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  • Ntulume Eric Kasenge Uganda what is a GANTT chart?
    2014-08-26 10:08:56

  • Agadagba Pius Nigeria if at production level we are faced with some difficult constraint like manpower what do we do
    2014-08-22 13:08:38

    • Syma Sundar Korrapati Oman Man power constraint, we can increase our production by giving some overtime hours on production basis, other wise we should increase manpower
      2014-09-01 15:09:43
    • George Fragos Greece I suppose planning and design again..
      2014-08-30 15:08:14
    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan The diecision needs to be taken in order to increase the number of manpower to increase the leverl of production or the limited existing people are to be motivated so that they perform better.
      2014-08-23 19:08:40
  • Idro Reuben Uganda Please define milestones with respect to this topic
    2014-08-22 09:08:05

    • Serah Mwinzila Kenya A significant point in development in respect to the planned project schedule.
      2014-09-01 15:09:10
    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Is the stage of development that the project has reached in process of achieving its intended objectives.
      2014-08-23 19:08:18
  • Ajayi Folake Nigeria what do you mean by milestones?
    2014-08-20 13:08:29

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan The level of achieving the project goals is what is termed as milestones.
      2014-08-23 19:08:42
  • Mohamoud Said Somalia is the word 'updating and refining the schedule' means changing the previous planned one or what?
    2014-08-18 10:08:44

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan It is the revision of previous schedules in which some changes are made if necessary.
      2014-08-23 19:08:23
    • Kevin Baker Ireland Your correct. That's exactly what it means.
      2014-08-18 16:08:42
  • Fon Barnabas Afuoh Cameroon What do the mean by '' Ensuring milestone ''.
    2014-08-16 21:08:32

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan It means the assurnce of progress in project.
      2014-08-23 19:08:16
    • Kevin Baker Ireland Also means, Completing milestones.
      2014-08-18 16:08:28
  • Felecia Wilson-Maughn Trinidad and Tobago loving this course, learning things i previously took for granted with my projects... no question yet...
    2014-08-15 20:08:35

  • Phillip Romes United Kingdom What is the best method to manage and execute a project effectively.
    2014-08-10 11:08:35

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan It is through coordination, controlling, directing,planing of both time,resources,people and operational procedures.
      2014-08-23 19:08:59
    • Glen Holmes Ireland My experience has generally been with software projects which tend to continuously change as they progress, but in my opinion Agile as a project management methodology is very effective as it is iterative and incremental and allows for the inevitable unexpected events that can take place in any type of project. For more information have a look here http://agilemethodology.org
      2014-08-15 21:08:39
  • Janine Phillips Australia Does the monitoring and controlling include identifying and mitigating risks? Unexpected risks, such as economic downturn or business restructure. Am I on the right path?
    2014-08-08 22:08:35

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Yes that is its purpose.
      2014-08-23 19:08:56
  • Douglas Bertinshaw Philippines I note that "a have the conditions changed" review is not included here. I would imagine that there are evaluation steps during production?
    2014-08-07 07:08:39

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Evaluation is throughout the life span of the project.
      2014-08-23 19:08:51
  • Mariam Ayub Uganda what is gantt chart
    2014-08-06 08:08:19

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan This is the project management tool that is used to show on graphic chart the activites and their timing as well as resources being spent on each activity and who is responsible for what, when the activity is anticipated to start and when to end so that so monitoring is based on it.
      2014-08-23 19:08:02
    • Seif Salim Mohammed Tanzania A Gantt chart is a horizontal bar chart developed as a production control tool in 1917 by Henry L. Gantt, an American engineer and social scientist. Frequently used in project management, a Gantt chart provides a graphical illustration of a schedule that helps to plan, coordinate, and track specific tasks in a project. Gantt charts may be simple versions created on graph paper or more complex automated versions created using project management applications such as Microsoft Project or Excel. A Gantt chart is constructed with a horizontal axis representing the total time span of the project, broken down into increments (for example, days, weeks, or months) and a vertical axis representing the tasks that make up the project (for example, if the project is outfitting your computer with new software, the major tasks involved might be: conduct research, choose software, install software). Horizontal bars of varying lengths represent the sequences, timing, and time span for each task. Using the same example, you would put "conduct research" at the top of the verticle axis and draw a bar on the graph that represents the amount of time you expect to spend on the research, and then enter the other tasks below the first one and representative bars at the points in time when you expect to undertake them. The bar spans may overlap, as, for example, you may conduct research and choose software during the same time span. As the project progresses, secondary bars, arrowheads, or darkened bars may be added to indicate completed tasks, or the portions of tasks that have been completed. A vertical line is used to represent the report date. Gantt charts give a clear illustration of project status, but one problem with them is that they don't indicate task dependencies - you cannot tell how one task falling behind schedule affects other tasks. The PERT chart, another popular project management charting method, is designed to do this. Automated Gantt charts store more information about tasks, such as the individuals assigned to specific tasks, and notes about the procedures. They also offer the benefit of being easy to change, which is helpful. Charts may be adjusted frequently to reflect the actual status of project tasks as, almost inevitably, they diverge from the original plan.
      2014-08-14 10:08:13
  • WAYNE MUNSON United Kingdom What other tools are available apart from the GANTT method, or is the GANTT method the main basis of PM work.
    2014-08-03 09:08:17

