How to Create a Good Quality P50 Risk-based Baseline Schedule

2 years 29 weeks ago

Hi All, Announcing the publication of my second book "How to Create a Good Quality P50 Risk-based Baseline Schedule." It is available in


Your P6 Actual Duration is Wrong and This is How to Fix It

2 years 30 weeks ago

As-Built schedules are very important project records as they can be used in Delay Claims disputes, generating Norms or Production Rates and benchmarking future project activities hence why a lot of emphasis is placed on activities having accurate actual dates and actual duration. But Primavera P6 users need to pay attention to their User Preferences, else they will be recording wrong actual


Agile and the Product Mindset

2 years 30 weeks ago

Adopting a product mindset is critical when transforming to an Agile development methodology, like Scrum.  Shifting our thinking from project to product expands our view beyond the confines of the triple constraint—scope, cost, and time.  The product mindset forces us to consider the larger, strategic roadmap and the value we want create.

Product vs. Project


The P6 XER File Viewer You Didn’t Know You Needed

2 years 31 weeks ago

Edit; ScheduleReader™ (previously PrimaveraReader™) has been rebranded, please see

When it first launched, PrimaveraReader XER viewer was an intriguing alternative to importing .xer files in your database to view the contents. But the tool was a

P6, primavera, xer

We’ve Been Agile for Years, But…

2 years 33 weeks ago

When teaching classes on Agile and DevOps, I am always presented with the comment, "We've been Agile for years, but..." The student then continues to describe an organization rife with Agile ant-patterns. 

Agile and DevOps are primarily cultural transformations.  To "be Agile," we need to unlearn many of our existing management and software development beliefs.  We need to


How to highlight a Time period in Gantt chart in Microsoft Project

2 years 33 weeks ago

MS Project do not provide a tool to highlight a time period in Gantt chart.

So how can we do it?

First you create a new calendar. For example "Gantt Shade"


If Agile is Better, Why is Adoption So Low?

2 years 38 weeks 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:


Planning and Scheduling - Stage 1

2 years 39 weeks 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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