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How scheduling works in Project 25 Apr 2012

Posted by Ramaswamy Palaniappan in Project Management.
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Microsoft Office Project uses a powerful scheduling engine to help align your organization’s projects and tasks with available resources. Understanding how Project schedules work is a key factor in making intelligent planning decisions.

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Twelve tips for realistic scheduling 25 Apr 2012

Posted by Ramaswamy Palaniappan in Project Management.
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Good scheduling is very difficult, a combination of art and science. In this article, I will discuss realistic scheduling, which seeks to cover all the above types of events — the planned, the possible, and the unimagined. There are some techniques that can help you keep your sanity, which go beyond the notes, checklists, milestones dates, and appointment books. My twelve tips stress prioritization, clarifying values, and comparing the relative worth of each activity. They combine the conventional checklists with preserving and enhancing relationships to accomplish the desired results. Read here

Thank you Laura Rose, QE Manager, IBM, Software Group.


Free Project Management Solution 29 Jan 2009

Posted by Ramaswamy Palaniappan in Project Management, Tools.
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OpenProj is a free, open source project management solution. OpenProj is a replacement of Microsoft Project and other commercial project solutions. The OpenProj solution has been download more than 800,000 times in the few months since launch and is being used in over 142 countries. A free download of OpenProj is available here and is distributed under the CPAL license. OpenProj is ideal for desktop project management and is available on Linux, Unix, Mac or Windows. OpenProj shares the industry’s most advanced scheduling engine with Project-ON-Demand and provides Gantt Charts, Network Diagrams (PERT Charts), WBS and RBS charts, Earned Value costing and more.

Try this tool.

Scrum in Five Minutes 05 Jun 2008

Posted by Ramaswamy Palaniappan in Introduction, Project Management.
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If you want to know about Scrum in just 5 minutes to get idea about it, this PDF document help you to do that.

This ebook has 16 pages taking about introduction of Scurm. This Scrim in 90 minutes is a good presentation.