“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.
They recognize time-wasters for what they are, they understand the importance of prioritization and they also understand that their primary responsibilities as project managers are strategy and guidance. Every other function or role is more or less a supporting one.
To help you become more productive as a project manager, here is an infographic that might be helpful to you.
Infographic provided by nutcache.com