Time Management is the act or process of exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase efficiency or productivity. Time management may be aided by a range of skills, tools, and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects and goals. This set encompasses a wide scope of activities, and these include planning, allocating, setting goals, delegation, analysis of time spent, monitoring, organizing, scheduling, and prioritizing. [1]

Time management initially referred to just business or work activities, but eventually the term broadened to include personal activities as well. A time management system is a designed combination of processes, tools, techniques, and methods. Usually time management is a necessity in any project development as it determines the project completion time and scope. [1]

A list of tasks that could be used to improve time management:

  • List all the tasks that have to be done
  • Prioritize these tasks on level of importance
  • Identify resources to help you
  • Block specific time to accomplish your highest priority tasks
  • Low priority tasks are time wasters and should be avoided

Updated: 7/16/2017

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