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difference between fast tracking and crashing

What is Fast Tracking and Crashing?

Fast-tracking and crashing are techniques without which a project manager can’t survive. I know many of Project managers out there reading this blog will agree with me. These are schedule compression techniques, and we are not supposed to used commonly. But, these are very common in real life.  There are many driving forces which need compressing the schedule. Many times business reasons encourage to use them. Or, sometimes projects managers have pressures from business stakeholders. So for both practical usages…
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Configuration Management Activities

What is Configuration Management?

Before we set out to define configuration management, it is crucial to understand why we need it in the first place. How does it come into the play? Let us consider a situation wherein you are working on one of the work packages. And, looking at the WBS dictionary for acceptance criteria. You have completed the development of the deliverable and sent it to the Quality Control. You are surprised to see that the quality control team rejected the deliverable.…
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lag in project management

What is Lead and Lag?

Lead and Lag in project activities are easy concepts. Even though, during my coaching sessions, I see a lot of confusion around them. Especially when we use these concepts in - Network diagrams and with a different type of relationships. Let’s decode these confusions here starting from Lag time in project management. What is a lag in project management? Based on PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition A lag time is the amount of time whereby a successor activity is required to be delayed with…
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PMP Iterative and adaptive Life Cycle

Project Management Life Cycle-Iterative & Adaptive

All projects across industries follow a life cycle approach. Often I have seen there are so many questions in mind for many PMP® Certification aspirants on different types of life cycles. Why do we need anything other than a predictive life cycle, which goes quite sequential and looks perfect? What are these buzz words, i.e., iterative & adaptive? What these new life cycles do differently? Let’s clarify all these doubts in this blog and be ready to answer all the questions…

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itto pmp 6th edition

Knowing PMP® Exam ITTO (Inputs, Tools, Techniques and Outputs) – PMBOK® Guide

How to memorize Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam ITTO? – One of the most Frequently Asked Question I get while talking to professionals preparing for the PMP® exam. I observe that PMP® Exam ITTO is one of the main reasons for exam fear and become the cause of delaying the exam date. In this blog, I am addressing ways to overcome fear by giving tips on how to learn PMP® certification input-output. In this blog, I am attempting to answer:…

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