In this post I discuss three key benefits of using a project start checklist and why you should use one.
Training and onboarding new team members is challenging. There is a lot involved and it is easy to leave out important steps. When you onboard an employee, you want to train them methodically and give them the tools to be successful. To be purposeful in training and to ensure I don't forget any critical steps, I've created this checklist to guide our onboarding process.
Do you find it hard to organize project files and quickly find what you need? It can be frustrating and time consuming to search through folders trying to find project files right when you need them. This is due to a lack of consistency in naming project folders and storing files. The solution is to use a standardized project folder structure.
The ability to clearly explain a problem is an invaluable skill. If we want to get good answers and keep our projects on schedule, our questions must be clear and easy to understand.
Inspired by The Checklist Manifesto, I developed this checklist for processing an RFI. I've included a free template you can download.
This is my guide on how to write an RFI. The key points to remember are to be clear, be concise, and be correct.
This is a good book if you are a business owner, entrepreneur, or work in a management position where you have input in how the company operates. It includes a lot of advice for developing systems and processes in your business.
One of my favorite lessons is understanding the difference between working in your business and on your business.
This list was posted inside of a construction trailer and I found it inspiring, I hope you do too!
Built from Scratch is the story of the founding and growth of The Home Depot. I really enjoyed this book and it is written in a similar style to Sam Walton Made in America. It covers topics of customer service, developing people, leadership, management, growth and more.
This is a helpful concept I was introduced to for improving how to delegate tasks and responsibilities. These are levels of authority you give to others when delegating.