1st Gen Acura MDX - One of the Most Reliable SUVs in History

Brad Egeland

I own a 2003 Acura MDX. Acura MDX SUV- 2003 - one owner, never smoked in, silver with black leather interior. 2003 Acura MDX ​condition: good cylinders: 6 cylinders drive: 4wd fuel: gas odometer: 285757 paint color: silver size: full-size title status: clean transmission: automatic type: SUV LessWe hoped to get 100-150k miles of cheap reliable driving out of this vehicle, sell it and move on. What happened has been phenomenal.

2003 95

How much technical knowledge should a Product Owner possess?

Kiron Bondale

In their 2003 book, Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed , Barry Boehm and Richard Turner coined the well known acronym C.R.A.C.K. In an earlier article I’d written about the pros and cons of a Scrum Master or agile lead having deep technical expertise in the solution space but what about a Product Owner (PO)? to describe the attributes of an effective PO and the K in that acronym stands for Knowledge.

2019 160

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Surprise. I am no wizard. Agile nor Scrum.

Gunther Verheyen

On a personal note, I want to share that my journey of Scrum started in 2003.

SCRUM 79

Moving Your Scrum Downfield [Paper]

Gunther Verheyen

Having worked with Scrum since 2003, I am fascinated by its ever-expanding use, which is not limited to software and (new) product development. Apparently, it is easy to get stuck at interpreting the rules of Scrum. In the publication “ Moving Your Scrum Downfield ” I have described the six essential traits of the game to help you get unstuck and up your game. As they express rather intrinsic and implicit principles, they are too often disregarded.

SCRUM 82

People Innovation: A New Vision to Innovate

International Institute of Learning

Chesbrough, “Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology”, Harvard Business School Press, 2003. [2]. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. . Nowadays, companies are very conscious that if they want to be competitive, they have to innovate. The conquered market shares can rapidly disappear or drastically be reduced. The only way is to keep pace, to be reactive and introduce new solutions, ideally before their competitors.

Surprise. I am no Scrum wizard.

Gunther Verheyen

On a personal note, I want to share that my journey of Scrum started in 2003. I don’t create them for that reason, but I am humbled when people say my works (books, articles, papers) were useful in passing certification assessments or in becoming a trainer. I am truly humbled because I know that those individuals did the actual work. They might have gotten some insights and language from my works, but that’s about it.

SCRUM 47

Microsoft Project Alternatives for 2020

Binfire

Wrike- Founded in 2003, it is one of the oldest cloud-based project management app. Microsoft project has been around forever. It has been updated occasionally, but it is still an old-style project management tool.

2020 135

Do you have a CRACK PO? (and a book review)

Kiron Bondale

In 2003, Barry Boehm and Richard Turner coined the acronym C.R.A.C.K. (If the title of my article for this week has you confused gentle reader, fret not – I’m just merging two distinct topics into a single post).

2018 156

400 Seconds of Project Management

Arras People

This is the art of concise presentations – or better known as PechaKucha – which first came about in 2003 in Tokyo (have a read about the background to it on the website). Imagine having 400 seconds to get across your point in project management. If there’s something you’re particularly passionate about – or even an expert in, could you limit yourself to 400 seconds? How about 20 images popping up behind you every 20 seconds to make sure you stay on flow?

2016 154

Can We Still be Agile?

Leading Answers

It was not until 2003 that Skype and other applications provided widely used and low-cost options for getting some face time. How does work from home impact our use of agile approaches? If co-location is no longer possible, can we still be agile?

2020 85

MS Project: An Ever-Evolving Solution

MPUG

MSP 2003 was a minor upgrade, which contained SharePoint support and ran on Windows XP. Office Project Server 2003 also arrived at this time, although it was less than user-friendly. From DOS to Windows 10. I started using Microsoft Project (MSP) in its earliest DOS beginnings around 1986, and it reminded me of Microsoft’s Excel. In other words, I initially felt Project was a subset of Excel.

2020 70

A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Using Balanced Scorecard to Build a Project Focused IT Organization: Driving High-Performance Teams with Balanced Scorecard and a Program Management Office , IQPC Conference , October 2003. From Arms Race to Green Space: PPM at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site , Cutter Journal, April 2003. Alleman and Ray Seggelke, Proceedings of the Agile Development Conference, 2003. ADC 2003.

2003 45

Behind The Scenes At PMCamp Barcelona

Girl's Guide to PM

Stefan wrote a popular project management blog and suggested a BarCamp for project managers based on a participant-driven conference hosted by publisher Tim O’Reilly for the IT industry in 2003. This article, Behind The Scenes At PMCamp Barcelona , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. The only foreign holiday my boys have been on was to PMI EMEA in Barcelona (I take them to all the good places!).

2017 199

The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process

Herding Cats

Let's start with a history paper , “ Iterative and Incremental Development: A Brief History ,” Craig Larman and Victor Basili, IEEE Computer, June 2003. Now put a governance wrapper around XP and you get a useful approach to develop emergent software and here's the paper that shows how to do that in 2003. A recent Twitter post make the false claim that. I won't embarrass the OP, since he seems to delight in making such unsubstituted claims.

