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The Six Dimensions of Project Management by Heidi A. Feickert, Michael S. Dobson

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CHAPTER 6

Strategies for Managing Time-Driven Projects

Many project management tools have a structural bias in favor of time as the driver. Cost management tools are derived for the most part from their counterparts in the finance and accounting world, reasonably enough (with the notable exception of Earned Value Method Analysis). Performance management tools are necessarily topic-specific tools. And those most famously associated with the project manager’s toolbox—the Gantt Chart, Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), and Critical Path Method (CPM)—primarily manage the time constraint. After all, the characteristic that all projects ...

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