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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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The Ultimate Guide To Use PERT, CPM & Standard Deviation Together

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I have described Program Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT), Critical Path Method (CPM) and Standard Deviation in complete detail this post. I have talked about how they are related to each other and how they can be used together. What is Critical Path Method (CPM)? Critical Path is the Longest Path in the Project Network. […]

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What Is The Use Of Standard Deviation In PERT Estimation?

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What is the chance of getting a ‘Heads’ in a toss of a coin? You would say that’s easy. There is a 50% chance of getting a Heads. Or you would say Probability of getting ‘Heads’ is 50% or 1/2. What is the chance of getting a ‘Six’ in a throw of a dice? You […]

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3-Point Estimate is Different From PERT…

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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 other techniques can be applied to […]

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Scientific Estimation

This is a follow-up post of my previous post 8 ways to meet budget in Fixed Price Projects. We can successfully execute and deliver the project within specified time and budget by estimating the size of the project scientifically. There are upteen estimation techniques and they are different for different industries. And within a industry they […]

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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: http://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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