The number of project scheduling and planning terms out there can be overwhelming. Interpreting and communicating a plan can become a task in itself if you are not up-to-date with the planning jargon. So here is a list of 70 Project Scheduling terms every planner should know for smooth sailing – check out the glossary below to brush up on your terms. If you have any terms that are essential
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Are you about to roll out Primavera P6 to a large number of users? Getting Primavera P6 up and running is not always an easy task, especially from a people perspective. In order to seamlessly move to a new system you're going to have to consider your team, your projects and company goals. So, how exactly do you get your team up and running on Primavera P6? Here are 4 steps that you can
I had a manager once, back in my IT days, who suddenly insisted, "If I get another 12-page project report, I'm tossing it." It was too much data to process, so I paired my report down to a 1-page project dashboard that highlighted KPIs for all of my projects. He loved it. And it soon became a template that was adopted throughout the office. That was 12 years ago. But today, we're all still
We know it takes a lot of hard work to become a Project Controller. Most Project Controllers have a Bachelor's Degree in engineering or a field related to technology. There are just a few industry specific Project Controller’s curriculum in colleges and universities, so most learn by joining a project management team in a company in the industry they want to make a career. The general duty of a
13 days into the New Year and I’m assuming that many independent contractors have begun to seek out and propose bids in hopes of landing a construction job. Whether it is a small or large project the landscape is very competitive and requires a lot more than just presenting a proposal and knowing that you’re remarkable at what you do. To help get you in the right lane when pursuing a private or
The Project Portfolio Management Software Market will be worth approximately $3.9 Billion by 2019! So who says Project Management isn't still trendy? According to a new report, sales of PPM software is set to grow from $2.3 billion in 2014 to just shy of $4 billion in 2019. It is anticipated that North America will be the biggest market implementing PPM software (Virtual Strategy Magazine).
How do you know if your car is performing well? I’m assuming one would monitor the dashboard - tracking gas level, oil and engine lights, speed etc. Just like that, a KPI is a metric that helps you track whether you're going to reach your targeted goal. KPI stands for Key Performance Indicator. It helps you determine if a project is succeeding or failing, and if the goal will be met. KPIs are a
Corporations are crushing on PMOs. PM Solutions just released their yearly report - The State of the Project Management Office and according to their report, PMOs are delivering a 27% decrease in project failures to their organizations. 80% of companies in the report have a Project Management Office - that's up from a 2000 study that revealed only 47% of companies had a PMO at that
Building connections with similar businesses and professionals with equal aspirations and drive will help generate your visibility and reputation in the project management domain. According to the infographic below, "90% of project professionals have a main goal of building their network". So how are you building your professional network and connecting with the right people? Follow us on
So you’ve spent a few weeks filling out applications and making phone calls, and finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for - you’ve just received a call for the job opportunity that you’ve had your eyes on. To increase your odds of landing the job, here are 6 must-dos that should be on the top of your priority list. 1. Do Your Research Make sure you know who you will be working with. Make
Ever wonder how project management is portrayed according to the globally charged search engine Google? At times you don’t quite know how to say what you want to search for in Google, but nevertheless you continue to type something into the search engine anyway, hoping that it will tell you what you were thinking. This is nothing new; the suggestions tend to be entertaining, unexpected, may
Last week, I taught a Primavera P6 training course to some great folks in frosty Fort McMurray. As often happens, an interesting question came up about Critical Path. And this is not the first time this question has been put to me. But this time, I thought I would write about it. "How do I put an activity on my project's Critical Path in Primavera P6?" So here's the situation. A project
Nov 7th is the 9th annual International Project Management Day. International Project Management Day is a day to be proud of working in project management and to recognize what project managers contribute to the world, one in which so much innovation and progress is due to projects. I just listened to an interview with Frank Saladis, the founder of International Project Management
TED.com is one of our favourite sources for inspiration and awe. If you've never visited TED.com or watched some of the amazing speakers showcased there, then you are missing out. I wanted to share with you 20 Ted talks that fit right in with the skills, experience and challenges of planning and scheduling. Enjoy! 1. Neil Harbisson: I listen to color “Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely