Earned value is a project technique you can use to monitor, track and report on the performance of any project. This document is a cheat-sheet of formulas you can use to confidently calculate earned value.
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While no one likes to do it, laying off people sometimes is a cost-effective way of saving a business in a struggling economy. If you are thinking about laying people off (and we sincerely hope you don't have to), calculate the long-term costs involved in such a drastic move.
While no one likes to do it, laying off people sometimes is a cost-effective way of saving a business in a struggling economy. If you are thinking about laying people off (and we sincerely hope you don't have to), calculate the long-term savings your company could reap from such a drastic move.
Here in Excel form is a handy calculator for multi-criteria decision-making (e.g. build or buy decisions).
A handy directory for cataloging and referencing application package suppliers and their product offerings.
Here's a template, with attached examples, for testing your Data Warehouse canned queries (analytical reports).
This Google Docs capacity planning template can be used by any project manager who doesn't have complex scheduling tools like MS Project. It provides a calendar-like spreadsheet where development tasks can be assigned to different resources to easily distribute the work and calculate the available man days per period (release, sprint).
Here's a discounted cash flow model for a complete business. Find out fast the market value of company assets.
Keep a lid on contractor costs by formalizing the process of “casual” or “temporary” position requisitions.
This method of diagramming allows the project manager to facilitate a group session in order to efficiently determine causes of a particular problem affecting the project. Once root causes are identified, appropriate actions toward resolution are more easily identified.