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  • Nathan Main United Kingdom Would a construction project manager be expected to be competent and have at their disposal all the software required for creating GANTT charts and PERT diagrams?
    2014-11-26 17:11:14

  • Nathan Main United Kingdom Probably always better to slightly over-estimate the time it takes to complete a certain task....something always pops up to cause a delay.
    2014-11-26 17:11:16

  • Eric Simbandumwe Rwanda time management is richness sign
    2014-11-26 11:11:23

  • Zinabie Tadesse Gebremedhin Ethiopia How does the beginner project manager access historical date of the project ?
    2014-11-24 13:11:12

    • Norman Bonde United Arab Emirates By analyzing available project data using the various project management tools,e.g GANTT , PERT e.t.c to estimate the completion date.
      2014-11-26 12:11:14
  • Zinabie Tadesse Gebremedhin Ethiopia what does historical date on project management ?
    2014-11-24 13:11:53

    • Norman Bonde United Arab Emirates Its an estimation of time taken to complete the project based on the project manager in charge experience in similar projects or project data analysis knowledge.
      2014-11-26 12:11:42
  • Zinabie Tadesse Gebremedhin Ethiopia To estimate project duration of project , the project manager should consider each task separably since it help The project manager to manage the time properly ,the people doing task, normal working time ,this is very important for a project manager to identity normal working hours. above all the the estimation of project activities should be realistic
    2014-11-24 12:11:47

  • shady Maher Saudi Arabia what is the benefit of Estimating Time for project ?
    2014-11-18 19:11:27

    • Norman Bonde United Arab Emirates One of the benefits is budget and cost reduction from wage bills due to man hours saved.
      2014-11-26 12:11:04
  • jabulani biyeni Botswana the project manager must be stay focused on the time frame a
    2014-11-17 23:11:58

  • Cyrus Wanjohi Kenya the duration of the project, consider each task separately, the people doing the task, normal working times and, above all, be realistic.
    2014-11-16 06:11:09

  • Md Shohel Mahmud Bangladesh Previous data could be a help but it is very crucial to think each task separately and in a practical way.
    2014-11-15 12:11:32

  • Sánjìv Shakya Nepal A project must be divided multiple assignment as per the requirement and as per the available manpower. Each assignment should estimate a certain time duration as per past records.
    2014-11-14 11:11:40

  • Franklin King Liberia A project manager must always be cautious about project time frame considering the PERT which provides clear picture about the task to be implemented and the timing
    2014-11-12 17:11:14

  • Lesley McLaughlin United States of America If first (or second) hand experience and historical records are not available, is there a "best" way to estimate activity time?
    2014-11-07 22:11:09

    • Lual Agok South Sudan Project can be define as a set of activities desigh to achieve especific objective within the given time and budget frame.Project management is very important in all over the world.To estimate the project activities.You will do the following: Estimation of resources,finance,activities,human resources,or manpower,how long the project is going to last.
      2014-11-24 21:11:42
    • Lual Agok South Sudan Project can be define as set of activities desigh to especific achieve objective within the given time and budget frame.Project management is very important in all over the world.To estimate the project activities. You will do the following things. Estimation of Resources,finances,activities,human resources or manpower,how long the project is going to last.
      2014-11-24 21:11:55
    • Lual Agok South Sudan yes
      2014-11-24 21:11:38
    • Amadeu Alexandre Angola Hi Lesley, If it's the first project to be managed you can contact experts i mean other people with a good experience in project management and contact people who did the same work to help you estimate the duration of the project
      2014-11-14 08:11:19
    • Ize Adava United States of America Not sure there is a 'best' way, it would mostly have to be discretionary, with room for adjustments.
      2014-11-12 11:11:11
  • Sagar Dahal Nepal Challenging task to determine time frame
    2014-11-07 07:11:25

  • Johnson C Konny Papua New Guinea To be a great Project Manager, you have to master these four levels
    2014-10-31 01:10:03

  • Eugene Doris Nigeria A project plan is constructed within the planning phase. It contains all activities . These events are placed in a particular time sequence, ultimately producing something similar to a horizontal bar chart. Indication of slack time - events not on the critical path usually have slack time, extra time for that event that does not effect the timing of other events thus not effecting the project time. That means that can fall behind schedule and there is no impact on the project completion date
    2014-10-29 16:10:16

    • Lesley McLaughlin United States of America This is true, but what if some resource, like personnel, from the activity or task will be required for another activity or task on the time line. I would be cautious when counting on "slack."
      2014-11-07 22:11:11
  • Eskalehu Abeje wubu Ethiopia Most projects come in late - that's just the way it is - so don't plan a timescale that is over-ambitious. Ideally plan for some slippage. If you have been given an fixed deadline, plan to meet it earlier, and work back from that earlier date. Build some slippage or leeway into each phase of the project. Err on the side of caution where you can. Projects which slip back and are delivered late, or which run over budget or fail to meet other financial requirements often cause significant problems. Many planners are put under pressure to deliver projects sooner and more cost-effectively than is realistic. Ambition and aiming high are good attitudes, but planning without proper prudence and responsibility is daft. Investors and executives tend rarely to question an over-ambitious plan, but they will quickly make very ruthless decisions when any overly ambitious project starts to fail. Exercising a little realism at the outset of a project regarding financials and timescales can save an enormous amount of trouble later.
    2014-10-28 13:10:06

  • Eskalehu Abeje wubu Ethiopia project timescales and costs Most projects come in late - that's just the way it is - so don't plan a timescale that is over-ambitious. Ideally plan for some slippage. If you have been given an fixed deadline, plan to meet it earlier, and work back from that earlier date. Build some slippage or leeway into each phase of the project. Err on the side of caution where you can. Projects which slip back and are delivered late, or which run over budget or fail to meet other financial requirements often cause significant problems. Many planners are put under pressure to deliver projects sooner and more cost-effectively than is realistic. Ambition and aiming high are good attitudes, but planning without proper prudence and responsibility is daft. Investors and executives tend rarely to question an over-ambitious plan, but they will quickly make very ruthless decisions when any overly ambitious project starts to fail. Exercising a little realism at the outset of a project regarding financials and timescales can save an enormous amount of trouble later.
    2014-10-28 11:10:23

  • Aggrey Kegome Kenya Historical data and personal experience should be the determinants when making activity time estimate.
    2014-10-28 11:10:56

  • Nothando Gumpo United Kingdom Good to be realistic when estimating time and consider each task separately
    2014-10-22 23:10:26

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