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Current issue #79 released on 28th May 2020. The next issue #80 is due to be released 4th June 2020.

Project Management Info-Letter Archive and Topics

Issue Number Date Issued Topics – In the News, MS Project Tip, PM Tip, Recent Blog, Dissertation Support
 1 05 October 2017 Big Ben, Legend Off when Printing, WBS, EXCEL Rant, Aims and Objectives
 2 12 October 2017 BloodHound, Fields, Estimating, Can Communicate with MS Project, Aims
 3 19 October 2017 Hyperloop, Dependencies, Dependencies, Stakeholder Management v Stakeholder Engagement, Chapter lists and WBS
 4 26 October 2017 Low Cost Navy Frigates, Multiple Projects, Resources, Project Objectives, Methodology
 5 02 November 2017 Houses of Parliament, Assignments, Communication, Benefits Management, 3 blogs
 6 09 November 2017 HS2, Work Contours, PMO/Reviews, Project Charters, Ethics
 7 16 November 2017 Driverless Cars, Team Planner, KanBan, Work Assignments in MS Project, Progress reporting
 8 23 November 2017 Hinkley Point, Task Path, Project Risk, Runner Repeater Stranger, Discussion and Critical Evaluation
 9 30 November 2017 Tesla, Task Inspector, Progress Monitoring, Kanban Boards, Conclusions Review
 10 07 December 2017 Nasa Voyager, TimeLines, Baselines, Simulations, PM Progress
 11 14 December 2017 Dam Building Grandmother, Attach Documents, Float and Slack, Communications versus the APM BoK and CF, Elevator Pitch
 12 21 December 2017 Nasa Orion, Organizer, Stakeholders, Project Monitoring, Proposals
 13 04 January 2018 Plan your Resolution, Creating New Tables, ROI, IRR, and NPV, Using calendars in MS Project, Peak Workloads on hand-in
 14 11 January 2018 Alexa, Siri, Coratana and google, Creating New Views, Business Case/Benefits, What is a Project Risk, Choosing the project
 15 18 January 2018 A380 Projects and Products, Creating New Filters, Writing the Specification, Project Risk Assessment, Marking Dissertations
 16 25 January 2018 Carillion and Government Contracts, Showing Total and Free Float, Sharing the Specification, Where does Project Risk Assessment go Wrong?, Corporate Learning
 17 01 February 2018 Houses of Parliament, 35 Levels, WBS Tips, Project Management Task Types, Outlines v Proposals
 18 08 February 2018 Space X Falcon Heavy, Project Resource and material Costs, OBS, Work and Duration are Different, Real Project Outlines
 19 15 February 2018 Olympic Games Korea, Project Fixed Costs, RACI Charts, Work and Duration in MS Project, When it goes quiet!
20 22 February 2018 Wooden Skyscraper, Adding a custom field for WP level, Skills for the PM, Costs in Microsoft Project, New Stakeholders
21 1 March 2018 Airbus, Right Clicking, Team Location, Project Outlines and Project Proposals, PM being the technical Expert
22 8 March 2018 Nile Dam, Zooming in to minutes, Communication Matrix, Project Selection, Gateways to stop projects.
23 15 March 2018 F-35 Lightning II, Milestone Dates, Groups and Teams, Coventry South Scheme, Case Studies Before Titles
24 22 March 2018 Kenilworth Railway Station, Zoom to Task, Project Manager as Leader, Index of Masters Blogs, Sources of Dissertation Support
25 29 March 2018 Driver-less cars, Walking Gantt Chart, Competences, Index of MS Project Blogs, Student Syndrome
26 5 April 2018 James Webb Space Telescope, BS6079 Formatting, Benefits Mapping, RACI Charts, Citation Dates
27 12 April 2018 Remove Debris Space Junk, Creating Dependencies, How to do a WBS, Competences, Masters Level Elements
28 19 April 2018 Beluga, Project Objectives – Properties, Managing Virtual Teams, Benefits Mapping, What Why How Aims
29 26 April 2018 Virgin Galactic, Hyperlinks, Trello, Payback, Abstracts are not abstract!
30 3 May 2018 TSB Systems, Adding link to Objectives, WBS Tools Online, ROI, Viva Purpose
31 10 May 2018 Kenilworth Railway Station, Light Blue shows changes, PM Software, NPV, Project Proposals
32  17 May 2018 Reaction Engines, Screen Size – View bar, PM Maturity, IRR, Aims and Objectives
33 24 May 2018 Gas Projects, CAPS LOCK for work packages, WBS Verb Nouns, Reasons to Ignore Financial Appraisal Methods, Chapter lists and WBS
34 31 May 2018 Environmentally Responsible Project Management:, Indent only 9 times, WBS top down, Bottom up., Zooming in to Minutes, Methodology
35 7 June 2018 Electric and Driverless Vehicles, Gantt Chart Gridlines, Motivation, Groups and Teams, Ethics
36 14 June 2018 Project Grief – Wind Satellite, Cost Per Use Resources, Plan for end of life, Belbin, Progress reporting
37 21 June 2018 Electric Planes, Resource Types, Important v Urgent, Leadership, Discussion and Critical Evaluation
38 28 June 2018 James Webb Space Telescope, Assigning Resources, Back to Basics – Lists, Work Contours, Conclusions Review
