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by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Thu 22 Nov 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Product-based Planning Vs Work Breakdown Structure
Replies: 3
Views: 7912

Re: Product-based Planning Vs Work Breakdown Structure

Hi, If a project involves an innovative system consisting of various components, some of which require known processes and an established technology, with some others innovative, it is a rather complex situation. The reason being, depending ob the architecture of the system, you would need system in...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Thu 22 Nov 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What is the answer to this Critical Chain question?
Replies: 3
Views: 5829

Re: What is the answer to this Critical Chain question?

In Critical chain terminology it is called a buffer and represents "aggregate float" I guess.
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Thu 22 Nov 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What is the answer to this Critical Chain question?
Replies: 3
Views: 5829

Re: What is the answer to this Critical Chain question?

Hi, If the earliest finish of the final activity of a network(the critical chain) is 20 days, the latest finish can be worked out provided the project buffer is made available ahead of the latest finish date which marks the project completion date, therefore your answer would be 20days plus the proj...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Wed 21 Nov 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Material Control
Replies: 1
Views: 3727

Re: Material Control

Hi Geoff, I am not aware that a software can do this. It seems to me that in this specific case, that the whole process of material control is relatively distributed and requires an integrated process where all intervening actors (from ordering a part to receiving it at its required site) have to in...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Wed 21 Nov 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Product-based Planning Vs Work Breakdown Structure
Replies: 3
Views: 7912

Re: Product-based Planning Vs Work Breakdown Structure

Hi there, Generally speaking product-based planning precedes the work breakdown structure. However, there are cases where for instance, product development involves and R&D function, in which case it would be difficult to attribute whole sub-product systems to one team of researchers. If this is...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Mon 12 Nov 2012 9:22 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: White Paper: Building an Effective Change Management Organisation
Replies: 3
Views: 7493

Re: White Paper: Building an Effective Change Management Organisation

Hi Duncan,

Thanks for the paper. Although change management is a much debated topic in both academic and practice circles, it keeps emerging as a theme for discussion.

Thanks again.
Regards

Mohamed Benmerikhi
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Mon 05 Nov 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Fundamental Requirements for Project Management Software
Replies: 4
Views: 6438

Re: Fundamental Requirements for Project Management Software

Hi there, Just to add to my last comment. There must be a correlation between the project requirements and the software requirements to avoid a trade off. The flexibility and options available in the project management software should offer a wide range of functions that exceed those of the project ...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Mon 05 Nov 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Fundamental Requirements for Project Management Software
Replies: 4
Views: 6438

Re: Fundamental Requirements for Project Management Software

Hi There, The fundamental requirements of a project management system can be traced back to the hierarchical decomposition of the project objectives -the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). This set the scene for the rest of the project phases and presents a set of fundamental requirements in: Schedulin...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Tue 30 Oct 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: Project-Based Organising and Strategic Management
Replies: 0
Views: 21623

Project-Based Organising and Strategic Management

Hi Everyone, Has anyone come across "Project-based Organising and Strategic Management" volume 28 in the series: Advances in Strategic Management? I would like to exchange opinions and views and see how much it speaks to practitioners (since it is an edited book whose chapters are written ...
by Mohamed.Benmerikhi
Mon 29 Oct 2012 9:28 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Generic Project Management Software Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 5746

Re: Generic Project Management Software Tools

Hi there, Generic project management tools are the type of tools that a project management system requires irrespective of the type of project. This means whether it is a construction project, an IT project, a product development project, a project in the creative industry or an R&D project, it ...