Free Project Management Templates

Absolutely Free Project Management Templates! [infobox color=”#f6deb8″ textcolor=”#000000″ icon=”question-circle”]Are you sure? Are there really Free Project Management Templates? Yes. You can find a few websites providing Free Project Management Templates. I found a few sources that I thought of sharing with you.[/infobox] [infobox color=”#f6deb8″ textcolor=”#000000″ icon=”question-circle”]Are these Free¬†Project Management Templates useful? Yes, I believe they … Read more Free Project Management Templates

A brief history of Project Management

I found a small article on Internet that provides a brief history of Project Management in a succinct and lucid manner. I thought it would be worthwhile to share the article with my blog followers http://www.projectsmart.co.uk/brief-history-of-project-management.html¬† I feel there is two errors in the article. [custom_list icon=”arrow-circle-right” iconcolor=”#5e9c19″] The article attributes the creation of scheduling … Read more A brief history of Project Management

Work Package vs Activity: Understand The Difference With Examples

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You might be looking for the difference between Work Package and Activity. It is very difficult to contrast work package vs activity by just looking at their definitions. In this article, you will find explanation and examples of these terms that will help you to understand the difference. The main difference between work package and … Read more Work Package vs Activity: Understand The Difference With Examples

How To Use Analogous & Parametric Estimating Techniques?

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Project estimation is the most fundamental aspect of Project Management (PM). Analogous and parametric estimating techniques are most commonly used methods. You will find definitions, detailed description, and examples of these techniques in this post. You will also get to know about the difference between Analogous and parametric estimation. This post should help PMP aspirants, … Read more How To Use Analogous & Parametric Estimating Techniques?

Top Differences Between Quality Assurance & Quality Control (QA vs QC)

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Quality Assurance vs Quality Control is one of the most confused and debated topics among project managers and quality professionals. Even some of the experienced and learned practitioners are not able to explain the difference between Quality Assurance and Quality Control. You will be easily able to distinguish and differentiate between these terms after reading … Read more Top Differences Between Quality Assurance & Quality Control (QA vs QC)

Why Optimism is BAD for the Projects?

Pessimist – We are going Down. Optimist – We cannot go down any further. Now the only way is Up. Realist – Let us analyze the current situation and decide what best can be done. Humans, by nature, are usually optimistic. Project Managers (unless they are from another Galaxy) follow the same trait. Recently, I … Read more Why Optimism is BAD for the Projects?

Did You Know That A project Is Scheduled To FAIL?

A project is scheduled to FAIL from start. This is a very strong statement albeit true. I have noticed this phenomenon many times during my experience. Let me explain. Project Managers rarely understand good scheduling concepts/techniques. Even if they understand, good concepts/techniques are rarely used while developing project schedule. What are good scheduling concepts/techniques? These … Read more Did You Know That A project Is Scheduled To FAIL?

19 Frequently Asked Questions on the Critical Path Method

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Everything you wanted to know about the Critical Path Method Critical Path…It sounds like the most important path of the project. It is certainly the most important path, but at the same time it is also one of the most important concepts of the project management. You would already know that the importance of Critical … Read more 19 Frequently Asked Questions on the Critical Path Method

4 Sure-Fire Steps to Solve PDM PMP Questions – Precedence Diagramming Method Example

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In this post, I have solved a small question on Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM) that is used to draw project management network diagrams. There are a number of PDM Questions in the PMP Exam. I have taken a small network diagram example to showcase how PDM PMP questions can be solved using sequence of 4 … Read more 4 Sure-Fire Steps to Solve PDM PMP Questions – Precedence Diagramming Method Example

How is Project Sponsor Role Different From Customer’s?

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When you think about project funding, you would think about Project Sponsor Role. So what is the role of Customer? Doesn’t Customer provide funds for the project? Is Project Sponsor same as Customer? I am often asked these kind of questions during PMP and other project management training workshops. Let us look at the definition … Read more How is Project Sponsor Role Different From Customer’s?