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Sai Prasad

About: Sai Prasad

B Sai Prasad, PMP®, PMI-SP®, MVP Project, Senior Manager - Learning & Development, has been with service provider Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd since 2001 where he was named winner of the company's Global Trainer of the Year award. He has spent 13,000-plus hours in mentoring, coaching, training 9000-plus practitioners on project management topics ranging from project management concepts, project risk management, project scheduling, Microsoft Office Project® to software estimation techniques. He is a Champion of Project Management from PMI India and also Associate Champion Advisory Committee, PMI India. He is awarded the Champion of the Quarter (Q4 – 2012) and Delivery Excellence Award (2011-2012, 2012-2013) from PMI India. He's also the editor of the project management book, Forecast Scheduling with Project 2010. He is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Project 2010. He is the President of the MPUG India Chennai chapter to promote and help practitioners on how to effectively use Microsoft Office Project.

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When Did You Revise the Estimates?

Written on September 22, 2011, by

Every project starts with a rough estimate, and these are usually referred to as preliminary. As the project progresses, the actual task performance may be different from the initial estimate. This difference is called variance. On page 16 of PMI’s Practice Standard for Project Estimating the authors write, “Even though estimates are developed initially at…

How To Display Lag between Tasks in Your Gantt Chart

Written on July 18, 2011, by

By default, the lag set between tasks is displayed in the Predecessor column of the Gantt chart view. Neither Microsoft Project 2007 nor Project 2010 has a separate field to display the lead or lag of specific tasks. You can display the lag as a separate field by following these steps: In Project 2007 choose…

The Case of the Broken Task in Microsoft Project

Written on March 17, 2009, by

A few months ago, a colleague expressed concern to me that when a tasks duration was reduced, the start and finish dates for subsequent tasks weren’t reflecting the change. Figure 1: Here’s where we were… When the duration of the “Plan” task was reduced to one day, the “Build” task was still reflecting the old…

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