Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Project Performance Management (#PPM). Technical Performance Measures (#TPM). Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Management (#CSTPM). Those units always start with Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance.

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Increasing the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

These charts are an extract from the book Performance-Based Project Management: Increasing the Probability of Project Success and the abstracted training materials Handbook. Domain is King, No Domain Defined, No Way To Test Your Idea.

2017 90

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Deconstructing the Hertz and Accenture Debacle

Herding Cats

Of course, No Root Cause analysis has been performed by these advocates, but it makes good click bait for their followers. Were there: Measures of Effectiveness. Measures of Performance. Key Performance Parameters. Measures of Physical Percent Complete.

Performance-Based Project Management®

Herding Cats

Performance–Based Project Management ® integrates five critical program management process areas with – Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Measures. Done” is always defined in units of measure meaningful to the decision maker.

Project Versus Product in Agile Development

Herding Cats

But if the development work is a Project is a fixed period of performance, for a fixed (with margin) budget, and a fixed set of Capabilities, then the question is can agile be used to develop the software? They are projects in the sense of the term defined by PMI.

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Definition of Done

Herding Cats

These Measures have Little meaning to the Decision Makers. Do those capabilities meet the Measures of Performance that characterize physical or functional attributes relating to the system operation, measured or estimated under specific conditions?

2017 49

Integrated Master Plan - Revisited

Herding Cats

The Hypothesis requires tests (experiments) to confirm that we're moving in the right direction along the path defined in the Plan. Transparent – Comprehensible display of what needs to be done and how completion is measured. Defined - Identified, analyzed, and documented.

Cone of Uncertainty Bibliography

Herding Cats

I work in a domain where the CoU is baked into the Integrated Program Performance Management (IPPM) processes flowed down from the buyer, in this case, the Federal Government. The CoU paradigm defines the needed reduction in uncertainty is some performance metric.

2008 42

From Mission Capabilities to Done

Herding Cats

No matter the project domain or the technical development method, project success is dependent on knowing what Done looks like in units of measure meaningful to the decision maker. These measures are stated in units, meaningful to the buyer.

2017 46

Connecting "What" with "How" - and the Failure to Understand the Principles of Systems Engineering and Systems Management

Herding Cats

Progress and Value are measured with the same in Earned Value Management. In Earned Value Management paradigm, progress is always measured as physical percent complete. The Measures of effectiveness. The Measures of Performance are. Key Performance Parameters.

INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

The interdependencies e well defined, so making a User Story Independent can take place only to the minimal level that a User Story is dependent of other User Stories for collected data, processing that data, and producing data to be collected and processed by other User Stories.

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Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

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.

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Misinterpretations of the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The Cone of Uncertainty as a Technical Performance Measure. Active reduction requires we have a desired reduction goal, perform the work, and measure progress toward the rduction goal. Closed Loop Control, has a goal, an action, a measurement, and a corrective action.

2017 42

Fallacy of the Day

Herding Cats

Project Controls are Management Actions, either preplanned to achieve the desired result, or taken as a corrective measure prompted by the monitoring process. In the Project Controls paradigm, Value is a measurable attribute of the project controls process - a Closed Loop Control measure.

INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

The interdependencies e well defined, so making a User Story Independent can take place only to the minimal level that a User Story is dependent of other User Stories for collected data, processing that data, and producing data to be collected and processed by other User Stories.

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6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

Project teams may have defined risk responses. Technical performance measurement. The technical performance measurement is a measurement of the technical accomplishments. And they regularly perform the control activities to keep the project healthy.

6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

Risk audit Project teams may have defined risk responses. Technical performance measurement Imagine that you are working on a software development project and that the functional requirements have been developed. Changes in project risks are inevitable.

Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

In small companies, how a product gets developed and delivered is usually defined by a “Big Brain” (e.g. While some delivery roles such as program or project managers might report in to the same PMO, there are staff whose sole focus will be to define and maintain standards.

5 Key Steps to Successful Project Management

Entry

To simplify things, here are five steps critical to the successful management of a project: Step 1: Initiate the Project by Defining the Scope. Define the criteria for how the project success will be defined. Define how to address risks should they arise.

2017 195

A Complete Guide to PMIS

ProjectManager.com

Some will also have automated gathering and reporting on key performance indicators (KPIs). Control and Performance: Analyze and control cost and performance, updating existing plans as actual against planned data changes, provide what-if scenarios for the project manager.

2019 331

Cancelling Projects: The Project Isn't Being Done Right

Project Health Check

A classic way to consider project performance is via the triple constraint of scope/cost/time, often with quality thrown in the mix. In part 1 of this article series, we accepted that Projects sometimes need to be cancelled.

2017 233

Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

Herding Cats

First, we must recognize that without a clear and concise description of done, the only measures of progress are the passage of time, consumption of resources, and production of technical features. How are you going to measure progress toward “done” in units.

