Project Management Software, Mind Mapping, Weak Ties and the Human Brain

Wrike

In turn, collaborative planning makes organizations more agile, productive and transparent. I have already mentioned that many-to-many structures employed in project management 2.0 software offer a better way to organize your projects. Here is an interesting angle on the same topic. Have you ever thought about how our mind organizes ideas? We do not organize all the information we know in one strict hierarchical tree, life is too diverse for that.

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Bridging the Three Gaps in Project Management

Wrike

Instead of being a complex, expensive and stiff tool designed for trained project managers, the new tool should be simple, agile and inexpensive and should be used by the whole company from top managers to employees. MLab Roundtable was a remarkable event. We discussed the ways to improve existing management practices and I had a chance to tell what inspired me to start working on the online project management software – Wrike.

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RACI Improved: Structuring Responsibilities with the Help of Project Management 2.0 Software

Wrike

technologies, allows teams to become more agile and react to changes going on inside and outside the organization at a faster pace. Project Management Agile project management emergent structures many-to-many planning project management Team ManagementIn one of my recent posts I wrote that using project management 2.0

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Can Adoption of Project Management 2.0 tools Guarantee Success of Your Projects?

Wrike

tools make teams more productive and make organizations agile and more competitive. Many analysts , including myself , say that project management 2.0 But does this mean that they prevent project failure? Probably not. There are several aspects of project work, including tools, processes and people. Project managers still ague which one is the most important. Experts say that individual and team motivation is the leading factor affecting the productivity of a project team.

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Social Project Management: Another Point of View

Wrike

These and other features of Social Project Management identified by Leisa Reichelt, can be observed in agile project management. Agile project management is a different way of managing projects in the software industry that helps to deliver projects faster and at a lower cost. Hundreds of people are already looking forward to this year’s Enterprise 2.0 conference. One of the most interesting sessions during this conference last year was one by Leisa Reichelt.

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Slide Deck and Paper from the UTD Project Management 2.0 Presentation

Wrike

By the way, as a true proponent of agile methods, I’ve already updated the slides and the paper after the conference, so expect new posts about traditional versus 2.0 on August 18. The audience was terrific. I was pleased to find out that many project managers who attended my presentation had previous experience in using wikis and other Project Management 2.0 tools in their work. We had an interesting 30-minute Q&A. Those of you who missed the fun can download the Project Management 2.0

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The Agile Cannon

Herding Cats

The paper Agile Base Patterns in the Agile Canon , Daniel R Greening, 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences is an important contribution to the discussion of agile at scale in organizations beyond 5 developers at the table with their customer. The Agile Cannon is composed of 5 elements. Operating with many actors, dysfunctions of others limits agility. Agile Conference 2009, IEEE. . [4] Agile

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What is Agile Project Management? (and how to implement it)

EasyProjects

What is Agile Project Management? . That is precisely what agile project management is – taste testing the stew at various points to ensure that it’s tasting the way it should. Agile Project Management Defined. Agile project management is an iterative or incremental approach to completing projects. Agile is flexible and adaptive, relying on constant feedback from stakeholders and teams in order to steer a project towards a desired goal. How to be Agile.

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Product-centric teams have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

Another highly publicized example is that of the financial company executives who were never jailed for poor decision making which led to the 2008 financial crisis. Agile agile project management project decision making Risk managementI’m midway through Nassim Taleb ‘s latest book, Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life.

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Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. In this domain today, Agile processes are the basis of engineering those systems. The last four are of course replicas of agile guidance. Here's a sampling of background on how agile software development processes are used in a domain where life is at stake. Agile for Aerospace Andrew Buter, Curt Stienstra, Steven H. VanderLeest GLSEC 2008. "A

DIPMF Review

Leading Answers

His presentation featured the 2017 PMI Thought Leadership Series publication “ Achieving Greater Agility ” and he highlighted the Agile Practice Guide that was released with the latest PMBOK® Guide. The financial slow down of 2008 -2009 saw its share of cancelled projects in Dubai. I gave a presentation entitled “Agile: Panacea or Hype?” that dealt with the alignment of agile approaches with other ideas such as Theory Of Constraints (TOC) and intrinsic motivation.

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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

What we’ve learnt over the years since the recession of 2008 is that there will, yet again, be a perceived skills shortlist in these rising sectors for project managers, yet there will some great talent in the marketplace getting overlooked.

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The Perfect Storm for The Project Economy

Leading Answers

Eric Ries documented his lean startup methodology in 2008 as a way for organizations to adapt and experiment with new ideas and perform market tests. Agile Project Management Events Leadership Remote Work Teams Warning SignsThe winds of change were strong before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Adapting plans and estimates to changing customer needs and maximizing value at an affordable cost are the planning imperative for agile projects - paraphrased from "Timeline, Getting and Keeping Control Over Your Project," Malotaux, Annual Pacific Northwest Software Conference , Portland, OR, 2008 in Project Management the Agile Way: Making it Work in the Enterprise , John Goodpasture.

