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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
    • Efficiently prioritize multiple competing tasks.
    • Perform tasks correctly, quickly, and efficiently according to their relative urgency and importance.
  • 3.3.3 Managing projects
    • Identify work tasks and budgets for a portion of a project and direct the project work of one or more team members.
    • Allocate time, resources and personnel effectively, to fulfill requirements and take corrective action if project goes off track.
    • 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.
    • Compare the pros and cons of alternative design options.
    • Coordinate reasonable job accommodations for personnel who need or request them.
    • Formulate and keep track of documents, assignments, changes and deliverables to be incorporated into a project plan.
    • Analyze a project and formulate effective strategies within the context of the five processes of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.
    • Estimate and manage personnel, costs and other resources needed for project completion using appropriate tools such as Gantt charts, other bar charts, precedence diagrams, critical path methods, and the earned value method.