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

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Poor planning

By planning, you have control over what you are going to do and when you are going to do it. Poor planning is the exact opposite: you fail to make effective plans and attend to your day, and your time each day, so instead you approach your day and your projects in a disorganized and unplanned way. Being prepared is the cornerstone of excellent planning. Poor planning means that you are unprepared and taken off guard by what others are expecting of you because you failed to do your homework in advance.

Possible causes

You just may have never learned the tools for more effectively planning so it could be a question of having fallen into some bad habits. Or you may find it hard to say "no" so you find yourself overcommitted and trying ...

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