1. Ivy Lee method
This method involves the daily planning of 6 tasks, in no case more, and performing them in the order of
importance. The method is simple and efficient and gives daily satisfaction of seeing your planned things
The Ivy Lee Method - Ivy Lee's priority task list: an efficient way to boost your productivity
2. POSEC method
The method name is an acronym for "Prioritize by Organizing, Streamlining, Economizing and Contributing".
basic idea of this method is to break down your main goals into minor goals and smaller tasks. Those will
accomplished one by one until the initial major goal is achieved. It also allows for keeping a good
POSEC Method - strategy for time management
3. The Eisenhower Matrix
It is based on categorizing and prioritizing tasks according to Importance, Urgency and the combination of
The matrix is the place where the tasks will be placed, each in the field related to its assigned
characteristics. Depending on this placement, certain measures will be taken regarding the task
Eisenhower Matrix or Decision Matrix -
a simple and efficient strategy to take action and organize your tasks
4. GTD (Getting Things Done)
David Allen's patented methodology focuses on freeing your mind so you can better focus on what you are
right now. This is done by recording planned tasks and projects externally and out of the mind. Subsequent
processing involves breaking the recorded tasks and projects into actionable work items and finding the
right solutions for them.
Getting things done (GTD), the action management system
5. Pomodoro technique
Applying it means that once you start working on a task, do that uninterrupted and focused for 25 minutes.
this time interval, a short pause is required, and after this process has been repeated 4 times, a longer
pause of 23-30 minutes can be taken.
The Pomodoro technique - when time management is fun and enjoyable
6. Autofocus by Mark Forster
A simple and efficient time management system that emphasizes getting stuff done instead of getting stuff
Very flexible, this system allows you to choose what you want to work on. And this certainly provides a
relaxed way of working
Autofocus - a simplified time management system
7. Agile Results
It applies the rule of 3 on various time intervals, to help you achieve both short- and long-term results.
Rule of 3, Monday Vision, Daily Outcomes, and Friday Reflection are patterns that give yourself a fresh
start each day and each week.
Agile results - achieving more by doing less
8. 4D System
The name is an acronym for Delete, Delegate, Defer, and Do. The efficiency of implementing this method is
enhanced by analyzing and revising the To-do list daily. It's a simple method that has proven effective
4D system for filtering tasks -
another simple yet effective time management method
9. Eat that Frog
The recognized method involves choosing the most important task and performing it first thing in the
Therefore, the recommendation is to consider work on it single-mindedly until it’s complete.
Eat that frog to beat procrastination and accomplish more
10. 168 Hours
From the start, the name of "168 hours" of Laura Vanderkam method makes us aware of the time available in a
week. Being aware of it, with a bit of reorganization and prioritization, we can spend more time doing
exactly what we want, without making sacrifices for it.
168 hours each week. Track and enjoy each hour
11. Do it tomorrow
Or Get everything done and still have time to play by Mark Forster. A new approach to time management that
starts with your list of commitments organized by Categories and Projects turned into a checklist. The way
of working is in time bursts.
Do it tomorrow, a new approach of time management
12. Kanban Method
brings transparency to the whole work process by displaying on a board every single one of your tasks. None
gets lost, all gets done. A visual process that brings order to chaotic work processes.
Kanban - the visual scheduling system