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Analogous and Parametric Estimating Schedule Template

  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

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,…

Estimating Annual Budgets using Project Server and Online

  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: Project Server/Online does a great job managing projects and resources, however, did you know that it can also help manage costs and be used for rolling up department…

Estimating Annual Budgets using Project Online/Server

As we all know, Project Online/Server (PWA) does a great job with managing project schedules and resource loads; however, can PWA manage other company process when we stretch the PMO into taking on more roles? For example, several of my previous clients have used PWA to estimate next year’s annual budgets. This article takes a…

The Agile Project Manager: Understanding Estimating in Agile PM

If you’re moving to agile project management from more traditional project management approaches, estimating is a crucial skill you’ll have to relearn because it’s different in agile PM. This article explains the basics. In agile PM, the best estimating isn’t done by a lone wolf PM or team lead; it’s handled by the team —…

Webinar: The Seven Steps for Building a Successful Project Plan

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is not in the PMI® system. However, it is eligible for self-directed learning PMI® PDU credit. Summary:   Microsoft Project Standard/Professional 2007 is a powerful tool for the management and controlling…

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