Decision Analysis - Ordinal and Cardinal Measures

Herding Cats

This method is the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). AHP is based on the principle that all measurements are relative. Using this method, the performance, cost, time, and risks of alternatives can be articulated as ratios that can then be compared with one another.

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? Go write code that every few weeks produces value to the next step in the process.

Agile 50

Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

Herding Cats

Cognitive bias - a mistake in reasoning, evaluating, remembering, or other cognitive processes, often occurring as a result of holding onto one's preferences and beliefs regardless of contrary information. Because of that, we don't separate the thinking processes into a dual-system.

4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

Herding Cats

I need an estimate because… I need to measure productivity. Although I understand measuring productivity could work well for repeatable activities, it's hard to believe it works well for abstract and, ultimately, non-repeatable tasks like software development.

Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

Herding Cats

Cognitive bias - a mistake in reasoning, evaluating, remembering, or other cognitive processes, often occurring as a result of holding onto one's preferences and beliefs regardless of contrary information. Because of that, we don't separate the thinking processes into a dual-system. And of course, those are biased, filtered are fed back into System One at a later date, creating more bias to the decision-making process in the future.

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.

2017 250

Fallacy of the Week

Herding Cats

Technical outcomes and their performance - what did we get for our money? Have sufficient Technical Performance Measures margin to cover the required performance measure of the Capabilities. NoEstimates (is) An Unconventional Approach That Finally Solves The "Deliver On Time!" Problem. Let's deconstruct this conjecture. All project work operates in the presence of uncertainty.

Systems Engineering and Software Intensive System of Systems

Herding Cats

This is a good start, but it needs to produce actionable outcomes , not just principles, but practices and processes. Finance, social, political. Much of Ackoff's principles are the basis of practices and processes that assure this happens. . The identification of the requirements, the test plans, and the features provided for each release are an essential driver of the product development process. . Technical Performance Measures.

Start with Principles, Not Personal Anecdotes

Herding Cats

The "bad management" is itself a symptom of untrained, inexperienced, unskilled decision making processes in the presence of uncertainty. . In the project domain, an estimate is a calculated approximation of some desired measurement.

2003 50

Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

80% of “high-performing” projects are led by a certified project manager. [4]. 89% of high-performing organizations value project management, 81% actively engage sponsors, 57% align projects with business strategy. [6]. How Project Success is Measured: 20% — Satisfied stakeholders.

2015 61

Organizational Culture and Its Impact on Team Performance

ActiveCollab

Simply put, they suffer because their creativity and their performance is under the influence of drastically different organizational culture than they are used to. To understand how culture impacts team performance, we must first take a look at different types of company cultures.

2017 36