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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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You may be successfull, but not with this plan - Senior Manager, Intelligence Commuity, Agency at Joint Space Cost Council meeting Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herding Cats
If you make serious allegation or claim and don't have serious evidence, no one is going to take you seriously When #Noestimates advocates make conjectures that decisions can be made in the presence of uncertainty without estimating the impact of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herding Cats
Thus Peirce conjectured that the world was not only ruled by the strict Newtonian laws, but that it was also at the same time ruled by laws of chance, or of randomness, or of disorder: by laws of statistical probability.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herding Cats
‘‘Bill James had a great line,’’ Tom Tango, the senior database architect of stats for MLB Advanced Media, told me. (If James is largely considered the godfather of sabermetrics, Tango could be its Michael Corleone.) ‘‘If you have a metric... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herding Cats
If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer: “He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone.” -... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Herding Cats
It's become the mantra of some in agile development community recently to count stories and stop counting Story Points. While Story Points are Ordinal numbers and have several flaws at their core, counting Stories alone, without some supporting statistics is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Herding Cats
It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is. If it disagrees with Principles, it’s wrong. - Richard Feynman In that simple statement is the key to Principle Based Management of Other People’s money. † Most business departments have a set... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Herding Cats
Governance is about decision rights. Notions of self-organizing teams, self-direction, self-management need to be established inside a governance framework. When you hear about any process where management is NOT involved, ask first who's money are they spending? Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Herding Cats
Since the Integration of this complicated expression (70.1) is straightforward, we shall not include it here Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Herding Cats
I'm working on a presentation and discussion for the Joint Space Cost Council that is happening in September. Our topic is about the integration of multiple IPT (Integrated Product Teams) and how to coordinate all the work into an Integrated... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Herding Cats
Common sense has the very curious property of being more correct retrospectively than prospectively, it seems to me that one of the principal criteria to be applied to successful projects is that its results are almost always obvious retrospectively; unfortunately,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Herding Cats
You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around - Steve Jobs This is the User Experience point of view for software development. It is also the Capabilities Based... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Herding Cats
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is but the world as it will be. — Isaac Asimov This as it will be world, requires making estimates, since that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Herding Cats
There is a column in the August 24th issue of Nature speaking about having bad ideas that turn into good ideas. The column was directed to the scientist, and how science is all about sorting the wheat from the chaff.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Herding Cats
On two occasions I have been asked, "Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?" ... I may not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Herding Cats
Mike Cohn, one of my favorite blogger's and author's, made a post awhile back about Agile and the Seven Deadly Sins of Project Management. With some posts this week on twitter about not needing project management or estimates to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Herding Cats
This is why Jon Katzenbach's definition of the Team is used where we work "A small group of qualified individuals who hold each accountable for a shared outcome." That way the "team" holds the weak play accountable and either improves the performance of that member or replaces that member for the benefit of the team.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2017 on Quote of the Day at Herding Cats
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The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. Phil Jackson Former NBA Head Coach Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Herding Cats
In the agile community, there is always some comment or opinion about how hard it is to define what the requirements are. How we can't possibly estimate the work since all the work is emergent. If this were the case... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Herding Cats
In physical science, the first essential step in the direction of learning any subject is to find principles of numerical reckoning and practicable methods for measuring some quality connected with it. I often say that when you can measure what... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Herding Cats
There's a recent post titled Four Fallacious Reasons Why We Estimate. It lists the usual suspects for why those spending the money think they don't have to estimate how much they plan to spend when they'll be done producing the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at Herding Cats
One of the root causes of project failure is the failure to apply the first principle of the five principles of project success What does done look like in units of measure meaningful to the decision maker? Those units must... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at Herding Cats
The human understanding is no dry light, but receives an infusion from the will and affections; whence proceed sciences which may be called “sciences as one would.” For what a man had rather were true he more readily believes. Therefore... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Herding Cats
The first responsibility of the key leaders in the acquisition workforce is to think. —Frank Kendall Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Herding Cats
Correct, Closed loop control - sample cycle and action cycle - is the time interval between decision points. There is a defined number of samples - this is the Nyquist Frequency sampling rate based on the dynamics of the process. This answers the question "how long are you willing to wait until you find out you're late.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2017 on Quote of the Day at Herding Cats
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