Location: Westborough DoubleTree Hotel
Time: 6:00pm - 8:10pm
PDUs: 1.5 Technical
Many project managers find themselves in the middle of the project trying to recover. C. S. Lewis once observed, “You can’t go back and change the beginning. But you can start where you are and change the ending.” Tonight’s talk will show you how to have a project ending that achieves full scope, on schedule.The talk's full title is "Project Dynamics and The Recovery Machine: Metrics you need to recover your project."
Here’s an example of the problem we will solve:
Your client wants the project done on time with full scope and will pay for it. The project plan calls for 100 staff-months of work to be completed by 10 professionals working full-time for 10 months. At the end of 5 months, the original team has worked 50 staff months and completed 40 staff-months of planned work. How much additional staff do you request for month 6? (Fractional [part-time] staff is allowed and the correct answer is not 2.)
[extra credit] At the end of month 8, 85 staff months of paid effort resulted in 75 staff months of completed planned work. How much total staff do you need for month 9?
Come learn several handy new metrics to help you quickly get started on the best path to recovering your project!
A spreadsheet tool will be provided to everyone who attends.
Speaker: Jack Nevison
Jack Nevison is founder and President of New Leaf Project Management. He is the author of six books and numerous articles on computing and management. During the course of his business career, Nevison has built and sold several businesses, managed projects, managed project managers, and served as both an internal and external consultant to Global 1000 companies.
Nevison was a contributor to the original 1996 edition of The PMBOK® Guide (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and was recently the team leader for the Cost Chapter of the Fifth Edition revision. He has designed several interactive games (Herding Cats©, Stays & Days©, and QPM©) to enhance the mastery of PM skills. He speaks and writes regularly on various topics of interest to project managers.