Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

My first opportunity to create and run a large agile team did not start well. Having had good successes with small to medium sized agile teams I was keen to unleash the benefits on a bigger scale. Agile Project Management Books Leadership Retrospectives Teams Warning Signs

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. Will 2017 be the year we get our first Chartered Project Professionals? Are you waterfall or Agile?

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PRINCE2 Agile Training: Logical Model Online Training Review

Girl's Guide to PM

Product reviewed: PRINCE2® Agile Bundle (includes exam fee, self-paced online training, support and mock exam). Other products offered by this training company: PRINCE2®, PMP Exam Prep, other online PM courses including How to Estimate, Recovery of Troubled Projects, Project Governance.

Five expectations for agile tools…

Kiron Bondale

Agile delivery does not mandate the use of software tools, but when scaling agile within large organizations with greater numbers of stakeholders, geographic distribution of pods, compliance requirements and similar enterprise challenges, tooling can improve efficiency and effectiveness.

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Improving portfolio management must be part of an agile transformation

Kiron Bondale

When we think of an agile transformation, improving portfolio management might not be high on the organization’s list of priorities. Agile delivery is not a silver bullet. Tagged: agile project management , Project Portfolio Management , resource availability.

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PPM and Agile transformations are two birds of a feather…

Kiron Bondale

At first glance you might think that there couldn’t be two organization transformations with greater difference than the adoption of project portfolio management (PPM) and the transition to agile delivery.

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All form and no (agile) substance?

Kiron Bondale

“ Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose ” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr’s warning reminds us that it is very easy to ignore the Manifesto for Agile Software Development’s value statements. Tagged: agile project management , Process compliance stupidity.

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Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

My first opportunity to create and run a large agile team did not start well. Having had good successes with small to medium sized agile teams I was keen to unleash the benefits on a bigger scale. I was working for IBM at the time and was able to persuade my account manager to pitch the approach on one of our government projects. It was the early 90’s and we were trialling techniques that would later become the agile approach DSDM (Dynamic Systems Development Method).

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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Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

My first opportunity to create and run a large agile team did not start well. Having had good successes with small to medium sized agile teams I was keen to unleash the benefits on a bigger scale. Agile Project Management Books Leadership Retrospectives Teams Warning SignsI was working.

Accountability on a Agile Software Development in the Presence of Governance

Herding Cats

One of the principles of agile development is self-organizing teams. So for projects that spend other people's money in the presence of uncertainty - Governance is a means to establish those shared principles. Governance is about Decision Rights.

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

MavenLink

So where did many of the business and technology executives and professionals frequent to find the top content of 2017? Top 11 project management certifications for 2017 (CIO). Scrum agile project management: The smart person's guide (TechRepublic).

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Review: A Guide to Assurance of Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

This guide (2017) is a result of the working group of the Association for Project Management’s Assurance Special Interest group (APM’s Assurance SIG). A Terms of Reference (ToR) focusing on the specifics of an agile way of working, the planning of the review and the the output.

The Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

If you have an agile project, consider discussing risks for a couple of minutes in your daily stand-up meetings. Companies with strong risk governance may require that you use a standard set of risk categories.).

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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. Agile is a participant in Risk Management, but Agile is NOT Risk Management. .

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton

Girl's Guide to PM

I currently perform IT Project Management for the US Government in Stuttgart, Germany. In my career I have served as an Army Officer on Active Duty, as a contractor in the IT field for the US Government and for the past ten years as a Government Civilian.

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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. As the project manager, you may report to stakeholders, governance bodies, and anyone else who needs project information.

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What is VUCA?

Arras People

PRINCE2® gave us a framework within which to create governance over the use of the tool-kit. The agile movement showed that a gap exists and needed to be debated and the conclusions used to supplement “well-known-best-practices”. No it’s not Spock. The world is a dynamic place.

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

MavenLink

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

To learn more about estimating on Agile programs read Chapter 5 of the bibliography below. What is an estimate? An estimate as a noun is an approximate calculation or judgment of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something.

The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

Arras People

So now we have to see what happens with: Our Government. We, the profession, kid ourselves if we think that the first person the Prime Minister or members of the Government or those Civil Servants in Whitehall think of is us. Agile.

