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6 Reasons Critical Path Schedules Fail – Part 2 - By, John Jackson

Jan 28
6 Reasons Critical Path Schedules Fail – Part 2If you have not yet done so, please read 6 Reasons Critical Path Schedules Fail – Part 1 Having done CPM scheduling work on hundreds of projects with many different owners and contractors, I have witnessed many bad scheduling practices. We c..
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3 Executive Strategies for Successful Project Execution - By, John Jackson

Jan 28
6 Reasons Critical Path Schedules Fail – Part 16 Reasons Critical Path Schedules Fail. Without good CPM schedule maintenance throughout the course of a project, the investment of time spent in developing a good baseline schedule will be largely wasted, as the schedule will become increasingly ..
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CPM Scheduling – Why a Project Roadmap Is So Important - By, John Jackson

Jan 28
CPM Scheduling – Why a Project Roadmap Is So ImportantThe role of CPM scheduling in the construction industry has increased significantly over the past couple decades. One reason for this is economic. Owners have become more demanding in their scheduling specifications in order to better monit..
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Identify the 2 Potential Driving Factors for Your Project - By, John Jackson

Jan 28
Identify the 2 Potential Driving Factors for Your ProjectA well-prepared construction schedule helps the project manager manage project tasks, other parties in the contract, and the various risks inherent in any project. Since all participants have some role in the successful project and some intere..
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Brief methodology for undertaking QSRA/QCRA

Oct 27
Lets first understand what is QRA and Monte Carlo?Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) is a forecasting technique used to predict project cost and/or schedule outcomes, and to estimate an appropriate level of contingency. The QRA seeks to develop realistic project schedules and estimates for a genuine p..
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Incorporating Risk Assessment into Project Forecasting

Jan 09
Brief author profile Dione Laratta (MBA, PMP) has 16 years of experience in the energy industry with the last 8 years focused on project management. She currently serves as a Project Controller with ICF International on a $200 million environmental project involving mitigation for constructi..
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Shortcut for moving WBS element

Jan 03
In WBS window, we can create a whole WBS structure by keyboard (faster than using mouse). In stead of click on the Plus icon to create a new WBS, we can press “Insert” button on keyboard. Enter the ID, press “Tab” then enter the name. We may want to move it left, ..
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How does "Actual units" spread when you use Resource curve

Apr 07
How does “Actual units” spread when you use Resource curve We have an activity which is applied “Back Loaded” resource curve. When we update progress, the Actual unit will spread just like we plan...
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EV (Earned Value) Maturity - Its benefits and why it is important

Feb 16
Often there is discussion on why the EV needs to be matured and what are its benefits - tangible and as well as non tangible. I am making a small attempt to list some its benefits and keen to know your thoughts - The benefits of improved EVM at enterprise or PMO level: Standardised proces..
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Microsoft Project : Custom View (New view) appear in all Project

Feb 16
When you need to customize a View and save it for later use, sometimes we only need that View for a certain Project. However by default Microsoft Project always save New View to Global template, and it will appear in all project. This can cause problem because day by day the list of View will incre..
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