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Upcoming Webinars

How an Awarded Australian Project Executed a Model for the Future

May 2, 2018 5:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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One of the 2017 PMI Award for Project Excellence winners, ICT fitout delivered ‘As a Service’ for 1 William Street, saw Dimension Data develop an industry-first technology solution for the Queensland State Government that has provided a benchmark platform that can be readily applied across all state-owned building into the future. Despite challenges, such as having to deal with a large and diverse subcontract base which introduced complexity and potential cost implications, the project was delivered on time and on budget. Learn about this award winning project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.

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Backlogs and Burndowns: An Alternative to Gantt Charts for Planning Product Development Projects

by Kelly Weyrauch
March 20, 2018 | 60:33 | Views: 4,605 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.52 / 5

Gantt Charts are a fine mechanism for planning projects that have well bounded activities with a clean start and end point, and with understood dependencies and sequences. But in the non-linear, sometimes chaotic world of Product Development, Gantt Charts can be inadequate, cumbersome, or even misleadingly inaccurate. In the session, we will explore an alternative using mechanism of Agile product development - a Backlog of value to deliver with estimations of size (effort) and a reality-based Burndown that shows a plan with visible assumptions. Together these mechanism provide an effective way to plan, track, and replan a complex Product Development effort.

Scheduling 2015: Applied Schedule Management

by Renato Santos
June 17, 2015 | 63:48 | Views: 424 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.13 / 5

This presentation will focus on real world schedule management processes, with an aim to fully integrate Planning, Scheduling and Change Control Management into one robust procedure.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

To-Do List

PREMIUM deliverable
by Karan Shah

This template is a simple to-do prioritization sorter. The aim of the template is to minimize inputs of tasks (and task attributes) and provide a sorting algorithm to allow the user to focus on the most critical tasks first. It automatically sequences tasks based on the parameters of due date, importance and estimated duration.

Critical Path Weighting Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

This template will help with planning an activity by giving a method to weight critical paths, with the final goal to calculate contractor delay responsibility by calculated weightings.

Multi-Project Tracking Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stephane Parent

This template shows how you can track actual time and dollars against estimated time and dollars across projects, activities and persons. The pivot table allows you to roll up the data at the project, activity and person, in any order.

Project Status Update (Presentation)

PREMIUM presentation
by Daniel Grzybek

This presentation template is a formal customer-facing status report used for medium to larger projects, or for reporting multiple projects with the same stakeholder audience.

Learn From Others

Scheduling: Walk Before You Run

by Guilherme Calôba, PMP

When it comes to scheduling, you cannot do advanced tasks before covering the basics. Most people want to do PERT analyses and critical path sensitivities, Monte Carlo simulations and applications of earned value techniques. Those tools can be helpful in providing guidance for better decision making, but a lot of ground must be covered first.

Design Your Status Report for an Audience of Leaders

by Joe Wynne

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 Performance Reporting

by Allen Chilmeran, PMP

Project-status reporting is intended to enable decision makers to make informed decisions that will increase the chances of achieving a favorable outcome. The process of establishing an effective and proactive reporting system that ensures engagement of the project executive team is discussed here.

3 Questions Every Sponsor Should Ask of Agile Project Teams

by Kevin Aguanno, CSPM (IPMA-B), Cert.APM, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, FPMAC, FAPM

While there are many governance data points that can be gathered and analyzed to help make go/no-go decisions, there are three in this writer's experience that stand out as being the most important.

Managing a Presales Project: How Different Is It?

by Paul Visser

We generally talk about managing projects that were sold to our customers. But how about the management of a presales project? Is that just like managing any other project? Do we have the same constraints? Is it less stressful?

Weather Forecasters: Terrific Project Managers

by William Davis

Like project managers, weather forecasters predict, or forecast, what will happen in the future. But they have an advantage over most PMs when it comes to estimating future uncertainties. Weather forecasters forecast the future more than they predict the future, and forecasts are superior to predictions for aligning stakeholder expectations and improving stakeholder decision making.

El Decálogo Para Optimizar El Recurso Tiempo

by Jose Gonzalez

Dado la criticidad que el tiempo tiene en el día a día y con mucha importancia en el desarrollo de los proyectos, nos lleva a sugerir las siguientes 10 recomendaciones para la gestión del tiempo en los proyectos y en la vida cotidiana.

The Hidden Costs of Deadlines

by Gil Broza

Remember that agile is all about delighting the customer? We’ve seen how accustomed we are to dates and deadlines. Should we think of them differently if we work in an agile way?

Task Trouble

by Michael Ayres

Sometimes, unnecessarily detailed project work activity breakdown is not just unnecessary, but is bad practice. Learn how to just “get milk” when that's all you need to track at the overall project level.

The Fast Track to Delay

by Ahmed Fouad Sedky

The following article discuss how fast tracking can lead to project delays, showing the most common risk and pitfalls when applying the technique. It will focus on examples from some projects in Qatar.


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