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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 […]

Pragnalysis team announce launch of free Requirements Management Software Tool – “ReqLine”

May 16, 2011 by

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On medium and large scale projects, requirements management can become a difficult overhead.  Teams that rely on spreadsheet and word-processing software to create and manage requirements documents often find it difficult to maintain the traceability and inter-dependencies between requirements.   We all know the value of tracing, tracking and maintaining our requirements documents, but until now […]

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 […]

Agile Principle 8 – Constant Pace of Development

February 11, 2011 by

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Sprint or marathon?  100 meters, 5k or 26.2?  Slow endurance or high intensity interval workout (HIIT)?  Anaerobic or aerobic?  Rare combination of talent like Michael Johnson (pictured) who excelled at the 200 and 400 meters? If Agile were a workout it would seem to fit in the sprint, 100 meter, high intensity, anaerobic side of […]

Need to Know vs. Nice to Know: PM’s and Functional Managers- a critical partnership

January 27, 2011 by

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Part of the project manager’s (PM) role is to delegate tasks to resources to get the work done.  Mostly these people report to functional managers, not the PM leading the project. So, what do you do when assigned tasks don’t get done because a resource’s first allegiance is not to the project, but to their […]

Virtual Teams – Conflict Resolution, Prove and Triumph

January 25, 2011 by

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Prove it Maneuvering the political gauntlet through artful conversation and word-smithing will not resolve conflict.  Nothing will stop conflict the like graceful execution and control of a project that leads to on time, on budget completion. This is the area where the project management fundamentals are a focal point.  Earned value may not be glamorous, […]