Projects at Work

Scheduling Uncertainty

You can't build realistic forecasts without taking into account potential risks. So when it comes to creating project schedules, why is risk so often addressed as a separate exercise? To properly accommodate for uncertainty we need to embed and intertwine these processes within our tools. We need risk-adjusted scheduling.

Dan Patterson

CEO/Founder, Acumen

Globally recognized project analytics thought leader and software entrep…

Twenty years ago, someone once told me that success is not trying to achieve unrealistic goals but instead chasing realistic ones. “Plan for what you believe you can achieve and then work hard against that plan,” they said. “Get that right and you will win.” With hindsight they were absolutely right. I think this is especially true for projects.

We all know project management is about planning the work and then working the plan. However, project planning and project execution carry one very big difference: you only get to execute once, yet you have the luxury of planning over and over.

Think of planning as the test run before the real deal. However, project…

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