PluralSight Time Management

Notes from PluralSight Time Management Course.

Principles & Techniques for Effective Time Management

Four Quadrants

From The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Four Quadrants By Davidjcmorris - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

** Focus on Quadrant 2 - use whiteboard for non-urgent, important tasks.

Kolbe A Index -  what role can have in team and be more effective

P/PC Balance - production / production capability - measurement of how effective one is with time

Pareto principle - what things bring the most results?

Have learning book in bathroom !action

Goal Setting 6 Step Formula

  1. What do you want to achieve?
  2. What are you willing to give?
  3. Set an exact date.
  4. Have a clear plan.
  5. Put it in writing
  6. Read it aloud twice a day.

End of day GRP report (Goals Results Problems) !action

Batch tasks that take less than two minute together.

Cleaning up workspace

Decision making - not a one time event, but a process

  1. Prepare (research)
  2. Decide
  3. Communicate w/ stack holders
  4. Execute
  5. Measure


Must be aware of common ones, including:

  1. Recency
  2. Sunk cost
  3. Look for data that supports our view
  4. Think we are better at decision making than others


  1. Purpose - why?
  2. People - who?
  3. Format - what?

Management of self

** Reality Map - All lasting constructive change in human behavior starts on the inside with a changed imaged of reality.