Scheduling & Time Management Techniques Course


Scheduling and time management skills are essential for professional success in any workplace. Those able to successfully implement effective time management techniques and excellent scheduling strategies will improve their productivity, meet their key performance indicators and will be an asset to their organisation.

The scheduling & time management techniques course equips individuals with skills to effectively organize, plan and execute their business functions at a high level.

Completing this course will help in:

Who is the course for?

The Course is designed for managers involved in the leadership and management of teams and focuses on translating strategic intent into effective daily action. Competence against this standard will ensure that teams are effectively managed and that managers can translate strategy into action.

Training Outcomes

  • The importance of scheduling in business is explained with examples.

  • A schedule development process is explained per established business practices.

  • The advantages and implications of task completion within the shortest possible time and at a specified due date are explained with examples.

  • The importance and function of task scheduling are explained with examples.

  • Business activities are defined and identified in terms of their importance for the business and the time each takes to complete.

  • Business activities are prioritised within the objectives and scope of own.

  • Predecessor/successor relationships within business activities are identified and distinguished as either mandatory or discretionary.

  • Basic procedures and networks are developed and documented for own business.

  • Time duration estimates are sourced from responsible individuals and indicated on the tasks scheduled.

  • Realistic deadlines or time frames are set for each procedure/process.

  • Procedures and times required to complete procedures/tasks are relayed to individuals to ensure all know what is expected.

  • Possible interruptions to procedures/processes/tasks are identified and strategies are developed to deal with each to minimise their effect.

  • Interruptions are dealt with assertively yet appropriately according to identified strategy and/or business procedure.

  • Activity lists are updated to contain relevant data.

  • The shortest time to complete business tasks is determined for a specific business venture.

  • Resources required for business activities are identified and documented per activity.

  • The Start and finish dates of process/projects are indicated according to requirements and duration.

  • Non-critical activities are identified and scheduled according to business requirements.

  • Office systems, diaries, screening and schedules are developed for own business.x`

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