IT Governance: Definitions, Frameworks and Planning

ProjectManager.com

IT governance ensures that IT departments are prepared for what’s next, without losing focus on what matters. What is IT Governance? At its base level, IT governance is one or multiple processes that enable the IT staff to better manage risk and operate at its most efficient to the benefit of the organization on the whole. If you ask the business world, IT governance is all about managing performance for efficiency. Key Terms in IT Governance.

The Importance of Data Governance for Business

ProjectManager.com

The process of maintaining the integrity of your data, protecting it and making it available as needed, requires a plan of action. 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. This includes creating processes that provide accountability to make sure data management is effective. Data Governance Goals.

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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. Done well, it adds huge value to the project management process and benefits your organisation. So, if you had to know just three things about project governance, what would they be? Good Governance Sets Direction.

The Road to Effective Project Management Governance

Project-Management.pm

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.

Review People Over Process

Henny Portman

Levine wrote with People Over Process – Leadership for Agility a very pragmatic and down to earth book about leadership and agile projects. In the third section we get an overview of some routine meetings like the daily scrum, demos, governance meetings and teleconferences. Michael K.

Everything You Need to Know About Project Management Governance

ProProfs Project Management

One of the major reasons is the lack of project management governance. . This is precisely where project governance comes to the picture. . Meaning & Definition of Governance. The Association of Project Management defines governance as: Governance refers to the set of policies, regulations, functions, processes, procedures, and responsibilities that define the establishment, management, and control of projects, programs, and portfolios.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Rich Murphy’s showcase session, Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. We refer to them as related objects.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Rich Murphy’s showcase session, Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. We refer to them as related objects.

Digital Transformation in Government Organizations: Tips from Microsoft, IBM, McKinsey, and PwC

Epicflow Blog

Though government organizations are not facing a threat of rivalry, one of the biggest challenges is meeting citizens’ requirements and bringing better results with smaller expenses and amount of time. So, let’s see the way top companies consider this process. Microsoft’s Vision of Government’s Digital Transformation Journey . As stated by Microsoft, this process encompasses four pillars. . Authorizing Government Employees . Building a digital government.

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

Online PM Courses

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. What is a Stage Gate Process? The Stage Gate Process examines your projects at key decision points in its lifecycle. It is an important part of project governance that looks both backwards and forwards.

System of Delivery: An Intro to Our Governance Model

Leading Agile

Our governance model and team design may look a little complicated at first glance. In this presentation, our Chief Methodologist, Dennis Stevens will remove the noise and walk you through our governance model and team design to help you better understand the LeadingAgile system of delivery. When you first look at our governance model or some of our team designs, it might look complicated, it might look really busy. The governance model makes that actionable.

5 Governance Steps for Distributed Project Team Management

LiquidPlanner

Managing a distributed project team takes real skill and a definite commitment to putting a governance structure in place that enables success. So, if your absolute absence is a given because you have project team members operating on three different continents across twelve time zones, then you must put in place the policies, processes, techniques, and templates to standardize activities and ensure the team is playing from the same sheet of music.

Simple Guide to Business Process Mapping – a Valuable Skill All Project Managers Need

Project Bliss

If you’ve been asked to complete a business process map it may feel overwhelming. And k nowing how to create business process maps is useful in many situations. Once I learned how to create business process maps I used them a lot. I created project process documents for my development team – even without knowing how to write code! I was able to draft process maps to communicate across teams. What is a Business Process Map?

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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? Fundamentals of Business Process Management. You can’t go far into the definition of BPM without talking about what a business process is. How to map your processes.

Can IBM’s Watson Improve your Organization’s Lessons Learned Process?

The IIL Blog

In the practice of project management, we are encouraged to collect, store, reference, and add to “Lessons Learned” to avoid the mistakes (as well as benefit by the best practices) employed by others in our organization in their work on projects. In fact, it would be interesting if, let’s say IBM itself, a sophisticated global organization with a strong and mature project management process, used Watson for its own project management lessons learned repository.

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So this is why project management is failing.

Ron Rosenhead

Project Review/governance – ensure that there is strong project management review alongside project governance in place (Governance refers to the set of policies, regulations, functions, processes, procedures and responsibilities that define the establishment, management and control of projects, programmes and portfolios.). Give that person executive authority – within the companies governance processes!

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Project managers, just say no!

Ron Rosenhead

will need to be checked against the business case and benefits and you will need to refer whoever wants these changes to this document. 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. project management governance project management project scope risk management saying no stakeholders

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Rogue Project Sponsor: What to Do when Sponsorship goes Bad

Online PM Courses

The rogue Project Sponsor speaks badly (and inaccurately) of your project They refer in disparaging terms to the purpose, quality of deliverables, value, or progress of your project. Or maybe you’ll need to make the choices yourself, and take the governance risk on your own shoulders. Makes decisions without proper process Lay out the decision in a structure that drives them through the process. In All Cases, Look to Your Governance Structure.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Management Processes (#MP). Governance (#Governance). While many of the presentations have similar titles, the content is focused on a specific set of processes and practices, while the principles are the same, since they are Immutable. . Management Processes. Six Business System Rule - defines the assessment of the integrated business systems for Federal procurement and their integrity in providing information to the Government contracting office. .

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Project Management System: The Basics

Clarizen

The second piece refers to various tools and technologies that help drive this approach. In terms of an approach to getting work done, a project management system refers to the integration of seven integrated subsystems that establish and support project management across the organization.

