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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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When working with other people and dynamic situations and relationships and deals, a person, especially a leader, must compromise. Finding the common ground between teams. Merging different approaches to the same problem. Bridging personalities with people who might not get... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herding Cats
Folly Loves the Sound of His Own Voice When we hear unsubstantiated claims, without evidence or principle and point those out and then receive condemnation, it's an age response to this quote Only principled based foundations can be the foundation... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herding Cats
What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath – the most sacred of times? Cease from travel Cease from buying and selling Give up, just for now, on trying to make the world different than it... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herding Cats
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time ―Maya Angelou Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herding Cats
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Abstracted from George Washington's Rules of Civility, Moncure D. Conway, Traced from their sources and restored, 1890. Among the manuscript books of George Washington, preserved in the State Archives at Washington City, the earliest bears the date, written in it... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herding Cats
Development of Western science is based on two great achievements: the invention of the formal logical system (in Euclidean geometry) by the Greek philosophers, and the discovery of the possibility to find out causal relationships by systematic experiment (during the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2020 at Herding Cats
I hope I am over wary; but if I am not, there is, even now, something of ill-omen amongst us. —Abraham Lincoln, Lyceum Address, January 27, 1838 Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2020 at Herding Cats
I came across an astrology explanation on why Kamala Harris won the VP position and several other predictions in our crazy world of 2020. Here's a thought on astrology Two things are infinite: the university and human stupidity. And I'm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2020 at Herding Cats
Hell is truth seen too late. ― Thomas Hobbes, The Leviathan, 1651 Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2020 at Herding Cats
Stand for something or fall for anything - Malcolm X Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2020 at Herding Cats
Evoking Root Cause as the Reason for Failure is a Failure of Leadership Finding the Root Cause means knowing why the risk exists. Only then can the Corrective and Preventive actions be determined. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2020 at Herding Cats
You can't run a credible business or your own household without knowing your basis of cost and the cost demand in the future. In the presence of reducible and irreducible uncertainties, that cost basis and the value produced or acquired... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2020 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 Nov 4, 2020 at Herding Cats
I was trained as an experimental physicist, where I learned to write software for a real-time computer converting analog information into digital information and doing the signal processing, looking for clues in the underlying processes in the lab. An example... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2020 at Herding Cats
... the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2020 at Herding Cats
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Capabilities Based Planning provides a description of what Done looks like in units of measure meaningful to the decision-makers. These measures include Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) - Operational measures of success that are closely related to the achievements of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2020 at Herding Cats
So we keep asking, over and over, Until a handful of earth Stops out mouths ― But is that an answer? Heinrich Heine, Lazarus, 1854 Many in our project management domains have a solution looking for a problem to solve.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2020 at Herding Cats
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It Can't Happen Here is a cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy. It is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2020 at Herding Cats
We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say the only the educated can be free, Epictetus, Discourses. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2020 at Herding Cats
Your Motivation? Your motivation is your pay packet on Friday Now get with it! - Noel Coward, English Actor, Dramatist and Song Writer (1899 - 1973) Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2020 at Herding Cats
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In the presence of the Pseudoscience and willful ignorance of science in our current leadership, here are two books that should be read by everyone with skin in the game of being an informed citizen of the nation and the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2020 at Herding Cats
Excellence in planning will be correctness in regard to the means (to sympheron) to the end (to telos), of which (ov) practical reason is the true apprehension (hypothesis). ― Aristotle says in Nicomachean Ethics. If we hear anyone, in any... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2020 at Herding Cats
A credulous mind . . . finds most delight in believing strange things, and the stranger they are the easier they pass with him; but never regards those that are plain and feasible, for every man can believe such -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2020 at Herding Cats
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Just watched a webinar on Increasing Program Management Office Collaboration to Improve IT Portfolio Management from www.qsm.com. Here's a summary of how we've installed and operated Progam Management Offices in a variety of domains, from Federal Agencies to commercial firms... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2020 at Herding Cats
True memories seemed like phantoms, while false memories were so convincing they replaced reality - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Stange Pilgrims 1992 Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2020 at Herding Cats