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The Importance of Mentoring – Eric Perlstein

When I graduated college, one of the best insights my father ever provided me was to have a mentor throughout my professional development, but I did not take the time to appreciate his guidance. However, it did resonate with me and I have found myself remembering his advice often.

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DCMA 14-Point Assessment for Project Schedule Health – Brandon Bogle

While evaluating the schedule quality, during both planning and monitoring & controlling, it is important to make
assessments from a qualitative and a quantitative perspective. A quantitative assessment of schedule quality is based
on measurable criteria rooted in industry-defined scheduling best practices. To that end, the Defense Contract
Management Agency (DCMA) developed a set of health checks and guidelines collectively known as the DCMA
14-Point Assessment. These are not necessarily hard and fast rules, but more indicators of potential problem areas
where a deeper schedule analysis may be necessary. Here, we will examine each of the 14 points and why they are
critical for a healthy project schedule

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