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Time Management for Busy Devs and Ops

Tom Limoncelli (StackOverflow.com)
Culture & Organizational Change
Nassau
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THIS TUTORIAL HAS REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS LISTED BELOW

Devs and Ops engineers have a time management problem. There are too many projects, interruptions, and distractions. We forget stuff. Tom will present techniques for zapping interruptions so you have more time for projects, prioritization techniques so the projects you do work on have the most impact, plus the easiest, most effective way to juggle all your tasks without dropping any.

Topics covered:

  • Why is Time Management different for Devs and Ops?
  • Prioritization Strategies
  • Organizing your team’s work (cross-coverage and Kanban)
  • Personal Time/Task Management (todo lists, scheduling work, prioritization)

By the end of the class you will be able to:

  • Schedule your work, end the chaotic mess we get into
  • Focus on top priorities, not interruptions and distractions
  • Control the hours you work, end the crazy 80-hour work week

TUTORIAL REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATTENDEES

Audience should already be working in a technical capacity.

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Tom Limoncelli

StackOverflow.com

Tom is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and system administrator. His best known books include Time Management for System Administrators (OReilly) and The Practice of System and Network Administration (Addison-Wesley). In 2005 he received the SAGE Outstanding Achievement Award. He works in New York City at Stack Exchange, home of ServerFault.com and StackOverflow.com. Previously he’s worked at small and large companies including Google, Bell Labs / Lucent, AT&T. He blogs at EverythingSysadmin.com. His new book, “The Practice of Cloud Administration” is due out in September 2014.