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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 Recap: Analogous and Parametric Estimating Schedule Template

Written on April 30, 2020, by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Oliver Gildersleeve’s Analogous and Parametric Estimating Schedule Template webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content. There…

Analogous and Parametric Estimating Schedule Template

Written on April 15, 2020, by

  Download the template and presentation files for this session.   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: Microsoft Project can be turned into an estimating tool with continuously improving data. Making schedules for specific…

Analogous and Parametric Estimating

Written on April 3, 2020, by

Microsoft Project, in its various releases (i.e., Online desktop, 2019, 2016, etc.), can become an accurate estimating tool for top-down (Analogous) and bottom-up (Parametric) estimating. This is accomplished by inserting custom columns and simple formulas. However, some tricks are necessary to get around user impediments. With accurate estimates, a Risk Reserve, an Estimating Uncertainty Buffer,…

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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