In this article, we look at the key to schedule success, historical and repeatable tasks, why schedules fail, how to eliminate the target date tango and build a schedule defense that manages the risks.
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Are you still blaming users for new requirements? Why is this all happening? Is it because of the lack of discipline among requirements holders, who just keep on asking for different things—often late in our projects—throwing a monkey wrench into our schedules and budgets?
Project managers must ensure that projects are aligned with business strategy and value creation for their company and its shareholders. The author demonstrates the importance of the bridge between the business and project worlds, even when there is not a clear link between their objectives. But one objective always remains the same: to create economic value.
¿Porque Debes Medir?, para evaluar el desempeño, porque buscar el porque de las cosas? Para buscar respuestas?by
Si no se mide lo que se hace, no se puede controlar y si no se puede controlar, no se puede dirigir y si no se puede dirigir no se puede mejorar, No tienes un norte definido en donde se posiblemente se comenten errores, lo cual se traduce en perdida de dinero, tiempo y en lo más importante en un cliente insatisfecho.
It’s frustrating to work on projects when the client or the customer keeps moving the target you're trying to hit--whether that be requirements, a date or even the vision for the project. How does a project manager fight this moving target and still deliver on time?
Once we share a ballpark estimation, there will be a follow-up question: “How did you get these numbers?” Then we need justification. Is there any easy and simple way to get this done? Yes! Use this article in conjunction with the Project Estimation Calculator template.
If you cannot make a plan to have the right people at the right time, then your project will not succeed. But how do you arrive at that plan with the number of resources? And how do you ensure that the number of people is right, and the start and finish dates are correct? It all starts with estimating.
Everyone focuses on preventing scope creep and trying to control the scope, but there are times when it's appropriate to actually increase the scope. Project managers need to be ready to handle that situation as well…are you?
Assumptions are some of the biggest culprits in scope creep, misunderstandings and successful projects being declared failures. This article will provide examples of each--and ways to take the assumptions out of the picture and make your project a success.
Change is inevitable, and the only thing that is certain is change. While we can all agree to this, it is imperative that all project managers understand the impact of scope changes to projects that are in the pipeline or the execution phase.