How to Estimate the Time Needed to Complete Tasks

  • Author: Pam Green
  • Course time:
    12 minutes
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Category: Time Management
Series: Scheduling

The inability to accurately estimate how long a task will take us to complete is one of the top reasons people struggle to plan or schedule their time effectively. When there’s a misalignment between what we think we can accomplish and what we actually can accomplish in a set amount of time, we are unproductive and can become stagnant and disheartened.

In this micro course, learn how the planning fallacy may be impacting your schedule, followed by four techniques for more accurate time estimations. Finally, explore a few final questions to help you make sure that your time estimations account for unexpected delays.

  • Video time: 6 minutes
  • Additional Resources: Checklist of time-estimation techniques