Timesheet & Project Management Blog

The goal of this blog is to provide tips and ideas for improving time tracking and project managment for our customers and other interested people.

Define Project Management

 

Meet Baily

Part engineer, part salesgirl

And Standard Time® superuser

Ask Baily

Define Project Management:

                Eight engineers and

                Two marketing guys

                Who won’t leave the office

                Until this beast ships

In Standard Time, that means

                Task assignments

                Employee availability

                Resource allocation

Baily wants to know,

                Is your project management

Like a beehive

in Standard Time?

stdtime.com

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp5PrYbeBz0

 

Define Effective Billing Rate

 

Meet Jax

Pretty Good Consultant

And Standard Time® Overposter

Ask Jax

Define Effective Billing Rate:

                Actual hourly revenue

                For all those

                Twelve hour days

                You try to forget

In Standard Time, that means

                Utilization consulting reports

                Calculate effective billing rate

                Get more clients

Jax wants to know

                Are your billing rates unique

For each project

In Standard Time?

stdtime.com

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83oYJv5NhYw

Fixed Bid Contract, Fixed Price Contract

 

Meet Baily

The big boss

And lover of Standard Time®

Ask Baily

Define Fixed Bid Contract:

                A consulting deal where

                Under budget means PARTY  J

                Over budget means FAIL  L

In Standard Time, that means

                Task warnings

                Project emails

                Compare actuals with estimates

Baily says,

                Please check the number of hours

Assigned to your tasks

In Standard Time

stdtime.com

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd2hUfm2L-E

 

Define Consulting Utilization Rate

 

Meet Baily

Startup CEO

And sooooo into Standard Time®

Ask Baily

Define Consulting Utilization Rate:

                When you schedule

                Consultants 40 hours

                And only get

                About 90

In Standard Time, that means

                Utilization reports for every month

                Effective billing rates report

                Billing rates for every project

Baily says,

                If you want a gig with my startup

You gotta learn

Standard Time

stdtime.com

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlW5FgDl-J4

 

 

Define Comp Time, and Time Off in Lieu

 

Meet Jax

Manager Trainee

And Standard Time® Expert

Ask Jax

Define Comp Time:

                Those extra hours you earn

                By working overtime

                That you spend

                Coding till midnight

In Standard Time, that means

                Earn compensatory hours

                Submit PTO requests

                Track vacation hours

Jax wants to know

                Got any comp time

Due next week

In Standard Time?

stdtime.com

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6EAoOJC_oU

Define Invoice Milestone

 

Meet Jax

Part-time Consultant

And uses Standard Time®

Ask Jax

Define Invoice Milestone:

                That time in every project

                When we all get rich

                For a day

                And the client loves us  J

In Standard Time, that means

                Fixed-bid contracts

                Project milestone billing

                Emails for upcoming milestones

Jax wants to know

                What’s your next

Project billable milestone

In Standard Time?

stdtime.com

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_nv2mEZAVc

Define Task Finish Date

 

Meet Jax

Web Developer

And jazzed up on Standard Time®

Ask Jax

Define Task Finish Date:

                That critical must-meet date

                On every task

                That everyone ignores

                But the project manager

In Standard Time, that means

                Finish-to-Start linking

                Task warnings and shutoffs

                Notifications to keep things tight

Jax wants to know

                How do you compute

Task finish dates

In Standard Time?

stdtime.com

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYmxndplh_o

Define Finish To Start Link

 

Meet Kat

Project Scheduler

And Huge Standard Time® Promoter

Ask Kat

Define Finish To Start Link:

                When one task cannot start

                Until another task

                Is eight weeks

                Overdue

In Standard Time, that means

                Accurate project schedules

                With Gantt charts

                And link relationships

Kat wants to know

                Have you ever delivered

On time

Without Standard Time?

stdtime.com

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXUpZ9Yd-4s

 

 

Define Project Portfolio

 

Meet Jax

Software Engineer

And Standard Time® CTO Trainee

Ask Jax

Define Project Portfolio:

                My collection of

                The worst projects

                To ever go up against

                Godzilla

In Standard Time, that means

                Revenue charts, by project portfolio

                Resource allocation, by portfolio

                And actual work reports

Jax wants to know

                Which of your project portfolios

Performs the best

In Standard Time?

stdtime.com

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJk-xkarpvk

 

Define Resource Allocation

 

Meet Kat

PMP Guru

And Biggest Standard Time® User

Ask Kat

Define Resource Allocation:

                When you’re assigned

                To more tasks

                Than you lose in

                Brain cells every day

In Standard Time, that means

                Red bars are bad

                Find another resource

                With skills and availability

Kat wants to know

                Ever work a ninety hour

Week

Without Standard Time?

stdtime.com

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfauJTdkcKU

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