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

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Using a to-do list to prioritize goals

To do lists are one of the best ways to make sure that you're attending to the goals that you have to deal with. You will decide how detailed your to-do list will be and if your to-do list will be a broader listing of your goals or something more detailed that what fall into the Project management basics section that will be discussed in Chapter 8, Setting and Meeting Deadlines.

If you make a to-do list of specific tasks, always make sure that you try to estimate how long something will take. You may also want to write down any far off or interim deadlines that you need to be concerned about.

One of the ways that you'll diminish the value of a to-do list is if you allow yourself to go on to other tasks or things ...

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