Task Management Tools for the Structural Engineer

How does a structural engineer juggle all of the tasks required to complete multiple projects on-time, with quality and still have a quality life at home? Development of personal mission statements, personal values, and goals helps to set the foundation for setting priorities. Once priorities are understood, decisions can be made on how to discern between the urgent and the important tasks. Writing down every task as it comes to mind and routinely assigning priorities is necessary to keep from becoming overwhelmed. When there are concurrent multiple projects, Post-it® notes will not be adequate to keep track of everything. The entire process—from recording the task, to scheduling the task, to delegating a task, to completion of a task—will be described. One online task management software tool will be demonstrated as it relates to engineering projects. The structural engineer will take away some ideas for organizing life and increasing efficiency on the job, still attending to the tasks required for the important relationships in life.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 22-33
  • Monograph Title: Structures Congress 2014

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01522803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413357
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Apr 9 2014 3:01PM