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J. David Blaine, PMP


Please, no homework questions: it is unfair to your classmates. Can answer questions about: Initiating, Planning, Controlling, Measuring projects. Managing scope, time, cost, quality of projects. Risk management, managing project teams. Developing and using metrics.

Particular expertise in:
Software Engineering (real-time, embedded, general),
Systems Engineering,
Requirements Engineering
Cannot answer questions about:
Specific industries or technologies.

Experience in the area

32 total years of experience in aerospace and telecommunications. Seven years experience teaching project management.


Project Management Institute; IEEE; ACM; American Society for Quality


PMI's PMBOK(r) Guide Third Edition.
Proceedings SEPG 2000 Conference.
Journal of Systems and Software.


BS Mathematics, magna cum laude
MA Mathematics
MS Electrical and Computer Engineering
ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE)
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)

What do you like about this subject?

Managing a project is very satisfying because it involves bringing talented people together to accomplish a valuable goal.

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Recent Answers from J. David Blaine, PMP

2015-06-18 Project Managment:

Hello Mr. Farooq,    I would be happy to help you. Could you give a few more details of what you are seeking? For example, in which industry sector are you pursuing? Construction? Software? ...    When

2014-01-24 Project review, post project evaluations:

Gene,    Yes, the web has a lot content for processes and templates for project "post mortem" "retrospective" "closing reports" ... many names, but very little actual results. Companies are loath to publish

2013-09-24 MS Project 2010 question.:

I don't have latest MSP on my machine. On the detail window for each task you can set Fixed-Units, Fixed-Work, or Fixed-Duration. Should also be able to check Effort-driven y/n.     Fixed-Cost is correct

2013-09-19 MS Project 2010 question.:

If by "burn rate" you mean the labor cost per week (or per month) then that is something you compute from MS Project. As you mark tasks Finished, you can display (and export) the hours or currency expended

2013-05-09 MS Project 2013 Duration Issue:

Hello Asa,  I don't have MS Project 2013 on my machine. But I think I understand your problem.  Wed-Thr-Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed  M01-M02-M03-M04-M05-M06-M07-M08  Wrk-Wrk-Off-Wrk-Wrk-Wrk-Wrk-Wrk  pd1-pd2-off-pd3-pd4-pd5


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