One of the most important aspects of completing one or more projects on time is to start with a thought-out plan that has a high chance of success. This is true, but many neglect to place enough focus on also tracking the project time. Regardless of how great the plan is, unexpected situations are sure to arise once it's put into motion, and it's even more important to be able to realize this as quickly as possible in order to make the changes that are necessary to ensure that it's still completed in the appropriate time frame. 

 

Constant Re-evaluation

In most cases, you will be working on a number of projects, and, depending on how quickly progress is being made on them, priorities will often need to be adjusted from where they were. For example, perhaps one project that had a high priority is being completed at a much quicker pace than had been anticipated. In that case, it might make sense to now devote a higher percentage of time to other things. 

Are Goals Being Hit?

In most cases, you'll want to have milestones set out en route to the ultimate completion of the project. Time management is an important aspect of ensuring that these milestones are being hit in the expected time frame, and, if they're not, you'll know right away that alterations must take place to ensure that future ones are. 

Sometimes, even with everybody putting in their best efforts, it's clear that one or more deadlines are just not going to be met, but knowing this as soon as possible reduces the short- and long-term ramifications of this and also allows the opportunity for additional resources to be utilized. 

Procrastination is Decreased

Of course, this is no guarantee, but using a time management program generally leads to those working on these projects to, once they begin their work day, know exactly what to start working on and for how long, and procrastination is decreased as a result. 

The Impact on the Future

One of the benefits won't be felt immediately, but it definitely will be down the line. In the future, you can go back to previous time tracking reports and analyze them prior to making even more accurate time management plans for future assignments. This feature of time tracking will also prove to be more and more useful as time passes. You can also use this information to better negotiate how much you will be paid by clients in the future by showing in detail what occurred in the past. 

Although time tracking is something that may not always be welcomed with enthusiasm and some may even believe that this type of software is not worth the hassle, the truth couldn't be any further from that. It's been repeatedly shown that the minimal time that it takes to use this software is more than worth it when compared to how much time and, ultimately, money is saved in the long run.

Next Steps

Take the next steps necessary to start gauging your performance to see what marks your hitting.  We have developed a FREE tool that can help you measure tasks, and time you are exhausting for iOS.  Clockwyz provides a simple way to track the things that matter most to you.

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