Episode 043 — Lakeside, Mono and Project Management — Nerds on Draft

Gabe and Jeff dig into another Texas beer, sample a lager (or is it a pilsener?) and then delve into the madness of managing projects.

Hold on to your Gantt charts for this one.

Lakefire by Grapevine Craft Brewery

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Mono by Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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PM Tools

Smartsheets

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Way more than a spreadsheet

Gantt charting

Reporting

Automatic timeline creation

Attachments

Alerts

Smartsheets for iOS

MS Project

Project Server

Dependencies and resources

Baselining

Visio

Basic schedule building tools

Gantt charting

Dependency layout

Huge bonus for adding things like system design

Think PowerPoint + MS Project Lite

Mind Mapping

Wikipedia

Tips

Block out vacation time

Think about resources its useful for fixing bottlenecks

Concepts

WBS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workbreakdownstructure

Gantt Charts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gantt_chart

Precedence

Duration

Finish to Start

Parallel or sequential

Dependency analysis

Milestones

UAT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UAT

User acceptance test

Traceability Matrix https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traceability_matrix

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