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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

This year I’m looking forward into 2017 to highlight some of the project management trends I think it is worth watching out for. The introduction of the apprenticeship levy in the UK next year may well have a significant impact on training budgets even in mid-sized firms.

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Agile Portfolio Management

Arras People

When I first heard about the Agile Business Consortium working on a new pocketbook about Agile Portfolio Management early in 2017 I was intrigued. Is there a place for Agile at portfolio level? The post Agile Portfolio Management appeared first on arraspeople.

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Agile Project Management Methods

Herding Cats

There is a lot of unsubstantiated claims going around about how agile should or should not be applied. From the point of view of Software Intensive System of Systems, here's how we've learned to manage development using Agile.

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The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017


So where did many of the business and technology executives and professionals frequent to find the top content of 2017? Project management: 7 steps to on-time, on-budget, goal-based delivery (CIO). Top 11 project management certifications for 2017 (CIO).

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What is the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act?

Moira Alexander

PMI's Pulse of the Profession report shows "only 64 percent of government strategic initiatives ever meet their goals and business intent -- and that government entities waste $101 million for every $1 billion spent on project and programs.". How does this bill impact PM practices within the federal government? The PMIAA bill impacts all areas of the government with the exception of the Department of Defense (DOD). How does this impact government agencies?

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GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Applied to Agile

Herding Cats

There are not specific to Agile Software Development. Agile. Agile teams, for the most part, are a fixed set of resources, so the spending plan is essentially Flat. You're late and over budget before you start, and have lowered the probability of technical success.

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

If you’re using a more agile or iterative approach, you’ll still work with the team to identify what’s needed, dependencies, etc. Creating the budget. As you identify all the resources you need for your project, you’ll be able to create the project budget.

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The #1 Challenge in Project Management (According to the Experts)


The first step was to join forces with Aberdeen to release the recent report, “ 2017 Project Management Software Trends. Morris, PMP, is a certified Scrum Agile Master, Human Behavior Consultant, best-selling author, mentor, and evangelist for project management.

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How to Talk About Estimates

Herding Cats

If I'm risking two weeks of work for the Scrum team of 5 people it's a much different need from the risk of a $10B manned spaceflight program being supported to congress for budget authorization. . To learn more about estimating on Agile programs read Chapter 5 of the bibliography below.

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Agile Project Management (#APM). Governance (#Governance). Agile Software Development (#ASD). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Agile and Earned Value Management Bibliography of papers, books, and thesis (#Biblio). Agile Universe , 2002.

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4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

Herding Cats

This is a recurring theme of #NoEstimates it's a waste to me the developer, I'd rather be coding , I'm not good at estimating , I see no value in my making estimating when you're just going to use them against me when I'm late and over budget.

Misinterpretations of the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

If the parameter of interest is not being reduced as needed, go find out why and fix it, or you'll be late, over budget, and the technical outcome unacceptable.

Concept of Operations

Herding Cats

The notion that agile development is a free-for-all development of what ever the customer wants to produce next, with the customer identifying the next important thing to develop works just fine for de minimus projects. For any non-trivial project, we have a planned release date for the needed Capabilities, for a needed budget. Developing a Stakeholder-Assisted Agile CONOPS Development Process," Ali Mostashari, Sara A.

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Is Software Development Art or Engineering

Herding Cats

These systems were designed and built incrementally and iteratively decades before Agile was even a thought for the authors of the Agile Manifesto. Only when the value at risk is de minimis can we spend other people's money writing software and producing business or technical value from the money without engineering the solution to fit the needed capabilities, for the needed budget, on the needed date to start producing value. .

Best project management software


There are hundreds of comparison sites which write articles like “The 10 best project management software for 2017” or “Top 25 project management software” etc. What is our budget for PM software? Visual PM tools which only support Agile or Kanban.

Concept of Operations

Herding Cats

In the agile community, there is always some comment or opinion about how hard it is to define what the requirements are. Here's the way we work projects using agile development practices.

