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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,

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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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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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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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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”.┬áHenry 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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