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

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

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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.

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.

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Preparing to Take On a Business Process Management Software

Wrike

Business process management (BPM) isn’t new. hours, there’s been a process-centric and customer-centric approach to improving business results. What is business process management, after all, but the methods and tools used to monitor, streamline, and improve business processes?

Software Development Process Improvement Opportunities

Herding Cats

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. .

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.

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.

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.

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. .

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

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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.

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.

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 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.

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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.

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?

Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

Herding Cats

No matter the engineering processes used to produce the outcomes from the project. So when you hear - well that process you're talking about is applicable in your domain but not mine. No matter the size of the project. No matter the project domain.

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?

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

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These risks can be mitigated with a good risk management process. For risks that are beyond the vision of the project team a properly implemented risk management process can also rapidly quantify the risks impact and provide sound plans for mitigating its effect.

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Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

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Domain and Context Are King, Then Comes Process and Experience. 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.

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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

The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

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Scrum is) more defined rather than empirical process. So when we hear anything about the current state of Agile or even that Scrum is NOT empirical and needs to be replaced, ask what new process is being suggested that will meet Dr. Carter's 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

Decisions Without Estimates?

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These two points of view are the basis of any credible business management process. If you want to decide what's the probability of occurrence of some Epistemic uncertainty or the statistical processes for some aleatory activity you need to estimate.

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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.

Project Success Means Knowing.

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They are probabilistic and statistical models, driven by the underlying processes of the two primary actors - suppliers and consumers. Without this estimating process, we have no ability to assessing the past data in the presence of this uncertainty in order to Know, to the needed degree of precision and accuracy, to make informed decisions about the future. . NoEstimates Capabilities Estimating Governance Management Mathematics Principles Project Management Scheduling

An Incremental Paradigm

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We were speaking a Homeland Security yesterday on Agile development in the Federal Government and there was a senior director who brought up a paradigm that resonated with me. We live in a golf course community , where our waste water is processed locally inside our area.

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

Concept of Operations

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A Concept of Operations (ConOps) document is produced early in the requirements definition process to describe what the system will do (not how it will do it) and why (rationale). Systems Engineering Handbook: A Guide for System Life Cycle Processes and Activities, 4th Edition, INCOSE.

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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. These forecasts usually come from models of the process being forecast. Forecasts are based on estimating the processes that produce the forecast. NoEstimates Debunking Earned Value Estimating Governance Management Principles Project Management

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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.

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.

2016 19

Fallacy of the Day

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Project Controls are Management Actions, either preplanned to achieve the desired result, or taken as a corrective measure prompted by the monitoring process. In the Project Controls paradigm, Value is a measurable attribute of the project controls process - a Closed Loop Control measure.

From Mission Capabilities to Done

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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 Problems with Schedules

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Don't ever make suggestions to make changes to the processes without first finding the root cause of why the actual performance has a variance with the planned performance. NRO Cost Group Risk Process, Aerospace Corporation, 2003.

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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.

2017 17

How good is project sponsorship in your company?

Ron Rosenhead

No matter what risk scoring process you use I would say this is in the red zone. project sponsors courses in project management project management project management governance project management training project risks project sponsor

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#NoEstmates and the System of Profound Ignorance (SOPI)

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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. While knowledge of these understandings are standard for any credible management process of other people's money are needed, there is the inverse of this knowledge in play for the #Noestimates advocates. NoEstimates Governance

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Misinterpretations of the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

This Closed Loop Program Control Process provides the decision makers with actionable information. Project work is a complex, adaptive, stochastic process with evolving Goals, resources, and situation, all operating in the presence of uncertainty.

How are projects approved in your company?

Ron Rosenhead

Companies need a mechanism for ensuring that all projects go through a formal approval process, a process that will avoid some (and more) of the above issues. So what should this approval process be?

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