Re: how do you manage your project list

From: Oscar Ofiana <>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 11:28:09 +1100
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Hi Jeff,

Have you checked out Randy Pausch's Time Management lecture? Some of the ideas presented in it can be a little too detailed and time-consuming, but the most helpful idea I picked up on was making the TODO quadrant, where you seperate and prioritize tasks into:

1 - Urgent and important
2 - Important but not urgent
3 - Urgent, not important
4 - Not urgent, not important.

Just having this grid on a post-it or on a pin-up board by my monitor really helped to provide a general map of my tasks and what/when it needed to be done.


On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 11:07 AM, Jeff C <> wrote:

> Fellow DBA's,
> How do you manage your work load? I am not taking database work load but
> your project list. I don't know about you but I have my projects that I
> need to get done but I also constantly get interrupted by other developers
> asking questions, needing help with a query performance, or they mention
> some data they need from another database and I have to decided what is the
> best way to approach it. I rarely get my projects worked on.
> Do you have some system or tool you use to keep your head straight? I
> used to be the multitasker master but after 10 years and the growth of our
> environment, that is not easy anymore.
> Looking for any tips anybody might have.
> Thank you

Received on Thu Dec 04 2014 - 01:28:09 CET

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