The Problems with Schedules

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The Core Problem with Project Success. Unrealistic Cost and Schedule estimates based on inadequate risk adjusted growth models. Before diving into the details of these, let me address another issue that has come up around project success and estimates. There is a common chart used to show poor performance of projects that compares Ideal project performance with the Actual project performance. Don't know these, you've doomed the project on day one.

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Software Estimating Resources

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Effort Distribution to Estimate Cost in Small to Medium Software Development Project with Use Case Points,” Putu Linda Primandari and Sholiq, The Third Information Systems International Conference, Procedia Computer Science, 72, pp. Cost Modeling Agile Software Development,” Maarit Laanti and Petri Kettunen, International Transactions on Systems and Applications, Volume 1 Number 2, pp. Estimating Probable System Cost,” Stephen A. Comparative Analysis of Software Cost

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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. 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. . The Influence of Selection Bias on Effort Overruns in Software Development Projects,” Magne Jørgensen, Simula Research Laboratory & Institute of Informatics , University of Oslo.

Risk Management Resources

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Information about key project cost, (technical) performance, and schedule attributes is often uncertain or unknown until late in the program. Risk Management is Project Management for Adults - Tim Lister. Management of Novel Projects Under Conditions of High Uncertainty,” A. A Risk Management Methodology for Project Risk Dependencies,” Tak Wah Kwan and Hareton K.N., Use of Benefits of Tools for Project Risk Management,” T.

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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. This knowledge starts with Reference Class Forecasting which is a method of predicting the future (cost, schedule, technical performance) by looking at similar past situations and their outcomes. For cost and schedule, there are databases containing 1,000's of past projects. Using Function Points in Agile Projects.

A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

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Let's start with a critical understanding of the purpose of managing risk on software development projects. Information about key project cost, (technical) performance and schedule attributes is often uncertain or unknown until late in the program. Management of Novel Projects Under Conditions of High Uncertainty,” A. A Risk Management Methodology for Project Risk Dependencies,” Tak Wah Kwan and Hareton K.N., Tejedor, Project Management Journal , 48(5), pp.

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