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Joseph A. Lukas Vice President
Free Whitepaper: Is Your Schedule Correct? Presented by Joseph A. Lukas

Project Managers typically know how to use a scheduling software tool such as Primavera or Microsoft Project, either from a training course, mentoring from colleagues or self-learning. However, despite this knowledge, many people utilize incorrect techniques in preparing their schedules. This paper is based on observations made by the author in reviewing project schedules for numerous clients over the years. Most of these schedules contained errors that greatly reduced the schedule accuracy and value. Based on these observations, this paper presents a list of the top 10 mistakes people make when preparing project schedules.

Techniques that can be used to avoid these scheduling mistakes, along with a recommended schedule preparation procedure to help ensure that a schedule is accurate and complete, will also be discussed. This paper should interest people who are just learning how to schedule, as well as those who currently prepare schedules and want help in creating more effective schedules. If you think you are a skilled scheduler, read this paper to see whether you are making any of the common scheduling errors. You may be surprised!

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Joseph A. Lukas Vice President
Free Whitepaper: Top 10 Mistakes Made in Managing Project Risks Presented by Joseph A. Lukas

Unfortunately, many people using risk management do not fully understand basic risk concepts and therefore utilize incorrect techniques in preparing and implementing risk management plans. The authors have reviewed and critiqued client risk management process and procedures, along with risk management plans for projects, and the same mistakes reoccur on a regular basis.

Based on these reviews, this paper will present the top ten mistakes people make in dealing with project risks and how these mistakes greatly reduce the value of risk management. Both authors have also done numerous projects where risk management was successfully used, and this paper will also discuss effective risk techniques that should be used on all projects. If you think you know how to deal with project risks, read this paper to see if you are making any of these common errors. You may be surprised!

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