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project planning

Manage projects for learning while coping with uncertainty

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Focus your continuous improvement efforts on getting “the what” right before working on “the how”.

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How good is project planning? Measure task reliability to know.

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Project managers make choices for their clients every day. How do they know they are choosing what is better?

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Help generate a list of great dumb project management questions

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The PMI CEO wants to look beyond deterministic planning

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Claude Emonde introduces fundamentals of lean project management

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Use a visual approach for conveying project plans. Try mind mapping.

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A lean construction consultant learns Scrum Development. It’s eye-opening!

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Why would a lean projects guy hire a Scrum software development ScrumMaster? Short answer: it seemed like a good idea at the time. Seriously, I’m doing some work for an architectural engineering firm. The company focuses on [...]

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Stanford Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer makes a strong case that deadlines are the friend of accomplishment.

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Projects happen in an always-uncertain and unknowable future. Facing up to that is the key to improving project planning.

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Yesterday I made a posting “On the Side” calling attention to The PM Toolbox’s follow-up to my work on Gantt charts. Well, it turns out The PM Toolbox was just republishing someone else’s work. And they did it without any obvious credit to the author. (They included a link at the very [...]

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Gantt charts in combination with measures of planning reliability help you answer the two questions, “How is the project going?” and “When will we be done?”

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The usefulness of the Gantt chart lies in its readability.

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The Gantt chart is the universal way for showing project status. How is it used to brief project teams?

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How does the Gantt chart help you manage your project?

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Making work ready is the way to follow the rule “Only do work that is ready to be started and finished.”

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There is an immediate way to reduce construction jobsite hazards to improve safety. Adopt a single new rule.

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Is project management even possible? David Schmaltz thinks not.

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It wasn’t a happy time for Johanna Rothman this week. She hurt herself in the kitchen making tea. She needed to visit the ER for 4 stitches on her head. She seems to be all right. Typical of Johanna, the injury produced a project lesson, Unanticipated Events Screw Up Schedules. [...]

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IGLC-14: Production Planning and Control

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IGLC-14: Production Planning and Control

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IGLC-14: Production Planning and Control

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IGLC-14: Production Planning and Control

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