IT Governance: Definitions, Frameworks and Planning

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Information technology is prevalent in nearly every industry and organization across the globe. On top of it all, information technology is constantly evolving. IT governance ensures that IT departments are prepared for what’s next, without losing focus on what matters. What is IT Governance? If you ask the business world, IT governance is all about managing performance for efficiency. Oversee the performance of IT managers.

The Importance of Data Governance for Business

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Much as a librarian is responsible for organizing a large collection of books, organizations must have a set protocol for managing the information they collect when doing business. That plan is called data governance. What Is Data Governance? Data governance provides an organization with a plan to make sure that its data is available, usable, consistent and secure. Data Governance Goals. Informed Decision-Making. Implementation of Data Governance.

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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. But you’re not free to suggest your approach is applicable to those who are governed by external frameworks of spending and accountability for that spend, without a testable confirmation this idea doesn’t violate those governance principles. Governance includes: Responsibility for a specific duty, task, or decision. NoEstimates Governance

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. Risk issues that can be identified early in the program, which will potentially impact the program later, termed Known Unknowns and can be alleviated with good risk management. Effective Risk Management 2 nd Edition , Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003.

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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. Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Effective Risk Management 2nd Edition, Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. Risk a Feelings,” George F.

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Managing in the Presence of Risk

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Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success. "We This department slogan was posted on an office door (the inside) for several months while managers in the department struggled to break out of a string of failed projects. Is this effort in search of a clear project leader/manager?

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

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Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management. Managment Processes. Nine Best Practices of Project Management , Software Program Managers Network (SPMN). Top Habits of Successful Project Managers. Project Governance. Integrated Master Plan: The Foundation of Program Success , College of Performance Management, May 21, 2014. The Nine "I's" of Program Success ," College of Performance Management. Agile Project Management.

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7 Steps for Effective Problem Management in IT

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Information technology (IT) is a broad field that encompasses anything related to computer technology. Teams that work in IT are there to support these technologies and the people who use them. Unfortunately, the promise of technology often falls short of reality, and things malfunction. But as frustrating as it might be when something we depend on breaks down, that’s par for the course with complex technology. What Is Problem Management?

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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). Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Management (#CSTPM). Governance (#Governance). Earned Value Management (#EVM). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Management Processes.

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Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

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There is always lots of complaining about the biases introduced into managing projects and making the estimates needed to make project decisions. 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. When System One works it is because of memories and past experiences inform the decision.

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

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Uncertainty is related to three aspects of the management of projects: The external world - the activities of the project itself. Our perception of this world - the data and information we receive about these behaviors. The risk is created when we have not accounted for this natural variances in our management plan for the project. Dealing with Aleatory (irreducible) uncertainty and the resulting risk requires we have margin. Papers on Risk Management.

Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

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There is always lots of complaining about the biases introduced into managing projects and making the estimates needed to make project decisions. 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. When System One works it is because of memories and past experiences inform the decision.

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. We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . Define the risks - reducible and irreducible - to each Capability and their Features.

#Noestimates Has Come to This

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Aleatory uncertainty produces an irreducible risk to the project. Epistemic uncertainty produces reducible risk, which can be dealt with directly with experiments, tests, redundancy, and other intervention processing. Our performance management system requires an assessment of Physical Percent Complete every month in the Integrated Performance Management Report (IPMR). Rolling waves, planning packages, emerging processes are all standard project management processes.

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. We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . And then some more resources for managing in the presence of complexity .

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. We were on of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . Uncertainty can never be managed with Estimates . Irreducible Schedule Risk.

Principles of Project Success

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People, money, facilities, technology. A time phrased plan for their acquisition, deployment, management, and funding. . risk management is how adults manage projects - Tim Lister. This is the basis of managing projects. All risk comes from uncertainty. Information Technology Estimating Quality. Deliverables Based Planning(r) Estimating Governance IMP/IMS Management Performance-Based Project Management® Principles

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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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Concept of Operations

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IEEE Computer Society, March 19, 1998, IEEE Guide for Information Technology—System Definition—Concept of Operations (ConOps) Document (IEEE Std 1362-1998). Office of Management and Budget, December 5, 1994, Operational Concept Description (OCD) , Data Item Description DI-IPSC-81430. Define the risks to accomplishing the functional outcomes. IT Risk Management.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

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Need up-to-date facts and figures for a project management report, article, or infographic? Browse this collection of project management statistics collected from studies and reports from the past five years. The data and statistics below are sorted into categories so you can quickly skim to find the information you need. Simply grab the stats you want and find the corresponding original source information at the bottom of this page. Benefits of Project Management. —1A.

