Stakeholders need to know the status of a project. A good status report will report status and also foster communication to benefit the project’s health. Here, we explore some of your options.
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When missed task deadlines start to become a problem, it’s often due to one or more of four reasons. Examining these key possibilities can help get to the root of the problem--and get the project team back on track toward on-time delivery of critical project tasks.
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?
By focusing on only the work required to complete the project within a customer-specified time span, engineering, procurement, and construction companies can eliminate waste and the overuse of resources, which will help them survive cutthroat lump sum turnkey competition. Deliverable-oriented and schedule-driven project execution is essential in optimizing manpower utilization and meeting the client's ever-shortening project schedule requirements.
In the world of IT, each project comes with a different set of expectations and requirements that make everyone nervous about estimating cost, time and level of effort. Estimations based on a mature estimation model (function points) are more likely to be successful than projects that are estimated ad hoc, based on expert judgment alone. Function points translate all project functionalities into equivalent efforts. Combined with a well-defined process, they serve as a powerful tool for accurate estimations.
Dependencies are a fundamental part of project planning, but not many people get it right. Here’s a primer on how it should work.
When you think of the leaders who look at your status reports as users, the look and feel of the report you use may be inadequate. Give leaders the information they need in a compelling manner by using design thinking to make improvements in how information is presented.
Project management is an integral component when launching a digital ad campaign. Here we explore the nuances of digital advertising as they relate to time, quality and communication processes.
Dividing your project into smaller parts that are more controllable helps you move closer to your ultimate goal: successfully achieving your project deliverables and high user satisfaction. Follow these seven tips to gain more direct control over your project.
The project plan can be a strange environment of murky waters, but the adventurous project manager can see clearly if they dive in and explore the depths.