The Importance of the Product Owner and the Product Backlog

1 year 49 weeks ago

Agile is an effective software development framework.   Teams using Agile deliver value in short, iterative, increments.  The starting point of the delivery cycle is the Product Backlog.

The

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How to quickly identify Behind Schedule and Over Budget activity by Indicator UDF in Primavera P6

2 years 4 days ago

In Primavera P6, we can quickly identify behind schedule and over budget activity by using graphical indicator in User Defined Field.

I will show you how to do it.

Supposed that we have a project which has baseline. After update progress, we can show these column the see whether an activity is behind schedule:

  • BL Project Finish : Activity finish date from Project
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Effective Communications = Productive Project Teams

2 years 2 weeks ago

Effective communications are the cornerstone to successful projects and productive teams.   The Agile Manifestoextolls the virtues of collaboration, individual interactions, and face-to-face communications.  Projects represent our ability to coordinate the work of many people to accomplish a goal.  It is no surprise that project

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Driving Project Portfolio Risk & Opportunity Management for Benefit Realization

2 years 2 weeks ago

"Enhance opportunities and reduce threats by aligning sub-portfolios, programs and projects to meet organizational strategic goals"

This article illustrates the high-level components of Portfolio Risk & Opportunity Management. The risk is both threats and opportunity. The main goal is to minimize threats and maximize the opportunities for an organization.

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How to assign resource / resource loading / make resource plan in Primavera P6

2 years 6 weeks ago

In Primavera P6, after finish creating the schedule, you may need to assign resource to activity to make the resource plan.

I will show you how to do it.

Let say you have a schedule like in below picture:

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Stakeholder Management: A Key to Project Success

2 years 6 weeks ago

Projects with involved stakeholders are far more likely to be successful.  But many projects suffer from low engagement from executives, users, and key stakeholders.

The PMI’s Pulse of the Professionsurvey found that projects with high executive

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GAO is Wrong

2 years 7 weeks ago

GAO IS WRONG:

Activities have hundreds of fields and many might still be active if you only change a few.

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GAO Schedule Assessment Guide Best Practices for Project Schedules

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Why so many poor schedules?

2 years 9 weeks ago

Why so many poor schedules?

Schedule logic is not the issue, what makes our schedule models so poor is how we deal with resources. Without resources nothing is done.  Schedules that do not take into account all resource constraints are incomplete and most probably wrong.

We favor simplicity over substance and give the project manager very poor schedules he

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Baseline Change Management

2 years 9 weeks ago

- "Maintaining the baseline throughout the program is probably the most difficult task of the Earned Value Management process. Changes to program scope must be accommodated so that the baseline accurately represents the current program. Timely incorporation of changes is necessary so that managers are not tracking to obsolete plans and generating "false" variances. A systematic process should

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The Cream of Project Controls

2 years 9 weeks ago

Recently there was a tremendous opportunity to learn from one of today’s premier project-control advocates and thought leaders on a topic most project professionals may very well be occupied with on a daily basis.  Lessons from experience have taught this author that every opportunity to hear

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