2022 Online and In-Person Events for Project/Resource Managers and Industry Professionals

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Project Management. February 9 — Festival of Education and Research held by Association for Project Management combines the educational conference and celebratory awards ceremony, which will be interesting for the project management community. Human Resource Management.

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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. 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. Effective Risk Management 2nd Edition, Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. Risk a Feelings,” George F.

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Project Management Guidelines (Part 1) - What We Can Learn From Project Failures


A good project manager knows that some developments are out of their control. In this article, we present 8 project management guidelines that help you deal with failures. self-help author who focuses on personal time management. Projects are becoming increasingly complex.

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Choosing a Project Management Tool: Epicflow vs. Project Online by Microsoft

Epicflow Blog

The diversity of tools that help to manage projects in various industries and businesses has significantly expanded in recent years: from tools that are used to manage tasks of a small team to overall solutions suitable for large organizations with employees located around the world.

A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management


Project management is no different. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a nonprofit organization for those working in project management across the globe. As an organization, it offers training and certification in project management, and it reports regularly on industry trends. The Project Management Institute also sets the standard for ethics in the field. What are the roots that uphold this giant in project management?

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9 Great Reasons to Choose a Project Management Career

Project Bliss

You may be wondering if a project management career is a right choice for you. Or you may not yet know much about project management at this point. I’ve been a project manager for 15 years but at first, I didn’t even know I wanted to be one. But this was before project management became a more well-known and established career choice. And now project management is more solidly established in our work culture, with classes, degrees, and certifications available.

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Best project management software


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. So how do you choose the best project management software for your team? Is it the first time we are using project management software?

How Project Management Tackles Supply Chain Complexity


I’ve observed this firsthand from managing hundreds of projects in manufacturing organizations over the last 25 years, including navigating end-to-end supply chain. Being able to effectively manage this complexity is essential to achieve important business objectives–growth and profitability. My most successful clients manage complexity by focusing in on connection points. It’s no secret that communication is at the crux of success when managing complexity.

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6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers


While engineers learn a lot of valuable skills in school, project management isn’t always one of them. If you’re an engineer looking to grow your project management skillset, you’re in the right place. To compile this list, we dug through Amazon listings, forums, blogs, and review websites to identify the best project management books specifically for those in the manufacturing and engineering industries. Project Management Case Studies by Harold Kerzner.

The Simple Way to Improve Scheduling on Projects


Project managers do their very best to stay on top of dates, but in complex environments where people work on many projects at the same time, it is simply not possible for the human brain to calculate realistic start and finishes in the moment.

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A New Way to Recognize the Achievements of Project Managers

The IIL Blog

Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL. So, why shouldn’t we do the same thing for project managers? This could be significantly more important to a worker or project manager than a simple handshake. Some people view project management as a series of contests or challenges beginning with a well thought out plan that everyone agrees with. Years ago, many aerospace and defense industry projects were managed using war rooms.

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Increasing the Probability of Program Success

Herding Cats

Our topic is Increasing the Probability of Program Success Thorugh Continuous Risk Management. . 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). Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects. If you are not managing risk on your project, what are you managing?

Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

The IIL Blog

as a keynote speaker, I opened the conference with “Scrum to the Stars” which looked back into aviation history and to the future of innovation in aerospace, and how Scrum methodologies have been, and will continue to be effective tools. Aerospace design processes were modified as improvements to flight technology were discovered, and the knowledge base expanded. In essence, Scrum was there at the start of aerospace exploration.

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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. What reducible uncertainties and the resulting risks were Not handled? USAF Cost Risk Uncertainty Handbook.

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


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


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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WBS and Product Backlog: Siblings or Distant Cousins?

Leading Answers

However, they did not use the term “work breakdown structure” or WBS until 1962 when DoD, NASA and the aerospace industry published a document about PERT that described the WBS approach. E2: Do high-risk steps early – Prioritize the work based on risk.

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Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

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Agile for Aerospace Andrew Buter, Curt Stienstra, Steven H. A Closer Look at 804, A Summary of Considerations for DOD Program Managers, CMU/SEI-2011-SR-015. And of course, each of these domains operates in the presence of reducible and irreducible uncertainty requiring Risk Management processes. When managing any project as Risk Managers as Tim Lister suggested, we need to make estimates in the presence of these uncertainties as well.

