The primary purpose of project time management is to keep track of the time spent on each activity. By tracking the time spent, the manager and his team will be able to gauge their work and see if they are on track to complete the entire project on time. Prompt project completion can mean the difference between failure and success.
When the timely completion of a construction project or a project stage is at risk or has failed, the result is disruption or chaos, and this has been the subject of many lawsuits for many years. Delay and Disruption disputes are often centred on time issues. The CIOB has reported its findings that projects that suffer from disputes about delay also suffer from poor time control. So it would seem that good project time management would be an essential element of any construction programme.
The knowledge area of time management typically refers to the skills, tools, and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects, and goals. To become an effective time manager, you should be able to clearly understand the activities of the project and have the necessary skill set to plan, schedule, and control a project timeline. Along with these skills, you must also be able to utilize time management tools to help you analyze, measure, and assess your time management techniques. Keeping all of this in mind, may I suggest four steps to help with project time management?