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March 29, 2017 | Online

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March 30, 2016 | Online

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Upcoming Webinars

Project Risk Management/Risk Management

Aug 13, 2020 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

How do you incorporate risk mitigation plans into the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)? This is important because it is useful to be able to see the status of the mitigation plan in the IMS and the impact on other tasks if the mitigation plan begins to slip. This webinar presents a tutorial on risk management. It includes: the risk management process; risk identification methods; risk analysis techniques; risk response (handling) methods; and risk monitor and control approaches. Finally, the webinar will explain and show by example how to integrate a risk mitigation plan into the IMS.

On-demand Webinars

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts

by Kimberly Johnson, Sam Huffman
November 19, 2019 | 53:27 | Views: 6,631 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.52 / 5

This session will walk the attendee through 10 practices that are sure to be problematic.

Introduction to Delay Analysis & Forensic Planning

by Ahmed Fouad Sedky
April 10, 2019 | 59:19 | Views: 7,709 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.39 / 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.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Status Reporting and Work Plan Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Sara Singh

This template was developed for its use on construction projects. However, its format and ease of data entry allows it to be easily transferrable to numerous disciplines. The sample template shows one Project Package, which is further categorized into three Project Phases.

Statistical PERT™ (SPERT™) Estimation Worksheet

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by William Davis

Updated for 2020! Statistical PERT is an estimation technique that project professionals use to align expectations and make better business decisions. Use Statistical PERT to create a probabilistic forecast for many project uncertainties, such as how much your project will cost, or when you might deploy the next agile release. Statistical PERT easily models a wide variety of uncertainties using built-in statistical functions inside Microsoft Excel, making estimation easy to do—even for people who don't like statistics.

Proposal Estimation and Planning Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Sanjiv Dhupkar

There are many available techniques for estimation; however, during the RFP/proposal stage, estimation becomes a challenge due to the high level of scope and information, short durations, urgent submissions, etc. One has to rely on a work breakdown methodology and past experience to derive the schedule, effort and resource requirements. This sample template will help you log a variety of planning activities.

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).

Learn From Others

Study on the Main Causes of Project Schedule Delays

by Saleh A. Al-Wadei

Nearly 50% of projects worldwide during the previous eight years have experienced delays in their schedule. By examining several sources, with a focus on oil and gas projects but applicable to most projects, the paper consolidates the identified causes, categorizes them, and ranks them in the form of a top 12 list of the most common delay causes in projects.

Applying Baseline to Incremental Projects

by Paul Coogan

The application of a baseline to projects is an essential tool in measuring project schedule performance during post-project review. Setting multiple baselines can be very useful in providing an historical record of how the schedule progressed.

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.

3 Technical Project Skills That Never Go out of Style

by Bruce Harpham

To brush up on your project technical skills, it's time to explore a few timeless skills: time and resource estimation; 2. risk management; and 3. scheduling. These skills will help you improve your performance, or challenge the adequacy of the plans developed by your team.

Foundational Technical Skills: The Key to Project Success

by Jiju (Jay) Nair, PMP

Organizational leadership often favors the development of soft skills, resulting in the gradual erosion of PM technical skills that form the foundation of any solid project management capability.

The Advantages of Probabilistic Estimates

by William Davis

Sharing probabilistic estimates with stakeholders is one of the best ways a project manager can align expectations and foster sound decision making by sponsors and other executives...even on an agile team.

It Works: Applying Project Management Techniques to Due Diligence Efforts

by Rob Seiler

Project management techniques help to establish order and clear lines of responsibility and can be invaluable tools for successful implementation of due diligence efforts. The application of a WBS and a project schedule remove the potential bias of a “done deal” mentality and focus the effort to develop an informed opinion.

Estimation in the Era of Continuous Change

by Andy Jordan

With projects increasingly being initiated with incomplete scopes—and with change becoming ever more frequent—what role does estimation play today?

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?


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