CNST 361 ch2 - CNST 361 1-15-08 CHAPTER 2 - Why schedule?...

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CNST 361 1-15-08 CHAPTER 2 - Why schedule? Steven Covey, the author of the 7 habits series of books id’s a simple matrix which helps us to better understand how we spend our time. This matrix is useful in construction project work, as well as how we budget and spend our personal time Urgent Not urgent Important I. Spend most of our time. Fight Fires! II. Should spend most of our time. Not Important III. Need to control time spent in this box. Shift to II. IV. WASTED time. Another area where time can be saved. When we consider the need to have a plan associated with a project; any schedule (even a ‘poor’ schedule) is better than no schedule/ plan. Recall that a schedule is nothing more than a ‘list’. The simplest schedule may be nothing more than a list of the work which must be completed with no information pertaining to duration or relationships between the items on the list. Once we realize the benefit to creating and using a schedule to plan/ track/ monitor/ record the sequence of our project we can begin looking at ways to reduce the overall
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course CNST 361 taught by Professor Scigliano during the Winter '08 term at Eastern Michigan University.

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CNST 361 ch2 - CNST 361 1-15-08 CHAPTER 2 - Why schedule?...

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