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Three Techniques for Scope Change Management

November 21 2016

Three Techniques for
Scope Change Management
1. Hold Everyone Accountable for Scope Management

Many scope management processes work well at the project manager level, but get compromised by team members. If the…

Five Steps Before Estimating Work

November 7 2016

Five Steps Before Estimating Work
Estimating is hard enough. It is even harder if you are not prepared. Estimating a 20 hour chunk of work is not so hard. Estimating…

The Power of the Aligned Organization

October 24 2016

The Power of the Aligned Organization
 

When was the last time you rode in a car with wheels that were not properly aligned? Chances are it was a pretty rough…

Four Responsibilities of Executives on Projects

October 10 2016

Four Responsibilities of
Executives on Projects
An executive has administrative or supervisory authority in an organization. That authority is used in a number of ways on projects. An executive is typically…

Create Schedule Management Plan

September 26 2016

Create Schedule Management Plan
The Schedule Management Plan describes the process used to develop and manage the project schedule. Not all projects need a Schedule Management Plan, but if your…

Mistake #5: Poor quality leads to poor results

September 12 2016

Mistake #5: Poor quality leads to poor results

Like the other common project management mistakes we have looked at, problems with quality show up in a number of areas. For…

Five Options for Project Start Dates

June 27 2016

Five Options for Project Start Dates
One of the characteristics of a project is that it is a temporary endeavor. In other words there is a start and end-date. This…

Seven Components to a Risk Management Plan

June 13 2016

Seven Components to a Risk Management Plan

The Risk Management Plan describes how you will define and manage risk on the project. This document does not actually describe the risks…