Jogging is one of my regular tasks every morning. I perform the activity to remain fit and healthy. It involves considerable planning to be ready and relaxed. I require comfortable attire to prevent discomfort that might affect my performance. In addition, I take enough water to avoid dehydration and set my watch to monitor the time taken for the entire activity. I have completed a description of my efforts, before and after, to reduce the amount of time I need for each step.
- How many steps did it take you to complete the activity?
It took six steps to prepare for the jog. I had to sleep and wake up early to complete the activity before the sun rises. I usually start preparing at 5.45 am and begin the actual task at 6.00 am. Preparation involves dressing up comfortably, packing my water bottle, and putting on the watch.
- What time did each step take and how much time was delayed between steps?
Comparing the time between two days of jogging, I realize that I can save more time if I prepare the required items before going to bed.
- What was the average time between steps?
The question is not applicable in my case because the activity is not a step-wise task, such as preparing a meal, where I would move from one step to the next in a particular order.
- What was the average time each attempt took?
It took me 15 minutes to prepare for the jog for the first time and only 5 minutes during the second attempt. As a result, I saved 10 minutes from the time I woke up to the time I left the house for jogging. The first attempt took an average of 1.5 times, while the second instance took only 0.5 times.
- Differentiate the main actions between doing and improving your activities.
The first time I went for jogging, I was not aware that I could save more time by preparing my activities before going to bed. When I wake up, I only dress up and pick the items I need and leave the house.
- Determine the overall manner in which variation has affected your activities.
The variation has affected my activity by saving 10 minutes that I would use for a different activity.
- Overall, how much time were you able to cut down on when engaging in the same activity while implementing the new changes?
I saved 10 minutes.
Name of Activity: Preparing for Jog
|Time (1st attempt)
|Time (2nd attempt)
|Step 1: Finding a comfortable attire
Preparing the attire before going to bed
|Step 2: Putting on jogging clothes
Preparing the clothes and hanging them
|Step 3: Putting on jogging shoes
Preparing my shoes before going to bed
|Step 4: Putting on my watch
Putting on my watch
|Step 5: Putting water in my bottle
Putting water in the bottle before going to bed
|Step 6: Leaving the house and shutting the door
Increasing speed while leaving the room and shutting the door
|15 minutes total