Time Gathering and Reporting
In tracking a project, no function is more important than gathering and analyzing the amount of time spent on it. Unfortunately, few functions are as poorly regarded by those who must complete their (expletive) time sheets. It is rare to find a company with a time reporting system that is appropriate for project management, and it is common to find companies that do not ask their employees to record their time in any form.
In this section, we will review the purpose of time gathering and the ideal method for doing so. Since the ideal is rarely realized, we will then look at alternatives.
Companies that collect employee time have a number of reasons for doing so, including payroll calculations, determining vacation ...