IT Governance: Definitions, Frameworks and Planning

ProjectManager.com

IT governance ensures that IT departments are prepared for what’s next, without losing focus on what matters. What is IT Governance? If you ask the business world, IT governance is all about managing performance for efficiency. Key Terms in IT Governance.

How Gap Analysis Can Improve Your Project Management

ProjectManager.com

One particularly effective method used to figure out if your project is progressing as planned is called gap analysis. What Is Gap Analysis? Gap analysis is a formal study of how a business or project is currently progressing and where it plans to go in the future. When talking about management, gap analysis is a means to compare actual performance with potential performance. What Gaps Can Gap Analysis Target? Gap analysis can be used to analyze a usage gap.

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Digital Transformation in Government Organizations: Tips from Microsoft, IBM, McKinsey, and PwC

Epicflow Blog

Though government organizations are not facing a threat of rivalry, one of the biggest challenges is meeting citizens’ requirements and bringing better results with smaller expenses and amount of time. Microsoft’s Vision of Government’s Digital Transformation Journey .

Big Announcements from Ignite 2019

MPUG

In support of that commitment and with 1628 sessions, Ignite 2019 was proud to host events accessible to everyone. Power Virtual Agents became generally available December 1, 2019. It was made generally available on October 1, 2019.

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Cost Estimation for Projects: How to Estimate Accurately

ProjectManager.com

Put another way, the United States Government Accountability Office defines cost estimation as “the summation of individual cost elements, using established methods and valid data, to estimate the future costs of a program, based on what is known today.”. government has identified a 12-step process that results in reliable and valid cost estimates. Reserve Analysis. Reserve analysis determines how much contingency reserve must be allocated.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Rich Murphy’s showcase session, Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG vendor showcase session, Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance. And in 2019, Rich joined Triskell Software, and is VP of Strategy and Corporate Development.

The 2019 Guide to Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

nTask

Project Portfolio management also promotes transparency in the whole process, proper governance over any and all issues, and also accountability for everything. The next step in the process is to perform an alignment analysis. This analysis will also help you figure out the probability of whether the new projects, you are thinking of undertaking, are really aligning with the company’s interests or not.

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Top Ten PMO Themes 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

At the very simplest, Robotic Process Automation can start to take some of the mundane parts of the reporting cycles in PMOs, automate them and leave the insights, communication and analysis to the team that does that part best, the PMO. 2019 starts the conversation and the exploration of what analytics means and can do for our project organisations. Strategy Execution at PMO Conference 2019. Last week it was the fifth PMO Conference in London.

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Crisis Management: How to Lead During a Crisis

ProjectManager.com

Learn what the red flags are for schedule, budget, performance, scope, quality and governance risk are. Who are numbers people who can analyze the different scenarios and the cost-benefit analysis? Sometimes leading a team, project or organization goes well. Sometimes it doesn’t. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you crisis management techniques to help you successfully lead during a disaster. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference.

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of John Owen’s showcase session, Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello, everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG vendor showcase session, Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis, presented by Barbecana. Kyle: John joined Barbecana as CLO in 2014, and assumed the role of President, and CEO in 2019.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of John Owen’s showcase session, Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello, everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG vendor showcase session, Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis, presented by Barbecana. Kyle: John joined Barbecana as CLO in 2014, and assumed the role of President, and CEO in 2019.

A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Project Governance. Agile Software Development for Government Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS) , Boulder Agile Meetup, 27 July 2016. The Nexus of Agile Software Development and Earned Value Management , OSD-PARCA, February 19-20, 2015, Institute for Defense Analysis. Estimating and Reporting Physical Percent Complete on Agile Projects , DHS Cost Analysis Stakeholder Working Group, June 26, 2017. Governance. Program Governance Roadmap.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Governance (#Governance). Six Business System Rule - defines the assessment of the integrated business systems for Federal procurement and their integrity in providing information to the Government contracting office. . Managing Government Grant Projects at Arizona Public Service - APS management process for Department of Energy grant for algae CO2 capture project. Probabilistic Schedule and Cost Analysis , prepared for NNJ051R, NASA Crew Exploration Vehicle, 2005.

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Where to Start in Finding a Great PMO Job

Arras People

With PMO, skills are those things you’re using on a regular basis, so taking a typical PMO Analyst type role that would include things like: Reporting and analysis. Then there are more specialised areas – like Business Analysis; Data Analysis; ITIL ; Six Sigma and so on. A highly regulated industry needs string governance and control – a fast-moving tech company needs ‘just enough’. You’re looking for a new job in PMO, you don’t just want any job, you want a great job.

