Monthly Archives: November 2013

Organization and RAMs

An Organizational Breakdown Structure. If you read my post “Getting to the Nuts & Bolts” then this is the continuation of that post. I’ll discuss the Organizational Breakdown Structure or the OBS, and the Resource Assignment Matrix or RAM. We’ve

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When Pressure Builds…

Originally posted on ChrisHuff.Net:
I am in the middle of a project that has created a large amount of internal pressure. Due to the size and scope of the project (over 4,000 volunteers in hundreds of teams across a…

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Jesus was a Follower

Great read from Dan. Servitude leadership is something missing in many places today.

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Getting to the Nuts & and Bolts

The Work Breakdown Structure. In my earlier posts I started to describe all the fundamental organization necessary to use an Earned Value method for performance measurement. I wanted to describe a way to measure how well a team performs using

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Pointers for Starting a Project Using EVM

Getting Started This is a continuation of the posts I’ve published earlier using Earned Value Management as an alternative to what I call the “traditional approach” to performance measurement. When starting a project using (EVM) there are several things that

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Beyond the “Traditional Approach to Performance”.

The Triple Constraint. One of the fundamental concepts of all project management is the idea of the triple constraint. Since basic project management revolves around this concept, and earn value relies on using the triple constraint I’ll describe it here.

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ISS Passes the Torch of Flame Studies | NASA

I can still remember a time when only two or three persons were in orbit above Earth. The current ISS expedition has nine astronauts/cosmonauts on the station plus a robot. ISS Passes the Torch of Flame Studies | NASA.

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Adding Value Beyond the Traditional Measurement Approach

The Earned Value Approach In my last post I discussed the traditional way of measuring progress on a project. This approach involved having a PM compare the “actuals” the team members expended on tasks versus what the task was “budgeted”

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The Hidden Indicators of a Failing Project

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Measuring Performance – The Traditional Approach

The Traditional Approach For the longest time teams were provided a yearly budget based on the scope of anticipated work and the quantity of people available to work on projects. In my early days as a project engineer, I was

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