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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. COSMIC Software Estimation Approach,” Alain Abran, ICEAA Workshop, Portland Oregon, June 6?9, Estimating Probable System Cost,” Stephen A.

Cost Estimating Assessment Criteria

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Here are the guidelines for a credible cost estimate (GAO-16-620). Documents all cost-influence ground rules and assumptions. Details calculations performed and estimating methodology used. Includes evidence of review and acceptance by management. Estimate should lack bias; be neither overly conservative nor optimist. Regular updates cost estimate to reflect significant changes. Estimate based on historical record of comparable p[rograms.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

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Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects. When I left for the airport this morning to catch my flight to a customer site I estimated, given the conditions, how much time I need to get to my favorite parking spot at DIA. The same process for estimating is applied to multi-billion dollar projects we work. Here's some materials that provide the tools and processes needed to learn how to estimate.

Risk Management Resources

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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. requires making estimates) ? Risk Management Papers. “A

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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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Governance and Estimating

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Authority to influence behaviours. A structural component that pertains to the organisation’s information technology activities, the way those activities support the goals of the business, and the people who help manage those activities.

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

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Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management Briefings and Presentations. Management Processes (#MP). Project Performance Management (#PPM). Agile Project Management (#APM). Risk Management (#RM). Earned Value Management (#EVM).

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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. 40 - Estimation is a Problematic Practice of Companies Doing Dangerous Things. 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. These are classic examples from an author who is either unskilled, untrained, and inexperienced in estimating software development.

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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. Funding constraints - how much money do we have, when can we spend it, what's our management reserve? Technology considerations - what limitations do we have? IT Risk Management.

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What is Strategy?

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Management then reverts to the simpler task of overseeing independent functions. Improving operational effectiveness is a necessary part of management, but it is not a strategy. In confusing the two, managers will be unintentionally backed into a way of thinking about competition that drives the business support processes (IT) away from the strategic support and toward the tactical improvement of operational effectiveness. How is this topology managed?