Railsfactory time management for developers

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Railsfactory time management for developers

  1. 1. Time Management for a Developer Syed Nazir RazikNov 22, 2011 09:00 – 12.30pm syed@railsfactory.org © 2006-11 Rails Factory | www.railsfactory.com
  2. 2. Syed Nazir Razik
  3. 3. Finite Nature of Time • Why is time a great equalizer? • Time is finite - choose wisely
  4. 4. Benefits of Time Management • Eliminate procrastination • Feel more in-control • Reduce stress • Complete more tasks and increase success • Enjoy free time more
  5. 5. Materials of Time Management • Long-term planners • Weekly schedules • To-do lists
  6. 6. @RailsFactory
  7. 7. Long Term Planning • Always include long-term plans • Use tools like “Google Calendar" to organize time • Determine work, travel time and family responsibilities • Identify and schedule these in advance
  8. 8. Planning Week - Week • Done in conjunction with academic planner • Schedule at least one week ahead • Look at the schedule each day
  9. 9. Complete Weekly Schedule • Fill in preset activities • Fill in necessary activities with variable times • Schedule tasks in the remaining free time • Schedule enough time for mail communication, Learning, Discussion and other work
  10. 10. When Schedule is Interrupted • Adjust as needed • Dont use interruption as an excuse • Avoid interruptions with good planning
  11. 11. Daily “To-Do” lists • Use with weekly schedules • Ideal for less structured days • Only reminds - specific times not set
  12. 12. Transform Time Managementto Task Management • Break goal into series of "to do" tasks • Prioritize tasks on "to do" list • Work on high-priority tasks first
  13. 13. Build Priority Lists • As easy as 1, 2, 3 o 1 - very important o 2 - somewhat important o 3 - least important
  14. 14. File Timesheets on Work done
  15. 15. Questions ?

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