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. Representing Scrum, Inc.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Information about key project cost, (technical) performance, and schedule attributes is often uncertain or unknown until late in the program. Effective Risk Management 2 nd Edition , Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

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This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to manage the risk encountered on software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Let's start with a critical understanding of the purpose of managing risk on software development projects.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

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Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management Briefings and Presentations. Management Processes (#MP). Project Performance Management (#PPM). Agile Project Management (#APM). Risk Management (#RM). Earned Value Management (#EVM).

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Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

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Scrum, Kanban, even eXtreme Programming are used, guided by higher level directives like the National Defense Authorization Act Section 804 which says. IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ACQUISITION PROCESS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS. NoEstimates Agile Estimating Risk

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

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Uncertainty is related to three aspects of the management of projects: The external world - the activities of the project itself. Our perception of this world - the data and information we receive about these behaviors. An aleatory risk is expressed as a relation to a value.

Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

Need up-to-date facts and figures for a project management report, article, or infographic? Browse this collection of project management statistics collected from studies and reports from the past five years. Benefits of Project Management. —1A. Agile Project Management.

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Do You Actually Need a Project Management Certification?

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You’ve probably heard about all sorts of project management certifications and wonder whether it’s worth having one. If some organization uses some project management framework, you need to get certified. If you want to manage projects better, certification won’t help you much. The most popular project management certifications. When it comes to project management, PMP is the most popular certification (and most widely recognized). project-management

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

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There's been a rash of conjectures about all kinds of bad business, project, and software development (agile and traditional) management ideas of late. Define the risks - reducible and irreducible - to each Capability and their Features. What is the Value at Risk for your Project?

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

There's been a rash of conjectures about all kinds of bad business, project, and software development (agile and traditional) management ideas of late. Adaptability is of little use if you don't know the boundaries of the technology, processes, and uncertainties of the problem.

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

There's been a rash of conjectures about all kinds of bad business, project, and software development (agile and traditional) management ideas of late. They don't care about cost, risk, schedule, the probability that they'll get what they paid you for. Irreducible Schedule Risk.

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Accountability on a Agile Software Development in the Presence of Governance

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In Scrum, this is the Product Owner, who is a member of the team. With the Team's full contribution to these artifacts, the Product Owner is Accountable to the business for delivering that value from the Scrum Team's outcomes. Essential Reading List for Managing Other People's Money.

Software Estimating Resources

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One of our clients, a retired USAF Col Program Manager at an NNSA Weapons Testing Site has a statement that is applicable here: If you lack academic basis and validated experience, your advice is simply unsubstantiated opinion without any basis in fact or principle.

Estimating is a Learned Skill

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Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects. And the same process is applied to the Scrum development processes on those projects. . Software effort estimation terminology: The tower of Babel,” Stein Grimstad, Magne Jørgensen, Kjetil Moløkken-Østvold, Information and Software Technology 48 (2006) 302–310. Information Technology and Computer Science , 2012, 8, 43–50.

A Wrap Up of the #NoEstimating Conjecture Analysis to Date

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It has many good concepts, one serious math error, and connects well with how we manage and work billion dollar programs. No Estimates Mean Better Estimates? - Value at Risk means how much money and time are you willing to risk without understanding how much time and money is at risk.

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