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

The IIL Blog

By Tom Friend – Agile Consultant / LtCol USAF (Ret). Want to expand your agile & scrum knowledge? Check out our 3rd annual Agile & Scrum Conference here. This standard is a simple 6-page document keeping with the Agile tradition of minimum viable documentation.

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How Poor Risk Management Is Hurting You

Project Risk Coach

Poor risk management is costly. Project managers are caught off guard by emerging risks. And these risks may turn into issues costing more time and money. We can identify risks early. Let's look at the cost of poor risk management through the life of Tom Whitley.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

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. Effective Risk Management 2 nd Edition , Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

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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.

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Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

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A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. In this domain today, Agile processes are the basis of engineering those systems. IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ACQUISITION PROCESS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS.

The 5 Significant Agile Project Management Techniques For Your Organization

Agile methods have created a significant impact on various businesses. Even it was orignally created for engineering, information technology, and software development, agile has expanded to different industries such as project management. The function of agile project management is focused on improvement, team effort, scope, and quality products and services. So what exactly do we look for in agile project management techniques?

A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

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Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management. Deliverables Based Planning: Providing Actional Information to the Program Manager , 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Project Management Symposium, 2009. Agile Project Management. Integrating Agile with EVM , EVM World, 2013.

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Accountability on a Agile Software Development in the Presence of Governance

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One of the principles of agile development is self-organizing teams. In this Role (like all members of Agile teams, the PO is a role, not a position) the business value stream is conveyed from the business to the development team through the Product Roadmap and Release Plan.

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

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Our perception of this world - the data and information we receive about these behaviors. The risk is created when we have not accounted for this natural variances in our management plan for the project. An aleatory risk is expressed as a relation to a value. Embrace Risk!

Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

Test those solutions, and figure out what risks are inherent. Six Sigma and Agile. As Agile methods continue to grow from the software development egg in which they were hatched, the style has found itself saddling up with Six Sigma. Agile and Six Sigma mix well.

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Book of the Month

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It seems of late there is a campaign in the software development community, especially in the agile community where ignorance is a virtue. IT Risk Management. Information Technology Estimating Quality.

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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. We develop these reference classes using Agile Function Points. Place all the information into some modeling tool.

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. Adaptability is of little use if you don't know the boundaries of the technology, processes, and uncertainties of the problem.

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. They don't care about cost, risk, schedule, the probability that they'll get what they paid you for. million euro Agile project.”.

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Concept of Operations

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Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering provides an approach to making the decision about what's in the ConOps and its format based on some Systems Engineering analysis of criteria: Program risks - reducible and irreducible uncertainties that create these risks. Technology considerations - what limitations do we have? Developing a Stakeholder-Assisted Agile CONOPS Development Process," Ali Mostashari, Sara A. IT Risk Management.

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The Five Laws of Software Estimating are Wrong

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To those paying the developers, estimates provide actionable information needed to make decisions: Can we afford to develop this feature? Information Technology Estimating Quality. IT Risk Management. NoEstimates Agile Business Capabilities Economics Estimating PrinciplesThere's a blog post from a few years back that has resurfaced The 5 Laws of Software Estimates. It's one of those posts that's heavy on opinion and light on principles.

Top 7 Enterprise Project Management Software Tools

TrustRadius Project Management

Agile project management is supported with features like Gantt charts, an easily viewable and manipulable backlog, and storyboarding. Its biggest advantage is its ease of use as the interface is very intuitive …” Verified User | Project Manager in Information Technology | Utility Company. #4

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Crucial Buying Criteria For Your Next Project Management Collaboration Tool

TrustRadius Project Management

Lead Systems Analyst | Information Technology and Services (10,001+ employees) . Verified User | Engineer in Information Technology | Computer Software Company (10,001+ employees). #2

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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. Cost Modeling Agile Software Development,” Maarit Laanti and Petri Kettunen, International Transactions on Systems and Applications, Volume 1 Number 2, pp.

