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The October topic is: “Create a Probabilistic Schedule to Shrink the Project Timeline (And Increase the Chance of Success!) Using Statistical PERT® Beta Edition“. This summer, I completed a long, enterprise resource planning (ERP) upgrade for my employer. This was a very large, traditional project. Using a probabilistic schedule allowed us to shrink the overall project timeline by months but we also maintained very high confidence we would be successful because we anticipated bad things would happen throughout the project. Come hear my story and learn the technique I used, which used the SPERT Scheduler worksheet inside the Statistical PERT Normal Edition spreadsheet.
Download SPERT® Beta Edition (a freely licensed spreadsheet) before or after the webinar.
Questions we’ll tackle in the webinar:
- What is the usual way projects are scheduled (and what’s wrong with “the usual way”)?
- Why is creating a probabilistic schedule superior to creating a deterministic schedule?
- How does the beta distribution work to model uncertainty?
- How can you create a probabilistic schedule using Statistical PERT Beta Edition?
- How can you create a right-sized schedule buffer to protect teh project?
Future monthly webinars (tentative):
- November – Learn how to use statistical bootstrapping to create an agile forecast. Appropriate for both Scrum and Kanban, bootstrapping takes what is known—the team’s work history of getting stuff done—to create a probabilistic forecast of what the team might get done in the future.
- December – Learn how to easily create a project budget for both Scrum and non-Scrum projects using MyScrumBudget™. This simple-to-use Excel spreadsheet can quickly create an initial budget for any project team. It’s great for re-forecasting your project cost, or any time you have to execute a change request!
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