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?

Don’t over-process your project management communications!

Kiron Bondale

Let’s do a deeper dive into the waste of over-processing. Over-processing occurs whenever someone continues to work on an activity past the point where it would be deemed acceptable from a customer’s perspective or past the point where meaningful value is being added.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

The Process of Choosing the Best Project Management Software

Paymo App

When we talk about the best project management software, there’s no such thing as “one size fits all” or “the ultimate project management software” The best project management software is the one that fits your workflow and really helps you getting the job done.

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.

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.

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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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?

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.

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.

Dunning-Kruger and Modern Software Project Management

Herding Cats

The reason is the absence of a quality called metacognition , the ability to step back and see our own cognitive process in perspective. But the continued chant that certain processes, methods, fixing for dysfunction continue.

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.

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 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.

5 Ways Cloud-Based Project Management Software Saves Save Time and Money

LiquidPlanner

By 2019, more than 30 percent of the 100 largest vendors’ new software investments will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only.” Larger organizations are now learning what early adopters have known for years: cloud-based software can help you save time and money.

Flawless Communication With Your Clients and Team – Best Collaboration Software!

TimeCamp

But how to initiate the process? A perfect solution is collaboration software. Project Management Asana catchapp collaboration collaboration software communication igloo moxtra Podio redbooth slack team communication TimeCamp timecamp integrationsIt is commonly known that the key to success is cooperation. The same can be applied equally to the life in general as well as a life of a company. Using the right tools to work together helps teams to make improvements in […].

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.

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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How to Estimate Any Software Problem

Herding Cats

Uncertainty of course is present in all software development work both reducible and irreducible uncertainty. Let's put aside for the moment the missing principles of managerial finance, probabilistic decision making, microeconomics of decision making, Real Options, Bayesian decision networks, and other decision making processes used in modern business when spending other people's money. Take that experience and start making estimates for software projects.

Aleatory and Epistemic Uncertainty in Software Development Projects

Herding Cats

All software development projects operate in the presence of uncertainty. The design and development of software must rely on estimation, forecasts, and predictions based on an idealized understanding of what is an unknown (but knowable) understanding of reality.

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.

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.

Estimating on Non-Trivial Software Projects

Herding Cats

A nice conversation on twitter about estimates on software brought up the topic of estimates as commitments. In any non-trivial domain, there are larger business processes in play that is looking for value in exchange for money. In our domain of software intensive system of systems, we have formal agreements at the top of the engagement and less formal agreements lower down based on agile software development processes.

Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. You realize (by gaining new information, outside of the development process) that your team is going to fail, so you need to change.

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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

Accountability on a Agile Software Development in the Presence of Governance

Herding Cats

Self-Organizing is a powerful process. This is paradigm is usually found at the Enterprise level of software development. But if you're on a team that gets its funding outside the team, then there is likely a governance process in place for how to spend that money.

LiquidPlanner Vs. Task Management Software: An Evaluation Guide

LiquidPlanner

In a nutshell: LiquidPlanner can do everything that a task management software can do—and much more. Let’s take a deeper dive into how LiquidPlanner compares to task management software.

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.

Is Software Development Art or Engineering

Herding Cats

I started my career as a Software Engineer , writing Fortran 77 signal processing algorithms to find and track missile launchers in the middle eastern desert. This skill was an extension of the signal processing work I did as a grad student looking for information in the data stream of a particle accelerator. The PDP-15 was a machine that ran Fortran but also Focal, a language suitable for formula calculations needed for signal processing.

Which Software will Give Your Project Management a Boost?

Guerrilla Project Management

Project management is the process of creating and putting a plan into motion in order to reach specific goals and have a successful outcome. Luckily, there exists software that can aid businesses with project

Systems Engineering and Software Intensive System of Systems

Herding Cats

This is a good start, but it needs to produce actionable outcomes , not just principles, but practices and processes. Much of Ackoff's principles are the basis of practices and processes that assure this happens. . I come to this systems domain from the Software Intensive System of Systems paradigm. The Art of Systems Architecting 2nd Edition , Mark Maier and Eberhardt Rechtin - is a seminal work including software systems.

Risk Management for Agile Software Development Projects

Herding Cats

Agile software development is a software development process. Risk Management is a process as well. Herding Cats: Process is King. It is popular to state that Agile IS Risk Management - but that is not correct. The two - agile and risk management - are well suited for each other. But Agile alone is not Risk Management. First some principles: All risk comes from uncertainty. Uncertainty comes in two flavors: Reducible - Epistemic uncertainty.

INFOGRAPHIC: Put a Stop to Time Wasters with Effective Project Management

Celoxis

Author: Ravindra Wankar, Co-Founder at Celoxis About Celoxis: Celoxis is an enterprise class project management and PPM tool that helps companies streamline management of projects, timesheets, expenses and business processes, specific to their organization.

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