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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. Risk Management Papers. “A

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

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. Risk a Feelings,” George F.

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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. Inadequate Assessment of Risk.

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

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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." . 40 - Estimation is a Problematic Practice of Companies Doing Dangerous Things. A #Noestimates advocate makes the claim that having a ±10% accuracy for estimates of cost and duration is a dangerous thing. link] Cost Estimating Tools.

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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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Project Management, Performance Measures, and Statistical Decision Making

Herding Cats

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. NoEstimates Estimating

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. That doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be read and appreciated on many levels, including what it can tell us, in the most dramatic ways, about teamwork and the importance of not acting selfishly and risking the loyalty of the team.

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Get to Know Us Better: Frequently Asked Questions about Epicflow

Epicflow Blog

You can create various types of resources, specify their price, hourly rate, measurement unit, risk factor, and other settings. . pe’ve gathered the questions that our users most frequently ask about Epicflow.

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

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Notable projects of this time period include the construction of the Hoover Dam from 1931 to 1936, which included the employment of an estimated 5,000 workers, and the Manhattan Project, which was a research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II and involved 125,000 workers, cost nearly $2 billion. The catastrophe involving the Challenger space shuttle focused attention on risk management, group dynamics and quality management.

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

Keyedin

Notable projects of this time period include the construction of the Hoover Dam from 1931 to 1936, which included the employment of an estimated 5,000 workers, and the Manhattan Project, which was a research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II and involved 125,000 workers, cost nearly $2 billion. The catastrophe involving the Challenger space shuttle focused attention on risk management, group dynamics and quality management.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

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64% of organizations say they frequently conduct risk management. [6]. Managing small, low-risk projects. Managing medium-size, moderate-risk projects. Aerospace/. Government – Federal. Government – City/State/Local. Estimated Project-Oriented Job Openings 2010-2020: . Undefined risks/opportunities – 30%. Inadequate cost estimates – 29%. Inaccurate task time estimate – 27%.

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