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 32

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.

2016 48

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. 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.

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. Effective Risk Management , 2nd Edition, Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003.

2017 15

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.

2016 28

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.

2016 30

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.

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.

2016 23

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.

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.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals To Begin 2018 with Clarity


Writing and Blogging: I’ve kept an active publishing schedule for Beth’s Blog, something that I’ve done since 2003! I wish you a very happy and healthy 2018! I used my holiday break as an opportunity for a brief digital detox and time for family, travel and fun.