Resource Management

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5 Reasons Projects Fail: #1 Elusive resource management

This is the final post in a 5-part series. To see the last post on “Organizational Rigidity”, click here. The #1 reason projects fail has been a thorn in the side of project and portfolio management throughout the entire history of the field. The...
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Presenting: Eliminating Project Failure

Our vision is to make project failure obsolete. Many people find that overly-ambitious, so we set out to explain exactly what we mean by that and outline how to do it. The result of that was our most comprehensive white paper yet: Eliminating Project...
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How AI Can Unlock the Final Frontier of Project Management

Most opportunities for digital disruption have happened when there is wasted capacity because of a disconnect with demand. How many empty houses were there before AirBnB connected people leaving town with people who wanted to stay there? How many empty...
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Progress Tracking: What it is and why it’s good

These next three posts will cover Progress Tracking. This post introduces the concept and clears the air on some preconceptions about the process. What is Progress Tracking? A very important part of the monitoring activity is tracking. Progress Tracking...
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Hacking MS Project: Triggering Warnings When End Dates Change

An out-of-box feature that has long been missing from Microsoft Project is the ability to set a target finish date when you are scheduling from the project start date. When you initially define your project in the Project Information dialog box, you normally...
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Project Initiatives Drive Your Organization’s Mission

Every organization has an ultimate Mission that all of their long-term goals, yearly portfolios, quarterly outlooks and daily operations are striving to fulfill. The Mission often sounds simple on its surface, but there is an array of initiatives that...
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Presenting: New EPMO White Paper

We have developed an Enterprise Project Management Office white paper, and we wanted to provide it for free for our loyal blog followers.  At 5,000 words and over a dozen graphics, this is the most in-depth content we have ever released free to the...
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How to Assign Resources to a Task in Microsoft Project

The following guide demonstrates how you can assign resources in various ways and avoid some overallocations by using tools available through the Assign Resources dialog box. These techniques apply whether you are working with local resources or those...
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Assigning a Resource to a Task: Introduction

Microsoft Project 2016 enables you to assign resources to tasks in a variety of ways. Resource assignments clarify responsibility for doing tasks and also help you to determine how long a task will take and how much it will cost. This series will demonstrate...
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