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Top 10 project management certifications. Waleed A. Alballaa sur Twitter : "شر البلية ما يضحك #ProjectManagement... Go fever. In the US space industry, "go fever" is an informal term used to refer to the overall attitude of being in a rush or hurry to get a project or task done while overlooking potential problems or mistakes.

Go fever

"Go fever" results from both individual and collective aspects of human behavior. It is due to the tendency as individuals to be overly committed to a previously chosen course of action based on time and resources already expended (sunk costs) despite reduced or insufficient future benefits, or even considerable risks. What should replace the project paradigm? Managing Technical Debt. Technical Debt is widely regarded as a bad thing; that should be avoided or should be paid back as soon as possible.

Managing Technical Debt

Nasa-Hundred-Rules-for-Project-Managers.pdf. The F-35 is a disaster. Larry Page: The Untold Story. Amazon. Sha Hwang, the Designer Hired to Make Obamacare Beautiful. A little before midnight on Christmas Eve, Sha Hwang’s phone rang.

Sha Hwang, the Designer Hired to Make Obamacare Beautiful

It was Jini Kim, an ex-Google (GOOG) executive he’d met two years earlier. She’d joined President Obama’s “tech surge,” the frantic effort to fix 3Z3E5qf. Business Models for 2014. Perhaps the greatest continuing disconnect between technologists and normals is the value ascribed to software.

Business Models for 2014

As Marc Andreesen famously declared, “Software is eating the world,” and while that is absolutely true, software, especially in the consumer space, is not eating value, at least not directly. In fact, if 2013 taught us anything, it’s that the value consumers place on software is lower than ever. This phenomenon was seen most clearly in the app store economy, where paid downloads plummeted in popularity. Multiple developers have written about how increasingly difficult it is to make money on the store, and despair about the relentless march to free (with in-app purchase). I myself have joined in, excoriating Apple for not doing more to help developers create sustainable business models in the app store. It’s telling that software and music share a common heritage: round, shiny pieces of plastic in a shrink-wrapped case. A product management view of CES 2014.

Why Steve Jobs Never Listened to His Customers. It's really hard to design products by focus groups.

Why Steve Jobs Never Listened to His Customers

A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them. "— Steve Jobs. Top Hacks from a PM Behind Two of Tech's Hottest Products. Here’s what and the F-35 have in common. If you think of the most high-profile federal procurement debacles in recent memory, two things come to mind: the wildly over-budget F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and now

Here’s what and the F-35 have in common

The differences between them, of course, are obvious. The health-care Web site's cost is microscopic compared with the scale of the F-35, which has already cost $87.5 billion and is expected to need another $12.6 billion annually until 2037. You could pay for the entire procurement process with the cost of two planes. With the F-35, there is a clear lead contractor in Lockheed Martin; it's hard for the company to avoid blame as have the several contractors involved in building the health-care site. A completely virtual product like a Web site requires different development processes than does a physical product with high capital costs, like an airplane. Leon Panetta kept the dream alive. Limited competition. Health Insurance Marketplace, Affordable Care Act.

Obama's Broken Promise of Better Government Through Technology. Pete Souza/Obama Transition Office/Getty ImagesBehind this week's cover In the 2008 election, President Obama’s advisers talked of their boss’s belief that it was time for an “iPod government.”

Obama's Broken Promise of Better Government Through Technology

Obama, a technology addict who tools around on his iPad before going to sleep and who fought the U.S. Secret Service bureaucracy for the right to carry a smartphone, would be the first president truly at home in the Digital Age. That put him, he thought, in a unique position to pull the federal government into the Digital Age, too. His administration wouldn’t just be competent. After Obama got to the White House he tried to deliver on the promise. To Obama, this was part of the core work of rescuing the idea that government could actually solve big problems. Obamacare was meant to be the model for a 21st century social program, not a replica of programs built in the 20th Even Obama’s allies acknowledge that the debacle could do damage beyond the health-care system.

Most Kickstarter Projects Fail to Deliver on Time. If you contribute to a Kickstarter project, don't expect to see the finished product in a timely manner.

Most Kickstarter Projects Fail to Deliver on Time

Of the top 50 most-funded Kickstarter projects, a whopping 84 percent missed their target delivery dates, according to an analysis conducted by CNNMoney. When CNN contacted the creators of the 50 highest-funded campaigns, all of which boasted estimated deliver dates of Nov. 2012 or earlier, the site found that only eight of them hit their deadline. Sixteen hadn't even shipped yet, while the remaining 26 projects left the warehouse months late. Software Inventory. By Joel Spolsky Monday, July 09, 2012.

Software Inventory

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Sign in and make your voice heard. learn more. Asq509. Containers held at Riyadh dock inflict huge losses. Black swan management. The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. The theory was developed by Nassim Nicholas Taleb to explain: Hofstadter's law. Hofstadter's law is a self-referential time-related adage, coined by Douglas Hofstadter and named after him. Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.— Douglas Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid [1]

The significance of Story points. Expecting your teams to estimate in Story Points can be quite a leap of faith. When I first introduced the concept of Story Points at my previous company no-one could wrap their heads around the concept. When it comes to estimating, we’re so accustomed to thinking in days or hours that making the leap to some obscure, seemingly illogical measurement is quite the expectation – especially a bunch of engineers. Getting used to it Once you start using Story Points, it usually only takes a couple of sprints before teams start to understand the magic in this new practice. Critical Chain Project Management. Critical chain project management (CCPM) is a method of planning and managing projects that emphasizes the resources required to execute project tasks.