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Managing Projects Effectively during a Pandemic

Jun 11, 2021 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

During a Crisis, managing projects become extremely critical as we may experience Cost & Schedule overruns, unidentified Changes & Risks that creates an imbalance. Focusing on Priority Knowledge areas of PMBOK during a crisis, helps us stay aligned to the Program GOAL's & the Organization Targets. An approach to consolidate the projects of a Program or a Portfolio in a single shell will be my call during this webinar - with my personalized model that can give an "Effective Approach".

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How to Manage Scope Creep in a Power Plant Outage

by Naveed Rabbani PMP, M.E.M (Energy) (NED, Pak), B.E (Electrical) (NED, Pak)
February 26, 2021 | 61:31 | Views: 4,932 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.36 / 5

Outages are planned shutdowns of plants for maintenance, including preventative maintenance and defects. Preventative maintenance works have pre-defined scope, a job plan and resource requirements built into a maintenance management system. The problematic area is corrective maintenance scope (i.e., defects). Defects often result in significant increase in outage scope, known as scope creep. Scope creep is a serious challenge that outage managers, outage engineers and planners face before and during an outage. In order for us to manage it, it is necessary to understand what scope creep is—and what its causes are. If the root causes are taken care of, the problem will be solved by itself! The webinar will discuss this in detail based on practical experience and will be followed by Q&A.

Procurement Management – Review of Important Concepts

by Manish Mohandas
November 16, 2020 | 61:40 | Views: 2,883 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.19 / 5

As any Project Management professional would appreciate, Procurement Management is an important element of managing complex projects. Through this webinar/series of webinars, Manish will discuss important concepts of Procurement management like types of contracts, standard forms with a brief overview of FIDIC documents as an example, Instructions to Bidders (ITB), importance of independent estimates, change management, Extension of time (EOT), Payment terms, Price escalation, Suspension and termination of contract, types of securities, Force Majeure and finally dispute resolution. These concepts will be discussed with examples and case studies.

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Cash Flow Report

PREMIUM deliverable
by Ahmed Elshikh

This Excel template can be used to keep track of cash flow for your project, helping you chart cumulative planned and paid invoice activity based on monthly payments.

Overview of the Project Management Process

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by John Galyon

While actively participating in mentorship during a project with a local design/build firm, this practitioner compiled an overview of the project management process as detailed in PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Use this overview with other project managers as a tool to reference in your day-to-day PM activities (as well as share with new project managers).

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Topic Teasers Vol. 134: Unexpected Changes Lead to Alphabet Madness

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: Due to the pandemic, my original project estimates aren't accurate. It’s not enough that we are over budget and behind schedule, I now need a way to show management how I predict this work will change financially and in terms of time. I learned some alphabet formulas to pass the PMP® exam, but that was years ago. Is there a simple way to calculate this stuff?

Topic Teasers Vol. 130: Early Money = More Money

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: My manager is always pushing me to finish early or deliver parts of things. This makes no sense to me. Money is money. I would reason that as long as the business receives it before the end of the year and the final stakeholder’s report, what difference does it make if we deliver project outcomes it in one month or wait a couple more and make sure everything is perfect before things are released. Why the pusht?

Approach to Project Management Fundamentals

by Fraser MacDuffee

With the PMBOK® Guide as the foundation, organizations can build their project methodologies to meet their specific business needs. The focus in this article is on the fundamentals of project execution. All of these elements are interdependent and take time and effort to build. Principled execution is the goal for our customers and ourselves.

Complicating the Project: When Simple Math Will Do

by Paul Baumgartner, PMP

Why inject complexity into your projects when elementary math will suffice? Cut through the quantification using these three simple formulas when engaging with stakeholders.

Getting Visual With Uncertainties

by William Davis

Sharing only single-outcome estimates of the future fails to convey project risk, uncertainty and the project team’s nascent project knowledge. A far better approach is to use visual signals to help project sponsors sense the uncertainties that they and their project teams face.

Project Management for Energy Reform: An Opportunity for Government

by Dan Potash

The benefits of project management for traditional energy projects, such as building a power plant, are well known. But there are also benefits for energy sector reform, particularly government initiatives. Project management techniques can help by clarifying objectives, engaging stakeholders, improving the speed of legislation, and managing scope and schedule.

Topic Teasers Vol. 129: Preparing for Recession

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: I am the project manager in a small business? Oh, wait…I’m also one of the owners. My partners and I are concerned with what we read and hear in the news about a possible upcoming recession. We’re not sure how to adjust our projects and our other business practices to have the best shot of surviving if an economic downturn occurs. How can I use my project management skills to set up a “Live Through It Successfully” project?

How Much Time Should Be Spent Planning?

by Stephen Biddle, PMP

How long should we spend on planning as a proportion of the project lifecycle? That's a very good question, and one this practitioner often gets asked. So, is there an answer?

Performing Cost Control in Construction

by Mohamed Ammar

This article describes construction project cost control techniques without the use of special tools or software…and with the help of organizational process assets (OPAs).

The Limits of the Linear Approach to Schedule Variance

by Vladimir Malinovskiy

In this article, schedule variance is modeled to show the comparison and relationship of actual project progress and the schedule baseline. The underlying linear model of the schedule performance index (SPI) is explained and visualized with the budget square chart. The limits of the linear SPI approach are shown, and then an improved non-linear visualization is explored.


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