What’s in your backlog?

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All the things they need to complete before the product or project is done. Scrum Product Backlogs and Sprint Backlogs. Most people I meet these days were introduced to backlogs through Scrum. My project manager saw it one day and two interesting things happened.

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Software Estimating Resources

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Effort Distribution to Estimate Cost in Small to Medium Software Development Project with Use Case Points,” Putu Linda Primandari and Sholiq, The Third Information Systems International Conference, Procedia Computer Science, 72, pp. 179, 2006. 123, 2006. “A 2006. “A

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

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Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects. The same process for estimating is applied to multi-billion dollar projects we work. And the same process is applied to the Scrum development processes on those projects. . The Influence of Selection Bias on Effort Overruns in Software Development Projects,” Magne Jørgensen, Simula Research Laboratory & Institute of Informatics , University of Oslo.

Risk Management Resources

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Information about key project cost, (technical) performance, and schedule attributes is often uncertain or unknown until late in the program. Risk Management is Project Management for Adults - Tim Lister. México, 1 al 3 de Febrero de 2006.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

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Let's start with a critical understanding of the purpose of managing risk on software development projects. Information about key project cost, (technical) performance and schedule attributes is often uncertain or unknown until late in the program.

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Software Cost Accounting

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There is a saying in the project management business that money comes in two colors - Green and Blue. It is allocated funds to the budget for the project. The cost color of money in a business is OPEX. This is OPEX because these are day-to-day running costs.

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

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Here's a collection of presentations, briefings, papers, essays, book content used to increase the Probability of Project Success (PoPS) I've written and applied over my career in the software-intensive system of systems and other domains. Project Performance Management (#PPM).

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

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There's been a rash of conjectures about all kinds of bad business, project, and software development (agile and traditional) management ideas of late. For cost and schedule, there are databases containing 1,000's of past projects. Using Function Points in Agile Projects.

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

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There's been a rash of conjectures about all kinds of bad business, project, and software development (agile and traditional) management ideas of late. If you're working on a software project with NO deadlines, then you're a very lucky person. million euro Agile project.”.

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

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There's been a rash of conjectures about all kinds of bad business, project, and software development (agile and traditional) management ideas of late. A #Noestimates advocate makes the claim that having a ±10% accuracy for estimates of cost and duration is a dangerous thing.

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