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Glen B. Alleman
Performance-Based Project Management® in software intensive system of system
Interests: Earned Value, Risk, Cost, Program Performance, Integrated Master Plan, Integrated Master Schedule.
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“I am not much given to regret, so I puzzled over this one a while. Should have taken much more statistics in college, I think.” — Max Levchin, Paypal Co-founder, Slide Founder Perhaps anyone conjecturing that decisions can be made... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herding Cats
On Line PM Course has listed the 50 Greatest Project Management Blogs in alphabetical order Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Herding Cats
The real world is fraught with risk. Forecasting with empirical data - the #NoEstimates approach to estimating - ignores this fact. In the NE version of forecasting there is no place for uncertainty, which is why No Estimates advocates assert... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Herding Cats
Trevor, good point. Not sure why I missed that. I'll update under Risk Assessment
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People behave the way they are managed - A Wise old Navy Captain as told by LCMDR Nicholas Pisano Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Herding Cats
Decision Making on Software Development Projects Is Both Simple and Complex at the Same Time 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.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Herding Cats
Every systematic development of any subject ought to begin with a definition, so that everyone may understand what the discussion is about. Marcus Tullius Cicero (196BC ‒ 16BC), De Officiis, Book 1, Moral Goodness Related articles Architecture -Center ERP Systems... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Herding Cats
Jerry, just remember, it's not a lie if you believe it - George Costanza Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Herding Cats
The measure of who we are is how we react to something that doesn't go our way - Gregg Popovich, Head coach of the San Antonio Spurs Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at Herding Cats
Never let the tool control the hand that uses it - Lt Gen Hans H. Driessnack (ret), in Advanced Project Management, Best Practices on Implementation, page 40, Harold Kerzner, 2004 Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Herding Cats
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Herding Cats
On a long enough timeline the survival rate of everyone drops to zero Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Herding Cats
It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority ― Benjamin Franklin Think of this when you hear someone say protesting is a waste of time, and tell you to just be quiet and accept the situation you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Herding Cats
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Herding Cats
The notion of the Cone of Uncertainty has been around for awhile. Barry Boehm's work in “Software Engineering Economics”. Prentice-Hall, 1981. The poster below is from Steve McConnell's site and makes several things clear. The Cone is a project management... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Herding Cats
Overheard on Twitter The Start of a Project Is the Worst Time to Estimate Its Duration or Cost This is only the case if those you've hired know nothing about what capabilities are needed to produce value the project, what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Herding Cats
Risk is everywhere on projects. This risk comes from two types of uncertainty. Aleatory uncertainty, which is the naturally occurring yields variances in the underlying processes. This uncertainty is handled with cost, schedule, and technical performance margins. Epistemic uncertainty comes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Herding Cats
It is very tempting to rely on what you are experiencing - Marlene Cimons Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Herding Cats
Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects - Tim Lister Risk Management requires making estimates of many things. The uncertainties that create the risk - reducible (Epistemic) and irreducible (Aleatory), the impacts from the risks, the efficacy of the corrective... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Herding Cats
Making decisions in the presence of uncertainty with limited resources is the domain of Macro and Micro Economics Making decisions in resource-limited situations at the national or global scale is macroeconomics. Macroeconomics is the study of how people make decisions... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Herding Cats
Increasing the Probability of Project Success Simple in Theory, Complex in Practice When we hear any suggestion about improving the probability of success of a project, there are some simple tests to confirm there actually is such a thing. This... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Herding Cats
I received a book over the Holidays - Managing Project Risk and Uncertainty: A Constructively Simple Approach to Decision Making, Chris Chapman and Stephen Ward. This is a seminal work on risk management in the presence of uncertainty. The introduction... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Herding Cats
You may want to buy and read "Performance-Based Project Management." It contains all you're asking for.
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One of the principles of agile development is self-organizing teams. Self-Organizing is a powerful process. But Self-Directed is not the same as Self-Organizing. On all but de-minimis projects, there is some external organization that is defining what Done looks like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Herding Cats
For projects at scale, meaning the success or failure of the outcome impacts the firm in ways that cannot be corrected if it fails - loss of business, non-recoverable sunk cost, or other unfavorable impacts, there is usually a formal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Herding Cats