3 Differences Between Configuration Management vs Change Management

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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

Difference Between Project Program & Portfolio Management

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You might be looking for the difference between Project, Program and Portfolio Management. I have written this post to define, explain, and compare these terms from an Organizational Management perspective. In this post, you will find examples and diagrams that will help you to understand these terms. In addition, you will also find a brief … Read more

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 … Read more

Work Performance Data vs Work Performance Information For PMP Exam

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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

Dummies Guide To Project Risks & Issues – Examples & Definition

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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

Project Effort vs Duration vs Elapsed Time: Are They Different Or Same?

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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

Why Is Defect Repair Considered As A Change Request?

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A competent Project Manager can portray every Defect as a Change Request. An intelligent Client can introduce every Change Request as a Defect. 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 and changes. Don’t get me wrong. … Read more

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, … Read more

The Ultimate Guide On Project Dependencies With Examples

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I have written this article to provide complete details of project dependencies. It discusses all aspects of dependencies in project management including definition, meaning, and description. It also includes explanatory diagrams and small examples. You will also find difference between project dependencies, assumptions, constraints, and risks in this article. Project Dependencies – Definition & Meaning … Read more

The What, Why And How of Project Constraints

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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