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Last updated on 11/28/19

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Evaluated skills

  • Make pragmatic decisions and organise yourself and your work more efficiently
  • Question 1

    When planning a schedule in your diary, how long should you allow for:

    • a task which is familiar to you and would normally take one hour?
    • a task which is unfamiliar to you and you estimate it may take two hours?
    • 1 hour and 2 hours

    • 1.5 hours and 3 hours

    • 1 hour and 4 hours

    • 1.5 hours and 5 hours

  • Question 2

    What tools could you use to make the organisation of your work more manageable?

    Careful, there are several correct answers.
    • Write everything down that relates to the task on a piece of paper, but find it is not visually accessible for you or the client.

    • Use a task file to design your workload so that you and your client can easily access a rational schedule over time.

    • Use an organisation task chart (WBS) to visually include human and technical resource management.

    • Create a to-do list using an on or off-line tool.

  • Question 3

    How should you get on top of a backlog of work?

    Careful, there are several correct answers.
    • By getting the interesting things done first, as you have more energy to devote to them, leaving the more difficult tasks.

    • Do the more mundane tasks a little at a time, when you have a spare moment.

    • Identify what kind of tasks are in the backlog, consider why they occurred and prioritise them for action.

    • Review how you might deal with problems differently in the future.