In this video, Dave Crenshaw gives tips that focus on the time management aspect of project management. Learn how to prioritize the big picture, map out all your tasks, communicate more frequently with other teams, and creating systems to increase efficiency.
- On a personal level,…time management is fairly straightforward.…Tasks line up,…you schedule time to complete them, and you repeat.…If you just have one project…that you're working on at any given time,…the rules are essentially the same.…However, if you're a manager with responsibility…for multiple, simultaneous projects,…then time management takes on…a whole new level of complexity.…We need to adapt.…For detailed training in project management,…there are a variety of valuable courses here in the library.…
In this video, I'll cover tips that are focused…on the time management aspect of project management.…Tip one, prioritize the big picture.…Priority is a function of time…and that means we need to establish a priority in advance…based upon due dates, based upon the calendar.…Let's say that we have three different projects…that we're being asked to complete.…This means we need to have a conversation…with our supervisors…and ask what is the expected deadline for each.…
Also, I recommend asking,…"When is the absolute latest that this needs to get done?"…
In this course, best-selling author Dave Crenshaw offers managers at all levels practical strategies for efficient time management. Dave covers time management best practices for managing people, including delegating tasks, managing expectations, and establishing productive one-on-one meetings. He also provides helpful tips for managing projects, including how to coordinate multiple projects, allocate scarce resources, hold a team accountable to deadlines, and communicate deadline changes when necessary. Additionally, Dave covers how to manage priorities, including using your calendar as a prioritization tool, keeping your meetings action-focused, and shifting priorities when the need arises.
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- Identify how to delegate tasks effectively.
- Develop a training mindset.
- Discover how to manage expectations.
- Plan multiple long-term projects.
- Discover how to communicate changes to avoid delays.
- Determine how to prioritize time between meetings and work.
- Demonstrate how to manage your calendar efficiently.
- Identify the correct balance between work and fun.
- Determine how to hold others accountable to deadlines.
- Organize meetings and keep them action-focused.