A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

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Integrated Master Plan: The Foundation of Program Success , College of Performance Management, May 21, 2014. The Nine "I's" of Program Success ," College of Performance Management. Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning. Project Performance Management. Connecting the 5 Principles and 5 Practices of Performance-Based Project Management ® To Increase the Probability of Project Success. Building a Credible Performance Measurement Baseline.

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Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

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Managing Cost, Schedule, & Technical Performance Risk Is The Basis Of Good Project Management. Certain information about key project cost, performance, and schedule attributes are often unknown until the project is underway. Although each uncertainty type is distinct, a single project may encounter some combination of four types: Variation – comes from many small influences and yields a range of values on a particular activity.

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Fallacy of the Day

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Project Controls are Management Actions, either preplanned to achieve the desired result, or taken as a corrective measure prompted by the monitoring process. Project controls are concerned with the metrics of the project – quantities, time, cost, and other resources and their measurable beneficial outcomes for the project. In the Project Controls paradigm, Value is a measurable attribute of the project controls process - a Closed Loop Control measure.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

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Project Performance Management (#PPM). Technical Performance Measures (#TPM). Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Management (#CSTPM). The overarching theme is focused on defining what Done looks like, assessing progress toward Done in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers. Those units always start with Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance. Project Performance Management. EVM World 2017.

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Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

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The entire purpose of the Start-up Phase of a Project is to produce a comprehensive Plan for the Project; consisting of an integrated Performance Measurement Baseline (Time, Cost, Scope) and an associated Project Management Plan to monitor and control it. Sub-Factors influencing Status : Reporting an overall RAG status is good, but in reality a Project’s Status is influenced by many factors.

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Communications Management: PMP Study Guide (PMBOK 6th Edition)


Influencing organization. Performance reporting. Includes collecting and distributing project performance information. Project communications components include: Performance reports, Deliverables status, Schedule progress. Control Communications is the process of analyzing communications through the project life cycle and sending relevant work performance information to stakeholders. Determine their level of influence.

Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

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Cost and schedule growth for software development programs is created by unrealistic technical performance expectations, unrealistic cost and schedule estimates, inadequate risk assessments, unanticipated technical issues, and poorly performed and ineffective risk management, all contributing to program technical and programmatic shortfalls. risks that may prevent the end item from performing as intended or not meeting performance expectations. 55-66, 2017.

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Why Johnny Can't Do The Math

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For any system to be ergodic it has to be closed, with no outside influences. Dependencies appear or are present in the beginning, that influence the behaviors of the other processes in the system of developing the software. . The past performance drives future performance within the parameters of the processes. 285-311, 2017. [7]