In the wake of Microsoft’s Windows XP imminent demise, many of our Deltek Cobra customers are upgrading to Windows 7. With these changes come many challenges, including the fact that Cobra 4.7 won’t be supported ..
There are some common mistakes made during the creation of project schedules, particularly by folks who are new to the art. In this article I’ll be pointing out a few of the most frequent scheduling..
In the process of getting certified for an ANSI-748 application many companies try to “go it on their own” until such time as they get hammered by either DCMA (DOD/NASA) or OECM (DOE or EP&C). We have had..
Many scheduling guidelines including the PMI’s PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge), use the term “near critical’ to describe activities in a schedule that are within a few days of joining the critical path; that is to say they only have a few days of Total Float…
EVM EuropeA conference many US Earned Value Management practitioners may not be aware of is the upcoming EVM Europe 2013. This years conference will be held in the beautiful city of Ghent in Belgium on December 3-4. It’s the fifth annual ..
A lot of the time, Project managers don’t have the project team working directly for them. That means that we have to find alternative ways to involve the team, motivate them, and lead them towards the end of the project…
There are two schools of thought about specialized project managers. On the one hand, you could argue that it is necessary for a project manager to have deep domain knowledge. On the other, a project manager’s skills can be said to transfer between projects, regardless of..
Managing Baselines in Primavera P6 Professional is a slightly different process than you would encounter in file based tools such as Microsoft Project. When you save a baseline in Microsoft Project,..
Whether you are an experienced project management professional, or a more junior member of a Program Management Office (PMO) team, you need to practice your skills to get..