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. The reason for this resource page is the lack of understanding of how to estimate, the urban myths about software estimating, and the fallacies that estimating is not needed, when developing software, in the presence of uncertainty, when spending other peoples money. Estimating Probable System Cost,” Stephen A.

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

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.

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Project Management – Where to Find the Jobs

Arras People

Everyday dozens of new project management jobs are created and filled. Projects of all shapes and sizes need to be managed and in many cases that means hiring in a project professional (hurray!). For example: Arras People — Project and programme management roles (of course we’re going to plug it, come on!). Newspapers, trade magazines and professional journals often have dedicated job sections on their websites. Project Management Professional (PMP).

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AI Assistants for Project Managers

Leading Answers

However, long before our jobs as project managers are taken, AI will help us. Do you analyze backlogs and scope outlines for potential risks, or review estimates for commonly missed activities? This is the not too distant future of AI assisted project management. June was Technology month at Project Management.com, and there have been a few articles about AI taking away project management jobs. AI will Transform Project Management.

AI Assistants for Project Managers

Leading Answers

However, long before our jobs as project managers are taken, AI will help us. Do you analyze backlogs and scope outlines for potential risks, or review estimates for commonly missed activities? This is the not too distant future of AI assisted project management. June was Technology month at Project Management.com, and there have been a few articles about AI taking away project management jobs. AI will Transform Project Management.

Resources for Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The planned uncertainty not only needs to decrease over time passing, but this reduction diminishes any impacts of risk on the decision-making processes. Some feel that the cone does not provide any value for the work they do and does not match the reducing uncertainty in their estimates. Rather than update Cone of Uncertainty - Part Cinq (Updated) again, let me provide a bibliography of papers describing the origins of the Cone and it's use in the management of Programs.

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What Project Managers Can Learn from the Outdoor Enthusiast

LiquidPlanner

While the worlds may feel completely separate from one another, project managers and business leaders can learn a great deal from the adventure experts; our PMs for the outdoors. For the project manager, preparedness requires understanding where risks lie and being ready to address them should it become necessary. The gadgets you see in the magazines? The post What Project Managers Can Learn from the Outdoor Enthusiast appeared first on LiquidPlanner.

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Principle Based Management

Herding Cats

In that simple statement is the key to Principle Based Management of Other People’s money. †. The second school of thought involves “principle-based leadership/management”—that is, trusting people in leadership positions to make good decisions even without a rule to hide behind. Developing principle-based management processes doesn’t start with individuals. For example: In R ules Based Management , responsibility is usually the avoidance of some outcome.

12 Steps to Creating a Successful Project Scope

Scoro

This year’s State of Project Management Survey reveals that only 23% of organizations complete projects on time, with just 43% staying within budget. According to a 2018 report from the Project Management Institute , controlling the project’s scope is a universal top driver of success.

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Why do most projects fail?

Binfire

Forbes magazine also opined about the high rate of project failures recently. . The inexperience of the project managers? What is the opportunity cost of project management, you ask? This statement is by no means against using Agile project management. 2-Lack of experience by the project manager. Small projects may not need a project manager. But, for a good size project, an experienced project manager is a must. 4-Identify project risks.

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

Where can you go to talk Gantt charts, work breakdown structures, and Agile workflows to your heart’s content with other project management aficionados? There’s a treasure trove of valuable information available online for anyone looking to sharpen their project management skills. . We’ve compiled a list of over 80 of the very best online resources for project managers, including online training sites, podcasts, ebooks, tools and templates, blogs, and more. .

How to Stay Relevant At Work (Hint: It’s Called Upskilling)

Teamweek

According to a study by Training Magazine , U.S. Managers don’t want to lose their best employees to the competition. Staying relevant can reduce your risk of being laid off or, if you are ‘downsized’, make it easier for you to find another job more quickly. If you are employed in a high-risk environment, such as manufacturing or defense, you can learn in a safe setting and avoid the risk of a training accident.

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Knowledgeline: Building e-Discovery Teams:: by Tom Baldwin

Knowledgeline

He was named to Texas Monthly Magazines list of Ten Best Legislators, the Dallas Morning News said he was one of the outstanding legislators of the 73rd session, and the Texas Department of Transportation awarded him the Russell H. Bruteyn, Managing Director, stated, We at InterFinancial are proud to have such a widely recognized Senator join our board and oversee out automotive lending division.

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