INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

That means the system architecture, the process flow, the data flow architecture components all how NO dependencies on other. The notion that a User Story would be Independent of all other User Stories makes no sense since the Integrated system is a tightly coupled set of concurrent processes starting with the initial request for Health Insurance ending with the issuance of a Health Insurance policy ranging for a commercial policy to Medicare.

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Management Processes (#MP). Project Performance Management (#PPM). Technical Performance Measures (#TPM). Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Management (#CSTPM). The overarching theme is focused on defining what Done looks like, assessing progress toward Done in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers. Those units always start with Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance. Management Processes.

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INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

That means the system architecture, the process flow, the data flow architecture components all how NO dependencies on other. The notion that a User Story would be Independent of all other User Stories makes no sense since the Integrated system is a tightly coupled set of concurrent processes starting with the initial request for Health Insurance ending with the issuance of a Health Insurance policy ranging for a commercial policy to Medicare.

How to Talk About Estimates

Herding Cats

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). . If I'm risking two weeks of work for the Scrum team of 5 people it's a much different need from the risk of a $10B manned spaceflight program being supported to congress for budget authorization. . What is an estimate?

Definition of Done

Herding Cats

The common definition of the Definition of Done in agile software development is (mostly from the Scrum Alliance and other official Scrum sites): A simple list of activities (coding, comments, unit testing, integration, release notes, design documents, etc.) These Measures have Little meaning to the Decision Makers. 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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4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

Herding Cats

I need an estimate because… I need to measure productivity. Although I understand measuring productivity could work well for repeatable activities, it's hard to believe it works well for abstract and, ultimately, non-repeatable tasks like software development. Thus, the common approach to "measure productivity" is to compare the estimates against what, in fact, happened. The Product Manager is not always the same as the Scrum Product Owner.

Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

Herding Cats

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. It can be the cost, schedule, and technical performance measures of the software project.

Vigilance is vital to avoid velocity vices!

Kiron Bondale

Scrums, standups or huddles), velocity might be the most misused tool by teams new to agile and the stakeholders supporting them. Measuring velocity at the team member level provides no real value and will just create destructive competitive behaviors within a team.

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Human Resources needs to be part of your company’s agile transformation!

Kiron Bondale

For large companies which have defined job families and roles, agile might introduce new roles such as Scrum Masters, product owners or agile coaches. Companies are often organized into departments of distinct, specialized skills and performance measurement programs emphasize the individual instead of teams. Traditional recognition programs reward individual performance with team celebration or recognition getting short shrift when it comes to budgets.

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Different Project Management Terms Beginners Should Know

ProProfs Project Management

You winged the entire project execution process, and now the theory of it all is taking a toll on you. . An assumption in project management refers to assuming about possible factors or situations that may occur in the project planning process that it may actually happen. Processes.

Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid: Managing the Multiple-Methodology Portfolio

Keyedin

Siloed project information scattered across numerous systems and geographies blocks decision-makers from insights into cost and schedule problems and cripples performance-measurement processes. Between each multiple-week phase (sprint) of common agile projects, you may have 100% resource replacement needs, based on the scrum-master’s need for a completely different expertise mid-flight.

Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid: Managing the Multiple-Methodology Portfolio

Keyedin

Siloed project information scattered across numerous systems and geographies blocks decision-makers from insights into cost and schedule problems and cripples performance-measurement processes. Between each multiple-week phase (sprint) of common agile projects, you may have 100% resource replacement needs, based on the scrum-master’s need for a completely different expertise mid-flight.

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

is a process of detecting risks related to the time allowances for activities in particular or a project in general, with the width of estimates range indicating a respective level of risk. It contains all the details about the tasks a project team has to perform. . is a process of appointing or providing a team member with a responsibility to perform a task. is a state of resource allocation performed by a project manager. Close Project or Phase Process .

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

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. Each 'activity' is the smallest unit of work that can be performed within the scope of the project.

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Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

is a process of detecting risks related to the time allowances for activities in particular or a project in general, with the width of estimates range indicating a respective level of risk. It contains all the details about the tasks a project team has to perform. . is a process of appointing or providing a team member with a responsibility to perform a task. is a state of resource allocation performed by a project manager. Close Project or Phase Process .

Value and the Needed Units of Measure to Make Decisions

Herding Cats

We produce Value at the end of every Sprint Value is the most important aspect of Scrum based development. Without units of measure of Value beyond time and money, there can be not basis of comparison between one value based choice and another. In the Systems Engineering world where we work, there are four critical units of measure for all we done. MOE's are stated in units of measure meaningful to the buyer. TPMs assess the design process.

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3 Questions That Must Be Asked at Every Project Management Meeting

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In the ConOps are measures of Effectiveness for the components of the project that implement the Capabilities . For software projects, Scrum can be used. The only answer to that is a measure of Physical Percent Complete (P%C). P%C starts with defining the Measures of Performance and Technical Performance Measures for each deliverable as a function of time. These measures are supported by Quantifiable Backup Data.

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Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

All making things smaller dos is show that you're late, over budget, and what you're building (Technical Performance Measures) doesn't work faster. But when some statement is made about risk, estimating, performance modeling, or the like - always ask for references. Agile Risk Management and Scrum , Alan Moran, Institute for Agile Risk Management, 2014. A Beginners Guide to Uncertainty of Measurement , Stephanie Bell, National Physics Laboratory, 1999.

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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 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. The results include system-level qualities, properties, characteristics, functions, behavior, and performance. System performance requirements are testable and measurable.

Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

80% of “high-performing” projects are led by a certified project manager. [4]. 89% of high-performing organizations value project management, 81% actively engage sponsors, 57% align projects with business strategy. [6]. Having a knowledge transfer process in place boosts the chance of project success by over 20%. [6]. More than 90% of organizations perform some type of project postmortem or closeout retrospective. [9]. Poor purchasing processes: 23%.

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