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Assume a Spherical Cow

Leading Agile

The impression was reinforced strongly when I attempted to bridge the divide by participating in the academic tracks of agile and technical conferences in the 2007-2008 time frame. A report given at Agile 2007 on a study of Test-Driven Development, which I described in a blog post entitled “All evidence is anecdotal,” found that TDD can be useful for controlling cyclomatic complexity.

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The Value of Your Work has Echoes

Leading Agile

In 2008, Cage the Elephant included Cadillac Ranch in their video for “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked”. Agile Community Agile Management Agile Project Manager Project Management ValueI work with some really smart people. On a regular basis, they create and do things that challenge and inspire me. This morning I got up and read this post by Dave Nicolette. In it, Dave shares his thoughts on the relationship between Quality, Craft, and Value.

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Re-Defining Refining (Let’s make Backlog Refinement Meetings Engaging and Successful)

Scrum.org

Jochen (Joe) Krebs pioneered Agile Portfolio Management in 2008 and has been active in the agile community for almost two decades. He is the founder and organizer of the local agile user group in New York City since 2008, the host of the Agile FM podcast, a Certified Professional Scrum Trainer and founder of Incrementor. Scrum has grown up and what was formally casually called “Backlog Grooming” is now called “Backlog Refinement”.

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DIPMF Review

Leading Answers

His presentation featured the 2017 PMI Thought Leadership Series publication “ Achieving Greater Agility ” and he highlighted the Agile Practice Guide that was released with the latest PMBOK® Guide. The financial slow down of 2008 -2009 saw its share of cancelled projects in Dubai. I gave a presentation entitled “Agile: Panacea or Hype?” that dealt with the alignment of agile approaches with other ideas such as Theory Of Constraints (TOC) and intrinsic motivation.

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Project Management Census 2017

Arras People

This year’s Census is also roughly a decade since the start of the recession in 2008 – this year we will be able to provide a great insight into how the project management profession has fared over that time – and to see if working conditions in project management have bounced back or are we still feeling the effects of austerity. It’s that time of year again when we ask for your time to help us put together the latest Project Management Benchmark Report.

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What is Primavera P6? Uses, Features & Pricing

ProjectManager.com

In 2008, Primavera Systems was bought out by Oracle, who then developed the tool into the version that is used today. It can handle big to small projects, whether you’re working in a traditional methodology or within an agile framework.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Agile Project Management (#APM). Agile Software Development (#ASD). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Agile and Earned Value Management Bibliography of papers, books, and thesis (#Biblio). Establishing the Performance Measurement Baseline - Here are the 4 core processes for developing the performance measurements baseline PMI 5th College of Scheduling Conference , 2008. Agile Project Management. Agile Universe , 2002.

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Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

The IIL Blog

According to management guru Peter Drucker, there are only two sources for growth: marketing and innovation [Drucker, 2008]. The future will be flexible project management models such as those used in Agile and Scrum projects. We have learned from Agile and Scrum that flexible project management approaches are necessary for many projects. 2008). By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL. INTRODUCTION.

Summary of Capabilities Based Planning

Herding Cats

There have been some recent posts about managing scope, defining needed Features, determining how to release software to stakeholders - in both traditional and agile processes. This document is all but unknown in the Enterprise IT domain and completely unknown in the agile software development world. This missing document is a root cause of many failures in tradition and agile software development. Shaver, Justin Beck, RAND National Defense Institute, 2008.

A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Agile Project Management. Agile Software Development for Government Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS) , Boulder Agile Meetup, 27 July 2016. Integrating Agile Software Development with Earned Value Management , College of Performance Management, IPM Workshop, 2015. Product & Process Development Kaizen , LPPDE, Denver, Colorado, April 21-23, 2008. Integrating Agile with EVM , EVM World, 2013. A paradigm of Agile Project Management.

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The Project Management Benchmark Report 2016

Arras People

The numbers of practitioners under 34 years of age has consistently fallen since the 2008 recession. Agile approaches are very much in the news, though it too does not appear to be the ‘silver bullet’ which will guarantee project success. We launch the latest annual report on the UK and Global Programme and Project Management domain today. The report polled over 2,100 permanent and contract Programme and Project Management professionals during December 2015 and January 2016.

