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PMI Scheduling Conference 2017

March 29, 2017 | Online

New technologies, hybrid projects, the launch of a PMO—when the environment is constantly changing, how do you craft a schedule (or multiple schedules) for project success? Discover timely answers here—and only here—at the PMI Scheduling Conference 2017, exclusively for PMI members.

PMI Scheduling Conference 2016

March 30, 2016 | Online

Love project scheduling? Or just want to learn what’s new in the world of project scheduling? Attend the PMI Scheduling Conference – exclusively for PMI Members. Learn the latest in scheduling best practices not available anywhere outside of PMI. We’ll share tips and tools from real-life projects and programs.

On-demand Webinars

Balancing Planning and Execution in Change Projects

by Mickey Granot
July 11, 2018 | 61:12 | Views: 2,158 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.34 / 5

When one evaluates the project management body of knowledge, processes, procedures and common practice one cannot miss that the main focus and attention are placed on the planning processes. Most of PMI PMBOK is dedicated to planning processes, the project management process has only one step dedicated to execution and all the rest are planning steps.

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

by Kelly Weyrauch
March 20, 2018 | 60:33 | Views: 8,546 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.53 / 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.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

WBS for Business Intelligence Projects

PREMIUM deliverable
by Priyanka Jain

This template provides a work breakdown structure for business intelligence projects and for requirement effort estimation for a waterfall methodology-based project or user story estimation for an agile-based project.

Weekly Status Report (Multiple Projects)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Dinah Young

Use this Excel sheet to keep track of the status of multiple projects. You can log project state, assigned staff, next steps and more.

Project Progress Report

PREMIUM deliverable
by Paulo Laurentino

This log in Excel allows you to enter start and finish dates for tasks to give you a snapshot of project progress, and also creates a Gantt Chart based on the data for a quick and simple visual representation.

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

Hybrid Scheduling: Naming the Elephant

by Mark Romanelli

Project scheduling has long been formally defined in binary terms. It’s time to recognize and name the third form that combines the two: hybrid scheduling.

The Top 10 Reasons Projects Fail (Part 2) (Korean Translation)

by Marc Lacroix

우리 모두는 일반적으로 비즈니스 세계에서 함정이 무엇인지 알며 피해야한다는 것을 이해하지만, 가장 명백한 함정은 때때로 우리가 빠지기 쉬운 것입니다 - 특히 우리를 혼란스럽게하고 눈을 떠들게하는 수십 개의 경쟁 우선 순위를 가진 프로젝트를 관리 할 때 앞에있는 흔적에서. 이 두 편의 기사 시리즈에서는 프로젝트 실패의 주요 10 가지 이유를 파악하고 이러한 공통 프로젝트 관리 함정을 피하는 방법에 중점을 둡니다.

Getting Risky with Project Phases

by Barath Balasubramanian

Managing early-phase risks is akin to laying a solid foundation on which future project success can be built. The central theme of this article is to identify and create an awareness of major risks that can have a deleterious impact if not managed well—and propose some practical steps to manage them.

Understanding the Nexus Between WBS and LFA

by Haroon Qureshi

Many entities use logical framework analysis (LFA) as a project planning and management tool that is part of almost every project document. LFA is sometimes called a work breakdown structure, but its structure is different. Considering these terminology differences, this article attempts to explain the relation between WBS and LFA.

Navigating Real (Estate) Complexity

by Wayne Miller

Are you still operating with outdated assumptions and expectations? The stressful process of buying a new home and selling an old one proved to be an enlightening experience in project management and complexity for this practitioner.

Code Red: Prioritization Over Optimization

by Venkata Naga Rahul Rani

In a custom equipment manufacturing environment where unforeseen work causes projects to slip on schedule, prioritization is key. "Code red" meetings can help.

The Dynamic Progress Method: A New Alternative to the Critical Path Method (Japanese Translation)

by J. Chris White

クリティカル・パス・メソッド(CPM)が1950年代に導入されたので、プロジェクト見積もりと計画における最新のイノベーションについて学びましょう。その当時CPMは大幅に改善されましたが、しかし今では現在の単純化されたCPMのアプローチではとても不十分です。今日のプロジェクトはより大規模で複雑化しており、より厳密なアプローチが求められています。CPMを使うことにより、リソースはタスク期間と切り離され、現実的なプロジェクト計画を立案することを困難または不可能にします。CPMでは「期間」はインプットです。

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.

The Top 10 Reasons Projects Fail (Part 2) (Japanese Translation)

by Marc Lacroix

私たちは皆、一般にビジネス界の落とし穴を知っていて、避けなければならないことを理解していますが、最も明らかなトラップは、時には私たちが陥りやすいものです。特に、数多くの競合する優先事項を持つプロジェクトを管理し、 先行する道を離れてください。 この2部構成の記事シリーズは、プロジェクトが失敗する上位10の理由を特定し、共通のプロジェクト管理の落とし穴を回避する方法に焦点を当てています。


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