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Posts By Bill Brantley
“Hidden Figures” not only offers a great history lesson about breaking down race and gender barriers; it may also be the best film about leadership you will see this year.
Kanban boards are a time-tested visual productivity tool to plan your work and communicate more effectively with your manager.
Over 700 project managers from around the world were briefed on Lean Scope Project Management. You can view a version of that briefing at http://billtestbed.me/LSPM/ Lean Scope Project Management combines human-centered design, the lean startup method, and agile project management to help you design and deliver highly-innovative projects with greater stakeholder buy-in and collaboration. TheRead… Read more »
I will present my Lean Scope Project Management methodology on Wednesday to the Project Management Institute’s Government Community of Practice. On Thursday, I will release a YouTube video explaining Lean Scope Project Management. I look forward to the comments of project management practitioners and human-centered design practitioners. The origin story of Lean Scope Project ManagementRead… Read more »
Register with your .gov or .mil address to register at reduced government employee rate ($350) for the two-day University of Maryland Project Management Symposium. There is an exclusive government project management track and three government keynote speakers: Karen Durham-Aguilera, Director of Contingency Operations and Office of Homeland Security, Headquarters, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers“ProgramRead… Read more »
Nearly 45 years ago, the United States landed two men on the Moon. It was not only an amazing technological achievement but also showed that the American government could achieve the big goals. All through the 20th Century, America’s government accomplished landmark mega-projects: the Hoover Dam, winning World War II, atomic power, the agricultural revolution,Read… Read more »
Data science has many analytical methods which can make the field sound very mysterious. Methods such as K-Means Clustering, Naïve Bayes Classifier, and Random Forests. The math behind the methods can be complex but for many methods, the concepts are easy to understand. Especially when you know what question the method is being used toRead… Read more »
There are many definitions of data science but this is how I derive a common definition: data science is the set of techniques, methods, and technologies that allow people to collect, refine, analyze, and visualize data so that knowledge is created. Many experts will say that this is a new field but, in my opinion,Read… Read more »
So, it has been a while since I’ve regularly blogged on GovLoop. It has been a busy 2013 as I’ve been concentrating on building up a data science function in my agency. Recently, I have given a couple of talks on big data and data science which have shown me the need to educate theRead… Read more »