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.

Manufacturing Runs on Standard Time

 

If you manufacture products, you might already be running Standard Time® to track hours.

Here’s why:

  1. Engineers love task tracking like pocket protectors
  2. Project managers see ‘time and cost triangles’ in their dreams
  3. HR can’t track PTO and vacation without it
  4. And employees don’t hate the timesheet!

Oh… one more thing: Standard Time tracks manufacturing time with barcodes!

Here’s the download link… on the odd chance you’re not already running Standard Time.

Try it at stdtime.com

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvXndRO6hXw

Project Managers Track Time

 

Window 1: I’ve added ten new project tasks in Standard Time®.

Window 2: I’ll assign them by skill. Engineers will start getting emails

Window 3: I got the tasks linked into the schedule

Window 4: Aghh! The resource allocations blew up!

Window 5: Three engineers are over allocated. No prob… fixed.

Window 6: Users are already entering hours into their timesheets!

Window 7: Ten new time logs from an iPhone and four Androids just showed up

Window 8: The new tasks must be sync’ing from the cloud already

Window 9: Stuff happens fast in the modern world!

Window 10: Yeah, like speed limits are already up to 6 mph!

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJyYJv8QBF0

 

 

Tracking Time for Customer Support

 

You provide tech support for your clients, right?

How about on-site support?

In any case… are you tracking those hours in Standard Time®?

Here are some good reasons to:

  1. You’ll know which clients require the most support
  2. And which kinds of support are the most time intensive
  3. And you’ll see exact support costs without any guessing

With all that information, you can adjust priorities to match reality.

Click here… and we’ll see you out at stdtime.com.

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms9_VkBQ468

What is a Project Triangle

 

Hello, project managers!

Are you familiar with project triangles? Have you seen them in Standard Time®?

Here’s a quick overview that might inspire you to use them regularly.

Every project has at least three competing demands:

-          Time

-          Cost

-          And Scope

Any one of these three could cause trouble for your project if not managed.

Use project triangles to watch for:

-          Exploding schedules

-          Budget busters

-          Lame deliverables

Click to try project triangles in Standard Time!

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyDyHNz2da8

Bad Time Tracking Apps

 

Woman 1: When’s our next break?

Manager 1: 18 hours

Woman 1: What if I showed you how to be more efficient with something called Standard Time?

Manager 1 (woman): A new steam engine to make these machines go faster?

Woman 1: No, for time tracking and project management. We could work less hours

Manager 1: What do you know about modern time management? Back to work!

Woman 2: I know it saves admin time and reduces human error

Woman 3: Better than the old-fashioned spreadsheets and paper time cards we use now

Manager 2 (man): Trouble over here?

Woman 1: Just saying how efficient this place is. Have you lost weight, sir?

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EckN1qrIpRg

 

A New Time Tracking App is Out!

 

Newsboy 1: It’s out! It’s out!

Newsboy 2: Read all about it! A new time tracking app is out at stdtime.com!

Newsboy 3: Time tracking and project management in one big fat bundle

Newsboy 4: What’s it called?

Newsboy5: Standard Time®! Where have you been? You’ll never make it in this town.

Newsboy 6: Read all about it! Time and expenses for consultants

Newsboy 7: Project tracking for engineers. Get the straight dope here!

Newsboy 8: Five cents gets you everything!

Wagon driver: Adjusted for 120 years of inflation, of course

Newsboy 10: All the news that’s fit to print! Standard Time: coming to a city near you!

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H1iFz2g3CU

 

Download a New Timesheet

 

Organizer: This way to the Standard Time® website.     stdtime.com

Driver: We want the most modern time tracking app

Organizer: Idiot! Standard Time is the most modern timesheet and time tracking app out there

Driver: Can we write off mileage for gas buggies?

Organizer: Not for another 75 years

Horse and buggy: Does Standard Time have horse feed and axle grease?

Impatient driver: Out of the way, old timer!

Organizer: This app is for project tracking, buddy.  Best app for consultants and project managers

Driver: Who says?

Organizer: Henry Gantt

Driver: Who?

Organizer: Google it

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOqFsl5G7Jg

 

Project Manager has Task Alerts

 

Worker 1: Let’s go fellas! The project manager has task warnings now!

Worker 2: What are task warnings?

Worker 3: Keep yacking and you’ll find out

Worker 4: Emails when tasks take too long. They’re using Standard Time® now.

Worker 5: They got task links, project triangles, and resource allocation

Worker 6: It’s a modern operation, with timesheets and project management

Worker 7: Not like the old days!

Worker 8: Standard Time changed everything

Worker 9: We’re in the machine age now!

Worker 10: Life is so easy. Only fifty more today!

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP5EfVd6hTQ

 

Track Time for Engineering Projects

 

Boss 1: Our 20 story skyscraper is the biggest engineering undertaking in modern times

Boss 1: Remember when workers used spreadsheets to track time?

Boss 2: I’m glad we modernized with Standard Time®

Boss 2: Project management was so backbreaking   L

Boss 1: Now we have apps on every phone to collect actuals

Boss 1: And task linking, and resource allocation graphs

Boss 2: And project triangles for instant snapshots of project health

Boss 2: Can’t imagine doing things the old way!

Boss 1: Are the wheelbarrows on order from the Amazon?

Boss 2: Be here in a month!

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl2nvEhEUpU

 

Engineering Directors Dream

 

I’m an engineering director, and here’s my dream:

We’re putting Standard Time® on every desk to help manage our projects.

  • The project managers will schedule projects and tasks, and analyze results
  • Engineers will track tasks and close them out
  • HR gets PTO tracking for every employee
  • Executives find out which projects and portfolios mean the most to them

I think that’s a worthwhile dream. What do you think?

I’m the engineering director, and I got Standard Time from stdtime.com

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkYNd0ap1cY

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