Robert Green: To Prioritize Your Workload Effectively, Analyze Change and Need
CAD Manager Column: To Prioritize Your Workload Effectively, Analyze Change and Need
Another excellent CAD Management article by Robert Green, owner of www.greenconsulting.com.
"The degree of change and frequency of need are both important factors in determining which tasks you should be tackling at work.
One question I’ve been asked repeatedly by CAD managers goes something like this: “With all the stuff going on every day, how do I know what I should be working on?” Another statement I hear often is, “It seems like I just fight fires all day and never really get anything done.” The common thread is that these exasperated parties don’t how to forecast their workload properly — in essence, they don’t know what to work on at any given time.
By creating your own radar chart, you’ll come to understand what you do, how often you do it, and how complex it all is."
Topics included in Part 1:
- To Understand Your Workload, First Understand Your Work Better
- Rely on Radar Charts
- Sum the Numbers
- Software Updates, Training and Standardization
- User Software/Hardware Support
- Project Management
- Summing Up - For Now
Topics included in Part 2:
- Summing Your Numbers
- Software Updates and IT Issues
- Updating Standards
- Training and Intense Support
- The Unified Task Theory
- Summing Up