Is configuration management part of change management? Or, is it the other way around? A few months ago, there was an interesting discussion on one of the LinkedIn forum. The discussion was focused on configuration management vs change management. A few participants said that Configuration Management Plan is part of Change Management Plan. While other … Read more 3 Differences Between Configuration Management vs Change Management
There is a difference between Project, Program and Portfolio but many people use these terms interchangeably in day to day conversations. Different companies use these terms differently. Many people within the same company use them differently. Usually, there is confusion around the meaning of these term. Each of these terms have a distinct meaning & … Read more 3 Key Differences Between Project Program & Portfolio Management
Critical Path Analysis Example – Using 0 and 1 Method I got introduced to Critical Path Analysis in the year 1997. I am a software engineer by education. I learned most of the project management concepts while managing software projects – Critical Path Analysis was one such concept. I learned about Critical Path while using … Read more Critical Path Analysis Example – 2 Ways to Calculate Critical Path
You might be preparing for the PMP certification exam and want to know the difference between Work Performance Data and Work Performance Information. Understandably so. There are many confusing terms defined in the PMBOK Guide. PMP students often get confused between such terms as the definitions are often very cryptic. Work Performance Data and Work … Read more Work Performance Data vs Work Performance Information For PMP Exam
I have observed that the term Project Risk is used very loosely. It is often confused with Issues or Problems. You would be wondering what is the difference between project management risk and issues. They are one and the same thing. But, they are not. I have given definition and a few examples project risk … Read more Dummies Guide To Project Risks & Issues – Examples & Definition
What is the difference between project effort and duration? Do work and effort mean the same thing? What’s the distinction between project duration and elapsed time? I have written this article to answer these kind of questions. You find difference between and explanation of project effort vs duration vs elapsed time in this article. Project … Read more Project Effort vs Duration vs Elapsed Time: Are They Different Or Same?
A competent Project Manager can portray every Defect as a Change Request. Click to Tweet An intelligent Client can introduce every Change Request as a Defect. Click to Tweet I started managing projects long time ago. We used to have lot of fun in the earlier years. During that period, we used joke about defects … Read more Why Is Defect Repair Considered As A Change Request?
Lead and Lag Demystified There are many terms that perturb project management professionals. Lead and Lag are two such terms. I interact with many professionals on a regular basis. I often find that many of them are not fully aware of meaning of these terms. Even though they know the correct definitions of these terms, … Read more 9 Frequently Asked Questions on Lead and Lag
Project dependencies are nothing but Schedule dependencies. I have written this article to discuss different aspects of dependencies in project management. You will find the definition, meaning, and description of dependencies in this post. You will also see explanatory diagrams and small examples of schedule dependencies. Project dependencies are often misconstrued as assumptions or constraints … Read more A Beginners Guide To Project Dependencies With Examples
You might want to understand what project constraints are and how are they different from assumptions, dependencies and risks. A project constraint is any factor that hinders or restricts the options of the project team. There are six primary constraints in project Management viz. Scope, Time (Schedule), Cost (Budget), Quality, Resources, and Risk. Out of … Read more The What, Why And How of Project Constraints