Improving the Quality and Probability of Success of your Project Portfolios using Deltek Acumen Suite Fuse/Risk/360

I want to take this opportunity to let you know how to qualify your project schedule more comfortably without spending numerous hours and even days to make conclusions and recommendations.

Do you want to make your project schedule better, more reliable, achievable, predictable, and successful? Are you responsible for a group of management practitioners accountable for schedule quality, identifying risks, risk drivers, schedule drivers, and calculating contingencies? Are you faced with wasted time, analysis paralysis, growing threats of delay, stubborn contractors, vague contracts, changing scenarios, shifting baseline, and team misalignment? 

Well, I have good news for you! In partnership with Deltek, PM Solution Pro brings to your attention, Acumen Suite of Applications (Fuse/Risk/360). 

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Happy Easter 2022 Everyone! A new life is before us!

Easter, also called Resurrection Day and Pascha, is a Christian holiday celebrating Jesus Christ returning from the dead. Christians believe that it is the holiest day in the year. Some people who are not Christians celebrate it also as a cultural holiday.

The New Testament states that on the Sunday after Jesus was killed, his body was no longer in the tomb where he was laid. Later, Jesus is said to have appeared to over 500 people and preached to them. The New Testament teaches that the resurrection of Jesus is what Christianity is based on.

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Integrated Schedules, Must Have in Program Portfolio Management

Program management is the process of managing several related projects typically to enhance an organization’s outlook, better its industry reputation, to improve overall productivity and to avail of long-term opportunities. I would like to re-share with you today one of the approaches I’ve formulated and used in achieving Program Schedule Integration in the not too distant past.

Management of interdependent multiple projects calls for an integrated approach. Interdependent in a sense that some activities of one project cannot start or finish without the predecessor project activities from another project or supporting group started or completed. For small to medium size program portfolio, effectively managing the overall and overarching schedule can still be quite challenging for Project Managers.

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Risk Management Reflection on the Subject of Superstorms and Mega-Earthquakes

A project manager (or any other manager) has to understand the fundamental and mandatory integrative approach to risk management processes and knowledge areas. The long years of national experience on natural disasters are enough to convince any logical person that disaster management is also about risk management.

Looking towards the future knowing that there is a next big one is the start. Mitigating threat or enhancing opportunity consequences are main areas of control in cases where a risk practitioner has no influence on probabilities.

Underlining the connections between primary risks, secondary risks, residual risks, issues, and problems helps people realize the importance of cause and effect analysis in successfully determining the root causes and potential consequences of any event.

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Truth of the Matter is “No End in Sight to COVID 19”

Now, the whole world is pretty much in the same fix. Two years into this Covid era is very frustrating, bringing a bunch of physical, spiritual, behavioral, and moral problems with it. We all want this plague to humanity to end, but how can something end if the world’s top scientists don’t know where and how the virus started. Yes, the old saying said, “every beginning has an end.” What do you think will happen if nobody understands the beginning while the virus is possibly replicating to another strain like the Delta and the Omicron in real-time?

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PM Solution Pro prays for world-wide physical and spiritual healing in the New Year 2022!

Let us pray together for world-wide physical and spiritual healing!

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Eve, also known as Old Year’s Day or Saint Sylvester’s Day in many countries, the evening of the last day of the year, is on 31st December. The last day of the year is commonly referred to as “New Year’s Eve”.

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Risk Assessment Window: COVID-19 Trend for the next 9-months

The talk of going back to work has been heating up in the last three months prior to August 2021. While we are all hoping to get back on track to pre-pandemic time, it is prudent to observe first what will happen for the rest of the year before declaring any form of normalcy in the get-back-to work order.

So the timeframe from now to the First Quarter of 2022 is the acid test. It will show where we are in this COVID19 situation. It looks like many Canadians are still in the category of most at risk despite having been vaccinated, so they’d probably like to see that there will be no resurgence of the pandemic in the coming winter months like what happened in the winter months of 2020.

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How to Visualize Risk

Mark is boarding a plane and heard one passenger in front remarked in jest that the chance of the aircraft reaching its destination is 50%. It is just a joke to him because he is a serious risk practitioner. The statement demonstrates the probability component of risk.

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Revelation 13:11-18 The Beast out of the Earth

I love to draw! COVID-19 has given me time to renew my love for the illustrative art. The illustration below (circa 1992) was my interpretation of the Bible’s Revelation Chapter 13 verse 11-18. Very timely reminder to many In this difficult time that the future is at stake. It is my hope and prayer that the picture brings fresh perspective to us all.

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