Clarizen as an alternative to MS Project

Clarizen

We need to make them a part of the process and provide the tools that helps them understand the cause and effect of things. Work Management reflects the complexity that comes with modern business processes and is part of the new reality. People need a solution that will solve the whole gamut of activities that they need to plan, execute and monitor, including project management, time tracking, change management, risk management and others.

2010 60

Is risk management really that effective?

Ron Rosenhead

I explored the need for a systematic risk process for projects. I discussed the need for a systematic approach to risk management and I am assured this happens. Risk is not seen as a key process. Are we really managing risks or playing at it?

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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. .

2003 49

Tips and Tricks for Smart Project Planning

Wrike

Involve your team in the planning process. Even with more traditional waterfall projects, opportunities to break down deliverables into stages can provide iterative benefits to the stakeholders and reduce overall project delivery risk.

2010 36

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. 255, April 2010.

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Estimating the Risk

Herding Cats

Risk is everywhere on projects. This risk comes from two types of uncertainty. Aleatory uncertainty, which is the naturally occurring yields variances in the underlying processes. Epistemic uncertainty comes from probabilistic processes that can be addressed with handling responses. The idea of risk and its management and handling is a critical success factor for all software development. Without these estimates, there is no risk management.

Observations from Computerworld's Premier 100 Conference

Knowledgeline

This is not to say they want failure on major projects, 'cheap' meaning that it be low in both cost and risk. Kind of interesting to think about using that not only for your existing folks, but also during the interview process of potential candidates. It was quite a wake up call to attend a conference outside of legal and I was certainly woken up on several occasions at the Premier 100 conference put on by Computerworld Magazine.

2010 43

No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kiron Bondale

If only we had the confidence of Dilbert in Scott Adams’ 2010 cartoon below to stick to what we know is right! Tagged: communications , improving project management , Process compliance stupidity , Project scheduling , Risk management , Stakeholder analysis , Valuable projects.

What Is Risk?

Herding Cats

Risk is the effect of uncertainty of objectives. In the context of risk management, uncertainty exists whenever the knowledge or understanding of an event, consequence, or likelihood is inadequate or incomplete ? ISO 31000:2009, ISO 17666:2016 and ISO 11231:2010 Risk is Uncertainty that Matters. Risk can be the potential consequence of a specific outcome that affects the system's ability to meet cost, schedule, and/or technical objectives. IT Risk Management.

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. Now To Risk Management. Risk is the effect of uncertainty of objectives.

2007 42

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. Tagged: agile project management , improving project management , Process compliance stupidity.

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management. Managment Processes. Making the Impossible Possible: Applying Heliotropic Abundance for creating Program and Project Management Processes. Risk Management. Handling Risk on High Technology Programs.

2003 59

The 7 Habits of Successful Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

Following the Project Process. Let’s not get into which project process. Once you’ve done that, you’ll follow that process – adapting it, of course, as necessary. So, get into the habit of thinking in terms of risk. Constantly working their risk register.

2018 425

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

This quote demonstrates a lack of understanding of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty and the processes and events that create uncertainty. There is naturally occurring variability from uncontrolled processes. Aleatory uncertainty is expressed as a process variability.

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management Briefings and Presentations. Management Processes (#MP). Risk Management (#RM). Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management. Management Processes. Risk Management . What is Risk?

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Zombie Projects and How to Kill Them

Girl's Guide to PM

Zombie PM is a term I came up with in 2010 when I put together a project management alphabet. ” Derek took an Agile approach, scheduling a daily 15 minute standing meeting to communicate status and deal with issues and risks.

2019 195

What Is Cloud Storage, and How Are Innovative Companies Using It?

ProjectManager.com

Some of the disadvantages include the risk to security and the potential of unauthorized access to data. The service simplifies the process to make case preparation often take half the time it would on paper. Everybody’s head is in the cloud nowadays.

Why Johnny Can't Do The Math

Herding Cats

In software development, those managing the project have some understanding the market forces (from their marketing departments), the technology (from their engineering department), and how to manage in the presence of Aleatory and Epistemic risk (the managers running a successful firm).

Free Templates to Get You Started Managing Projects with Sharepoint and Office 365

Brad Egeland

How much process do we need? BrightWork provides two free project management templates for Office 365 and SharePoint 2016, 2013, or 2010 , for a quick and easy way to get started managing projects with SharePoint. One platform that I love for project management is Microsoft SharePoint.

2016 141

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. Innovation management , in its purest form, is a combination of the management of innovation processes and change management. It refers to products, services, business processes, and accompanying transformational needs, whereby the organization must change the way they conduct their business. 2010). By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

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.

2007 43

Conducting Project Management Interviews

Arras People

Expect answers which include mention of; situation analysis; success criteria; stakeholder and sponsor management; change management; re-establishing baselines; risk management; communications and relationship management; conflict management; negotiation and influence.

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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. The processes is an engineering discipline.

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Cone of Uncertainty - Revisited

Herding Cats

One chapter on the Principles of Risk Management and the second chapter on the Practices of Risk Management. Since reducible and irreducible uncertainties create risk, those uncertainties need to be reduced as the project proceeds for the probability of project success to increase.

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

Monte Carlo Schedule Risk Analysis,” Intaver Institute, Inc. Alexander, “Estimation of the New Agile XP Process Model for Medium-Scale Projects Using Industrial Case Studies,” M. 15, The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, 2010. December 2010. 58, 2010.

Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

Software Sizing, Estimation, and Risk Management: When Performance is Measured Performance Improves , Daniel Galaorath and Michael Evans , Auerbach, 2006. Estimating Software-Intensive Systems: Projects, Products, and Processes , Richard Stutzke, Addison-Wesley, 2005. Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite, and Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum , Craig Larman and Bas Vodde, Addison Wesley, 2010. IT Risk Management.

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. IT Risk Management.

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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. Also, it’s imperative for good project management to have all its team members be well-informed of each step of the process. They say it’s never too late.

Decision Analysis - Ordinal and Cardinal Measures

Herding Cats

This method is the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). 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.

Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

Having a knowledge transfer process in place boosts the chance of project success by over 20%. [6]. 64% of organizations say they frequently conduct risk management. [6]. Most Popular Agile Tools and Processes: Scrum – 43%. Managing small, low-risk projects.

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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.

2019 78

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. Johnson, STC 2010. 3, 2010.

Managing in Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The uncertainty is always there, it doesn't go away with specific actions in specific domains, or with the use of any tools, processes, or practices. The paradigm of using past performance to update the estimates and risks to the project fits into a paradigm of the Cone of Uncertainty.

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

We have gone an extra mile to illustrate various real life use cases and examples where waterfall is implemented, and how one can use nTask to further simplify that process – so on and so forth. It follows a sequential, linear process which is why it is often described as a “linear-sequential life cycle model”. Royce, often but mistakenly called the “father of Waterfall”, is accredited with the first formal description of the process in an article he wrote in 1970.

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. The business as usual, but with some technical processes get a bit wider.

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The Agile Squad: The Organizational Model of the Future?

Runrun.it

As the name implies, they are derived from agile methodology, which puts an organizational premium and focus on individuals and actions, commitment to finishing tasks, customer collaboration, and a fluid and dynamic process (also called a “sprint”) of finishing tasks and projects.

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Why Today’s Leaders are Seeking Executive Coaching

Appfluence

Here they characterized the executive coaching terrain as a frontier that was “chaotic, largely unexplored, and fraught with risk, yet immensely promising.” In an article for Quartz , Oliver Staley claims that this increase in age, is likely due to the Dodd-Frank act of 2010.