A good article about fear of reporting accurately.

Every company that I have ever worked at and every program I have ever ran struggles with one fundamental problem….”what does it mean to be in yellow status?”

I am a believer in transparency and will put the status of my projects to yellow if there are risks to the […]

Earned Value Management Training

There are many sources of Earned Value Management training. Some good, some not so good. Here is the training materials from Department of Energy, that is one of the better resources.

Module 1: Introduction to Earned Value Management
Module 2: Work Breakdown Structure
Module 3: Project Scheduling
Module 4: Budgeting
Module 5: EVMS Concepts and Methods
Module 6: Metrics, Performance Measuring and […]

Tools for Project Success

Let’s Have an Honest Conversation About PM 2.0

From a April 2009, Defense Acquisition University (people who know some things about project management) “Insight Days” conference, there are 5 core “tools” needed for program success:

Earned Value performance measurement used to measure physical percent complete
Risk Management and the Risk Matrices for each deliverables
A Work Breakdown Structure to describe […]

Project Issues List

ProjectSteps: Another Project Goes Live

As many of you know I manage IT projects. While I don’t work in an IT department, I still have to manage many of the issues that involve technology. One of the challenges I have had with my current project is getting everybody to agree on and put status updates to the […]