Phrases Used for Technical Performance Measures

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All project progress is measured independent of resources expended - Mr. Gary Bliss, Director Performance Assessment and Root Cause Analysis (PARCA), US Department of Defense. No matter the domain, the engineering development process, these concepts are applicable.

Project Management, Performance Measures, and Statistical Decision Making

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There is a current rash of suggestions on how to improve the performance of software projects. In this domain, we are guided by credible results using principles, processes, and procedures to increase the probability of program success. The Fallacy of the Planning Fallacy.

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Project Management Process & Phases

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In simple terms, the Project Management process is the art of managing all components of a project from starting to closure using a structured scientific methodology. Let’s learn about the whole process while discussing 5 project management steps of a project life cycle. Planning.

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Integrated Master Plan - Revisited

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Much has been written about the sources of risk and how to Manage in the Presence of Uncertainty (This briefing describes how risk is managed for each element of the Integrated Master Plan). . What About the Plan to Manage in the Presence of Uncertainty . Plans are Strategies.

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

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Practices and Process are Fads. A Process is a series of steps and decisions involved in the way work is completed. Here's my version in the form of questions that when answered form the foundation for the Practices and Processes. Principles are timeless.

A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

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Managment Processes. Capabilities Based Planning. Capabilities Based Planning (V2). Deliverables Based Planning. Integrated Master Plan: The Foundation of Program Success , College of Performance Management, May 21, 2014. Project Performance Management.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

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Management Processes (#MP). Project Performance Management (#PPM). Planning and Scheduling (#PS). Technical Performance Measures (#TPM). Integrated Master Plan and Master Schedule (#IMPIMS). Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Management (#CSTPM).

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Deconstructing the Hertz and Accenture Debacle

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Of course, No Root Cause analysis has been performed by these advocates, but it makes good click bait for their followers. This approach is guided by the processes for Root Cause Analysis on Software Intensive System of Systems project I've worked. What did these plans look like?

Decision Analysis - Ordinal and Cardinal Measures

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This method is the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). AHP is based on the principle that all measurements are relative. Using this method, the performance, cost, time, and risks of alternatives can be articulated as ratios that can then be compared with one another.

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Project Versus Product in Agile Development

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But if the development work is a Project is a fixed period of performance, for a fixed (with margin) budget, and a fixed set of Capabilities, then the question is can agile be used to develop the software? Go write code that every few weeks produces value to the next step in the process.

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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. Because of that, we don't separate the thinking processes into a dual-system.

How to Talk About Estimates

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We can't talk about estimates or estimate, without also talking about the precision and accuracy of the estimate (the noun) after we have performed the estimate (the verb). . What is an estimate?

4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

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It lists the usual suspects for why those spending the money think they don't have to estimate how much they plan to spend when they'll be done producing the value they've been assigned to produce for that expenditure. I need an estimate because… I need to measure productivity.

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.

Performance-Based Project Management®

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Performance–Based Project Management ® integrates five critical program management process areas with – Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Measures. Done” is always defined in units of measure meaningful to the decision maker.

Cone of Uncertainty Bibliography

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I work in a domain where the CoU is baked into the Integrated Program Performance Management (IPPM) processes flowed down from the buyer, in this case, the Federal Government. The CoU paradigm defines the needed reduction in uncertainty is some performance metric.

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Connecting "What" with "How" - and the Failure to Understand the Principles of Systems Engineering and Systems Management

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It is applied through the application of systems engineering processes within a managed lifecycle working with a number of other management, engineering, and specialist disciplines. Progress and Value are measured with the same in Earned Value Management. The Measures of effectiveness.

From Mission Capabilities to Done

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No matter the project domain or the technical development method, project success is dependent on knowing what Done looks like in units of measure meaningful to the decision maker. These measures are stated in units, meaningful to the buyer.

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INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

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That means the system architecture, the process flow, the data flow architecture components all how NO dependencies on other. The Design Structure Matrix (DSM) method, was introduced by Steward in for task-based system modeling and initially used for planning issues.

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Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

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Managing Cost, Schedule, & Technical Performance Risk Is The Basis Of Good Project Management. Certain information about key project cost, performance, and schedule attributes are often unknown until the project is underway. When these occur, a new plan is needed.

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Increasing the Probability of Program Success

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So let's look at the principles, processes, and practices that will be in the White paper when it is complete. Risk-Adjusted Plans. Plans for Increasing Maturity of the Deliverables. Top Four Sources of Unfavorable Program Performance. Unrealistic Performance Expectations.

