Governance and Estimating

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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

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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.

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Efficient project governance should not be an oxymoron!

Kiron Bondale

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.

Reducing Corruption in Government Projects

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Government projects are prone to corruption, even in countries where anti-corruption laws are strongly enforced. … best practices Blog PM reports PMO PPM productivity Project Management Trends work culture celoxis government corruption Online project management software project management project management best practices public sector project management web based project management tool

Accountability on a Agile Software Development in the Presence of Governance

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So for projects that spend other people's money in the presence of uncertainty - Governance is a means to establish those shared principles. Governance is about Decision Rights. You don't need governance, a Product Roadmap, and Release Plan.

Increasing the Probability of Project Success

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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

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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.

Insights from Gartner 2011 PPM and IT Governance Summit – A Conversation with Donna Fitzgerald

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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.

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Reality of the Value of Estimating

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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

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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.

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What Is Management in the Context of Agile

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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

Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

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Capabilities Earned Value Estimating Governance IMP/IMS Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project Management Requirements Root Cause Analysis Scheduling Technical Performance MeasuresNo matter the size of the project. No matter the project domain.

How to Talk About Estimates

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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?

Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

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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.

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How good are you at starting off your project?

Ron Rosenhead

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

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Agile Project Management Methods

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Agile Books Capabilities Decision Making Deliverables Based Planning(r) Economics ERP Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project Management Requirements Risk Systems Theory

The Executive-Project Manager Gap

Troubled and Failing Project

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.

The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

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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.

Who does what, when and how…?

Ron Rosenhead

project management governance courses in project management governance project management project management roles project sponsorsThe atmosphere in the room was tense so I decided to intervene and summarised as follows: this group is a mix of project managers and project sponsors.

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Your CRM Implementation Is Going To Fail

Troubled and Failing Project

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.

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Project Success Means Knowing.

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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.

Decisions Without Estimates?

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NoEstimates Balanced Scorecard Business Capabilities Decision Making Economics Estimating Governance ManagementThere is a posted question at an agile conference. Can you make a decision without an estimate?

Connecting Five Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

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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.

Bad Management Behaviours

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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 .

Estimates, Forecasts, Projections

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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.

Collective belief and its possible impact on projects.

Ron Rosenhead

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.

Disband Your PMO

Troubled and Failing Project

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?

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The Problems with Schedules

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NoEstimates Capabilities Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project ManagementHere's an article, recently referenced by a #NoEstimates twitter post.

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How good is project sponsorship in your company?

Ron Rosenhead

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How are projects approved in your company?

Ron Rosenhead

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

Constrain first or constrain last when populating a project portfolio?

Kiron Bondale

IT Governance Project Portfolio Management resource availability strategic objectives Valuable projects work intake

#NoEstmates and the System of Profound Ignorance (SOPI)

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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.

The business case is implicit in what we do

Ron Rosenhead

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.

Who should attend project management training?

Ron Rosenhead

project management training courses in project management project management project management governance project sponsorI must get at least 3 calls per months where the conversation moves from can you run a project management course to the above issue.

Transport for London’s Signal Failure – £886m more than planned*

Ron Rosenhead

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.

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

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Federal Government, in support of OMB Circular A-123.”. NoEstimates Debunking Decision Making Estimating Governance Mathematics Principles Risk Systems TheoryThere was a Tweet two days ago from one of the founders of eXtreme Programming, that said.

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Estimating on Non-Trivial Software Projects

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Corporate governance has similar frameworks for managing the stockholders or stakeholders money. . NoEstimates Estimating GovernanceA nice conversation on twitter about estimates on software brought up the topic of estimates as commitments. The #NoEstimates advocates see estimates as making commitments. Yes, commitments are made when we estimate. But that commitment is not a promise. A Promise is a guarantee, with 100% confidence it will be net.

You want them to understand…but do you really understand?

Ron Rosenhead

project management governance business case courses in project management project definition project management trainingIt is an interesting situation. It is also disturbing.

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The #NoEstimates Paradigm and Response

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When we hear a suggestion about a process that inverts the logic of normal business activities based on a governance framework - say Microeconomics of Software Development, we need to ask who benefits? Governance is about decision rights. NoEstimates Business Estimating Governance

Who owns project management in your company?

Ron Rosenhead

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!

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