A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Integrated Master Plan: The Foundation of Program Success , College of Performance Management, May 21, 2014. The Nine "I's" of Program Success ," College of Performance Management. Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning. Project Performance Management.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Project Performance Management (#PPM). Technical Performance Measures (#TPM). Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Management (#CSTPM). Strategy (#Strategy). Those units always start with Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance.

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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). . What is an estimate?

Increasing the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

These charts are an extract from the book Performance-Based Project Management: Increasing the Probability of Project Success and the abstracted training materials Handbook. Hope is not a Strategy. Increasing the Probability of Project Success Simple in Theory, Complex in Practice.

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Definition of Done

Herding Cats

These Measures have Little meaning to the Decision Makers. Do those capabilities meet the Measures of Performance that characterize physical or functional attributes relating to the system operation, measured or estimated under specific conditions?

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Deconstructing the Hertz and Accenture Debacle

Herding Cats

Of course, No Root Cause analysis has been performed by these advocates, but it makes good click bait for their followers. Were there: Measures of Effectiveness. Measures of Performance. Key Performance Parameters. Measures of Physical Percent Complete.

INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

Cohesion is the measure of how well module fits together. The component may be performing more than one function. Informational cohesion: performs a number of functions, each with its own entry point, with independent code for each function, all performed on the same data structure.

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Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

Herding Cats

What dos Done look like in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers? What Impediments will be encountered along the way to Done and what are the handling strategies for each impediment?

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

Herding Cats

Progress and Value are measured with the same in Earned Value Management. In Earned Value Management paradigm, progress is always measured as physical percent complete. The Measures of effectiveness. The Measures of Performance are. Key Performance Parameters.

Integrated Master Plan - Revisited

Herding Cats

Plans are Strategies. A Strategy is a Hypothesis. The role of the Integrated Master Plan is to provide the Strategy for the successful completion of the program. Transparent – Comprehensible display of what needs to be done and how completion is measured.

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

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. Hope is Not a Strategy.

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Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

Herding Cats

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. Strategies are hypotheses. Physical Percent Complete is the only measure of progress to plan.

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Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

Herding Cats

What dos Done look like in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers? What Impediments will be encountered along the way to Done and what are the handling strategies for each impediment? 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?

From Strategy To Execution and Delivery

Herding Cats

What are the units of measure of Value ? These answers start with defining the strategy. For these strategies to work, we need to define the Measures of Effective, Measures of Performance, Technical Performance Measures, and Key Performance Parameters for each of the outcomes that produce Value in exchange for the Cost and Time to produce that Outcome. There always talk about Focus on Value. But that does that mean?

People Versus Process

Herding Cats

Get the best people (A players), put them on the toughest problems and incent them to perform. [3] Metrics that connect strategy with execution and measure the increasing maturity of the identified capabilities. Continuous performance assessment by measuring the right thing.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Goals are broad, measurable, aims that support the accomplishment of a mission. Guiding principles embrace core values and are used to shape an organization’s strategy. Strategy. A strategy is a derived approach to achieving the mission, goals, and objectives of an organization. It elaborates the organizational strategy and documents the elements that influence it. An initiative is a specific set of actions that implement a strategy. Performance Measures.

What's Missing from the Agile Software Development Paradigm

Herding Cats

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

Herding Cats

First, we must recognize that without a clear and concise description of done, the only measures of progress are the passage of time, consumption of resources, and production of technical features. How are you going to measure progress toward “done” in units.

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6 Tips for Better Schedule Management

ProjectManager.com

There are many ways to create a project schedule, but creating and managing a good project schedule takes calculation, time, strategy and collaboration. Plus, you can calculate planned versus actual progress across individuals, tasks and projects so your critical path is completely measurable.

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Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy. The implementation strategy requires having a plan with the final objectives defined.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Without a plan, we can't know what done looks like in any measure meaningful to the decision makers. Planning and plans produce strategies. Strategies are hypotheses. If we don't know which port we're steering for; no wind is favorable - Seneca.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Without a plan, we can't know what done looks like in any measure meaningful to the decision makers. Planning and plans produce strategies. Strategies are hypotheses. These tests are the feedback from the Measures of Effectiveness, Measures of Performance, Technical Performance Measures, and Key Performance Parameters of the project compared to the planned MOE, MOP, KPP, and TPM's.

Project Management Process & Phases

ProProfs Project Management

Initiation is the very first phase of project management, and it is all about measuring the value, benefits, and feasibility of the project. specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely) . Resource : An overall resource management strategy is made.

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. Decisions are often made faster, and by comparison, change management may look like chaos from the outside but may be exactly the innovation that the project, and by extension, the company’s business strategy needs.

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. Decisions are often made faster, and by comparison, change management may look like chaos from the outside but may be exactly the innovation that the project, and by extension, the company’s business strategy needs.

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

Herding Cats

Without determining which root cause is the source of the unfavorable performance of the projects shown in the first chart, no suggestion for corrections can be made. . Herding Cats: Project Management, Performance Measures, and Statistical Decision Making.

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11 Critical Project Management Metrics Every Agency Needs to Track

Workamajig

Peter Drucker may have said it half a century ago, but the old adage still rings true: “If you can measure it, you can improve it.”. A robust PM system might tell you how a project is doing at any moment, but it can’t tell you how the organization or its constituent people are performing.

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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 ). 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. Hope is not a Strategy.

Applying Project Management Concepts in Real-life Projects

iZenBridge

In such projects, since we are using progressive planning, we usually don’t compare progress against baseline.Other types of measurements could be used here such as: What was the plan? The domain also determines the rigor of quality measurements required.

What Is Risk?

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risks that may prevent the end item from performing as intended or not meeting performance expectations. Measures of Effectiveness, Measures of Performance, Technical Performance Measures, and Key Performance Parameters describe the measures of these expectations. risks that affect the cost and schedule measures of the program. Risk, Their Sources, and Their Handling Strategies .

Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

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risks that may prevent the end item from performing as intended or not meeting performance expectations. Measures of Effectiveness, Measures of Performance, Technical Performance Measures, and Key Performance Parameters describe the measures of these expectations.

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Project Management Terms for Team Leaders

MindGenius

It is important to identify your Stakeholders at the start of a project because you need to create a strategy in managing, communicating and involving them in the project. Improving the process is done using the DMAIC model (Defining, Measuring, Analysing, Improving and Controlling): Define: define the problem and how it is affecting your current process. Measure: measure your data, by doing this you will be able to understand what parts are working and what is not.

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]. Implement/enhance performance measurement process – 39%. [13].

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