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Software Estimating Resources

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This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. The reason for this resource page is the lack of understanding of how to estimate, the urban myths about software estimating, and the fallacies that estimating is not needed, when developing software, in the presence of uncertainty, when spending other peoples money. Estimating Probable System Cost,” Stephen A.

Estimating is a Learned Skill

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Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects. When I left for the airport this morning to catch my flight to a customer site I estimated, given the conditions, how much time I need to get to my favorite parking spot at DIA. The same process for estimating is applied to multi-billion dollar projects we work. Here's some materials that provide the tools and processes needed to learn how to estimate.

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Risk Management Resources

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Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Risk issues that can be identified early in the program, which will potentially impact the program later, termed Known Unknowns and can be alleviated with good risk management. requires making estimates) ? Effective Risk Management 2 nd Edition , Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. Risk Management is Project Management for Adults - Tim Lister.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

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This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to manage the risk encountered on software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Let's start with a critical understanding of the purpose of managing risk on software development projects. Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. requires making estimates) ? Effective Risk Management 2nd Edition, Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003.

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Increasing the Probability of Program Success

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We're working on a White Paper for the Joint Space Cost Council which is an organization composed of government (NRO, NASA, USAF, and others) and industry representatives with an interest in space. Our topic is Increasing the Probability of Program Success Thorugh Continuous Risk Management. . Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects. If you are not managing risk on your project, what are you managing? Risk-Adjusted Plans.

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Project Management, Performance Measures, and Statistical Decision Making

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I work in the Software Intensive System of Systems domains in Aerospace, Defense, Enterprise IT (both commercial and government) applying Agile, Earned Value Management, Productive Statistical Estimating (both parametric and Monte Carlo), Risk Management, and Root Cause Analysis with a variety of capabilities. This is from one of our presentations from a International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association meeting on the same topic.

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

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There's been a rash of conjectures about all kinds of bad business, project, and software development (agile and traditional) management ideas of late. 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." . And then some more resources for managing in the presence of complexity .

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The Problems with Schedules

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Unrealistic Cost and Schedule estimates based on inadequate risk adjusted growth models. Inadequate accessment of risk and unmitigated exposure to these risks with proper handling plans. Before diving into the details of these, let me address another issue that has come up around project success and estimates. All that line says is this was the baseline estimate at Completion for the project work. There is no ideal in the estimating business.

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The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

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Project management (PM) dates back as far as there has been a need to achieve things. The earliest known use of a project management system was the building of the pyramids in Ancient Egypt - although the manner in which this project was ran would be a little more than questionable in this decade. During and after the world wars, activities were beginning to be completed on a larger scale, meaning there was more need for budget, supply and labour management.

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The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

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Project management (PM) dates back as far as there has been a need to achieve things. Project management as we know it today began to reveal itself during the industrial revolution, when businesses and industries began to expand rapidly and automation was introduced into sectors. During and after the world wars, activities were beginning to be completed on a larger scale, meaning there was more need for budget, supply and labour management.

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Get to Know Us Better: Frequently Asked Questions about Epicflow

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They provide a project manager with analytics based on the data retrieved from Jira or MS Project. Secondly, you can create a special Material Group which is aimed at controlling and managing activities associated with the production and consumption of materials.

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9 Inspirational Teamwork Examples

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According to NASA, there were an estimated 400,000 people involved in making the moon landing possible. This included teams of scientists, engineers and technicians, many who had not worked in aerospace before. There’s the logistics management of aligning so many troops and equipment, while keeping the whole operation a secret. There was no central government and the risk of the new nation falling apart was even more of a concern than it is today!

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

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Need up-to-date facts and figures for a project management report, article, or infographic? Browse this collection of project management statistics collected from studies and reports from the past five years. Benefits of Project Management. —1A. Project Management Methodologies. —1B. Project Management Best Practices. —1C. Agile Project Management. Project Management Salaries. Project Management Training & Certification. Aerospace/.

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