7 Things a CEO Can Learn from a Project Manager (Part 1)


His experience is in the industries of Manufacturing, Aviation/Airlines, Gaming, Government Contracting, Retail Operations, Pharmaceutical, Start-ups, Healthcare, Higher Education, Non-profit, High-Tech, Engineering and general IT. and important problems your team is facing. Of course, no CEO can possibly be aware of all the operational details at the same level as her employees.

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Securing The Houses of Parliament for Future Generations

Arras People

In the draft bill (as mentioned above) it states that the delivery plan will take the same two-tier approach as the highly successful London 2012 Olympics project, whilst regular 6-month assessments will take place to track the progress and resolve any issues.

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Project Governance. Five Principles of Project Success , PMI, Northern Utah Chapter, Professional Development Day, 2012. Improving DOE Project Performance Using DOD Integrated Master Plan , Waste Management Symposium Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2012. Governance.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Governance (#Governance). Six Business System Rule - defines the assessment of the integrated business systems for Federal procurement and their integrity in providing information to the Government contracting office. . Waste Management Symposium Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2012.

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Reading List for the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

A hybrid software cost estimation approach utilizing decision trees and fuzzy logic," Efi Papatheocharous and Andreas Andreou, International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering , May 2012.

2012 54

Londoners, dig deep in your pockets for yet another troubled project

Ron Rosenhead

Sadly, the memory of the great Olympic Games of 2012 has been tarnished by yet another project costing the public more money: extra costs for rebuilding (on an already high budget for getting the stadium ready for soccer).

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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

A positive benefit to this could be employers putting existing professionals through the Higher Project Management Apprenticeship scheme, upskilling them at virtually no cost (or at least, through funds already paid to the government in the form of the levy).

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The Trouble with Charts

Herding Cats

Savage, John Wiley & Sons, 2012. NoEstimates Agile Estimating Governance Management Mathematics PrinciplesToday the Rally chart reappeared. This chart is from " The Impact of Agile Quantified.". This chart shows a performance index. But, a VERY critical caveat of the report is.

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Concept of Operations

Herding Cats

1, 2012. Agile Architecture Decision Making Governance Principles Project Management Systems TheoryOne of the root causes of project failure is the failure to apply the first principle of the five principles of project success. What does done look like in units of measure meaningful to the decision maker? Those units must include Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance. But where do these live? Where do they come from?

2014 34

Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

It is critical for a PMO to achieve a level of maturity, as the PM-Partners: PMO Trends 2012 report states: There’s a direct link between the maturity of the PMO and the value it provides. The PM Solutions State of the PMO 2012 reported that: Most companies have a PMO (87%).

Misinterpretations of the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Thesis, University of Southern California, August 2012. The Cone of Uncertainty is a framing assumption used to model the needed reduction in some parameter of interest in domains ranging from software development to hurricane forecasting. This extended post covers.

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

What the Data Say About IT project Risk in the Public Sector,” Alexander Budzier and Bent Flyvbjerg, in Commonwealth Governance Handbook, 2012/2013: Democracy, development, and Public Administration, Commonwealth Secretariat, December 2012. 4, December 2012, pp. 1, May 2012.

Innovation in project management: Inspiration from Dubai

Susanne Madsen

In 2016 the UAE government was named the second-most tech savvy government in the world by the World Economic Forum and the Dubai government has formulated a bold strategy to be the world’s most innovative city by 2021.

What’s in your backlog?

Leading Answers

Working as a developer at Data Sciences Ltd in the UK I wrote a program to manage our work tasks on a government project. In 2012 I presented some Collaborative Games for Risk Management at the Agile 2012 Conference and PMI Global Conference. 

