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Is your Project schedule under control?

Nov 13
Let’s first have a look at how a Project schedule is established and the progress measurement is made. First of all, the scheduler establishes the baseline schedule. The first step of a Project is to list the activities that must be performed to achieve its end result. Each activity wi..
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IMPLIED OBLIGATIONS AND TIMELY CONTRACT TIME EXTENSIONS & CHANGE ORDERS

May 19
The verbiage within a typical construction contract specifies the scope of work and the rights and obligations of the stakeholders. The contract documents provide “expressed” provisions within the contracts explicit verbiage, plans and specifications to which the parties agree. However, ..
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INTERNATIONAL FORENSIC SCHEDULE ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY

May 16
Since becoming involved in performing forensic schedule and cost analysis and providing expert witness testimony in the various forms of international dispute resolution the industry and its tools have evolved. Case law and the continuing development of standards of practice have had significant..
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TIME IMPACT ANALYSIS

May 16
The current usage of names to describe analytic methodology lacks clear definition and discipline. The use and definition of Time Impact Analysis (TIA) has a staggering array of variations with no uniform definition. Add to this dilemma the changes which evolve within these national and regional gro..
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Earned Value Management Effectiveness

Apr 26
Proper execution of projects is often hampered by inadequate planning during the initiation phase, which evolves into plans which cannot be managed effectively during execution.  However, even when the planning process is successful, and what is assumed to be a well derived plan is established,..
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Improving the Estimation Process

Aug 31
Estimating is defined as an informed assessment of an uncertain event. For project managers, accurate estimates are the foundation for effective project planning and execution. There are many processes that have been developed to assist in the estimation process. Without proper estimating of project..
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The Project Management Certification Movement

Aug 17
The Project Management certifications, such as PMP, CCC, RMP, SP, CCE, EVP, and many others have become widely accepted certifications in the past several years. Employers are now seeking candidates with these credentials as proven knowledge of PM methodologies and accepting them as unbiased endorse..
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MUST READ! ROI on Project Management Study

Aug 08
For years the question has been, “How do organizations justify implementing or utilizing PM / PC?” To put this question to the test, Integrated Consulting conducted a year-long study analyzing over fifty (50) projects.  In addition, interviews were completed with over 100 Project Ma..
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What is a Project Plan?

Nov 16
In order for any project paln to have a successful outcome, a foundational order of events must take place. Before any action can take place there must be the coming together of minds to brainstorm and produce a working project plan that will entail from start to finish how it will be done and in wh..
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How To Import WBS From Excel To Primavera P6 Using The SDK

Jan 06
Step 1 – Copy the WBS from to Excel For simplification, every step of the tutorial has its own Excel worksheet in the spreadsheet (see WBS-Import-P6-Tutorial.xls in Tutorials Assets). I’ve numbered each worksheet appropriately. For this tutorial, we’re using a sample WBS fr..
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