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“If you don’t have these 4 things you don’t have a plan: 1) Estimating Parameters, 2) WBS, 3) Activity Duration, Work and Cost, and 4) Network Diagram.” – Ray Coker

These four techniques also make up the main feature set for Microsoft Project. In fact, they are the process, or way to build a plan in Microsoft Project. If you want a real plan, you don’t get to skip over a particular technique. Skip over one piece of the model and what you have is nothing more than an incomplete estimate. Most people, I know…

[At the end of the project.] Lavish credit on anyone and everyone who helped you the least bit. – Tom Peters

I don’t think I have ever fit well into PMI pants or the Microsoft t-shirt. I have always thought PMI, with its lists, inputs, outputs, certification ribbons and…has been, well, not always very exciting. Once at the PMI conference in Houston, I was staying in the Four Seasons next to the convention center where we were running a development program…

Estimating is what you do when you don’t know. ~ Sherman Kent

Last week the Central Intelligence Agency celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis. When the school was established by the Directorate of Intelligence (DI) in early 2000, it was not a hard decision to select Sherman Kent as its namesake. Kent dedicated his career at CIA to producing intelligence analysis to support policy decisionmakers.  Because…

Process Bridge for Microsoft Project

Process Bridge is an add-in to Microsoft Project that organizes the elements (toolbars, views, tables, filters, groups, fields, etc.) in Microsoft Project to accomplish these two objectives:

1) Provide a process that can direct, step-by-step, a new Microsoft Project user on how to best build and manage a project plan using best practices.

2) Make Microsoft Project more intuitive and easier to use for both experienced and inexperienced users.

Customer comments

““Great class! Well worth the time. Don’t know how I’ve been accomplishing things without this knowledge.”— Houlihan’s Restaurant, Kansas City, Missouri ““I would like to thank you for a great training experience last week! It was clear to me that both you and Tom are at the VERY TOP of your game! I really appreciated the ‘small class’ environment and…