As researchers, we have numerous simultaneous responsibilities — classes, teaching, research, personal life, etc. We have to make a conscious effort to organize these responsibilities and make the best of our time to get things done in the most effective and stress-free way. Below are a few resources that I think would be helpful to students.
Project Management — Getting Things Done
I follow (and advise students to follow) David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” system for project and time management. Below are a link to David Allen’s book describing the GTD system and various links to software and other materials that will help you set up your system.
- Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen [Audiobook] [Buy book] (Audiobook available for download only on campus or using VPN.)
- LifeHacker GTD references
- Cross-platform GTD software
- A complete list of 100+ GTD resources
Randy Pausch has a famous lecture on time management that you can see below.