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2013 in review

January 1, 2014 by

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see […]

Estimate at Completion – Using CPI and SPI Method 5th Edition PMBOK

November 26, 2013 by

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The Budget at Completion (BAC) is how much the project is supposed to cost when finished. However, during the project it may become clear that the project will not end up costing what it is supposed to cost. The Estimate at Completion (EAC) replaces the BAC for the amount that the project is now believed […]

Project Exclusions, Assumptions, and Constraints 5th Edition PMBOK

October 23, 2013 by

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Project exclusions, assumptions, and constraints (among other information) are included in a Project Scope Statement.  They’re also explicitly referenced in the Develop Project Charter, Plan Project Plan and Plan Procurement Management processes.  Each of the 47 processes has an implicit reference to exclusions, assumptions and constraints. Here’s a simple example to help you lock in […]

PMBOK 5th Edition

February 28, 2013 by

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Yes, it’s coming this year. 2013. Really soon! But don’t worry we have your back at TAPUniversity. Our blog minions, elves and other noble folk are updating over 300 PMBOK rocking entries for the hefty new PMBOK. Yours truly, David, has seen this rodeo before. Why I remember the very first PMBOK – pdf and […]

Green Project Management – PMI Minnesota – 2011

September 29, 2011 by

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Good morning PMI Minnesota! in an effort to go green and to help your mobile access I’ve translated the Green Project Management presentation into a highlights post!  Here’s a Link to the USGBC’s & LEED as well –  http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=1988 Slide 2 — Why “Think Green”?  •All systems (economic, social, etc.) depend on the link to living systems •Our natural resources are […]

How to Find Where New Process is Really Needed

March 31, 2011 by

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It’s great to learn new models. I LOVE models. I like to think about how they can be applied, and I get excited about both the predictive ability of models and the capacity for goodness that exists when a model is well executed. But I’ve learned that the reality is that you will never be […]

Project Health Check : 5 serious project warning signs

March 19, 2011 by

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As experienced change practitioners, I’m sure we’ve all worked on projects that have been difficult.  The unfortunate truth is that some projects gain so much momentum, they become “too big to fail”.  These projects steamroll their way through organizations, and have a tendency to displace anyone that dares to challenge them. Sometimes when working closely […]