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Managing Your Interrupt Rate as a Tech Lead

Get control of your schedule and reduce distractions to get more work done.

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    “I've helped numerous clients to take back control of their schedule by using the techniques in this e-book. I'm certain you'll find it well worth the read.”

    Nicholas C. Zakas


    What you'll learn:

    1. Why you're getting so many interruptions
    2. How you might accidentally be encouraging interruptions throughout the day
    3. How to change the behavior of your colleagues to avoid interruptions
    4. How to manage your calendar using time blocking
    5. How office hours can help free up your time to focus


    Nicholas C. Zakas has over twenty years of experience in the tech industry. He's been an architect at Yahoo and Box, and has been the tech lead on multiple teams ranging in size from three to 20 people. Nicholas is currently a coach who works with tech leads and staff+ engineers to be more productive.

    What is it all about?

    Being a tech lead is a challenging job because you typically have deliverables of your own while you're also responsible for helping others on your team. Those two roles are often in conflict with each other as you're constantly getting interrupted and have trouble completing your own work.

    In this book, you'll learn multiple techniques for reducing interruptions so you can finish your work. You'll do this by encouraging your team to work more on their own and better managing your time to ensure you're available when people need you while having plenty of time to do your own work.