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?
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 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[…]
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[…]
Do you ever get the feeling that Murphy, owner of Murphy’s Law, invites himself to every project? Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong, so it’s important to anticipate high-risk areas and determine what buffer can be applied to ensure the project is on time and on budget. One way of doing this is Read more about How to Leverage Contingency in Your Project Schedule[…]
As you know in project management, there are two popular models for managing projects: Waterfall and Agile. There are folks in both camps that will defend their model to their last breath; pitting one against the other. In reality, you need features from both models to successfully manage your projects, creating a hybrid Agile Waterfall Read more about Good Things Happen When Waterfall and Agile Worlds Collide![…]
People love pictures! For most, it’s easier to retain information seen in a picture or a graphic. When presenting project schedule information, project timelines are the preferred choice, instead of viewing complex Gantt charts. One of the most common requests from project sponsors is to show the baseline information on a Timeline, so they Read more about How to Put Baseline Information on a MS Project Timeline[…]
The 3 Biggest Frustrations Most PMs Face With today’s technological advances and globalization most PMs (Project Managers) manage multiple projects in an organization. In many cases the teams are cross-functional teams and working in different time zones. Project Management is a discipline that consists of methodologies and tools to assist in successful completion of projects Read more about The 3 Biggest Frustrations Most PMs Face[…]