Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects. Time tracking tools, schedules for each project. Iteration, keeping record of your design process.

Example: Build A Bot Project for Typography 4

The main objective of the project is to develop a concept and materialize it through a designed poster, brochure, website, and a booklet specific to the conference. The Built by Bots conference provides a platform for researchers who specialize in the foundations of robotics, robotics applications, artificial intelligence, autonomy, and analysis of robotic systems and automation.

We had to create a blog to document our process work for this project. I chose to create a site using Adobe’s Portfolio. There, I kept a record of my design process. I uploaded images of sketches/thumbnails and the like. The time tracking tools I’ve used are my handy-dandy daily planner and a wall calendar that’s hung up in my room.
Take responsibility for one’s own actions, decisions, and consequences.
Example: working as front desk at a hotel

When I was working at a hotel, a guest came up to the desk to check-in and after my spiel about
breakfast hours and what not, I gave her a key card and off she went to her room. Not even five minutes passed by and she went back to the front desk with a burrowed frow. She did not look pleased at all. She stated someone was in her room.

That’s when I realized my mistake.

I forgot to change someone’s room in the computer.
Earlier that day of my shift someone requested to be moved to another room because they felt the bed to be too soft for their back. Immediately after, there was a group of people who were also checking in. Me getting overwhelmed because I didn’t want anyone to get flustered on how long they’ve been waiting to check-in forgot to write a note on that guest’s file and change their room number on the system, and so the rest was history.

I sincerely apologized to the guest and explained my mistake, and thankfully, she seemed to have empathized with me and told me it’s okay as she was just getting ready to go inside but felt bad for the guest inside the room. I felt cruddy inside I could just disappear in that moment. I apologized again, and gave her a new key card and remembered to input the right details in the computer system now.

I mustered up all the courage I had and called up to the guest’s room that had been disturbed and apologized. Surprisingly, the guest was not mad at all. I had to make a note of what happened in this guest’s file and the other guest. And even though I didn’t want to, I made a report of this incident in my end-of-day shift email to all the front desk employees, manager, and supervisors. My manager assured me this wasn’t the first time it had happened, but it was definitely a learning experience for me.