Blog Archives

Using Earned Value

This post is the continuation of a series of articles I started last year on measuring performance beyond the traditional approach. So if you’ve read”Getting to the Nuts and Bolts”, and the subsequent posts on the WBS, RAMs,and the OBS,

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Project Control, Project Execution, Project Planning

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Project Control, Project Execution, Project Planning, Uncategorized

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”

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Project Control, Project Execution, Project Planning, Schedules in Execution, Schedules in Reporting, Uncategorized

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in PM Musings

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Schedule Planning

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,

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in PM Musings, Project Control, Project Execution, Project Initiation, Project Planning

“And now for something completely different” – Christopher Trace

You probably thought the quote is from Monty Python, the cult English comedy troupe which made the phrase enormously catchy back in the 1970s. It actually is attributed to Christopher Trace an English actor and BBC children’s show presenter. Not

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in PM Musings
avdanpro

Where flying matters!

summer sortie

pictures of airplanes and things

ITtechExec: Protecting Tech Careers Since 2001

Technical Career Advancement: Transformed. Guaranteed.

Los Archivos del Proyecto Payasadas

"Es un milagro que la curiosidad sobreviva educación formal." - Albert Einstein

Hush-Kit

The alternative aviation magazine