Professional Services and Improving Your Product

Tyner Blain

Software problems are experienced the same way. ” This is the software version of asking for a tissue. . Collaborative Workshops. I’ve run two types of workshops that were very effective for this. The second workshop is an impact mapping workshop.

2016 138

Challenging the C-Level Executives

The Lazy Project Manager

To that end the author offers some focused workshops, keynote presentations and insightful supporting education to help organisations achieve the success in strategic change that they desire, and to help C-level executives understand the challenge and benefit from the opportunity.

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.

Risk 60

Professionalise Project Management

The Lazy Project Manager

Owned by Director & CEO Alex Marson, the organisation works with large FTSE 250 clients including some of the biggest companies in the world in the Asset Management, Professional Services, Software, Automotive, Finance and Pharmaceutical industry.

2014 59

Decision Making On Software Development Projects

Herding Cats

Decision Making on Software Development Projects Is Both Simple and Complex at the Same Time. Oberkampf, in Proceedings from the Advanced Simulation & Computing Workshop , Albuquerque, NM, USA, 2005. All projects operate in the presence of uncertainty. Real-world decision making is performed under uncertainty. Decision makers must make decisions which best incorporate these uncertainties. These uncertainties come in two forms – reducible and irreducible.

2005 48

SCRUM Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

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.

SCRUM 130

5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

The first thoughts for mindmapping software are creativity sessions and process flows but you can do more than that. Sharing photos of your team in a workshop, or out on site, can really make the project seem more real, which in turn can improve engagement.

2017 191

The 7-S Framework: Project Management Remix

Girl's Guide to PM

This is where project management methodologies, models, techniques and task management software by TaskQue comes into play. That goes for you as well: project managers should invest in their own personal development through training programs, workshops, seminars and visits.

2017 177

Customer Churn and SaaS

Tyner Blain

Software as a Service is not a one and done transactional offering. In a workshop last spring, I had the pleasure of working with a team to frame the longer term goals of their business – in order to prioritize the areas of investment that would drive their thematic roadmap.

2016 132

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

The primary purpose of software estimation is not to predict a project’s outcome; it is to determine whether a project’s targets are realistic enough to allow the project to be controlled to meet them ‒ Steve McConnell. Believing is Seeing: Confirmation Bias Studies in Software Engineering, “Magne Jørgensen and Efi Papatheocharous, 41st Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA). The Future of Systems-and Software Development.

20/20 Vision – Innovation Game in Action

Tyner Blain

When running a workshop to collect that information, playing some “serious games” is a great way to get more and better information.

2012 132

The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

In his book — Just Enough Requirements Management — Alan Davis shares, “Various studies suggest that errors introduced during requirements activities account for 40 to 50 percent of all defects found in a software product.” Requirements workshops.

2018 64

6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

Susan, on the other hand, facilitated an early risk identification workshop. Imagine that you are working on a software development project and that the functional requirements have been developed. Changes in project risks are inevitable.

You Won’t Believe What These Five Lenses Can Show You About Your Product

Tyner Blain

I do a multi-day workshop to define what it means for a particular team. In enterprise software, it isn’t enough to build software, you have to deploy it.

2015 154

The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

” In his book — Just Enough Requirements Management — Alan Davis shares, “Various studies suggest that errors introduced during requirements activities account for 40 to 50 percent of all defects found in a software product.” Requirements workshops.

2016 92

Cone of Uncertainty Bibliography

Herding Cats

Sizing Challenges," Victor Fuster & Taylor Putnam-Majarian, Software and IT-CASR Proceedings , 22-24 August 2017. Application of Real Options Theory to Software Engineering for Strategic Decision making in Software Related Capital Investments," Albert O.

Changing the Face of PM Training

Girl's Guide to PM

Secondly I’ve always been involved with helping disadvantaged young people; be that as an ambassador for an AIDS Orphanage in South Africa or running painting therapy workshops for young cancer patients in hospital.

2016 194

Have You Considered Legal Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

Legal project managers also need to be familiar with legal practice management systems, legal workflow systems and a range of other software tools (such as contract management systems) all designed to help produce legal work more efficiently.

2017 165

The ESP connection

The Lazy Project Manager

Owned by Director & CEO Alex Marson, the organisation works with large FTSE 250 clients including some of the biggest companies in the world in the Asset Management, Professional Services, Software, Automotive, Finance and Pharmaceutical industry.

2014 59

The Best Project Management Conferences to Attend in 2018

Wrike

A two-day symposium with industry experts, followed by a full day of workshops, allow attendees to discover new tips and tools—and receive PDUs and CDUs for participating. According to Reader’s Digest , “learning something new” is one of the ten most popular New Year’s Resolutions. And one of the best places to learn new things are at industry conferences.

2018 54

3 Team Techniques to Improve Cost Estimates

Project Risk Coach

She conducted an estimating workshop. She had identified expense categories such as software, hardware, vendor, configuration, and testing before the NGT meeting. Betty started with the software expenses and asked the participants to write down software expenses.

