Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

The IIL Blog

Case studies on how agile methodologies have been applied to mission planning and how scrum has been used in spacecraft construction were discussed, as well as topics such as developing and delivering software, reliability and reuse of software, onboard processing, and communication.

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A New Way to Recognize the Achievements of Project Managers

The IIL Blog

Years ago, many aerospace and defense industry projects were managed using war rooms. Weapons of war are more than words; they include schedules, budgets, specifications, requirements and other competing constraints as well as the organizational process assets. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

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People Innovation: A New Vision to Innovate

International Institute of Learning

In the complex companies’ world, as is well-known to the experts (contrary to what is broadly thought), innovation is not only linked to a new product; the innovation can be also relative to a new process, a new company asset, a new procedure, or a new business model. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. .

A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

It goes back to the 1960s, when project management became a discipline in aerospace, construction and defense industries. Afterwards, articles of incorporation where filed in Pennsylvania, and signed by the five founders of PMI.

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Project Management, Performance Measures, and Statistical Decision Making

Herding Cats

In this domain, we are guided by credible results using principles, processes, and procedures to increase the probability of program success. What processes are in place to execute according to plan? Related articles. Herding Cats: Probabilistic Cost and Schedule Processes.

Increasing the Probability of Program Success

Herding Cats

The origins of this paper came about at a recent JSCC meeting here in Boulder, with local Aerospace contractors, the DCMA (Defense Contract Management Agency) and several government agencies (NRO and NASA). Processes to Prevent Unfavorable Impacts. System Engineering Processes.

The Problems with Schedules

Herding Cats

Here's an article, recently referenced by a #NoEstimates twitter post. The headline is deceiving, the article DOES NOT suggest we don't need deadline, but that deadlines without credible assessment of their credibility are the source of many problems on large program. Related articles.

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5 Steps to Create Technical Documentation That’s (Actually) Helpful

Planio

But first, a quick overview of this article: When, why, and how to properly use technical documentation. Technical documentation helps an intended audience use your product, understand your processes, and get unstuck.

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

Bool, CrossLink: The Aerospace Corporation, Winter, 2000/2001, pp. Alexander, “Estimation of the New Agile XP Process Model for Medium-Scale Projects Using Industrial Case Studies,” M. Project Decision Analysis Process,” Lev Virine, Intaver Institute, January 2014.

Managing in Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The uncertainty is always there, it doesn't go away with specific actions in specific domains, or with the use of any tools, processes, or practices. We need a formal risk management process. Related articles.

Monte Carlo Simulation

Herding Cats

These uncertainties are also created by the naturally occurring variances in the underlying processes of the situation. . Aleatory Pertaining to stochastic (non-deterministic) events, the outcome of which is described using statistical processes. For example in a game of chance stochastic variability are the natural randomness of the process and are characterized by a probability density function (PDF) for their range and frequency. There was a tweet yesterday.

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22 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Appfluence

This article includes a wide assortment of manufacturing events that will meet your interests. . As this article states: If you want to be successful, you must always be open to learning more, expanding your knowledge, and thinking in different perspectives. The ManuChem Strategies conference brings together over 150 production, SCM, & engineering leaders who are responsible for process optimization, lean manufacturing, and business strategy in their companies.

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

The result was a safety stand down for everyone on the site (5,000 Steel Works), including all us office workers, to get the message about health, safety, and safeguards of the materials and processes on site. . link] Capers Jones Cost Estimating tools and processes. Related articles.

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. An Integrated Risk Management Process, J.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

Need up-to-date facts and figures for a project management report, article, or infographic? Having a knowledge transfer process in place boosts the chance of project success by over 20%. [6]. Most Popular Agile Tools and Processes: Scrum – 43%. Aerospace/.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. An Integrated Risk Management Process, J.

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

The result was a safety stand down for everyone on the site (5,000 Steel Works), including all us office workers, to get the message about health, safety, and safeguards of the materials and processes on site. . Analytical Hierarchical Process . Conduct in-process reviews of projects.

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

The same process for estimating is applied to multi-billion dollar projects we work. And the same process is applied to the Scrum development processes on those projects. . Here's some materials that provide the tools and processes needed to learn how to estimate. Group Processes in Software Effort Estimation,” Kjetil Moløkken-østvold and Magne Jørgensen, Empirical Software Engineering, 9, 315–334, 2004.