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Road Trippin’ Organizational Change: The Beginning

Project Management Essentials

This metric is attributed to Hammer and Champy’s 1993 classic, “Reengineering the Corporation” and is reinforced by a 2008 McKinsey survey of executives. In this article, I suggest that we use an agile-adaptive approach for our organizational change and transformation initiatives. We should set our goals: increased revenue, reduced costs, greater agility, etc. For this article we will assume our organization wants to become more Agile.

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Microsoft Project Alternatives for 2020

Binfire

Support Agile methods. Asana- Was established in 2008 by ex- Facebook employees. Support for Agile Method. ?. ?. ?. ?. Microsoft project has been around forever. It has been updated occasionally, but it is still an old-style project management tool.

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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. Is it perhaps a side effect of Agile? In this guest post from Christopher Worsley at CITI he looks at one of my favourite subjects, the PMO. For those of you who have worked in this field I’m sure you’ll recognise some of the scenarios that can lead to the demise of a PMO.

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. While some have publication dates that may seem old, the principles in these books are immutable, even for agile projects. Agile Estimating and Planning , Mike Cohn, Prentice Hall, 2006. Scaling Lean & Agle Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum , Craig Larman and Bas Voode, Addison Wesley, 2008.

Can you Become Agile, When Managing Projects the Top-Down Style?

Wrike

In the second quarter of 2008, the company achieved record profits, yet in November, executives laid off 675 workers and postponed the construction of a new $450 million plant. The most agile companies that are able to quickly shift resources and employees to meet changing demands find millions of dollars in savings and often emerge stronger. The meaning of “agility”. First of all, what does it mean to be “agile”?

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Stop Blaming Frameworks, Improve Adoptions

Scrum.org

I have yet to meet an Agile practitioner who would say that the original Scrum idea and perfection vision it provides isn’t good. There are a number of useful Agile approaches: Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, Nexus, Kanban, LeSS, Crystal Clear, Lean Startup, Management 3.0,

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Black Swans

Herding Cats

Here's a book review from 2008, about Black Swans and Fooled By Randomness in the context of managing software development in the presence of uncertainty. NoEstimates Agile Books Decision Making Governance Management Product Management Project ManagementOne 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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Black Swans

Herding Cats

Here's a book review from 2008, about Black Swans and Fooled By Randomness in the context of managing software development in the presence of uncertainty. NoEstimates Agile Books Decision Making Governance Management Product Management Project ManagementOne 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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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Review on Traditional and Agile Cost Estimation Success Factor in Software Development Project,” Zulkefli Mansor, Saadiah Yahya, Noor Habibah Hj Arshad, International Journal on New Computer Architectures and Their Applications (IJNCAA) 1(3): 942–952. Story Point Estimating,” Richard Carlson, ALEA, Agile and Lean Associates, 2013. The Business of Software Estimation Is Not Evil: Reconciling agile approaches and project estimates,” Phillip G. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008.

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Cost Modeling Agile Software Development,” Maarit Laanti and Petri Kettunen, International Transactions on Systems and Applications, Volume 1 Number 2, pp. 229 “How Should We Estimate Agile Software Development Projects and What Data Do We Need?” 11, November 2008. How is Effort Estimated in Agile Software Development Projects?,”

Behind The Scenes At PMCamp Barcelona

Girl's Guide to PM

You'll also like: Debunking Agile Agile is: Change friendly Iterative Collaborative Chunked delivery Communications focused Business focused Scope tolerant Quality focused (if you do it correctly!) 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.

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Real Options and Decision Making for ICT Projects

Herding Cats

This is the same paradigm of Agile software development where responding to change over following the plan is part of the original manifesto. 72, 2nd Quarter, 2008, pp. Olagbemiro, Dissertation, Naval Postgraduate School, December 2008. "A 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.

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4 Project Management Trends of 2020: What to Prepare for?

Epicflow Blog

The most popular PM methodologies are as follows: Agile (Scrum, Kanban). They use, for instance, so-called ‘Wagile’ (Waterfall + Agile), ‘Scrumban’ (Scrum + Kanban), or ‘Lean Six Sigma’ (Lean + Six Sigma) frameworks.

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Part II: A Simplified Approach to Determine IT Project Complexity

PM Times

Most companies now seek project managers who follow the PMO processes like Waterfall or Agile and many C-Level executives support the PMO process. 2008)”. For example, using an Agile process for an Infrastructure project is not a good fit. Written by: Conrad MacCue Abstract.

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Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

Risk Analysis – A Quantitative Guide , Third Edition, David Vose, John Wiley & Sons April 2008. Risk Analysis: A Quantitative Guide , David Vose, John Wiley & Sons 2008. Agile Risk Management and DSDM Pocketbook , Alan Moran, IARM. Agile Risk Management and Scrum , Alan Moran, Institute for Agile Risk Management, 2014.

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