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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

Balancing Planning and Execution in Change Projects

by Mickey Granot
July 11, 2018 | 61:12 | Views: 4,353 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.31 / 5

When one evaluates the project management body of knowledge, processes, procedures and common practice one cannot miss that the main focus and attention are placed on the planning processes. Most of PMI PMBOK is dedicated to planning processes, the project management process has only one step dedicated to execution and all the rest are planning steps.

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

by Kelly Weyrauch
March 20, 2018 | 60:33 | Views: 9,210 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.53 / 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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Save Time With Tools + Templates

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)

PREMIUM deliverable
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).

WBS for Business Intelligence Projects

PREMIUM deliverable
by Priyanka Jain

This template provides a work breakdown structure for business intelligence projects and for requirement effort estimation for a waterfall methodology-based project or user story estimation for an agile-based project.

Project Status Update (Presentation)

PREMIUM presentation
by Daniel Grzybek

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.

Learn From Others

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.

Deciding on a Data Date

by Mohamed Amer

For big complicated projects, the process of schedule update data collection can take many days. This is where one of the most common questions arises: Which data date should you consider?

Begin With the Endgame

by Christopher Cook

Endgames help to clear a path for specific outcomes—learning the micro to understand the macro. Projects are all about the finished product or service. How you get there starts with your determination of the endgame.

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.

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.

Navigating Real (Estate) Complexity

by Wayne Miller

Are you still operating with outdated assumptions and expectations? The stressful process of buying a new home and selling an old one proved to be an enlightening experience in project management and complexity for this practitioner.

Code Red: Prioritization Over Optimization

by Venkata Naga Rahul Rani

In a custom equipment manufacturing environment where unforeseen work causes projects to slip on schedule, prioritization is key. "Code red" meetings can help.


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