Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

2008 56

Track time easily from your Desktop

Paymo App

Since launching Paymo in 2008, we have been on a mission to create the best time tracking experience for freelancers & small businesses. From the get go, a key part of our strategy was to offer a mix of cloud and desktop apps that enable you to work seamlessly across different mediums.

2018 75

Project Management Census 2017

Arras People

It’s that time of year again when we ask for your time to help us put together the latest Project Management Benchmark Report. We know many of you look forward to reading through the report too so hopefully you’ll be able to give us your input again this year. >>

2017 161

The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

Arras People

In 2008 over 89% of organisations with more than 250 people involved in their project community had some form of PMO. In this guest post from Christopher Worsley at CITI he looks at one of my favourite subjects, the PMO.

2018 195

GirlsGuideToPM: My Top 10 Articles of All Time

Girl's Guide to PM

In 2008 I was living and working in Paris, France, which involved several office moves. In case you’ve only just stumbled across this blog, this year I’m celebrating 10 years of blogging about project management.

2016 269

Encryption is not Binary

Tyner Blain

As an example, in 2008 the iPhone 3G’s user storage was not encrypted. If you ask someone if they require encryption on their device, first of all, you will likely get one of two answers – yes or no – useful for segmenting your market or developing persona.

2016 140

What Do We Do When Project Management Experience Runs Out?

Arras People

Looking at the data for the last 10 year, since 2008 and the impact of the financial crisis all tree groups have a distinct trend which suggests that there may be troubles ahead.

2018 139

Putting Free back into Freelancing

Paymo App

Some of our earliest users might still remember that Paymo initially started out as a free tool back in 2008, mainly used by the freelance community to track time. Years have passed and the software matured as well as the company and the team developing it. We grew in complexity, size, user-base, and over time the free version of the software was phased out.

2027 42

The Only Place for PMO People to Be This Summer

Arras People

Around 2008 there was the introduction of P3O – Project, Programme and Portfolio Offices – the guidance from – as was OGC at the time and now is AXELOS.

2008 78

Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

Scaling Lean & Agle Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum , Craig Larman and Bas Voode, Addison Wesley, 2008. The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. When it is suggested that estimating is hard, of no value, and unnecessary, always ask what principle is used to support that claim? Don't hear one? Then it's likely just a personal anecdote made without any principles. .

How to Lie With Statistics

Herding Cats

This approach makes it look like the voter turnout is dramatically different between 2008 and 2016. The book How To Lie With Statistics , Darrell Huff tells us how the make the numbers look the way we want them to look, without actually changing the numbers.

2016 89

The Eight Constants of Change – An Interview with Stacy Aaron

Guerrilla Project Management

In this edition of the Guerrilla Project Management podcast, I interview Stacy Aaron co-author of two books on organizational change: The Change Management Pocket Guide published in 2005 and The Eight Constants of Change published in 2008. In this edition of the Guerrilla Project Management podcast, I interview Stacy Aaron co-author of two books on organizational change: The Change Management Pocket Guide published in 2005 and The Eight Constants of Change published in 2008.

2010 40

Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

VanderLeest GLSEC 2008. "A A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. This is course is stated in the absence of any domain or context.

The Agile Cannon

Herding Cats

Alleman, "Product & Process Development Kaizen for Software Development, Project, and Program Management, LPPDE, Denver Colorado, April 2008. [5]

Agile 98

Behind The Scenes At PMCamp Barcelona

Girl's Guide to PM

Video diary: PMI Global Congress This video shows highlights from the 2008 PMI Global Congress in Denver. This article, Behind The Scenes At PMCamp Barcelona , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM.

2003 178

Decision Making in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Theory of Decision under Uncertainty, Itzhak Gilboa, July 2008. There's another rash of Twitter posters supporting the conjecture that decisions can be made about how to spend other people's money without estimating the impact and outcome of that decision. This is a core premise of #NoEstimates from the Original Poster. Here's a starting point to learn that simply not true . Decision Analysis for the Professional. Managerial Decision Making Under Risk and Uncertainty Ari Riabacke.

2008 56

How To Help Teams Make Group Decisions

Girl's Guide to PM

Snap decisions One Saturday in 2008 I made Monica Enand, CEO and Founder of Zapproved, get up extra early to demo her new software for me. This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. If you are a project manager, making tough calls and decisions is part of your everyday life.

2016 202

A Seriously Challenged Project

The Tao of Project Management

Disputes between the various parties, quality issues and changes in design plagued the project and between 2008 and 2009 it became clear that the project had some deep seated issues. 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 48

Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

Girl's Guide to PM

SmartDraw 2008: planning the garden SmartDraw is, according to the manufacturer, the world’s most popular business graphics software. This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane.

Budget 183

Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

Herding Cats

Ontological Uncertainty and Semantic Uncertainty in Global Network Organizations,” VTT Working Papers 102 , 2008. I-RaCM: A Fully Integrated Risk and Life Cycle Cost Model,” American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2008.

2018 60

How I managed to free myself from stress

Susanne Madsen

As my sabbatical came closer, the financial crisis of 2008 hit and I shortened my break to six weeks. ​Years ago my mind and my body were full of stress. I was running a large business-critical programme and I was petrified of failing.

Lessons from My Winding Path to Project Management


The worst was in 2008, when I was laid-off at the beginning of the Great Recession. When you query a group of second graders about what they want to be when they grow up, they’ll say an astronaut, doctor, firefighter, scientist or some other cool job.

