Information Technology Risk Management

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Information Technology Risk Management from Glen Alleman. Information Technology Estimating Quality. Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects - Tim Lister (IBM). It can't be stated too often - either manage risk, or risk will manage you. Projects without risk management are late and over budget before they start. All project work is uncertain. Uncertainties are either reducible or irreducible.

Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

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The 6th International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology, held in Alcala de Henares, Spain, brought together scientists, engineers, and researchers from NASA, the European Space Agency, universities and industry.

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How to Become an IT Project Manager

ProjectManager.com

Ability to analyze information and gleam insights from data. Good at informing others and at communicating with many different teams. You can leverage that experience for landing a job as a manager in information technology.

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

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For one, it doesn’t incorporate information technology. It’s been around for three decades, but Six Sigma can still be somewhat of an enigma.

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How to Plan Your Risk Management From Start to Finish

Project Risk Coach

Information technology. Steven Covey introduced the concept of Quadrant II activities—working on things that are important but are not urgent. Planning is a powerful Quadrant II activity that can save you time and energy.

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How Poor Risk Management Is Hurting You

Project Risk Coach

The Risk Management Mistakes of Tom Whitley The Star Mutual Insurance Company (SMIC) hired Tom Whitley as a project manager to manage information technology projects. Project managers have the least amount of information; therefore, uncertainty is greatest.

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Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

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IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ACQUISITION PROCESS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS. the Secretary of Defense shall develop and implement a new acquisition process for information technology systems. A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility.

G2 Crowd's Top 20 Project Management Software Solutions

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To make your selection easier, we’ve provided you with some high-level information about the top 20 project management tools, including the types of companies and the industries they are best suited for, as well as pricing options. It combines best practices and technology to help services organizations improve operational execution, become more agile as a business, and drive improved financial performance.

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

Brad Egeland

My background is primarily information technology and project management. This rapidly growing data often contains an enterprise's financial information, product plans, strategic initiatives, intellectual property, and confidential employee, customer or patient records.

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12 Wonderful Ways To Improve Your Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

There are times when it’s appropriate to withhold information. For example, a project manager with no information technology background may address software development risks.

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Performance-Based Project Management®

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Information Technology Estimating Quality. Successfully managing projects, not matter the domain, the size, the development or engineering method starts with a set of Principles, Practices, and Processes. Here are those Principles and Practices. The Principles are Immutable. The Practices are universal. The Processes need to be tailored to your domain.

What Project Managers say About Significance of Kanban Boards?

Taskque

Project manager at Atos Information Technology says: Kanban Boards are part of Visual Project Management. The free flow of information and the ability to focus on a single task can help productivity. Kanban ! What is it?

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Writing Statements of Work That Keep Your Projects on Track

Guerrilla Project Management

Matt Karlyn, a partner with the law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP and is a member of the firm’s Information Technology & Outsourcing Practice, shares his insights on writing vendor Statements of Work that keep IT projects on Track and protect them from vendors who don’t deliver.

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The Best Free Project Management Resources

Azendoo

The Internet provides a vast resource for both paid and unpaid project management information that can rival many formal education programs. Aside from certified courseware, peer-reviewed journal publications offer some of the best resources for credible information.

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Diversifying a City’s Economy by ‘Innovating Out’ From the Core

Leankor

So, as we analyze what Calgary has built over the past few decades, let’s allow our past successes to inform both our strategy and tactics – so we aren’t building our technology ecosystem from scratch, but rather by leveraging the powerful and deep skills and assets in our energy sector. Building, deploying and managing information technology to support the above. It’s not that other technology sectors won’t thrive.

Ranking the Most (and Least) Productive Industries

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Information Technology and Financials get work done the fastest. Industries producing complicated physical goods like Aerospace & Defense and Technology Hardware, also take a long time for work to be completed.

Cost Estimating Assessment Criteria

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Information Technology Estimating Quality. I'm working an Implementation Review (IR) of a major space flight vehilce, that includes Software Intensive System of Systems. . Here are the guidelines for a credible cost estimate (GAO-16-620). Comprehensive. Includes all life-cycle costs. Defines program, reflects current schedule, technically reasonable. Work Breakdown structure is traceable and includes appropriate details. Documents all cost-influence ground rules and assumptions.

Governance and Estimating

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A structural component that pertains to the organisation’s information technology activities, the way those activities support the goals of the business, and the people who help manage those activities. Information & Technology Balance Sheet - Balanced Scorecard, Zachman .

Without a Root Cause Analysis, No Suggested Fix Can Be Effective

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Information Technology Estimating Quality. In a recent Blog post titled Precision it is suggested Precision (or the implication thereof) is perhaps the root problem of most, if not all dysfunction related to estimation. . Yes, projects have uncertainty. Everything has uncertainty.

Ranking the Most (and Least) Productive Industries

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Information Technology and Financials get work done the fastest. Industries producing complicated physical goods like Aerospace & Defense and Technology Hardware, also take a long time for work to be completed.

