6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers

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Epiphanized: A Novel on Unifying Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma by Bob Sproull and Bruce Nelson. Management consultants Bob Sproull and Bruce Nelson borrow from Goldratt’s storytelling concept to explore the advantages of using Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma together. The book covers a wide array of industries, including medical and pharmaceutical, aerospace, manufacturing, and more.

Software Estimating Resources

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Bool, CrossLink: The Aerospace Corporation, Winter, 2000/2001, pp. This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. This papers and other resources were retrieved from public sites.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

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The Influence of Selection Bias on Effort Overruns in Software Development Projects,” Magne Jørgensen, Simula Research Laboratory & Institute of Informatics , University of Oslo. Story Point Estimating,” Richard Carlson, ALEA, Agile and Lean Associates, 2013. Could Social Factors Influence the Effort Software Estimation?” Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects.

Risk Management Resources

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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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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

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Iterative and incremental are standard practices from software development of large construction (Lean Construction). 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 ). Developing the estimate without contractor influence.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

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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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