Re: how do you manage your project list

From: Patrice sur GMail <>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 22:02:51 -0400
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it's hard. Monday this week I managed to go through a whole day without ever starting Outlook, to avoid e-mails so I could work on a migration project.

I sometimes think I should just come to work very late in the day and stay through most of the evening instead of work at the same time as everyone else.

I liked this article, I thought it was bang on

On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 8:28 PM, Oscar Ofiana <> wrote:

> 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.
> Hth,
> Oscar
> 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


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