Tip of the Week: Communication Plan

Tip of the Week: Communication Plan

Tip of the Week: Make sure you are regularly reviewing your communication plan for risks and opportunities and whenever you make a scope change to the project.

Tip of the Week 05/26/2017: Project Schedule

Tip of the Week: Microsoft Project

Project Schedule Do’s and Don’ts – DO input all of your tasks as “Fixed Duration” and not “Effort Driven”

o (Tools>Options>Schedule tab)

o Exception: For planning purposes; use “Effort Driven” to see the results of resource scenarios. Once the resource scenario is approved, update the schedule to remove “Effort Driven”, reverting the task back to “Fixed Duration”

o An example of an “Effort Driven” resource scenario: On an Effort Driven task; if I use 5 SMEs instead of 3, how will it impact my timeline?

Tip of the Week 04/17/2017: Project Schedule Do’s and Don’ts

Tip of the Week: Project Schedule Do's and Don'ts

Tip of the Week: Project Schedule Do’s and Don’ts – DO give ALL tasks both tasks predecessors and successors, 4 exceptions to the rule:

o No predecessor for the start task / milestone

o No successor for the end task / milestone

o No predecessor or successor for recurring tasks

o Giver/Receiver Tasks – follow rules in the Giver/Receiver section of this manual

Tip of the Week 04/03/2017: MS Project

Tip of the Week: MS Project

Tip of the Week: MS Project: When inactivating a task within MS Project, remove the predecessors and successors first. Check the logic of the related tasks to make sure they are properly linked to new/different tasks. Then inactivate the task.

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Tip of the Week 03/27/2017: Microsoft Project

Tip of the Week: Microsoft Project

Tip of the Week: Microsoft Project: What tools do you use to stay organized? There are many great tools out there to help you track your progress and keep you on your path to success!  Microsoft Project has some great features and Alluvionic, Inc. can help you navigate them.  Contact us today at 321.241.4501 or visit www.alluvionic.com to get started!

Tip of the Week: Project Management

Tip of the Week: Project Management

Tip of the Week: Do you know your stakeholders?  Or are you just viewing them as additional requirements within your plan?  Don’t forget that as a Project Manager, you are not only managing expectations, but you are managing personalities as well.  It is important to remember that there are people behind the metrics you use to track progress.