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan There is also CPM and PERT. Yes GANTT is the basis of PM work.
      2014-08-23 19:08:51
  • Olayinka Akinola Nigeria What is GANTT Chart?
    2014-07-29 18:07:41

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan I repied above, you are kindly refered there.
      2014-08-23 19:08:33
  • Vikram Vasant Rotkar United Kingdom What are the benefits of using the product based planning technique?
    2014-07-21 14:07:41

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan In order to achieve intended result as planed
      2014-08-23 19:08:19
  • Dominic Nkole Zambia Project management methodology involves four phases now in phase three which is production phase,in this phase there is a step -the fifth step.Which is updating and refining schedule as required. Now if new schedule is identified, does it mean that again the process of project management methodology has to be done regarding new identified schedule?Explain how to go about it.
    2014-07-21 12:07:16

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Not really if new schedule is identified, it can be incorporated the already existing schedules.
      2014-08-23 19:08:15
  • Elorm Asiseh Ghana please can you explain what the GANTT Chart is? Thank you
    2014-07-20 17:07:38

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Is the tool used in project management that show all the activities and the time alocated to each activity plus how it can be done and who to be questioned if the desired changed is not achieved.
      2014-08-23 19:08:22
  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia PERT and CPM Project managers frequently face the task of controlling projects that contain unknown and unpredictable factors. When the projects are not complex, bar charts can be used to plan and control project activities. These charts divide the project into discrete activities or tasks and analyze each task individually to indicate weekly manpower requirements. As the work goes forward, progress is charted and estimates are made on the effects of any delays or difficulties encountered during the completion of the project. In the mid-1950s more sophisticated methods of project planning and control were developed. Two systems based on a network portrayal of the activities that make up the project emerged at about the same time. PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) was first used in the development of submarines capable of firing Polaris missiles. CPM (the Critical Path Method) was used to manage the annual maintenance work in an oil and chemical refinery. Many variations and extensions of the two original techniques are now in use, and they have proved particularly valuable for projects requiring the coordinated work of hundreds of separate contractors. The use of project planning and control techniques based on PERT or CPM are now common in all types of civil engineering and construction work, as well as for large developmental projects such as the manufacture of aircraft, missiles, space vehicles, and large mainframe computer systems.
    2014-07-17 20:07:04

  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia PERT and CPM Project managers frequently face the task of controlling projects that contain unknown and unpredictable factors. When the projects are not complex, bar charts can be used to plan and control project activities. These charts divide the project into discrete activities or tasks and analyze each task individually to indicate weekly manpower requirements. As the work goes forward, progress is charted and estimates are made on the effects of any delays or difficulties encountered during the completion of the project. In the mid-1950s more sophisticated methods of project planning and control were developed. Two systems based on a network portrayal of the activities that make up the project emerged at about the same time. PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) was first used in the development of submarines capable of firing Polaris missiles. CPM (the Critical Path Method) was used to manage the annual maintenance work in an oil and chemical refinery. Many variations and extensions of the two original techniques are now in use, and they have proved particularly valuable for projects requiring the coordinated work of hundreds of separate contractors. The use of project planning and control techniques based on PERT or CPM are now common in all types of civil engineering and construction work, as well as for large developmental projects such as the manufacture of aircraft, missiles, space vehicles, and large mainframe computer systems.
    2014-07-17 20:07:17

  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia PERT and CPM Project managers frequently face the task of controlling projects that contain unknown and unpredictable factors. When the projects are not complex, bar charts can be used to plan and control project activities. These charts divide the project into discrete activities or tasks and analyze each task individually to indicate weekly manpower requirements. As the work goes forward, progress is charted and estimates are made on the effects of any delays or difficulties encountered during the completion of the project. In the mid-1950s more sophisticated methods of project planning and control were developed. Two systems based on a network portrayal of the activities that make up the project emerged at about the same time. PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) was first used in the development of submarines capable of firing Polaris missiles. CPM (the Critical Path Method) was used to manage the annual maintenance work in an oil and chemical refinery. Many variations and extensions of the two original techniques are now in use, and they have proved particularly valuable for projects requiring the coordinated work of hundreds of separate contractors. The use of project planning and control techniques based on PERT or CPM are now common in all types of civil engineering and construction work, as well as for large developmental projects such as the manufacture of aircraft, missiles, space vehicles, and large mainframe computer systems.
    2014-07-17 20:07:42

  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia PERT and CPM Project managers frequently face the task of controlling projects that contain unknown and unpredictable factors. When the projects are not complex, bar charts can be used to plan and control project activities. These charts divide the project into discrete activities or tasks and analyze each task individually to indicate weekly manpower requirements. As the work goes forward, progress is charted and estimates are made on the effects of any delays or difficulties encountered during the completion of the project. In the mid-1950s more sophisticated methods of project planning and control were developed. Two systems based on a network portrayal of the activities that make up the project emerged at about the same time. PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) was first used in the development of submarines capable of firing Polaris missiles. CPM (the Critical Path Method) was used to manage the annual maintenance work in an oil and chemical refinery. Many variations and extensions of the two original techniques are now in use, and they have proved particularly valuable for projects requiring the coordinated work of hundreds of separate contractors. The use of project planning and control techniques based on PERT or CPM are now common in all types of civil engineering and construction work, as well as for large developmental projects such as the manufacture of aircraft, missiles, space vehicles, and large mainframe computer systems.
    2014-07-17 20:07:21

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