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10 time management tips for IT professionals

Rich Hein | Sept. 18, 2012
Time-management skills for most people are learned along the way, a necessary part of getting the job done.

Delegating is not a set-and-forget process, it requires thought and follow-through. Here are six helpful steps to take when delegating tasks and projects:

Know who your go-to people are. What are their strong/ weak points?

Set goals and let expectations be known.

Set checkpoints and deadlines

Let them know what resources are available to them.

Be available for questions. Stop by at checkpoints and see how the task is coming along

Allow a little more time than necessary. The amount of time it takes you to do a task is often different than someone who doesn't regularly do the same task.

Delegating is a daily part of IT management and core to better time management, offering a huge increase in your productivity.

Know Yourself

A large part of time management is about becoming aware of your behavior patterns. Once you become more aware of the things that get in the way of your productivity, you will find your own ways of dealing with them.

 

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