Monthly Archives: September 2007

Introduction: true story (with pictures)

Greetings (and, by special request, a Hoo-ya’ to ya’ SoCal), Many of you are here because I gave you this link while facilitating a VIP (Value Improving Process), and some of you may have gotten the link as part of my Project Manager mentoring program. I’m also getting a few hits via Google, however, so [...]

PM101: Scope and Costs

A cost estimate is, to me, a useless number without a fit for purpose, clearly defined and documented (a) scope, (b) methodology and (c) range. Each is discussed below. History seems to hold with three major categories of cost estimates: Screening; Budget; Definitive . Among these, there are five specific estimates: Screening: Class 5: business [...]