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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 […]

Earned Value Management – CPI and SPI

November 9, 2013 by

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Cost Performance Index (CPI) and Schedule Performance Index (SPI) are indicators of how closely accomplished work is on budget and on schedule. CPI shows how many dollars (or other type of currency) worth of work is being accomplished for every dollar spent. SPI shows how the work is progressing compared to the original schedule. The […]

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 […]

PERT Formula – 5th Edition PMBOK

October 19, 2013 by

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The Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) formula or 3 point estimating is a simple and useful tool for project managers, and those who are planning to take their PMP Exam should have it memorized. There is much more to PERT as a project scheduling and planning technique than this formula, but here we’ll focus […]

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 […]

Virtual Teams – Conflict Resolution, Environmental IQ

January 21, 2011 by

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We have IQ, there’s Emotional Intelligence (EI) – I say we add  EQ – environmental intelligence based on applying that Emotional Intelligence to what’s going on with stakeholders. A quick recap, a stakeholder is someone who has a professional interest in the outcome of a project.  That interest may be acknowledged and formalized – corporate […]

Virtual Teams – Conflict Resolution, Risk Assessment

January 20, 2011 by

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Step Two of Resolving Virtual Team Conflict is to treat it as a potential risk.  The advantage of looking at team conflict as a risk is it’s an easier to say “hey let’s treat team conflict as a risk element, something that might happen” rather than “gee, we’re conflicted and at each others throat, upper […]