Capabilities Release or Cadence Release

Herding Cats

Agile developers like to toss that phrase around as an alternative to having a plan for the delivered value we'll replace planning and estimating with early and often delivery. To suggest you can make such a decision without estimate requires you intentionally ignore this principle.

System of Delivery: An Intro to Our Governance Model

Leading Agile

Our governance model and team design may look a little complicated at first glance. In this presentation, our Chief Methodologist, Dennis Stevens will remove the noise and walk you through our governance model and team design to help you better understand the LeadingAgile system of delivery.

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GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Applied to Agile

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The GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide has 12 steps. Either a Cadence Release Plan or a Capabilities Release Plan. These describe the increasing maturity of the project's artifacts. There are not specific to Agile Software Development. But here's how they are connected. Step .

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

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Governance (#Governance). Six Business System Rule - defines the assessment of the integrated business systems for Federal procurement and their integrity in providing information to the Government contracting office. . Governance.

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Quote of the Day

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Why Guessing is not Estimating and Estimating is not Guessing. Estimating Processes in Support of Economic Analysis. Herding Cats: Capabilities Release or Cadence Release. Estimating and Making Decisions in Presence of Uncertainty. NoEstimates Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Quotes

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

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The answers to each of these questions require making estimates in the presence of uncertainty. No Point Estimate of Cost or Duration can be Correct. The use of point estimates for durations and costs is the first impulse in an organization low on the project management maturity scale.

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Is Macroeconomics and Social Science the Same as Software Development?

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This is the basis of the Agile Product Roadmap and Product Release Plan (either cadence or capability based). Five Estimating Pathologies and Their Corrective Actions. Why Guessing is not Estimating and Estimating is not Guessing. NoEstimates Agile Economics Estimating GovernanceThere a popular notions in the agile development world that authors like Hayek and Taleb speak to how software development works. Let's look at one example.

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An Incremental Paradigm

Herding Cats

We were speaking a Homeland Security yesterday on Agile development in the Federal Government and there was a senior director who brought up a paradigm that resonated with me. Why Guessing is not Estimating and Estimating is not Guessing.

Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

High WIP levels and failure to recognize delivery capacity, identify scarce resources, and consider estimates led to intense pressure to deliver late in the project schedule. Regarding Governance: Some potentially significant changes may be needed.

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

Leading Agile

They asked a software developer what it would take, and he estimated something like 20,000 pounds over several months. The same rule of thumb applies to other governance reviews, as well. Sounds good. What are “all the things,” by the way?