How to Keep Your Projects On-Time and On-Budget

Arras People

Deltek is the latest member of the Arras People Software Directory , in this article they give a brief overview of how projects can be controlled and how software can help with this. companies and government agencies an estimated $145 billion per year!

Budget 329

Everything You Need to Know About Project Management Governance

ProProfs Project Management

One of the major reasons is the lack of project management governance. . This is precisely where project governance comes to the picture. . Meaning & Definition of Governance. The first of which is to have a solid understanding of what project governance is.

2020 56

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

How to Fund a Software Development Project

ProjectManager.com

A critical success factor for a software development project is how it is funded. But greater flexibility generally requires a more skillful approach to governance and project management. In this blog I’ll explore several common options for funding software development projects.

2019 366

Best Construction Project Management Software of 2020

ProjectManager.com

Smaller construction projects need construction project management software, and bigger ones definitely require the kind of control that only a PM tool can provide. If you’re going to manage a construction project, you want project management software that is robust and dynamic.

2020 212

Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding

Planview

Funding practices—that is, the way budgets are allocated throughout the organization—dictate nearly every business outcome. This is where Lean budgeting comes in. In traditional organizations, funding decisions are project-based, meaning budget is allocated on a per-project basis.

Lean 114

Best project management software

Binfire

What is the best project management software for your team and your project? 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 is our budget for PM software?

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

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.

What’s Worse Than Not Automating Your Software Delivery Pipeline?

Leading Agile

An unattended software delivery pipeline frees technical staff to spend more time on value-add activities rather than tediously performing repetitive tasks by hand, such as. They asked a software developer what it would take, and he estimated something like 20,000 pounds over several months.

How much does resource management software cost?

Resource Guru

Many project managers share my feelings when it comes to shopping for resource management software. What is the budget, and is it amenable to any requirements changes you might need? Be sure to consider scalability when calculating the cost of resource management software.

2019 80

Software Intensive System of Systems

Herding Cats

The domain I work in is categorized as Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS). The development of the software and sometimes the development of the hardware is done in an agile manner, using one of several Agile development methods - SAFe, Scrum for example.

2001 39

Best Construction Project Management Software of 2019

ProjectManager.com

Smaller construction projects need construction project management software, and bigger ones definitely require the kind of control that only a PM tool can provide. If you’re going to manage a construction project, you want project management software that is robust and dynamic.

2019 55

What's Missing from the Agile Software Development Paradigm

Herding Cats

Agile software development is framed by a manifesto , a set of 12 principles, several methods. These are all focused on developing software, delivering that software to those paying the developers. Why This Missing Concept is Important to Agile Software Development? .

Software Intensive System of Systems

Herding Cats

The domain I work in is categorized as Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS). The development of the software and sometimes the development of the hardware is done in an agile manner, using one of several Agile development methods - SAFe, Scrum for example.

2001 36

The Best Strategic Planning Software for Teams

Teamweek

To make this process easier, there are loads of strategic planning software programs available online. Before you go out and pick the first one you can find, it’s important to understand some key features it should have: Ready-made software.

Your Crash Course on PPM Software

Project-Management.pm

There is no magic cure to fix these issues overnight, but there is somewhat a solution to make jobs easier and create balance in the system: these are the PPM Software. What You Need to Know About PPM Software. Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software warrants managers in charge to deal with advanced project endeavors easier. Additionally, PPM software enables teams or staff to collaborate or share ideas, as well as create comprehensively organized schedules.

2017 72

Economics of Software Development

Herding Cats

For example, about which software to buy, which Features in the development backlog should be implemented next, what prices to charge for products and services. Software development is an exercise in microeconomics, since it deals with limited resources - time, cost, and what value is produced in exchange for the time and money. Here are three starting resources for Software Economics: Software Engineering Economics , Barry Boehm. Economics of Software Development.

The Best Strategic Planning Software for Teams

Teamweek

To make this process easier, there are loads of strategic planning software programs available online. Before you go out and pick the first one you can find, it’s important to understand some key features it should have: Ready-made software.

Is Software Development Art or Engineering

Herding Cats

I started my career as a Software Engineer , writing Fortran 77 signal processing algorithms to find and track missile launchers in the middle eastern desert. Signal processing is a domain of software development well suited to the paradigm of engineered systems. But there are software systems where testing is necessary but not sufficient. . Software-intensive systems include: . So when would a software system NOT be Engineered to fit the Needs of the Customer?

Software Development Process: How to Pick The Process That’s Right For You

Planio

But software development isn’t one of them. Every great piece of software starts with a plan and a clear process in place. Luckily, there are numerous software development processes you can choose from when you’re starting your next project. Software Development.

Why You Need to Project Portfolio Management Software Right Now ?

