In project management science, the triple constraints of scope, schedule and cost are used to quantify a project. But quantification of scope has been challenging—and not been implemented effectively. This white paper proposes a method for assessment, tracking and reporting of project scope in information technology projects that are executed using waterfall, V-model or agile/kanban.
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The Intelligence Community (IC) is an enormous, departmentally diverse community in numerous agencies, and covers a large range of individual intelligence efforts. Both law enforcement and the military rely on and make up part of the IC. Though the efforts are continuous and cyclical, there are numerous one-time activities that are not replicable, and are designed to answer specific questions for policy makers and other consumers of intelligence. The sum effect of an IC PMO may prove invaluable when trying to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the IC.
This paper looks at the essential soft skills that every project manager should master in order to succeed in his or her day-to-day job. Seven essential skills are looked at in detail.
Aligning business and IT strategy at the top level is helpful, but only as far as it is put in to practice at the lower levels of an organization.
When companies move to an agile Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), they often remove the processes and analysis of their waterfall SDLC because, as the Agile Manifesto puts it, “They value individual and interactions over processes and tools.” Some of the rigor should be removed – waterfall processes can get bogged down with gates and sign-offs. However, caution must be exercised to not go too far against processes and analysis and rely just upon backlogs and user stories. Requirements and the analysis that leads to those requirements are just as essential in an agile project as they are in a waterfall project. The difference lies in how much requirements analysis is completed and the timing of it.
Information security is all about protection of information and its critical elements (confidentiality, integrity and availability), including the systems and process that use, store and transmit that information. When it comes to information security, what exactly does it mean to us as project managers? This author helps you put the right procedures in place.
The central finding of this report is that organizations have adopted sustainability strategically and are executing sustainability initiatives, but their project managers do not have the resources they need to competently manage this process. Their challenges range from project methodology gaps to specific needs in achieving organizational change. This report was not produced or vetted by the PMI Market Research Team. It reflects the results of a survey conducted by leading members of the ProjectManagement.com community who are concerned about project management sustainability.
Sadly, the rates of workplace bullying across the globe, despite efforts to eliminate it, are increasing dramatically. To complicate matters, workplace bullies are often hard to identify. In order to directly and proactively address this issue, organizations, project managers and their organizations need to take action. Fortunately, there are many sources of information and tools available to assist them.
How can organizations and practitioners best leverage project knowledge and knowledge services to get things done in the modern complex project environment? R.E.A.L. Knowledge at NASA presents a descriptive project practitioner-centered knowledge model derived from experience in developing knowledge services at NASA.
We are incredibly excited to release our very first ebook, Teachable Moments, written by and for our community of project managers around the world. We asked you to submit your best stories about lessons learned (good and bad) and here is a compilation of our top submissions. From massive mistakes to brilliant turnarounds, our Teachable Moments is sure to teach you something new that will help make your next project a success. You can download the PDF version here, or check out our epub and mobi downloads here.