Lessons in agility from wine tasting…

Kiron Bondale

After enjoying a glass of their 2010 Reserve Meritage I came to the conclusion that wine tasting and agile have more in common than you might think. Similarly a coach can help steer a team past anti-patterns so that they have a chance to appreciate what agility truly is.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Risk issues that can be identified early in the program, which will potentially impact the program later, termed Known Unknowns and can be alleviated with good risk management. Risk Management Papers. “A

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Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

In a recent exchange in social media, it was clear the notion of risk and the sources of risk, the consequences or risks and managing in the presence of risk was in very unclear, when it was conjectured , we can simply slice the work into small bits and REDUCE risk. .

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to manage the risk encountered on software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Let's start with a critical understanding of the purpose of managing risk on software development projects. 24, 2010. “A

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Tips and Tricks for Smart Project Planning

Wrike

Iterative planning is an approach borrowed from agile project management. The agile approach consists of many rapid, iterative planning and development cycles, allowing a project team to constantly evaluate the evolving product and obtain immediate feedback from customers or stakeholders.

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4 Awesome Teamwork Examples for Agile Teams

nTask

Professionals do not come with a manual so how should Agile teams work in collaboration? What may seem like a completely different ballgame, if studied closely, just may be able to teach Agile teams a thing or two. Example #2: Broderick Brown – Oklahoma State Football Game 2010.

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Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

Herding Cats

By the way, the pure conjecture that agile enables late changing requirements to not have a significant impact on the cost and schedule of the development project is completely lacking any testable evidence outside of personal anecdotes of agile advocates. Now To Risk Management.

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Let’s Rewrite the PMBOK

Leading Answers

Meanwhile, we would like people with knowledge of the full value delivery spectrum (waterfall, hybrid, agile, lean, etc.) Longtime readers may recall my 2010 post Raise A Little Hell when the PMBOK v5 Update was being commissioned. Phew, the wait is over!

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management Briefings and Presentations. Agile Project Management (#APM). Risk Management (#RM). Agile Software Development (#ASD). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Agile Project Management.

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management. Applying Deliverables Based Planning ® To Increase Our Probability of Success , PMI Fort Worth, Chapter Meeting, 15 July 2010. Agile Project Management. Integrating Agile with EVM , EVM World, 2013.

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Back to Basics: What is Microsoft Project?

MPUG

Agile methodology). Project Online Essentials : Designed for team members, Essentials allows for task updates, issue and risk updates, timesheet submission, and online collaboration with Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Project 2010. Features Introduced in Microsoft Project 2010.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The risk is created when we have not accounted for this natural variances in our management plan for the project. Dealing with Aleatory (irreducible) uncertainty and the resulting risk requires we have margin. An aleatory risk is expressed as a relation to a value. April, 2010.

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The 5 Best Free Smartsheet Alternatives of 2019

nTask

Introduced in 2006, with a major redesign in 2010, the platform serves as a single systematic and flexible solution for all the task management needs of a team. Issues and risks management. Issues and Risks management to tackle their occurrence likelihood.

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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.

Cone of Uncertainty - Part Cinq

Herding Cats

Aleatory and Epistemic uncertainties, which create the risk to the success of the project. Other uncertainties that create risk include: Unrealistic performance expectation with missing Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance. This is the basis of a risk tolerant plan.

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Cone of Uncertainty - Revisited

Herding Cats

We're writing two chapters in an upcoming Project Management Book, with a working title, The Gower Handbook of Project Performance for Agile, Waterfall and Everything in Between , edited by Mark Phillips.

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

The IIL Blog

Innovation requires: An acceptance of significant risk, more so than in traditional project management. The situation gets even worse when companies try to use traditional project management for business processes such as business model innovation, where you have the greatest degree of risk and uncertainty, where traditional risk management planning will not work, and where a great deal of flexibility is needed for decision making. 2010). By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

Cone of Uncertainty - Part Trois

Herding Cats

Aleatory and Epistemic uncertainties, which create the risk to the success of the project. Other uncertainties that create risk include: Unrealistic performance expectation with missing Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance. This is the basis of a risk tolerant plan.

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Cone of Uncertainty - Part Cinq (Updated)

Herding Cats

Aleatory and Epistemic uncertainties, which create the risk to the success of the project. Other uncertainties that create risk include: Unrealistic performance expectation with missing Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance. Agile 2008 Conference. [18]

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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. Software Sizing, Estimation, and Risk Management: When Performance is Measured Performance Improves , Daniel Galaorath and Michael Evans , Auerbach, 2006. IT Risk Management.

Reading List for the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Little [8] makes the claim that agile methods don't follow the Cone - that is the uncertainty doesn't reduce as the project proceeds. IT Risk Management. The Cone of Uncertainty is a useful approach to defining the expected range of uncertainty at specific stages in a project.

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Decision Analysis - Ordinal and Cardinal Measures

Herding Cats

In our agile software development world, AHP is rarely found. Using this method, the performance, cost, time, and risks of alternatives can be articulated as ratios that can then be compared with one another. The risks related to performance, cost, and time must also be considered.

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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. Andreou, 3rd Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Software Engineering Workshop , 7 October, 2010, Larnaca, Cyprus. Johnson, STC 2010.

Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

Agile Project Management. 64% of organizations say they frequently conduct risk management. [6]. 19% say Agile techniques. Agile Project Management. 38% of organizations report using agile frequently. [6]. Most Popular Agile Tools and Processes: Scrum – 43%.

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10 Project Management Hacks Every Project Manager Should Know

The Squad Report

A KPMG survey of 100 businesses reported 70% of organizations faced at least one project failure in the year 2010 alone. Same can be done for work plan templates, risk templates, and budget templates. They say it’s never too late.

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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. Remember Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects - Tim Lister. IT Risk Management.

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How to Use nTask for Waterfall Project Management – A Practical Guide for First Timers

nTask

Dr. Royce was attempting to explain how in his experience the Waterfall Model comes attached with risks of failure. . This might also require that the team understands the client’s business model and analyze potential risks involved with the project. Ability to take risks. Supporting high risk projects. 22 Best Free Project Management Tools for Agile Teams in 2019. We did an extensive analysis of various factors that influence waterfall project management.

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Monte Carlo Simulation

Herding Cats

Monte Carlo simulation on projects examines all paths through the network of activities or all possible states of the project for the duration, cost, and risk that create impacts on duration and cost. Monte Carlo and Agile Development . My favorite is Agile Monte Carlo.

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FedEx Project Manager Profile: Leigh Espy

Project Management Hacks

I led an effort to develop a risk-based software development process. My team has adopted the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in the last two years. I realize that Agile is not the right fit for every project, but I’ve enjoyed adding a new approach to my skillset.

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