Still using a stopwatch?
My first thought on this is, why! That can be a little unfair as “quick” adhoc times can serve a purpose, but I have to say a very limiting purpose. A quick process time can be achieved, basically a time to do “X” units of production, so time per unit is………
Of course, complex studies can be taken with a stopwatch, manually writing down the information, element, time, rating (pace) and any notes. This is then transposed from the written study to summary, and if you have any experience of this process, you’ll understand that words like arduous don’t really do this mind-numbing process justice.
And this is the problem, the more observations you take, the more studies you take, the longer it takes to get a result. Then there’s frequencies and statistics, quite often the latter task is not performed because it just takes too long! Okay you can use a spread sheet, but you will need to put the studies in, usually manually. But this is still time consuming and not free from errors.
Our system in simple terms take away all of this “pain”. Allowing immediate analysis of one or hundreds of studies, offering statistical support with the click of a button. Its simple, its fast, its accurate and there’s so much more you can use the studies for.
Which brings me back to my first point – Still using a stopwatch? Why?