Do you have a project you want to start? What is the time schedule to complete this project? If you keep your project moving along with the time you’ve scheduled then you will finish your project on time – and that could lead to profit.
I will continue with my nine-blog session on Project Management. I will expand on each management segment of my past blog on Project Management.
Time Management – create a time schedule to follow to completion. You can schedule your planning and tracking with tools such as a Gantt chart (shown below). This program will not only keep your schedules on track, but will alert you when the project has strayed off schedule.
With some projects, you may want a simple program. You may only need a piece of paper, pencil and colored markers. If you have a complex project, you need a more complex program. This Gantt program may take time to learn. But the learning curve may be worth it if you have other complex projects waiting. Use these tools. If you don’t you may wish you had farther down your project.
Time seems to always make fools of us. For your project to remain on schedule you will need to be dedicated and focused. A good time schedule will show where you‘re at in the project. But your schedule will show you what lies ahead. If you drift in your time management and finish your project late you may lose profits and create frustration.
Do you have your schedule set for your project? Did you give extra time for any possible mishaps or rest times? Or if your project needs a quick finish, are you ready to stay in your time allotments? Be honest, be prepared and most of all stay committed to your project time schedule.
Time Project Management Check List
1) Plan the time you need to complete the project – you may decide to leave extra time for unplanned mishaps
2) Create a chart that will show all the stages of the project – Make your own Gantt chart
3) Review the time chart regularly during the project process – keep current with your time chart so you schedule will not stray
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