Governance

Herding Cats

Governance is about decision rights. Notions of self-organizing teams, self-direction, self-management need to be established inside a governance framework. When you hear about any process where management is NOT involved, ask first who's money are they spending

The Road to Effective Project Management Governance

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What really is project management governance? With countless articles and books in the business spectrum conveying such practice, project management governance is in the sense, subjective. There’s no correct description of it and it’s safe to say that individuals or groups who employ and encounter project management governance have developed their own understanding of it. Governance and Decisions. To be more precise, project management governance.

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Efficient project governance should not be an oxymoron!

Kiron Bondale

Look up governance in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and you’ll find this definition “ The way that a city, company, etc., Most staff would view governance as a necessary evil. The issue therefore is not with governance itself but rather how it usually gets implemented.

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? Be brave, find your people and have a wonderful 2017.

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Accountability on a Agile Software Development in the Presence of Governance

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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. You don't need governance, a Product Roadmap, and Release Plan.

APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 – A Review

Arras People

With the APM (Association for Project Management) releasing their latest research report APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 I took some time out to see what they have to report and how this stacks up against our own Arras People 2017 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report).

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Increasing the Probability of Project Success

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Capabilities Earned Value Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Principles Requirements Risk Root Cause Analysis Technical Performance MeasuresIncreasing the Probability of Project Success Simple in Theory, Complex in Practice.

APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 – A Review

Arras People

With the APM (Association for Project Management) releasing their latest research report APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 I took some time out to see what they have to report and how this stacks up against our own Arras People 2017 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report).

Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

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Capabilities Earned Value Estimating Governance IMP/IMS Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project Management Requirements Root Cause Analysis Scheduling Technical Performance MeasuresNo matter the size of the project. No matter the project domain.

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Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance

Arras People

If your organisation does not have effective product portfolio governance, growth can quickly become overwhelming and lead you into making inaccurate decisions. The post Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance appeared first on arraspeople.

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

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How to Talk About Estimates

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NoEstimates Agile Earned Value Estimating Governance Government IMP/IMS Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project Management Requirements Risk Root Cause Analysis Scheduling Strategy Technical Performance MeasuresWhat is an estimate?

How to Keep Your Projects On-Time and On-Budget

Arras People

companies and government agencies an estimated $145 billion per year! Deltek is the latest member of the Arras People Software Directory , in this article they give a brief overview of how projects can be controlled and how software can help with this.

Why Does a Project Management Job have Different Rates of Pay?

Arras People

The simple answer is that the changes implemented by the UK Government in April 2017 regarding off-payroll workers in the Public sector means that we have to do this.

Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance

Arras People

If your organisation does not have effective product portfolio governance, growth can quickly become overwhelming and lead you into making inaccurate decisions. Growth is a good thing. Right? It means your business is doing well, reaching new customers, obtaining greater market share.

Agile Project Management Methods

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4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

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This notion shows that governance is not considered a requirement for the business. There's a recent post titled Four Fallacious Reasons to Estimate.

Decisions Without Estimates?

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NoEstimates Balanced Scorecard Business Capabilities Decision Making Economics Estimating Governance ManagementThere is a posted question at an agile conference. Can you make a decision without an estimate?

Concept of Operations

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Architecture Capabilities Decision Making Earned Value Estimating Governance Management Planning Principles Project Management Requirements SchedulingIn the agile community, there is always some comment or opinion about how hard it is to define what the requirements are.

Project Success Means Knowing.

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NoEstimates Capabilities Estimating Governance Management Mathematics Principles Project Management SchedulingTo increase the Probability of Project success means we have to know something about the attributes and measures of the Five Immutable Principles that enbale this project success, when managing in the presence of uncertainty. All engineering projects, including software projects, are a constrained optimization problems.

Good Reason to Have Lots of Bad Ideas

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This approach provides for bad ideas to evolve into good ideas once the idea comes in contact with principles or business governance. Those who pay usually have some form of governance of their money. . Governance is About Decision Rights. Here's some more backgrund on Governance. NoEstimates Governance PrinciplesThere is a column in the August 24th issue of Nature speaking about have bad ideas that turn into good ideas.

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

Project Bliss

As the project manager, you may report to stakeholders, governance bodies, and anyone else who needs project information. The job title of “project manager” is pretty common these days.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Project Management

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NoEstimates Agile Business Decision Making Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project Management Requirements Root Cause Analysis SchedulingMike Cohn, one of my favorite blogger and author, made a post awhile back about Agile and the Seven Deadly Sins of Project Management.

Fallacy of the Day

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Restoring the Balance – when a decision is made, it needs to based on the principles of microeconomics , at least in a governance based organization. "On spec" is open loop control on value.

What is VUCA?

Arras People

PRINCE2® gave us a framework within which to create governance over the use of the tool-kit. Including the resources of the PMBoK we all need to gather a tool-set and governance framework that supports us to: Create and cascade vision from Mission plus Market-place pressure and Values.

How effective is your benefits management framework?

Kiron Bondale

In such cases, governance committees should determine whether expected benefits should be measured at a higher level and the contribution of individual projects pro-rated in some manner. Benefits management, like project risk management, is practiced poorly by most organizations.

An Incremental Paradigm

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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.

Moving from Permanent to Contracting in Project Management

Arras People

At the beginning of 2017 I started to think – would I prefer a contract project management role? So going back to the start of 2017 I started to think about project manager recruitment. Thinking of making the jump from permanent into contracting roles?

Bad Management Behaviours

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Business Governance Management I belong to an invitation blog for military people. In a recent post, they had a post from the York Region District School Board D'Youville College, Aleksandr Noudelman about leadership. This post resonanted with me when I hear about simple and simple minded soultions to symptoms that involve bad management. Of course these solutions don't address the Root Cause, so they never get fixed .

Building the "Perfect" Schedule

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From Mission Capabilities to Done

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Misinterpretations of the Cone of Uncertainty

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Principles of Cost and Schedule Estimating

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One notion in a governance paradigm is It's Not Your Money . Government and commercial firms record past performance and use Reference Class Forecasting to develop risk-informed estimates for future performance.

Moving from Permanent to Contracting in Project Management

Arras People

At the beginning of 2017 I started to think – would I prefer a contract project management role? So going back to the start of 2017 I started to think about project manager recruitment. Thinking of making the jump from permanent into contracting roles?

Who does what, when and how…?

Ron Rosenhead

project management governance courses in project management governance project management project management roles project sponsorsThe atmosphere in the room was tense so I decided to intervene and summarised as follows: this group is a mix of project managers and project sponsors.

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So, you are about to start a project….?

Ron Rosenhead

project management governance benefits management project management project manager project risks project sponsor project start upThe project started with a real bang. It was like watching the rush hour at a major London railway station.

Quote of the Day

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But do this within establish governance frameworks, principles of microeconomics of decision making and managerial finance. Business Decision Making Economics Governance Management PrinciplesAdapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own. Bruce Lee.

So this is why project management is failing.

Ron Rosenhead

Give that person executive authority – within the companies governance processes! project management governance project governance project management project management training project sponsor

Project managers, just say no!

Ron Rosenhead

project management governance project management project scope risk management saying no stakeholdersBut use what is in project management system and your people skills. Over the last 18 months I have seen more and more pressure placed on project managers.

What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

Project Bliss

The Portfolio Manager may also establish portfolio governance standards and procedures for approvals, reporting and other needs. Have you ever wondered what career path could be next on the project manager career ladder?