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

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Chapter 8. Setting and Meeting Deadlines

Note to Trainer:

In this chapter/module, you and your attendees will explore the concept of a deadline as well as better ways to set and meet deadlines, so IT professionals can be more efficient and less frenzied.

This chapter/module on deadlines will cover the following topics:

  • Why do so many people dread deadlines?
  • Changing attitudes toward deadlines
  • Deadlines as a useful time management tool
  • Guidelines for how to set realistic deadlines
  • Project management basics
  • Working with a project manager—is this something you should be delegating? If so, to whom?
  • Strategies if you agreed to an unrealistically quick deadline.
  • How to handle the realization that you can't make your deadline
  • If you and your staff practice effective ...

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