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Subject:Re: Time Sheets From:JGREY <JGREY -at- MADE2MANAGE -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 24 Aug 1998 08:15:02 -0500
I require my staff to submit time reports. At the beginning of a
project, each writer estimates the time it will take to complete his or
her portions of the project. Then, every week, each writer submits for
each project element the hours worked, hours they estimate remain, and
percent complete. I use this information to report to my superiors
whether we're on track. If we're not on track, I can then either
reestimate completion dates or alter the project, as required.
I ask my staff to figure such things as creative process, days where the
words just won't come, and so on, into their estimates. Also, I'm sure
you've found in your work that sometimes a door that looks like it will
open into a closet actually opens into a ballroom. I ask them to assess
that risk, too, in their estimates.
jim grey \ Documentation Manager
Made2Manage Systems, Inc. \ jgrey -at- made2manage -dot- com
From: kalpana thakar [mailto:kalpana -at- RIVERRUN -dot- COM]
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 1998 1:48 AM
Subject: Time Sheets
Could you folks tell me if you are required to fill time sheets on a
daily basis which tracks/measures the number of hours you spend in a
particular activity in a day?
I sincerly believe that since our job entails a lot of creativity,
there's no way in which one can track/measure creativity. A lot of
thought process goes into our job, so can one start jotting down the
time spent on the thought process?
Please let me know how all of you feel about this issue?