Getting Ahead of the Competition: Learning Lessons from 2008

Arras People

The economic impact of Coronavirus in the UK (and around the world) has so far been huge, with some comparing the situation to the “Great Recession” of 2008. The post Getting Ahead of the Competition: Learning Lessons from 2008 appeared first on arraspeople.

2008 283

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

Wrike

Applying the RACI method provides maximum benefit when responsibilities are not clear, for example, when a project team is formed by members from several organizations, who report to different managers, have no imposed governance model and have a hard time achieving objectives on time. In one of my recent posts I wrote that using project management 2.0

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A Real-World Success Story: New Zealand Government Improves Project Delivery

Planview

Meeting the demands of ever-changing priorities within a government can lead to inconsistent processes, departments with limited visibility into what is being worked on, and no ability to monitor investments. New Zealand Government, like many other government agencies, was tasked with overcoming these obstacles to develop and manage project and investment portfolios to grow the economy to deliver greater prosperity, security, and opportunities for all citizens.

A Digital Service Canvas for Government and Enterprise

Scrum.org

The original is Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas , proposed in 2008. If there is to be a game-changer, it will have to come from the market, or from government, or both. For example, the UK Government’s Digital Service Standard has promoted digital services as an enabler for “Government as a Platform”. W]e will transform many existing Government transactions in this way”.

Slow your roll on outsourcing?

Knowledgeline

The main point of contention is that once the data leaves the US, the privacy privileges we enjoy go out the water and even claims the US Government might go out of its way to run surveillance on the data: "It seeks this declaration knowing that foreign nationals who reside overseas lack Fourth Amendment protections," says the firm's complaint for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief. "It

2008 40

A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Project Governance. Agile Software Development for Government Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS) , Boulder Agile Meetup, 27 July 2016. Product & Process Development Kaizen , LPPDE, Denver, Colorado, April 21-23, 2008. Five Easy Pieces: The Essentials of Managing Programmatic Risk , 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Project Management Symposium, Denver Colorado, April 2008. Governance. Program Governance Roadmap. Principles of Program Governance.

2008 45

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

12, 2008. Federal Government, in support of OMB Circular A-123.”. 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. NoEstimates Debunking Decision Making Estimating Governance Mathematics Principles Risk Systems Theory

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.

2002 32

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. It defines itself in terms of functions it should perform – offering audits and assessments to a series of governance groups that have neither the interest nor the mechanisms to deal with the findings, and who believe the problems have already been addressed or should have been addressed by the Project Director.

PMO 222

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.

2002 28

How has project management changed?

Girl's Guide to PM

At least, the 1950’s were when project management emerged as a discipline to help manufacturing, construction and government initiatives deliver more reliably and with greater repeatability. We aren’t managing projects now in the same way that people managed projects years ago.

2020 330

Cone of Uncertainty - Part Cinq

Herding Cats

Agile 2008 Conference. [18] NoEstimates Estimating Governance Management Planning Risk Root Cause AnalysisThe 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.

2017 33

The Project Management Benchmark Report 2016

Arras People

The numbers of practitioners under 34 years of age has consistently fallen since the 2008 recession. Contractors see Government legislation as biggest threat in to their livelihood as they move into 2016. 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. You probably saw a lot of that?

2016 226

Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014). Portfolio Governance and Oversight. In a recent webinar on the Disturbing Reality of Today’s PMOs we explored some of the most shocking statistics and reasons why Program Management Offices fail. As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy.

PMO 78

Cone of Uncertainty - Part Cinq (Updated)

Herding Cats

Agile 2008 Conference. [18] NoEstimates Estimating Governance Management Planning Risk Root Cause AnalysisThe 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.

2017 30

Cone of Uncertainty - Part Trois

Herding Cats

Agile 2008 Conference. [18] NoEstimates Estimating Governance Management Planning Risk Root Cause AnalysisThe 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.

2017 28

Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014). Portfolio Governance and Oversight. In a recent webinar we explored some of the most shocking statistics and reasons why Program Management Offices fail. As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy.

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When projects go wrong and it's the worst possible moment

Susanne Madsen

At the time of opening in March 2008, only 85% of project deliverables had been completed. Utzon protested but for political reasons the government was pushing for the construction to start. The government had started to withhold payments as it felt costs were spiralling out of control. ​A project is a unique undertaking that’s full of risk and uncertainty, because it has never been done before in that exact way.

2018 74

Are Remote Workers the Future of Green Business?

Teamweek

The Clean Air Act Amendment of 1990 required state governments to reduce air pollution. Over the next ten years, government involvement grew even stronger. A 2008 Sun Microsystems study found that energy consumption in home offices was half that of traditional offices.

