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 Wikipedia.com. The Gantt chart…

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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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