A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

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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. Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning. Project Performance Management. Connecting the 5 Principles and 5 Practices of Performance-Based Project Management ® To Increase the Probability of Project Success. Technical Performance Measures.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

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Project Performance Management (#PPM). Technical Performance Measures (#TPM). Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Management (#CSTPM). Governance (#Governance). Strategy (#Strategy). The overarching theme is focused on defining what Done looks like, assessing progress toward Done in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers. Those units always start with Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance.

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Increasing the Probability of Project Success

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These charts are an extract from the book Performance-Based Project Management: Increasing the Probability of Project Success and the abstracted training materials Handbook. Hope is not a Strategy. Capabilities Earned Value Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Principles Requirements Risk Root Cause Analysis Technical Performance Measures

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How to Talk About Estimates

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We can't talk about estimates or estimate, without also talking about the precision and accuracy of the estimate (the noun) after we have performed the estimate (the verb). . Every month there is a Month End reports, both showing cumulative cost to date, cumulative schedule performance, and Physical Percent Complete. What is an estimate? An estimate as a noun is an approximate calculation or judgment of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something.

Deconstructing the Hertz and Accenture Debacle

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Of course, No Root Cause analysis has been performed by these advocates, but it makes good click bait for their followers. It assessed the current state of its e-commerce activities, defined goals, and strategy for its digital business, and developed a roadmap that would allow Hertz to realize its vision. Were there: Measures of Effectiveness. Measures of Performance. Key Performance Parameters. Measures of Physical Percent Complete.

INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

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Cohesion is the measure of how well module fits together. The component may be performing more than one function. Informational cohesion: performs a number of functions, each with its own entry point, with independent code for each function, all performed on the same data structure. NoEstimates Decision Making Estimating Governance Management Planning Principles Product Management Project Management Requirements Strategy Systems Theory Technical Performance Measures

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Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

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What dos Done look like in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers? What Impediments will be encountered along the way to Done and what are the handling strategies for each impediment? What are the measures of physical percent complete needed to inform the decision makers of progress to plan in order to take corrective or preventive actions to stay on plan?

Connecting "What" with "How" - and the Failure to Understand the Principles of Systems Engineering and Systems Management

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Progress and Value are measured with the same in Earned Value Management. In Earned Value Management paradigm, progress is always measured as physical percent complete. This physical percent complete is measured as compliance with the Technical Performance Measures of the outcomes of the work efforts, that consume the budget for that work. The Measures of effectiveness. The Measures of Performance are. Key Performance Parameters.

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

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Managing Cost, Schedule, & Technical Performance Risk Is The Basis Of Good Project Management. Certain information about key project cost, performance, and schedule attributes are often unknown until the project is underway. Hope is Not a Strategy. The Plan for the project is the Strategy for its successful completion. What are the “units of measure” for this increasing maturity? The performance dimension of the consequence of occurrence.

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Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

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Without these measures, Done will usually mean . Without these measures, Done will usually mean we ran out of time and money. . Plans are strategies for success. Strategies are hypotheses. The test of the hypothesis for projects are the Measures of Effectiveness, Measures of Performance, Key Performance Parameters, and techTechnicalformance Measures used to assess progress to plan for the project. No matter the size of the project.

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Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

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What dos Done look like in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers? What Impediments will be encountered along the way to Done and what are the handling strategies for each impediment? What are the measures of physical percent complete needed to inform the decision makers of progress to plan in order to take corrective or preventive actions to stay on plan?

Integrated Master Plan - Revisited

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Plans are Strategies. A Strategy is a Hypothesis. The role of the Integrated Master Plan is to provide the Strategy for the successful completion of the program. Transparent – Comprehensible display of what needs to be done and how completion is measured. It is essential that the IMP represent the work that must be performed. The IMP shows the Accomplishments and the measures of Accomplishments that are essential to get through a design review.

People Versus Process

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Get the best people (A players), put them on the toughest problems and incent them to perform. [3] The approach for increasing the performance of people outside the small group level includes: Develop a model for execution that fits culture, skills, needs, and capabilities of the participants of the initiatives being managed by the program. Metrics that connect strategy with execution and measure the increasing maturity of the identified capabilities.

What's Missing from the Agile Software Development Paradigm

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The customer is accountable for knowing what Done Looks Like (in Unity of measure meaningful to their domain). The results include system-level qualities, properties, characteristics, functions, behavior, and performance. Systems Engineering assess the processes for achieving stakeholder functional, physical, and operational performance requirements in the intended use environment over the planned life of the system within cost, schedule, and internal and external constraints.

Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

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For software, this can be value produced (assuming we have a unit of measure for that value in the for of effectiveness, performance, key performance parameters, or technical performance measures ). For your Honeywell or Nest controller on the wall, that sample rate is measured in seconds. It can be the cost, schedule, and technical performance measures of the software project. Hope is not a Strategy.

Project Management Process: The Basics

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Monitoring & Controlling : processes required to track, assess, and regulate project performance and progress, as well as identify and initiate changes as necessary. . It also ensures that project selection aligns with overall organizational strategy. Work performance data.

10 Top Process Improvement Tools You Need to Create a More Sustainable Business

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A study by BCG/MIT finds that 90% of executives deem sustainability to be important, yet only 60% of companies incorporate sustainability as part of their business strategy, and even less (25%) integrate sustainability into the core of their business model. Add control points and measurements.

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

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Each 'activity' is the smallest unit of work that can be performed within the scope of the project. Actual Cost of Work Performed: The total cost of work performed during any given period of time. This is the schedule against which project progress is measured.

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Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

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Cost and schedule growth for software development programs is created by unrealistic technical performance expectations, unrealistic cost and schedule estimates, inadequate risk assessments, unanticipated technical issues, and poorly performed and ineffective risk management, all contributing to program technical and programmatic shortfalls. risks that may prevent the end item from performing as intended or not meeting performance expectations.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

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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]. More than 90% of organizations perform some type of project postmortem or closeout retrospective. [9]. How Project Success is Measured: 20% — Satisfied stakeholders. Government – Federal. Government – City/State/Local.

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