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. What is IT Governance? Oversee the performance of IT managers. Key Terms in IT Governance.

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 Goals.

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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. Governance includes: Responsibility for a specific duty, task, or decision. The governing of IT systems has two distinct components. 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. 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.

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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

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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. Risk 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. What Is Problem Management? ITIL & 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). Governance (#Governance).

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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. 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. An aleatory risk is expressed as a relation to a value.

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. Define the risks - reducible and irreducible - to each Capability and their Features. What is the Value at Risk for your Project?

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. Adaptability is of little use if you don't know the boundaries of the technology, processes, and uncertainties of the problem.

#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. What's the Value at Risk ? No Risk Management.

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. They don't care about cost, risk, schedule, the probability that they'll get what they paid you for. Irreducible Schedule Risk.

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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.

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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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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. Benefits of Project Management. —1A. Agile Project Management.

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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

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.

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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. Turning Project Financial Analyses into a Painless Exercise. Introduction. “No

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

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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.

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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.

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. A Taxonomy of an IT Project Failure: Root Causes,” Walid Al-Ahmad, Et Al, International Management Review, Vol.

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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.

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.

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