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Do You Actually Need a Project Management Certification?

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You’ve probably heard about all sorts of project management certifications and wonder whether it’s worth having one. If some organization uses some project management framework, you need to get certified. If you want to manage projects better, certification won’t help you much. The most popular project management certifications. When it comes to project management, PMP is the most popular certification (and most widely recognized). project-management

Project Prioritization

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Increasingly, companies have full-time project-management offices (PMO) with staff and budgets to pursue project planning, management, and evaluation full time. But when those involved in project test planning and management sit down to apply those criteria–e.g.,

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No Pain, No Gain?

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In the field of information technology (IT), most people think that performing financial analyses on new projects is hard work, but it doesn’t have to be if you know what you are doing. Directives can be imposed by management (for example, to improve the image of a company), by government (like the Dodd-Frank Act to meet financial compliance regulations), and/or by external stimulus. Turning Project Financial Analyses into a Painless Exercise. Introduction. “No

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5 Cybersecurity Tools and Services to Consider

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My background is primarily information technology and project management. If full prevention and avoidance is basically out of the question, then we need to focus on risk identification, mitigation and response. This rapidly growing data often contains an enterprise's financial information, product plans, strategic initiatives, intellectual property, and confidential employee, customer or patient records.

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5 Cybersecurity Tools and Services to Consider for 2016 and Beyond?

Brad Egeland

My background is primarily information technology and project management. If full prevention and avoidance is basically out of the question, then we need to focus on risk identification, mitigation and response. This rapidly growing data often contains an enterprise's financial information, product plans, strategic initiatives, intellectual property, and confidential employee, customer or patient records.

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Software Estimating Resources

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One of our clients, a retired USAF Col Program Manager at an NNSA Weapons Testing Site has a statement that is applicable here: If you lack academic basis and validated experience, your advice is simply unsubstantiated opinion without any basis in fact or principle. Flint, School of Management, Working Paper Series, September 2005.”. Why Monte Carlo Simulations of Project Network can Mislead,” Terry Williams, Project Management Journal 35(3), pp.

Without a Root Cause Analysis, No Corrective or Preventive Action is Credible - Part 1

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Research on information systems failures and successes: status update and future directions,” Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Information Systems Frontiers, 17(1), pp. June Verner, Jennifer Sampson, and Narciso Cerpa, Second International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, 2008. “A A Taxonomy of an IT Project Failure: Root Causes,” Walid Al-Ahmad, Et Al, International Management Review, Vol. Why Do Information Technology Projects Fail?”

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The Pseudo Science of No Estimates

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I listened to the final rant of Jon Stewart ( BIG CAUTION this show is from Cable and for Adults Only, just like Risk Management) and came away with inspiration for a post, which I've edited a bit to remove the phrases not applicable here. . Because "we're just developers who can't even make high level estimates how much it will cost and we work for bonehead managers who can't tell the difference between a good estimate and a bad estimate," doesn't have the same ring.

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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. Software effort estimation terminology: The tower of Babel,” Stein Grimstad, Magne Jørgensen, Kjetil Moløkken-Østvold, Information and Software Technology 48 (2006) 302–310. Software effort estimation terminology: The tower of Babel,” Stein Grimstad, Magne Jørgensen, Kjetil Moløkken-Østvold, Information and Software Technology , 48 (2006) 302–310. “A

A Wrap Up of the #NoEstimating Conjecture Analysis to Date

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It has many good concepts, one serious math error, and connects well with how we manage and work billion dollar programs. No Estimates Mean Better Estimates? - Value at Risk means how much money and time are you willing to risk without understanding how much time and money is at risk. Planning, Plans, and Execution of the Plan - An interview with Jeff Sutherland and Hank de Velde brings up some important notions in program and project management.

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