Project Planning

RIP Critical Chain?  

Critical chain is not dead, but after many years of it being the primary technique for analyzing schedules and prioritizing tasks, there’s a better alternative today.  As many project managers increasingly abandoned the much-hated, cumbersome to maintain, too long, and unclear Gantt chart, they subsequently discontinued using critical chain. A typical Gantt chart could easily […]

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Answer The #1 PMO Question In Less Than One Second

The most dreaded question in project management is the simplest one. “So, how are we doing?” Sometimes it’s a stakeholder asking. Sometimes its management. Sometimes it’s you, the project manager, asking yourself. Answering “How are we doing?” is not a simple preposition. Most of the time, people go running for the data. We all know […]

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Meeting Your Business Goals Using Project Portfolio Management

How do you know if you’re on track to meet your business goals? This is a million dollar question. Most people are looking at the data – but what data you are looking at, is it visually organized, and is it answering the right questions? Many workplace tools come loaded with dashboards, which purport to […]

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