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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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A definition of time

We all have a notion of what time is, from the concrete—seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years, and decades—to something more esoteric, "I'm having the time of my life," meaning you're enjoying yourself or, "Is that really worth your time?" meaning you're making the value judgment that time is equated with something that is worthwhile to do.

Those in the IT field, your workshop attendees, will probably agree that time is something that is key to how their value is measured by the companies they work for. The two basic measures for practically everyone in IT are:

  • How fast can you get something done?
  • How effectively and accurately can you do it?

Being fast—getting work done on time or in time or with plenty of time to spare ...

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