This is Glen B. Alleman's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Glen B. Alleman's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
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.
Recent Activity
There's nothing more dangerous than an idea if its the only one you have. -Mark Twain Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herding Cats
And so these men of Indostan Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right, And all were in the wrong! MORAL. So oft in theologic wars, The disputants,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herding Cats
It is more helpful to think like a farmer, than an engineer or an architect in designing [complex systems]... Engineers and architects need to design every detail of the system. This approach is possible because the responses of the componens... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herding Cats
He suffers from the distinct condition of being wrong British attorney general when speaking about a fellow member of parliament. Applicable to many conversations in our project management domain Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2019 at Herding Cats
If the facts (evidence) are against you, argue the law (principle). If the law (principle) is against you, argue the facts (evidence). If the law (principle) and the facts (evidence) are against you, pound the table and yell like hell... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2019 at Herding Cats
Only the generalist survive An immutable principle of evolutionary biology. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at Herding Cats
A story, probably apocryphal but I love it, was when Napoleon was told about a man who had a severe social impediment, which was that whenever there was any ambiguity, this man would take the wrong interpretation. It would intensely... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at Herding Cats
I grew up writing software for embedded real-time control system software world, out of graduate school working on Radar Systems, Flight Systems, Safety Systems, and Process Control Systems. I moved to enterprise business systems, then to product development, then to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at Herding Cats
This series of articles provides answers to the questions asked by the five (5) immutable principles of any successful project. Answering these questions is the role of the project management team. What Does DONE Look Like? How Do We Get... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at Herding Cats
"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success." - Pablo Picasso Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Herding Cats
To argue to the person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead - Thomas Payne Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at Herding Cats
A Dull Knife is Far More Dangerous Than a Sharp One Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at Herding Cats
Our knowledge consequently reflects the world. It does this ore or less, but it reflects the world we inhabit. This communication between ourselves and the world is not what distinguishes us from the rest of nature. All things are continually... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2019 at Herding Cats
The failure starts with demanding the project to maintain its budget and delivery times in the absence of a “Plan” to go along with the “schedule” of the work. Failure starts with the lack of an adequate description of what... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at Herding Cats
Over the years, the success rate of traditional project management methods applied to software development projects has been underwhelming. These traditional methods are based on a retrospective approach that measures variance against plan rather than providing a performance–forecast that can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at Herding Cats
The Agile Project Management discussion is built around a supposed paradigm shift from the past to the future. Although not as strongly worded recently, the notation that the processes of the past have failed us and we need to move... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at Herding Cats
Risk and Uncertainty are an integral part of all decision-making processes for non-trivial work. The decision-making process involves a set of actions and outcomes, each of which associated with them a probability or a statistical process. All risk comes from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at Herding Cats
The Conscious Competence Learning Model has four stages. Each learner must pass through each stage to progress from incompetence to competence. This model is useful in understanding the Dunning-Kruger Effect. The four stages of competence are: [1] Unconscious incompetence. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at Herding Cats
The most unsuccessful three years in the education of cost estimators appears to be fifth-grade arithmetic - Norman R. Augustine, Law VIII Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at Herding Cats
The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters, Tom Nichols. From the dust jacket - Thanks to technological advances and increasing levels of education we have access to more information than ever before. Yet rather... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at Herding Cats
“The winning general is the one who can best act on imperfect information and half-formed theories.” – Napoleon Bonaparte All decisions in the presence of uncertainty require making estimates of the reducible and irreducible uncertainties that create risk. Knowing the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at Herding Cats
The difference between failure and success is the difference between doing something almost right and doing something right - Benjamin Franklin Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Herding Cats
Expose an Irrational Belief, keep a person rational for a day Expose Irrational Thinking, keep a person rational for a lifetime Dr. Bo Bennett, in Logically Fallacious: The Ultimate Collection of 300 Logical Fallacies Some in the agile community, when... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at Herding Cats
Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. Nothing is "mere." I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at Herding Cats
I'm continually building the bibliography for our Software Intensive Systems of Systems work activities and found in "A review of Agile Software Effort Estimation Methods" It lists Traditional Methods Expert Judgement Analogy Price-to-Win, Bottom-Up, and Top-Up Wideband Delphi Algorithmic methods... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Herding Cats