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An experienced tradesman is usually more productive than a guy who's just starting out. Not only does he know more about building, but he has systems for tasks he does on a regular basis. If the boss asks him to hang a door, he knows which tools he needs and can picture every step it takes to complete the job. The guys who manage construction projects are in the same boat. The ones who have a system have a good shot at bringing jobs in on time and under budget. But people who manage haphazardly receive a lot of unwelcome surprises and almost never make schedule or budget. Every one of our