Tag Archive: scheduling

Mar 22

E678: Tracking Your Project Schedule

Project schedules are great tools when used properly.

Sep 21

E548: Realistic Schedule Logic

Create schedules that are used as tools, not as placemats.   An effective schedule must be realistic There is a lot that goes into a realistic schedule Too much for a single Coachcast – today we are focusing on the logic The logic is the sequencing and the coordination portion of the schedule When creating …

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Jul 27

E508: The Importance Of Accurate Scheduling

Poor schedule development and management causes problems on the project.   The project schedule is the roadmap Tells everyone the who, what, when and where on the project Organizes the team We would get lost with outdated maps Failures occur when schedules are not accurate Manpower is misallocated and wasted Materials and equipment are not available …

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Jul 25

E506: Ask Coach – Dealing With Delays

If you are having scheduling issues deal with them head on.   Q: The Prime Contractor is giving me a hard time about delaying the project. It’s not all my fault. How should I handle this. A: Protect yourself at all times. Give notice when anything is delaying your progress, no matter how minor it …

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Mar 16

E413: Managing The Schedule In The Field

Good communication is key to managing a project schedule in the field.   Going from planning to execution Gantt charts provide a high-level view of the schedule Lack the details needed for proper field coordination Make the connection and keep you projects on schedule The troubles we encounter with typical Gantt chart schedules in the …

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Mar 09

E408: Work Sequencing And Trade Stacking

Whan work sequencing fails we all lose. But, who’s to blame?   When work sequencing fails Too many people in one area – too many cooks spoil the stew Multiple mobilization Lost production and further schedule slippage Fix the problems not the symptoms – the root causes of most fails Improper scheduling – no input …

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Feb 23

E136: Time Is Money

“Maximize your project schedule to maximize labor efficiency and profits.” Let’s look at how we schedule projects for maximum productivity.

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Sep 25

Episode 29 3 Week Look Ahead

In today’s episode we review one of my favorite tools for managing a project, the 3-Week Look Ahead Schedule.  This simple tool can help you keep your projects running smooth and on schedule.  Best of all, it only takes a small amount of time to keep it up to date and accurate. 3Week Look Ahead …

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Sep 24

Episode 28 Project Schedules

Today we review the importance of having a project schedule and get into the basics of creating an accurate schedule for your projects.

Sep 23

Episode 27 Estimating Schedules

In today’s episode we review the importance of maintaining a company resource schedule and comparing that to our estimating efforts to be sure we are bidding on the right projects at the right time.