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Oliver Gildersleeve

About: Oliver Gildersleeve

Oliver Gildersleeve, PMP, MCTS Oliver teaches Microsoft Project for PMI San Francisco and Silicon Valley chapters and for extensions of the University of California Santa Cruz and San Francisco State University.  He also does consulting and mentoring.  He is a technical editor of Eric Uyttewaal’s recent three books on Microsoft Project scheduling.  Formerly, he was a master scheduler for SAIC, vice president of EPM Solutions, and worked for Perot Systems, Franklin Templeton, a J&J’s medical device company, the Electric Power Research Institute, and Philadelphia Electric.

All Articles and Webinars by Oliver Gildersleeve

Webinar: Estimate Tasks Parametrically

Written on October 24, 2013, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1.5 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: Microsoft Project can be turned into an estimating tool that includes uncertainty and continuous improvement. Unfortunately, many estimate task duration’s from the recollections of one or more persons….

Webinar: Update Better

Written on March 14, 2013, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description:  The way most PMs update task progress, there is no effect on successors or product delivery date. You will see a way that gives more and better information for…

Update Better

Written on December 12, 2012, by

The purpose of updating a schedule is to find out if the project is still on track.  Updating tasks by “%-complete” doesn’t move the task’s Finish date, leaving successor tasks unaffected.  Better: update by “Remaining Duration”. Updating with %-complete is inconsistent with its definition, shown at the right.  Definitions appear when you hover over a…

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