PDM Relationships – Finish 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 Finish to Start Relationship In Project Management – Definition & Examples
Project management network diagrams are used for schedule preparation and analysis. They use a combination of nodes and arrows to pictorially depict activities and relationships among those activities. Since they are used for developing project management schedule, they are also called Project Schedule Network Diagrams and Logical Network Diagrams. You will find an in-depth orientation … Read more Project Management Network Diagrams: Examples & Explanation
There are 4 types of dependencies in project management viz. Mandatory, Discretionary, External, & Internal. You will find definitions, detailed description, and examples of different types of schedule dependencies in this article. Project Dependencies are, in fact, Schedule Dependencies. It simply means that schedule of one task or activity is reliant on another one. To … Read more 4 Types of Dependencies In Project Management With Examples
You might be looking for the difference between Work Package and Activity. It is very difficult to contrast work package vs activity by just looking at their definitions. In this article, you will find explanation and examples of these terms that will help you to understand the difference. The main difference between work package and … Read more Work Package vs Activity: Understand The Difference With Examples
Project estimation is the most fundamental aspect of Project Management (PM). Analogous and parametric estimating techniques are most commonly used methods. You will find definitions, detailed description, and examples of these techniques in this post. You will also get to know about the difference between Analogous and parametric estimation. This post should help PMP aspirants, … Read more How To Use Analogous & Parametric Estimating Techniques?
Pessimist – We are going Down. Optimist – We cannot go down any further. Now the only way is Up. Realist – Let us analyze the current situation and decide what best can be done. Humans, by nature, are usually optimistic. Project Managers (unless they are from another Galaxy) follow the same trait. Recently, I … Read more Why Optimism is BAD for the Projects?
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 … Read more Did You Know That A project Is Scheduled To FAIL?
Everything you wanted to know about the Critical Path Method Critical Path…It sounds like the most important path of the project. It is certainly the most important path, but at the same time it is also one of the most important concepts of the project management. You would already know that the importance of Critical … Read more 19 Frequently Asked Questions on the Critical Path Method
In this post, I have solved a small question on Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM) that is used to draw project management network diagrams. There are a number of PDM Questions in the PMP Exam. I have taken a small network diagram example to showcase how PDM PMP questions can be solved using sequence of 4 … Read more 4 Sure-Fire Steps to Solve PDM PMP Questions – Precedence Diagramming Method Example
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. … Read more The Ultimate Guide To Use PERT, CPM & Standard Deviation Together