Cost Management

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The Shape of Projects

In this article, I’m referring to IT projects with the ‘shape’ of them being their visible form. Projects, IT projects in particular, come in many different shapes (i.e., plans). The PMBOK (A Guide to...Read More

A Better Microsoft Project

This article is the first in a series, in which I wish to make a case for adding certain features to Microsoft’s Project for Desktop and Project for the web software. You might wonder why I am publish...Read More

The Quadruple Constraints of Project Management

Introduction Most courses and books on project management discuss the “Triple Constraints” in terms of a three-legged stool (see Figure 1 below). The first leg represents Scope Management, the second,...Read More

Physical Volumes for MS Project Tasks

Many projects require task scheduling in terms of physical volumes (i.e. material resources in MS Project like ten meters, five tons, twenty items, etc.). Unfortunately, Microsoft Project does not hav...Read More

Top Frustration #2: End to End Risk Management

Imagine you are managing a large project, which is strategically important and complex. At the outset, you realize there will be a number of risks, which if not managed well, could paralyze the outcom...Read More

Top Frustration #1: The Earned Value Analysis Problem

We recently ran a survey asking you to share your biggest frustration with available project management tools. As you can imagine, we’ve gotten some interesting results. One user responded and told us...Read More

Understanding Dependencies, Leads and Lags with MS Project

  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: A...Read More

Understanding Dependencies, Leads, and Lags with MS Project

There are many knowledge areas, such as integration management, schedule management, cost management, quality management, risk management, etc., that a project manager needs to thoroughly consider whe...Read More

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Traditional and Agile Life Cycles with MS Project

Work breakdown structure (WBS) is a key element for management planning, monitoring, and control of a project or a program scope. Regardless of the chosen life cycle (predictive, iterative, incrementa...Read More

Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Rich Murphy’s showcase session, Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You ma...Read More

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