Coding as a Founder

Boost by Brightpod

I started my career as a software developer in 2002 after graduating in B.S. Mathematical Sciences/ Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at

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Who is the Cassandra on YOUR project?

Kiron Bondale

I’m currently reading Richard A. Clarke and R. Eddy’s book Warnings which analyzes a number of cases where a credible subject matter expert raised concerns proactively about a looming catastrophe but was ignored until it was too late to take preventative action.

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Risk Management: Known / Unknown Unknowns

Project Health Check

On February 12 2002, US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld made a now famous remark that has since went on to be commented on widely by critics and thinkers.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Project managers can't predict the future, but accurately gauging the degree of uncertainty inherent in their projects can help them quickly adapt to it. - "Managing Project Uncertainty," Arnoud De Meyer , Christoph Loch , and Micheal Pich, Sloan Management Review , Winter 2002, Vol.

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Six Sigma Methods and Project Management [Guest Post]


Application of Six Sigma In 2002, Adem Anbar pointed out that Six Sigma was more comprehensive than various prior quality initiatives such as Total Quality Management (TQM) & Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in an organization. In the late 1980s, the Six Sigma method gained popularity amongst various project management systems across the globe.

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When projects go wrong and it's the worst possible moment

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

When the bridge was reopened in 2002 it had cost an additional £5million ponds. ​A project is a unique undertaking that’s full of risk and uncertainty, because it has never been done before in that exact way.

Ten Trends in Project Management Recruitment in the UK

Arras People

Since we started the business back in 2002, the UK marketplace for project management has increased quite dramatically. At last month’s Project Challenge , we got asked a lot of questions, the most popular by far is, “ What is the market like at the moment?

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APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 – A Review

Arras People

We have proudly been agnostic to all professional bodies and associations since we established our business in 2002; we do not and will not fly their flags blindly as we enjoy our freedom to criticize and support their works, as is appropriate.

2017 156

A Step-By-Step Guide to Improving Your Resource Management

The IIL Blog

She was Financial Vice President of PMI® Mexico Chapter in 1999 and 2002, member of PMI® since 1996 – present. By Analuz Montejano | IIL Instructor and Sr. Consultant. Project Managers and their teams carry out planned projects on a daily basis, such as the development of new applications.

What I’m Reading: Banned Books

Girl's Guide to PM

The UAE banned it from schools in 2002 because of the anthropomorphic pig. Normally my occasional column about the project management books I’m reading and the novels I’m carrying around reflects what I’ve spent time on in the last six weeks or so.

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Black Swans

Herding Cats

Loch and Arnoud De Meyer, Management Science, INFORMS, Volume 48, Number 8, August 2002 pp. 1008–1023 and “Managing Project Uncertainty: From Variation to Chaos,” MIT Sloan Management Review, Winter 2002, in the category of “Chaos.”.

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News: The Staple has been removed; New CEO to come


Sargent, who joined Staples in 1989, has been CEO since 2002. Staples Inc. is penciling in a new CEO. Longtime top officer Ron Sargent will vacate the position June 14, after the office supplies company’s annual shareholders’ meeting, Staples said Tuesday.

Reading List for the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

10 Deadly Sins of Software Estimation , Steve McConnell , Construx, 2002. "A The Cone of Uncertainty is a useful approach to defining the expected range of uncertainty at specific stages in a project.

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People Versus Process

Herding Cats

1] Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done , Larry Bossidy, Crown Business, 2002. [2] At the program level and above, the choice of a people focus or a process focus is not between two competing paradigms. They are two sides of the same coin.

Taxing Times for Project Management Practitioners in the Public Sector

Arras People

The recent introduction of the updated Off-Payroll Workers (IR35) legislation for the Public sector which became law on the 6 th April 2017 has caused much consternation for many project management practitioners involved in the supply of day rate labour.

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Black Swans

Herding Cats

Loch and Arnoud De Meyer, Management Science, INFORMS, Volume 48, Number 8, August 2002 pp. 1008–1023 and “Managing Project Uncertainty: From Variation to Chaos,” MIT Sloan Management Review, Winter 2002, in the category of “Chaos.”. One of the books used by a vocal No Estimates advocate is Black Swans by Nassim Taleb. This advocate continually confuses Macroeconomics of financial markets and sovereign finance with Microeconomics of software development.

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Project Manager or Project Leader? What’s the Difference?

Online PM Courses

The New Leaders – 2002 with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee (US|UK). Are you a Project Manager or a Project Leader? And how would you be able to tell the difference? This is an important question that can easily get bogged down in academic niceties and philosophic distinctions.

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Real Options and Decision Making for ICT Projects

Herding Cats

Managing Requirements for Business Value," John Favaro, IEEE Software , March/April 2002. There was a classic #Noestimates post this week that said. Estimation locks down choices early through upfront t decision making, #NoEstimates preserves options. And attached the hashtag #RealOption. A real option is a choice made available with business investment opportunities, referred to as “real” because it typically references a tangible asset instead of a financial instrument.

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Defensive Programming Grows Up

Leading Agile

In a 2002 piece entitled The Law of Leaky Abstractions , Joel Spolsky observed that abstractions over any implementation can leak details of that implementation.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Loch, and Arnoud De Meyer, Management Science © 2002 INFORMS, Vol. 8, August 2002 pp. Managing Project Risk and Uncertainty: A Constructively Simple Approach to Decision Making, Chris Chapman and Stephen Ward, John Wiley & Sons, 2002.

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5 Ways AI and Automation Will Change Project Management


In the 2002 movie Minority Report , authorities were alerted to serious crimes before they even occurred. Technology has made our lives easier. If you don’t believe that, go watch a few episodes of the PBS series, The Frontier House.

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What’s Worse Than Not Automating Your Software Delivery Pipeline?

Leading Agile

Compliance became especially important to IT organizations after the passage of certain laws intended to provide improved security for investors, including Sarbanes-Oxley (US, 2002), and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley act (US, 1999). Sounds good. What are “all the things,” by the way?

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Planning and Executing Time-Bound Projects,” Eduardo Miranda, IEEE Computer , March 2002, pp. Koren and Marek Vokác, International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering , 2002. Dobbs, Naval Postgraduate School, December 2002. “An Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects.

If the PMP exam is changing, why would an aspiring PMP not want to be certified on the latest edition of the PMBOK?

Brad Egeland

From the first change in 2002 to this exam change, there have been tremendous changes in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). You can most certainly certify with the newest exam. Cheetah Learning has been involved now in six exam changes over the course of the past 16 years.