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The USACE CPM Schedule Specification

1 week 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

2 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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How Early and Late date are calculated in Start to Start relationship in Primavera P6

5 weeks 4 days ago

In Finish to Start relationship, Primavera calculate Early and Late date base on 2 process

  • Forward Pass (to calculate Early Start and Early Finish)

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Primavera P6

Recommended Steps to Effective Gate 1 IAP

6 weeks 1 day ago

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 known as Participative Planning (PP).

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Powerful Words, “I Don’t Know”

7 weeks 2 days ago

“I don’t know” are three words that most people dread saying.  The need to know the answer has followed us from school into the working world.   We are loath to admit ignorance.  I have seen colleagues twist themselves into a pretzel inventing an answer.

Providing incorrect information may have negative consequences, including:

  • Something may be done wrong
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Guide to Gate 1 Interactive Planning

8 weeks 1 day 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

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Making Sense of Agile

11 weeks 16 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

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Diversity Risk in the Canadian Workplace

12 weeks 17 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

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

13 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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Primavera P6

Controlling the Runaway Meeting

16 weeks 2 hours 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.

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