Clarizen as an alternative to MS Project

Clarizen

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. One of the things we asked ourselves when we founded Clarizen is why was MS Project so popular and so commonly used? The answer is simple; it’s available, affordable, and includes a very necessary set of Project Management features.

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The risks of road rage on your project

Guerrilla Project Management

As Project Managers, we have to remember that our number one priority is to create an environment where our team members can do their great work and feel safe to speak up and express their ideas, no matter how silly or contrarian others might find them. We all know that bullying and intimidation take place. Leadership

2010 40
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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. People have described risk management as weak, not owned by the project sponsor or project board and generally not good enough. Are we really managing risks or playing at it? I asked myself has the management of risks become more effective.

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Tips and Tricks for Smart Project Planning

Wrike

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. Move tasks that involve risks closer to the start of your project. All projects have activities with potential risks that can lead to problems or delays. , I promised to share some tips and tricks that can help you make your project planning more efficient.

2010 39

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. 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. When you're in the same room with companies that have an IT budget that exceeds (gulp) 1 billion dollars, I knew I wasn't in Kansas anymore.

2010 43

When Rules of Thumb Can Be as Effective

Wrike

To mitigate this risk, you might want to put such tasks with unreliable estimates sooner, rather than later, in your schedule, or at least allocate sometime early in the project schedule to elaborate on blurry estimates (prototype, research, detail). This will help you to adjust your estimates for the project and proactively manage the risks. Another valuable heuristic is to analyze the scope of the work and come up with the minimal project scope that’s most important.

2010 28

Estimating the Risk

Herding Cats

Risk is everywhere on projects. This risk comes from two types of uncertainty. The idea of risk and its management and handling is a critical success factor for all software development. One of the most rigorous theorems of economics [1] proves that the existing means of production yields greater economic performance only through greater uncertainty that is, through greater risk. Without these estimates, there is no risk management. NoEstimates Risk

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. Effective Risk Management 2 nd Edition , Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. Risk Management is Project Management for Adults - Tim Lister. Risk Management Papers. “A Risk a Feelings,” George F. 255, April 2010.

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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. . First, the only risk that can be reduced is the risk created by Epistemic Uncertainty. Making things small does not reduce the risk it may make the uncertainty smaller.

2003 38

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.

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. Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Effective Risk Management 2nd Edition, Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. Risk a Feelings,” George F. 255, April 2010. 1, 2010.

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of John Owen’s showcase session, Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. I’m going to talk about schedule risk analysis. This is the contingency for risk.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of John Owen’s showcase session, Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. I’m going to talk about schedule risk analysis. This is the contingency for risk.

Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

Herding Cats

Research clearly shows the root causes of most software projects cost and schedule overruns and technical shortfalls comes from poor risk management. Most post-mortems of these software disaster projects have shown that their problems would have been avoided or strongly reduced if there had been an explicit early concern with identifying and resolving their high-risk elements. Now To Risk Management. Risk is the effect of uncertainty of objectives.

2007 32

PMI-RMP: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR 2021

Project Risk Coach

The PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® is one of the eight PMI certifications. The PMI-RMP Exam Content Outline (2012) specifies the domains, knowledge, and skills needed by a Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®.

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Let’s Rewrite the PMBOK

Leading Answers

Longtime readers may recall my 2010 post Raise A Little Hell when the PMBOK v5 Update was being commissioned. Agile Project Management Books Certification Events Leadership Lean NoProjects Personal Agility Planning PMI-ACP Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams WeblogsPhew, the wait is over! I have been wanting to talk about this for what seems like ages and now the official announcement is out! If

2010 69

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. It’s unfortunately an all too familiar scenario.

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. Risk Management. Five Easy Pieces: The Essentials of Managing Programmatic Risk , 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Project Management Symposium, Denver Colorado, April 2008. Managing in the Presence of Uncertainty and Resulting Risk. Handling Risk on High Technology Programs.

2003 45

Back to Basics: What is Microsoft Project?

MPUG

Project Online Essentials : Designed for team members, Essentials allows for task updates, issue and risk updates, timesheet submission, and online collaboration with Microsoft Teams. Allows team members to access timesheets, manage tasks, add issues and risks, and collaborate from anywhere. Microsoft Project 2010. Microsoft Project Standard 2010: A single-user edition of the software. This is a century longer than Project 2010’s limits.

2010 80

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. Epistemic uncertainty can also occur when there is a subjective evaluation of the system - a risk from a rare event or an event with little or no empirical data. One starting point is the value at risk.

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management Briefings and Presentations. Risk Management (#RM). Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management. Managing projects in the presence of uncertainty means making decisions about cost, schedule, and technical performance all risk-adjusted , from the uncertainties that create risk. But in fact, risk management is part of the other 4 principles as well. Risk Management .

2003 37

Have you tried Gantter?

