Nearly every company I’ve worked with since becoming a web professional six years ago has lacked an efficient way to decide which things to do first. Put 10 people into a room for an hour, and they’ll surely come up with a wish list a mile long. A few years ago I was VP of Web development for an online retailer.
Timeboxing is a simple time management technique I use often. I first learned about it in software development terms. Let’s say you have a fixed deadline for a new product you need to release, such as an annual upgrade to software for calculating income taxes.
Published on MacDevCenter ( http://www.macdevcenter.com/ ) See this if you're having trouble printing code examples by Giles Turnbull 03/08/2005 I'd like to tell you about my new PDA. I'm a journalist and a dad. I frequently need to make rapid notes and reminders of important tasks, dates, phone numbers, or URLs. I often get inspiration for new articles when I'm away from my computer, so I need to record those ideas, too.
I found that the diagram that GTD is not quite what I need to process things quickly and easily. So I though out what I needed to do with all my stuff. I formalized it into this flowchart. I also incorporated a few other ideas as well: The "Is it important?" box came from Covey's (not)Important/(not)Urgent matrix.
“Consistency, thou art a jewel.” —popular saying “Consistency, from Sciral, does one thing and does it well.
By Randy Pausch, for the Building Virtual Worlds course at Carnegie Mellon, Spring 1998 Meet people properly . It all starts with the introduction. Then, exchange contact information, and make sure you know how to pronounce everyone’s names. Exchange phone #s, and find out what hours are acceptable to call during. Find things you have in common .