Contingency Reserves and Management Reserves – PMP/CAPM

Reserves is a buffer in terms of Schedule or Cost while estimating is added to the estimated schedule and cost to account for risks or uncertainties both for known and unknown risks Padding is unwelcomed practice as it adds unplanned values or reserve over the output of estimations As explained in the picture, your reserves are […]

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Passive Acceptance of Risk and Active Acceptance of Risk – PMP/CAPM

Passive Acceptance of Risk and Active Acceptance of Risk These are two different risk response strategies to deal with the risks on the project. The idea behind good risk response strategies is to provide the team with various options and identify the actions that could reduce or eliminate threats to project objectives. Risk management team […]

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Known Risks and Unknown Risks – PMP/CAPM

Known Risks and Unknown Risk The risk is future uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, has a positive or negative effect on one or more project objectives. [PMBOK6] The risk is the effect of uncertainty on objectives, and an effect is a positive or negative deviation from what is expected. [ISO31000] Project risk […]

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Event-based Risk and Non-Event Risks

The risk is future uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, has a positive or negative effect on one or more project objectives. [PMBOK6] The risk is the effect of uncertainty on objectives, and an effect is a positive or negative deviation from what is expected. [ISO31000] What are Event-based Risk and Non-Event Risks […]

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Issues and Risk

The risk is a future uncertain event which could have a positive or negative impact on the Project or one of its objective A project issue is a problem that is actively disrupting a project or putting its success in doubt I am sure with the above definitions you have understood that they are different […]

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WBS and Activity

Before embarking on our journey to understand the mentioned terms, let’s understand Decomposition Decomposition as a means of breaking down scope into work package or work packages into smaller activities I understand that for many of us, the project manager it doesn’t make a lot of sense to have two activities as we usually deliver […]

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Project Manufacturing vs Operations – PMP/CAPM

Project Manufacturing vs Operations Project Manufacturing Project Manufacturing is an operation designed to produce unique but similar products. It takes advantage of common manufacturing requirements (and therefore efficiencies), while allowing for customization into “unique” combinations. Unique orders may be managed like a project. Project Manufacturing is a temporary endeavour carried out to develop a unique […]

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Control Account, Work Package, Planning Package : PMP/CAPM

Before going forward with the clarification of the definitions mentioned above, we need to understand the WBS, and work breakdown. “A hierarchical decomposition of the total scope of work to be carried out by the project team to accomplish the project objectives and create the required deliverables. Each descending level of the WBS represents an […]

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