2003 46

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

in Effective Risk Management 2 nd Edition , Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. Using Risk to Balance Agile and Plan Driven Methods,” Barry Boehm and Richard Turner, IEEE Computer, June 2003. Transforming project risk management into project uncertainty management,” Stephen Ward and Chris Chapman, International Journal of Project Management 21 (2003) 97–105. Using Risk to Balance Agile and Plan Driven Methods,” Barry Boehm and Richard Turner, IEEE Computer , June 2003.

AI Assistants for Project Managers

Leading Answers

AI has come a long way since Microsoft rolled out the annoying and not so helpful “Clippy” Office Assistant tool in 2003. Predictions like “AI will take our jobs” sound scary. However, long before our jobs as project managers are taken, AI will help us.

Incremental Commitment Spiral Model

Herding Cats

Iterative and Incremental Development: A Brief History," Craig Larman and Victor Basili, IEEE Computer , June 2003. The Incremental Commit Spiral Model provides an iterative and incremental framework for complex software intensive system of systems. This model has it's roots in the Iterative and Incremental Development (IID) methods in use since the mid-1970's.

2003 34

Back to Basics: What is Microsoft Project?

MPUG

Microsoft Project 2003. Microsoft Project is a software application sold by Microsoft that provides project management tools to manage projects. The program, which has many different versions, allows users to: Understand and control project schedules and finances. Communicate and present project information. Organize, estimate, and schedule work, resources, and costs to ensure projects are completed according to plan.

2010 80

Project Innovation and “Crossing the Chasm”

Tony Adams

Christensen (2003) talks about the difference between disruptive and sustaining innovation and argues that companies may fail when they encounter “the Investor’s Dilemma” If the company remains focused on platform initiatives and fails to recognize the disruptive potential within its business, it risks losing the potential market presence and revenue that can come with that. Adapted from Christensen, “The Innovator’s Dilemma” (2003). 2003).

Project Innovation and “Crossing the Chasm”

Tony Adams

Christensen (2003) talks about the difference between disruptive and sustaining innovation and argues that companies may fail when they encounter “the Investor’s Dilemma” If the company remains focused on platform initiatives and fails to recognize the disruptive potential within its business, it risks losing the potential market presence and revenue that can come with that. Adapted from Christensen, “The Innovator’s Dilemma” (2003). 2003).

A Short History of Project Management

MPUG

I first learned about the Agile model around 2003. Have you ever wondered about the history of project management, or how it evolved into its’ present day usage? This article will cover most of the major project management happenings throughout history.

2019 67

AI Assistants for Project Managers

Leading Answers

AI has come a long way since Microsoft rolled out the annoying and not so helpful “Clippy” Office Assistant tool in 2003. Predictions like “AI will take our jobs” sound scary. However, long before our jobs as project managers are taken, AI will help us. In fact, it already is, and we don’t think about it much. While writing this article, AI in Microsoft Word and the add-in Grammarly helped protect you from the bulk of my spelling and grammar mistakes.

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Effective Risk Management 2 nd Edition , Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. 105, 2003. “A Korte, Reliability Engineering & System Safety , Volume 79, Issue 3, March 2003, pp. Hsu, International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, 2003. Thunnissen, 3 rd Annual Predictive Methods Conference , Newport Beach, California, June 2003. Risk Management is essential for development and production programs.

Risk 35

Understanding Risk Breakdown Structure

Wrike

One tragic example that illustrates the importance of proper risk assessment is the space shuttle Columbia, which was destroyed upon re-entry from orbit in 2003. When it comes to risk management , a risk breakdown structure is a powerful tool in a project manager’s toolkit. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), a project risk is defined as “an uncertain event that, if it occurred, has an effect on at least one project objective.” .

Risk 30

A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Effective Risk Management 2nd Edition, Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. 105, 2003. “A Korte, Reliability Engineering & System Safety , Volume 79, Issue 3, March 2003, pp. Hsu, International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, 2003. Thunnissen, 3 rd Annual Predictive Methods Conference , Newport Beach, California, June 2003.

2012 33

A Seriously Challenged Project

The Tao of Project Management

Another one from the Why Do Projects Fail website: Edinburgh City Council: Tram Network (Sep 2003 to May 2014) When originally conceived the project was intended to reduce traffic congestion, reduce carbon emissions and help the city cope with the increased demand for public transport in the next decade.

2015 33

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

March 6, 2003. An Introduction to IMP/IMS , in 2003, the Federal Government revised its acquisition policies with a procurement strategy focused on process improvement and acquisition reform implemented by Performance Based Management, 17 Oct 2004. IQPC Conference , October 2003.

2003 35

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

2003, pp. Estimating Models of Program Management,” Keith Womer and Jeff Camm, Final Technical Reports, N00014-00-1-0280, University of Mississippi, 2003. October 1, 2003. “A Managing the Sources of Uncertainty: Matching Process and Context in Software Development,” Alan MacCormack and Roberto Verganti, The Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2003:20:217?232. 1, January 2003, pp. Bleris, Information & Management 40 (2003) pp.

