Tap on the Shoulder is a Microsoft Project add-in that sends automatic reminders for every task, just when it's about to start or end. Team members no longer have to navigate the Project UI, and project managers don't have to bug everyone.
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The project manager should make sure the lessons learned sessions are positive experiences for all involved. But how can you turn a session on mistakes into something constructive?
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This Excel template is to be used in conjunction with the article Task Duration Estimation: A Simple Solution. Together, they can be used to conduct a Monte Carlo simulation. This will provide a statistically reliable method of estimating the minimum required time to schedule for any task so that its chance of success falls within a given confidence parameter.
You can use a simple spreadsheet to make a reasonable best guess of the likely duration of a given task. This explanation of three-point estimates and simple triangle probability distribution—along with its accompanying Microsoft Excel spreadsheet—can be used to conduct a Monte Carlo simulation.
One of the areas most likely to cause problems on projects is the monitoring and tracking of work. As a new project manager, how do you know how much is too much when it comes to task management?
This utility generates a table to show project tasks at risk based on the principles of Earned Schedule, a variation on the Earned Value Management concept. Instructions are embedded in the file. For the related article, see "A Measure of Time" (Aug. 13, 2009), which can be found in Methods & Means under the Departments menu.
In a traditional project environment, work may be rolling in for the project team as tasks—each task seen as a story from a product backlog. This worksheet is a tool to track progress of similar tasks on a weekly basis over a project duration. Use in conjunction with the Tracking Performance by Tasks article.