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. Whether it was the first aeronauts in balloons, or the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, explorers of flight used processes that built on incremental failures and successes.

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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. Project Management Project Management Articles Project, Program & Portfolio Management Awards Harold Kerzner kerzner Medals olympics Project management Project manager projects recognition Ribbon

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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. The purpose of this article is not to give a detailed description about the software concept, but to discuss the main guidelines and benefits. 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. Susan Gallagher: A project manager, she was part of that first meeting of what would become PMI in Atlanta, and has served as treasurer, vice-president of technical services and director, as well as a presenter of articles in annual meetings.

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WBS and Product Backlog: Siblings or Distant Cousins?

Leading Answers

However, they did not use the term “work breakdown structure” or WBS until 1962 when DoD, NASA and the aerospace industry published a document about PERT that described the WBS approach. When we visualize something, we also process information using more of our brain—and much more quickly compared to reading and interpreting written information.   [Note: This article first appeared on ProjectManagement.com here.

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How to Frame the Start of Any Work Conversation

Brad Egeland

This article will show you how to use a technique called ‘Framing’ to start any work conversation. Our brains do this all day, every day as we constantly process the information we receive and work out the appropriate response.

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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). So let's look at the principles, processes, and practices that will be in the White paper when it is complete. Processes to Prevent Unfavorable Impacts. System Engineering Processes. Program Management Processes. Risk Management Processes.

Best project management software

Binfire

In this article I lay down the processes that you need to follow for selecting the right project management software for your business. This is not a product review article, but a guide on how to choose the right software for your needs. There are hundreds of comparison sites which write articles like “The 10 best project management software for 2017” or “Top 25 project management software” etc. Projects in aerospace.

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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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. Don't ever make suggestions to make changes to the processes without first finding the root cause of why the actual performance has a variance with the planned performance. Related articles.

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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.

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. If we're going to successfully manage project work in the presence of this uncertainty, we need a framework in which we can make decisions based on the underlying probabilistic and statistical processes that create the uncertainties. We need a formal risk management process. Related articles.

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

So start here to build your academic foundation, that can be put to work to build a foundation of validated experience of making estimates in the presence of uncertainty and protect yourself from fallacious claims that estimates are a waste, not needed, and produce bad resulting in the decision making process for those paying you to produce value. Bool, CrossLink: The Aerospace Corporation, Winter, 2000/2001, pp. Focused Software Process Improvement, 2015.

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. . I'm reminded of that when I hear suggested processes - in less threatening environments - like those here listed from latest to earliest, mostly from #NoEstimates advocates, but there are others. link] Capers Jones Cost Estimating tools and processes.

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.

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/. Poor purchasing processes: 23%. 18% use word processing documents. 53% of respondents say they have a project portfolio management process in place. [6]. Implement/enhance PPM processes – 53%.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. Lessons Learned from Real World Application of the Bow-Tie Method,” Steve Lewis and Kris Smith, 6 th Global Congress on Process Safety , American Institute of Chemical Engineers, March 22?24, 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. . I'm reminded of that when I hear suggested processes - in less threatening environments - like those here listed from latest to earliest, mostly from #NoEstimates advocates, but there are others. Analytical Hierarchical Process .

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. Lessons Learned from Real World Application of the Bow-Tie Method,” Steve Lewis and Kris Smith, 6 th Global Congress on Process Safety , American Institute of Chemical Engineers, March 22?24, Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. An Integrated Risk Management Process, J.

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