Preparing to Take On a Business Process Management Software

Wrike

Business process management (BPM) isn’t new. hours, there’s been a process-centric and customer-centric approach to improving business results. What is business process management, after all, but the methods and tools used to monitor, streamline, and improve business processes?

Software Development Process Improvement Opportunities

Herding Cats

When we hear about all the suggested ways to improve the effectiveness of our development effort, if we're to going work on improvements, let's go where the REAL money is. . Here's the IT budget for the Federal Government.

The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process. In fact, sometimes it can feel as if a project manager’s world is but a never-ending universe of interlocking processes and procedures. After all, project managers are not process monkeys. It needs processes.

Software Review: Vizzlo [2016]

Girl's Guide to PM

How Software Reviews Happen. This is how the software review process normally goes for me. Software company: We’ve got a really cool product we’d like you to review. Software company: So will you review it? Software Review: iMindQ 4.1 Software

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Find the Best 2016 Project Management Software

Simplify your project management software evaluation process in one easy step

How to Surface The Right Lessons Learned with CornerThought Software

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m delighted to be partnering with CornerThought lessons learned software for this article. Lessons Learned Software To The Rescue. As regular readers may know, I review a lot of project management software tools. It’s really about the standard project management processes.

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Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

The software comes with templates so you don’t have to create from scratch unless you want to. Roadmap Planner creates a strategic plan aligned in swim lanes so you could adapt it for recording any process if you wanted. Read my other project management software reviews.

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Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

The software comes with templates so you don’t have to create from scratch unless you want to. Roadmap Planner creates a strategic plan aligned in swim lanes so you could adapt it for recording any process if you wanted. Read my other project management software reviews.

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Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

I wrote a post about Process is King a few years ago. Came across a few posts about how people trump process. fail to put those people in a process that can guide their success. . People without process is an undirected effort and where I work, that's called waste.

Coherent Design and Development Process

Herding Cats

Providing the rationale and the definitive specifications for all hardware software, facilities, and personnel required to carry out and s!support We're working on a white paper "Increasing the Probability of Program Success with Continuous Risk Management," for the Joint Space Cost Council, Scheduler's Forum. During our research, I found a paper "Management Disciplines: Harbingers of Successful Programs," David Acker, Defense Systems Management Review , Summer, 1979.

Slenke.com: How To Get Started [Software Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Slenke.com: How To Get Started [Software Review] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Slenke has been around since 2015, but you might not have heard of this Canadian-built project management software tool. The process is all pretty much the same.

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Software Cost Accounting

Herding Cats

But in the software development world, the domains of IT, there are two other colors of money. There are two types of software that are developed for a business: 1) internal-use software, and 2) software developed to be sold, leased or marketed (“software to be sold”).

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Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

Over the years (30 something years) I come to understand and write about the Principles, Processes, and Practices of project success in a wide variety of domains. There are 5 Principles, 5 Practices, and 5 Process that can be applied to increase the probability of success of all projects.

Free Time Keeping Software

TimeCamp

In order to do so, it is necessary to use time tracking software. That’s where time tracking software comes in handy as it helps to automize the process of time tracking. Today, TimeCamp presents 6 best and free time keeping software.

Two Parallel Processes of Project Success - Both Value and Delivery are Needed

Herding Cats

Software development is a Value Creaton activity, but Value cannot be determined unless we know the cost to produce that value and when that value will be available for use by those who of paid for that Value. For software development, those scarce resources are people, time, and money.

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations. What is Agile Software Development? Agile teams prioritize collaboration, adaptability and working software.

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The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process

Herding Cats

Then let's look at the actual description of how iterative and incremental development took place in “Managing the Development of Reliable Software,” R. Williams, Proceedings of the International Conference on Reliable Software, April 21-23, 1975.

Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. I've been in the software development business for 30 years, mostly in the Software Intensive System of Systems world, where embedded systems are 100 times more prevalent than business, web and desktop systems.

Hiring Process for Growing Businesses

ActiveCollab

Instead, it will be a constant process of attracting new candidates, figuring out who’s the best, and keeping the talent pipeline full. You will need to adapt your hiring process in order to scale. Hiring process. The process has 3 stages: sourcing, screening, and interviewing.

The Bad Apple Syndrome in Process Improvement

Herding Cats

When process improvement starts with the solution, it's common to anchor this improvement on the Bad Apple syndrome. Long ago a very senior piping engineer on a multi-billion refinery piping design system, asked us software weenies .

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

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.

Best project management software

Binfire

What is the best project management software for your team and your project? The short answer is no, depending on industry, team size, project complexity, team’s experience and team size the requirements for project management software change. What is our budget for PM software?

