Earned Value Project Management

Abstract
Earned Value Project Management (EVPM) can be used very effectively in a typical software development project. This paper, by examining the process briefly step-by-step, will show how easy and effective the earned value process can be to a project. I am currently applying EVPM to my projects at work so I will be including real-life [...]

Conflict Resolution in Project Management

Introduction:
Conflict in project management is very much like conflict in a marriage: it’s going to happen. The key is in the process used to resolve the conflict. The likelihood that conflict occurs in information systems development projects is extremely high because the individuals involved are from different backgrounds and cultures working together in the project. [...]

The effects of activity time variance on critical path planning

A Critique of
Lanny A. Karns and Lloyd A. Swanson
Article
“The effects of activity time variance on critical path planning”

Table of Contents
Abstract
Introduction
Network Analysis: CPM & PERT
Conclusion

Abstract
Critical Path Method (CPM) and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) are the two most commonly used networking techniques for defining the duration of project [...]

Effective Management of Project Change Orders

A Critique of
Edward E. Douglas’s
Article
“Effective Management of Project Change Orders”

Table of Contents
Abstract
Introduction
Planning for Change
Planning and Design
Change during Application Build
Closeout
Conclusion

Abstract
Scope is the total sums of all the products/services that are required to complete a project (PMBOK, 2013). But even when the scope has been completed and a freeze is [...]

Applying the work breakdown structure to the project management lifecycle

A Critique of
Shelly A. Brotherton, PMP
Robert T. Fried, PMP
Eric S. Norman, PMP, PgMP
Article
“Applying the work breakdown structure to the project management lifecycle”
Table of Contents
Abstract
Introduction
WBS Structure
Work Packages
Aligning with Scope
Going from WBS to Scheduling
Conclusion

Abstract
To some the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) can be a burdensome chore. To others it is a necessary tool in [...]

A Critique of Ashok Kumar and Vinay Goyal article “Software requirement analysis enhancements by prioritizing requirement attributes using rank based Agents”

A Critique of

Ashok Kumar and Vinay Goyal article

“Software requirement analysis enhancements by

prioritizing requirement attributes using rank based Agents”

Table of Contents:
Abstract
Introduction
AOP in the Project Environment
Related Work
Agent Oriented Software Application with Scope and Requirements Gathering
Conclusion

Abstract:
Software using agent methodologies is an evolving method growing very rapidly in software development [...]

WBS Explained

WBS stands for “Work Breakdown Structure”. Simply put, it delineates the work required to complete the project. A WBS makes a Project Managers life easier, and it ensures a complete understanding of the work required to complete the task at hand. A WBS is the delineation of the scope into work packages and activities required [...]

Controlling Scope

Controlling scope is a process that lives up to it’s title. It’s all about maintaining control by preventing scope change requests from overwhelming the project.
I can remember numerous times where because we didn’t maintain control of the change request process we ended up doing work that was outside of the scope of the project and [...]