#Noestimates Has Come to This

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This is a chart from an agile conference where #Noestimates was a topic. Aleatory uncertainty produces an irreducible risk to the project. What's the Value at Risk ? Low risk - low value, quick estimate. Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects.

Commonly Used Project Management Software For 9 Key Use Cases

TrustRadius Project Management

Risk Manager, and Insurance Agent | Insurance Agency Inc. #2 Verified User | Employee in Information Technology | Information Services Company. #3 We share the same schedule with customers to inform them of the status of their project on a weekly basis.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

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Review on Traditional and Agile Cost Estimation Success Factor in Software Development Project,” Zulkefli Mansor, Saadiah Yahya, Noor Habibah Hj Arshad, International Journal on New Computer Architectures and Their Applications (IJNCAA) 1(3): 942–952. Software effort estimation terminology: The tower of Babel,” Stein Grimstad, Magne Jørgensen, Kjetil Moløkken-Østvold, Information and Software Technology 48 (2006) 302–310. The ROI of Agile VS. Traditional Methods?

The Urge to Strangle(The Strangler Pattern)

Leading Agile

Business agility means having the capability to “turn on a dime” at low cost and with low risk, to drive innovation, respond to market changes, and overcome the competition. They face challenges in achieving agility that smaller or newer companies don’t.

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Concept of Operations

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In the agile community, there is always some comment or opinion about how hard it is to define what the requirements are. Here's the way we work projects using agile development practices. Define the risks to accomplishing the functional outcomes. IT Risk Management.

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Real Options and Decision Making for ICT Projects

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This is the same paradigm of Agile software development where responding to change over following the plan is part of the original manifesto. Instead is providing how Real Options is applied to decision making int he presence of uncertainty for ICT (Information Technology and Communications) here's a reading list. IT Risk Management. There was a classic #Noestimates post this week that said.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015


The data and statistics below are sorted into categories so you can quickly skim to find the information you need. Simply grab the stats you want and find the corresponding original source information at the bottom of this page. Agile Project Management. Agile Project Management.

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The 40 Best Organizational Tools to Enhance Your Work


It uses different organizational strategies like Waterfall and Agile to tackle all of your issues. It is one of the most secure cloud storage services that help you keep all of your confidential business information in one place and be in control of whether those files are shared with someone or not. Information technology. This will let you process your information more in-depth and not waste any good ideas.

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

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Research on information systems failures and successes: status update and future directions,” Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Information Systems Frontiers, 17(1), pp. Why Do Information Technology Projects Fail?”

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Principles of Project Success

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It's popular in the agile work to claim SW is never Done. People, money, facilities, technology. risk management is how adults manage projects - Tim Lister. All risk comes from uncertainty. Information Technology Estimating Quality. Projects produce products, services, solutions. Projects deliver capabilities that fulfill Missions and Vision, Projects are a vehicle to accomplish and outcome. Every project should have a goal, an objective, and outcome.

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The Pseudo Science of No Estimates

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I listened to the final rant of Jon Stewart ( BIG CAUTION this show is from Cable and for Adults Only, just like Risk Management) and came away with inspiration for a post, which I've edited a bit to remove the phrases not applicable here. . This comes to the discussion of Value at Risk and what are estimates for other than to protect Value at Risk. Information Technology Estimating Quality.

A Wrap Up of the #NoEstimating Conjecture Analysis to Date

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No Estimates Mean Better Estimates? - Value at Risk means how much money and time are you willing to risk without understanding how much time and money is at risk. Alternatives to Agile Estimation. An Agile Estimating Story. Estimating on Agile Projects.

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Do You Actually Need a Project Management Certification?


ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) covers a larger area than PMP. CSM/PSM (Certified Scrum Master/Professional Scrum Master) are two different certificates (issued by different organizations) that both cover Scrum, the most popular agile framework in software development. SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework®) takes Scrum and applies it to enterprise (given that Scrum works well for teams but doesn’t scale when it comes to the company as a whole).