Four Critical Elements of a Good Task

There are 4 critical elements of an effective task:

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Field Productivity: 4 Critical Elements of an Effective Task.
  1. It is a clearly defined element of work that can be started and completed WITHOUT interruption if all prerequisites are met before starting.  
  2. The task description makes sense to anyone with basic trade knowledge aligning with how crews would actually be laid out in the field.  
  3. When laying out a journey-level craftsperson in the field the task would not reasonably be broken into smaller tasks.  
  4. Hours and costs to complete the task as estimated and as planned are known including what is remaining for field layout and installation after design in virtual construction and fabrication if applicable.
  5. ANYONE with reasonable trade knowledge would be able to QUICKLY assess the quantifiable status of the task during a job walk in terms of percent complete or estimated hours remaining to complete.

Breaking a construction project down into manageable tasks is the foundation for effective detailing, prefabrication, production tracking and productivity improvements.


How effective is the tasking part of your project planning process?  

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