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I’m no Barbara Walters, but…

I’m no Barbara Walters, but…

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I’m getting ready to delve into the world of video interviews. Here’s the idea…we’ve got an amazing group of PMs for Project here that have a wealth of information floating around in their heads. I know there’s a great reader base on this blog, and I’m sure you all have a ton of questions you’d like to pose to those PMs. Enter the video interview. Process will go as follows:

  1. I’ll write a blog entry asking for questions on a specific topic, for a specific PM.
  2. You write your questions about that topic in the comments on that blog entry.
  3. I take those questions to the PM, and record a video interview with him/her. (Or, in some cases, conduct a written Q&A if the PM isn’t available for a video interview.)
  4. I post the video or written Q&A as another blog entry.

Thumbs up? Thumbs down? What do you think? Also, any top-of-mind suggestions for topics? I’ve got a great list of my own right now, but would love your input as well…

  • The age old question of resource levelling.

    So many people do it wrong/badly by levelling using task dependencies.  Using the MSP auto level is almost universally frowned upon and using the e delay (the proper route?) can be very time consuming.  Even trainers from training companies who work with MSP regularly seem to want to use task dependency to accomplish this!

    What is the best way especially when the schedule is large?

  • Great suggestion, thanks!

  • I agree with the suggestion - levelling is really a problem! I would appreciate such a video interview!

  • I also agree ... with both the idea of video interviews AND the levelling assistance! (great first video topic suggestion! Kudos!)

  • Why hasn't Microsoft implemented a Critical Path view that takes Resource AND Task constraints into consideration.  Using one or the other doesn't necessarily give you the optimal Critical Path.

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