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StepStone Solutions
18 June 2010
Productivity:
Information Overload and
Managing the Flow
Cuong...
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Agenda
• Effectiveness
• Efficiency
• Tools
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The world …
… and developers
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Effectiveness vs Efficiency
Effectiveness
• Doing „right“ things
• Process-oriented
• Managemen...
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EFFECTIVENESS
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Inbox
• Information coming in -> needs to be triaged -> action
• Triage: separate, sort, select...
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Types of work
• Pre-defined work: planned
• Work as it appears: interruption
• Defining works
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4 Ds
• Do it
• Drop it
• Delegate it
• Defer it
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Things we spends time on …
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EFFICIENCY
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Data streams
• Phone
• Work Email
• Boss (team lead)
• CCed vs To
• Personal Email
• Family, Wi...
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Email
• Don’t check email in the morning (till 10am)
• If you respond, they will respond …
• “I...
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Let someone else guide
• In anything you need to learn, find a person who can tell you
what is
...
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TOOLS
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News
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Outlook
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Sticky Notes
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Phone
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Further readings
• http://www.hanselman.com/blog/OredevKeynoteInformationO
verloadAndManagingTh...
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THANK YOU
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    1. 1. www.stepstonesolutions.com StepStone Solutions 18 June 2010 Productivity: Information Overload and Managing the Flow Cuong Nguyen Hung Software Engineer
    2. 2. www.stepstonesolutions.com Agenda • Effectiveness • Efficiency • Tools
    3. 3. www.stepstonesolutions.com The world … … and developers
    4. 4. www.stepstonesolutions.com Effectiveness vs Efficiency Effectiveness • Doing „right“ things • Process-oriented • Management Efficiency • Doing things „right“ • Goal-oriented • Implementation
    5. 5. www.stepstonesolutions.com EFFECTIVENESS
    6. 6. www.stepstonesolutions.com Inbox • Information coming in -> needs to be triaged -> action • Triage: separate, sort, select ...
    7. 7. www.stepstonesolutions.com Types of work • Pre-defined work: planned • Work as it appears: interruption • Defining works
    8. 8. www.stepstonesolutions.com 4 Ds • Do it • Drop it • Delegate it • Defer it
    9. 9. www.stepstonesolutions.com Things we spends time on …
    10. 10. www.stepstonesolutions.com EFFICIENCY
    11. 11. www.stepstonesolutions.com Data streams • Phone • Work Email • Boss (team lead) • CCed vs To • Personal Email • Family, Wife, Girl friend(s) • All others • Google Reader/Facebook/Twitter
    12. 12. www.stepstonesolutions.com Email • Don’t check email in the morning (till 10am) • If you respond, they will respond … • “If you are the fastest responder to a problem, you will get all the problems. Don’t put energy into things you don’t want more of.”
    13. 13. www.stepstonesolutions.com Let someone else guide • In anything you need to learn, find a person who can tell you what is • Need to know • Should know • Nice to know • Useless
    14. 14. www.stepstonesolutions.com TOOLS
    15. 15. www.stepstonesolutions.com News
    16. 16. www.stepstonesolutions.com Outlook
    17. 17. www.stepstonesolutions.com Sticky Notes
    18. 18. www.stepstonesolutions.com Phone
    19. 19. www.stepstonesolutions.com Further readings • http://www.hanselman.com/blog/OredevKeynoteInformationO verloadAndManagingTheFlowEffectivenessAndEfficiency.aspx • http://workawesome.com/ • http://zenhabits.net/
    20. 20. www.stepstonesolutions.com THANK YOU

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