Increasing Efficiency With Critical Path Project Management


Critical Path Project Management Completing projects on time is easier said than done, as every team leader can attest. That's why it's important to implement useful methodologies such as critical path project management to meet deadlines. And, it's based on the critical path method (CPM) used in multiple industries, from aerospace through to software development. Below, we'll go deeper into critical path project management and explain how it helps increase efficiency.

Managing in Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Let's say you're the project or program manager of a large complex system. This is an immutable principle that impacts planning, execution, performance measures, decision making, risk, budgeting, and overall business and technical management of the project and the business funding the project no matter the domain, context, technology or any methods. Unrealistic cost and schedule estimates based on inadequate risk-adjusted growth models.

Get to Know Us Better: Frequently Asked Questions about Epicflow

Epicflow Blog

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


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. 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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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015


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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The Problems with Schedules

Herding Cats

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. Unrealistic Cost and Schedule estimates based on inadequate risk adjusted growth models. Here's how to Manage in the Presence of Uncertainty. Both these cause risk to cost, schedule, and technical outcomes. This type of risk is held in the Risk Register.

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How to Make it Your Habit to Finish What You Start

Brad Egeland

Prior to starting Cheetah Learning in 1999, founder and CEO Michelle LaBrosse was a Research Scientist in Aerospace Engineering. She saw that you clicked on the Cheetah Certified Project Manager program - yet you still have not registered. When you complete the Cheetah Certified Project Manager program in just 60 hours, you will say "WOW - why did I wait?" Is it the risk? They know what the Cheetah Certified Project Manager program can do for you.

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

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A Taxonomy of an IT Project Failure: Root Causes,” Walid Al-Ahmad, Et Al, International Management Review, Vol. Adam Alami, Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems / International Conference on Project Management / Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies, CENTERIS / ProjMAN / HCist 2016, October 5–7, 2016. 02202, The Aerospace Corporation, 30 May 2014.

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

There's been a rash of conjectures about all kinds of bad business, project, and software development (agile and traditional) management ideas of late. If you're not an expert, you're not going to recognize the possible solutions, risks, impediments, and opportunities for the problems you'll encounter in developing a solution that has never been developed before. And then some more resources for managing in the presence of complexity . Irreducible Schedule Risk.

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

There's been a rash of conjectures about all kinds of bad business, project, and software development (agile and traditional) management ideas of late. Define the risks - reducible and irreducible - to each Capability and their Features. What is the Value at Risk for your Project? If your Value at Risk is low, then all this is not likely to be of concern. Apply margin for the irreducible uncertainties that create the risk. Irreducible Schedule Risk.

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Modeling the Future is the Basis of Project Success

Herding Cats

This ignores the principles of predictive analytics, and the direct management actions taken to produce outcomes from those analytical models found everywhere from project management to grocery store management and the model-based systems engineering. PP&C lives in the domain of Project Management and Controls, which is a Technical Management Processes of ISO 15288. In ISO 15288 this is the role of the Risk Management Processes.

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Monte Carlo Simulation

Herding Cats

In casinos, the betting rules ensure the house wins (Eliminates Risk) over time. So when we say Uncertainty we speak of a future state of a system (cards, dice, a ball bouncing on the wheel, an outcome from the development of a software management decision for cost, schedule, or technical performance of a Feature) that are not fixed or determined. My Hogh School girlfriend's father was the Bar Manager at the Golden Nugget. IT Risk Management.

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Software Estimating Resources

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One of our clients, a retired USAF Col Program Manager at an NNSA Weapons Testing Site has a statement that is applicable here: If you lack academic basis and validated experience, your advice is simply unsubstantiated opinion without any basis in fact or principle. Flint, School of Management, Working Paper Series, September 2005.”. Bool, CrossLink: The Aerospace Corporation, Winter, 2000/2001, pp. Monte Carlo Schedule Risk Analysis,” Intaver Institute, Inc.

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. Efficient Indicators to Evaluate the Status of Software Development Effort Estimation inside the Organizations,” Elham Khatibi and Roliana Ibrahim, International Journal of Managing Information Technology (IJMIT) Vol. Using Performance Indices to Evaluate the Estimate at Completion ,” David Christensen, Journal of Cost Analysis and Management , Spring 17–24.

2021 Defense Industry Challenges and Trends: the United States

Epicflow Blog

What are the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for the aerospace and Defense realms? In March, the Defense Department deployed some more officials supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency to facilitate vaccination.

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