Week 1

Week 1

    Bryan Nehl Journal


    Observations

    The most interesting thing to me about this first week of keeping a journal is the observation about the time spent reading the paper and the productivity calculation from that. The epiphany was in taking the productivity factor and looking at future similar reading assignments and being able to create an estimate of reading time needed based on a similar prior project. Specifically, with a productivity factor of .2 for the journal paper reading, multiplying that times the number of projected pages to read, 20, I can then project that I need to schedule 100 minutes for reading.

    The video time did at first pose a perplexing conundrum. That is, a 20 minute video will take 20 minutes to watch. Or does it? Consider that the video was a 20 minute video and it took 25 minutes because we re-watched portions.

    The Slides were all review from the video. Therefore, I was able to go through them very fast. The result was an astonishing 5 1/3 productivity.

    I am also going to have to come up with a better way of doing the journal that will allow for a quick and easy creation of the chart. It took way to long to try different ways to put together the journal data that had collected and get it into a format for the chart.

    For tasks that don't appear to have a discernable way to break them down, I've estimated a productivity of 1. For instance, when reviewing homework requirements or arranging for a proctor, that's how long it takes.

    Journal

    Date

    Start

    End

    Interrupt

    Delta

    Productivity

    Activity

    Comments

    2009-06-07

    21:00

    21:30

    5

    25

    .846

    Video

    Overview lecture

    21:31

    21:59

    0

    28

    .869

    Video

    PSP Lecture

    22:00

    22:18

    0

    18

    1

    Hw Req

    Reviewing site for homework requirements

    22:19

    22:35

    0

    16

    1

    Web

    Setting up website for Journal Entries and published initial entry

    22:36

    22:38

    0

    2

    1

    HW Req

    Reviewing homework requirements

    2009-06-08

    13:15

    13:20

    0

    5

    1

    HW Question

    Question re website assignment

    2009-06-09

    0947

    0950

    0

    3

    5.3333

    Slides

    Review week 1 slides

    2115

    2205

    0

    50

    .2

    Read Paper

    Reading/Reviewing PSP Paper, 10 pages

    2009-06-10

    1315

    1345

    0

    30

    1

    Proctor

    Printed, filled out and dropped off w/proctor

    1737

    1759

    1

    21

    1

    Journal Observations

    Journal observations

    1800

    1845

    5

    40

    1

    Journal Chart

    Charting the journal activity times/categories

    1845

    1900

    0

    15

    1

    Web

    Posting Journal and Chart to the web