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Stories about Stories in Agile Development

Written on July 16, 2019 by

“The most powerful person in the world is the story teller.” – Attributed to Steve Jobs, Co-founder Apple Inc. Nearly three decades ago, I remember my father taking me to a tailor’s shop for a pair of shorts to be worn as a high-school uniform. The tailor measured and made notes, and then he finally…

Why You Should Consider SharePoint for Project Management

Written on July 15, 2019 by

Microsoft SharePoint is a popular and practical solution for project management. SharePoint brings together all of a project’s information and tasks into one central place. SharePoint can also be structured to match your project’s approach, which helps many users standardize delivery and improve visibility.   SharePoint has all the Basics for Collaborative Project Management Right…

The Domino Effect of Low Self-Awareness at Work

Written on July 12, 2019 by

People are like dominos. When placed together, the action of one domino can change the movement of all the dominoes near it. When a person takes action, it causes a chain reaction to the people and places surrounding that person. Self-awareness helps you to more effectively see these connections with other people and recognize more…

Can Project Duration Estimation be done without Assumptions?

Written on July 9, 2019 by

One of the most frequently asked questions when someone is about to start a new task is likely, “how much time will it take?” Time is limited. Our lives are limited, and unfortunately, we just cannot wish away time limitations. That is why duration estimation is one of the most important aspects of project management….

No Pain, No Gain?

Written on July 8, 2019 by

Turning Project Financial Analyses into a Painless Exercise Introduction “No Pain, No Gain” is a popular exercise slogan that promises greater rewards for the price of hard work to achieve physical excellence. In the field of information technology (IT), most people think that performing financial analyses on new projects is hard work, but it doesn’t…

A Resource Leveled and Smoothed Schedule

Written on July 2, 2019 by

  In the figure above, a schedule was resource leveled using Project (left Gantt chart). It was resource smoothed using Excel (right Gantt chart). Both results are resource-feasible, but the schedule on the right has a smoother resource allocation. To contrast the resource optimization techniques of leveling and smoothing, I will share how both schedules…

Back to Basics: What is Microsoft Project?

Written on July 1, 2019 by

Microsoft Project is a software application sold by Microsoft that provides project management tools to manage projects. The program, which has many different versions, allows users to: Understand and control project schedules and finances. Communicate and present project information. Organize, estimate, and schedule work, resources, and costs to ensure projects are completed according to plan….

The Makeup of a Happy Employee

Written on June 28, 2019 by

Originally published on Wrike Blog. Used with permission. Happy employees are an invaluable asset to any company. They radiate positivity, camaraderie, and tend to stick around for a while. In terms of efficiency, it’s in a company’s best interest to put their best foot forward when it comes to employee happiness. We partnered with Atomik…

Time Management Tips to help PMs Beat the Clock

Written on June 25, 2019 by

“What’s your afternoon look like?” my coworker asked through Slack. “Spending hours feeling overwhelmed with my to-do list and not getting much else done!” I responded, only half-joking. As project managers (PMs), we all know that our jobs require a vast array of professional and personal skills. Everything from relationship management, planning and maintaining a…

Schedule a Task to Start As Late As Possible Based on the Start Date of Another Task

Written on June 24, 2019 by

Problem Description I answered an interesting question recently in the Microsoft Answers user forum for Microsoft Project users. The user who asked the question stated that she was new to Microsoft Project. She indicated that she is managing a construction project and wanted to know the latest possible date she could order wood flooring so…

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