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.
Your project gets delayed…
Or maybe you need to finish early…
So, what is Crashing the Timeline?
The Gantt Chart is pretty much the poster-child for Project Management. When most people think of project management, it’s a Gantt Chart they see in their mind’s eye. So, what is a Gantt Chart? …and who invented it? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
How best to monitor and report on the performance of your projects and predict their future performance? Earned Value Management (EVM).
If you work in Project Management for long enough, you will inevitably encounter this: project deferral. For one reason or another, your project needs to be put on hold. Why does this happen? And what do you need to do, during the deferral period and when your project re-starts? And what are the critical things […]
Earned Value Management (or EVM) is one of the most important techniques for formal project management. If you aspire to lead substantial projects, you’ll need to know when and how to deploy this powerful toolset. So, what is Earned Value Management – EVM? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under […]
A project plan is at the heart of every successful project. At the heart of every project plan is project scheduling to set the timing of each activity. In this guide, we’ll look at all the key elements of project scheduling. We will largely follow the process structure in the 6th Edition of the PMI‘s […]
The Critical Path Method is well known. But, what is a Critical Chain? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
There are two reasons why Project Estimation is a big deal for project managers. First, it’s extremely hard to do well. And second, poor estimates are often a primary reason for a project cost or schedule over-run. So, in this article, we’ll take a careful look at project estimation, to help you learn how to […]
The Critical Path Method (CPM) is one of the core planning and control methodologies that project managers use. So, what is the Critical Path Method? So, what is the Critical Path Method? And what is Critical Path Analysis (CPA)? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.