Lumpy or Leveled

Last month, I wrote about the need to be prepared, not in the sense of packing away staples, but in the career path kind of way. The idea of Lunge or Lead is about career predictability. Continuous training to improve your professional expertise enriches your career. This month, it might seem a bit technical, but

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Lunge or Lead

‘I told these guys that if it’s close, I am diving across the line.’ On my morning run, I thought of this picture, and the idea of lunging across the finish line. Me, at my 10:00/mi pace, throwing my 225 lbs. around…probably be more of a “no-foot lean-to-fall” combo. Wincing, thinking of the vision, then

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Sick from data

“If you don’t need it I don’t either.” I’d have never guessed how much that machismo response would shape the next eight years. This was as we purchased tickets for a dinner cruise on a catamaran sailing the Pacific to the northwest side of Kauai, the “Napoli Coast”. My wife and I were on our

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COVID-19 in Construction Schedules

Last January, news of the latest coronavirus began to increase in volume.  The numbers in China were following the forecasted exponential growth rates, which I equated to bad news for the USA. Telling my wife to stock up for the pandemic was a tough Saturday conversation when the plane was leaving for Mexico Monday morning.

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Project Controls Recipe

Are you getting ready for the holidays? Decorations, presents, preparations, holiday parties? Perhaps among your holiday traditions, you have a family event with a Cousin Eddie? The hard-headed one that, while you are speaking, doesn’t even consider what you’re saying, and is simply waiting to speak? Back to our professional lives, how many meetings do

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Take Inventory

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday, because we get to take our personal inventory. We’re encouraged to step back and take note of what’s important, the relationships that enhance our lives, and the fortunes we’ve been afforded. If we’re lucky and brave enough, we can show gratitude to those that have brought it into our

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Progress; not Perfection

A quote I love is “we seek progress, not perfection.” It guides my personal life, our consultants’ career goals, and our technical development. From that, I’ve learned to warn our clients, “the perfect schedule is the last update.” Since day one, our tag line has been “HITO can help” which means we want to improve

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SiteWalker

SiteWalker

Give your team the complete schedule on any device. Update status, add notes, capture pictures in the field, then import them back into the Primavera P6 database. Engage, understand, and execute projects with the power of SiteWalker. This is the cornerstone of our Remote Update Service. Please see get.sitewalkerapp.com for more information!

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Excel schedule lookahead

Here’s a short video, very rough, showing how to navigate and utilize our excel schedule lookahead planner. We’ll add some audio and edit it later.  Activities are exported from P6.  The “Export Updater” is the user interface. Date basics: Dates can be changed by simply double clicking in the Gantt chart area. It creates an

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HITO History

HITO History

Starting in 2009, I worked on industrial job-sites as a full-time construction scheduler. My passion has always been to make a difference and empower the field to make the best decisions. I pride myself in getting the best out of the best. During schedule reviews, I quickly learned that Gantt charts were often a sedative

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