# Bottlenecks

Many tasks occur between the time one wakes up in the morning to the time they arrive at work on a daily basis. Sometimes, these tasks become routine and more or less take the same amount of time every day; however, there are individual processes that may take longer than others and cause one to be late to work or throw a quark in the day which will delay the remainder of the tasks scheduled.   It is my goal to identify these bottlenecks, or areas in which my delays typically occur, and eliminate the chance for this to delay my arrival to work and thus my schedule. Over the past five weeks, I have kept a log of the time it takes me to conduct the different activities I engage in before arriving to work.
The data points used in this log to determine my average time to get ready what is causing my set backs are the mean, median, range, and mode. The mean is the average time it takes me on a weekly basis. This is calculated by adding the daily totals and dividing by the five data points.   The median is the number in a list of numbers ordered numerically that lands directly in the middle of the number set. The range is calculated by subtracting the lowest number in the set of five from the highest number. The range allows us to observe the variations in my weekly process. The mode is a statistical value that is a the number in the set that repeats one or more times(Taylor, p.1).   Below is a two week log of my daily process from the moment I wake up until the moment I go to work. I have highlighted areas that seem to vary greatly and cause me the most setbacks.

Week One and Two

T W T F S T W T F S

Alarm Goes Off at 6:45 a.m. 16 24 8 16 24 8 8 8 16 8
Make and prepare coffee and eat a bowl of cereal 15 22 17 18 22 12 15 16 13 14
Shower 11 13 10 12 12 12 11 10 11 12
Hair and Make up 24 20 22 25 19 18 19 22 18 17
Find an outfit and get dressed 12 10 7 4 10 8 8 12 7 6
Final Touch Ups and getting ready to walk out door 4 6 4 9 5 3 4 4 5 3
Drive to...