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. Business Model – it is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). One of the things we asked ourselves when we founded Clarizen is why was MS Project so popular and so commonly used?

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What software projects and battlefields have in common

Guerrilla Project Management

Stephen Cohen wrote a wonderful blog post on 10 analogies for managing software projects. He wrote: While I don’t mean to in any way belittle the heroic efforts and significant risk to those in real battlefield situations; software, particularly large complex solutions, required. One analogy that really resonated with me is # 7 “Battlefield management”.

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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.

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Tips and Tricks for Smart Project Planning

Wrike

Thus, the formal critical path for small projects is often obvious enough for project managers and for project management software. 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.

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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

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.

Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. Software Sizing, Estimation, and Risk Management: When Performance is Measured Performance Improves , Daniel Galaorath and Michael Evans , Auerbach, 2006. Software Sizing and Estimating: Mk II FPA , Charles Symons, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

Back to Basics: What is Microsoft Project?

MPUG

Microsoft Project is a software application sold by Microsoft that provides project management tools to manage projects. The software is automatically kept up to date (with options for customizable policies). Microsoft Project 2010. Features Introduced in Microsoft Project 2010.

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Here are my collected works, presentations, briefings, journal papers, articles, white papers, and essays, used to increase the Probability of Project Success (PoPS) I've developed and applied over my career in the software-intensive system of systems domain. Risk Management.

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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. Constantly working their risk register.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The naturally occurring work effort in the development of a software feature - even if we've built the feature before - is an irreducible uncertainty. The risk is created when we have not accounted for this natural variances in our management plan for the project. April, 2010.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Here's a collection of presentations, briefings, papers, essays, book content used to increase the Probability of Project Success (PoPS) I've written and applied over my career in the software-intensive system of systems and other domains. Risk Management (#RM). Risk Management .

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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. With dashboards, task lists, document checklists and integration with other case management software, the product is seamless for those in the legal industry.

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).

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Cone of Uncertainty - Part Cinq

Herding Cats

Barry Boehm's work in “Software Engineering Economics”. Aleatory and Epistemic uncertainties, which create the risk to the success of the project. Inadequate assessment of risks and unmitigated exposure to these risks with proper handling plans. Software Eng.,

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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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Cone of Uncertainty - Part Trois

Herding Cats

Barry Boehm's work in “Software Engineering Economics”. Aleatory and Epistemic uncertainties, which create the risk to the success of the project. Inadequate assessment of risks and unmitigated exposure to these risks with proper handling plans. Software Eng.,

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Reading List for the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The primary purpose of software estimation is not to predict a project’s outcome; it is to determine whether a project’s targets are realistic enough to allow the project to be controlled to meet them ? 10 Deadly Sins of Software Estimation , Steve McConnell , Construx, 2002. "A

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Cone of Uncertainty - Part Cinq (Updated)

Herding Cats

Barry Boehm's work in “Software Engineering Economics”. Aleatory and Epistemic uncertainties, which create the risk to the success of the project. Inadequate assessment of risks and unmitigated exposure to these risks with proper handling plans. Software Eng.,

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

The primary purpose of software estimation is not to predict a project’s outcome; it is to determine whether a project’s targets are realistic enough to allow the project to be controlled to meet them ‒ Steve McConnell. Believing is Seeing: Confirmation Bias Studies in Software Engineering, “Magne Jørgensen and Efi Papatheocharous, 41st Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA). The Future of Systems-and Software Development.

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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LiquidPlanner: A Microsoft Project Alternative

LiquidPlanner

Which makes sense—after all, Microsoft Project was the go-to project management software for years. Being able to manage uncertainty effectively is the difference between leading a hair-on-fire reactive project and one where you can foresee incoming risk and act responsively. . The three-point PERT formula used to be supported as an add-in, but was removed with MS Project 2010. Which means, the schedule has those risks built in.

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Decision Analysis - Ordinal and Cardinal Measures

Herding Cats

When we hear of the difficulties of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty, especially about software features and capabilities, there are straightforward ways to solve this problem. In our agile software development world, AHP is rarely found.

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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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Managing in Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

This is an immutable principle that impacts planning, execution, performance measures, decision making, risk, budgeting, and overall business and technical management of the project and the business funding the project no matter the domain, context, technology or any methods.

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

nTask

This helped us to simplify how nTask project management software can be used for solving such issues. Its simplicity and ease of implementation has made it the most popular version of the systems development life cycle (SDLC) for software engineering and IT projects. What Dr. Royce was describing was a flawed model for software development as he argued for a model with multiple iterations or runs. Ability to take risks. Supporting high risk projects.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

Project Management Software & Tools. 64% of organizations say they frequently conduct risk management. [6]. Managing small, low-risk projects. Managing medium-size, moderate-risk projects. Project Management Software & Tools. Between 2010 and 2020, 15.7

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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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What are the 4 Stages of the Product Life Cycle?

Teamweek

Although the growth phase represents progress, it still has risks for the newly launched product. Example: When the Microsoft tablet computer appeared in 2000, it sparked an interest that Apple capitalized on when it released its first iPad in 2010.

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. Flight software is always an issue where we work, so those ranges are wider even more.

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FedEx Project Manager Profile: Leigh Espy

Project Management Hacks

Through many discussions with my husband – who works in software development – I discovered an interest in the technology field. I led an effort to develop a risk-based software development process. Editor’s Note: Rita Mulcahy passed away in 2010.

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Deconstructing The Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Shipping on time, to specifications, and within budget might be meaningless if a competitor is shipping software that has a greater value to the market. It's suggested from observations, the Cone of Uncertainty (CoU) is not a valid model of how uncertainty behaves in software development projects. In all software development businesses, showing up late and over budget has a direct impact on the bottom line. . Thesis, George Mason University, 2010. "An

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