Reference Class Forecasting

Herding Cats

The reference class estimating process is part of that skill and experience. If we switch to software development. These themes are based on how book Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art. Herding Cats: Software Development for the 21st Century.

Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

The project and portfolio management (PPM) software market is changing. 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. Digitalization and Collaboration.

Free Time Keeping Software


Monitoring time and gathering all the reference data has become extremely popular over past couple years. 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.

Software Cost Accounting

Herding Cats

Blue money, is referred to as budget. But in the software development world, the domains of IT, there are two other colors of money. The accounting and capitalization requirements for these two different types of software are very different. Accounting for Software Development.

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Project Management software


The market for project management software is rapidly expanding. It seems “work management software” is a better name than project management software for some of these applications. Why do we need project management software? For more details refer here: .

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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Why Your Creative Team Isn’t Using Your Project Management Software


Being the resourceful problem solver you are, you found a solution: project management software. A recent HubSpot survey found 80% of creative agencies claim to use project management software.

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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. Just for the reference, . Just for the reference, a commitment is the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc. 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.

The Five Laws of Software Estimating are Wrong

Herding Cats

There's a blog post from a few years back that has resurfaced The 5 Laws of Software Estimates. Law of Software Estimating. Fact of Software Estimating. Its claimed Software estimates are not fungible. They are if you keep track of what you develop and codify those Features for future reference. Correct Businesses cannot make decisions about whether or not to build software without having some idea of the cost and time involved.

How to Get Your Team to Fall In Love With Project Management Software


Some of the biggest brands in the world are seeing the benefits of using project management software. SaaS (service-as-a-software) spending is now expected to reach $3 trillion in 2015, and as much as $2.8 billion of that is spent on project management software. And just like all new software you purchase, project management has its implementation challenges. Some of the most common challenges are: Your team doesn’t use the software.

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Selecting the Best Project Management Software for Your Business

Function Point

Picking software is no different. The most common benefits we see in an ROI calculation for project management software are: Time reclaimed from improved clarity on tasks. However, by following these steps, you will come as close as possible to your dream software.

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Profitable & Competitive Billing with Task Tracking Software

Function Point

Profitable & Competitive Billing with Task Tracking Software. Billing Using Task Tracking Software. The right task tracking software should work in combination with an appropriate billing method that works for both you and your clients. You can then use this historical information from your task tracking software to accurately predict the amount of time required for the next job. To learn more, we welcome you to book a demo of our task tracking software!

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Online Training: BrainBOK Review

Girl's Guide to PM

Drill down and see the page reference number from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) too. If this isn’t what you are looking for, check out my other project management software reviews here. After all, Software Review: iMindQ 4.1

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Dc Design House | Advertising Agency Software Spotlight 1

Function Point

It is all tracked and tagged to client files for reference, and carry over from year to year. Function Point’s advertising agency software combines project management, time tracking , CRM, financial, and business reporting tools are all in one convenient cloud based system.

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Timeline vs. Gantt Chart


Throughout this article, we will refer to this type of graph as the timeline rather than the Gantt Chart . Project management project management software Gantt chart Gantt Chart software online project management timeline

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7 Signs Your Project is Bound to Fail


Then you set up project management software to track your progress. So you’ve set up to-do lists in your project management software, but people rarely check in to deliver their daily stand-up or update their tasks. Our advice : Make your project management software indispensable.

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The Future Of Construction – BIM


To put it simply, BIM refers to a collaborative method of working which is based on the generation and exchange of data and information between the various project parties. Softwares like Aconex or Viewpoint can be used as the CDE.

Three Ways to Encourage Gratitude in a Project Team


By “hard skill,” it refers to tangible and measurable abilities. As simple … best practices Leadership PPM Project Management celoxis gratitude leadership lessons online project management project management thanksgiving web based project management softwareMany businesses rely on hard skills in production and servicing their customers. However, to ensure the success of a project, soft skills matter a great deal. It would be impossible to manage a team without any soft skills.

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How to Build the Perfect Project Plan


During the project, team members can refer to the project plan on a daily basis to see what’s next. In-app chat in your project management software is especially helpful for immediate feedback. When you’re in the thick of a project, it can be hard to see the whole picture.

Value for Money

Pawel Brodzinski

Let’s assume you talk to a team that is twice as expensive as your reference team. It’s not about software development or adding features. entrepreneurship software business software development lean price product development startup value

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Empathy and Respect: What Makes Teams Great

Pawel Brodzinski

Nevertheless, in software industry we tend to think we are special (even though we are not) and thus I often hear an argument that trading technical skills for social perceptiveness is not worth it. That’s likely true in an industry and software development is no different.

