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Organizing Chaos: The Basics of Dependencies

Building a useful and organized schedule is a difficult process. Dependencies are a key part of this process.  Dependencies are the bridge between tasks and the glue that holds the pieces together. They direct the traffic between tasks and tell them when to take place. The better your dependencies, the more organized your schedule becomes.…

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5 Tips To Creating A Better Project Schedule

I once heard that what gets measured gets done. We can take that farther by adding what gets scheduled gets done…on time. A schedule puts all the steps of your project in order. No matter what the project is, a good schedule makes a clear blueprint for how you allocate time. Here is how we…

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Is Your Rig Schedule Enough?

It’s always a challenge to get everyone on the same page. We have all sat through countless scheduling meetings that focus only on the drilling rig and where it’s going. There’s more happening than that right? Discussion about location, completion timing, and facility construction often happen somewhere else and sometimes with somebody else. There needs…

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One Bite at a Time: Creating a Phase-Based Schedule

There’s an age-old question that asks: How do you eat an elephant? The answer: one bite at a time. Granted, you might not plan on eating any elephants any time soon, but this same adage can be applied to your business. When facing a big task, you focus on one step at a time, until…

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Collaborative Project Scheduling: Bringing Your Organization Together

Traditional operational scheduling processes and tools leave a lot of room for inefficiencies. Many schedules are managed by individuals or departments with no integration with other groups. The result is a structure filled with miscommunication, inaccurate expectations, and inefficiencies that can hinder growth and progress (and ultimately, the bottom line). Collaborative project scheduling can remedy…

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Turning a Schedule Into a Model

The goal of creating a schedule is to help companies work smarter and smoother, but many scheduling tools are actually the bane of efficiency. Scheduling features are often complex and time-consuming to learn and leverage their potential. And when adjustments or changes are made, these changes can upset subsequent actions to create bottlenecks and other…

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