The Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (5th Edition) details 47 processes to use from Initiation through Closing. Of these, fully 24 – more than half – are in Planning. So guess what message is being sent here? Many of my students (not to mention customers) tell me that they are not given enough time
Recently I was asked to work on a project wherein I had to create a Master Schedule for release of a customer product. Basically, the situation was that there were 5 team leaders, not all of whom fully understood their workflow and not all of whom had ever been in a room together for more than a few hours. (In order to gather input for the schedule,
I had planned to post the last part of my short series on schedule confidence today. And I will do that shortly after this brief digression. But a gentleman named Tony Welsh, president of a company named Barbecana made an insightful comment in regards to my last post that you may not have seen. His basic contention was that you could not measure
This post constitutes the third and last session of my discussion of how to determine confidence level in your schedule. You can look in the archives for previous posts:: -Dependencies. I’m a firm believer that a schedule should show as many dependencies as possible. So, “hard” dependencies occur when A must happen before B.