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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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21 Suggestions for Success – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent. Give people more... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herding Cats
Adopt the Pace of Nature: Her Secret is Patience - Ralph Waldo Emerson Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2022 at Herding Cats
The tyranny of requirements is independent of the project management methodology “If someone is trying to contract for a system, and they can properly identify all the necessary ‘requirements’, then it makes sense to do so. The preference then usually... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2022 at Herding Cats
The tyranny of requirements is independent of the project management methodology “If someone is trying to contract for a system, and they can properly identify all the necessary ‘requirements’, then it makes sense to do so. The preference then usually... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2022 at Herding Cats
Qui enim teneat causas rerum futurarum, idem necesse est omnia teneat quae futura sint. Quod cum nem… – Cicero,De Divinatione, Liber primus, LVI, 127 [Roughly, He who knows the causes will understand the future, except no-one but god possesses such... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2022 at Herding Cats
I am used to thinking three or four months in advance, about what I must do, and I calculate on the worst. If I take so many precautions, it is because it is my custom to leave nothing to chance.... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2022 at Herding Cats
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“A little learning is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.” - Alexander Pope Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2022 at Herding Cats
Our institutions are failing because they are disobeying laws of effective organization which their administrators do not know about, to which indeed their cultural mind is closed, because they contend that there exists and can exist no science competent to... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2022 at Herding Cats
Nessuna humana investigazione si dimandara vera scienzia s'essa non passa per le mathematoche dimomstrazione No human investigation can be called real science if it cannot be demonstrated mathematically - Leonardo da Vinci - 1452 - 1519 Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2022 at Herding Cats
We bid you, then, who are priests in the realm of nature, to press on your labors with all vigor. See to it that mankind is not forever mocked by a philosophy empty, superficial, false, and uselessly subtle. Your heritage... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2022 at Herding Cats
Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you are going to conceal faults by concealing the evidence that they ever existed. Don’t be afraid to go into your library and read every book. - Dwight Eisenhower Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2022 at Herding Cats
At the bidding of a Peter the Hermit, millions of men hurled themselves against the East; the words of a hallucinated enthusiast such as Mahomet created a force capable of triumphing over the Graeco-Roman word; an obscure monk like Luther... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at Herding Cats
Even experienced project managers are not immune to common reasons for project failure. Poor time and budget performance, failure to deal with complexity, and uncontrolled changes in scope can catch any project manager off guard. This collection of materials can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2022 at Herding Cats
Increases are of sluggish growth, but the way to ruin is Rapid - Seneca Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2022 at Herding Cats
For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong — H. L. Mencken Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2022 at Herding Cats
We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality — Any Rand Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2022 at Herding Cats
Complexity is an ever-present obstacle in any business. Managing complex systems is a core competency to successfully run any business. The Design Structure Matrix (DSM) is a simple tool to perform both the analysis and the management of complex systems.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2022 at Herding Cats
“Always plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” - Cardinal Richard Cushing Just a reminder for all those agilest who wince at a Release Plan. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2022 at Herding Cats
21 Suggestions for Success from H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent Give people more... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2022 at Herding Cats
"If you are receptive and humble, mathematics will lead you by the hand. Again and again, when I have been at a loss on how to proceed, I have just had to wait until I have felt the mathematics led... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2022 at Herding Cats
The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. ... The justification of such a mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work. — John von Neumann Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2022 at Herding Cats
There are two ways of exerting one's strength: Pushing down or pulling up - Booker T. Washington Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2022 at Herding Cats
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire - Field Marshall Ferdinand Foch Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2022 at Herding Cats
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal - Edgar J. Mohn Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2022 at Herding Cats
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance - Edger. J. Mohn Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2022 at Herding Cats