The blog frequently receives messages and suggestions for new topics. Leslie L. poses an interesting question:
I’m the co-owner of a small architecture firm and scheduling/job tracking has always been a challenge. I’m curious to know what other firms use to track how much work they have, how much they can handle at a given time, and how much of a backlog of work they have. Has anyone found a good software program to help track staff and time on projects?
For my experience, small firms and small projects are too dynamic to follow short-term work resources and time allotments; we use general project production and/or construction schedules to assign major category workloads and rely on the individual project manager to maintain their schedule. The upside is empowering employees and rewarding ($) when goals are accomplished, the downside is not everyone can do it.
—Lisa Stacholy, AIA