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Oct

Pinpointing the Real Source of Project Management Snafus

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By Thomas S. Butler   Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock, noted, “It is always easier to talk about change than to make it.”   “Success, itself, rests on effective project management, so it’s hard to understand why more businesses don’t do a better job of it,” pondered Mark Woeppel, President and CEO of Pinnacle […]

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24
Aug

Spot Delivery Problems Early Part 3: Schedule Risk

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No matter how good your plan may be, managing schedule risk is essential to project success. Risk will always be present; the question is, is it effectively managed? In organizations with immature execution behaviors, risk manifests itself as surprises that derail workflows and delay completions. Unless a means of early identification and mitigation of risk […]

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19
Jun

Linked Card Dates & WIP Control Features

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We have just released two new features to VISUM   Linked Dates WIP Monitoring   Linked Dates: Take a card with due date of x. It’s start date is x minus process time (in working days) of that card on that board, y. That card’s child will have a due date of y, the start […]

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15
Mar

Spot Delivery Problems Early Part 2: Fundamentals

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How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time. Fred Brooks In part 1, I talked about governance.  If the owners of the project are not governing the basic behaviors to execute well, your risk of delivery is rising. If you haven’t read it, go back before your […]

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06
Mar

Spot Delivery Problems Early – Part 1: Governance

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“I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely, in your thoughts, advanced […]

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