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Time Management for the
 Productivity Challenged
     Presented by Phillip Smith,
       Community Bandwidth
    www.commu...
Why would
anyone trust
  this guy?
So why do we do this work?
What is it that work gives to us?
How can we give back to our work?
Integrity
Comittment




             Purpose
Us.
Stewardship
Earth again
Time
Back to that Web 2.0 plan…
Time management vs.
 Project management
Time
Scope




        Cost
The Iron Triangle
Time
Scope




        Cost
Time management is a pillar
     of project success
Unsuccessful projects
“Work is killing me!”
Successful projects
“I love my job.”
The Fallacy of Time
75 years
365 days
52 weeks
Invest it wisely
80/20 rule
effectiveness vs.
    efficiency
Less is more
Forgiveness vs.
  permission
And… all your teachers?
  They were wrong.
Why 9-5?
“ The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  became law in 1938. Administered by
  the Department of Labor, the Act set a
  min...
We use what we have available
A case for leaving things
     to the last minute
(at least some of the time.)
Learning to let go
Multitasking vs.
 Monogamy
Inbox sanity.
Respond to e-mail once or
      twice a day
The end of
(unecessary)
  meetings
It’s your job to train those
       around you to be
    effective and efficient
Finding flow
Use your natural rhythms
Group similar activities
Eliminate distractions
the Three Evils
Confess your sins!
Work & Play
the end.
Time Management for the  Productivity Challenged
Time Management for the  Productivity Challenged
Time Management for the  Productivity Challenged
Time Management for the  Productivity Challenged
Time Management for the  Productivity Challenged
Time Management for the  Productivity Challenged
Time Management for the  Productivity Challenged
Time Management for the  Productivity Challenged
Time Management for the  Productivity Challenged
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Delivered to the Social Tech Training 2008 participants in Toronto, June 2008.

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Time Management for the Productivity Challenged

  1. 1. Time Management for the Productivity Challenged Presented by Phillip Smith, Community Bandwidth www.communitybandwidth.ca
  2. 2. Why would anyone trust this guy?
  3. 3. So why do we do this work?
  4. 4. What is it that work gives to us?
  5. 5. How can we give back to our work?
  6. 6. Integrity Comittment Purpose
  7. 7. Us.
  8. 8. Stewardship
  9. 9. Earth again
  10. 10. Time
  11. 11. Back to that Web 2.0 plan…
  12. 12. Time management vs. Project management
  13. 13. Time Scope Cost
  14. 14. The Iron Triangle
  15. 15. Time Scope Cost
  16. 16. Time management is a pillar of project success
  17. 17. Unsuccessful projects
  18. 18. “Work is killing me!”
  19. 19. Successful projects
  20. 20. “I love my job.”
  21. 21. The Fallacy of Time
  22. 22. 75 years
  23. 23. 365 days
  24. 24. 52 weeks
  25. 25. Invest it wisely
  26. 26. 80/20 rule
  27. 27. effectiveness vs. efficiency
  28. 28. Less is more
  29. 29. Forgiveness vs. permission
  30. 30. And… all your teachers? They were wrong.
  31. 31. Why 9-5?
  32. 32. “ The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) became law in 1938. Administered by the Department of Labor, the Act set a minimum wage of 25 cents per hour and a maximum workweek of 40 hours”
  33. 33. We use what we have available
  34. 34. A case for leaving things to the last minute (at least some of the time.)
  35. 35. Learning to let go
  36. 36. Multitasking vs. Monogamy
  37. 37. Inbox sanity.
  38. 38. Respond to e-mail once or twice a day
  39. 39. The end of (unecessary) meetings
  40. 40. It’s your job to train those around you to be effective and efficient
  41. 41. Finding flow
  42. 42. Use your natural rhythms
  43. 43. Group similar activities
  44. 44. Eliminate distractions
  45. 45. the Three Evils
  46. 46. Confess your sins!
  47. 47. Work & Play
  48. 48. the end.

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