Project fails because of ineffective Work Breakdown Structure.

2 days 2 hours ago

Project fails because of ineffective Work Breakdown Structure.  

We have heard repeatedly the popular saying in Project Management “how do you eat a big elephant?” The answer, “one piece at a time”. This is the basic principle of applying what is called


Eliminating Waste in Knowledge Work

1 week 5 days ago

Many of us are "knowledge workers."  We do not physically create a product.  We work in areas that are important to our enterprise, but do not directly serve customers.  We work in finance, marketing, technology, or similar functions.

As knowledge workers it is hard to see or measure the specific value we contribute.  We are busy. But are we adding value or creating


Calculations of Summary Original Durations in Primavera P6

2 weeks 3 days ago

By Yaser A. Al-Bustanji CPCM, ACIArb, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, November, 2017


This article is a simple guide to understand the data stored in the P6 Original Duration fields that appear in all summary bands such as Project, WBS, Resources and Activity Codes.

Many P6 users think that any summary Original Duration is calculated


How to define Resource Productivity in Primavera P6 and create schedule

2 weeks 5 days ago

When create a schedule, we can based on Resource Productivity to estimate duration.

For example:

  • We have a team which can cast 10 m3 of concrete per day (This is Productivity)
  • We have an Foundation which take 100 m3 concrete.
  • Duration of Foundation activity will be  100 / 10 = 10 days

Now we will do it in Primavera.



Understanding the Planned Dates in Oracle Primavera P6

3 weeks 6 days ago

By Yaser A. Al-Bustanji CPCM, ACIArb, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, November, 2017


Of the many different types of date fields in Oracle® P6™, the most controversial and misleading dates are, "Planned Start" and "Planned Finish" dates of the activities.

There are several fields for start and finish dates in


The Importance of the Product Owner and the Product Backlog

5 weeks 5 days ago

Agile is an effective software development framework.   Teams using Agile deliver value in short, iterative, increments.  The starting point of the delivery cycle is the Product Backlog.



How to quickly identify Behind Schedule and Over Budget activity by Indicator UDF in Primavera P6

9 weeks 1 day ago

In Primavera P6, we can quickly identify behind schedule and over budget activity by using graphical indicator in User Defined Field.

I will show you how to do it.

Supposed that we have a project which has baseline. After update progress, we can show these column the see whether an activity is behind schedule:

  • BL Project Finish : Activity finish date from Project

Effective Communications = Productive Project Teams

10 weeks 3 days ago

Effective communications are the cornerstone to successful projects and productive teams.   The Agile Manifestoextolls the virtues of collaboration, individual interactions, and face-to-face communications.  Projects represent our ability to coordinate the work of many people to accomplish a goal.  It is no surprise that project


Driving Project Portfolio Risk & Opportunity Management for Benefit Realization

11 weeks 27 min ago

"Enhance opportunities and reduce threats by aligning sub-portfolios, programs and projects to meet organizational strategic goals"

This article illustrates the high-level components of Portfolio Risk & Opportunity Management. The risk is both threats and opportunity. The main goal is to minimize threats and maximize the opportunities for an organization.


How to assign resource / resource loading / make resource plan in Primavera P6

14 weeks 6 days ago

In Primavera P6, after finish creating the schedule, you may need to assign resource to activity to make the resource plan.

I will show you how to do it.

Let say you have a schedule like in below picture:


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