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Getting Started with Project Management


At the same time, a project is expected to produce tangible results, such as a boost in revenue or a new software feature that customers can’t live without. Plus, employees can reference the meeting notes easily later on. Getting Started with Project Management.

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6 strategies for choosing the right project management tool


It’s important to write these pain points in a list you can refer to later. To help you on your journey, we also created a free software evaluation checklist ! productivity project-management teamwork software collaboration

Why Do Products Fail? – Incomplete Solutions

Tyner Blain

Most of the best practices of software development, in particular agile and lean* methodology, bias us towards focusing on – almost fixating on – the former. This article continues the series exploring the root causes of product failure.

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Why Manufacturers are Switching to the Cloud


In fact, manufacturers are moving to the cloud so quickly that some are referring to the change as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Further Reading: How Cloud-Based PM Software Saves Time and Money]. Manufacturing Software

Overcoming the Top Challenges of IT Project Management


Any time your company is developing software, an app, a web-based platform, or deploying a new software system, it is doing the fantastic act of IT project management. Are you deploying IT project management software?

Work Breakdown Structure: Complete tutorial


This information is referred to throughout the life of the project to find out the information about each task in the WBS. . On Online project management software , the WBS dictionary is created from the task description for each task in the project.

20 Things For Your Project Management Plan [With 3 Free Templates]

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Reference the business case and any prior documentation. It’s always easier to reference other documents than try to reproduce them in here. If you have a fully-fledged requirements document then you can always reference that.

Project Quality Management – A Quick Guide

The cost of nonconformance refers to internal failure costs. Most project management software comes with a dashboard, which is one screen where you can view the metrics of every aspect of the project. When you’re managing a project, the Triple Constraint is always foremost in your head.

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How to Become an IT Project Manager

Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! Jennifer described an IT project manager as one who oversees the process of planning, executing and delegating responsibilities around an organization’s IT pursuits and goals, often with the help of IT project management software.

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RBS is one more technique for your estimation tool belt!

Kiron Bondale

I’m not referring to a Risk Breakdown Structure, a Resource Breakdown Structure (seriously, couldn’t they have found a different name for one or the other to avoid creating confusion about which RBS is being referred to?)

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How to Transition Your Team Over to a New Tool


And if you’re managing projects, you’re spoiled by a vast array of choices in the form of shiny new software tools to replace your struggling legacy system. The successful transition to a new software tool isn’t dependent on the provider, nor some manifestation of technical black magic.

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SCRUM Project Management Methodology Explained


Originally created to better develop software, this agile management based system has been adapted to cover nearly any industry or project scope. Their primary focus is more along the lines of Scrum’s original function as a tool to better manage software development.


How To Do Document Version Control

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The easiest way to version control your documents is to have your software tools do it for you. Non-Software Version Control for Documents. If you don’t have software that can do it for you, you can control your document versions manually.

The Role of the Project Coordinator

Here’s a shot of the whiteboard for your reference! Pro-Tip: A project coordinator can better engage the team through project management software. So, if you need a tool to help you as a project coordinator, then signup for our software now at

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Project Management, Performance Measures, and Statistical Decision Making

Herding Cats

There is a current rash of suggestions on how to improve the performance of software projects. References below. . And there are many other examples (see references). One case of 12 projects from a large contractor of Software Intensive System (SIS) shows similar variances .

TimeCamp’s Marketing Lessons: Top Tips For Promoting Your Tool!


Creating online software becomes more and more popular. Content Marketing If we’re talking about content, remember that it’s not only about blogging – you have to take care also about products descriptions, “about me” subpage, references, etc.

Agile Project Management Methodology Explained


In Project Management, Agile is often referred to in software development, but it can also be applied to other fields. Using Agile outside of software. As mentioned before, although Agile is mostly seen in the software development field, it can be used for any field.

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10 GDPR Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Project

Girl's Guide to PM

The simplest example is if your business builds new software. The ICO defines personal data as: any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier. Can You Find Data in Your New Software?

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Real Options and Decision Making for ICT Projects

Herding Cats

A real option is a choice made available with business investment opportunities, referred to as “real” because it typically references a tangible asset instead of a financial instrument. The term flexibility in the Real Options paradigm refers to the capability of responding to a change or new situation. This is the same paradigm of Agile software development where responding to change over following the plan is part of the original manifesto.

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