Fixed date projects

Fixed date projects: more advice from the experts

February 17, 2010

Last week we saw that PRINCE2 doesn’t really have much advice to offer the project manager stuck with delivering to a fixed date.  I also gave you some advice from another expert, J LeRoy Ward at ESI.  Surely some other project management experts have tackled this problem?  I trawled my bookcase for what other people […]

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Inside PRINCE2: Fixed date projects

February 15, 2010
This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Inside PRINCE2

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Inside PRINCE2Planning is an essential part of what project managers do, so you would expect there to be some mention of how to deal with fixed date projects in the PRINCE2 manuals.  There isn’t.  Fixed date projects only get a passing mention in the Managing […]

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Expert advice on fixed date projects

February 10, 2010

As part of this month’s focus on managing projects with fixed dates, I asked J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, Executive Vice President Product Strategy & Management at ESI International for some advice. What sort of projects have the delivery date fixed in advance? Projects that have their delivery dates in advance can be found in […]

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The Plan Is Giveaway

February 8, 2010

Richard Revis is the brains behind The Plan Is, scheduling software that has been designed with fixed date projects in mind.  It is still in beta testing, and the final touches are being put to the software based on customer feedback.  There are still some bugs and quirks to iron out – you can read […]

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Fixed Date Feb &

February 3, 2010

There are some project dates that you just can’t move.  For example, my first attempt at knitting baby clothes for a friend’s newborn.  I couldn’t say to her to hang on a bit because the jumper wasn’t ready.  It had to be wrapped and ready to go the moment I got the text to announce […]

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Fixed date projects are like weddings

March 6, 2006

Some projects are already time-bound when you receive them, and while this way of planning is not the most controlled way to manage a project, it is possible – and I am just about to find out how possible. Suddenly, a project that has been dragging on for a year, and I thought I had […]

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