Glen B. Alleman
challenges approaches to reducing uncertainty in software cost development estimates. He acknowledges the evidence pointing to an estimation problem – which he says is an as yet unsolved root cause – but alerts that the execution side is also a root cause:
To date both sides of the problem are unsolved and there for we have Open Loop Control with neither the proper steering target nor the proper control of the system to steer toward that target. Without corrections to both estimating, planning, scheduling, and execution, there is little hope in improving the probability of success in the software development domain.
About the Author
Bruce Boyes is Editor and Lead Writer of RealKM Magazine, and a teacher at Shanxi University where he is establishing new knowledge management classes. He is an experienced knowledge manager, environmental manager, and educator with expertise in information and knowledge management, program and project management, environmental management and sustainability, community and stakeholder engagement and development, research, writing and editing, education and training, website management, and event and meeting management. Bruce holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction and a Certificate of Technology (Electronics).
With a demonstrated ability to collaboratively identify and implement innovative solutions to complex problems, Bruce’s career highlights include using agile approaches to implement an award-winning $77.4 million river recovery program in western Sydney on time and under budget, leading the development and implementation of a knowledge strategy process for the natural resource management organisations across Australia, and pioneering collaborative learning and governance approaches to help communities to sustainably manage landscapes and catchments.