Travis K. Anderson replied to the topic Group work: What happens when someone doesn’t do their part? in the forum Program and Project Management 7 years, 8 months ago
The way the questions are stated I presume you are a Theory X manager. I tend to align more with the Theory Y style of management. Each person on the team innately chooses to want to do great and wonderful things. It is important to determine the main objectives (major milestones) and then eventually corresponding goals (interim milestones) to…[Read more]
The thought of change often turns people off at first. When I hear the words, “That is not the way we do things around here.” I know I personally am in the right place. Countless opportunities for change, i.e. improvements to eliminate muda (waste), will become evident. All one needs to do is ask “Why”. Why are we doing things in a certain…[Read more]
Travis K. Anderson started the topic Understanding Standard Deviation and Variance in estimates in the forum Program and Project Management 8 years, 2 months ago
I was wondering if someone could help me to understand what story standard deviation and variance should tell the estimator.
Std Dev: (P-O)/6
In the example below the we are calculating 1 Std Dev from the mean, i.e. the PERT value. Therefore there is a 68% certainty the estimate is 160.83…[Read more]
Travis K. Anderson replied to the topic What is the standard unit of measure for software development? in the forum Program and Project Management 8 years, 3 months ago
Thanks Josh and Bill. Great comments and reference links. I will dig in and continue to experiment with my software leads in developing best approached for encompassing earned value.
Travis K. Anderson started the topic What is the standard unit of measure for software development? in the forum Program and Project Management 8 years, 3 months ago
- the construction of a new home uses square feet
- instructional system design uses instructor led lecture hours
What is the standard unit of measure for software development?
I am a bean counter looking for a way to extract a means to measure the performance of a gov’t software development project during the implementation,…[Read more]
I think the biggest challenge in Gov projects is the integration of the above four choices. Finding the right person(s) with a big picture perspective and tenacity to persevere is critical for success. Next it takes a suite of tools to produce actionable information and transparency of the current program/project status. Finally, there is a…[Read more]
I used SharePoint and SharePoint Designer to create a bid and proposal pipeline analysis workflow system. We were able to integrate SharePoint with MS Excel. Access, and Info Path using data from our opportunities database. After quering the primary CRM database we would store the data in MS Excel in a static location. Then auto linked to the MS…[Read more]
Travis K. Anderson replied to the topic Resolved: It’s better to grow a project team rather than look for star employees to put on your team in the forum Program and Project Management 8 years, 4 months ago
Growing a project team depends on the contextual elements of the project. Is the project an aberrantly risky and highly visible project that if unsuccessful affects the safety of others or the organization as a whole? Then it is best to recruit a superstar team as a way to mitigate the risks of failure.
The prior situation is not a common…[Read more]
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