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Project Management Remote Presentations


imageRemote Presentations Remote presentations take the videoconference to the next level. Remote presenta- tions are presentations in which the receivers cannot actively participate, so the sender speaks to a large audience via technology similar to that applied in a video- ... [full story]


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Videoconferencing of Project Management


imageVideoconferencing Many organizations have sufficient bandwidth to conduct videoconferences over the Internet, and some that have not yet reached that point have access via direct lines with videoconferencing centers in other cities or other facilities. The videocon- ference should be ... [full story]


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Project Management E-Mail


imageE-Mail One place where project information must often ultimately be transferred is into an e-mail. E-mail is another vital application for projectmanagers, because it allows for the asynchronous transfer of information from the project team to others inside or outside ... [full story]


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Project Management Software


imageProject Management Software Project managers often speak a language all their own. That language has been reflected in a special class of software since shortly after the advent of computers. Project management software was developed to track activities and tasks, ... [full story]


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The Role of the Project Manager in Communications


imageThe Role of the Project Manager in Communications The role of the project manager is one of communications facilitator. That does not mean he or she sends all of the communications. Itmeans that the projectmanager is responsible for ensuring that ... [full story]


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What is a cost improvement curve


imageWhat is a cost improvement curve? A cost improvement curve is based loosely on the idea of a learning curve. In some contracts, generally large ones, the client may require the vendor to reduce the price of items supplied later in ... [full story]


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What is the law of diminishing returns


imageWhat is the law of diminishing returns? The law of diminishing returns says that every time to do when we have something to gain an advantage, the benefit is less and less. The best way is to think of it ... [full story]


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What is the difference between estimated cost and price


imageWhat is the difference between estimated cost and price? Estimating cost means developing the approximate cost of completing the entire project or part of it. It is the expected quantitative result. When we estimate the cost of doing a project, we ... [full story]


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What is statistical calculation?


imageWhat is statistical calculation? Statistical cost estimation is a method of using statistics to the range of values for an estimate and the probability that the actual costs will be between the two values occur in the region to be ... [full story]


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What is life cycle cost


imageWhat is life cycle cost? Life cycle cost is the cost that is associated with the project from the beginning of the project to the end of its useful life and beyond. It includes the cost of acquiring the project, operating ... [full story]


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What are estimating factors


imageWhat are estimating factors? Productivity and utilization are the two factors we are concerned with when doing estimating for projects. Both of these factors are applicable to cost as well as schedule estimates. Productivity is a measure of how much faster ... [full story]


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What terms are used in the estimate


imageWhat terms are used in the estimate? Used in the estimation to the use of project management software combined. is used because of failures in project management software, we have with these terms in our estimates. Effort: The hours ... [full story]


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What is a scope change control


imageWhat is a scope change control? Any project that has ever done has probably had scope changes. It is only reasonable that a project develops, the learning takes place and changes the environment of the project. These changes may result ... [full story]


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How do I make a work breakdown structure


imageHow do I make a work breakdown structure? Doing a work breakdown structure is one of the easiest things you will do as project managers, but it is one of the things that many project managers and their staff ... [full story]


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What is a scope statement


imageWhat is a scope statement? The SCOPE statement is the defining statement of the project. It is the document that defines the project and forms the basis for decisions about the project. The SCOPE statement is a dynamic document that ... [full story]


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What is a project of justification


imageWhat is a project of justification? Although some projects are completed by direct order, most of the projects we are involved with a justification. The most credible justification exists if the reported benefits are of doing ... [full story]


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What is a deliverable in the project?


imageWhat is a deliverable in the project? All projects have the means. The "something" that can achieve either a good or service and is usually a combination of both. The individual items of goods or services to be performed by ... [full story]


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Plan Purchases and Acquisitions


imagePlan Purchases and Acquisitions The Plan Purchases and Acquisitions process identifies which project needs can best be met by purchasing or acquiring products, services, or results outside the project organization, and which project needs can be accomplished by the project ... [full story]


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Perform Quality Control


imagePerform Quality Control Performing quality control (QC) involves monitoring specific project results to determine whether they comply with relevant quality standards and identifying ways to eliminate causes of unsatisfactory results. It should be performed throughout the project. Quality standards include ... [full story]


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Schedule Control: Inputs


imageSchedule Control: Inputs .1 Schedule Management Plan The project management plan (Section 4.3) contains the schedule management plan (Chapter 6 introductory material) that establishes how the project schedule will be managed and controlled. .2 Schedule Baseline The project schedule (Section ... [full story]


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Schedule Development


imageSchedule Development Project schedule development, an iterative process, determines planned start and finish dates for project activities. Schedule development can require that duration estimates and resource estimates are reviewed and revised to create an approved project schedule that can serve ... [full story]


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Activity Duration Estimating


imageActivity Duration Estimating The process of estimating schedule activity durations uses information on schedule activity scope of work, required resource types, estimated resource quantities, and resource calendars with resource availabilities. The inputs for the estimates of schedule activity duration originate ... [full story]


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Activity Resource Estimating


imageActivity Resource Estimating Estimating schedule activity resources involves determining what resources (persons, equipment, or materiel) and what quantities of each resource will be used, and when each resource will be available to perform project activities. The Activity Resource Estimating process ... [full story]


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Activity Sequencing


imageActivity Sequencing Activity sequencing involves identifying and documenting the logical relationships among schedule activities. Schedule activities can be logically sequenced with proper precedence relationships, as well as leads and lags to support later development of a realistic and achievable project ... [full story]


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Activity Definition


imageActivity Definition Defining the schedule activities involves identifying and documenting the work that is planned to be performed. The Activity Definition process will identify the deliverables at the lowest level in the work breakdown structure (WBS), which is called the ... [full story]


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Scope Verification


imageScope Verification Scope verification is the process of obtaining the stakeholders’ formal acceptance of the completed project scope and associated deliverables. Verifying the project scope includes reviewing deliverables to ensure that each is completed satisfactorily. If the project is terminated ... [full story]


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Project Scope Management


imageProject Scope Management Project Scope Management includes the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully[. Project scope management is primarily concerned with defining and controlling ... [full story]


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Direct and Manage Project Execution


imageDirect and Manage Project Execution The Direct and Manage Project Execution process requires the project manager and the project team to perform multiple actions to execute the project management plan to accomplish the work defined in the project scope statement. ... [full story]


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Develop Project Management Plan: Tools and Techniques


imageDevelop Project Management Plan: Tools and Techniques .1 Project Management Methodology The project management methodology defines a process, which aids a project management team in developing and controlling changes to the project management plan. .2 Project Management Information System The ... [full story]


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Develop Project Management Plan


imageDevelop Project Management Plan The Develop Project Management Plan process includes the actions necessary to define, integrate, and coordinate all subsidiary plans into a project management plan. The project management plan content will vary depending upon the application area and ... [full story]


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Develop Project Charter


imageDevelop Project Charter The project charter is the document that formally authorizes a project. The project charter provides the project manager with the authority to apply organizational resources to project activities. A project manager is identified and assigned as early ... [full story]


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Project Integration Management


imageProject Integration Management Overview The Project Integration Management Knowledge Area includes the processes and activities needed to identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate the various processes and project management activities within the Project Management Process Groups. In the project management context, ... [full story]



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