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Risk Management Resources

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Overcoming Barriers in Assessing Risk Probabilities,” Tom Kendrick , 2012 PMI Global Congress Proceedings , 2012. Claude Bocquet, Reliability Engineering and System Safety , 2012. 3, 2012. 7, May 2012., 11, March 2012. “An

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Overcoming Barriers in Assessing Risk Probabilities,” Tom Kendrick , 2012 PMI Global Congress Proceedings , 2012. Claude Bocquet, Reliability Engineering and System Safety , 2012. 3, 2012. 7, May 2012., 11, March 2012. “An

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Information Technology and Computer Science , 2012, 8, 43–50. 3, August 2012. 1, 2012. 30–41, 2012. Effort Estimation in Agile Software Development using Story Points,” Evita Coelho and Anirban Basu, International Journal of Applied Information Systems (IJAIS) , Volume 3, Number 7, August 2012. “A 3, May/June 2012. 2, April, 2012. 6, November 2012, pp. 22-25, 2012. 3, October 2012. 5, September/October 2012. “A

Project Manager or Project Leader? What’s the Difference?

Online PM Courses

Relies on governance, hierarchies and controls. This table first appeared in Brilliant Project Leader , by Mike Clayton (Pearson, 2012) (US|UK). Other leadership roles include: Setting up a governance structure. Articles you might like include: What is Project Governance?

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Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!


This book describes why students, parents, business leaders, major corporations, and world governments all see immediate results with Personal Kanban. 31 pages, ET to read: 50 min, Published July 19th, 2012 by Lean-Kanban University). Are you new to Kanban?

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The Secret to Finding a Job as a New Scrum Master

Agile Advice

By 2012, awareness of Scrum was spreading. Our federal Government departments started recruiting, not only Scrum Masters, but Product Owners too. They’ve felt some shock when Alex Benay, CIO of Government of Canada talks about agile procurement and relentless incrementalism.


Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

Herding Cats

Modeling Uncertainty in Risk Assessment Using Double Monte Carlo Method,” International Journal of Engineering and Innovation Technology (IJEIT), Volume 1, Issue 4, April 2012. 14, Special Issue, July 2012.

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Lean Change Management – 4 Years Later

Agile Coach

Then I worked for the organization that the book is based on, wrote the first version in 2012 chapter by chapter on LeanPub and then re-wrote it for Happy Melly Express in 2014.

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Prince2 Certification Guide for Misguided #ProjectManagers


The standard first took off in the great UK, where the government wanted to try new project management methodologies at State and Academic Institutes level. AXELOS and other governing institutes decided that the test was too difficult and canceled it. Back in 2012, Prince2 Professionals were the talk of the town because the exam’s tenure spread over several days where the candidate had to stay at the facility as a resident. .

Data Shows Number of Workers in Gig Economy Declined


On top of this, some state governments are changing certain laws to protect workers and not allow companies to classify nearly as many workers as independent contractors. The gig economy has been a field of growing interest for employers worldwide.

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100+ Tech Conferences and Events to Attend in Europe 2020


We started in 2012 with a simple idea: What if we organized a developer conference with the format and the quality standards of TED? In their words: Latitude59 is the cosy spring gathering for people serious about startups, investing, and the future of governance.

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Pictures About Managing in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Here's what that looks like for the planned completion of Work Package #3 on March 12th, 2012.

Wrike vs Asana – which PM tool works best for YOU?


In 2012, a freemium version of the product was launched which allowed project teams of up to 5 users to use the solution for free. From a governance and management point of view, the below are a necessity for large organizations, who typically need to be able to prove that certain measures are in-place (to be able to use specific software services).

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015


Government – Federal. Government – City/State/Local. PricewaterhouseCoopers: Insights and Trends: Current Programme and Project Management Practices 2012. Need up-to-date facts and figures for a project management report, article, or infographic?

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Why Most People Fail At Career Change

Project Management Hacks

In fact, Jobvite’s 2012 Social Job Seeker Survey found 69% of Americans they were either “actively seeking” a new job or “open to” a new job. Are you unhappy with the direction of your career? You’re not alone.

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