International Standard on Governance ready for publication
OCTOBER 31, 2016
During last week´s meeting in Athens the ISO/TC258 approved ISO 21505 “Project, programme and portfolio management – Guidance on governance” to be ready for publication. Governance is defined as principles, policies and the framework by which an organization is directed and controlled.
Governance and Estimating
APRIL 25, 2016
If your business is not subject to any external governance process, you’re free to spend your money as you please. Governance includes: Responsibility for a specific duty, task, or decision. The governing of IT systems has two distinct components. NoEstimates Governance
Agile for Large Scale Government Programs
AUGUST 2, 2016
Agile in the government from Glen Alleman. Agile Earned Value Governance Government IMP/IMS Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Requirements Root Cause AnalysisIt would seem counter intuitive to apply Agile (Scrum) to large Software Intensive System of Systems. But it's not. Here's how we do it with success. Related articles. The Microeconomics of a Project Driven Organization. GAO Reports on ACA Site. All Project Work is Probabilistic Work.
Governance models for Non for Profit Organisation: From theory to Practice
MAY 8, 2016
This implies finding and putting in place the right governance model to do so. Neo-institutional theory has consequently been applied by several authors to explain governance and organizational change in the nonprofit sector (Hager, Galaskiewicz, & Larson, 2004).
Efficient project governance should not be an oxymoron!
FEBRUARY 26, 2017
Look up governance in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and you’ll find this definition “ The way that a city, company, etc., Most staff would view governance as a necessary evil. The issue therefore is not with governance itself but rather how it usually gets implemented.
How to Develop a Strong Governance Process with These 6 Tips ?
MARCH 14, 2017
The two governance processes should be implemented constantly to keep track of the scope creeps, risks , opportunities, and also safeguard the following resources from running out. To stay within deadline means having a governance process that everyone will adhere to. Building up a governance process may be a little intimidating, especially if you don’t organize your project outline properly. Cet article How to Develop a Strong Governance Process with These 6 Tips ?
Becoming An Effective Leader In Government & Beyond: An Interview With Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop
Project Management Hacks
APRIL 28, 2016
Have you ever considered the public sector and government for your next career move? Governments face interesting problems and that means there are opportunities to deliver new projects. government to launching his own venture, GovLoop.
Increasing the Probability of Project Success
JANUARY 5, 2017
Capabilities Earned Value Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Principles Requirements Risk Root Cause Analysis Technical Performance MeasuresIncreasing the Probability of Project Success Simple in Theory, Complex in Practice.
Why We Don't Need to Question Everything
AUGUST 2, 2016
This begs the question - is there any governance process in place ? If there is a Governance process in place, then that means there are decision rights in place as well. Questioning those governance processes and questioning the principles, processes, and procedure that implement the governance processes usually starts with the owners of the governance process. Standing outside the governance process shouting challenge everything is tilting at windmills.
Reality of the Value of Estimating
JULY 21, 2016
NoEstimates Estimating GovernanceAvoid software project horror stories - check the reality value of the estimate first from Harold van Heeringen.
Agile Project Management Methods for Corporate IT Projects
OCTOBER 26, 2016
This definition for single scrum teams needs to come in contact with Corporate Governance, managerial finance, decision making in the presence of uncertainty when spending the firms money that has impacts beyond the team and their natural desire to control their own destiny.
Insights from Gartner 2011 PPM and IT Governance Summit – A Conversation with Donna Fitzgerald
Guerrilla Project Management
JUNE 19, 2011
Donna Fitzgerald, Research VP with Gartner, shares insights from the Gartner 2011 PPM and IT Governance Summit. Donna Fitzgerald, Research VP with Gartner, shares insights from the Gartner 2011 PPM and IT Governance Summit. I had the great pleasure to talk to one the thought leaders that I count on for advice on Program and Portfolio Management. Donna Fitzgerald, Research VP with Gartner, shares with us insights from her four presentations at.
What Is Management in the Context of Agile
APRIL 17, 2016
One view of management in Agile can be informed by Governance of the work efforts. Here's a version of Governance, from " Agile Governance Theory: conceptual development ,” Alexandre J. Agile Governance
Sponsoring a project – a key role for successful delivery
AUGUST 29, 2016
The organisation’s governance practices should make it clear who the sponsor is, how the sponsor is selected, their accountabilities, and responsibilities as well as the relationships between the sponsor and the project manager and between the project and the business.
Who does what, when and how…?
JANUARY 12, 2017
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How good are you at starting off your project?
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
I came across an interesting report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) – which exists to provide independent opinion and evidence to assist Parliament and hold government to account. project management governance governance project project initiation project management
Five Immutable Principles of Project Success
MAY 1, 2016
NoEstimates Decision Making Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Principles Project ManagementAll successful projects adhere to these five immutable principles during the lifecycle of the design, development, deployment, and operation. These principles are independent of any project or program domain or context in that domain. They are also independent of any project management method or product development method, including agile.
Collective belief and its possible impact on projects.
AUGUST 4, 2016
Project governance – many projects are risky. Surely the overall governance processes should have kicked in and stopped the project? The project is going well. The prototype has been approved and will be ready in 2 weeks.
Project Success Means Knowing.
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
NoEstimates Capabilities Estimating Governance Management Mathematics Principles Project Management SchedulingTo increase the Probability of Project success means we have to know something about the attributes and measures of the Five Immutable Principles that enbale this project success, when managing in the presence of uncertainty. All engineering projects, including software projects, are a constrained optimization problems.
