Time Tracking

Time Tracking

I've always been a fan of being disciplined about time tracking in my consulting work. Whether we like it or not, the hour is the universally accepted unit by which the cost of consulting services is measured. I've seen and heard arguments that advocate strongly for consultants not using time-based billing. The theory is that… Continue reading>

GTD – Closing the Loops

GTD – Closing the Loops

This post is a follow-up to a couple of older previous ones; Mental Whack-a-Mole, and Filling the Buckets. They were part of a planned series on my experiences with implementing David Allen's Getting Things Done or GTD system. If you missed those ones, it might make sense to take a few minutes to read them… Continue reading>

High Volume Manufacturing

I came upon this video recently, and found it utterly fascinating. Although they seem like a mundane everyday item, aluminum beverage cans are pretty much the ultimate in complex, precision high volume manufacturing. The number of steps required to create a can is incredible, as are the worldwide yearly production stats. Some 500 billion of… Continue reading>