People Versus Process

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At the program level and above, the choice of a people focus or a process focus is not between two competing paradigms. This is obvious but many times lost when discussing agile processes. One school emphasizes people, while the other emphasizes process.

Cone of Uncertainty - Revisited

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We're writing two chapters in an upcoming Project Management Book, with a working title, The Gower Handbook of Project Performance for Agile, Waterfall and Everything in Between , edited by Mark Phillips.

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Misinterpretations of the Cone of Uncertainty

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The Cone of Uncertainty as a Technical Performance Measure. Active reduction requires we have a desired reduction goal, perform the work, and measure progress toward the rduction goal. Closed Loop Control, has a goal, an action, a measurement, and a corrective action.

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INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

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That means the system architecture, the process flow, the data flow architecture components all how NO dependencies on other. The Design Structure Matrix (DSM) method, was introduced by Steward in for task-based system modeling and initially used for planning issues.

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Definition of Done

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These Measures have Little meaning to the Decision Makers. Does the code produce the Planned Capabilities that were paid for? These are attributes to assure the system has the capability and capacity to perform. Do they characterize the major drivers of performance?

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Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

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No matter the engineering processes used to produce the outcomes from the project. Without these measures, Done will usually mean . Without these measures, Done will usually mean we ran out of time and money. . Plans are strategies for success.

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. The units of measures of Cost and Time are straightforward. Value to the business can be defined using these measures.

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. Because of that, we don't separate the thinking processes into a dual-system. And of course, those are biased, filtered are fed back into System One at a later date, creating more bias to the decision-making process in the future.

Performance-Based Project Management®

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Successfully managing projects, not matter the domain, the size, the development or engineering method starts with a set of Principles, Practices, and Processes. The Processes need to be tailored to your domain. Principles and Practices of Performance-Based Project Management® from Glen Alleman. Capabilities Based Planning.

Wilo's Law and Mature Communications Processes

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To make some conjecture that some process will fix the problem - Estimates are the smell of dysfunction and NOT Estimating will fix that dysfunction - is naive at best and willfully ignorant of Root Cause Analysis at worse. Avoid Verbal Orders is a critical process in any critical situation. Any successful technical communication needs to have: Measures of Effectiveness. Measures of Performance. Technical Performance Measures.

Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

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For software, this can be value produced (assuming we have a unit of measure for that value in the for of effectiveness, performance, key performance parameters, or technical performance measures ). DP6Jw is an overview of this process. For your Honeywell or Nest controller on the wall, that sample rate is measured in seconds. The response to change rate ‒ how fast can you make corrective actions to the system to keep it on plan.

6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

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In these risk review sessions, the team discussed the effectiveness of the risk responses and the risk management processes. PMBOK 6th Edition The PMBOK 6th Edition changed the process name of "Control Risks" to "Monitor Risks." Changes in project risks are inevitable.

6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

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In these risk review sessions, the team discussed the effectiveness of the risk responses and the risk management processes. Evaluating the risk management processes. The team also examines the processes to identify, evaluate, respond to, and control risks.

A Complete Guide to PMIS

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What these programs do is help project managers to plan, execute and close their project. Some will also have automated gathering and reporting on key performance indicators (KPIs). Schedule and Planning: Computes early and late schedule, slack times and the critical path.

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6 Tips for Better Schedule Management

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Arguably one of the single most important aspects to any well-planned project, your schedule dictates which tasks need to be done when, and which resources will be allocated to complete those deliverables. But as they say, even the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

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5 Key Steps to Successful Project Management

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Step 2: Create the Project Plan. The project plan is the core of your project and needs to involve all of the stakeholders and gain their buy-in. The project plan should provide direction over the project’s lifespan. Review the plan with status updates.

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What's Missing from the Agile Software Development Paradigm

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The customer is accountable for knowing what Done Looks Like (in Unity of measure meaningful to their domain). The results include system-level qualities, properties, characteristics, functions, behavior, and performance. System performance requirements are testable and measurable.

Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

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We’ve all heard that large numbers of projects fail because of poor planning or poor project management. These measures of progress fail to describe what business capabilities our project needs to produce or what mission we are trying to accomplish. Follow the plan.

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What Is Corporate Governance & How Can it Impact My Project?

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While managing a project it is easy to become myopic and focus solely on success as measured by the project. Corporate governance is a system of rules, practices and processes that are used by a corporation to direct and control its actions.