Analogous and Parametric Estimation

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Project Estimation Techniques Project Estimation is one of the most important part of project management. Good Project Estimation is cardinal for the success of a project. Project Estimation Techniques are covered under both Time Management and Cost Management Knowledge Areas of PMBOK® Guide. The Project Estimation Techniques described in PMBOK® Guide are universally applicable to […]

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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 […]

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How to use PERT, CPM and Standard Deviation Together?

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PERT, CPM and Standard Deviation are Related Concepts! What is Critical Path Method (CPM)? Critical Path is the Longest Path in the Project Network. Critical Path represents the Shortest Possible Duration of the project. Critical Path can be determined by applying Critical Path Method (CPM) on the Project Network. How can Critical Path be “Longest” […]

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3-Point Estimate is Different From PERT…

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What is PERT and 3-point Estimate? Estimation is one of the most basic concepts of Project Management. In fact poor and improper estimation is one of the main causes of challenged projects. There are many ways to Estimate. Some of these estimation techniques are specific to an industrial domain like software size estimation techniques. While […]

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8 ways to meet budget in Fixed Price Projects

I write 2 blogs. One is the current blog on project management while the other is blog on completely unrelated subject – Cricket: //fifth-umpire.blogspot.com/ Why am I mentioning my Cricket blog here? The word ‘Fix‘ is a dreaded word both in cricket and project management. Match fixing is a bane in cricket. One always gets […]

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