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Estimating is a Learned Skill

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Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects. When I left for the airport this morning to catch my flight to a customer site I estimated, given the conditions, how much time I need to get to my favorite parking spot at DIA. 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. . 2 (2016), pp.

Software Estimating Resources

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This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. COSMIC Software Estimation Approach,” Alain Abran, ICEAA Workshop, Portland Oregon, June 6?9, Estimating Probable System Cost,” Stephen A.

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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

Our software tools are full of data from the risks we log to the estimates we fail to achieve. You can’t hold information in your head about how accurate each individual team member has been in estimating their workload on this project and the last five projects they have worked on.

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What’s the Most Important Job of a Project Manager?


Building the plan is not a project manager’s most important job— especially for projects that need to innovate among a lot of uncertainties. If innovation is required to be successful, the most important job of a PM is to nurture an environment where the team can innovate.

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The Secret to Finding a Job as a New Scrum Master

Agile Advice

It appears to me there are more jobs available for Scrum Masters than ever before! And for those eager to work in Scrum teams, the answer is also predictable. I opened my inbox today to a question from a former student of my Scrum class. Scrum is one of those.)


Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

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What happens if you shift focus from "accurate estimation" to "reliably shipping by a date"? . If your project has no uncertainty, there is no need to estimate. All estimates have precision and accuracy. Accuracy - how close is the estimate to the actual value?

A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

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requires making estimates) ? A Complex Systems Perspective of Risk Mitigation and Modeling in Development and Acquisition Programs,” Roshanak Rose Nilchiani, Naval Postgraduate School, Thirtieth Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, April 30, 2016. Estimation of Long?Term

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management


But this is an exciting topic, there’s a lot going on with agile, it’s probably one of the hottest buzzwords for the last almost decade and there are still emerging concepts that are coming up that literally there are foundations, there are accreditations that are emerging since 2016. And so whether we’re talking about extreme programming or scrum or Kanban basically how a product is organized versus how we’re actually doing the work.