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Critical Path Analysis Example – 2 Ways to Calculate Critical Path

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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 […]

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Difference Between Work Performance Data and Work Performance Information

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Do you know the difference between Data and Information? Data and Information are common terms in the realm of Data Science. These terms have specific meanings. The difference between these two terms can be easily understood by looking at the above two images. In very simple language, we can say that Computing Devices need Data […]

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What is the Difference Between Project Effort and Duration?

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I recently posted a series of articles on Project Network Diagrams. I wrote an article on Start to Start Relationship. I described the relationship using a small example. While explaining the example I wrote a statement – “The Project Team will need a total of 3 days to complete these activities”. A very senior Project […]

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Why is Defect Repair Considered as a Change Request?

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9ud7k7yubgg What is Defect Repair? I started managing projects long time ago. We used to have lot of fun in early days. During that period, we had a common joke in our organization A competent Project Manager can portray every Defect as a Change Request. On the other hand, an intelligent Client can introduce every […]

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9 Frequently Asked Questions on Lead and Lag

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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, […]

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Beginners Guide To Project Dependencies – Definition, Examples & Diagrams

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I have written this post to provide a complete explanation of Project Dependencies. You will find the definition, meaning and examples of project management dependencies in this post. You will also see small diagrams that will help help you in understanding the concept easily. This is the third post in a series to describe generally […]

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What are Project Constraints?


Do you know what the difference between Project Constraints, Assumptions and Dependencies is? I have written a small series of posts to describe Project Constraints, Project Assumptions and Project Dependencies. Although these terms look simple but sometimes they are confusing in practice. This post is written to describe Project Constraints. You should be able to […]

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Are Competitors, Project Stakeholders?

Answer I That’s obvious! They are Negative Project Stakeholders. Answer II Many PMP books and forum explain it otherwise. They assert, according to PMBOK Guide, Competitors are not Project Stakeholders. So which is the correct answer? Well! None of the answers is entirely correct. PMBOK Guide does not say anything about the Competitors as Project […]

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5 Differences Between Work Package And Activity

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You are at the right place if you want to know the difference between Work Package and Activity. But, why do you want to differentiate between Work Package and Activity? Practically, it doesn’t matter whether you call a Work Package an Activity or vice-versa. At the end of the day, you have to complete the […]

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