Posts Tagged ‘planning’

Collecting Metrics Using Surveys

One way to supplement quantifiable metrics is with client satisfaction surveys. For instance, instead of trying to measure the exact response time of an application against some service-level standard, you could simply ask your main users how satisfied they were with the application response time. (Read more..)

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Manage the Work at a High-Level or Low-Level Based on the Situation

One of the common responsibilities of all managers is the management of people and the management of work (if you don’t do either, you are not really a manager). All managers need to have timely, relevant and accurate information so that they can manage their people and work effectively. The trick, of course, is to know how much information you need, and at what level.  (Read more..)

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Project Organization Types

The way projects are structured is directly related to the way the entire organization is structured. There are three major organization structures to manage work and people. (Read more..)

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Management theories: History and Practice

By Samer H Skaik

Organizations have realized that deep understanding of management theory and practice is a must to ensure continuous improvement to their operations. Management theories were solely or primarily adopted in organizations to help get the job done and find ways to efficiently manage the organization and enhance financial rewards (Grey, 2005). (Read more..)

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Create a Short-Term Schedule to Guide the Definition and Planning Processes

The process of creating the Project Charter, schedule and budget may take a long time and may be very complicated. Therefore, the work should not be left unorganized, for the same reasons that you are building the schedule for the project to begin with. Immediately after being assigned, the project manager should create a short-term schedule to plan and guide the initial activities. (Read more..)

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Team Resistance to Managing the Workplan

It’s one thing to build a project definition and the workplan. It’s another thing to effectively manage the project. If the project manager could just could create the plan and the work assignments and have everyone complete their activities on-time, your life would be much easier. However, the process of managing the team and the workplan is more complex than that. (Read more..)

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Manage Metrics – Large Projects – Beginning of the Project

Large Projects – Beginning of the Project

Large projects should definitely be capturing metrics that will provide information on the quality of the deliverables and the processes used to create the deliverables. The following process can be used to come up with the appropriate metrics on the project. This process will result in the creation of a Project Scorecard. (Read more..)

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Responsibility Matrix

In a large project, there may be many people that have some role in the creation and approval of project deliverables. Sometimes this is pretty straightforward, such as one person writing a document and one person approving it. In other cases, there may be many people who have a hand in the creation and others that need to have varying levels of approval.

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Create a Short-Term Schedule to Guide the Definition and Planning Processes

The process of creating the Project Charter, schedule and budget may take a long time and may be very complicated. Therefore, the work should not be left unorganized, for the same reasons that you are building the schedule for the project to begin with. (Read more..)

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Two articles about delay analysis techniques

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