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What Do Project Controls Really Tell Us To Do?

Collect the data, chart the data, summarize the findings, repeat… The treadmill of technical project control is tedious and mind numbing. Nonetheless, it’s those precious insights into the status of progression that management must have to make intelligent decisions during the

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Risk Management Techniques for Complex Projects

The WBS is a Risk Analysis Tool A work breakdown structure (WBS) is a coded and categorized view of the project as a group of well-understood deliverables. The WBS forms a concrete path toward meeting the high-level product requirements from the project charter.

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How Agile Project and Critical Chaining Can Fit in Traditional IT

Previously, I encouraged the use of critical chaining estimation when creating project network models as opposed to traditional project pathing. The Agile Manifesto value to which that discussion pertains is: Customer collaboration over contract negotiation The ‘customer’ in this case

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Process Innovation: Critical chain project networks better suited for Agile project management

Whereas critical pathing in traditional project networks helps focus a project on those activities that could impact the delivery schedule, the structure imposed is too detailed, too rigid, and does little to integrate resource commitments. Critical chains integrate resource commitments

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Innovation leaders need an eye to the long view but an ear to the ground

There is a perfect mix of archetypes to lead a collaborative innovation effort: focus as in the market mindfulness of a entrepreneur and drive as in the motivation of a technical pioneer.  Mr. Bathiche exemplifies this rare personality as discussed in the

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