An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence & How it Relates to Project Planning

2 years 1 week ago


This paper describes and explains the concepts and terminology behind what is today being termed as Artificial Intelligence. Further, it describes how these concepts relate to the field of project management offering opportunity for better, more effective project planning and control. 

What Exactly is Artificial Intelligence?


Culture and Successful Projects

2 years 2 weeks ago

Project management has a consistent and unimpressive performance record.  The Standish Group’s on-going survey of project performance finds the percentage of projects that were deemed “successful” has hovered in the 25% - 30% range since 1994.  Successful projects are defined as those meeting expectations of time, cost, and scope. 

In my article, “


Merry Christmas from Primavera P6

2 years 4 weeks ago

From Primavera P6 with love :-)


Project fails because of ineffective Work Breakdown Structure.

2 years 6 weeks ago

Project fails because of ineffective Work Breakdown Structure.  

We have heard repeatedly the popular saying in Project Management “how do you eat a big elephant?” The answer, “one piece at a time”. This is the basic principle of applying what is called


Eliminating Waste in Knowledge Work

2 years 7 weeks ago

Many of us are "knowledge workers."  We do not physically create a product.  We work in areas that are important to our enterprise, but do not directly serve customers.  We work in finance, marketing, technology, or similar functions.

As knowledge workers it is hard to see or measure the specific value we contribute.  We are busy. But are we adding value or creating


Calculations of Summary Original Durations in Primavera P6

2 years 8 weeks ago

By Yaser A. Al-Bustanji CPCM, ACIArb, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, November, 2017


This article is a simple guide to understand the data stored in the P6 Original Duration fields that appear in all summary bands such as Project, WBS, Resources and Activity Codes.

Many P6 users think that any summary Original Duration is calculated


How to define Resource Productivity in Primavera P6 and create schedule

2 years 8 weeks ago

When create a schedule, we can based on Resource Productivity to estimate duration.

For example:

  • We have a team which can cast 10 m3 of concrete per day (This is Productivity)
  • We have an Foundation which take 100 m3 concrete.
  • Duration of Foundation activity will be  100 / 10 = 10 days

Now we will do it in Primavera.



Understanding the Planned Dates in Oracle Primavera P6

2 years 9 weeks ago

By Yaser A. Al-Bustanji CPCM, ACIArb, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, November, 2017


Of the many different types of date fields in Oracle® P6™, the most controversial and misleading dates are, "Planned Start" and "Planned Finish" dates of the activities.

There are several fields for start and finish dates in


The Importance of the Product Owner and the Product Backlog

2 years 11 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.



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

2 years 15 weeks 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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