“So much to do, so little time to do it” – this is a phrase that we tend to hear quite often in PM. “24 hours is no longer enough”; another phrase some project managers may have said at one point in time in their career.
The field of project management is quite a dynamic one; requiring the skillful management of financial, material and human resources. As a matter of fact, quite a number of project managers spend so much time micro-managing all facets of the project that they overlook the most important aspect of the project – their time.
Moving from the level of managing one project at a time to managing several projects concurrently is the ultimate testament to the efficiency and effectiveness of a project manager and can only be achieved if one has sufficiently mastered the skill of time management. The greatest managers are the ones who not only understand that time is a constraint that they will always be faced with but have developed techniques and systems for making the best use of their time. [Read more…]