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How to Manage Scope Creep in a Power Plant Outage

by Naveed Rabbani PMP, M.E.M (Energy) (NED, Pak), B.E (Electrical) (NED, Pak)
February 26, 2021 | 61:31 | Views: 6,042 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.36 / 5

Outages are planned shutdowns of plants for maintenance, including preventative maintenance and defects. Preventative maintenance works have pre-defined scope, a job plan and resource requirements built into a maintenance management system. The problematic area is corrective maintenance scope (i.e., defects). Defects often result in significant increase in outage scope, known as scope creep. Scope creep is a serious challenge that outage managers, outage engineers and planners face before and during an outage. In order for us to manage it, it is necessary to understand what scope creep is—and what its causes are. If the root causes are taken care of, the problem will be solved by itself! The webinar will discuss this in detail based on practical experience and will be followed by Q&A.

Estimation and Planning in an Agile World

by Aditi Bhalla
January 07, 2021 | 58:44 | Views: 7,300 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.13 / 5

Have you been wondering about what Agile Estimating and Planning looks like? How it is different from traditional methods and why you would even consider using agile estimation methods? If you're looking for a closer look at how we estimate, what story points are, how to use velocity for planning, dealing with fixed date and fixed scope projects, maintaining product backlog using scrum boards for daily standups then this webinar is for you!

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Final Project Performance Report

PREMIUM deliverable
by Sandra Li

The Final Project Performance Report is developed in the closing process. It documents final project performance as compared to the project objectives. The objectives from the project charter are reviewed, and evidence of meeting them is documented. Use this form to document your progress.

Project Plan Workbook

PREMIUM deliverable
by Valentina Enache

This Excel workbook includes sheets to help you keep track of scope, schedule, risks, costs, resource allocation and your work breakdown structure during a project. Adapt it to fit your organization and project.

Project Monthly Progress Report Outline

PREMIUM deliverable
by Mujahid Akhtar

Use this sample monthly progress report (created for a construction/engineering project) as an outline and adapt for your own project. It contains sections for an EVA summary, progress analysis, procurements and more.

Overview of the Project Management Process

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).

Project Definition Checklist


This checklist is designed to help you ask and answer the tough questions about what defines your project and its mission. Before you start any work, take a quick look to make sure you haven't forgotten something important. (Hint: This document is excellent material for putting together your project plan!)

Learn From Others

Back to PM Basics (Part 5): All Project Plans Aren't the Same

by Bruce Garrod

Too often, organizations start project work instead of developing a plan. This has to stop! Kicking off a project can be an overwhelming feeling for individuals new to project management (and for a lot of us experienced PMs, too). Keep these tips on planning and scope in mind to help ease your stress.

Not Every Problem Can Be Solved

by Andy Jordan

Just because the project business case or charter says a project has to be delivered within certain parameters, that doesn’t mean it’s possible.

What About Sprint Creep?

by Bart Gerardi

Scope creep can plague projects where timelines are established at the start, or budgets and resources are fixed. However, it should not be a problem for projects operating with agile principles. Rather than resisting change, an agile team welcomes it, and figures out how to adapt to it. Here's how.

From Vision to Reality: How to Implement an Automation Solution

by Baskar Periasamy, PMP

Many of our ideas never come to fruition as we become completely sucked into our daily project life. How can we make sure our vision is realized? Where do you start? Let’s look at a scenario and break down possible practical and strategic steps that we can take.

How to Manage a Project...When You Aren't the Project Manager

by Stephen Biddle, PMP

Faced with a project that had no defined scope and no project manager, this practitioner took on the role. Since then, he has completed dozens of similar projects and worked out a reliable general process with five steps.

Resume, Recover and Deliver

by Andy Jordan

A lot of projects are on hold right now, but what happens when they need to get restarted? There are a number of things we can do to make the ultimate resumption and recovery of our projects easier for all involved.

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.

WBS and Product Backlog: Siblings or Distant Cousins?

by Mike Griffiths

Are work breakdown structures and product backlogs really so different? They both help with forming agreement on scope. Yet, due to how they are often used, they are viewed as quite different by many people…a viewpoint this expert would like to change.

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