2008 74

Cone of Uncertainty Bibliography

Herding Cats

Olagbemiro, Naval Postgraduate School Dissertation, December 2008. There seems to still be confusion about what the Cone of Uncertainty means for some in the #NoEstimates community.

2014 61

The Best Time Tracking Software of 2018

Paymo App

The company has been around since 2008 and started out initially as a time tracking and invoicing app. Published: February 2018. If you’re here, it means that you’re looking for time tracking software that you will use yourself or with your team.

2018 74

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Sjøberg1, and Magne Jørgensen, IEEE Software , Volume 25, Issues 3, May-June, 2008. Protecting Software Development Projects Against Underestimation,” Eduardo Miranda and Alain Abran, Project Management Journal , Volume 39, Issue 3, Pages 75-85, September, 2008. Riehle, September 2008, Naval Postgraduate School. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008. Ross, Journal of Cost Analysis and Parametrics , Volume 1, 2008 - Issue 2. “A 81, issue 12 (2008) pp.

Personal awareness for project managers

Ron Rosenhead

This blog was first published in 2008! Over the last 12 months I have had many conversations with project managers and personal awareness does not seem to be as high as it could be. I have therefore slightly amended the original blog below. I hope you find it useful. . .

2008 56

Clarifying Misconceptions of the Big Launch

Girl's Guide to PM

In 2008, the Democratic Party made the decision to move Obama’s speech at their convention in Denver from the Pepsi Center (capacity 18,007) to the larger outdoor venue of Invesco Field (capacity 76,125). Do you think that your project should have a ‘launch’ event?

2016 163

How to Improve Your Project Interpersonal Skills

Project Risk Coach

If you wish to be a great project manager, focus not only on your technical skills but seek to improve your project interpersonal skills. Extraordinary project managers know how to relate to others when things are going as planned as well as on days filled with undesirable events.

2005 56

Resources for Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Phase Distribution of Software Development Effort," Ye Yang, Mei He, Mingshu Li, Qing Wang, Barry Boehm, ESEM'08, October 9-10, 2008. Cone of Uncertainty describes the evolution of the amount of uncertainty during a project.

2007 60

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

12, 2008. Outling a Model Integration Risk Management and Agile Software Development,” Jaana Nyfjord and Mira Kajko-Mattsson, 34 th Euromicro Conference Software Engineering and Advanced Applications , 2008. Sallaberry, Sandia Report SAND2008-4379, 2008.

2003 82

An In-Depth Look at the Top 8 Modern Project Management Tools

Paymo App

Founded in Barcelona in 2008, Redbooth is now headquartered in California and supports the work of thousands of companies globally. Project management tools have come a long way in the last few years.

2017 86

The Two Styles of Project Leadership: Which One Are You?


My own leadership self-awareness has increased dramatically since 2008 when I started my coaching and leadership studies. Being a leader can be considered both a position of power and vulnerability. You are in both a role of influence and one with high visibility.

JP Morgan Chase & Co Project Manager Profile: Paul Rezaie

Project Management Hacks

Thanks to him, we were one of the few major banks to earn a during the 2008 recession. Paul Rezaie, PMP. Modern banks offer a wide variety of products and services: commercial banking, loans, credit cards, investment services and more. How do project managers contribute to banking success?

2005 52

Smarter Faster Better Book Review: 4 Lessons Learned

Project Management Hacks

Quote: “In 2008, the Elementary Initiative was launched. In March, I met Charles Duhigg at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto when he spoke about his new book, “ Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business.”

Build Awesome: RoR Devs Wanted


We didn’t really realize it at the time, but we built and launched the company using many of the concepts that Eric Ries later elegantly defined in his 2008 book The Lean Startup. Humble Beginnings.

2016 59

Little's Law - Use, Misuse, and Sometimes Simply Wrong Ideas

Herding Cats

Graves, MIT, in Building Intuition: Insights From Basic 81 Operations Management Models and Principles, 2008. Systems amenable to Little's Law looks like this. Inputs can be a discrete or continuous flow of work arriving for service in the System. The System is a general concept that defines the boundary for all the work activities that transform Inputs into Outputs. The Output is the same as the Input and can be referred to as Throughput. .

COTS – Commercial off the Shelf Lifecycle Model

Jez Lister

In 2008 I started putting together an outline COTS methodology. This article is one of a series covering COTS – Commercials off the Shelf Lifecycle model methodology, also know as package software.

2014 52

Deconstructing The Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Armour, Communications of the ACM , March 2008, Vol. The paper on the Cone of Uncertainty is used by many in the No Estimates community as an example of why estimates are of little use. Let's deconstruct the essence of the paper. In this paper, there is data that does not follow the Cone of Uncertainty, in that the uncertainty of the estimates does not reduce as the project proceeds. Then there is some analysis.

2007 43

Cone of Uncertainty - Part Cinq

Herding Cats

Agile 2008 Conference. [18] The notion of the Cone of Uncertainty has been around for awhile. Barry Boehm's work in “Software Engineering Economics”. Prentice-Hall, 1981. The poster below is from Steve McConnell's site and makes several things clear.

2005 65

Cone of Uncertainty - Part Trois

Herding Cats

Agile 2008 Conference. [18] The notion of the Cone of Uncertainty has been around for awhile. Barry Boehm's work in “Software Engineering Economics”. Prentice-Hall, 1981. The poster below is from Steve McConnell's site and makes several things clear.

2005 52