Remove Cadence Remove Estimate Remove Governance Remove Performance Measurement

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

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Project Performance Management (#PPM). Technical Performance Measures (#TPM). Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Management (#CSTPM). Governance (#Governance). The overarching theme is focused on defining what Done looks like, assessing progress toward Done in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers. Those units always start with Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance. Governance.

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Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

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Managing Cost, Schedule, & Technical Performance Risk Is The Basis Of Good Project Management. Certain information about key project cost, performance, and schedule attributes are often unknown until the project is underway. What are the “units of measure” for this increasing maturity? 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.

2017 37

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Is Macroeconomics and Social Science the Same as Software Development?

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In our domain this is the Performance Measurement Baseline, which is a time-phased budget plan for accomplishing work against which contract performance is measured. 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.

2016 36

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Each 'activity' is the smallest unit of work that can be performed within the scope of the project. Actual Cost of Work Performed: The total cost of work performed during any given period of time. Actual dates are different from planned or estimated dates.

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