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How an Awarded Australian Project Executed a Model for the Future

by Debra Miersma, Peter Dodd, Sean Whitaker, Grant Hawksworth
May 02, 2018 | 59:19 | Views: 10,227 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.32 / 5

One of the 2017 PMI Award for Project Excellence winners, ICT fitout delivered ‘As a Service’ for 1 William Street, saw Dimension Data develop an industry-first technology solution for the Queensland State Government that has provided a benchmark platform that can be readily applied across all state-owned building into the future. Despite challenges, such as having to deal with a large and diverse subcontract base which introduced complexity and potential cost implications, the project was delivered on time and on budget. Learn about this award winning project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.

Backlogs and Burndowns: An Alternative to Gantt Charts for Planning Product Development Projects

by Kelly Weyrauch
March 20, 2018 | 60:33 | Views: 9,904 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

Gantt Charts are a fine mechanism for planning projects that have well bounded activities with a clean start and end point, and with understood dependencies and sequences. But in the non-linear, sometimes chaotic world of Product Development, Gantt Charts can be inadequate, cumbersome, or even misleadingly inaccurate. In the session, we will explore an alternative using mechanism of Agile product development - a Backlog of value to deliver with estimations of size (effort) and a reality-based Burndown that shows a plan with visible assumptions. Together these mechanism provide an effective way to plan, track, and replan a complex Product Development effort.

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Schedule Risk Scorecard (Korean Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

이 Excel 스코어 카드는 전체 일정 위험 점수, 일정 콘텐츠 위험 점수 및 일정 기술적 위험 점수와 같이 일정에서 파생 된 위험을 평가하는 데 도움이되는 세 가지 탭으로 구성되어 있습니다.

Project Plan (Excel)

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by Ajai Anthony

Use this Excel template to create a project plan that covers design, development, testing and delivery dates for each module. The plan will help show how long it should take to complete a task/module/user story (and when it should be completed).

Project Charter

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by Cynthia Snyder Dionisio

The Project Charter formally authorizes a project or phase. It defines the reason for the project and assigns a project manager—and the PM's authority level. The content of the Charter should describe the project in high-level terms. This revised deliverable is from A Project Manager's Book of Forms - Third Edition (A Companion to the PMBOK® Guide — Sixth Edition).

Project Status Update (Single Slide)

PREMIUM presentation
by Mayte Mata-Sivera

This definitive one-slide status report for projects gives a simple yet effective visual representation for team members. This report was created based on IT Implementations, but it can be used/tailored to other projects.

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How to Avoid the Project Status Meeting

by Jim Lovell

Project team status meetings are boring. Worse, they take up valuable time. So how then can the project manager get updates from the team on the progress of assigned tasks if not with a weekly status meeting? Through individual status updates.

Getting Risky with Project Phases (Korean Translation)

by Barath Balasubramanian

초기 단계 위험 관리는 향후 프로젝트의 성공을 위해 견고한 토대를 마련하는 것과 유사합니다. 이 기사의 핵심 주제는 잘 관리하지 않으면 해로운 영향을 미칠 수있는 주요 위험에 대한 인식을 확인하고 생성하는 것이며,이를 관리하기위한 실제적인 단계를 제안하는 것입니다.

Project Constraints on a Journey Toward Being Agile (Korean Translation)

by Pawan Rai

모든 프로젝트 관리자는 범위, 시간 및 비용으로 구성된 프로젝트 관리 삼각형을 잘 알고 있습니다. 프로젝트의 성공을 달성하기 위해서는 품질, 자원 및 위험 요소가 반드시 고려되어야합니다. 여기에서 초점은 민첩성의 시대에 이러한 제약이 어떻게 관련되어 있는지 이해하는 것입니다.

Hybrid Scheduling: Naming the Elephant

by Mark Romanelli

Project scheduling has long been formally defined in binary terms. It’s time to recognize and name the third form that combines the two: hybrid scheduling.

Project Management Tattoos That Don’t Wash Off (Part 1)

by Roger Kent, PMP, PMI-ACP

Getting a tattoo is an act of meaning. You get “inked” to help you remember something: an idea, a person, an inspiration. What PM tattoos should you consider to help you on your road to success?

The Top 10 Reasons Projects Fail (Part 2) (Korean Translation)

by Marc Lacroix

우리 모두는 일반적으로 비즈니스 세계에서 함정이 무엇인지 알며 피해야한다는 것을 이해하지만, 가장 명백한 함정은 때때로 우리가 빠지기 쉬운 것입니다 - 특히 우리를 혼란스럽게하고 눈을 떠들게하는 수십 개의 경쟁 우선 순위를 가진 프로젝트를 관리 할 때 앞에있는 흔적에서. 이 두 편의 기사 시리즈에서는 프로젝트 실패의 주요 10 가지 이유를 파악하고 이러한 공통 프로젝트 관리 함정을 피하는 방법에 중점을 둡니다.

Getting Risky with Project Phases

by Barath Balasubramanian

Managing early-phase risks is akin to laying a solid foundation on which future project success can be built. The central theme of this article is to identify and create an awareness of major risks that can have a deleterious impact if not managed well—and propose some practical steps to manage them.

Understanding the Nexus Between WBS and LFA

by Haroon Qureshi

Many entities use logical framework analysis (LFA) as a project planning and management tool that is part of almost every project document. LFA is sometimes called a work breakdown structure, but its structure is different. Considering these terminology differences, this article attempts to explain the relation between WBS and LFA.

Project Constraints on a Journey Toward Being Agile

by Pawan Rai

Every project manager is familiar with the project management triangle, comprised of scope, time and cost. Quality, resources and risk are additional factors that must be accounted for to achieve project success. The focus here is to understand how these constraints are still relevant in the age of agile.


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