Role of “Daily Diary” in Construction Projects

2 years 19 weeks ago

Often neglected, the subject document is an important piece of paper for construction projects. The document can be used in a variety of ways to improve the project performance and dispute resolutions. I have often seen that the project team believes the document as a burden and useless effort and thus the document is either not maintained properly or in some worse cases the document even


Forecasting – An Insight on Project Planners Vs Old School Mangers

2 years 19 weeks ago

Forecasting is an important skill and since the beginning, folks have been using different techniques and procedures to better predict the future. As the technology evolved over time, new techniques and procedures have revolutionized the forecasting capabilities. Forecasting using previous experience is one of the widely used old school methods. This method is good as it is quick and general


Learning to Love the PMBOK®--It Wasn’t Easy

2 years 19 weeks ago

Years ago, I begrudgingly took my project management certification (PMP®)exam.  I passed.  Almost a decade later, I now teach PMP® preparation classes and see the value of the Project Management Book of Knowledge® Guide (PMBOK®)and the rigors of the


Management, Project Planning and Control

2 years 19 weeks ago

This is my first note. Actually I have a Persian blog to share my opinion about: Project Management, Project Planning and Control, Strategic Planning and thier softwares. The Latest part of my note is to introduce PowerBI software that is published by Microsoft in 2015. to visit it and my blog follow the link:


4 Bad (Planning) Habits to Kick this Year

2 years 19 weeks ago

4 Bad (Planning) Habits to Kick this Year
February 15, 2018 | By Dr. Dan Patterson, Guild Fellow of Planning & Scheduling, PMP  

After being on the road these last two weeks presenting at project planning conferences and talking to hundreds of project


How does Primavera P6 calculate Planned Value Cost for Activities without linear distribution (using Resource Curves or Manual plan) in Earned Value Management

2 years 20 weeks ago

When we use Earned Value Management technique, we focus on:

  • Planned Value Cost (PV) = Budget At Completion * Schedule % Complete
  • Earned Value Cost (EV) = Budget At Completion * Performance % Complete (usually equal to Activity % Complete)
  • Schedule Variance (SV) = EV - PV
  • SV > 0 : project is good, ahead of schedule

So Planned Value Cost


Oracle Primavera P6 Professional – Get Filter Savvy

2 years 21 weeks ago

How to Mix the ‘And’ and the ‘Or’ Options in One Filter

Building a filter where all the conditions are either ‘And’ or ‘Or’ between each row is pretty straight forward. However, if you want to mix them up a little it’s not so obvious how you should do that in Oracle Primavera P6 Professional. This article will show you how.

Example: I want to find all the milestones in the


Changes and Claims Avoidance

2 years 22 weeks ago


Most of us have heard of the saying, “The only thing in this universe that does not change is the word change itself”.
In the realm of projects, change shall mean anything that deviates from the originally agreed scope, terms and condition of the contract. It

Scrum vs. Kanban: What to Choose?

2 years 23 weeks ago

Organizations starting their Agile journey are confronted with an array of choices.  One early decision is, what methodology and process to follow?   

The authors of the Agile Manifesto represented many approaches, methodologies, and frameworks.  The common theme was that they had uncovered better ways of developing


The 1, 2, 3 of Primavera P6 Baselines

2 years 24 weeks ago

Primavera P6 Professional allows you to assign up to three user baselines and one project baseline per project. The following article explains these capabilities and how they can be helpful in tracking the overall status of a project and near-term interim variance reports.

Take a look at the following diagram (taken from the Ten Six


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