How to Use Workforce Optimization (WFO) to Get Ahead of Your Competition

Teamweek

It was otherwise a congenial place to work and had a lot of potential, which is why I really wish that WFO had been a thing in 2003. . As I write this blog, I’m recalling my very first corporate job. I had my own office, but it had no windows, the fluorescent lights clicked and buzzed nonstop, and every available surface was covered with piles of paperwork that probably made more sense to the previous occupant than it did to me. Toda, we’d probably call that space a supply closet.

2003 40

PMI Global Congress Wrap-up

Zen Project Management

They cut their inventory of parts in order to have better focus after almost going bankrupt in 2003. I'm at the Orlando airport, departing from this year's PMI North America Global Congress. I've attended at least part of every North America congress since 1999, and even a few of the ones in Europe. While I did enjoy it, this year's was definitely not among my favorites. I missed the first day's activities due to a personal commitment.

2015 100

50 Handpicked Time Quotes from Notable Thinkers Throughout History

Teamweek

However, he of all people understood just how precious the gift of time was when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2003. Time–it’s something that we create, spend and waste without even thinking about it. Often we think of it as an endless commodity, but in the words of Buddha, at least according to Jack Kornfield in Buddha’s Little Instruction Book , “The trouble is, you think you have time.”.

2020 56

Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

“It was the beginning of 2003 when I led my first project: the MPLS network update of the Atento Global Holding Client (for ten countries). Are you preparing to become a project manager but you don’t know where to start? We’ve put together an extensive guide for you to serve as a beginning point and reference for your future career as a project manager.

2018 87

Top 5 Skype Alternatives for Video Conferencing & VoIP

TrustRadius Project Management

Since 2003, this software has been used for personal calls between family and friends and professional calls for businesses. Since more people are working from home now than ever before, online communication tools have become the most popular software on the TrustRadius platform. In just the first few months of 2020, we’ve seen a 445% increase in impressions across the entire web conferencing category: Skype was one of the first online video calling and chat apps on the market.

2020 52

The Problems with Schedules

Herding Cats

NRO Cost Group Risk Process, Aerospace Corporation, 2003. Here's an article, recently referenced by a #NoEstimates twitter post. The headline is deceiving, the article DOES NOT suggest we don't need deadline, but that deadlines without credible assessment of their credibility are the source of many problems on large program. The Core Problem with Project Success. There are many core Root Causes of program problems. Here's 4 from research at PARCA.

2016 42

The Best Lessons From Ten Powerful Women

Appfluence

Hamilton, a famous surfer, was on every news station back in 2003 when her left arm was ferociously bitten off by a shark. It seems like in this day and age, women do it all. So much so, that sometimes it feels like it would feel great to drop everything and take a nice, long rest. To inspire you, we’ve put together a list of 10 highly productive and powerful women in business and analyzed their qualities and habits so that you can stay inspired and follow in their footsteps.

2003 36

FedEx Project Manager Profile: Leigh Espy

Project Management Hacks

In 2003, I managed a project to set up a new customer at my company’s data center. Leigh Espy, FedEx Project Manager. What is like to work as a project manager? The easy answer is “it depends.” That’s true but it doesn’t really tell us much. In today’s article, you will hear directly from Leigh Espy about her journey into project management success at FedEx. FedEx Profile. Established in 1971.

2016 44

Start with Principles, Not Personal Anecdotes

Herding Cats

In 2003, Kahneman stated in a Harvard Business Review article "Delusions of Success," in planning major initiatives, executives routinely exaggerate the benefits and discount the costs, setting themselves up for failure. Here's an extract from "Chapter 8: Human Behavior and Complexity," Terry Cooke-Davies, in Aspects of Complexity: Managing Projects in a Complex World.

2003 39

12 Best Mavenlink Alternatives for Project Management in 2020 (Free and Paid)

Workzone

ProWorkFlow is a project management tool that was created by Julian Stone in 2002 and acquired by ProActive Software Limited in 2003. . There are no shortage of Mavenlink alternatives. Popular amoung enterprise teams, Mavenlink finds uses across professional service businesses such as marketing, advertising, public relations, architecture, engineering, IT services, management consulting, and education.

2020 21

Monte Carlo Simulation

Herding Cats

When we connect cost and schedule for our project and construct a model of how these interact, we get a picture that looks like this: This picture is from the National Reconnaissance Office, Cost Group Risk Process , Tim Anderson, The Aerospace Corporation, 2003. . There was a tweet yesterday. In casinos, the betting rules ensure the house wins (Eliminates Risk) over time. This of course is not true, nor is it how casinos work. Let's start with a brief overview of Monte Carlo Simulation.

2003 34

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

IT Project Estimation: A Practical Guide to Costing Software , Paul Coombs, Cambridge University Press, 2003. Software Effort Estimation: Unstructured Group Discussion as a Method to Reduce Individual Biases,” Kjetil Moløkken and Magne Jørgensen, Incremental and Component-Based Software Development October 2003, University of Oslo. “A Martin 5 October 2003, [link]. Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects.