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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 43. How you’re wasting your time

We all do it. We all waste time. In fact, if we could learn to stop wasting time, by definition, we’d be as productive as possible. If you could maximize the hours of your day so that there was absolutely no time waste, you’d be operating at maximum capacity.

Unfortunately, you can’t squeeze every minute out of every day—that’s too unrealistic of a goal. But you can figure out the places you’re wasting the most time and eliminate them. If you can get rid of your one or two biggest time wasters you’ll be in pretty good shape. In this chapter, I’m going to help you identify some of the biggest time wasters in history, help you find your own, and give you some practical advice on eliminating them once and ...

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