Taking Good Notes Helps with Workflow and Efficiency

Apr 19, 2016 1:53:36 PM | Posted by Paul Darnbrough

Taking notes, whether it's in a journal or on sticky notes, is a personal endeavor for many, but it provides some useful benefits. Digital programs exist to help engineers improve their workflow and efficiency.

Good note taking during the course of technical work can be a key asset if done properly and consistently. Unfortunately, this topic has historically landed in the "do as I say, not as I do" category. However, there are some really good software products available to make note taking easier and more effective than ever. There are some useful benefits from consistently taking notes and junior engineers should be encouraged to do the same.

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Effective File Organization for Managing Projects

Apr 6, 2016 12:31:41 PM | Posted by Brad Ems

If everyone on a team is not on the same page when it comes to file storage and keeping everything orderly, the result can often lead to a mess that will require a project-sized effort to fix the problem.

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Document for a better project

Sep 30, 2015 3:45:28 PM | Posted by Jeff Haywood

Is project documentation an afterthought? Does the documentation stage of a project seem to be a tedious process? Does the customer understand the importance of proper definition? Documentation is likely the most important part of a project.

Project documentation used to define the plant process and functional requirements of the automation system.  It will give both the customer and the engineer the opportunity to mentally work through how the system should operate before any code is written.  It provides an opportunity for collaboration and review.  Proper definition will always make your projects more successful.   

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