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PMI Scheduling Conference 2017

March 29, 2017 | Online

New technologies, hybrid projects, the launch of a PMO—when the environment is constantly changing, how do you craft a schedule (or multiple schedules) for project success? Discover timely answers here—and only here—at the PMI Scheduling Conference 2017, exclusively for PMI members.

PMI Scheduling Conference 2016

March 30, 2016 | Online

Love project scheduling? Or just want to learn what’s new in the world of project scheduling? Attend the PMI Scheduling Conference – exclusively for PMI Members. Learn the latest in scheduling best practices not available anywhere outside of PMI. We’ll share tips and tools from real-life projects and programs.

On-demand Webinars

2017 Scheduling: Agile Scheduling with Rolling Wave Deliverable Roadmaps and Backlogs

by Johanna Rothman
April 29, 2017 | 58:16 | Views: 802 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.76 / 7

Does “scheduling” for an agile project make sense? If you can change what the team does, how is it possible to schedule? Scheduling does make sense for agile, if you think about “sequencing,” “minimum viable product,” and rolling wave deliverable-based planning. You might even use some of these approaches on your project now.

2017 Scheduling: Building a Scheduling Center of Excellence in the PMO

by Michelle Colodzin Gunsher
March 29, 2017 | 60:32 | Views: 404 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.43 / 7

This presentation will provide a brief overview of the “Five Secrets of Project Scheduling” and will go on to describe how to apply them in a PMO environment by creating a “scheduling center of excellence” and how doing so can improve project success rates throughout an organization.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Quantity Tracking System (Green Projects)

deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

This template is built for construction project control managers who need to keep track of quantities installed onsite and—with the same tool—produce a weekly/monthly report that supplies management with quantitative feedback about project status.

Weekly Project Planner

PREMIUM deliverable
by Chirag Sheth

This simple project planner is for PMs to manage their IT/non-IT project schedules. Project managers just need to enter requirement/module names and estimated hours for each, define weekly deliverables by entering hours into each cell, and highlight them with a different color to generate a visually helpful planner.

Manpower/Resource Mobilization-Demobilization Schedule

PREMIUM deliverable
by Anas Khan

After calculating the resources required (with the help of company productivity norms and with the time available), this schedule will help project stakeholders have a clear idea about the current and future manpower requirements for any given construction project.

Project Status Update (Presentation)

PREMIUM presentation
by Daniel Grzybek

This presentation template is a formal customer-facing status report used for medium to larger projects, or for reporting multiple projects with the same stakeholder audience.

Learn From Others

Making the Complex Seem Simple

by Mike Donoghue

When you make the effort to determine if a project is actually complex, you can often figure it out pretty quickly based on a combination of the following criteria…

Cybersecurity Impacts Upon United States Navy Undersea Tracking Ranges

by Adamson E. Streit, MBA, PMP, Bradley T. Dame, CISSP

Government agencies have recently found themselves asking questions about cybersecurity threats that they had not previously anticipated. In response, program managers must carry out a mandate of ensuring cybersecurity compliance while remaining on-budget. This paper seeks to provide answers and strategies while examining impact to schedule and budget.

Fast Tracking: A Special Area of Risk Management

by Anne Gromöller

Fast tracking can shorten a project’s schedule or easily cause rework to be required. It is of utmost importance to carefully weigh the risks prior to deciding whether or not fast tracking is the right option for the project. A quantitative estimate for calculating the monetary value translates the risk into hard currency.

Pick up the Pace

by Kate Rockwood

When schedules are compressed, project managers should focus on team engagement and cohesion.

Stop Being Scared of Spreadsheets!

by Jirí Skrivánek

Scared of spreadsheets? Don't be! They are a necessary and valuable tool in the project manager's arsenal. This article and its accompanying template are not a step-by-step tutorial. Instead of detailed instructions, it discusses a few things that are crucial to start both managing projects and completing advanced work with spreadsheets.

Rescue Me! Understanding Triple Constraint Problems

by Michael Zekser

What constitutes a troubled project? The answer is truly in the eyes of the sponsor, but as project managers we need to measure objectively and then decide how to use those facts in our go-forward plans. Here the author puts everything in the context of the triple constraint.

A Perception Change: Moving the Goal Post

by Laura Burford

Project managers excel at managing the project schedule, but many of us are not accustomed to revisiting the original premise of a project. There are four very simple and practical “perception” risk mitigation techniques that PMs and teams can implement.

How Late Is That Task?

by Paul Gosnell

Analyzing a schedule to determine which tasks are late is an important responsibility for all project managers. This article describes a schedule monitoring technique using Microsoft Project's custom fields to find out exactly how much time (work hours) a task is behind.

Taking the Next Bite

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Projects are not completed all at once in a day or even a week—most projects are large endeavors that take months or even years. How do you take on a project like that? One bite at a time.

Selecting the Best Delay Analysis Technique

by Ahmed Fouad Sedky

Delay is the ugly truth on most construction projects, but there are several delay analysis/forensic planning techniques that can be used. This article will provide a brief explanation of each—and when each method is best used.


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