Is Microsoft Project for Your Organization?

Most organizations have projects and almost all organizations want their projects to be completed efficiently on time and budget. And the truth is, it can be done. Among all the resources a project needs such as an experienced Project Manager, a dedicated team, materials, equipment’s etc. that contribute to the success of a project, scheduling Read more about Is Microsoft Project for Your Organization?[…]

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Waste a Ton of Time and Money on the Wrong Projects

There are some great techniques available to select and prioritize projects for your organization that will deliver the best results… but that may not be your objective. If you prefer to burn money and waste everyone’s time working on the wrong projects, then here are some ways to accomplish that. Technique #1: Shotgunning One common Read more about 5 Sure-Fire Ways to Waste a Ton of Time and Money on the Wrong Projects[…]

What is your project trying to indicate?

Did you know that your project schedule can tell you alot about its progress and status?  When used correctly, Microsoft Project Professional will send all information to Microsoft Project Server and allow you to view everything you need to know about your project (or group of projects) in a glance. The many colors and shapes Read more about What is your project trying to indicate?[…]

Impact of Schedule Updates on Project Health

As a scheduler, I witness first-hand how different organizations choose to monitor and track project progress through schedules. Although updating the schedules for active projects may seem trivial on regular basis, it can save organizations time and money through increase in efficiency. Developing and maintaining a schedule plays a significant part in the successful planning Read more about Impact of Schedule Updates on Project Health[…]

Tesla: Sometimes, Just Sometimes, It’s Okay for a Project Deadline to Slip… If You’re Building Something Amazing

On Thursday evening, September 29th, Tesla Motors hit another major milestone in automotive engineering by officially launching the Model X electric crossover SUV. Much like the Model S electric sedan before it, Tesla’s much-anticipated Model X took much longer to launch than initially planned, as shown by the series of launch delays below: End of Read more about Tesla: Sometimes, Just Sometimes, It’s Okay for a Project Deadline to Slip… If You’re Building Something Amazing[…]

Infographic: Sometimes, Just Sometimes, It’s Okay to Allow a Project to Drag On…

Although I am normally an advocate of killing a failing project, I occasionally see a project that I’m glad was saved from the chopping block. Despite its centuries — yes CENTURIES — of failures, millions of people around the world are happy to still have the Italian treasure that we know as the Leaning Tower Read more about Infographic: Sometimes, Just Sometimes, It’s Okay to Allow a Project to Drag On…[…]

Time Management in a Fast Paced Environment: Part Five

Let’s be honest: as a Project Manager, keeping track of project information can be difficult during the best of times; let alone when you are responsible for multiple efforts! With several stakeholders requesting different information and team members continually updating you on their progress through their tasks, sometimes finding the time to complete even the Read more about Time Management in a Fast Paced Environment: Part Five[…]