In this article for GCN, Doug Putnam takes a look at some of the common pitfalls that lead to project cost and schedule overruns and how parametric estimation can help government CIOs and their teams avoid these traps.
This article, originally published in Projects at Work, identifies three ways to maximize estimating efforts — before, during and after your project is complete.
In this article, originally published on Projects at Work, Laura Zuber explores the benefits and best practices of collaborative estimates.
This article discusses how management vision, when paired with metrics, can lead to progress.
This article discusses how to alleviate the current software staff shortages.
This article discusses functional design and how this second phase of software development must reduce divergences to the levels that business practice can tolerate.
This article discusses the importance of feasibility and how metrics interact with this concept of feasibility.
This article discusses the importance of morale and how the large organization can maintain a positive psyche among workers.
Hidden Rule #1: “We can’t make sensible business decisions with such wide unknowns,” upper managers say.
From Tom DeMarco, Why Does Software Cost So Much?, Dorset House Publishing, 1995, 237 pages.