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.
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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.
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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.
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).
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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