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  • Your Project GPS During project execution, each attribute of the schedule (start, finish, duration) has two or more values. The Planned values are the Estimated values created during the planning process and copied to a baseline. A Baseline is a snap shot of the project schedule that establishes the “planned schedule” for the project. The Baseline fields do not change from this ...
  • Home Network Security The installation of IOT devices within the home enables users to establish their own home based private cloud. However, these private clouds are not so private. Nefarious actors hijacked the devices intended to help improve home security. A few data points may be of use to those who wish to understand ...
  • Does Your Project Have a Dictionary? In this installment of  “Necessity is the Mother of Invention, Not you” we will discuss the value of using a common lexicon and dictionary in successful projects. I cannot count the number of times in my short 30 year career that I have received a document, design, project plan, process manual, or specification  in which I did not ...
  • Necessity (not you) is the Mother of Invention Necessity (not you) is the Mother of InventionIf I have one pet peeve (I have many ) it would be the constant desire by some to invent rather than re-use existing capabilities. This problem applies to not only the solutions we deliver our customers, it applies to the very processes, tools, and techniques we use to create these solutions. We all want ...