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Guide to Gate 1 Interactive Planning

1 day 46 min ago

Interactive Planning (IAP)

Interactive Planning (IAP) is a methodology used by projects to engage important stakeholders and subject matter experts in a facilitated workshop setting.

The engagement process is through collaborative discussion of project plan and strategy to develop a reliable, complete, and successful project schedule.

Interactive Planning is also widely


Making Sense of Agile

3 weeks 8 hours ago

There has been a tectonic shift in how software is developed.  Terms like Agile, CI/CD, DevOps, BDD, and TDD are new additions to the IT vocabulary. 

These new practices and related tools promise to significantly reduce the time and effort required to build, test, and deploy software.  Leading companies modify their applications daily and regularly push updates to their


Diversity Risk in the Canadian Workplace

4 weeks 10 hours ago

A good understanding of diversity risk must be part of planning. The world is laden with so many cultures. Mixtures of these various norms creates a new norm that must be considered seriously.

If we look in the past, multiculturalism has a long and wide history in Canada. It was then adopted by the


How is the Y-Axis scale determined in the Resource/Activity Usage Profile

5 weeks 4 days ago

In Primavera when we show Resource Usage Profile or Activity Usage Profile, the max value in Y-Axis is determined by software. And we may wonder how is it determined.

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Controlling the Runaway Meeting

7 weeks 6 days ago

It is a common phenomenon.  Something happens, usually something bad.  Daily meetings are organized.  Anyone connected with the event is there—from senior executives to junior staff.  There is incredible focus.  Then, the triggering issue is resolved.  But the meetings continue. 

This has happened to all of us. Meetings start with a clear purpose.


CPM Resource & Cost Loading Requires Inside Knowledge

8 weeks 3 days ago

CPM Resource & Cost Loading Requires Inside Knowledge

Like construction project management, CPM Resource & Cost Loading is a science in which the best practitioners have administrative, as well as practical and theoretical skills specific to the industry in which they work. This condition generates some interesting perceptions, all of which point to a lack of


Schedule Driven Projects

10 weeks 4 hours ago

One benchmarking article mentioned an IPA study presented in March 2010 annual meeting of the Industry Benchmarking Consortium (IPA, 2010) how frequently small, site-base projects fail to meet objectives. The study divided the projects into two groups, cost-driven and schedule-driven. The question came up whether there are real benefits to grouping a project into the two categories regardless


Risk? What are you?

11 weeks 1 day ago

It is inspirational to hear words that rhyme where a line and a stanza impart a meaning using the song-like attributes of the articulated statements. The command of a poem makes one remember. It helped some University students recall difficult formulas in integral and differential calculus. It is real and it does work. I’ve used it a lot during my college years singing “The Integral of u” to


Assurance for high risk projects

12 weeks 1 day ago

Why do so many governing bodies allow their organisations to embark on high risk projects without insisting on a robust, independent assurance function?

There is nothing wrong with embarking on a high-risk, high-reward project that has the potential to transform an organisation. In fact they are almost mandatory if an organisation is going to leap-frog its competitors and gain a


The Project Manager and the Scrum Master Should be Friends

12 weeks 1 day ago

There is a debate in the Agile community regarding the role of the project manager and the scrum master.  These discussions remind me of a song from the musical, Oklahoma.  Rather than drawing on the commonalities and shared mission of the roles, the focus seems to be on what separates them.

The farmer and the cowman should be friends,  Territory


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