Next generation software cost estimation based on BPMN (2.0) and Function Point Analysis (CPM 4.3.1)

Problem You are a product manager (scrum term: product owner) for a software and you have to decide based on effort and business value which feature to implement next. This blog post will ellaborate on a highly sophisticaded solution for the problem of effort estimation. Standards When using scrum the user requirements are captured as[…]

Project deliverables and quality metrics including checklists illustrated on a blog post

This blog post with illustrate how to judge the quality of different deliverables that are produced in a project. Creating a blog post will be used as an example but every project like building a house, setting up an online store or organizing a fair will have similar challenges and can use similar techniques.

Project portfolio management

There is a lot of literature about project management but what should you do if you do not only manage one project but multiple. This is called portfolio management and this blog post will cover our experiences at incentergy in portfolio optimization.

Project risk management. Do risky tasks first

Image by Tambako The Jaguar Projects are by definition a risky thing. Risk means that it might take longer, they do not meet their goals or will be more expensive than expected. This blog post will describe a simple but effective way of managing and reducing risks. Especially projects in the IT world are likely[…]

Softskills in project management

This article will give a short introduction about softskills and stress management in a project. This is necessary because if projects fail then in 80% of the cases it is a problem between multiple human beings and not a technical problem. ©iStock.com/jhorrocks

The most important software piece the domain model

This blog post will elaborate on the most important part of a good software system: the domain model. As everybody knows business software is for IT alignment making sure that the organizational processes are optimally supported by a system. This can only be done if the data in the system is correct and represents the[…]

Predictive analytics for project management

According to the CHAOS-Report around 70% of IT projects are challenged or completely failing. In the last 10 years these number did not change a lot. It is still the case that around 70% of IT projects fail. This blog post will show you some techniques to control your project and make sure that it is[…]