Project Planning

Project Leadership: What Does it Really Mean to Lead, Not Manage?

In his 1990 book, “On Becoming a Leader,” Warren Bennis articulated his famous 12 differences between managers and leaders. The last is the best-known: ‘The manager does things right; the leader does ...

Microsoft Project Magic Formula Final Demystification with Microsoft Project Online

Learn the key to aligning task duration and effort in Microsoft Project for seamless project management success in this lesson, and earn a PDU!

This is a marketing campaign timeline. It shows the tasks that need to be completed in order to launch a marketing campaign. The timeline is divided into three phases: planning, execution, and evaluation. The planning phase includes tasks such as identifying the target audience, developing a marketing strategy, and creating a budget. The execution phase includes tasks such as creating marketing materials, launching the campaign, and tracking results. The evaluation phase includes tasks such as analyzing the results of the campaign and making recommendations for future campaigns.

Enhancing Project Timelines with Microsoft Project for the web’s New Feature: Buffers for Task Dependencies

Explore Buffer, lead and lag times for task dependencies, the latest enhancements in Microsoft Project for the web.

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Event Series: Practical Kanban with MS Project Agile

Explore the transformative power of Kanban with MS Project Agile in a three-part webinar series, unraveling the intricacies of planning, backlog creation, and seamless integration into project managem...

A picture of the Titanic sinking with the text "The ship is unsinkable" above it and the text "Really!" below it.

Black Swan Insights: Fortifying Projects with Force Majeure Strategies

Discover the pivotal role of Force Majeure clauses in project management for navigating unpredictable circumstances effectively.

This meme is funny because it shows a cargo ship on fire with the text "PROJECT IS IN GREAT SHAPE" above it, and "PARTS ARE SHIPPED" below it. This is a metaphor for a project that is in a lot of trouble, but the parts have already been shipped, so it's too late to turn back.

Identify and Respond to Black Swans

Discover proactive strategies, 10 key steps for identification, and actionable measures to fortify projects against unforeseen challenges.

This graph shows the planned value (PV), earned value (EV), and actual cost (AC) of a project over time. The PV is the amount of money that was budgeted for the project, the EV is the amount of money that has been earned by the project, and the AC is the amount of money that has been spent on the project.

The graph shows that the project is currently behind schedule and over budget. The PV is higher than the EV, which means that the project is not earning money as quickly as it is spending money. The AC is also higher than the EV, which means that the project is spending more money than it is earning.

The project is currently in a negative cash flow situation, which means that it is spending more money than it is earning. This is a serious problem, and if it continues, the project will eventually run out of money.

The project manager needs to take immediate action to address the problems that are causing the project to be behind schedule and over budget. If the project manager does not take action, the project will likely fail.

Earned Value Management (EVM): Monitoring Project Performance and Forecasting the Future

Explore the nuances of Earned Value Management (EVM) through the lens of the XYZ project. Learn how EVM serves as a diagnostic compass in project management, helping to assess past performances and in...

The visual data shows the increase in the growth of a company over time. The graph shows that the company started with a small amount of growth, but then began to grow rapidly. This rapid growth continued for a number of years, until the company reached its peak. After this, the company's growth slowed down, but it continued to grow at a steady pace.

Consistency Gives Self-Discipline Its Power

Explore the vital role of discipline and consistency in project management, and how these core values drive success.

Understanding Stakeholders’ Approach to Risk

Understanding stakeholders' risk appetite and tolerance is crucial for effective project risk management. Learn how to assess stakeholders' approach to risk through discussions and scenarios, and how ...