HOW MUCH TIME DO THINGS TAKE?
Think about your company’s work capacity. Do you know how much time things take and how much time is allocated to individual tasks?
The more you are aware of the dependencies and necessary timing for work, the better you can judge the chances of achieving your goals. Understanding your capacity will result in less surprises and more predictive work. You will avoid delays and rework (and the associated costs), and your work will be done on time and in the right sequence.
For everything you do, plan how long things should take, when to start and when to finish. Measure and control your progress frequently. There are 1,440 minutes in a day—make sure you make the most of them.