Challenging Change

The Lazy Project Manager

Owned by Director & CEO Alex Marson, the organisation works with large FTSE 250 clients including some of the biggest companies in the world in the Asset Management, Professional Services, Software, Automotive, Finance and Pharmaceutical industry.

2014 69

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The naturally occurring work effort in the development of a software feature - even if we've built the feature before - is an irreducible uncertainty. Hybrid–Agile Software Development Anti–Patterns, Risks, and Recommendations,” Paul E. Software risk management,” Sergey M.

2003 82

The true value of change

The Lazy Project Manager

Owned by Director & CEO Alex Marson, the organisation works with large FTSE 250 clients including some of the biggest companies in the world in the Asset Management, Professional Services, Software, Automotive, Finance and Pharmaceutical industry.

2014 59

The PMO Series (1): Definition and Function of a Project Management Office

Inloox

or implementing an enterprise-wide project management software. Operative support includes moderating workshops and meetings, temporary project controlling, and the documentation of the project progress for senior management. First off: The acronym “PMO” has many different meanings.

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Joint Application Development (JAD)

ActiveCollab

JAD allows clients to have full autonomy in project development and allows them to participate in their application’s development through a series of workshops. During the 1980’s they led few workshops to prove the concept. Since then, it has been applied to numerous software project across industry sectors and has produced excellent results, particularly on small to medium-sized projects.

How to avoid a Project

The Lazy Project Manager

Owned by Director & CEO Alex Marson, the organisation works with large FTSE 250 clients including some of the biggest companies in the world in the Asset Management, Professional Services, Software, Automotive, Finance and Pharmaceutical industry.

2014 59

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and ACE Conferences in 2018

Appfluence

O’Reilly’s Software Architecture Conference 2018. The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference is designed to provide the necessary professional training that software architects and aspiring software architects need to succeed. A unique event, it covers the full scope of a software architect’s job, from IT to leadership and business skills.

ABI Evaluation

The Lazy Project Manager

Owned by Director & CEO Alex Marson, the organisation works with large FTSE 250 clients including some of the biggest companies in the world in the Asset Management, Professional Services, Software, Automotive, Finance and Pharmaceutical industry.

2014 62

Same Same but Different †

Herding Cats

These systems fall into the Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS) category. The notion that innovation and engineering - software engineering - are somehow in conflict is common. . In the software engineering domain, like the developer domain, design is the basis of this innovation. Iterative development focused on the delivery of Features that enable the needed Capabilities that fulfill the business case or accomplish the mission of the software system.

How to Lead Your Team Through a Transition

LiquidPlanner

Now you have people implementing the new process or new software tool. If you’re implementing a new software, provide training, and have product experts at hand to support the team. Encourage them to organize trainings ad workshops, or to give feedback on improvements to the new system.

2016 77

How to Improve Your Project Communication

Project Risk Coach

In my project management workshops, I ask this question, “What are the top causes of project failure?” software defects) that they found. ” Nine times out of ten, I hear an answer — among others — related to poor communication.

2016 72

Catsuits and Parachutes

The Lazy Project Manager

Owned by Director & CEO Alex Marson, the organisation works with large FTSE 250 clients including some of the biggest companies in the world in the Asset Management, Professional Services, Software, Automotive, Finance and Pharmaceutical industry.

2014 45

New Year’s Eve

The Lazy Project Manager

The book will be out, as I said, in March, there is a presentation developed and there are two short sharp (1-2 hours) workshop developed to engage and drive the C-level to clear understanding of challenges in this area and offer simple practical advice for improvement.

2017 52

Know the value of your change

The Lazy Project Manager

I was reviewing a portfolio dashboard at a software vendor and they, as I have seen many times in the past in many systems, offered me views by project manager, business unit, location, value, phase and so on.

2014 59

How to Create a Project Team Culture with Colin Ellis

Girl's Guide to PM

One of the top teams that I think of often, we put in some new software and team was amazing, we all knew our roles and carried them out and we got on really well, did all of the good communication stuff and we supported each other, but we had plenty of mishaps.

2018 141

Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

Tools for project managers – collaboration tools, video chat systems, project management software, and all the apps that you need to start a project. conduct workshops and trainings. Scrum is used predominantly in software development projects.

2018 83

A View from the Top

The Lazy Project Manager

Owned by Director & CEO Alex Marson, the organisation works with large FTSE 250 clients including some of the biggest companies in the world in the Asset Management, Professional Services, Software, Automotive, Finance and Pharmaceutical industry.

2014 59

80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

PMCentersUSA gives you interactive online classes taught by seasoned project professionals and which cover a variety of topics, including time and cost management , managing multiple projects, portfolio management, and five -day advanced skills virtual workshops.

Add to the C-Level

The Lazy Project Manager

Owned by Director & CEO Alex Marson, the organisation works with large FTSE 250 clients including some of the biggest companies in the world in the Asset Management, Professional Services, Software, Automotive, Finance and Pharmaceutical industry.

2014 41