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Flipping the Triple Constraint

3 weeks 6 days ago

Project management theory established the Triple Constraint (aka, the Iron Triangle) as the key to project success.  If the scope is known and fixed, then the schedule and cost must adjust to accommodate scope changes.  

The simplicity of this proposition is appealing.  At the beginning of the project, all requirements are documented, the design is approved, and

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How to use Lumpsum cost in Primavera P6 to generate S-curves data

7 weeks 6 days ago
When it comes to generating Primavera P6 data for use in Excel to plot progress s-curves, the recommended practice is to use Resources as basis for progress measurement in P6, but there are times when it is not possible to use Resources either because of corporate policy, non-availability of resource loading or personal choice. A common alternative method is to use lumpsum cost as weightings
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Busy, But Not Productive

7 weeks 6 days ago

Everyone tells me they are busy.  They are on video or conference calls from morning until evening.  On average, workers receive over 100 emails per day and send at least 40.   A common complaint is, “I spend my entire day meeting and doing email; and have no time for my

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DCMA 14-Point Schedule Assessment

11 weeks 3 days ago
Referred article on DCMA 14 Metrics, from Deltek website, regarding DCMA 14-Point Schedule Assessment: https://help.deltek.com/Product/Acumen/8.6/GA/DCMA%2014%20Point%
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Unlock Potential: Push Decision Making Down

12 weeks 4 days ago

Modern management theory is built on the premise of trust.  If management creates a values-based culture, employees will make the “right” decisions.   Douglas McGregor described Theory X (not trusting) and Y (trusting)managers.   The 1950s were an inflection point where the nature of

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Unlock Potential: Push Decision Making Down

12 weeks 4 days ago

Modern management theory is built on the premise of trust.  If management creates a values-based culture, employees will make the “right” decisions.   Douglas McGregor described Theory X (not trusting) and Y (trusting)managers.   The 1950s were an inflection point where the nature of

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How to show a column of week numbers in a Microsoft Project schedule

15 weeks 1 day ago

There are times when stakeholders use week numbers to discuss the dates in a project schedule and they would like to see columns of week numbers in the schedule. The tutorial outlines steps to follow in order to display week numbers such as "2021 Week 35" in a Microsoft Project schedule.

The tutorial uses 2 custom fields with formulas to show "Start Week No." and "Finish Week No."

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Show summary % complete in Microsoft Project when all subtasks are milestones and some of these milestones are completed

15 weeks 1 day ago

In Microsoft Project, when all subtasks are milestones, the summary percent complete is 0% even when some of the milestones are completed. The summary percent complete only changes to 100% when all the milestones are 100% complete.

This behaviour is as expected as Microsoft Project calculates percent complete using actual duration but since

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Empowering Your Teams

16 weeks 2 days ago

The virtues of high-performing teams are well documented.  They are 50% more productive.  They are more creative, and members are 76% more likely to be engaged.  

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How to show Baseline Execution Index (BEI) in Microsoft Project

20 weeks 5 days ago

The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) 14-Point Assessment is a set of metrics used to evaluate the quality of a project schedule to ensure that the schedule is fit for purpose. And one of the 14 metrics is the Baseline Execution Index (BEI) which is an indication of how a schedule is performing against a set baseline and the video below explains how to set-up a

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