“I am too busy to plan!”
It seems like most IT professionals today are so busy keeping up with day-to-day tasks, not to mention myriad unexpected issues that arise; that project planning and time management often take a back seat. Besides, “planning” sounds like such an open-ended thing that is frequently deemed a waste of time and therefore gets lost in the shuffle.
On the contrary, a little proactive planning now could save a lot of time and stress in the future. And it does not have to eat up your day the same way a production issue will when the inevitable occurs. (more…)