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

Three Point Estimate Formulas

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Quick Reference on Three Point Estimate I have written a series of articles on Three Point Estimate and related concepts. Before reading this, you should look at my first article of the series. I have explained the basic concept of Three Point Estimate in my first article. I have also explained that PERT is not … Read more

What is Project Time Management Definition?

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Project Time Management Definition & Terminology Project Time Management is a subset of Project Management. It includes knowledge, tools & techniques and skills that are required to ensure the timely completion of a project. Project Time Management is one of the essential pieces of Project Management. Some people claim that it is 50% of the … 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

What is a Gantt Chart?

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What is a Gantt Chart? Is Gantt Chart same as a Scheduling Bar Chart? What is a Time Scaled Logic Diagram? Is it same as Gantt chart? What is a Time Scaled Network Diagram? How is it different from Gantt Chart? Project Schedule can be represented in many ways. In one of my previous articles, … 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

How to Use Leads and Lags in Project Schedule?

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Leads and Lags – Definitions, Explanations & Examples Leads and Lags are essential for making a good project schedule. They are the basic building blocks of scheduling. Many scheduling experts don’t use them. Instead, they often apply (incorrect) alternatives. In my opinion, Leads and Lags are easy to use and implement. They should always be … Read more

Start to Finish Relationship (Dependency) With Examples

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In this article, you will find explanation of Start to Finish logical relationship in project management with examples and diagrams. It provides visual depiction of the relationship using Project Network Diagrams and Gantt Charts. Start to Finish Relationship (Dependency) in Project Management An activity relationship is loosely termed as project dependency. However, these two are … Read more

Finish to Finish Relationship In Project Management – Definition & Examples

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PDM Relationships – Finish to Finish This article extends my previous article on Project Network Diagram. Project Network Diagrams are used to pictorially represent Project Schedule and Project Dependencies. You can also read my other articles on Project Dependencies – What are Project Dependencies and 4 Types of Project Dependencies. There are many ways to … Read more

Start to Start Relationship In Project Management – Definition & Examples

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PDM Relationships – Start to Start This article extends my previous article on Project Network Diagram. Project Network Diagrams are used to pictorially represent Project Schedule and Project Dependencies. You can also read my other articles on Project Dependencies – What are Project Dependencies and 4 Types of Project Dependencies. There are many ways to … Read more