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

1 year 41 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?

1 year 46 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

1 year 47 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


My First Book Signing @ Indigo-Signal Hills, Calgary

1 year 48 weeks ago
20-May-2017 My first book signing event went well today at Indigo Signal Hill. I met a lot of interesting, intelligent people and was able to introduce the book to them. Had some lively discussion with a few who said that the book was timely. Some promised to check online. My next book signing event is after two weeks, June 3, 2017, Saturday, at Chapters Chinook. I hope to see some

Planning & Scheduling through the Gates

1 year 48 weeks ago

Project planning and scheduling processes follow a management framework called the Project Implementation Model (PIM). Such model divides the project into sub-boundaries called stages, gates, or checkpoints.

Does not really matter what proprietary term they call it. Company Y can call it Y-PIM (Company Y Implementation Model). Construction firm ABC might call theirs ABC-PIM.


Risk-based Management Framework

1 year 49 weeks ago

A project management framework is important in effectively managing projects. Planning and scheduling management framework is essential in managing plans and schedule. An engineering management framework governs engineering works as does a safety management framework provide standards and guidance to all safety works.

In these frameworks lie processes that are fundamental to each


Project Management: Centralized vs. Decentralized Delivery

1 year 50 weeks ago

There is an ongoing dialogue in many enterprises: Should project management be a centralized, shared-service?  Or, should project managers be decentralized and embedded within their functional organizations? 

The answer is, "it depends."  Every enterprise is unique with its own organizational structure, culture, expectations, and needs.  Similarly projects and


The USACE CPM Schedule Specification

2 years 5 days ago

The Specification is full of errors and is biased in favor of specific software.

Just take a look at a few sections, it is a disaster.

2.1 SOFTWARE - Other Than Primavera - If the contractor chooses software other than Primavera P6, that is compliant with this specification, provide for the Government's use two licenses, two computers, and training


Reorganizations: Managing Your Feelings

2 years 2 weeks ago

A phrase heard at many organizations is, “The only constant is change.” Reorganizations, restructurings, and layoffs have become a regular event. These events reshape the work-landscape at the individual and team level:

  • Friends and colleagues may move to other groups within the company or leave;
  • You may have a new management team with whom you need to build rapport and trust

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