to deliver an on-line gaming offer attuned to the passion of our players.
  28. 28. We are hiring! Betclic Everest, Bet on the best... job! We’re helping millions of on-line players express their passion for Sport, Poker, Casino, Horse Racing... We want our brands to be easy to use for every gamer around the world. We’re building our company to make that happen. Everything we do should reflect our values: Come and work in a friendly atmosphere based on trust & cooperation between IT Teams. So bet on the best job & join our teams!
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