Time Management — for Engineering Managers

Alberto Cubeddu
6 min readOct 8, 2022

Introduction

We live in a busy world where we get inundated by information, our schedule is always "busy", and everything must be finalised for "yesterday".

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Do you feel in the same situation? Welcome to the century of free information, where you can decide to be more thoughtful and utilise the technology in your favour or be lazy and be entertained by countless hours in front of your device.

Time is money; Therefore why are you wasting it?

Suppose you're doing the same task repeatedly, or you're the only one knowing about it!

I can assure you that you're not only spending your time the wrong way but also blocking others from becoming more effective. Not delegating enough and not promoting the learning culture are big red flags.

What's Time Management?

Time Management is one soft skill that will allow you to maximise your results more efficiently and drive you to accomplish significant challenges the moment you master it!

Everything has a time and a space in life. You need to understand how to Balance Your Most Important Resources: People, Time and Money

What's the opposite of time management? It's wasting time! Before you begin your journey, let's see what obstacles you will encounter, identify them, and ensure you have a winning tactic for defeating them.

Let me introduce you to the Villans.

To succeed in a competition, you need to know your rivals: How do they think, what are their specialities, and how can you counter-attack them?

The villains you're about to discover are living inside your mind! Luckily, they are far easier to defeat than you think!

Digital deluge

As Software Developers / Engineers, we always need to stay up-to-date, and it is a challenging task! The amount of information that our brain needs to receive is constantly growing:

Amazon engineers deploy code every 11.7 seconds. A major javascript library is…

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Alberto Cubeddu

Leadership || Management || Innovation - Technology Director & Former Head Of Engineering