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Time to drop quality from Project Management?

Dooley

Quality management should be seen as being implicit in all areas of P3 management - not a separate topic.

Praxis Framework Ltd.

4 types of estimator and 9 golden rules

Dooley

The majority of estimates are produced not by trained estimators but by the doers – the people who will be doing the work and should have a good idea of how long it will take and how much it will cost.

Praxis Framework Ltd.

Managing the future

Hillson

The aim of risk management is to give us as much time as possible to decide what to do, with enough time to actually do it. Then we can steer away from things that might harm us (threats), and aim towards things that
might help us (opportunities).

Risk Doctor

Quality management

Kozak-Holland

In The Great Escape the concept of quality management may seem somewhat unrealistic and a less likely used knowledge area because quality concepts were not fully developed till the 1950s. However, this is simply not the case.

Project Manager Today magazine

Quality measures for engagement products

Murray-Webster and Simon

Can planned engagement on projects be measured, or be represented sufficiently by observable indicators.

Lucidus consulting

Use the right words and revive project planning.

Murray-Webster and Simon

Because we are told to produce a plan, and we think that’s a Gantt chart, then that’s all we do and as a result all we actually produce is a schedule. But is there a difference and if so what is it?

Lucidus consulting

Driven to precision - Part I

Murray-Webster and Simon

In most organisations Project Managers are driven to inappropriate precision by the attitudes that exist towards project management.

Lucidus consulting

Driven to precision - Part 2

Murray-Webster and Simon

In some industries fixed deadlines and fixed prices are the norm, resulting in liquidated damages for time over-runs and reduced profitability for over-spending the budget. So what can be done differently in these environments?

Lucidus consulting

The missing product in product-based planning

Murray-Webster and Simon

Engagement Products are fundamental to enabling collaboration within both the project team and project players from the business context into which the project is being delivered. The key is collaboration without which successful delivery can surely not be achieved.

Lucidus consulting

Foggy projects

Obeng

It started with, 'Something must be done about our level of innovation. And it must be done urgently. We are not growing as fast as the market place. You are going to
deliver and I need a detailed plan and business
case by Monday'.

Project Manager Today magazine

Questions for the boss to ask

Watson

When I take my draft project plan to my boss for his approval before it goes to the customer I really want my boss to make me sweat blood explaining the plan

Obsideo

Keeping track of assumptions

Watson

There is one simple way to make sure that if an assumption is proven invalid then the full implications can be identified and assessed almost immediately.

Obsideo

Work Distribution Modelling

Watson

Work Distribution Modelling is a form of parametric estimating. It enables the project manager to obtain accurate estimates of effort, broken down phase by phase across the project.

Obsideo

 

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3rd December 2014Articles added from Dooley, Hillson, Kozak-Holland and Obeng
14th February 2015Articles from Watson added
26th February 2015Article 'questions for the boss...." added
27th February 2015Article 'tracking assumptions' added
11th March 2015Article '4 types of estimator...' added

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