Beat The Meeting Mania

InEffective Meetings

Many people love to call meetings. For any and every problem, they will call a meeting. Call as many people as possible, and then meetings become uncontrollable, hardly ever discussing the topic which was supposed to be discussed. I have seen some people even boast that they went to 6 meetings “back to back”. I … Read more

Are You Good At Delegating?

Delegating For Managers

Do you feel overloaded, stressed, and don’t seem to be making much progress? This is a common issue faced by most managers.  There are only a limited number of hours each day. What you do with these is crucial to your success. You must identify your core skills and tasks that only you can do, … Read more

Dump Multi Tasking. Embrace Single-Tasking!

Smallest Step Matters

As busy project managers or active team members, we seem to be running around, getting things done asap. Cheaper, Faster, Better, Multi-tasking are buzzwords which are key to our survival. Multi-tasking is a fantastic drug… it really gets you hooked. Whatever you do, you feel like you are in control, that you are doing more, … Read more

Master SPI Questions for Easy Marks on PMP Exam

In the PMP Exam, there are atleast 4-5 questions that only focus on simple interpretation of the Schedule Performance Index (SPI) or the Cost Performance Index (CPI). There questions are from the Cost Management or Time Management Knowledge Areas, as defined in the PMBOK Guide. Some such questions require you to do minor calculations. As … Read more

Do You Know about Hammock Activity for PMP exam?

Written by Vinai Prakash, PMP. A Hammock Activity is a schedule or project planning term for grouping smaller subtasks that hang  between two dates. The sub tasks are not really related in a hierarchical sense. This means that there is no fixed sequence of tasks – any of these subtasks can be done at any … Read more

How to Create Realistic Schedules That Deliver on Time

By Vinai Prakash Roughly 78% projects are behind schedule, over budget, and deliver less functionality than was agreed in the scope. This means that there is less than 1 in 4 chance that your project will be on time, on budget, and deliver on the agreed scope! Ever wondered why? The issue could be that … Read more