Time management implies the use of tools, skills, and techniques in order to manage time when trying to accomplish certain goals, projects or tasks. If you want to become an effective manager, you should know how to manage time by scheduling tasks, controlling the timelines of the projects, etc. Here are some of the steps to project time management that will help you manage your time as well as that of the others.
Define the activities
The first thing that you would need to while planning your project is define the milestones, tasks, and the other activities that are required to complete your project. Begin by giving a basic definition of each of these activities. You could even use a Gantt chart in order to outline the entire project quickly. At this point, you should not worry about dates, etc. but rather concentrate on getting the tasks done within a certain timeframe. Instead of considering the other factors, you should consider how much time it would take to get each of the tasks done.
Sequence the activities
You can begin putting the activities in order once you have defined the activities that you would like to get done. Order the different activities in such a way that it makes sense not only to you but also to everyone in your team. Once this is done, add dependencies to each of the tasks. For instance, if you are planning on building a website, it should have a design before one can begin developing it. Designing a website is a prerequisite to any other activity that is related to website development.
Estimate activity resources
This may be one of the most challenging of steps to be taken in order to manage time. However, you would need to find out whether you truly have the resources in order to get the tasks done.