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Introduction to Time Management for System Administrators
If you agree with any of these statements, this class is for you:
- I don't have enough time to get all my work done.
- As a sysadmin, I can't schedule, prioritize, or plan my work.
- I'm spending all my time mopping the floor; I don't have time to fix the leaking pipe.
- My boss says I don't work hard enough, but I'm always working my ____ off!
Sysadmins and developers who need more time in their day, who have problems getting projects done because of constant interruptions, or who want more control over their time and the ability to schedule work instead of working at the whim of their users.
The skills you need to get more done in less time.
- Why typical "time management" books don't work for sysadmins
- What makes "to-do" lists fail, and how to make them work
- How to eliminate "I forgot" from your vocabulary
- Managing interruptions
- Preventing them from getting to you
- Managing the ones you get
- Sharing the load with co-workers
- To-do lists
- Achieving perfect follow-through
- The Cycle System for recording and processing to-do lists
- Prioritization techniques
- Scheduling your work (for a sysadmin? really?)
- Task grouping: Batching, sharding, and multitasking
- Handling the most difficult days
- The day before a vacation
- The day a big outage disrupts your perfectly planned day