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.
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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.
Avoid the frustration of a badly managed relationship with a team lead or stakeholder by taking the communication initiative. This guide will help you start a constructive conversation before mistakes or omissions are made.
Taking disparate individuals and putting them together to form a cohesive, functioning team is harder than herding cats. Now try managing them! This presentation contains guidelines you need to manage a project team successfully.
Use this outline to help build a successful alignment and allocation of your team for your project and its initiatives.
Nurture your project team members, and they'll deliver for you!
Use this form to evaluate work done by each member of your project team.
How do you officially "borrow" the team members you need for your project if they belong to another project or department? Here's a formal contract for procuring their time.
This Team Operating Agreement will document the team’s agreement around: values, decision-making, communication, problem-solving and commitments.