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These articles teach you the tools and techniques to use to exercise control over changes to the project scope, budget, duration, resources and quality standards. The articles are step-by-step how-to instructions on how to implement best practices in project change control. They also identify courses for beginners, experienced project managers and project portfolio managers to master techniques for those career levels.

Project Duration

Managing project duration to make sure the sponsor and stakeholders are happy is the number one challenge for most project managers. Many executives think the most important metrics are the project duration and the finish date. Sometimes they are the only measures the sponsor and stakeholders ask about. Project Duration: Why Do Stakeholders Manage Only Dates? In […]

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Project Change Control – Video

When project managers handle project change control badly, it irritates stakeholders and cause overruns on budget and duration. Fighting all changes doesn’t work and neither does accepting all of them. We’ll discuss the mistakes project managers make on change orders. Then we’ll review a methodology for doing it the right way. On many projects, the […]

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Critical Path

The critical path is the longest sequence of tasks in a project. The tasks on the critical path control the duration of the entire project. Any increase in duration of a critical path task will always cause the project’s duration to increase. The Critical Path is a great tool to help you shorten the duration […]

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Project Change Management

The point of the project change management process is not to prevent changes. It is to ensure that changes to the baseline project plan are carefully analyzed and are necessary to produce the approved project scope and deliverables.  Change order requests are a central element in the project’s change management process. All changes to the project baselines for scope, […]

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Keys to Successful Project Scheduling

Every project manager does project scheduling. Some do it on a yellow note pad, others use an Excel spreadsheet and still others use software specifically designed for project management. Some project managers have very little data to help them successfully managing their projects, deal with change orders or respond to variances. They may not even […]

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