Building Project Team

Introduction
Starting a new project can be a very interesting experience, and yet it can also be a terrifying experience. Interesting or horrifying depends greatly on your level of experience. The most interesting and challenging part is actually putting the team together. There are many aspects to consider such as: What tasks need to be completed; [...]

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 [...]

Project Planning: Improved approach incorporating uncertainty

A Critique of
Vahid Khodakarami, Norman E. Fenton, and Martin Neil
Article
“Project Planning: Improved approach incorporating uncertainty”

Table of Contents
Abstract
Introduction
CPM and Uncertainty
Bayesian Network
Conclusion

Abstract
Because of the unique nature of projects, there may be uncertainties or differences in the products, services, or results that the project creates. By its very definition a project and [...]

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 [...]

Risk Management: A Discussion

Having spent over 20 years in project management I have had the opportunity to determine risk in my projects many times over. In some companies I have worked for risk would be identified, analyzed, and a mitigation plan would be created. The risks would be carefully watched and acted upon should it become an issue. [...]

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 [...]