Task Management Software

Binfire

Good task management software is a great tool to plan a project from the high-level concept ideas to the small tasks needed to complete the project. In fact, the most basic and yet the most important element of a project management software is its task management features.

Quote of the Day - Estimating Software Costs

Herding Cats

In extensive research of over 20,000 software development projects spanning 18 years, it is found that more projects are doomed from poor cost and schedule estimates then they ever are from technical, political, or development team problems.

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. Software Sizing, Estimation, and Risk Management: When Performance is Measured Performance Improves , Daniel Galaorath and Michael Evans , Auerbach, 2006. Software Sizing and Estimating: Mk II FPA , Charles Symons, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

Client Onboarding Process Coupled With Project Management

Leankor

Client onboarding is the process of introducing new clients to your firm in an effective and organized way. The process commences at order placement and continues up to three months or so depending on the complexity of the product.

All Software Projects are Non-Deterministic

Herding Cats

Here's a time series from one of the advocates of #Noestimates showing the number of stickies processed on a weekly basis. This chart is used to conjecture that decisions can be made using emperical data from the past.

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Software Economics

Herding Cats

Here's some thoughts on the economics of software development using other people's money, after 3 weeks of working a proposal for a major software intensive system of systems using Agile. Core business processes are still in effect, no matter the funding profiles. Monetized value allows the decision process to use ROI, IRR, Analysis of Alternatives. Economics of Software Development. Process is King.

The Best Time Tracking Software of 2018

Paymo App

If you’re here, it means that you’re looking for time tracking software that you will use yourself or with your team. Onboarding process : We’ve gone through each step of the onboarding process to see exactly how easy it is for a user to get acquainted with a new tool.

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Value of MVP and Knowledge Discovery Process

Pawel Brodzinski

Given that Lunar Logic is a web software shop we often talk with startups that want to build their product. If only we could have such a discussion about every feature that we build in our products we would add much less waste to software.

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Embracing Uncertainty in Software Projects

LiquidPlanner

In over 20 years of working in the software industry, the only thing I am certain about is uncertainty. Due to these ever changing factors, software projects are full of uncertainty. How to Embrace Uncertainty in Software Projects. How long will it take?

5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes

LiquidPlanner

The challenge with lean is that, despite its attraction to many executives who want to cut costs and increase productivity , a lean process doesn’t happen overnight. Here are four examples of how lean manufacturing principles and project management approaches intersect, and make your process faster and better: 1. With Agile, you can incorporate continuous feedback into each chunk of work, or sprint, so that you continually improve the process as you go along.

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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. To control this process using feedback and corrective actions ‒ in the same way, your closed loop controller for your air conditioner or heater does - a sampling rate is determined based on the rate of change of the underlying processes.

Economics of Software Development

Herding Cats

For example, about which software to buy, which Features in the development backlog should be implemented next, what prices to charge for products and services. Software development is an exercise in microeconomics, since it deals with limited resources - time, cost, and what value is produced in exchange for the time and money. Managing in the presence of uncertainty requires a Closed Loop Control process. Economics of Software Development.

What Software Development Models Aren't Iterative and Incremental?

Herding Cats

Use of the dreaded Waterfall model is a stalking horse for agilest and #Noestimates advocates for the evils of software development guided by any Governance processes intending to be the steward of other people's money.

Top 10 Project Management Software With Time Tracking!

TimeCamp

Project management software can be found in pretty much every bigger corporation, but also at plenty of small businesses, and at homes of thousands of freelancers.

Use and Misuse of Statistics of Process Improvement Studies

Herding Cats

There are several studies on how software development can be improved by applying various process. Some studies have very large data sets, with analysis of each process and the differences between the processes. Here's a checklist for the steps needed to produce a credible answer to - Is there any difference between one process or another process for improving the outcomes of a process. Were the important concomitant processes also measured?

Advice for Project Managers: How to Save Your Job, and Process vs Tool

LiquidPlanner

Dear Elizabeth : Process or tool—which comes first? Our executive team disagrees about this every time we evaluate our project and work processes and start to consider software tools—current and new ones. Others argue that you get the right tool and processes fall into place.

Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

Herding Cats

Microeconomics is applicable to the development is software systems. If we look at the discipline of software engineering, we see that the microeconomics branch of economics deals more with the types of decisions we need to make as software engineers or managers.

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How to Integrate Your Existing Process Into Dynamic Project Management

LiquidPlanner

It gets tricky: Even when you find what appears to be the perfect product match, teams get stuck in the process of moving from what they know, to something new. What does it look like to manage projects in a new tool, with a new process?