2020 56

Review Introduction to Blockchain Technology

Henny Portman

Satoshi is the pseudonym of the person or people who developed the bitcoin white paper (2008) and implemented the first blockchain database including the bitcoin. A consensus algorithm is a code that governs how a blockchain operates.

2020 64

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

Epicflow Blog

Moreover, we’re subsidized by the Dutch government to research artificial intelligence in project management. It can’t be called a 2020 trend either as it has existed since 2008, but still, it affects all spheres of business and project management in particular.

2020 81

The Project Communication Plan

MPUG

Best Practices : It’s better to send information to too many people than too few, suggests Ron Taylor, founder of the Ron Taylor Group and PMI’s 2008 Leader of the Year. For small projects, communication can be quite simple.

2021 65

How to Create a Stellar Independent PM CV That Gets Clients

Girl's Guide to PM

Times changed after the 2008 crisis and the ensuing recession. After I came to this realisation and paid long-overdue attention to my resumé, I had the honour of working with multiple Fortune 500 companies and well-paying government institutions. This is a guest article from Sidar OK, an executive coach who supports employees wishing to increase their income by becoming an independent consultant. Introduction. Sidar OK.

2019 210

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

What the Data Say About IT project Risk in the Public Sector,” Alexander Budzier and Bent Flyvbjerg, in Commonwealth Governance Handbook, 2012/2013: Democracy, development, and Public Administration, Commonwealth Secretariat, December 2012. 11, November 2008. Software Development Projects in Government Performance, Practices and Predictions,” International Software Benching Marking Standards Group, January 2004. “A 245, 2008. 10, 2008. “A

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.

Lean Change Management – 4 Years Later

Agile Coach

That’s the reader’s digest of my life from 2008 to 2014. IE: if you make change about governance and process, that influences your change to follow that same path and it’s unlikely anything meaningful will come out of the change). A friend of mine asked me on twitter what my 3 main things I’ve learned teaching my Lean Change Agent workshops and what the main takeaways from attendees were.

Lean 60

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

79, 2008. “`,” Stephen Ward and Chris Chapman , International Journal of Project Management , 21, pp. 3, 2008. ius, KSI Transactions on Knowledge Society, Volume 1, Number 3, 2008. State of Software Risk Management Practice,” Mira Kajko-Mattsson and Jaana Nyfjord, IAENG International Journal of Computer Science , 20 November 2008. “A 11 November 2008. Risk Management is essential for development and production programs.

Risk 35

Cone of Uncertainty Bibliography

Herding Cats

I work in a domain where the CoU is baked into the Integrated Program Performance Management (IPPM) processes flowed down from the buyer, in this case, the Federal Government. 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.

2017 32

A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

79, 2008. “`,” Stephen Ward and Chris Chapman , International Journal of Project Management , 21, pp. 3, 2008. ius, KSI Transactions on Knowledge Society, Volume 1, Number 3, 2008. State of Software Risk Management Practice,” Mira Kajko-Mattsson and Jaana Nyfjord, IAENG International Journal of Computer Science , 20 November 2008. “A 11 November 2008.

Risk 33

Without a Root Cause Analysis, No Corrective or Preventive Action is Credible - Part 1

Herding Cats

June Verner, Jennifer Sampson, and Narciso Cerpa, Second International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, 2008. “A SCRAM: A Method for Assessing Risk of Schedule Compliance,” Adrian Pitman, Angela Tuffley, and Betsy Clark, DMO General Manager Systems, Australian Government, ASWEC 2013. Australian Government, Department of Defence, Defence Material Organization, Version 2.0

2014 39

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. The Application of Design Structure Matrix in Project Schedule Management,” 2010 International Conference on E-Business and E-Government , pp.

2007 32

COTS – Commercial off the Shelf Lifecycle Model

Jez Lister

Since then I have implemented numerous COTS Commercial off the Shelf packages in sectors such as central government, local government, law, housing and higher education. In 2008 I started putting together an outline COTS methodology. COTS Governance – I hope by the time the reader gets to this section they will have understood that stakeholder management, setting expectations and allocation of the right people is essential to the success of the project.

2014 40

100+ Tech Conferences and Events to Attend in Europe 2020

Teamweek

In their words: Since its start-up in Oslo 2008, the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) quickly became one of Europe`s largest conferences for.NET & Agile development. They matter in society and governance. Europe in 2020 promises to be a rich landscape for conferences.

2020 52

Why Johnny Can't Do The Math

Herding Cats

The 2008 mortgage crisis for example (although many did an made lots of money), the government didn't. An important outcome of Macroeconomics is establishing the appropriate interest rates in an economy, where the government sets a base rate and banks work from there.