Girl's Guide to PM

Gantter was launched in 2010 and now has 3+ million users across the globe. While Gantter was initially created to meet the standard planning and scheduling needs of project managers, it has evolved into a comprehensive management tool that some of today’s leading companies use for advanced planning, pull planning, data visualization & reporting, risk management, baselining, and more. Not knowing every possible risk and resource for your project.

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I may be a “Crazy Fool” but I consider the A-Team to be agile!

Kiron Bondale

If your only exposure to The A-Team was the horrible 2010 movie starring Liam Neeson, you owe it to yourself to watch a few episodes of the original series. They are also very supportive when a fellow team member takes a risk – they will always have that person’s back! When teaching agile classes, I’m occasionally asked if I could provide an example of an agile team from cinema or television.

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Embracing Uncertainty – Day 1 Recap

Clarizen

He noted that the driver of business disruption has shifted — from technology in the 2010’s to uncertainty in the 2020’s. Global forces and systemic risks will cull out firms that cannot prepare for and adapt to uncertainty.

2020 101

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. Without having developed the discipline to pace themselves they run the risk of getting tipsy too quickly and might get turned off by the experience. One of the benefits of living in the Greater Toronto Area is being less than an hour away from a large number of good wineries in the Niagara region.

2017 138

How to Manage Fixed Date Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

The risk with doing tasks in parallel is that you could end up having to do rework and there’s a cost associated with that. “Taken together, costs and risks can make a powerful argument for doing things rationally,” he said. LeRoy Ward was first published in 2010.

2020 290

The 7 Habits of Successful Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

By now, I am sure many readers will be familiar with Tim Lister’s wise comment that: “ Risk management is how adults manage projects.”. So, get into the habit of thinking in terms of risk. It’s too easy to study a plan – especially one you have created – and see the risks as variances to the plan. Constantly working their risk register. They review outstanding risks on a regular cycle and push constantly for progress.

2018 327

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 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. Inadequate assessment of risks and unmitigated exposure to these risks with proper handling plans. Either the team itself, the Project or Program Manager, or on larger programs the Risk Management owner. .

2017 33

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. One of the first things that project managers learn on training courses is that a project has a start, a middle and an end. Unfortunately, outside the classroom you’ll come across projects that don’t work like that. What is a zombie project?

2019 244

4 Awesome Teamwork Examples for Agile Teams

nTask

Example #2: Broderick Brown – Oklahoma State Football Game 2010. Situation: During a 2010 Oklahoma-Oklahoma State football game, when Landry Jones threw the ball towards an open space, he was not ready for what was coming up next. On Brown’s part, there was an exhibition of risk-taking and present-mindedness. The coach did not take the risk and took an important decision in the team’s best interests.

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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. Inadequate assessment of risks and unmitigated exposure to these risks with proper handling plans. Either the team itself, the Project or Program Manager, or on larger programs the Risk Management owner. .

2005 28

How To Make A Gantt Chart In Excel (+ Free Templates)

Teamweek

It helps project managers, stakeholders, and team members understand: A project’s roadmap , Important milestones along the way, Work dependencies, Required resources , And the risks involved. Project milestones make the project more manageable and risk-free.

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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. Inadequate assessment of risks and unmitigated exposure to these risks with proper handling plans. Either the team itself, the Project or Program Manager, or on larger programs the Risk Management owner. .

2017 30

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

Brad Egeland

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. Enhanced SharePoint list for issues, risks, goals that are designed with specific project management processes in mind. ​ These templates are compatible with all versions of SharePoint 2016, 2013, 2010 and Office 365 (SharePoint Online

2016 107

Why Johnny Can't Do The Math

Herding Cats

In a previous post, Why Johnny Can't Estimate , mentioned some resources for estimating, the principles of business and technical management that demand estimates be made to make decisions, and background on the sources of uncertainty, that create risk, that require estimating to increase the probability of project success. 3] Black Swans in Risk, Myth, Reality and Bad Metaphors . [4]

4 Things the Project Manager Should Expect of Senior Management

Brad Egeland

We have the responsibility to keep our senior leadership informed of project status and the risks of upcoming roadblocks. Training In an April 2010 survey conducted of project management personnel, 41% indicated that their PMO or senior management offered no training at all to the project managers in their organization. Project managers are used to working fairly solo.

Microsoft Project Viewer – View & Edit MPP Files (Updated Nov. 2019)

ProjectManager.com

There is a new 2019 version of Microsoft Project, as well as ones from 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007. Risks, Issues & Changes. If you’re using and more importantly sharing MS Project files, there are going to be problems. But those hurdles can be easily cleared if you have a Microsoft Project Viewer. What Is a Microsoft Project Viewer?

2019 245

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. Answers can range from the critical documentation like the project plan, risk register, business case or contract depending on the nature of the project being managed.

2016 239

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.

2012 28