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 product [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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!
#1. [...]

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 [...]