An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

1 year 48 weeks ago

Ben Franklin was a an American founding father, inventor, diplomat, and philosopher.  He also wrote Poor Richard’s Almanacwhich contained information for farmers and timeless adages.  When it comes to project


Primavera Tips and Tricks - Tracing logic to a targeted activity using Primavera P6

1 year 49 weeks ago

Primavera Tips and Tricks

Tracing logic to a targeted activity using Primavera P6

Project Controls – Planning and Scheduling

July 2018 By David H. Doughty, PSP


In this post, I will show you how trace logic to a targeted activity on your project by utilizing Multiple Float Path


Planning Planet Events: Form Real Connections

1 year 51 weeks ago

It is so easy to find connections and engage in business with others over LinkedIn or email – just click ‘connect’ and you’re done. However, nothing quite compares to old fashioned face-to-face conversations; you can easily make more progress in a 10 minute face-to-face conversation with someone than through weeks of messaging on LinkedIn. This is why Planning Planet set up gatherings across


Value of Visual Inspection

1 year 51 weeks ago

Recently, my wife and I took a trip.  We were at the airport.  Our flight was delayed.  She was sitting with her back to the window and checking the flight’s status on her iPhone. She said that we should start boarding in 5 minutes.  I looked out the window and replied, “I don’t think so.”  The gate was empty.  There was no plane


Sample Building schedule

2 years 4 weeks ago

Attached sample Primavera and MS Project schedule for reference 


Project Portfolio Management: Simplify the Selection Process

2 years 5 weeks ago

Many organizations struggle with project portfolio management (PPM).  On the face of it, portfolio management should be easy.  We want to align our fi\unding decisions to the organization’s strategic objectives.  Since budgets are limited, this becomes a constrained optimization problem, which most easily performed in the classroom.

Investment portfolio


Enterprise Project Management and Governance

2 years 6 weeks ago

Enterprise Project Management enables control within projects and programmes, management of constraints and resources across the portfolio, and assurance. However – if it’s not supporting decision making, half of the value is lost – and if your decision making is dysfunctional – then why bother?

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Waging the War Against Burnout—Infographic

2 years 8 weeks ago

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s…a Super Project Manager!

True, they don’t wear capes or leap tall buildings in a single bound. But today’s Super Project Managers are fearlessly fighting back against the sworn enemies of project success: lack of visibility, misallocated resources, poor collaboration, disconnected teams—and the list goes on.

However, fighting


Leading Organizational Change

2 years 9 weeks ago

I spent most of my career in management, leading teams in fast-paced, ever-changing companies.  I have a lot of experience with organizational change. I led teams through reorganizations.  I have also been reorganized.  

Change is often necessary.  Today’s business environment is disruptive.  Enterprises must adapt.  However, the


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