Do you use Timeboxing to avoid wasted time?
  v2.0 Posted at 21/04/2014 1:36 PM by Lu Zhang
​Sometimes you can set a task or be given work that ends up taking much longer than expected. Timeboxing sets a time limit to a task, after which you must stop and move on.


​Timeboxing allows you to give more context to a task by showing how much time (and therefore money) you are willing to spend. This typically applies to:

  • "Nice to Haves" - If it takes too long, don't worry about it.
  • Risky tasks - I'm not sure this will even work, if you can't figure it out, don't worry about it.
  • Unknowns - This could take 2 minutes or 2 days. If it takes too long don't worry about it.



Timeboxed (1hr)
Do not spend more than the time allocated on this task.

Figure: Good Example. A timeboxing of one hour.


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