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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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What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise - Oscar Wilde Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herding Cats
All project progress is measured independent of resources expended - Mr. Gary Bliss, Director Performance Assessment and Root Cause Analysis (PARCA), US Department of Defense The phrases used here are the results of research conducted on behalf of PARCA. No... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herding Cats
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The development of software, using other peoples money (OPM) means - or should mean - that those providing the money have an expectation to know How Much Money, along with When well you be done spending that money and provide... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herding Cats
Any effective process must provide the following when searching for the Root Cause of the problem the process is trying to fix OR the Beneficial Outcomes the process is trying to maintain. The process must ... Clearly define the problem... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herding Cats
I was watching a YouTube on Why Scaling Agile Doesn't Work and How to Fix It when I had my Aha! moment about some in the Agile community that makes statements that don't make sense in my domain. I work... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Herding Cats
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From the preface: The software industry is one of the most successful industries in history and has created numerous billionaires and millionaires as well as given employment to millions of technology workers. Most forms of modern transportation such as automobiles,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2019 at Herding Cats
This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to manage the risk encountered on software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. These papers and other resources were retrieved from public sites. Let's start with a critical understanding of... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2019 at Herding Cats
Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Information about key project cost, (technical) performance, and schedule attributes is often uncertain or unknown until late in the program. Risk issues that can be identified early in the program, which... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Herding Cats
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Velocity is a term used on agile development to assess How Fast are we producing software. Here's one definition from agile glossary Velocity is a measure of the amount of work a Team can tackle during a single Sprint and... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at Herding Cats
You can't run a credible business or even your own household without knowing your cost basis for the operations for the demand for future expenditures. In the presence of uncertainties in the business and at your house for that cost... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Herding Cats
This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems and their related hardware and work processes when applying traditional and agile product development methods. These Papers, Books, and Thesis and other resources - for the most... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Herding Cats
On a recent flight, I met Rory Rowland. Rory is in the Missouri House of Representative, a former CEO of a Credit Union, and a consultant and author. We started talking as well traveled travelers do, sharing backgrounds and current... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Herding Cats
Methods and tools are of no use without properly qualified people using a well-defined process, and who are dedicated to satisfying customer needs - in Process for System Architecture and Requirements Engineering Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at Herding Cats
The man who grasps principles can successfully handle his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles is sure to have trouble — Ralph Waldo Emerson So Just Remember ... There is no principle by which you can make... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at Herding Cats
There is no whole system within interconnection of its parts and there is no whole system without its environment — Francisco Varla Without knowing something about the Capabilities are needed by the customers to fulfill their business needs, a credible... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at Herding Cats
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It's popular in the agile community to speak about User Stories and how they are Not requirements. As a System Engineer, here's some background on Systems Architecture and Requirements Engineering. Let's start with some background about Systems and their engineering.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at Herding Cats
A recent lawsuit by Hertz Rental Car against Accenture has turned into a rallying cry by Agilest and No Estimates advocates. Of course, No Root Cause analysis has been performed by these advocates, but it makes good click bait for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Herding Cats
People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2019 at Herding Cats
“As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” — Harrington... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2019 at Herding Cats
Complex systems usually come to grief, when they do, not because they fail to accomplish their nominal purpose. Complex systems typically fail because of the unintended consequences of their design … I like to think of system engineering as being... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at Herding Cats
People don't leave jobs, they leave toxic work cultures - Dr. Amina Aitsi-Selmi Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Herding Cats
“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at Herding Cats
Understanding First Principles is the basis of all understanding - Dr. Kaye Remington, PGCS, Canberra Australia, 14 August 2018 Without first principles, immutable first principles actually, any suggested improvement of anything is just wishful thinking uninformed by any governance, boundary... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at Herding Cats
There’s no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another. — E. B. White Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Herding Cats
A critical missing component of software development, especially agile software development, and even more especially agile software development is the notion of a System and a System of Systems. The majority of the literature based on traditional and agile development... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Herding Cats