Task estimation for pert charts:

Task estimation for pert charts:

  It is an analysis techniques can be used when the individual task times estimates are fairly uncertain. Instead of putting a point estimate for the duration estimate PERT uses three times estimates. Optimistic Most likely Pessimistic Formula example: (optimistic time+4X most likely time+ Pessimistic time)/6 (8 workdays+4*10work days+24 work days)/6 =12 Days Where Optimistic …

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Downside of Agile

Downside of Agile

In case of some software deliverable, especially the large ones, it is difficult to assess the effort required at the beginning of the software development life cycle. There is lack of emphasis on necessary designing and documentation. The project can easily get taken off track if the customer representative is not clear what final outcome that …

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Planing for Contingencies

Planing for Contingencies

The goal of contingency plan are to establish a communication systems, create recovery/ respond threshold and define the roles and responsibilities of the employees in case of a disaster. We have all seen that unplanned events could occur  with little e or no warning and bring business operation to a halt as was recently the case …

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Agile Estimations – How to?

Agile Estimations – How to?

Planning Poker or Scrum Poker. Estimating a project, in terms of cost and time is always a difficult task for all project managers.  A project manager who have completed a similar project, the estimation would be much easier than a fresh project manager who doesn’t have e a  previous domain experience. In Agile the solution …

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Contingency Planning and Management – I should have known better

Contingency Planning and Management – I should have known better

Contingency Planning in IT projects  Unexpected and unforeseen issues do happen in all projects.  To manage the  negative impacts,  Project Managers plan a contingency arrangement to complete the project on time and within the budget. Why do we need a contingency plan.  To finish a project on schedule and within budget To avoid unnecessary pressure …

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Why does the risk management matter?

Why does the risk management matter?

Why does the risk management matter? The last thing that any project will want to face is risks. Projects are designed to take advantage of resources and opportunities and with these, come uncertainty, challenges and risk. Hence Risk Management becomes a very important key to all project success. Risk Management: is the project manager’s friend. Done …

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The triple constraint in Project Management

The triple constraint in Project Management

The triple constraint in Project Management They are the key attributes that must be handled effectively for successful completion and closure of any project. These constraints are: TIME…..COST…..SCOPE If we consider the below scenario: (Note X, Y & Z are just used for explanation and they represent the units of each e.g: Z TIME = …

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Jonathon Furber

Jonathon Furber

Over 9 years working in IT  support, infrastructure and management. working  my way from Level 1 help desk to IT Manager. I have a very broad technical skill set and have recently taken the step into management. I have worked in a number of professional industries from Health to Law to Finance and have always worked …

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Anshul Bindal

Anshul Bindal

I am a recent graduate, experienced with data manipulation and visualization with a strong interest in projects that require both conceptual and analytical thinking. Passionate for continuous improvement and enhancing productivity via automation. Always eager to learn more tricks and enhance my skill set. I have a wide experience in financial services and a deep …

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