What It Takes to be a Project Portfolio Manager

Wrike

Here is an example of a project portfolio manager job description: The PPM role is responsible for overseeing the planning, development, and implementation of project efforts that utilize information technology solutions, principles, standards, and best practices.

Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

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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. Acosta, and Angel Garcia Crespo, Behavior and Information Technology, 32(11):1?9,

The 5 Significant Agile Project Management Techniques For Your Organization

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Even it was orignally created for engineering, information technology, and software development, agile has expanded to different industries such as project management. You can do this using charts or board containing task information and the individual or teams in charge of them. Agile methods have created a significant impact on various businesses.

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Book of the Month

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Information Technology Estimating Quality. It seems of late there is a campaign in the software development community, especially in the agile community where ignorance is a virtue. Ignorance of the microeconomics of decision making.

How Charles Byrd Gets It Done: Project Management & Networking Tips

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Out of college with a BBA in information technology I started on a help desk providing 2nd and 3rd level support for Cadence, a Silicon Valley software company. As a productivity geek, I love combining systems and technology that work in the real world.

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Real Options and Decision Making for ICT Projects

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Instead is providing how Real Options is applied to decision making int he presence of uncertainty for ICT (Information Technology and Communications) here's a reading list. There was a classic #Noestimates post this week that said. Estimation locks down choices early through upfront t decision making, #NoEstimates preserves options. And attached the hashtag #RealOption.

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How Meena Dowlwani Delivers Career Results For New Canadians

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All of these experiences inform my current work teaching at Humber College and my other projects. I teach Career Connections at the Humber College School of Media Studies & Information Technology. What is your approach to informational interviews?

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New Resources Pt 3- Interview with Samad Aidane

Stepping Into Project Management

Samad Aidane is a cross-cultural leadership and Project Management Consultant and Coach with over two decades of experience in information technology change initiatives.

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Estimating Accuracy Mathematics

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Information Technology Estimating Quality. In the estimating business, like many things in project management, there is confusion about principles, practices, and processes. And sometimes even outright misinformation. . Here's an example used by the #NoEstimates advocates.

The Five Laws of Software Estimating are Wrong

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To those paying the developers, estimates provide actionable information needed to make decisions: Can we afford to develop this feature? Information Technology Estimating Quality. There's a blog post from a few years back that has resurfaced The 5 Laws of Software Estimates. It's one of those posts that's heavy on opinion and light on principles. Time to revisit it, since I saw it referenced again. Law of Software Estimating. Fact of Software Estimating.

JP Morgan Chase & Co Project Manager Profile: Paul Rezaie

Project Management Hacks

I studied Information Technology at York University, I went to school to learn about technology and I fell in love with philosophy when I took an ethics course. Paul Rezaie, PMP.

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Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

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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. 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?

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). In the agile community, there is always some comment or opinion about how hard it is to define what the requirements are.

Free Cultural Intelligence Training by Participating in Research Study

Stepping Into Project Management

Participants are Information Technology Professionals (project managers, business analysts, software developers and testers, as well as other IT roles) or other Subject Matter experts who work over 50% of their time on IT projects and are currently working on projects or teams that include members from multiple cultures. My friend Samad needs your help and participation for his project.

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#Noestimates Has Come to This

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Information Technology Estimating Quality. This is a chart from an agile conference where #Noestimates was a topic. For the most part, the briefing follows Tony Magennis' approach from his book. So the first part is following standard estimating principles.

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What is Strategy?

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The IT Strategy components described above are based on the physical and logical technologies of the IT Infrastructure. These describe how, what, when, and where for the technology of the IT Strategy is to be deployed. The effects of this technology deployment are another element of the IT Strategy. In order to complete the IT Strategy the influences of these technologies on the organizational aspects of the business must be understood. Information Systems Strategy.

Principles of Project Success

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People, money, facilities, technology. Information Technology Estimating Quality. Projects produce products, services, solutions. Projects deliver capabilities that fulfill Missions and Vision, Projects are a vehicle to accomplish and outcome. Every project should have a goal, an objective, and outcome. Projects in various domains have different practices and processes. But each of those should be anchored on a set of Immutable Principles.

Manufacturing in the Cloud—Why Now?

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Moreover, cloud computing democratizes access to and use of these technologies by small manufacturers. Editor’s note: This is the second part of our series “Manufacturers and the Switch to Cloud-Based Software.” ” You can read the first part here.

Concept of Operations

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Technology considerations - what limitations do we have? IEEE Guide for Information Technology - System Definition-Concept of Operations (ConOps) Document , IEEE Standard 1362-1998, IEEE Computer Society, March 19, 1998. One of the root causes of project failure is the failure to apply the first principle of the five principles of project success. What does done look like in units of measure meaningful to the decision maker?

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Accountability on a Agile Software Development in the Presence of Governance

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One of the principles of agile development is self-organizing teams. Self-Organizing is a powerful process. But Self-Directed is not the same as Self-Organizing.