The new the Complex Projects Contrac

5 years 29 weeks ago

The Complex Projects Contract 2013 (CPC2013) focuses on managing time to ensure projects are delivered to specification on budget and without delays. Unlike existing contracts, which target failure by requiring financial compensation for late completion, CPC2013 provides the procedures to enable parties to manage time, cost and risk events in a modern and proactive

Read more...
 

Making Sense of Schedule Risk Analysis

5 years 30 weeks ago

Planning Planet members are invited to a free AIPM Project Controls SIG  (PC-SIG) meeting to be held at The Water Rat Hotel, 256 Moray Street, South Melbourne VIC, 3205: http://www.thewaterrathotel.com.au/

Date: Wednesday 20 November 2013,  Start 5.30 pm – Start (note earlier start time) Finish 7.00 pm -  

Read more...
 

Spreadsheet error is normal!

5 years 33 weeks ago

There is not a project in this world that does not use spreadsheets from time to time and many are run exclusively by spreadsheets – in numerous surveys Microsoft Excel is listed as the most common / popular project management tool.  And generally speaking Excel gets the calculations it is asked to perform 100% correct.  Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the users who set up

Read more...
 

Spreadsheet error is normal!

5 years 33 weeks ago

There is not a project in this world that does not use spreadsheets from time to time and many are run exclusively by spreadsheets – in numerous surveys Microsoft Excel is listed as the most common / popular project management tool.  And generally speaking Excel gets the calculations it is asked to perform 100% correct.  Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the users who set up

Read more...
 

What is Schedule Quality?

6 years 2 weeks ago

 

As a scheduler within various industries, I have been asked “What is Schedule Quality?” In fact, if you pose this question to various project personnel, you may receive more than one answer per individual! Why? Some view “schedule quality” as a simple series of measures and techniques. I believe that the pursuit of schedule quality is a multi-front battle.

The United States

Read more...
 

Management By Walking Around

6 years 3 weeks ago

 

I met  a lovely old guy last week at a Fleetwood Mac concert at Madison Square Gardens who was an Attendant there. We got talking while I was getting a beer and he told me he'd worked there for forty years, he remembered when Fleetwood Mac first played there 20 years ago, Led Zeppelin filmed Song Remains the Same, Rolling Stones tours, he'd seen them all, I was very envious

Read more...
 

Cost is a management output

6 years 3 weeks ago

The simple fact ignored by most accountants, general management and project managers is that cost is an output from the management process, and pretending cost is a manageable input is a recipe for disaster.

Profit is the difference between the price received for doing work and the cost of doing the work. If the work is accomplished satisfactorily for less then the price that will be

Read more...
 

Why the PMBOK is not a Methodology

6 years 5 weeks ago

One of the more common discussions on the web and in other places is focused on arguing the merits of, or comparing, the PRINCE2 Methodology with the PMBOK Methodology.

The problem with the proposition is basic premise is completely wrong! The PMBOK® Guide is not and never has been a methodology. Methodologies define the processes, responsibilities and workflows needed to

Read more...
 

PMI Standards Update

6 years 7 weeks ago

Most people with an interest will know that PMI have released the PMBOK® Guide 5thEdition, the Standard for Program Management 3rdEdition and the Standard for Portfolio Management 3rdEdition, with an official publication date ofthe 31stDecember 2012. PMI’s other key standard; the Organisational Project Management Maturity

Read more...
 
Credentails

The Case for a Standard Data Reporting Format in a Massive Multi-Contractor Environment

6 years 12 weeks ago

 

If my team and I were on a mission to standardize our program control software, we might perform a benchmarking exercise. I firmly believe if we performed such an exercise, we would find that one-hundred different organizations would have at least one-hundred-five software architectures between them. In fact, that may be optimistic.

Schedule and cost control tools have

Read more...
 

Market Place

Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project books, on-line video training courses and training material available from an internationally recognised publisher and PMI accredited REP. Teach yourself using on-line or book based learning or run your own in-house or public PMI accredited courses.
See how the TIME - LOCATION - VIEW brings clearness to your work programmes
For 25+ years, APMX has been providing competency based project management training to Fortune 500 companies around the world, applying the principles of project based learning, designed to produce measurable results, generating a favorable “return on training investment”.