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Measures for time are very straightforward indeed. They do not need to be complex. When we talk about the measurement of time for projects, we say that this project delivered on time or this project was delivered late.

These are the terms we use for conventional projects and we will continue to use one of them. However, in relation to any discussion concerning projects using this Toolkit, you will no longer use the word late and have henceforth lost this from your dictionary. One final time, when talking about the delivery of your projects from now on, the word late is no longer relevant. We never use it. We cannot use it. Late is dead.

So, let us have a look at what we mean by this.

In its simplest form you have a start date and an end date for your project. The difference in the two is the time it has taken your project to deliver. That is the measurement of your delivery time. We split your delivery into shipments, more of that later. Whilst there is no need to complicate matters further, we will use the same straightforward measurement for shipments.

You have a start date and an end date for your shipment. The difference in the two is the time it is taking your shipment to deliver. Time measurement is relevant to the production of the burn down charts we use in progress reporting. These require a day number only, as the days in the project progress they are allocated a day number, Day 1 day 2 and so on. Therefore we do not demand any further detail on this topic.
You will see that we do not labour too much on the measurement of time. It is management of time that is important, not measurement. The management of time ensures that your shipments are delivered on time. They cannot be delivered any other way.

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