Monthly Archives: September 2013

CAMs – Who needs them?

One of the arguments I hear almost daily it seems, is that project management is an expensive proposition. I mean to say that with technical teams at least, there seems to be a perception that the tech leads have it

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Posted in Project Close, Project Control, Project Execution, Project Initiation, Project Planning

Project Schedule Creation – Part 4

This is the last installment of the series on scheduling without using software. At the end of this post if you read parts 1 through 3, you pretty much know the logic that goes into the scheduling process. In the

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A personal project bucket list

We’ve all been asked at one point or another in our careers, what’s your perfect job? Or, when you grow up what do you envision as the one thing you’d like to be, or do? I’ve been blessed to have

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Posted in Interesting if not disturbing, PM Musings

Project Schedule Creation – Part 3

In my last article I discussed ADM – PDM, and Constraints. In this post I’ll continue with relationships, and network creation. Scheduling Relationships There are four logical relationships used when planning tasks on a project schedule. These relationships are: Finish

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Posted in Project Control, Project Execution, Project Planning, Schedule Planning, Schedules in Execution, Schedules in Reporting

Your next Project Manager might have been be a scout

Your next Project Manager might have been be a scout. Really!? I’ve heard this phrase said on more than one occasion by a few people in middle and executive management circles. “Scouting is the best corporate training youth leadership program

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Project Schedule Creation – Part 2

This article is the continuation of the previous project schedule creation article published on Sept 9th 2013. PDM and ADM There are two commonly used methods to document and develop task sequencing and relationships. These are called the Precedence Diagramming

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Posted in Schedule Planning

Project Schedule Creation

This is the next post in a series of articles related to project scheduling. Although they sound like similar items, planning a project and designing a schedule from the plan are two different events. When the Project Manager gathers the

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Planning for Success – Using a Schedule

“There cannot be a crises next week, my schedule is already full”. Henry Kissinger.   You’ve just been handed a new important project, and you need it to be successfully executed but you’re struggling with the cartoon chart handed to you

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Posted in Schedule Planning

I love geeky Space X project stuff

I’m a sucker for new innovation, even if it’s not in my immediate line of business. Space X is a very innovative space transportation firm in the United Sates. I love watching the videos they have on the You Tube

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Using Six S methods in Project Management

In today’s technologically advanced society, the majority of engineers are familiar with Six Sigma, methodologies and their application to design, improve, and sustain product quality. People in disciplines not necessarily associated with engineering, but involved with manufacturing, health care, production,

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Posted in PM Musings, Project Control, Project Execution, Project Initiation, Project Planning
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