Pareto Chart How to Create and Analyse

A pareto chart is a series of bars whose heights reflect the frequency or impact of problems. It consists of both bars and line graphs. Bars in descending order in a pareto diagram represent individual values and the line is cumulative value. A pareto diagram gets its name from the pareto principle. According to pareto principle 80% of the effects comes from 20% of the causes. Read More

Seven Basic Quality Tools PMP Exam Guide

The seven basic quality tools facilitate data collection, data analysis and data visualization. PMBOK 5th edition specifically mentioned the complete list of the seven basic quality tools. However, PMBOK 6th edition has grouped all tools and techniques under six specific categories. Hence this post briefly describes all seven basic quality tools like Pareto diagrams, Check sheets, Control Charts etc. Read More

Quality Control Data Representation Tools

Quality control data representation tools are the set of tools and techniques that represent quality control data in graphical format. PMBOK 6th edition has grouped all tools & techniques in six major categories; data representation is one such category. Control quality process also uses tools from other categories such as data gathering & data analysis. This post describes quality control data representation tools. Read More

Net Present Value (NPV) Calculation Steps

Net Present Value is a financial analysis technique that evaluates project profitability. It is a useful project selection technique. NPV project selection criteria falls under the classification of benefit measurement method. Further, NPV analysis uses discounted cash flow method to assess project profitability. In fact, major advantage of NPV method is that it uses time value of money. Read More

Difference Between CPM and PERT

Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) and Critical Path Method both are project schedule development and analysis techniques. Both these techniques establish the critical path in a schedule network diagram. However, both CPM and PERT use different approach to arrive at the critical path and activity duration estimates. The following blog post highlights difference Between CPM and PERT. Read More

Project Selection Methods Top 5 Criteria

Project selection methods have a vital role during project initiating phase. In fact during the project selection process a project manager rarely has any involvement. However, knowing the essentials of the project selection process adds value to the overall project execution. Moreover, those aspiring for the pmp certification examination need to know the basics of project selection criteria. Read More

Program Evaluation Review Technique PERT

Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) is a project schedule development and analysis technique that represents a sequence of activities and activity relationship in a graphical format. PERT uses Arrow Diagram Method (ADM) technique to construct the network diagram. Activity-on-Arrow is an example of ADM method. PERT uses three-point estimation technique to arrive at the estimated duration. Read More