2018 127

Human Resources needs to be part of your company’s agile transformation!

Kiron Bondale

For large companies which have defined job families and roles, agile might introduce new roles such as Scrum Masters, product owners or agile coaches. The team, rather than any one team member is the lowest level of granularity when it comes to decision-making, commitment and performance.

2016 210

Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

Project Health Check

The entire purpose of the Start-up Phase of a Project is to produce a comprehensive Plan for the Project; consisting of an integrated Performance Measurement Baseline (Time, Cost, Scope) and an associated Project Management Plan to monitor and control it.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

This process requires making estimates of cost, schedule, and technical performance to increase the probability of program success as defined by with Measures of Effectiveness, Measures of Performance, Technical Performance Measures, and Key Performance Parameters.

Different Project Management Terms Beginners Should Know

ProProfs Project Management

A project activity can be defined as the smallest unit of work that needs to be done in order to complete a project. This refers to the various schedules and costs defined at the start of a project. KPI stands for Key Performance Indicators. Performance Measurement Baseline.

2020 73

Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

It covered identifying requirements, interconnecting tasks, resources, planned values, actual values, baselines, performance measures, forecast techniques and timesheets. The implementation strategy requires having a plan with the final objectives defined.

2016 404

The Tyranny of the Urgent - and how to manage it

Project Health Check

But robust planning in general will set up the project for success; things like engaged stakeholders, managed risks and a realistic Performance Measurement Baseline will reduce the likelihood of issues appearing in the first place.

2017 197

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

This process requires making estimates of cost, schedule, and technical performance to increase the probability of program success as defined by with Measures of Effectiveness, Measures of Performance, Technical Performance Measures, and Key Performance Parameters.

From Strategy To Execution and Delivery

Herding Cats

What are the units of measure of Value ? These answers start with defining the strategy. For these strategies to work, we need to define the Measures of Effective, Measures of Performance, Technical Performance Measures, and Key Performance Parameters for each of the outcomes that produce Value in exchange for the Cost and Time to produce that Outcome. There always talk about Focus on Value. But that does that mean?

How to Delegate Tasks With More Confidence and Less Stress

Girl's Guide to PM

As recipient of the delegation you have a duty to: Confirm the performance criteria are mutually understood and agreed. The above defines the duties; below I’ll add each party’s rights and the ‘ how to ’ steps. Be Clear on Requirements and Confirm Performance Criteria.

2018 308

How to Write Company OKRs for Effective Goal-Setting?

nTask

Popularized by John Doerr, one of the most successful venture capitalists, OKR sets the basis for defining your organizational objectives over a specified period of time. These key results are concrete, measurable actions which lead towards achievement of objectives.

2019 142

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

It contains all the details about the tasks a project team has to perform. . is a process of appointing or providing a team member with a responsibility to perform a task. is a state of resource allocation performed by a project manager. Cost Performance Index/Indicator (CPI) .

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

It contains all the details about the tasks a project team has to perform. . is a process of appointing or providing a team member with a responsibility to perform a task. is a state of resource allocation performed by a project manager. Cost Performance Index/Indicator (CPI) .

3 Questions That Must Be Asked at Every Project Management Meeting

Herding Cats

In the ConOps are measures of Effectiveness for the components of the project that implement the Capabilities . The only answer to that is a measure of Physical Percent Complete (P%C). These measures are supported by Quantifiable Backup Data.

2018 46

Value and the Needed Units of Measure to Make Decisions

Herding Cats

Without units of measure of Value beyond time and money, there can be not basis of comparison between one value based choice and another. In the Systems Engineering world where we work, there are four critical units of measure for all we done. They include projected performance.

2016 54

Cone of Uncertainty - Part Cinq

Herding Cats

The Cone is a project management framework describing the uncertainty aspects of estimates (cost and schedule) and other project attributes (cost, schedule, and technical performance parameters). The Cone is NOT the result of the project's past performance.

2017 43

What is Earned Value Management & How its Theories Affect PM Software

ProProfs Project Management

Measuring the performance of a project against the project baseline has plenty of benefits. Earned value management in project management can be defined as: A systematic project management process that helps managers to measure project performance.

2019 67

People Versus Process

Herding Cats

Get the best people (A players), put them on the toughest problems and incent them to perform. [3] Metrics that connect strategy with execution and measure the increasing maturity of the identified capabilities. Continuous performance assessment by measuring the right thing.

Project Management Terms for Team Leaders

MindGenius

The terms that will be covered are: Work Breakdown Structure Stakeholder Project Sponsor Six Sigma Project Scope Creep Risk Management Process Gantt Chart Brainstorming Baseline Quality Management Plan Work Breakdown Structure Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) defines the work that is mandatory to produce the end goal of the project. Measure: measure your data, by doing this you will be able to understand what parts are working and what is not.