Tag: Risk

Empirical or Definitive

Empirical or Definitive

Ever heard of the cone of uncertainty?  The cone shows the historical error at certain time periods in a tropical cyclone forecast.  What happens today and what has happened in the past is pretty much all we know.  We can certainly use all kinds of scientifically proven processes or models to try to predict the future.…

Read More Read More

What is in a Name

What is in a Name

This weekend, I took the first step of rebranding myself. Some know me as Derek Huether the “PMP”; some as Derek Huether the “CSM”; some even refer to me as The Critical Path blogger or Zombie PM. With the real risk of the Federal Government shutting down this next week, I’d be an idiot if…

Read More Read More

Conflict in Value Perception

Conflict in Value Perception

This weekend I witnessed a true conflict in value perception.  We’re not talking values like: – We treat others with respect – We are humble Rather, it’s about what the Customer (Product Owner), the Vendor (Core Team), and the I (Facilitator) believe has value.  I see direct value, like actual delivery of product, and indirect value, like…

Read More Read More

How To Prevent Your Project From Hemorrhaging

How To Prevent Your Project From Hemorrhaging

This post is in response to a post written by Jennifer Bedell on the PMStudent blog about goldplating. Goldplating is very common in application development and can be very expensive. If you’re dealing with Waterfall, it’s a little more obvious when it’s happening.  Some may argue, but I’ve seen it happen in Agile as well. …

Read More Read More

The FedGov Fail Day 3

The FedGov Fail Day 3

As we enter the 3rd day of Washington DC being shut down, I ask myself why.  It’s 2010, for crying out loud!  You’d think they would find a way to keep things operational.  Just because government employees can’t report to physical locations, doesn’t mean they can’t work, right?  From the OPM.gov website, Federal agencies in…

Read More Read More