Year End Traditions with Intervals

Michael Payne | December 22nd, 2006 |

When we first built Intervals we desperately needed a better way of getting organized, managing our work, and tracking our time. As Intervals evolved we realized that there was a lot more value created by tracking time and completing tasks. Yes, it helped us get organized, but it also provided us a wealth of information about our business.

Since January is just a week away, it is time for us to start taking a serious look at our efforts for 2006. With just a few clicks we know:

– our average hourly billable rate for the year
– what types of work we worked on
– which employees were most billable
– our biggest clients for the year
– our yearly trend that graphically shows how the year unfolded
– our biggest internal projects (personal development projects and IT always dominate our unbillable time…which is exactly what we want to be doing as a small innovative business)

We take all of this information and put it together in an annual summary report that serves as our officially review of the year. We use this information for a birds eye view of our efforts here at Pelago and use that information for bonuses, staffing decisions and goals for the next year.

The entire report takes less than an hour to put together.

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John Reeve
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John Reeve

John is a co-founder, web designer and developer at Pelago. His blog posts are inspired by everyday encounters with designers, developers, creatives and small businesses in general. John is an avid reader and road cyclist.
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Jennifer is the Director of Quality and Efficiency at Pelago. Her blog posts are based largely on her experience working with teams to improve harmony and productivity. Jennifer is a cat person.
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Braden is a co-founder and strategist at Pelago. His blog posts draw from his worldwide business travels and forays into the retail apparel industry. Braden loves to surf and recently adopted a Doka named Moose.
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Michael is a co-founder and product architect at Pelago. His contributions stem from experiences managing the development process behind web sites and web-based applications such as Intervals. Michael drives a 1990 Volkswagen Carat with a rebuilt 2.4 liter engine from GoWesty.
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