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How to Go From Technical Expert to Leader

Girl's Guide to PM

Stakeholder analysis isn’t a static, one-time activity. In addition to being a tool I can use to plan my interactions with stakeholders, I can use some of the stakeholder analysis findings to brief my team. During some post-graduate research (on a technical problem at the time) I keep circling back to the realisation that the technical answers weren’t matching up to what I was seeing in the business and government at the time.

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Deconstructing the Hertz and Accenture Debacle

Herding Cats

Of course, No Root Cause analysis has been performed by these advocates, but it makes good click bait for their followers. This approach is guided by the processes for Root Cause Analysis on Software Intensive System of Systems project I've worked. Root Cause Analysis is Risk Management, that asks the question what is the condition or activity that will create a risk to the success of our project? Root Cause Analysis. Systems Requirements Analysis , Jeffrey O.

Podcast Interview

Herding Cats

Balanced Scorecard Capabilities Decision Making Deliverables Based Planning(r) Earned Value Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project Management Requirements Risk Root Cause Analysis SchedulingOn a recent flight, I met Rory Rowland. Rory is in the Missouri House of Representative , a former CEO of a Credit Union, and a consultant and author.

Risk Assessment for Information Security

Brad Egeland

This is essentially the “what” of the process, and it includes ISO requirements, qualitative risk, and quantitative risk analysis methods. Quantitative Risk Analysis Quantitative risk analysis involves the assignment of a numerical value to certain types of risk. Qualitative Risk Analysis Even if it’s devoid of numerical values, qualitative risk analysis provides a subjective, yet reliable way of defining risk.

Software Development Process: How to Pick The Process That’s Right For You

Planio

Analysis and Planning. Analysis and Planning. In more practical terms, the Waterfall process is best suited for larger organizations (like government agencies) that require sign-offs and documentation on all requirements and scope before a project starts. Iterative Phases: Analysis. Once a plan is in place for a specific iteration or milestone, the next step is to do an in-depth risk analysis to identify errors or areas of excessive risk.

PMO Best Practices: 7 Steps for Better Schedule Management

MPUG

In most organizations, project managers do these things, but a project managers’ knowledge and skills can be better utilized for problem solving, alternative analysis, and stakeholder management. A PMO is a governing body, also.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Employee Utilization and Productivity

Keyedin

Track your Current Productivity and Utilization It’s an age old phrase but, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure” This is too true of employee productivity and utilization where many variables govern how productive or how well utilized an employee is. Learn how to analyze team productivity to improve your organizations effectiveness and efficiency in 5 simple steps.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Employee Utilization and Productivity

Keyedin

Track your Current Productivity and Utilization It’s an age old phrase but, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure” This is too true of employee productivity and utilization where many variables govern how productive or how well utilized an employee is. Learn how to analyze team productivity to improve your organizations effectiveness and efficiency in 5 simple steps.

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Do NOT Resolve Project Risks for Good Career Growth

MPUG

They were awarded a major project from the government. It was the first time they were working with the government. Risk analysis is important part of planning, but it is not given its due importance in the corporate world. Having been a project manager for all of my working life and now a teacher of project management skills for more than a decade, I always tell my students to follow sound project management principles and to manage risks proactively.

Newbies’ Guide to Scrum Project Management 101

nTask

This framework contradicts the traditional Waterfall approach, which is based on extensive analysis, planning of requirements and documentation before starting the development phase. Scrum has been used in all walks of life – such as schools, government, software and hardware development, marketing, and everyday operations in organizations. Kanban vs Scrum: Which one is the better approach to use in 2019? Also Read: The 21 Best Free Productivity Apps of 2019.

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . Develop a Concept of Operations and use Function Point Analysis to develop an estimate. From that ConOps, decomposed the elements using Functional Point Analysis, place those elements in an IFPUG tool and see what it produces.

How to Use nTask for Waterfall Project Management – A Practical Guide for First Timers

nTask

We did an extensive analysis of various factors that influence waterfall project management. Requirement Gathering and Analysis : All possible project requirements are gathered and analyzed by the team to see the project’s feasibility. The United States government settled on the Waterfall Model as the model’s advantages perfectly fulfilled their requirements. According to Royce, the simplest program can be completed in just two steps: Analysis and Coding.

How Good Project Management Could Have Prevented the Mess Known as Brexit

LiquidPlanner

The process is scheduled to come to a climax on March 29, 2019, when the UK leaves the trading block covering 44 percent of its international trade. With no rules governing this trade, it’s unclear what will happen next. If you think Jeff Bezos is in for a difficult divorce, imagine the legal bill for a negotiation involving 28 countries, plus a government that includes all those countries. Risk Analysis. I’ve just returned from a wonderful week in Ireland.

