Tuesday, December 21, 2010

6 Tips to Prevent Procrastination

One of the biggest daily hurdles preventing me from getting my work done is procrastination. It’s something that we all have a tendency to do and while it may not be avoidable there are ways to minimize it and to stay on track. One of the major problems with procrastination is that we don’t even realize that we are doing it. One minute I’ll be working on a site of mine and the next I’ll be checking my personal email, looking through my music collection, or checking the dreaded Facebook (yes, sadly sometimes I get lost in Facebook). Below I’ve listed a few tips to help you prevent procrastination and accomplish your tasks:

1. Identify Tasks to be Avoided – You need to realize when you are drifting off and starting to procrastinate. The easiest way is to identify the tasks which you know are time killers or tasks that you know are off-topic (i.e. facebook, myspace, digg, and more.) Once these tasks are identified try to pay attention to when you start to do them and replace them with more productive tasks.
2. Breakdown Large Tasks – This is probably one of the most important tips to follow. Most of us are going to have large tasks, such as launching a new website, setting up a new ad campaign, link building, etc. These tasks by themselves may seem cumbersome and hard to manage. It might seem like you are never making headway on them and thoughts like that lead to the procrastination. Instead of thinking of a large project, break it down into several smaller projects with specific goals. Reaching goals, even small ones, is a great boost to not only moral, but also your attention span.
3. Do the Worst First – I’ll admit, it sounds funny the way I phrased it, but it does work. Recognize the jobs that you dislike the most and do these first. Assuming you are a morning person, you should be the most focused then and the urge to procrastinate will be low. By accomplishing the tasks that you don’t like first, leaves the rest of the day to work on more pleasing tasks.
4. Minimize Distraction – Eliminate all the distractions that you can. Put the phone on voicemail, close your email client, send the kids outside, do whatever you have to in order to minimize distraction. It’s no secret that the less distraction, the more focused you are and the more focused you are the more you get done. Getting things done quicker and more efficient leaves less time for procrastination.
5. Aim for Progress Not Perfection – Awhile back I read an article that said “Perfectionism often leads to procrastination.” This is definitely true in a lot of situations. Many of the people who aim for perfection also have a hard time leaving a project unfinished. When this happens they usually put the project down and start to procrastinate. Instead don’t aim to make it perfect the first time around. Just make progress towards that perfect goal.
6. Reward Yourself - One of my favorite tips is to just reward yourself. If you accomplish some of your goals for the day, treat yourself to some of those things that you identified in tip one as procrastination. Better yet, go outside for a walk, get some fresh air, or have a snack or meal. Get your mind off work and relax for awhile. Rewarding yourself will allow you to come back to the desk with a fresh and focused mind (the perfect defense against procrastination.)

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

fasa baru...

new direction....bye2 to my student life...
ouchh...not yet...M.Sc in Specialism Of Built Environment - AP 780 is waiting!!
in the meantime...cari kerja...tahniah to member2 yg da da dpt kerja....bgus2..
my turn will come very soon..
my target >>starting January 2011..holding two titles sekaligus..student and employee...
hmmm...will see...

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Strength

Sesungguhnya tiada terlepas seseorang itu dari
percakapan manusia.
Maka orang yang berakal tiadalah dia mengambil pertimbangan
melainkan kepada Allah S.W.T saja.
Barang siapa mengenal kebenaran,
itulah yang menjadi pertimbangannya dalam tiap-tiap satu."

Sunday, September 19, 2010

project risk management

project risk management can be defined as the identification and acceptance of the risks that involved in a particular type of business. risk increases exponentially as the complexity increases.....therefore it is important to manage risks effectively.

Monday, August 30, 2010

summary oh summary

mcm da lame je x update summary dlm blog ni...
wait rrr, i'll colour my page with all the delayed summaries..(later)

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Consider the following table which describes the activities to be done to Build A House and it's sequence.

1) construct the network Diagram
2) Find the critical path

1) The network diagram

2) the critical path

the critical path is A+B+D+G since it takes the longest duration to finish the project.

Quiz 2 - WBS Question


As part of project to built a sport stadium you are managing a sub-project to construct the automatic all whether  roof. Level 2 of the WBS displays the phases manufacturing, electronic and controls and testing. Level 3 contains two deliverable for electronic and control, wiring and computerization.

The WBS dictionary describes the work the computerization deliverable requires as installing the management hardware and software and customizing the installation.


1) construct the WBS
2) determine the dependencies in Level 3
3) create the WBS dictionary


1) the WBS:

2) the dependencies

the hardware must be installed first before the software can be installed. customizing the installation is done after install the software.

3) the WBS dictionary
click to enlarge

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

2nd week lecture summary (22 july 2010)

Project Life Cycle:

based on my understanding, ...PLC is a process of developing a project which start from a beginning and will reach it's end. In this end stage, the project is declared as completed or done..

basic activities in PLC are divided into :

1) initiation

this step is like a brainstorming phase...all ideas, possibility and the feasibility of the project is determined. every detail of the discussion is then being recorded in a document called proj. charter.

2) planning

dlm stage in pula, ada 2 keywords yg penting iaitu OUTPUT n DELIVERABLE
di stage ini, WBS and Gantt Chart akan dihasilkan.

