Bill Raymond

I am an author, public speaker, trainer, and consultant. While working in the product development, portfolio and project management markets, my personal objective is to help companies and individuals strategically plan and deliver business growth. As a result of my commitment to community, I am the proud recipient of the prestigious Microsoft MVP award for the past 12 years. I have also been honored with speaking awards from organizations such as MPUG and NASA.

The value of Microsoft Project: The scheduling engine

Back in 1910’ish, Henry Gantt invented the Gantt chart. The Gantt chart became the standard bearer for how project managers view and track their projects. When technology got good enough, the Gantt chart could be found in software products like Microsoft Project. Sample Gantt chart, courtesy The Gantt chart…

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Many years ago, I was asked to run a large, highly visible, global project. I went to work. I built an advanced project schedule. I taught my team about critical path management. I built advanced tracking sheets in Excel to manage issues, risks, scope, and requirements. I even created dashboards and…

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Project Execution: The Game of Thrones Edition

When someone tells me there are executing a project or executing someone’s strategy, my mind wanders to Ned Stark’s shocking demise in HBO’s Game of Thrones. If someone says a project is in execution this usually means the project is safely under the control of a project manager and the…

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