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If Agile is Better, Why is Adoption So Low?

3 weeks 3 days ago

Agile software projects have significantly better outcomes than Waterfall methodologies.  Statistics from the 2015 Standish Group’s Chaos Report show that, on average, Agile projects are three times more likely to be successful than Waterfall projects.  This gap is even more pronounced for medium and large-sized projects.  (See:

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Plan and Schedule: Planner and Scheduler: What is your story?

3 weeks 4 days ago

While working in a mega-project with one of the biggest North American construction outfit, a number of our construction planners/schedulers were brushed aside more than a few times by their respective foreman (supervisor).

Two foremen sarcastically said they need no plan or schedule. One added that planners and schedulers are just pencil pushers who are good only in recording what

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Planning and Scheduling - Stage 1

4 weeks 1 day ago

Conception bring us to a time before any recorded execution plan and schedule. It is the zero point in time where the fate of the project is most uncertain. From this origin comes initiation or Stage 1.

A feasibility study and a business case becomes the primary foundation of stage 1. It has to be strongly aligned to the business overall strategy. If it is not, it is best to

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My First Book Signing @ Indigo-Signal Hills, Calgary

5 weeks 1 day ago
20-May-2017 My first book signing event went well today at Indigo Signal Hill. I met a lot of interesting, intelligent people and was able to introduce the book to them. Had some lively discussion with a few who said that the book was timely. Some promised to check online. My next book signing event is after two weeks, June 3, 2017, Saturday, at Chapters Chinook. I hope to see some
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Planning & Scheduling through the Gates

5 weeks 4 days ago

Project planning and scheduling processes follow a management framework called the Project Implementation Model (PIM). Such model divides the project into sub-boundaries called stages, gates, or checkpoints.

Does not really matter what proprietary term they call it. Company Y can call it Y-PIM (Company Y Implementation Model). Construction firm ABC might call theirs ABC-PIM.

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Risk-based Management Framework

6 weeks 3 days ago

A project management framework is important in effectively managing projects. Planning and scheduling management framework is essential in managing plans and schedule. An engineering management framework governs engineering works as does a safety management framework provide standards and guidance to all safety works.

In these frameworks lie processes that are fundamental to each

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Project Management: Centralized vs. Decentralized Delivery

7 weeks 5 days ago

There is an ongoing dialogue in many enterprises: Should project management be a centralized, shared-service?  Or, should project managers be decentralized and embedded within their functional organizations? 

The answer is, "it depends."  Every enterprise is unique with its own organizational structure, culture, expectations, and needs.  Similarly projects and

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The USACE CPM Schedule Specification

10 weeks 1 day ago

The Specification is full of errors and is biased in favor of specific software.

Just take a look at a few sections, it is a disaster.

2.1 SOFTWARE - 2.1.2.2 Other Than Primavera - If the contractor chooses software other than Primavera P6, that is compliant with this specification, provide for the Government's use two licenses, two computers, and training

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Reorganizations: Managing Your Feelings

11 weeks 5 days ago

A phrase heard at many organizations is, “The only constant is change.” Reorganizations, restructurings, and layoffs have become a regular event. These events reshape the work-landscape at the individual and team level:

  • Friends and colleagues may move to other groups within the company or leave;
  • You may have a new management team with whom you need to build rapport and trust
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