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#Noestimates Has Come to This

Herding Cats

This is a chart from an agile conference where #Noestimates was a topic. Herding Cats: Risk Management for Agile Software Development Projects. Who's Budget is it Anyway? For the most part, the briefing follows Tony Magennis' approach from his book.

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What Does it Mean to Focus on Value?

Herding Cats

A common chant in the agile community is we focus on value. These include: Agility, Tailorability, and measures of a System Element’s coupling and cohesion. Who's Budget is it Anyway? Agile CapabilitiesWhat does this mean? What are the units of measure of Value?

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Cone of Uncertainty - Part Cinq

Herding Cats

Agile Estimating and Planning, Prentice-Hall, 2005. [12] Agile 2008 Conference. [18] NoEstimates Estimating Governance Management Planning Risk Root Cause AnalysisThe notion of the Cone of Uncertainty has been around for awhile.

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Cone of Uncertainty - Part Cinq (Updated)

Herding Cats

Agile Estimating and Planning, Prentice-Hall, 2005. [12] Agile 2008 Conference. [18] NoEstimates Estimating Governance Management Planning Risk Root Cause AnalysisThe notion of the Cone of Uncertainty has been around for awhile.

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Cone of Uncertainty - Part Trois

Herding Cats

Agile Estimating and Planning, Prentice-Hall, 2005. [12] Agile 2008 Conference. [18] NoEstimates Estimating Governance Management Planning Risk Root Cause AnalysisThe notion of the Cone of Uncertainty has been around for awhile.

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What is an Estimate? What is Estimating?

Herding Cats

The PMB is a time phased, budgeted description of the project. In traditional programs, this is an Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule, with budgets laid into the Work Packages. In Agile the Product Roadmap and Release Plan are the basis of the PMB.

When to Estimate and When Estimates aren't Needed

Herding Cats

Question the governance of the business? Governance is about decision rights ( [link] ). Do you have the right to question how budgeting and spending is done at your firm? But those practices are “informed” by the principles of Microeconomics, Managerial Finance, and Business Governance. Perhaps a read of the materials in Section 6 will provide insight into the World View of those of us applying agile to Software Intensive System of Systems [link].

Pictures About Managing in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Many of these Enterprise IT projects apply agile methods. Just as many of the Agile projects in this domain misuse the Definition of Done. road building, power plant building, and most of all on Agile Software Development projects.

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Estimates, Forecasts, Projections

Herding Cats

We can estimate the total cost, total duration, and the probability that all the Features will be delivered on the program we are working for the US Government. Projected revenue for GE aircraft engine sales in 2017 was an article in this week's Aviation Week & Space Technology. . The more accurate your estimate of project cost is, the better able you will be to manage your project’s budget. Agile has such a formula - it's called the Burn Down Chart.

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a lot to read, so here are some spoilers drawn from common themes I heard time and time again in the interviews: Agile – if you don’t know enough about it, you need to start learning. John is the co-author of Agile Project Management for Mobile Application Development.

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5 Project Red Flags


It’s easy for project managers to fixate on the schedules, budget and resources. The problem is, a project can be on time and under budget while out of line with the outcome. Unfortunately, you might not always have the time or budget for backup vendors or any backup plan at all. For example, you could run a project on a government contract and they might decide one day that they don’t have the budget to continue and the project is cancelled.

The PMI Talent Triangle: A Guide [for members and non-members]

Online PM Courses

Take a look at our reviews of the last three ( 2016 , 2017 , 2018 ). Tailoring traditional (predictive) and agile tools and methods. Budget. Here, they list their examples of technical project management expertise: Agile practices. Governance (project, program, portfolio).

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

Good News from the PMI Pulse of the Profession 2017 Report. You should only fill out a form, or complete a template if it helps you to either: deliver your project to time, to budget, and to specification, or. Is Agile still a trend? What is Agile? Learning Agile.

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

Online PM Courses

And, as we have done with the 2016 and 2017 Pulse of the Profession reports, we will take a selective look at the aspects that catch our attention, and encourage you to read the full report for yourself. Government regulation and reform.

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