Constraints and dependencies are two important, but misunderstood project management concepts. But you need them in your project definition and planning.
Do you need to take on an impossible project: something nobody thinks can be done? Or maybe a project no one thinks should be done!
When you are planning and scheduling your project, there will be sequences of activities that you need to respect. They are generated by task dependencies.
It isn’t enough to deliver your project. You also need to let people know. That means learning the basics of tracking progress and project status reporting.
Your project gets delayed…
Or maybe you need to finish early…
So, what is Crashing the Timeline?
You can’t get a professional project done without people. So you need to manage your team well. That’s what Project Human Resource Management is all about.
You won’t be able to proceed very far on your project, without making assumptions. So, what is an Assumptions Log?
Nothing gets done unless people do it. And people need tools, materials, and a place to work. So, Project Resource Management is an essential skill set.
How do you know what your users, customers, and stakeholders want? You need to listen to their voices. So, what is the Voice of the Customer?
Do people notice you when you’re in the room? Do you get the attention you need – and for the right reasons? This is the phenomenon of presence.