39 5 July 2018 Digital Disruption, Showing Critical Path and Float, Communication, Coventry Construction Projects, PM Progress
40 12 July 2018 Electric Planes and Innovation, % Complete and Entering actuals, Life Goals, Project Scheduling, Elevator Pitch
41 19 July 2018 Transport Revolutions, Filter For Resources, Common Sense, Project Schedule Granularity, Proposals
42 26 July 2018 Hyperloop, Sort By Cost/Duration, WBS, Dynamic Plans, Peak Workloads on hand-in
43 5 September 2019 Where has AbleSim been?
44 12 September 2019 Research Ethics, Updated Blogs, and Fixing the Dissertation Title
45 19 September 2019 Bloodhound, Fields, Estimating, Adding Resources and Costs to MS Project, Aims and Objectives
46 26 September 2019 Orion, SLS, and Artemis, Dependencies, Dependencies, Orion, SLS, and Artemis, Chapter lists and WBS
47 3 October 2019 Hyperloop, Multiple Projects, Resources, Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Plant, Methodology
48 10 October 2019 Houses of Parliament, Assignments, Communication, Project Portfolios, Dissertation Support Blogs
49 17 October 2019 Dyson Electric Car, Work Contours, PMO/Reviews, Time Management for Project Managers, Ethics
50 24 October 2018 Flying Electric Taxis, Team Planner, KanBan, Dissertation Writing Plan, Progress reporting
51 31 October 2019 James Webb Space Telescope, Task Path, Project Risk, The Viva-Voce examination, Discussion and Critical Evaluation
52 7 November 2019 Boeing Quality Checks, Task Inspector, Progress Monitoring, Project Risk Assessment, Conclusions Review
53 14 November 2019 Elizabeth Line, TimeLines, Baselines, Time Cost Quality, PM Progress
54 21 November 2019 Five Failing Mega Projects, Attach Documents, Float and Slack, Project Communication, Elevator Pitch
55 28 November 2019 Bloodhound SSC, Organizer, Stakeholders, Communication Methods, Proposals
56 5 December 2019 Electric Planes, Creating New Tables, ROI, IRR, and NPV, Project Closure, Peak Workloads on hand-in
57 12 December 2019 Electric Planes and Electric Cars, Creating New Views, Business Case/Benefits, Project Reviews, Choosing the project
58 19 December 2019 Venice MOSE Project, Creating New Filters, Writing the Specification, Meeting Guidelines, Marking Dissertations
59 9 January 2020 Hey Google, Showing Total and Free Float, Sharing the Specification, Project Meetings, Corporate Learning
60 16 January 2020 Crisis at Boeing, 35 Levels, WBS Tips, Project Kick-Off Meetings, Outlines v Proposals
61 23 January 2020 Reaction Engines, Project Resource and Material Costs, OBS, The Gantt Chart, Real Project Outlines
62 30 January 2020 Small Nuclear Reactors, Project Fixed Costs, RACI Charts, The Project Sponsor, When it goes quiet!
63 6 February 2020 HS2, Adding a custom field for WP level, Skills for the PM, Managing Emails, New Stakeholders
64 13 February 2020 HS2, Right Clicking, Team Location, Informal Project Monitoring, PM being the technical Expert
65 20 February 2020 Scotland NI Bridge, Zooming in to minutes, Communication Matrix, The Accidental Project Manager, Gateways to stop projects.
66 27 February 2020 Virgin Galactic, Milestone Dates, Groups and Teams, How Not to Use a Gantt Chart, Case Studies Before Titles
67 5 March 2020 Big Ben, Zoom to Task, Project Manager as Leader, Why Project Reviews Might Fail, Sources of Dissertation Support
68 12 March 2020 Bloodhound, Project Objectives – Properties, Competences, Dependency Charts, Student Syndrome
69 19 March 2020 ExoMars Project, BS6079 Formatting, Benefits Mapping, Change Management, Citation Dates
70 26 March 2020 Coronavirus, Creating Dependencies, How to do a WBS, Dissertation Chapters: Sequential or Concurrent?, M Level Elements
71 2 April 2020 Project Management in a Panic, Project Objectives – Properties, Managing Virtual Teams, Remote MS Project Support, What Why How Aims
72 9 April 2020 Mars Helicopters, Hyperlinks, Trello, Dissertation Reviews, Abstract
73 16 April 2020 HS2, Adding link to Objectives, WBS Tools Online, Project Management in a Pandemic, Viva Purpose
74 23 April 2020 To the Moon, Light Blue shows changes, PM Software, WORD for Large Documents, Project Proposals
75 30 April 2020 Berlin Airport, Screen Size – View bar, PM Maturity, Icebreaker Activities, Aims and Objectives
76 7 May 2020 NASA’s Moon Projects, CAPS LOCK for work packages, WBS Verb Nouns, Using Case Studies, Chapter lists and WBS
77 14 May 2020 SpaceX Falcon9 Launch, Indent only 9 times, WBS top down & Bottom up, Dissertation Questionnaires, Methodology
78 21 May 2020 HS2, Gantt Chart Gridlines, Motivation, Dissertation Interviews, Ethics
79 28 May 2020 Dyson Electric Car, Cost Per Use Resources, Plan for end of life, Project Resource Management, Progress reporting
80 4 June 2020

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