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Estimates, Forecasts, Projections

Herding Cats

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. An estimate is a statistic about a whole population of possible values from a previous reference period or a model that can generate possible values given the conditions of the model. . These forecasts usually come from models of the process being forecast.

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

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." . The result was a safety stand down for everyone on the site (5,000 Steel Works), including all us office workers, to get the message about health, safety, and safeguards of the materials and processes on site. . Analytical Hierarchical Process .

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

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." . The result was a safety stand down for everyone on the site (5,000 Steel Works), including all us office workers, to get the message about health, safety, and safeguards of the materials and processes on site. .

Deconstructing the Hertz and Accenture Debacle

Herding Cats

This approach is guided by the processes for Root Cause Analysis on Software Intensive System of Systems project I've worked. Were they based on the established planning processes for complex Software Intensive System of Systems? Not a technical architecture but a process and acquisition architecture defined in an Acquisition Project Execution Plan (PEP)? Good acquisition starts with understanding the business process for acquiring a solution.

The PM Skills You Can Forget About (And the Ones You Really Need to Know)

LiquidPlanner

So what processes and techniques will catapult your career and what are the areas that you can… overlook? In this article I’ll look at 5 project management techniques, processes and skills that you will no doubt have heard mentioned time and time again. Today, you’re more likely to hear people in project management circles refer to it as stakeholder engagement. Whatever you want to call it, the whole process is still important for the successful delivery of projects.

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What's Missing from the Agile Software Development Paradigm

Herding Cats

The elements include all hardware, software, equipment, facilities, personnel, processes, and procedures needed for this purpose; that is, all things required to produce system-level results. 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. References . [1]

GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Applied to Agile

Herding Cats

Risk Management has 6 processes, see SEI Continuous Risk Management. Maintain the Baseline with Repeatable Processes. Agile encourages change, but those changes must be recorded so a reference class can be built of time. Agile Capabilities Decision Making Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Project Management Requirements Risk Root Cause Analysis SchedulingThe GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide has 12 steps.

Physical Percent Complete: Knowing When You Are Done

Herding Cats

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. Reductionism must be replaced by emergence where the complex system of data and processes and the sum of the pieces and parts provides a deeper insight into the functions of the system.

What is Stakeholder-led Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

Worsley also excludes steering group members from ‘engagement’ saying that the governance process is enough for them. Each chapter ends with reflection questions and references.

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There is Little New Under the Sun

Herding Cats

As well we made estimates of what information will be produced after spending the customers (in most cases the government is the customer) money. Estimates are made of the data quality, the aleatory and epistemic uncertainties of the experimental processes and the data they produce. . One place to start is the Reference Class database of projects. Process Fusion. 4] Principles of Program Governance. NoEstimates Estimating Governance Management Principles

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#Noestimates Has Come to This

Herding Cats

To this Manifest style statement that is restating in different words to principles used in all estimating processes in any domain as well as the estimating principles stated in the references found in Chapter 5 of the Bibliography for Agile at Scale. So let's look at this manifesto : Probabilistic over Deterministic - there is no deterministic process in software development. This is a chart from an agile conference where #Noestimates was a topic.

4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

Herding Cats

This can cause a number of problems, including the fact that once developers realize they are being judged by their own estimates, they start to be very careful about the process of creating those same estimates, usually spending a lot of precious time completing an activity which doesn’t accrue additional value to the product that they are building. Similarly, product lifecycle management (PLM) integrates people, data, processes and business systems.

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

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." . The result was a safety stand down for everyone on the site (5,000 Steel Works), including all us office workers, to get the message about health, safety, and safeguards of the materials and processes on site. . Conduct in-process reviews of projects.

Reasons to Estimate and Measure

Herding Cats

Estimating Software-Intensive Systems: Project, Products, and Processes , Richard D. Any estimating process requires discipline and repeatability to produce accurate and precise results. The precision and accuracy are themselves variable and need to be defined before the estimating process starts and assessed during that process. . Process describe and organize the work, whether it be for a project or a product. Process Capability and Performance.

Estimating on Non-Trivial Software Projects

Herding Cats

Just for the reference, . Just for the reference, a commitment is the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc. In any non-trivial domain, there are larger business processes in play that is looking for value in exchange for money. In our domain of software intensive system of systems, we have formal agreements at the top of the engagement and less formal agreements lower down based on agile software development processes.

Concept of Operations

Herding Cats

Nature of the system to be developed - what's the basic processes of the system? The place where descriptions, such as a data dictionary, in an appendix, or incorporate them by reference. Developing a Stakeholder-Assisted Agile CONOPS Development Process," Ali Mostashari, Sara A. Agile Architecture Decision Making Governance Principles Project Management Systems Theory

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Concept of Operations

Herding Cats

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. It may refer to the use of one or more systems, as black boxes, to forward the organization’s goals and objectives.

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Fallacy of the Day

Herding Cats

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. There is no way to assure those needs – date, budget, capabilities – can be met with the current capacity for work, the efficacy of that work process, or budget absorption of that work.

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Bookmark this project management glossary and refer to it whenever you come across any project management jargon. Acceptance Test: A process through which a project's end users run through the project to identify any potential issues before it can be formally accepted.

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Brief comparison between MSP 5th edition and MSP 2011 edition

Henny Portman

The first thing you see when opening the guide is a summary or quick reference card of MSP. Looks like they embraced my idea to add a quick reference card as I did when writing the official Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 guide. To get a first understanding of the differences, I will look at principles, themes, processes, organization and products. Themes are essential aspects of governance required to ensure that the programme is aligned with the principles.

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