Project Management Q&A: How to Find a Graduate Level Project Role

Arras People

Roles in planning, such as project planners and controllers; roles in analytics and insights such as project and data analysts; finance roles such as project accountants and controllers; governance and oversight roles such as PMO.

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Increasing the Probability of Program Success

Herding Cats

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. 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).

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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." . In our domain of aerospace and defense, we have reference class for cost, schedule, architecture (DODAF), risk and other attributes of every system ever built in the DOD ( CAPE , CADE ) and NASA ( CARDe/Once ).

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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." . In our domain of aerospace and defense, we have reference class for cost, schedule, architecture (DODAF), risk and other attributes of every system ever built in the DOD ( CAPE , CADE ) and NASA ( CARDe/Once ).

The Problems with Schedules

Herding Cats

NRO Cost Group Risk Process, Aerospace Corporation, 2003. NoEstimates Capabilities Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project ManagementHere'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.

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APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 – A Review

Arras People

This assumption is based upon the fact that the 2 largest sectors are Aerospace and Defence / Construction and the built environment; sectors that came out as 1 and 2 in supporting Chartered status in the 2017 PMBR yet regularly feature at 11 and 7 in terms of sector size in the PMBR (see 2017 PMBR page 3). . PM Governing Bodies / Organisations Project Management Benchmark Reports APM PMBR Salary Survey

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Coming to Switzerland

The Lazy Project Manager

Working across multiple industries including Manufacturing, Health, Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Aerospace, HR, Public Sector, Education and Finance.

The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

Arras People

So now we have to see what happens with: Our Government. We, the profession, kid ourselves if we think that the first person the Prime Minister or members of the Government or those Civil Servants in Whitehall think of is us. About Steve: Steve Wake has worked in the print, automotive, aerospace, defence, insurance and IT industries as a project manager and consultant.

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Six ways to achieve growth through Professional Service Automation

Keyedin

Our customer is a leading consultancy supporting premier firms in aerospace, defence, space, intelligence and government services but fortunately we didn’t have to sign any official secrets papers after our discussion. A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of bumping into one of our customers at a project management workshop. It gave us a perfect opportunity to discuss how they were planning to support growth through Professional Service Automation (PSA).

Six ways to achieve growth through Professional Service Automation

Keyedin

Our customer is a leading consultancy supporting premier firms in aerospace, defence, space, intelligence and government services but fortunately we didn’t have to sign any official secrets papers after our discussion. A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of bumping into one of our customers at a project management workshop. It gave us a perfect opportunity to discuss how they were planning to support growth through Professional Service Automation (PSA).

Get to Know Us Better: Frequently Asked Questions about Epicflow

Epicflow Blog

Does the Epicflow system use artificial intelligence? Yes, Epicflow is subsidized by the Dutch government for AI investigations, so our researchers do their best to study AI and implement it into the system.

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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. There is a current rash of suggestions on how to improve the performance of software projects.

9 Inspirational Teamwork Examples

ProjectManager.com

This included teams of scientists, engineers and technicians, many who had not worked in aerospace before. There was no central government and the risk of the new nation falling apart was even more of a concern than it is today! It seems that people have been spelling team with an “i” for a long time. We live in a culture that promotes the roughed individual, the self-made person, the entrepreneur. They did it all themselves, or so they say.

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

Keyedin

The algorithm, which schedules a set of project activities, can be adapted to any type of project, including construction, aerospace, defence, software development, product development and engineering. The Channel Tunnel involved the collusion of English and French governments, financial institutions and construction companies, meaning differences in language and metrics had to be scrutinised. Project management (PM) dates back as far as there has been a need to achieve things.

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Without a Root Cause Analysis, No Corrective or Preventive Action is Credible - Part 1

Herding Cats

02202, The Aerospace Corporation, 30 May 2014. Root Cause Investigation (RCI) Best Practices Guide Product Overview, Aerospace Report TOR?2014?02163, SCRAM: A Method for Assessing Risk of Schedule Compliance,” Adrian Pitman, Angela Tuffley, and Betsy Clark, DMO General Manager Systems, Australian Government, ASWEC 2013. Australian Government, Department of Defence, Defence Material Organization, Version 2.0

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

Keyedin

The algorithm, which schedules a set of project activities, can be adapted to any type of project, including construction, aerospace, defence, software development, product development and engineering. The Channel Tunnel involved the collusion of English and French governments, financial institutions and construction companies, meaning differences in language and metrics had to be scrutinised. Project management (PM) dates back as far as there has been a need to achieve things.

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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. Disagreements between the project manager, client, contractors, stakeholders and governance groups, lasting possibly for the duration of the project. The PM’s battles can exist on several fronts: battles with the client, the stakeholders, the project team, the governance group, and even with your own senior management. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

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Best project management software

Binfire

Projects in aerospace. Projects in government. What is the best project management software for your team and your project? Is there a project management app that fits everybody’s requirements? The short answer is no, depending on industry, team size, project complexity, team’s experience and team size the requirements for project management software change. What a small company needs is different than the needs of big corporations.

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

Planio

Style guides: Some industries require you to write technical documentation in a specific way (like the Plain Language guidelines for government sites or Simplified Technical English for aerospace, aviation, or defense companies). For as long as we’ve had tools we need help using (and language to talk to each other), we’ve had technical documentation. Don’t believe me?

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Resources for Good Project Management

Herding Cats

A Rich, Systems Engineering Subdivision, The Aerospace Corporation. Agile Project Management for Government: Leadership Skills for Implementation of Large-Scale Public Sector Projects in Months, not Years , Brian Wernham. Anecdotes abound of examples of Bad Project Management. Sometimes these anecdotes are used to suggest a corrective or preventive action that might actually work. Other times these suggestions are simply bogus.

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22 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Appfluence

AeroDef Manufacturing® is the leading exposition and technical conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Their keynote speakers and panelists come from the highest level of government and business. Looking to add manufacturing conferences to attend in 2018 to next year’s schedule? This article includes a wide assortment of manufacturing events that will meet your interests. .

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

Bool, CrossLink: The Aerospace Corporation, Winter, 2000/2001, pp. What the Data Say About IT project Risk in the Public Sector,” Alexander Budzier and Bent Flyvbjerg, in Commonwealth Governance Handbook, 2012/2013: Democracy, development, and Public Administration, Commonwealth Secretariat, December 2012. Software Development Projects in Government Performance, Practices and Predictions,” International Software Benching Marking Standards Group, January 2004. “A

Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

Aerospace/. Government – Federal. Government – City/State/Local. 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. The data and statistics below are sorted into categories so you can quickly skim to find the information you need.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

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. When I landed in Boston, I asked the taxi driver how long it will take to get back to the airport on Wednesday at 3:00PM. He knew that answer.

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Mitigating Cognitive Biases in Risk Identification: Practitioner Checklist for the Aerospace Sector,” Debra L. Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Information about key project cost, (technical) performance, and schedule attributes is often uncertain or unknown until late in the program.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Mitigating Cognitive Biases in Risk Identification: Practitioner Checklist for the Aerospace Sector,” Debra L. This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to manage the risk encountered on software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. These papers and other resources were retrieved from public sites. Let's start with a critical understanding of the purpose of managing risk on software development projects.

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