Project time collection

Project time collection and costing systems are common tools used by project managers, but to be truly effective, such tools should be activity-centric rather than report costs by organizational element. This article describes how to design and implement a labor time collection and costing system, and connect it with other systems, like project management/metrics software, payroll, and accounts payable. Such a system can be integrated into the workplace culture and used for both project and nonproject work to objectively determine the costs of project activities and labor resources.
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