3) executing / controlling
4) closing

mcm ni kot nak wat proj. charter

draft sample of project charter



Friday, July 16, 2010


Project Owne
r: Perbadanan Putrajaya
President : Tan Sri Samsudin Osman

Project Manager: Ahmad Zaki Resources Sdn Bhd

Kumpulan Senireka Sdn Bhd


Also known as Masjid Besi, located at presint 3, Putrajaya. the constructions of this mosque started in April 2004 and had completely build up in Aug 2009. it was launched in Friday ( early Ramadhan 1430). This mosque has a double of wide than Masjid Putra.

Masjid ini turut menggunakan Seni Bina Jaringan Wayar (Architectual Wire Mesh) atau Anyaman Masyrabiah yang diimport dari Jerman dan China Pintu gerbang masuk juga menggunakan konkrit bertetulang kaca (GRC) bagi mempertingkat integriti sesebuah struktur serta kaca hablur bagi menjadikan masjid kelihatan berwarna putih dari jauh.

Perjalanan menuju ke masjid akan menyeberangi sebuah jejantas yang menghubungkan Dataran Putrajaya ke kawasan masjid ini yang dikenali sebagai Kiblat Walk seluas 13,639 m². Jejantas ini dihiasi dengan kolam air seolah-olah berada di kawasan kota istana purba Alhambra. Hiasan dalamannya dilatari ukiran Asma Ul Husnamenggunakan tulisan kaligrafi dari jenis Khat Thuluth .

Pintu utama menuju ke ruang solat utama terukir ayat suci Al Quran dari Surah Al Israa ayat ke 80.


1) applying the concept of "angin, sederhana dan telus"

2) used nearly 6,000 tone steel which represent 70% of the entire mosque, while the other has used concrete.

3) area:73,795 m sq

4) capasity: 20 000 people

5) facilities:

-praying hall including main hall, open hall and muslimah praying hall
-3 units of double storey quarters (3 rooms ) for staff.
-10 units of bazzar inside the mosque area
-exhibition room with the capacity of 250 people
-VIP room
-maintenance room
-basement parking

time frame: April 2004 top Aug 2009

cost:RM 208 mill

i-city MSC: No 1 Technology city in Malaysia

Project Manager : i- Berhad


Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad Kama Piah Bin Che Othman

Deputy Executive Chairman
Y. Bhg. Datuk Lim Kim Hong

Executive Director
Y. Bhg. Datin Tey Siew Thuan

Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
Mr. Eu Hong Chew

Independent Non-Executive Director
Y. Bhg. Datuk Abu Hassan Bin Kendut

Non-Executive Director
Madam Ong Poh Ling

Scope of the project:

1) To make i -city into both knowledge hub as well as tourism spot in Shah Alam

2) The tourism components of i-City comprises the Shopping Mall, CityWalk, Animation Studios, the Riverfront and the City of Digital Lights.

2) To bring the vision nearer to reality like the launching of the City of Digital Lights and the Technopreneur Campus programme. In the mean time, i-City has been designated as its first and flagship campus.

3) Under the City of Digital Lights programme ( launched in Dec 2009), the park and streets of i-City would be decorated with LED lights themed to reflect the festivities of the various communities.

4) In March 2010, this company entered into a strategic alliance with the Selangor State Economic Development Corporation (PKNS) and Plug and PlayTech Centre to set up the ecosystem required for a successful incubation programme.

5) The State also announced that it has budgeted an initial RM50 million to invest in these technology companies. The State further stated that it would be accelerating the construction of the direct access from the Federal Highway into i-City.


Planned MSC Malaysia Cybercentres
Number of Floors
Total Floor Space (SQFT)
Target Completion
Phase 1A - CityPark: Block A B C D E F
Jun 2008
Phase 1B - CityPoint: Block J K L
Apr 2009
Phase 1C - CityWalk & Block R
Dec 2010
Phase 1D - Innovation Centre
Dec 2010
Phase 1E - Block M N P Q
Dec 2012
Phase 2A - Technology Centre
Dec 2013
Phase 2B - Corporate Tower P2
Dec 2015
Phase 2C - Corporate Tower P1
Dec 2015

2010 oUTLOOK

The i- Berhad is planning for a tower development on top of the Car Park Block to serve both the SOHO market as well as the Incubation Centre.

they are also planning the development of the second Tier 4 data centre block.

resources: i- Berhad 2009 annual report

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

KL LRT System2

Transforming the City Skyline

Project Title


Light Rail Transit System 2



Projek Usahasama Transit Aliran Ringan Sdn Bhd

Commencement Date


November 1994

Completion Date


June 1999

Project Summary


UEM Builders was the main facilities contractor for the Kuala Lumpur Light Rail Transit System 2 (LRT 2).

The scope of work involved the construction of a 29-km track (comprising 22 km of elevated guideway, 5 km underground track and 2.5 km at grade) linking Petaling Jaya to Gombak.

The project was the construction of 24 LRT stations, of which 17 are above ground, 5 underground and 2 at grade.

The LRT 2 project presented major engineering and construction challenges, and set new standards for the Malaysian construction industry.

Piling work called for a variety of innovative solutions to suit the different terrain transverse by the LRT 2 route. The biggest challenge was the construction of two underground stations located along the Klang River in the city centre.

Penang Second Crossing

Project Title : Penang Second Crossing

Client : Jambatan Kedua Sdn. Bhd.Commencement
Date : June 2009
Project Summary : Design, Construction and Completion of the Penang 2nd Crossing.

Package 2 : Super-structure Works of Approach Spans.
Overall length - 24 km
Length over water - 17 km
Main span : Length - 250 meters

Height clearance (above water) – 30 meters

Number of vehicle lanes – 2 + 1 for motorcycles (each direction)