Jeff Shiver contrasts the difference between a good and great job plans.


Hello, I'm Jeff Shiver. Managing Principal of People and Processes. Today I wanted to contrast a good job plan with a great job plan.

We laid out a great job plan in a previous video. But many times what happens is as the planner if you spend all the time to develop all this out you may only get two or three of these done in a particular week. In the meantime, you allow all the other jobs to go untouched. The goal is to ultimately put out great job plans for reusable components.

As part of that what we want to start with are good job plans. A good job plan starts with these three things.

1)Let's identify the estimated hours, that way we can schedule the job.

2) Which crafts do we need? Electrician, mechanic, pipe fitter, whatever the case may be.

3) And what materials are required? That way we can get those on order and get them here before we make the job schedule ready.

This is a great start.


If we've got 40 jobs to plan during the course of the week, we do these 40 jobs with these three steps and then we come back and we plan in more detail the more comprehensive jobs, that is maybe two or three of the 40 during the course of the week. That way we get everything on the schedule. We've got the basics needed to drive wrench time, and at the same time on a more complex job we approach it from this standpoint.

There's a slight contrast between great and good job plans. Hope you enjoy the tip. I'm Jeff Shiver, People and Processes. Have a great day.