Is Software Development Art or Engineering

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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. Signal processing is a domain of software development well suited to the paradigm of engineered systems. But there are software systems where testing is necessary but not sufficient. . Software-intensive systems include: . So when would a software system NOT be Engineered to fit the Needs of the Customer?

A Beginner’s Guide To Backup For Project Managers

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While DVDs are easily transported around, tape drives can store very large volumes of data. Better Collaboration Expert Views SoftwareThis is a guest article by Mauricio Prinzlau. Are you backing up your project and personal files effectively?

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

Lean focuses on eliminating eight areas of waste: defects, overproduction, waiting, non-utilized talent, transportation, inventory, motion and extra-processing. It’s been around for three decades, but Six Sigma can still be somewhat of an enigma.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

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Software is eating the world ” claimed venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen in his 2011, New York Times article. Software is becoming omnipresent, it is embedded and integral to all industries. When organizations become more software-driven their systems are never “done”.

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Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

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With these business principles of software development and projects in general, we can ask and answer five principles of project success. Software engineering economics is about making decisions related to software engineering in a business context.

The Project Management Consultant

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PPM Software. Change and Transformation across the Transport sector in particular. I’m intrigued. What is a project management consultant? Late last year I did a session for the PMI Virtual Talent Management Conference (it’s still available on demand until March 2016).

Kanban vs Task Lists: How to Determine What’s Best for Your Team

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When you set out to determine which kind of project management software is best for your team, it’s important to first understand your specific needs and team dynamics. Both types of PM software may offer this feature, but you’ll need to check with vendors to verify specific capabilities.

Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

Software is eating the world ” claimed venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen in his 2011, New York Times article. Software is becoming omnipresent, it is embedded and integral to all industries. Not just technology companies (like Google, Apple) but every sector is being disrupted by software including retail (Amazon), banking (PayPal, cryptocurrencies), transportation (Tesla, Uber), and travel (Airbnb).

What is a Kanban Board?


Ohno also proposed seven actionable ways in which organizations could identify and cut down on ‘wastes’ caused by transportation, over-processing or spending time on non-value added activities, inventory mismanagement, long waiting time with no-value being added and production defects.

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An Introduction to Operations Management


Plus, all kinds of industries need talented operations managers, which means you can have a varied career working in retail, transportation, technology, healthcare… whatever field strikes your fancy. .

Agile or Waterfall: How to Choose Which is Best for Your Project

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development. Much like trying to determine which is the best form of transportation for your travel, there are various considerations to take into account. Yet different modes of transportation and routes could be good for different reasons.

Why Use Ganttic Instead Of A Free Resource Planning Spreadsheet Template?


Managing global resources from people, to transport to machinery can be a global affair. But, be under no illusion, many business leaders balk at the idea of spending money on specialized software for resource planning, preferring to use Excel, which is perceived as cost-free as it is something they already have. License fees must be paid for each machine the software runs on, and there will be additional costs for updates and maintenance.

Turbo charge your Personal Kanban with GTD


I got exposed to Lean thinking when we first started using the Kanban Method for our software development. Whether you do it on a physical board or an electronic Kanban software, it helps you stay focused on the tasks at hand.

Do You Need A Resource Planning Tool Or Is A Whiteboard Enough


I would prefer a whiteboard over any software for planning anyday. Not because I don’t believe there is a software out there that is good enough for me. Choose resource planning software if: You have more than 10 resources on your hands. If your team or even a part of your team is working remotely , you guys will benefit so much from a resource planning software. Most of the resource planning software do feature multiple levels of permissions for users.

Knowledgeline: Building e-Discovery Teams:: by Tom Baldwin


All the software in the world wont prevent a lawyer from accepting discovery via e-mail and expose themselves and their firm to potential spoliation. David Cain is currently the Chairman of the advisory board to TTI (Texas Transportation Institute). Senator Cain represented Senate District 2 for eight years in the Texas Senate and Chaired the Senate State Affairs Subcommittee on Transportation and served nine terms in the Texas House of Representatives for District 107.

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