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Managing time 599_200312

  1. 1. Certificate in Employability and Personal Development Level 3 Curriculum (EPD Award Level 2) Unit 599 Managing your time Evidence Booklet Name: Jack Fletcher WVX9180 Group: Btec Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production – Games Design Year: 1 2011_12
  2. 2. Tutor: Harry Arnold Learning OutcomesOutcome 1 Understand how time can be managed and know why timemanagement is importantThe learner can:1. describe the importance of time management and list 3 potential consequences of poortimemanagement2. describe the techniques that are available to manage time.Outcome 2 Be able to plan their own work actively with some autonomyThe learner can:1. Plan a piece of work or learning that will involve some time management and show howtheywill manage their time effectively2. Review their progress against suitable milestones they have identified3. Recognise when support is needed and describe how they can work with an appropriateperson to review their time management.
  3. 3. 1.1Describe the importance of time management. list 3 potential consequences of poor timemanagement • Keeps you on track with goals and the time allocated for them. By keeping a schedule you know what you should be doing and when. • Helps you prioritize work and tackle the harder tasks first, whilst leaving the easier less time consuming tasks till last. • Get more work done in less time, by keeping to schedule and not messing about figuring out what you need to do. • Keeps you from getting angry at the jobs you have to do, and thinking there not enough time. • More quality work, when you have planned your time you are able to focus on the task at hand and not worry about any of the others, This allows for more concentration and overall better work. • Forces you to do thing you do not like, For example if you plan to do a task you do not want to do in a specific time space, it almost forces you to do it, as you have not planned to do anything else in that time space. • Makes sure you deliver what is promised, if you have not planned your time correctly or effectively, you could easily fall behind schedule and fail to deliver the completed project on time. • Time is limited; Time is always moving forward, if you waste time or not use it effectively, you cannot get it back. • Help discipline ourselves. Without a plan for the day, It Can become quite difficult to discipline yourself and get tasks done, as it become easy to forget how limited your time or resources can be.List 3 potential consequences of poor time 1. Lesser quality work from being overwhelmed with work and not spending enough time on each subject. 2. Do not meet deadlines from not working effectively enough. 3. Leaving the harder things till last can mean you do not have enough time to complete the tasks
  4. 4. 1.2 Research and describe the techniques that are available to manage time. 1. Milestones are a primitive but yet effective form of time management. With milestone you can make decisions on what milestone you want to be at and when. 2. ‘ABC Analysis’ would be prioritising tasks as urgent and important, important and not important. With this method you can see clearly what needs to be done, and you can focus on the more pressing tasks. 3. A task list is a more common form of time management, with this you can give yourself a list of what to do, and slowly work through the list during the day. Although effective, this method can prove difficult to some people who do not have much self discipline, for example leaving the harder or undesirable tasks till last and not having enough time to compete them. 4. ‘The Pomodoro Technique’ This method require a lot of self discipline but has proved effective. This technique consist of 5 steps • Decide on the task to be done. • Set the ‘pomodoro’ (Timer) to 25 minutes. • Work until the timer rings. • Take a short break (5 minutes). • Every 4 ‘pomodoro’ take a longer break (15-20 minutes). 5. Project lifecycle. When working in a team it is important to put people to work with their strong points, to get though any project it is important to follow these steps. • Initiation • Planning • Execution • Closure
  5. 5. 2.1 Plan a piece of work or learning that will involve some time management and show howyou will manage your time effectively to ensure this is completed.Task/work /learning Potential barriers Time managements skills to be incorporated toto be planned ensure successful outcome Missing lessons If A lesson is missed, I should use my own timeAssignment HA4 – to catch up on what I have missed, and toThe SIMS College complete the tasks that I should haveConcept Art completed in the lesson time. Work assigned from Task list on blog with posts to be completed other tutors and work through each task at a rate of one task/blog post per lesson. Do not understand Carry out an skills audit and consult the the assigned work relevant tutors. Workload/Fatigue Negotiate a reduction in working hours; spread from part-time work the work throughout the week, or on weekends. or carrying Prioritise sleep. responsibilities2.2. Review Your progress against suitable milestones identified aboveTracking my weekly progress on blog against my plan, keeping my tutors updated on my workand assignments. Weekly re-assessing of my progress and updating schedule and productionlog.
  6. 6. 2.3. Please list people at college or work who can assist you with managing your time / timemanagement skills • Subject tutors • Personal tutors • Learning mentors • Programme leaders • Study support tutors2.3 continued ...........Recognise when support is needed and describe how you can work withan appropriate person to review your time managementOne to one reviews with my subject tutor help me to identify any outstanding work, or any improvementthat could be made to my work. Planning my time appropriately with my personal tutor would help me toplan more effectively. One to one assessment with study support tutor to discuss and put in place asupport plan if necessary. Unit Checklist Outcome I have completed this section of my booklet Signature. 1 2When you have completed this booklet, ensure it is stored in your file as it isevidence of you completing this element of your qualification.

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