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Modeling Tools

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Craig over at Better Projects proposed a meme on modeling for his fellow bloggers.? (link) I’m keen to see what you guys put up – what models are we using and how? Ishikawa Diagram The first one I remember using was not as a project manager, but very relevant.? It was a form of an […]

Don?t Try This Alone! Whacky for Wikis and Crazy for Collaboration

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Happy New Year everyone!? I live in California, so my snowmen have to been made of something besides snow, as you can see.? I do hope you are not succumbing to the temptation to sink into doom and gloom due to rampant forecasts of imminent and long-lasting economic disaster.? Resist the urge!? It’s a mood […]

Crashing

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Crashing is a process of expediting project schedule by compressing the total project duration. It is helpful when managers want to avoid incoming bad weather season. However, the downside is that more resources are needed to speed-up a part of a project, even if resources may be withdrawn from one facet of the project and […]

New Website to Rate & Review Project Management Resources

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PM Opinions is a new website dedicated to helping project managers sort through all the resources and products out there. This is a valuable service, and just like any other website with ratings & reviews it helps you get a good feel for something before spending time or money researching it yourself.

A Primavera P6? endeavor (continued)

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I give our P6 instructors, Mike and Mario, a five star performance rating. They were outstanding. I was thoroughly impressed with their knowledge of the fundamental project management concepts as well as their skill in using the P6 application. Mike and Mario were always on task, ever willing to receive on the fly questions, and […]

Point and Shoot Project Management

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Project management as a whole has paralleled somewhat the changes we have witnessed in photography. Project management also has been a skill for the few, with the barrier to entry being quite high. However, the barriers are being reduced and the chance for abandoning “point and shoot” project management is here!

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You may or may not know about the PMI which is the largest project management professional body in the world. (If you don’t know about it, take a few hours and go visit their website at PMI.org and in particular get your hands on their document “A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.”) […]

A Primavera P6? endeavor

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If you have ever been frustrated by MS Project and the glorious features, I welcome you to my Primavera P6 endeavor. Mover over bacon, here comes something meatier.

Survey Project Teams for Feedback: Video Blog

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This is my first video blog, it is a screen capture where I expand on a post I made earlier about using a monthly team barometer to gauge how things are going on your project, and get honest feedback. I show you exactly how to sign up for an account at polldaddy.com and I set up a sample post with 3 targeted questions for your project team. Let me know what you think about this format of post!