DCMA 14 Point – Is perfection possible?

Spoiler Yes and no! (Don’t you just hate it when people won’t give a straight answer?) What is the DCMA 14 Point assessment? DCMA 14-point Schedule Assessment is a guideline, developed by the US Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), aptly containing 14 metrics to make a qualitative and quantitative evaluation…

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What makes a good project schedule?

“I have a longstanding interest in project failure.” How’s that for an interview response? Seriously if you don’t understand why things go wrong, how can you be certain you won’t break them? We don’t know all the answers, but we know enough to recognise that project planning can play a…

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Bored of COVID?

Are you ready to move on? I am. I didn’t choose to be confined to barracks for two months by this wretched virus. I’ve been lucky, I’ve not been personally afflicted and neither have my nearest and dearest (yet), but I had many places to go and things to do…

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The case for a post-COVID Project Plan

I have worked in construction on a full-time basis on and off since 1986. In those years I have spent time on site delivering projects and, in the office, providing planning and commercial support. My employers and clients have been one-man bands and multi-national blue-chip entities that employ thousands of…

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What are the tools available for project planning and which software would you select and why?

What are the tools available for project planning and which software would you select and why?   Project management tools have been around for years, I remember PMW, the Hoskyns Project Management Workbench but I am showing my age. Things have moved on a lot. Richard updated me on today’s…

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What are the methodologies available for project planning and which one would you select and why?

What are the methodologies available for project planning and which one would you select and why?   Standards are relatively scarce in the Project planning arena, with few barriers to entry for software jockeys and this is reflected in the poor quality of many often business critical project plans. Appropriate…

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