Happy 100th Anniversary of the Gantt Chart!
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Happy 100th Anniversary of the Gantt Chart!

Posted on Jan 25, 2010 by George F Huhn
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The Gantt chart was introduced to the world by Henry Laurence Gantt between 1910 and 1915. He described his invention quite simply in his book Organizing for Work published in 1919: “…the following principles upon which this chart system is founded are easily comprehended: First: The fact that all activities can be measured by the […]

Is Your Cost-Saving Project Worth The Cost?
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Is Your Cost-Saving Project Worth The Cost?

Posted on Jan 13, 2010 by George F Huhn
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If you’re trying to sell a big cost-saving project to senior managers, then you are likely to be competing against a lot of other big projects, including sales and marketing and new product development projects. Chances are that you’re going to need to sell your project to people who don’t necessarily have the background to […]

The Value and Costs of Not Doing a Project Aren’t Necessarily Zero
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The Value and Costs of Not Doing a Project Aren’t Necessarily Zero

Posted on Jan 4, 2010 by George F Huhn
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If you don’t know the values and costs of not executing your projects then you’re probably not maximizing the value of your project portfolio and you may be working on the wrong projects. In literally a textbook-changing article in the INFORMS journal Decision Analysis (December 2009) entitled “On the Choice of Baselines in Multi-attribute Portfolio Analysis: A Cautionary Note,” Robert […]