Governance

Herding Cats

Governance is about decision rights. Notions of self-organizing teams, self-direction, self-management need to be established inside a governance framework. When you hear about any process where management is NOT involved, ask first who's money are they spending

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.

Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance

Arras People

If your organisation does not have effective product portfolio governance, growth can quickly become overwhelming and lead you into making inaccurate decisions. They addressed many challenges to create an NPD process that enabled innovation and growth. Growth is a good thing. Right?

The Road to Effective Project Management Governance

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What really is project management governance? With countless articles and books in the business spectrum conveying such practice, project management governance is in the sense, subjective. There’s no correct description of it and it’s safe to say that individuals or groups who employ and encounter project management governance have developed their own understanding of it. Governance and Decisions. To be more precise, project management governance.

Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance

Arras People

If your organisation does not have effective product portfolio governance, growth can quickly become overwhelming and lead you into making inaccurate decisions. They addressed many challenges to create an NPD process that enabled innovation and growth. Growth is a good thing. Right?

Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

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The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work.

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How to Develop a Strong Governance Process with These 6 Tips ?

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Projects involved a lot of planning , implementation , and not to mention tracking or detecting issues and problems within the team or the project, and surpassing the following process. 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.

The Three Things Every Project Manager Must Know about Project Governance

Ron Rosenhead

It covers the very important topic of project governance. Project Governance is often seen as getting in the Way. Good Governance Adds Value. But good governance is not about meddling. Project governance is an essential discipline. Good Governance Sets Direction.

Your Basic Guide to IT Project Governance Framework

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The process won’t even work unless there is manpower involved, as well as methodologies and standards implemented for projects to be delivered successfully. IT project governance framework has since been the answer to this equation, but people seemed not to fully grasp its function. This article tackles the importance and significance of IT Project Governance Framework and its impact on the projects in the organization. This is one of the purposes of project governance.

Lessons Learned - A suggested Process

Project Health Check

Now let us spell out a structured Process that we suggest: Plan Lessons Capture - Lessons Learned (L.L.) What Lessons Learned Processes have you used - or has it mostly been unstructured? In our Precious Blog entry we reflected generally on Project Lessons Learned.

Two Parallel Processes of Project Success - Both Value and Delivery are Needed

Herding Cats

This randomness comes from the underlying uncertainties (Epistemic and Aleatory) in the processes found in the development of the software. So back to the original quote, it's missing ½ of the process needed for business success.

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Becoming An Effective Leader In Government & Beyond: An Interview With Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop

Project Management Hacks

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.

Accountability on a Agile Software Development in the Presence of Governance

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Self-Organizing is a powerful process. 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.

Software Development Process Improvement Opportunities

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Here's the IT budget for the Federal Government. When we hear about all the suggested ways to improve the effectiveness of our development effort, if we're to going work on improvements, let's go where the REAL money is. .

The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process

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I've since lost my handbook issued at TRW for the Software Development Lifecycle processes used on the programs we worked, but the loop approach of plan, do, study, act was at the basis of that method. A recent Twitter post make the false claim that.

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The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

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And the answer to all of these is in the guise of project portfolio management process steps. The project portfolio management process steps mentioned below cater to all types of organizations that execute portfolio management to reach their business objectives and their strategic goals. Remember that these project portfolio management process steps don’t fix your woes within a day or week; treat it as the start of your path towards an efficient portfolio. .

Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

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DP6Jw is an overview of this process. To control this process using feedback and corrective actions ‒ in the same way, your closed loop controller for your air conditioner or heater does - a sampling rate is determined based on the rate of change of the underlying processes. These measures, corrective actions, and resulting outcomes operate in the presence of statistical and probabilistic processes. Stochastic process control is the field of study.

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.

All form and no (agile) substance?

Kiron Bondale

Tagged: agile project management , Process compliance stupidity. Agile Process Peeves Project Management agile project management Process compliance stupidity

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So this is why project management is failing.

Ron Rosenhead

Give that person executive authority – within the companies governance processes! project management governance project governance project management project management training project sponsor

Increasing the Probability of Project Success

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This means having a set of Principles, Process, and Practices to test the suggestion against. These Five Immutable principles are time phased into Processes that provide answers to the Five Principles. With some details for each process area.

Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

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The Project should then be reporting its status regularly to senior management via a Status Report, as part of its overarching Governance arrangement. So far so good; but when an organisation is orchestrating its status reporting process, what does it need to consider?

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. What is Governance? Why We Need Governance.

How to Talk About Estimates

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There you'll also find materials on risk management, capabilities-based planning, and other agile processes as they are applied to Software Intensive System of System for mission critical programs where we work. What is an estimate?

What Software Development Models Aren't Iterative and Incremental?

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Use of the dreaded Waterfall model is a stalking horse for agilest and #Noestimates advocates for the evils of software development guided by any Governance processes intending to be the steward of other people's money. NoEstimates Agile Governance

Increasing the Probability of Program Success

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We're working on a White Paper for the Joint Space Cost Council which is an organization composed of government (NRO, NASA, USAF, and others) and industry representatives with an interest in space. Processes to Prevent Unfavorable Impacts. System Engineering Processes.

Value First, Requires Margin and Contingency

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The principles of microeconomics of decision making in the presence of uncertainty mandates you make estimates of how to achieve that Value in terms of cost and schedule, those three (and all) variables are random variables, usually driven by a stochastic process.

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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? Where could I start—bureaucracy, draconian process, poor executive sponsorship, disengaged leaders? I fired off, "Creating an over bureaucratic morass stifling innovation & implementing process instead of cultivating leaders." Governance & Definition

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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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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.

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Project managers, just say no!

Ron Rosenhead

Effective change control – project management processes have clear change control processes. If you don’t have a change control process, develop onbe and have it as an integral part of your processes. But use what is in project management system and your people skills.

Reasons to Estimate and Measure

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Estimating Software-Intensive Systems: Project, Products, and Processes , Richard D. Any estimating process requires discipline and repeatability to produce accurate and precise results. Process describe and organize the work, whether it be for a project or a product.

Incremental Commitment Spiral Model

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Herding Cats: The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process. NoEstimates Agile Governance Logical FallaciesThe Incremental Commit Spiral Model provides an iterative and incremental framework for complex software intensive system of systems.

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Behavioural Economics, Estimating, and Decision Making in Presence of Uncertainty

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The behavioral aspects of these decisions involve individuals, organizations, processes, procedures, and governance principles. . NoEstimates Decision Making Economics Estimating Governance Mathematics Principles Project Management

4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

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Similarly, product lifecycle management (PLM) integrates people, data, processes and business systems. The audit, surveillance, performance reporting, measurement are at the core of all business processes. First - backlog prioritization is essentially a sorting process.

Physical Percent Complete: Knowing When You Are Done

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In the same way, when we build a unified set of principles, practices, and processes, and the information they depend on for successful program management by connecting unrelated pieces and parts a confusing and disjointed view of the program is the result.

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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. Process improvement?

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Who is responsible for what and when in projects?

Ron Rosenhead

It’s a simple process – use what you already have and openly discuss project roles. The group agreed (and other groups since then have also agreed) that this process is often missing.

From Mission Capabilities to Done

Herding Cats

And of course, since all projects operate in the presence of reducible and irreducible uncertainty, estimating the impact of decisions made along the way to Done must also be part of the process.

The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

Arras People

Managers in the PMO become concerned about the quality and timeliness of the data, standards are defined, processes are introduced, and more activities are included in their sphere of influence.

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