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3.3 Planning and Organizing

Planning and prioritizing work to manage time effectively and accomplish assigned tasks.

  • 3.3.1 Planning
    • Approach work in a methodical manner.
    • Plan and schedule tasks so that work is completed on time.
    • Keep track of details to ensure work is performed accurately and completely.
    • Anticipate obstacles to project completion and develop contingency plans to address them.
    • Find new ways of organizing work area or planning work to accomplish work more efficiently.
  • 3.3.2 Prioritizing
    • Prioritize multiple competing tasks.
    • Perform tasks correctly, quickly, and efficiently according to their relative urgency and importance.
  • 3.3.3 Managing projects
    • Estimate personnel and other resources needed for project completion (e.g., financial material or equipment).
    • Manage activities to meet plans, allocating time and resources effectively.
    • Keep track of and document plans, assignments, changes, and deliverables.
    • Plan for dependencies of one task on another.
    • Coordinate efforts with all affected parties, keeping them informed of progress and all relevant changes to project timelines.
    • Take necessary corrective action when projects go off track.
    • Assure job accommodations are made for personnel who need or request them.