Project-Management.pm

Software tools and metrics play a big role in improving a project. They also make tasks easier and enable users to save budget and schedule, all the while delivering the product or service within the deadline. Speaking of software, there are thousands of them cropping up in the market, catering to various needs of an organization. Some software falls into one spectrum and they focus on organizations that have similar needs or issues. Portfolio Governance Management.

How to Build a Robust Project Risk Culture [8 Steps]

Online PM Courses

This will hep you improve your budget and schedule estimates, and therefore reduceover-runs. Your biggest wins will come from better governance, with little or no extra cost and time overhead. Access resources and budget. And what about governance?

Risk 135

Software Development Process Improvement Opportunities

Herding Cats

Here's the IT budget for the Federal Government. When we hear about all the suggested ways to improve the effectiveness of our development effort, if we're to going work on improvements, let's go where the REAL money is. .

Is Macroeconomics and Social Science the Same as Software Development?

Herding Cats

There a popular notions in the agile development world that authors like Hayek and Taleb speak to how software development works. Let's look at the thesis of Hayek in light of software development and the decisions that must be made when spending other people's money in the presence of uncertainty. He was not a program manager of engineered to order software intensive system of systems. Macroeconomics is the dismal science - treat it as such when developing software.

2016 36

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Here's a collection of presentations, briefings, papers, essays, book content used to increase the Probability of Project Success (PoPS) I've written and applied over my career in the software-intensive system of systems and other domains. Governance (#Governance). Governance.

2003 45

Project Versus Product in Agile Development

Herding Cats

This quote is typically the basis of proposing agile software development over traditional software development. FASB 86 is an example of how cost and revenue for internal software development are recorded on the balance sheet. . The software is still useful.

Agile 50

The Top 15 Enterprise Project Management Software Solutions

Teamweek

The owners who are looking to scale their company will need an enterprise project management software solution to help them stay organized and collaborate with current and future team members. JIRA , for example, was designed with an emphasis for software development companies.

2018 52

How to Talk About Estimates

Herding Cats

If I'm risking two weeks of work for the Scrum team of 5 people it's a much different need from the risk of a $10B manned spaceflight program being supported to congress for budget authorization. . What is an estimate?

Gantt Chart Software that Every Project Manager Needs to Know About

Teamweek

government workers in 1917, he probably never realized that future project managers would owe him a debt of gratitude. Create baselines for scope, schedule, and budget. Here is a list of Gantt chart software that every busy project manager should know about.

2018 60

Cost Management Basics

ProjectManager.com

Cost management is the process by which one plans and manages the budget of a business or project. In the case of a project, it helps the project manager estimate what the project will cost and set in place controls by which they can reduce the chance of the project going over budget.

2019 311

Cost Estimation for Projects: How to Estimate Accurately

ProjectManager.com

Good cost estimation is essential for keeping a project under budget. Cost estimation is the process that takes those factors into account, and calculates a budget that meets the financial commitment necessary for a successful project.

How To Manage Multiple Projects At The Same Time

Girl's Guide to PM

While they all look broadly similar in objective, they involve working with different software products (so different vendors), different technical teams, different business teams and different locations. Here are my top 15: a mixture of software tools and lower.

2016 311

Deconstructing the Hertz and Accenture Debacle

Herding Cats

This approach is guided by the processes for Root Cause Analysis on Software Intensive System of Systems project I've worked. Were they based on the established planning processes for complex Software Intensive System of Systems? It's not sufficient to simply say working software.

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. This also meant developing software systems to support this effort. And money in the bank is what software development is about.

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. This also meant developing software systems to support this effort. Rarely are software engineers working on science experiments.

Agile Project Management Methods

Herding Cats

From the point of view of Software Intensive System of Systems, here's how we've learned to manage development using Agile. They have not to exceed budgets , they have emerging requirements built on baselined Capabilities.

Agile 49

The #NoEstimates Paradigm and Response

Herding Cats

Each of the authors have a different, sometimes slight, sometimes maor, approach to producing software using their methods. So let's look at what's being said here about managing software development in the presence of uncertainty using other people's money.

2016 64

Two Parallel Processes of Project Success - Both Value and Delivery are Needed

Herding Cats

Software development is a Value Creaton activity, but Value cannot be determined unless we know the cost to produce that value and when that value will be available for use by those who of paid for that Value. For software development, those scarce resources are people, time, and money.

2018 51

Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

Herding Cats

With these business principles of software development and projects in general, we can ask and answer five principles of project success. What is the Plan to reach done at the needed time for the needed budget, with the needed outcomes?

Estimates, Forecasts, Projections

Herding Cats

We can estimate the total cost, total duration, and the probability that all the Features will be delivered on the program we are working for the US Government. Or ANY software project for that matter. And when yo hear, we don't need estimates we need budget , remember: In a world of limited funds, as a project manager, Product Owner, or even sole contributor, you’re constantly deciding how to get the most return for your investment.

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. This also meant developing software systems to support this effort. Facts and Fallacies of Estimating Software Cost and Schedule.