You don't know, what you don't know.Unknown
Never have truer words been spoken. It is always the unknown unknowns that get you. Because they blind side you when you are looking the other way.
What gets measured gets managed.Peter Drucker
If you want people to focus on something, ask them to measure it. And pop quiz them each day about what the number is. The pop quiz will help:
Measurement is fabulous. Unless you are busy measuring what is easy to measure as opposed to what's important.Seth Godin
Worried about not meeting program: measure how many m3 of concrete have gone in, tonnes of reinforcement or dollars spent to date.
Worried about the budget: measure man hours, plant hours or wastage.
One accurate measurement, is worth a thousand expert opinions.Unknown
The best tool I have found for measuring on construction projects is Earn Value Analysis (EVA). It allows you to measure scope, time and costs against planned work.
If you don't know how your are performing relative to the plan, how do you know when you are off track and need correction?Personal
Check out the The Engineering Rule Book for the other rules.
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