One of the pillars of any project is the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and the accompanying WBS Dictionary. Whether you are a contractor presenting the project baseline or the customer reviewing the baseline, the WBS and WBS Dictionary is your Rosetta stone..
Defining activities is an important part of scheduling. Part of the complexity of the project is determined by the number of activities required to complete that project. When it comes to the size and/or placement of the activities, several control factors should be..
The latest version of Deltek Cobra gives you the ability to easily switch between data sources. You could always do this, even back as far as the 4.X versions, but you needed to setup different icons on your desktop, batch files, etc…doable, but not..
Once the scheduler has defined unique activities with realistic durations, the next step of defining activity relationships may have a big impact on the length of the project. The scheduler uses the precedence diagramming ..
The critical path is the shortest time duration in which a project may be completed. The critical path also has zero float, which means that a delay in any activity along the critical path will result in an extension of the project schedule..
Prior to holding the actual Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) meeting, you should prepare and review key program artifacts. Typically, these artifacts are shared with the customer’s IBR team four (4) weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. In some cases, ..
Making the decision to buy an Enterprise Project Management (EPM) tool is one thing, but choosing the product you are then going to invest in can be a daunting prospect. There are plenty of options on the market and making a purchasing mistake..
In order for project managers to properly assign resources and develop workable schedules, they need to understand the difference between Duration, Effort, and Hours. Microsoft Project users often refer to these constraints as Duration, Units, and Work. Duration is the total amount of time that the task..
Deltek Cobra allows for multiple rate files to be used within one program and is often the reason why some managers choose Cobra over Deltek MPM. The need to model and forecast different rates is a growing topic of concern..