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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

Introduction to Delay Analysis & Forensic Planning

by Ahmed Fouad Sedky
April 10, 2019 | 59:19 | Views: 6,014 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.37 / 5

This webinar provides an introduction to Delay Analysis; Forensic Planning; and Scheduling and how they relate to Extension of Time Requests preparation and submission. Attendees will learn: Delay types and how disputes arise; the difference between the Critical Path and the Longest Path; delay analysis / forensic planning/ scheduling techniques and when to use each technique; and tips on preparing successful Extension of Time Requests.

Forecast Scheduling for Innovators

by Kimberly Johnson, Eric Uyttewaal, Mick Kuehn, Gina Lund
October 11, 2018 | 62:14 | Views: 7,193 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.37 / 5

Forecast Scheduling for Innovators shows you how you can forecast your project with just the project schedule, even without advanced techniques like Earned Value, Critical Chain or Agile.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

WBS Generator

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by Jerome Smith

This WBS Generator allows you to create a work breakdown structure by updating an Excel table and clicking a button. Users can create conditional formats to highlight keywords, change the options to modify the look and feel, maintain the WBS with on-the-fly updates, and add second- and third-level boxes. By creating custom conditional formats, project managers focus stakeholder attention to key points in the WBS. Code has been updated to run on Excel 365.

Gantt Planner for Excel

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by Gary Weber

The tool creates a Gantt chart that can be used for presentations. Using this planner for "what-if" upfront planning is faster and easier than trying to do it in real time with dedicated project software. The tool easily allows adding comments or annotations to a Gantt chart, re-arranging tasks into logical flows, or showing multiple tasks in a single row.

Master Resource Plan

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by Gaurav Kukreja

The template is a detailed IT Resource Master Plan that includes the labor resources required to produce the project deliverable. The Resource Master Plan can be a living document that is actively maintained and managed throughout the life of an IT project. This also contains the Resource Ramp-up Chart to help plan project teamwork effort burn rates (and analyze their burn-rate forecast).

Project Status Update (Single Slide)

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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.

Learn From Others

Guessing Is Not Estimating

by Andy Jordan

Project plans are still being built based on guesswork, and those plans and associated schedules become “locked” as the deadline the project must deliver against and the number of people needed to do the work. As a project manager, you must avoid falling into that trap.

Event Project Management: 5 Best Practice Tips

by Mark Romanelli, Dr. Susanne Gellweiler

Project managers are regularly called on to coordinate event projects. The list provided here includes some tips from event management experts, who share some best practices.

How to Model Testing in a Project Plan

by Stephen Biddle, PMP

We all know the last thing you do in the project is test it. The question, however, is how to plan for it. The problem with many project plans is that they don't allow for a situation where the test fails, which is almost inevitable. Here's some help.

Why 'Percent Complete' Is Never a Measure of Progress

by Andy Jordan

Project managers live and die by the performance of projects against their schedule, yet many of them don’t know how to measure that performance. To truly understand what’s going on with their projects, it’s important for new PMs to avoid falling into the “percent complete” trap in the first place.

Sustaining a Positive Environment: Be Acute!

by Al Taylor

Many things make it difficult to sustain a positive project environment. The solution is to ensure that our attention to task definition, task assignment and task monitoring is acute.

How to Integrate Time Zones for Successful Collaboration

by Mark Kilby

Many managers of distributed agile software teams struggle with time zones. Team members may also struggle with maintaining a traditional eight-hour workday when separated by multiple time zones. Perhaps it’s not the time zones that are the challenge; the real challenge lies in re-thinking the workday of the team.

Topic Teasers Vol. 112: PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition New Earned Schedule Theory

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

Question: One of my colleagues told me that they are changing the earned value management (EVM) formulas. We have many projects in progress, with automated charts and spreadsheets configured with the current calculations I was taught to use in my Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam prep training. Is this true that the math is being altered by PMI?

Project Crashing Using Critical Path Method

by Yogesh Bhila Patil

Project crashing is the name given to schedule compression techniques that are used to shorten the duration of a project without changing the scope. Two techniques, fast tracking and crashing, with cost and schedule trade-offs, are analyzed to determine how to obtain the best result.

Project Management Tattoos That Don't Wash Off (Part 2)

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? Part 2 explores more ink options.


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