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Oliver Gildersleeve

About: Oliver Gildersleeve

Oliver Gildersleeve, PMP, MCTS Co-founder of a MPUG chapter and its past president Senior Associate, DRC - Lead Planner on a 5-year Federal project with 102 resources Scheduling instructor: PMI Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area chapters UC Santa Cruz and San Francisco State classroom & online

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…

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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