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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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Politics Poli = many Tics = blood-sucking insects Politics = Many Blood-Sucking Incests Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herding Cats
There's a conversation (of sorts) on Linked-In about Risk Management There are several topics going on in parallel For risks created by reducible uncertainty, direct corrective or preventive actions can be taken to "reduce" the probability that the risk will... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herding Cats
Known Success Factors From Government Research For Aerospace And Defense Programs Are Augmented With Agile Development Good Practices And The Enablers Of These Good Practices. Good Practices and Enablers of Good Practices, based on a report from Comptroller and Auditor... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herding Cats
The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it. - Neil De Grass Tyson Same can be said about many other Principles Microeconomics of decision making on projects Aleatory, Epistemic, and Ontological uncertainties... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herding Cats
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. – Abraham Lincoln Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2020 at Herding Cats
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” —Goethe Without principles, practices and processes have no home on which they can be validated. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2020 at Herding Cats
That is not only not right; it is not even wrong Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig; es ist nicht einmal falsch! Wolfgang Pauli Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2020 at Herding Cats
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The stupider you are, the smarter you think you are, and vice versa. - Richard Feynman Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at Herding Cats
It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgement. - Arthur Conan Doyle Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Herding Cats
Engineering problems will first manifest themselves in a schedule slip someplace. Generally, as I have learned since then, if you have technical problems someplace, or some kind of problem, it will manifest itself as a schedule slip. Then, it will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Herding Cats
Agnotology, the study of culturally-induced ignorance or doubt Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at Herding Cats
Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed - Nietzsche Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at Herding Cats
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. - Bertrand Russell Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at Herding Cats
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Thanks, Stephan Vandevoorde, Gent Belgium Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2020 at Herding Cats
Here's a summary of why Project Management, Risk Management, Estimating, Root Cause Analysis and other project management processes are a Closed Loop Control System Let's start with what is Closed Loop Control To successfully complete a project that meets established... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2019 at Herding Cats
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so ‒ Douglas Adams Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2019 at Herding Cats
When logic fails, the argument turns to slander - Socrates Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2019 at Herding Cats
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Bent Flyvbjerg's new book The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management arrived over Christmas. If you don't know of Bent's work, it's a source of must-read materials on managing projects. This text (from the back cover) is an important and certainly... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2019 at Herding Cats
Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be in peril. When you are ignorant of the enemy, but know yourself, your chances of winning or losing are equal. If ignorant both of your enemy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2019 at Herding Cats
Forgetting our objectives is the most frequent act of stupidity - Friedrich Nietzsche Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2019 at Herding Cats
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The probable is what usually happens. —Aristotle It is a truth very certain that when it is not in our power to determine. what is true we ought to follow what is most probable —Descartes, “Discourse on Method” It is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2019 at Herding Cats
Engineering problems will first manifest themselves in a schedule slip someplace. Generally, as I have learned since then, if you have a technical problem someplace or some kind of a problem, it will manifest itself first as a schedule slip.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2019 at Herding Cats
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you - John Wooden Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2019 at Herding Cats
Good judgment is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgment. ― Mark Twain So when you hear a suggestion to fix some problem, ask first what experience do you have in a domain that is near... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2019 at Herding Cats
We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object, and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2019 at Herding Cats