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.
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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.
Does “scheduling” for an agile project make sense? If you can change what the team does, how is it possible to schedule? Scheduling does make sense for agile, if you think about “sequencing,” “minimum viable product,” and rolling wave deliverable-based planning. You might even use some of these approaches on your project now.
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This template is a simple to-do prioritization sorter. The aim of the template is to minimize inputs of tasks (and task attributes) and provide a sorting algorithm to allow the user to focus on the most critical tasks first. It automatically sequences tasks based on the parameters of due date, importance and estimated duration.
This template will help with planning an activity by giving a method to weight critical paths, with the final goal to calculate contractor delay responsibility by calculated weightings.
This Excel scorecard is composed of three tabs to help you evaluate risks derived by the schedule: overall schedule risk score, schedule content risk score and schedule technicality risk score.
This presentation template is a formal customer-facing status report used for medium to larger projects, or for reporting multiple projects with the same stakeholder audience.
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Fast tracking can shorten a project’s schedule or easily cause rework to be required. It is of utmost importance to carefully weigh the risks prior to deciding whether or not fast tracking is the right option for the project. A quantitative estimate for calculating the monetary value translates the risk into hard currency.
When schedules are compressed, project managers should focus on team engagement and cohesion.
Scared of spreadsheets? Don't be! They are a necessary and valuable tool in the project manager's arsenal. This article and its accompanying template are not a step-by-step tutorial. Instead of detailed instructions, it discusses a few things that are crucial to start both managing projects and completing advanced work with spreadsheets.
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