The Fundamental Goals of Risk Management

Brad Egeland

Here is some information on the components of risk management and the goals you should look to achieve: Components of Risk Management A well-outlined risk management process comprises of three parts; risk assessment and analysis, risk treatment, and risk monitoring. The first step is risk assessment and analysis, whereby you will need to identify the risks that your business faces.

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Maximizing the Amount of Work Not Done

Leading Agile

We emphasize three things: Structure, governance, and metrics. By governance we don’t only mean procedures to assure regulatory compliance, we mean all the processes and procedures and rules and standards and so forth an organization uses to get work done. All the pieces fit together, across the three dimensions of structure, governance, and metrics, and vertically from strategic leadership to on-the-ground execution

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . Develop a Concept of Operations and use Function Point Analysis to develop an estimate. From that ConOps, decomposed the elements using Functional Point Analysis, place those elements in an IFPUG tool and see what it produces.

Staying Ahead of Business Risks

Brad Egeland

Ideally, working with this group of tools for data analysis should help improve waste management, customer services, profit margins, and cyber-security. It calls for business leaders to include risk analysis in their decision-making process. He has propelled Reciprocity's success with this mission-based goal of engaging employees with the governance, risk, and compliance goals of their company in order to create more socially minded corporate citizens.

5 More Advanced Training Options for the PMO

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Business Analysis. PMOs which introduce new services; processes, tools and techniques to improve project management capability in project management naturally use approaches normally found in another discipline – business analysis. Think about it, an improvement is needed in, for example, in the risk management process or governance arrangements in large scale projects. Back in 2015, we took a look at the five advanced training options for people working in PMO.

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No Pain, No Gain?

MPUG

Directives can be imposed by management (for example, to improve the image of a company), by government (like the Dodd-Frank Act to meet financial compliance regulations), and/or by external stimulus. Recent surveys indicate most executives prefer IRR over NPV because they find it easier to compare investments of different sizes in terms of percentage rates of return, rather than by the dollars shown in NPV analysis. Turning Project Financial Analyses into a Painless Exercise.

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Action! Four Ways to Build a Customer-Obsessed PMO

Keyedin

And without the PMO using solid rules of strategic governance to ensure only the right projects are on-deck, you won’t ever gain a solid, end-to-end process that encompasses KPIs based on customer-obsessed strategies. Forrester recommends a portfolio management tool to clarify your processes and reduce manual data analysis via automated planning and delivery. Governance. New governance often includes expedited planning windows and a move away from annual funding.

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Phrases Used for Technical Performance Measures

Herding Cats

All project progress is measured independent of resources expended - Mr. Gary Bliss, Director Performance Assessment and Root Cause Analysis (PARCA), US Department of Defense. This bounding of the cost estimate may be attempted through sensitivity analyses or through a formal quantitative risk analysis. Capabilities Estimating Governance IMP/IMS Management Planning Technical Performance Measures

The Project Revolution: How to Succeed in a Project Driven World

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In The Project Revolution , revolution means ‘popular and often forceful revolt against a government or social order’, here the traditional ‘silo-based’ nature of most organisations, and the absence of a ‘CPO’ that is, Chief Project, Program and Portfolio Officer, amongst the more commonly found C-Suite officers (I have just realised that this new officer should really be called C3PO, but no joke was intended!).

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The Insights Behind the Project Management Trends

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Strategy Execution released the top ten trends for 2019 a few weeks ago and my first thoughts were; we’re seeing a lot of them in the PMO community which is both exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Take a look at Accenture’s 2019 Technology Trends Report to get a flavour of what is keeping executives awake at night (DARQ, DLT, AI are just some of them!) Programme Management is Maturing within Federal Government.

Project Managing For A PCI Audit

Brad Egeland

With a credible model for compliance, you can increase customer confidence and assure governing bodies that your systems are robust enough to avert data security threats. Using a project management approach allows you to take advantage of tools and techniques such as path analysis and activity sequencing. ​ PCI DSS compliance is critical for any business that handles credit card processing.

Review: How to survive the organizational revolution

Henny Portman

You get a concise and practical analysis of new organizational models like holocracy, the Spotify model, the multidimensional organization, value proposition-based ecosystem, open source organizations and platform organizations fostering online ecosystems. For each model you get a practical analysis, practical examples, enlightening case studies and a deep dive in one or more related themes (excursion).

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PERT Guide For Project Managers and Productivity Gurus

nTask

The following write-up is not a detailed analysis, but it is more than enough to give you a gist of what PERT is. With the PERT Analysis, the expected entire project duration and the probability with which the specific deadline can be reached is calculated. The 31 Best To-do List Apps of 2019 for Personal Task Management. 6. Government-sponsored projects for developing a new weapons system.