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Getting the Team to Use Ranged Estimates

Dear Elizabeth: I work on a project team for a manufacturing company. For the last year, we’ve been using ranged estimates to build out our schedules. For the most part, our customers love it. We have one customer who is putting up a fight, saying they want a hard deadline. How do we convince them…

The Sign Warned Me: “Enter at Your Own Risk”

Early in my career I was assigned a project that had been running for almost a year, but had never seen a single live release to the customer. On my first day, I was informed, “Welcome aboard! But you are already 20 days late! You have to deliver a release in the next 30 days!”…

Webinar: Estimate Tasks Parametrically

  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…

Analyzing Work Plan Variances

Introduction Keeping your project under control requires a periodic look for tasks that are not progressing as originally planned. As a first step, you must track progress by entering Actual Work, Remaining Work, Actual Start and Actual Finish. Once you have captured this information you’re ready to analyze plan variances—that is: tasks where progress is…

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