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. Shearouse: Amacom, 2011. Chris Baréz-Brown: Penguin, 2011.

2018 356

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

The IIL Blog

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. Strategic innovation follows other processes such as strategizing, entrepreneurship, changing and investing [de Witt & Meyer, 2014]. 2011]. 2011).

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5 Tools and Tactics To Manage Projects With Your Outsourcing Partner

Girl's Guide to PM

Templates can help because they simplify the job and the process for involving the outsourcing partner in the project work. I’d like to thank Global Response for sponsoring this article. This article shares loads of tips for staying on.

2016 288

Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

“ Software is eating the world ” claimed venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen in his 2011, New York Times article. The goals (satisfied stakeholders and value delivery) will remain the same but the tools, titles and processes employed will be vastly different.

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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. Managment Processes.

2003 59

How to Manage Expectations on Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Grace Windsor from BrightWork. Change request process. Establishing a single source of truth with all relevant project documents, processes, and tasks will make it even easier for the team to deliver as expected.

2017 287

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

Nobel Approaches & Practical Applications, AIT 2011. Alexander, “Estimation of the New Agile XP Process Model for Medium-Scale Projects Using Industrial Case Studies,” M. 9, January 2011. 3, July 2011. 2, May 2011. Focused Software Process Improvement, 2015.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management Processes: Improving Coordination using a Clustering Approach,” Research in Engineering Design, Springer, 2011, pp. Editors, Springer, 2011. Related articles. Uncertainty is the consequence of all complex systems. It is the lack of needed knowledge of the state of the system in the present or in the future that creates risk. [1], 1], [2] Adaptability, flexibility, and other systems “?illities”

2005 30

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management Processes: Improving Coordination using a Clustering Approach,” Research in Engineering Design, Springer, 2011, pp. Editors, Springer, 2011. Related articles. Uncertainty is the consequence of all complex systems. It is the lack of needed knowledge of the state of the system in the present or in the future that creates risk. [1], 1], [2] Adaptability, flexibility, and other systems “?illities”

2005 28

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. 1, January 2011. "A Related articles.

2012 54

Treat Cause Not The Symptom

Herding Cats

When gaps in performance, benefits shortfalls, unanticipated cost, schedule, and performance variances, faulty products, or any undesirable outcome, blame the process, not people. Anytime you hear a description of some problem - a symptom - say bad management, misuse of some process, or poorly performing people issue, ask what is the root cause ? Center for Strategic and International Studies, April 2011. Related articles.

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

Estimating Software-Intensive Systems: Projects, Products, and Processes , Richard Stutzke, Addison-Wesley, 2005. Forecasting and Simulating Software Development Projects: Effective Modeling of Kanban & Scrum Projects using Monte-Carlo Simulation , Troy Magennis, Focused Objectives, 2011. Related articles. Herding Cats: The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process.

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

5, September/October 2011. Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. 1, 2011. Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

5, September/October 2011. Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. 1, 2011. Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999.

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Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations

Digite

In the usual Scrum process, the P.O. Alternatively to the previous: I believe The IT Skeptic had an article about having two boards – one focused on the stakeholder epics, the other on the actual short-term tasks. Is this you?

2018 159

Project Crisis… Are you Ready?

Online PM Courses

systems and processes. Solid processes that limit the scope for human error. Processes that Create Good Situational Awareness. As a project manager, your responsibilities include creating processes that help you to. Marshall Cavendish, 2011) ( US | UK ).

2018 97

Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

“ Software is eating the world ” claimed venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen in his 2011, New York Times article. The goals (satisfied stakeholders and value delivery) will remain the same but the tools, titles and processes employed will be vastly different. Yet the scientific project management that grew out of the industrialization of process is largely left behind. I first wrote this article for ProjectManagement.com here ].

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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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.

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. 2011). 04 - July/August (2011 vol. 2011). “A

Success in Disruptive Times: PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession

Online PM Courses

For me this is about having a repeatable process and strong governance that covers every step of the chain from understanding what drives value in your organization, to identifying the initiatives that will increase value, to successfully implementing those initiatives.

2018 104

Little's Law - Use, Misuse, and Sometimes Simply Wrong Ideas

Herding Cats

The sequence of the work processing can be any order: First in First out, Last in First out, or any other or even a random sequence in your workflow. What is the process? . What are the steps in the process? But what if we're trying to decide what throughput is needed for some process in the future. That is we're planning for the future performance of the system to produce the outcomes of the software development processes NEEDED to meeet a business goal.

2011 32

Software Cost Accounting

Herding Cats

Let's start with that dreaded waterfall development process. In the waterfall accounting process there are three phases in software development: Preliminary project stage or evaluation phase , which establishes the technical feasibility of the project. Money comes in many colors.

Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

Need up-to-date facts and figures for a project management report, article, or infographic? Having a knowledge transfer process in place boosts the chance of project success by over 20%. [6]. Most Popular Agile Tools and Processes: Scrum – 43%. Poor purchasing processes: 23%.

2015 61

Project Sponsors are from Venus

The Lazy Project Manager

The book and its central metaphor have become a part of popular culture and so I found myself, as I thought about my ongoing (since 2011) Campaign for Real Project Sponsors, that maybe we could think of project managers and project sponsors in similar terms.