In Anticipation of PMI Global Congress North America 2012


Some of the hottest topics this year are change management; requirements management; leadership and soft skills for project managers; agile; complexity in large projects; risk management; and the PMO, among others. We’re excited to offer some new panels and topics for 2012 as well.

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Innovation in project management: Inspiration from Dubai

Susanne Madsen

I recently spoke at Dubai International Project Management Forum ( DIPMF ) and was struck by the innovative theme of the conference. Already when I prepared for my presentation the organisers said, “Innovation is a big thing down here”, and indeed it is. Innovation

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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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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. 3, 2012.

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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. Now To Risk Management. Risk is the effect of uncertainty of objectives. occurrence, or recurrence of the cause of the risk.

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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. Embrace Risk!

The Agile Fluency model

Henny Portman

The Agile Fluency model, developed by Diana Larsen and James Shore in 2012 and substantially updated in 2018, is a framework to help teams understand their current position and to help them develop an individual road map.

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Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is one of the biggest MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms available and offers many project management (PM) courses. Project Risk Assessment - a self-paced course on how to conduct risk analysis of different projects using both conceptual and practical developments in modern finance.

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

Monte Carlo Schedule Risk Analysis,” Intaver Institute, Inc. Effort Estimation for Mobile Applications Using Use Case Point (UCP),” Anureet Kaur and Kulwant Kaur, Smart Innovations in Communication and Computational Sciences. 4, December 2012, pp. 21 September 2012.

PMI Report: Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017-2027


This means that organizations are acknowledging the benefits of implementing project management, particularly as a driver for more efficiency and innovation. Vice versa, if organizations do not react quickly to ameliorate the shortage, they risk a GDP loss of US $208 billion.

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Managing Virtual Teams Successfully

The IIL Blog

Building High-Performance Teams necessitates that we utilize innovative tools and techniques to engage the audience. Risk: Uncertainties that may be encountered in implementation. By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT .

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace: Zero Tolerance for “Brilliant Jerks”

The IIL Blog

By Christa Kirby, MA, LCAT, PMP, CSM, CSPO | Vice President, Global Learning Innovation and Global Practice Director, Leadership – International Institute for Learning (IIL) .

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The Agile Cannon

Herding Cats

Loss of control creates risk of failure. Quest for control (in manufacturing sense) makes innovation harder [2]. Innovation causes variability. Compensate for cost variation by including risk reduction metrics.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Information Technology and Computer Science , 2012, 8, 43–50. 3, August 2012. Estimates, Uncertainty, and Risk,” Barbara Kitchenham and Stephen Linkman, University of Keele, IEEE Software , May / June, 1997, “Software Project Scheduling under Uncertainties,” Intaver Institute Inc. “A 1, 2012. 30–41, 2012. 3, May/June 2012. Organizational Structure Impacts Flight Software Cost Risk,” Jairus M. 2, April, 2012. 6, November 2012, pp.

The Secret to Finding a Job as a New Scrum Master

Agile Advice

The dynamics we’re observing in the job market for Scrum Masters are well described by Everett Rogers in his paper called “Diffusion of Innovations” (1995). The authors of Scrum (Ken & Jeff, and others) were the Innovators.


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

Online PM Courses

Prepared to innovate and make courageous decisions. This table first appeared in Brilliant Project Leader , by Mike Clayton (Pearson, 2012) (US|UK). The leadership part of this stage lies in: Understanding the relationship between innovation and risk. Risk management.

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The Agile Squad: The Organizational Model of the Future?

Sure, nothing is perfect all the time, but agile squads drastically reduce the risk of project delays due to the multidisciplinary, creative, and motivational nature of the team. Cuts down on personnel risk and knowledge risk.

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What Is a PMO? (Infographic)


However, PMOs are particularly useful as the number of projects grow in an organization, which increases the risk of failure as resources get stretched and competing priorities arise. The percentage of project managers who report to the PMO increased from 42% in 2012 to 52% in 2016.

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Daily Habits of Successful Leaders: Examples and Lessons


The most successful people in the business have 5 things in common: They have laser focus; They are excellent short and long term organizers; They learn from their mistakes; They adapt easily; They take calculated risks. Two years later, out of the everlasting need to adapt and innovate, Bezos introduced his Day 1 philosophy to Amazon shareholders. Take risks - like Mark Zuckerberg. The first time he took a big risk was at the time he was raising money for Facebook.

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