Assuming Equality

Guerrilla Project Management

Without self confidence, it does not matter how well we know our project management processes, as we may not have the courage to make the tough calls, Leadership MindsetIf there is one thing I learned from leading complex projects, over the last few years, it is that self confidence remains the foundation of successful project leadership.

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The Case of the Missing Project Sponsor

Guerrilla Project Management

Unfortunately, there are still many organizations that don’t have a decent project governance process for project selection and approval. A project should never be approved without an official sponsor, who is willing to lobby and fight for it. As project managers, we get too excited about new projects that we sometimes start work without a. Tools & Techniques

2009 40

“Win a Book!” Series: the Collaboration Economy (Review of “Wikinomics”)


The main goal of “Wikinomics” is to draw your attention to the processes that take place and trends that emerge in the present economy. Update : The book went to Laura, who commented on this post on Thursday, October 22, 2009. ” series with it.

2009 36

The Long Tail of Project Management


These projects and thousands of other megaprojects rolled out today also imply astronomic risks and therefore require the use of a complex project management methodology with the right processes in place and management by experienced, certified PMPs.

2009 36

Project Management 2.0: New Definition


This, in turn, brings me to the idea of a balanced project triangle : “people- processes-tools.” Project Management 2.0

2009 36

Why Project Management 2.0 Is a Different Ball Game


stimulates collaboration and catalyzes the change in processes. that I attended in October, I met many project management practitioners. Some of them asked me about my views on Project Management 2.0. One of the questions was “How is Project Management 2.0

2009 36

What Project Management 2.0 IS and What it IS NOT (Part 2)


Each project involves the three basic elements: people, processes and tools. A project will be a success when you choose the right people for the job, equip them with the right tools and make sure the processes support the team’s productivity.

2009 36

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. IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ACQUISITION PROCESS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS.

Work Performance Data, Work Performance Information, and Work Performance Reports

Deep Fried Brain

In 2009, I did a series of posts on Work Performance Information, Work Performance Measurements and Performance Reports, highlighting how the PMBOK® Guide, Fourth Edition was utterly confusing. Commonly Confused Concepts Executing Monitoring and Controlling PMBOK Process Groups Study Notes

2014 38

The Must-Read Reading List for Project Communication and Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

Here’s my Must-Read Reading List for some great pointers on the skills, process and experience of engaging people and working together, whether your job is to lead or to follow. Susan Stamm: Superstar Press, 2009. Scott Berkun: O’Reilly Media, 2009.

2018 312

Ace the PMP Exam [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

Ace the PMP Exam is designed to help you learn the contents in an order that makes most sense so it covers process outputs, for example, before inputs and tools so you understand what you are trying to achieve before you learn how to do it. Jack Risos obtained his PMP certificate in 2009.

2018 297

What You Need to Know About PRINCE2 2017

Arras People

The last change, in 2009, had quite a big overhaul, but what about this one? According to Axelos , the guidance has been updated – the principles, themes and processes remain the same – to concentrate on the application of PRINCE2 and how best to tailor it.

2017 236

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. The primary document produced from the Capabilities Based Planning process is the Concept of Operations.

The Winding Road to PgMP Certification

ProProject Manager

I downloaded the PgMP certification handbook and referenced it throughout the entire process. Step 2 – I went through the audit process for my application. Paying the certification fee, I moved on in the process.

Where Are All the Project Management Vacancies?

Arras People

We see examples of this all the time, even for roles where recruitment companies are involved or where there is a solid HR recruitment process that must be adhered to! In these cases you need to turn the normal process on its head and select somebody you trust to represent you.

2016 292

A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Managment Processes. Making the Impossible Possible: Applying Heliotropic Abundance for creating Program and Project Management Processes. Deliverables Based Planning: Providing Actional Information to the Program Manager , 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Project Management Symposium, 2009.

2003 59

Project Management Lessons from Mavenlink CEO Ray Grainger


In the aerospace and defense industries, that may mean learning the manufacturing process and how it will be impacted by technology projects. You can apply similar processes—product management and design—to a different field. In January 2009, we started to develop the product.

2017 107

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

Probabilistic Risk Analysis: Foundations and Methods , Tim Bedford and Roger Cooke, Cambridge University Press, 2009. Strategic Project Risk Appraisal and Management , Elaine Harris, Gower, 2009. Failure of Risk Management: Why It’s Broken and How to Fix It, Douglas Hubbard, 2009.

2003 49

Simply the Best

The Lazy Project Manager

Now as part of this process you can get such speaking bookings typically in two ways. This event required would-be speakers to submit a paper and once this was done that paper would be reviewed by 3 ‘peers’ in a blind review process.

2016 195

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

Alexander, “Estimation of the New Agile XP Process Model for Medium-Scale Projects Using Industrial Case Studies,” M. An Empirical Evaluation of Simplified Function Point Measurements Processes,” Luigi Lavazza and Geng Liu, International Journal on Advances in Software, Vol. 97, 2009.

