Category Archive for: PREPARING YOUR PROJECT FOR PUBLICATION

Capturing Baseline Data to Track Progress

After the project plan has been finalized=-everyone who needs to has signed off and last-minutes adjustments have been made-the project is now ready to go. However, to track progress on the project, you need to have something to compare the actual results to. When you enter actual experience into the plan, Actual Start and Actual…

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Preparing for Project Sign-Off

We’ll return to some of the project documents listed here later in this chapter. If you can think of it, it’s probably been included in some project’s Sign-off meeting. For the project team, this can be the occasion for a celebration of a well-constructed plan, as well as the kick-off of a grand new project.…

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Mastering Assignment Leveling and Task Splitting

The leveling’ Can Adjust Individual Assignments checkbox in the Resource leveling dialog box enables or disables assignment leveling for the entire project. You can set • assignment leveling for specific tasks rather than selecting it here for the entire project. There are some tasks that use resources that work at the same time. The UPlayin…

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Viewing Tasks with Overallocations

Resources get overallocated, but the possible solutions are constrained by the nature of the tasks involved in the overallocation. The resource overallocation we’ve been examining until now is the result of too much work in one time period for the available resources in the Trainers group. Our choices are to hire or contract another trainer,…

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Understanding Project Communication

We can’t overstate the role of communication in a project or its importance to a project manager. Thoughtful, well-planned communication is a significant factor in every successful project. (Well, at least all those we’ve received communications about!) Inadequate communication can cause even a well-designed project to falter or fail. Most projects that are worth recording…

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