Quantitative Project Manager (QPM™) is a series of 15 educational challenges (stripes that can be earned) for those who want to understand the mathematical detail of how to plan, execute, and control reliable projects that consistently meet their goals. QPM™ is about the science of project management.
Jack Nevison from New Leaf Project Management will begin with work estimates that combat human biases and progress to cost and schedule targets that are "98% reliable." While QPM™ uses simple spreadsheets to plan and manage small projects (20-40 tasks), it allows room for Microsoft® Project to become the tool for large (over 40 tasks) projects. This presentation will detail how a project manager can get the best out of both sets of tools.
The session will also include some interactive exercises, so bring a pencil and come prepared to participate!
5:30 – 6:00 PM Registration
6:00 – 6:15 PM Welcome & Introductions
6:15 – 7:15 PM Feature Presentation
7:15 – 7:30 PM Networking Break & Refreshments
7:30 – 7:45 PM Audience Participation / Speaker Q&A
7:45 – 7:50 PM Final Remarks
7:50 – 8:00 PM Prize Giveaways!
During this event, students will become familiar with the fundamental ideas behind the QPM™ tools and techniques and how they can be used in MS Project.
About the Presenter:
Jack Nevison is a co-founder of Oak Associates, Inc., and founder and President of New Leaf Project Management. He is the author of six books and numerous articles on computing and management. During the course of his business career, Nevison has built and sold several businesses, managed projects, managed project managers, and served as both an internal and external consultant to Global 1000 companies.