How are projects approved in your company?
APRIL 12, 2017
I see this group as part of the overall governance process ensuring the strategic challenges will be met with a clearly focussed list of projects to be delivered. project management governance business case project approval project management stakeholder management
The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
Agile Decision Making Estimating Governance Management PrinciplesI came across a couple of interesting tweets over the weekend. Scrum is) more defined rather than empirical process. Agile in name only. scrum, not agile. not as it was prior to scrum. lost art.
Bad Management Behaviours
APRIL 23, 2017
Business Governance Management I belong to an invitation blog for military people. In a recent post, they had a post from the York Region District School Board D'Youville College, Aleksandr Noudelman about leadership. This post resonanted with me when I hear about simple and simple minded soultions to symptoms that involve bad management. Of course these solutions don't address the Root Cause, so they never get fixed .
The Executive-Project Manager Gap
Troubled and Failing Project
NOVEMBER 7, 2015
It was such an innocuous question, "Working on an article; what is the biggest problem you see with project governance at orgs? Governance & DefinitionCan you comment?" Can I comment? Really? That is like cheese to a mouse. Where could I start—bureaucracy, draconian process, poor executive sponsorship, disengaged leaders? Plenty of fodder, because they all lead to project failure.
Your CRM Implementation Is Going To Fail
Troubled and Failing Project
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Governance & DefinitionCustomer Relationship Management (CRM) implementations fail at an alarming rate. For the last fourteen years, numerous independent parties have come up with the same dismal statistics. In fact, your implementation probably will not meet your goals either. The graphic above does not bode well for anyone heading out on that journey. To be sure, configuring the software is significantly more difficult that it appears at first glance.
How good is project sponsorship in your company?
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
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Connecting Five Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success
DECEMBER 28, 2016
Capabilities Governance IMP/IMS Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project Management Requirements SchedulingTo increase the probability of project success, many things have to happen at the same time. Here's are Five principles and practices that can increase that probability of success. Principles and Practices of Performance-Based Project Management® from Glen Alleman. Related articles. Managing in Presence of Uncertainty.
Estimates, Forecasts, Projections
NOVEMBER 27, 2016
We can estimate the total cost, total duration, and the probability that all the Features will be delivered on the program we are working for the US Government. NoEstimates Debunking Earned Value Estimating Governance Management Principles Project ManagementThere is the misuse of the terms of statistics and probability in many domains. Politics being one. The #Noestimates advocates are another of the most prolific abusers of these terms. Here are the mathematical definitions.
How to Talk About Estimates
APRIL 29, 2017
NoEstimates Agile Earned Value Estimating Governance Government IMP/IMS Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project Management Requirements Risk Root Cause Analysis Scheduling Strategy Technical Performance MeasuresWhat is an estimate?
The business case is implicit in what we do
SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
project management governance project management project management training project sponsor training sponsor training too many projectsNot my words but the words of a client. She is a senior executive asking for some support.
Disband Your PMO
Troubled and Failing Project
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Governance & DefinitionAfter nearly 30 years of project work, I struggle to understand the role of a project management office (PMO). Even though, I have written of the pros and cons , and read a plethora of articles, opinions, and how-to guides little has been done to convince me that the PMO is reducing project failure. It seems to be nothing more than a tool to fill a void in leadership?
The Problems with Schedules
AUGUST 12, 2016
NoEstimates Capabilities Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project ManagementHere's an article, recently referenced by a #NoEstimates twitter post.
Who should attend project management training?
APRIL 13, 2016
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Transport for London’s Signal Failure – £886m more than planned*
MARCH 15, 2016
Public or in house training – the choice is yours Performance management report for project sponsors- must do… project management governance auditing projects project management risk management skills shortageHorrible headlines and a horrible situation.
You want them to understand…but do you really understand?
JANUARY 6, 2017
project management governance business case courses in project management project definition project management trainingIt is an interesting situation. It is also disturbing.
#NoEstmates and the System of Profound Ignorance (SOPI)
DECEMBER 7, 2016
NoEstimates GovernanceDeming's approach to problem solving is based on The System of Profound Knowledge (SOPK). The anti-pattern to SOPK is The System of Profound Ignorance (SOPI). . To obtain a System of Profound Knowledge, we need to start with the four components - appreciation of the system, theory of knowledge, knowledge of variation, and the psychology of the people and process working within the system.
Are your project management success rates improving?
MARCH 15, 2017
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Who owns project management in your company?
DECEMBER 7, 2015
project management governance PMO project management project sponsors who owns project managementIt is interesting as I visit different companies around the UK to establish who owns project management within the business. I usually ask the above question; with interesting results!
Constrain first or constrain last when populating a project portfolio?
APRIL 3, 2016
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Londoners, dig deep in your pockets for yet another troubled project
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
project management governance accountabiity governance learning fro mistakes projectToday, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan ordered an enquiry into the escalating costs of the former Olympic stadium site. The original Olympic stadium is now home of West Ham United football club.
Performance management report for project sponsors- must do better
MARCH 29, 2016
project management governance performance management project management project sponsor project sponsor checklistThe group were sipping coffee and chatting until I interrupted them. I asked them take a look at the question posed putting some thoughts onto post it notes.