eGovernment

eGovernment use of technology has grown over the years from using totally internal systems to internet based systems that allow citizens to interact with their government. Online services offered by local governments range from paying water/trash bills to paying taxes to read the minutes from the last board meeting. The government can run survey’s to […]

Cross Functional Integration in Project Management

Introduction: Bill Swanston and Gary Biggar work, respectively, as an Operations manager and Senior Business Analyst for Robbins-Gioia, Inc. delivered a presentation to the Project Management Institutes (PMI) annual Seminars & Symposium on September 7–16, 2000 in Houston, TX. I will be summarizing the their article “Developing a framework for establishing cross-functional integration within a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

5 Ways to Managing Your Time – Some Ideas

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a few more hours in your day? Many project managers would love it! Sometimes it feels like you can’t get everything done. What you need to do is manage your time better. Here are some suggestions: 5 Ways To Manage Your Time You’ll get more done in less time! […]

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 […]