Knowledge Base

At Castellan Systems we have collected a lot of information about Project Management. This includes tips, hints, techniques and tools. In this page we present it for other Project Management professionals to browse and use if appropriate.

As Project Managers ourselves, we know that you never stop learning and someone out there may actually have a better way of doing things than our way. The trick is to be open to these ideas. Having also come from an IT development background, we also have the tendancy to develop our own tools and templates every time we need to do something new; we guess we're still a frustrated code-cutters at heart. But we're not always the first to think of these things, so we have taught ourselves to embrace the knowledge out there.

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Project Management Knowledge Base

At Castellan Systems we have collected a lot of information about Project Management. This includes tips, hints, techniques and tools. In this page we present it for other Project Management professionals to browse and use if appropriate.

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Waterfall Management Guide

The term "Waterfall" refers to a traditional software development methodology where the project is defined sequentially and through clear project phases. This is a common approach to large-scale projects where little change is expected to the overall project plan. This is a distinct approach from Agile project planning, which is designed to accommodate rapid changes to the schedule.

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Agile Management Guide

Agile is sweeping the world. Well, it is if you’re involved in project management. It’s not new, Agile has been around for over 20 years, but it’s seems to have gained traction with each passing year and is trending, as they say in social media circles. But is Agile really the miracle cure for all project woes as it’s often prescribed?

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Hybrid Management Guide

The term hybrid methodology isn’t as opaque as some new ideas that have sprouted up recently in the field of project management. The simple definition is that it’s a combination of two different methodologies or systems to create a new and better model.

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Product Based Planning Guide

There are many different ways of creating a plan. One of them is a product-based planning technique. With Product Based Planning, your focus is first and foremost on the products that need to be delivered as opposed to the activities the project needs to undertake. It means that you plan the project from the client’s and user’s perspective, because you put the focus on tangible deliverables and outcomes.

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Product Based Planning with Microsoft Project Guide

You may have limited project management technology available to you, but you’re determined to make every aspect of your project as data-driven as possible. You can use Microsoft Project as the primary database for your project and you can now do the same for your project’s product-based planning data.

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Earned Value Management Guide

Earned Value Management (EVM) is a project management technique that objectively tracks physical accomplishment of work. cost overruns. EVM has emerged as a financial analysis specialty in United States Government programs in the 1960s, but it has since become a significant branch of project management.

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