Project planning is the part of project management, which relates to the use of schedules such as Gantt charts to plan and later report progress within the project environment.
The baseline of a schedule is an essential element of project execution, at least for any project you want to end well.
There are hundreds of project management software tools available. Brad Egeland looks at how to determine what's best for your organisation's needs.
The baseline is the project's measurement stick. It helps you meet the objectives of the customer. In short, the baseline helps you get the project completed.
All helpdesk projects require proper planning and need to follow a project framework, in order to maintain customer satisfaction.
Planning a project requires putting a series of tasks in order and determining dependencies between them. In practice it's never so straightforward.
The project plan is one of the most important and useful documents in your toolkit, and should be referred to and updated throughout the project lifecycle.
A small effort in planning can make a huge difference to the ultimate success of a project. Follow our simple five step plan to success.
Checklists are underused in the planning and managing of projects. Here is a high level twelve-point checklist for use during project planning.
This article looks at the potential pitfalls of using Gantt charts and provides some tips and strategies for ensuring successful project management.
There are a wide range of well established planning tools which can be used to aid the project management process. Here I outline five of the most useful.
What is rolling wave planning and how does it affect the critical chain? This article by John Goodpasture provides a detailed explanation.
This article provides an overview of why it is important to prepare a project plan. It also shows what elements a good project plan will include.
A project plan is not a one time deliverable that remains static throughout the project. Updates arising from approved changes may impact parts of the plan.
A project plan is more than just a Gantt chart, but do you know what you must have in your plan? This article takes you through the ten essential elements.
Why do some projects proceed without a hitch, yet others flounder? One reason may be the type and quality of the questions people ask at the very start.
When it comes to technology projects, you cannot plan enough, or so we've been led to believe. The experts advice over the years to plan more and better is what most of us needed to hear, but you can have too much of a good thing.
It is completely possible to run a project without a project plan or timeline; it's just not very smart.
What to look for to advance your consulting projects from contract to execution.
How can project managers efficiently execute a project plan while at the same time meeting the deadlines and expectations of senior management?
Gantt charts are useful tools for analysing, planning and controlling projects. When a complex or multi-task project is under way, Gantt charts assist in monitoring whether the project is on schedule.
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