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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Plan Your Time

For any long-term goals, do something each week that contributes to the goal. Use the principles of scope definition to decompose large objectives into smaller parts using a work breakdown structure.

First, schedule all the highest priority “A” items into your calendar. Then schedule as many “B” priority items as will fit, but plan for the unexpected by not packing every minute of each day. Plan to work on “C” priority items only when you have completed all higher priority work.

Review your plans for the next day as your final daily task. Adjust your schedule to include any unfinished items. Cross off all the items you have finished, noting the completion date. Use schedule control to manage your time.

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