Waterfall and Agile Working Side-by-Side in MS Project

There are 2 main methodologies for managing projects: Waterfall and Agile. The problem is most of us don’t know when to use these methodologies or when we do use one, we feel cheated by not reaping the benefits of the other. Most companies feel Agile is the answer, but then they go “all in” on Read more about Waterfall and Agile Working Side-by-Side in MS Project[…]

Get Your Project Out of the Ditch in 6 Steps

This blog will provide a strategy for getting the project back on track. This tried-and-true technique can be used on a project you just inherited or one of your own that has gotten away from you.

What-If Scenarios add Reality to the Project Schedule

The purpose of What-If Scenarios is to adjust a project schedule’s timeline for a more favorable solution by imposing management constraints and/or changing execution variables; such as resources, implementation approach, priorities, etc.

Project Management Under Pressure!

Issues are piling up and everyone is coming at you at once. The reality is: people make mistakes and project plans are not perfect, so you need to figure out how to deal with it now and make improvements for the future. Here are some common project management pressure situations that you may identify with and strategies to get you back on track.

Create a Milestone Table to Supplement the Project Schedule’s Timeline

MS Project Timelines are a great way to display the project schedule at a milestone level. Timelines are often used in project status reports and meetings. What timelines lack are historical information about the milestones. How do the current milestones compare to the baseline milestones? How much did the milestone shift from the last time we reported status?

Roles and Responsibilities are Key to your Success!

One common question that can be asked to any company, department, or individual is: “What do you do and how does it benefit me?”  After you recover from the shock and crassness of the question, you realize that that is the reason people start businesses, create departments, and hire individuals … to create value.  To successfully provide the value that people Read more about Roles and Responsibilities are Key to your Success![…]

MS Project Milestone Table

How to Leverage Milestone Tables in MS Project

MS Project Timelines are a great way to display the project schedule at a milestone level.  Timelines provide important project status reports and information to management, however they often lack historical information about the milestones.  How do the current milestones compare to the baseline milestones?  How much did the milestone shift from the last time Read more about How to Leverage Milestone Tables in MS Project[…]

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How to Remedy the PMO Blues

Most companies find value in a Project Management Office (PMO). They realize that, in order to become better at delivering their product and/or service, they need to establish a project management methodology and provide project status and cost visibility to their management. Once the PMO is established and all project managers are executing the established Read more about How to Remedy the PMO Blues[…]