E401: Ask Coach – Is Your Estimated Productivity Right?

Manage your projects closely yo make sure production matches your estimate.


  1. Establish benchmarks
    1. Look at estimating guides (just for a start)
    2. Compare to your experience and actual production
    3. Use your gut
  2. Make adjustments
    1. Job specific adjustments
    2. Seasonal effects on production
    3. The effects of your personnel
    4. Use historical feedback
  3. Tracking, monitoring and adjusting
    1. It could be said that your estimate is right if you got the job
      1. Now it’s time to hit the numbers
    2. Develop tracking systems for key metrics to make sure you hit the numbers
    3. Make adjustments to productivity and cost
      1. The bottom line is to finish the project at or below estimated cost

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