Acting Like an Adult in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Decision-making is the process of choosing among alternatives. For high-consequence decisions with potential outcomes that can have a large impact on valued things, the decision-making process should involve consideration of uncertainties about the outcomes. [1].

2016 71

PMI Are some more equal than others?

The Lazy Project Manager

So for Peter ‘The Lazy Project Manager’ Taylor to be selected as previously covered (Amsterdam 2009, Milan 2010, Washington 2010, Dallas 2011) means 1 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 which gives us an 81 to 1 probability, I am quite liking those odds, put me down for ten pounds, it is a reasonable gamble.

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Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!


Several good books have been written on Kanban and its application to various business processes, especially to Scrum, since David Anderson published his original Kanban “blue book”. If you want to improve or create the flow in your product development process start with this book!

Lean 96

6 major factors affecting resource capacity planning in 2019

Resource Guru

Any disruption to that process will necessarily affect the latter because the workflow has changed. Agile can help ensure company-wide process and methodological alignment.

2019 90

How to Fire Someone Without Feeling Horrible About It


It can also backfire later: according to a 2009 study , terminated employees who sue their former employer usually base their decision on how they were treated during the firing. Use them and you’ll find that the process, while never easy, helps you sleep better at night.

2019 52

What's Missing from the Agile Software Development Paradigm

Herding Cats

The elements include all hardware, software, equipment, facilities, personnel, processes, and procedures needed for this purpose; that is, all things required to produce system-level results. 81-100, 2009. [4] Tiako, Information Science Reference, 2009. .

Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

Estimating Software-Intensive Systems: Projects, Products, and Processes , Richard Stutzke, Addison-Wesley, 2005. How Many Licks: or how to estimate damn near anything , Aaron Santos, Running Press, 2009. Herding Cats: The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process. The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex.

Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

Online PM Courses

In 2009 Ken Schwaber left Scrum Alliance to build his own Agile certification, PSM (Professional Scrum Master), at This is supported by an APMG accreditation and certification process. Their Agile Scrum Foundation exam focuses on the concepts, roles and processes of Scrum.

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

Herding Cats

Root Cause is the fundamental initiating cause on a causal chain leading to a failure of a process which results in a recurrence of the problem. Root Cause Analysis is a systematic documented approach to arrive at the true Root Cause of the process problem. 1, 2009.

2014 51

ITIL for Project Managers – Should you?

Online PM Courses

And, whether you are an IT Project Manager or not, you may find yourself delivering IT in the form of hardware, infrastructure, software, or service processes as a part of your projects. It consolidated the library into nine logical ‘sets’ that grouped related processes.

2018 98

Reading List for the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The program management processes should seek to reduce uncertainty in the variable of the project. If there is no process in place to reduce these variables, the probability of project success is reduced.

2012 54

The Agile Cannon

Herding Cats

Agile Conference 2009, IEEE. . [4] Alleman, "Product & Process Development Kaizen for Software Development, Project, and Program Management, LPPDE, Denver Colorado, April 2008. [5]

2016 65

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. 5887, 2009. Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. 532, August 2009. 28, 2009.

Risk 45

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Management Processes (#MP). While many of the presentations have similar titles, the content is focused on a specific set of processes and practices, while the principles are the same, since they are Immutable. . Management Processes. Dallas MPUG , May 6th, 2009.

2019 45

A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. 5887, 2009. Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. 532, August 2009. 28, 2009.

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Resources for Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The planned uncertainty not only needs to decrease over time passing, but this reduction diminishes any impacts of risk on the decision-making processes. Magne Jorgensen and Barry Boehm, IEEE Software, March-April, 2009.

2007 42

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. Contributing factors as reported in the press were: underestimating the complexity of the project; lack of contractor oversight; lack of quality controls; and failure to establish appropriate controls and management processes to ensure the project was properly organized.

2015 33

Becoming An Effective Leader In Government & Beyond: An Interview With Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop

Project Management Hacks

He is a 2015 Presidential Leadership Scholar, has won the 2010 GovTech Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers Award, as well as the 2007 and 2009 Federal 100 Award. Have you ever considered the public sector and government for your next career move?

Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

Herding Cats

Take for example the deployment of an ERP system, the installation, and startup of a process control system, the release of a suite of embedded software controllers for a car, aircraft, petrochemical plant. ISO 31000:2009, ISO 17666:2016, and ISO 11231:2010 Risk is Uncertainty that Matters.

2007 42

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

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. . Here's some materials that provide the tools and processes needed to learn how to estimate. Group Processes in Software Effort Estimation,” Kjetil Moløkken-østvold and Magne Jørgensen, Empirical Software Engineering, 9, 315–334, 2004. 400-407, 2009. Ross Publishing, August 2009.