How To

Project management ‘how to’ guides from Elizabeth Harrin. Want to learn how to get something done? Check out these guides for a step-by-step overview.

Ladder and Hot Air Balloon Scheduling
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Ladder and Hot Air Balloon Scheduling

Project managers tend to live or die by their schedules. They shape decisions, priorities and stakeholder engagements. We feel good when the schedules give us confidence. We feel nervous when they change a lot. We feel out of control when the schedule is clearly fictional with no chance of ever being delivered. It’s no surprise…

3 Reasons You Need the Skills to Manage Multiple Projects
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3 Reasons You Need the Skills to Manage Multiple Projects

Watch my free webinar training on the 3 critical skills you need to manage multiple projects. Learn the skills you really need to juggle all your work (and still leave the office on time!) Why do you need to learn how to manage multiple projects? That’s what we’re looking at in this article. I’ll share…

How to do Rolling Wave Planning
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How to do Rolling Wave Planning

Rolling wave planning, also known as progressive elaboration, is an iterative planning technique to use when it’s difficult (or pointless) to schedule too far ahead. The APM Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control Guide (2015) defines rolling wave planning as ‘the planning density that is achieved at different moments in time. Primarily more detailed planning in…

How I learned to manage multiple projects and still leave the office on time
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How I learned to manage multiple projects and still leave the office on time

Watch my free webinar training on the 3 critical skills you need to manage multiple projects. Learn the skills you really need to juggle all your work! “There’s another project I’m just waiting to hear about,” said my sponsor. I silently groaned. I was already managing a couple of projects and while I probably could…