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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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Are We Performing Yet?!

Some projects never really seem to get off the ground correctly and the teams working the project stay in a constant state of “storming”. Have you ever been on a team that had issues with communications, project deliveries, product quality,

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

“Radar Contact Established, Climb and Maintain….”

The most wonderful words to a pilot who has lifted off a runway into instrument meteorological conditions are “radar contact established”. The words confirm that someone at air traffic control is tracking you, guiding you, and helping you reach your

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

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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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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