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Essential SAFe 4.0 – How is it Different from SAFe 4.0?

Digite

was launched by Scaled Agile Inc. in 2016 as a method to help organizations scale up their existing agile practices. But isn’t that also the reason behind organizations adopting Scaled Agile framework in its glorious entirety? What was the need for Scaled Agile Inc.

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Should Agile Teams Have a Definition of Ready?

Leading Agile

” These concerns remind me of something that happened many years ago when I was working for a State government. One day, he wanted to attend a conference for blind government employees. The post Should Agile Teams Have a Definition of Ready?

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Software Development for the 21st Century

Herding Cats

Pay attention the hoax of #Noestimates and most major misunderstandings of the Agile Manifesto and the 12 Principle. NoEstimates Agile Decision Making Estimating Governance Management Principles Project Management Root Cause Analysis

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The Case for Multiple Project Management Methodologies

LiquidPlanner

The 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing report found that 74 percent of the respondents who said they were highly satisfied with their existing project management methodology actually used a combination of methodologies.

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Project Management

Herding Cats

Mike Cohn, one of my favorite blogger and author, made a post awhile back about Agile and the Seven Deadly Sins of Project Management. You don’t need agile to avoid the seven deadly sins of pm from Glen Alleman. NoEstimates Agile Business Decision Making Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project Management Requirements Root Cause Analysis Scheduling

Incremental Commitment Spiral Model

Herding Cats

It's a popular misconception of the agile community that Waterfall is used in any domain outside their own personal experience, and Big Design Up Front (BDUF) and Big Bang Development (BBD) are the only alternatives to Agile. . NoEstimates Agile Governance Logical Fallacies

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What Software Development Models Aren't Iterative and Incremental?

Herding Cats

Use of the dreaded Waterfall model is a stalking horse for agilest and #Noestimates advocates for the evils of software development guided by any Governance processes intending to be the steward of other people's money. NoEstimates Agile Governance

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From Mission Capabilities to Done

Herding Cats

These principles are independent of any development method, Traditional or Agile. No matter the project domain or the technical development method, project success is dependent on knowing what Done looks like in units of measure meaningful to the decision maker.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

This is the motivation for short work intervals found in agile development. . Using the Agile Methodology to Mitigate the Risks of Highly Adaptive Projects,” Dana Roberson and Mary Anne Herndon, 10 th Annual CMMI Technology Conference And User Group , November 5 – 8, 2012, Denver, CO.

An Incremental Paradigm

Herding Cats

We were speaking a Homeland Security yesterday on Agile development in the Federal Government and there was a senior director who brought up a paradigm that resonated with me. Agile and Incremental and Iterative Development and Deployment.

The Idea Hackathon

Growing Agile

It all started at Agile Testing Days in Germany in December. We had some diversity: testers, developers, agile coaches, scrum masters, business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, a receptionist and a university lecturer – not too bad for our first attempt.

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4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

Herding Cats

Agile development works best when there is a trust but verify paradigm. This notion shows that governance is not considered a requirement for the business. I strongly believe that "agile transformations are not about transforming IT, they are about transforming organizations".

Interactions within Agile Teams- The SCARF Model

Stepping Into Project Management

David Rock We talk about creating self-organizing team and encouraging team dynamics in Agile but what we forget to mention is how it should be done. agile communication growth mindset leadership scrum

Misinterpretations of the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

NoEstimates Agile Capabilities CAS Decision Making Earned Value Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project Management Root Cause Analysis Scheduling Systems Theory Technical Performance Measures

More Reuse of Established Terms to Mean New Things

Herding Cats

Probabilistic over Deterministic is standard estimating processes in every single book, paper, guideline, policy, and regulations governing the development in use of estimates in commercial (ITIL) and Government (all agency and GAO Estimating handbooks).

Decisions Without Estimates?

Herding Cats

There is a posted question at an agile conference. Like many discussions in the domain of agile, the statement is made without any evidence that it is true, nor can even be true in principle. Herding Cats: Risk Management for Agile Software Development Projects.

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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