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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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The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind. - William Wordsworth (1770–1850) Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herding Cats
And no matter where you go or what you do, you will be inextricably bound to a brotherhood that spans continents and generations. Every hearth that bears the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor is home, every arm being that brand brings... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herding Cats
Don’t let the tool control the hand that uses it. – Lt Gen H. H. Driessnack, USAF When we hear about solutions looking for problems to solve, think of General Driessnack's advice. Find the problem first. Then find the corrective... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herding Cats
The challenge you face with Belief is it requires NO evidence or principles on which to test that evidence Please tell me your credentials to speak on this topic using Chinese newspaper articles
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Sorry, Newspaper article No double blind peer review Opinion from China 😈
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And which article are referencing?
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Cost and schedule growth for any project or program is created when there are: Unrealistic technical performance expectations, Unrealistic cost and schedule estimates, Inadequate risk assessments, and Unanticipated technical issues, all based on poorly performed and ineffective risk management. Each... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herding Cats
We pretend that technology, our technology, is something of a life force, a will, and a thrust of its own, on which we can blame all, with which we can explain all, and is the end by means of which... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Herding Cats
A mind once expanded never regains the same shape. — Adapted from Oliver Wendell Holmes Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Herding Cats
Working together to accomplish great things will always be a part of the human experience and success depends on our people skills and individual courage to confront group consensus.—Irving Janis When we hear about self-organized teams and team consensus, and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Herding Cats
Don’t leave inferences to be drawn when evidence can be presented. —Richard Wright Evidence is data that supports our conclusions. To be effective evidence must be void of opinion and emotions. Evidence provides value to a problem-solving process when it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at Herding Cats
We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality. —Ayn Rand Causal relationships are defined by a cause-and-effect principle. Understanding these principles creates the structure of reality where we can be responsible for our success. To... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2021 at Herding Cats
A problem well stated is a problem half-solved. — Charles Kettering - founder of Delco, and head of General Motors research 1920 - 1947 This supports the principle that before we can talk about solutions we need to know what... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at Herding Cats
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There are many approaches to Root Cause Analysis: [1] Events and Causal Factors Change Analysis Barrier Analysis Tree Diagrams Why-Why Chart Pareto Story Telling Fault Tree Failure Mode and Effects Analysis The Why-Why approach or the 5-Whys created by Sakichi... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2021 at Herding Cats
When you come across a product or service and think Who wants or Needs this? What would I do with this if it were free? Why would I pay 100's if not 1,000's of dollars for this? From Solution Looking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at Herding Cats
I started using the phrase "do we know what DONE looks like?" at Rocky Flats. It was first coined by a project manager in our PMO (I was VP PMO). He started reminding me "No Glen it's not Done, it's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at Herding Cats
I’ve never wished someone dead, but I’ve read some obituaries with great pleasure - Mark Twain Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at Herding Cats
Argument from Ignorance (Ad Ignorantium) - the assumption of a conclusion or fact-based primarily on lack of evidence to the contrary. Usually best described by, "absence of evidence of not evidence of absence" from Logically Fallacious: The Ultimate Collection of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Herding Cats
If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell. ― Carl Sandburg Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Herding Cats
“I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.” - Douglas MacArthur Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2021 at Herding Cats
‘What is the cost of lies? It's not that we'll mistake them for the truth. The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we no longer recognize the truth at all.’ - Valery Legasov, Chernoble the movie Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2021 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 in success - Stephen A. Brennan Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at Herding Cats
He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet - Joseph Jourbet a French moralist and essayist, remembered for his Pensées, published posthumously. A corollary in our software development domain might be he who has practices without principles... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Herding Cats
Situations in life often permit no delay; and when we cannot determine the course which is certainly best, we must follow the one which is probably the best. . . This frame of mind freed me also from the repentance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Herding Cats
It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thought, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms - the power to connect... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at Herding Cats