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bar vs milestone

Postby dipti5ece Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:16 am

Hi,

In rita it says bar chart is used for team reporting n pmbok says management presentations
again rita says milestone for mgmt presentations.

What is the right chart used for mgmt presntations
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Re: bar vs milestone

Postby pank_pmp Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:02 am

I believe Milestone charts are best suitable chart for management presentations. They are key stakeholders, who are least bothered about activity/Gantt Chart. On the contrary they more concerned about the milestones you have achieved against planto understand whether project is on track or not.
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@Saket Re: bar vs milestone

Postby dipti5ece Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:55 am

@Saket

How do we justify the same content from PMBOK....If we get a simple question like this in exam - which one to follow? :?

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Re: bar vs milestone

Postby manishpn Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:12 am

You should always follow PMBOK as that is reference for EXAM.

Rita is a supplements PMBOK, it's not a replacement for PMBOK.

For your knowledge:
There is no rule on what to use for management presentation and/or team reporting.
Industry practice is management presentation usually are in grpaphical format without operational details into it so doesnt matter which graph you are using as long as relevant data is presented for management to get correct status update and take right decisions
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Re: bar vs milestone

Postby coolpmp69 Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:10 pm

Think in terms of what data are going to present your audience. If you are planning to provide a lot of info in the form of bar chart like project activity start date, end date, milestone, duration etc. that is of low interest to key stakeholders like customer, executives etc as they are least bothered how you are planning/working to achieve those goals. On the contrary, team working on the project should know these kind of details as they are completing the tasks. so having bar chart make sense for the team and having high level diagram in the form of milestone is good for mgmt.

But there is no rule book. In the real world PM has to decide as to how to have a effective communication with all the stakeholders. But for exam follow what is given in the PMBOK
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Re: bar vs milestone

Postby dipti5ece Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:27 pm

Totally agreed..this was my understanding too.....and now PMBOK being the one I will choose Bar charts for mgmt presentations if there is a straight forward qts :)

Thanks for all your inputs!
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Re: bar vs milestone

Postby saket Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:23 pm

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