Author and Microsoft program manager J.D. Meier offers this free time-management training course that will help you learn a new skill or build better habits through 30-day “improvement sprints”. The productivity method is based on the Agile software development method, but everyone can use it to stay on track while trying to make a significant change.
Meier offers a 30-day plan to get you started. Each day you’ll work on things like mapping out what’s most important or creating your best work environment.
Even parents can learn a thing or two from Agile development.
As Googler Matt Cutts advises on TED, try something new for 30 days. How to be better at managing your time and learning is a great place to start.