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  • Monte Carlo Planning Improves Decision Making

    by Michael de la Maza on  Mar 15, 2017

    De la Maza helped a startup IPO by applying Monte Carlo to a planning problem. Learn how Monte Carlo planning provides a rigorous, quantitative account of what the future may bring. It has advantages over standard average case approaches and you can start with a simple Excel spreadsheet.

  • Q&A with Johanna Rothman and Jutta Eckstein on Cost of Delay

    by Ben Linders on  Jun 16, 2016

    The book Diving For Hidden Treasures - Uncovering the Cost of Delay in Your Project Portfolio by Johanna Rothman and Jutta Eckstein explores how projects become delayed and provides tools and methods to analyze and limit the costs of delay in projects.

  • Q&A with Vasco Duarte on the #NoEstimates Book

    by Ben Linders on  Dec 07, 2015

    In the book NoEstimates: How to Measure Project Progress Without Estimating Vasco Duarte explores how NoEstimates can help to manage projects with a focus on value and predictability, report progress quickly and often, and adapt plans constantly based on existing data.

The Estimation Game - Techniques for Informed Guessing

Posted by Carlos Bueno on  Sep 26, 2015

In this article, author Carlos Bueno discusses the strategies for estimating the server capacity for big data projects and initiatives, with the help of two case studies.

Probabilistic Project Sizing Using Randomized Branch Sampling (RBS)

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Mar 29, 2015

If you don't want to analyze all user stories in your project in order to estimate size then Randomized Branch Sampling can be used for portfolio related decisions and quotations on prospect projects.

The Resurrection of Product Risk Analysis

Posted by Chris Schotanus on  Nov 19, 2014

Product risk analysis (PRA) can be done during the various phases of sequential or agile system development. This article shows how to apply PRA to elevate it from project level to domain level.

Burn-Down or Burn-Out? How to Beat the Red-Sprint Agile Anti-Pattern

Posted by Sander Hoogendoorn on  Jul 05, 2014

There are ways to obtain sustainable pace beyond scrum that can help stem the increasing number of failing scrum projects, with a backlog-item-oriented workflow treating sprints as iterations.

The Problem of Power Consumption in Servers

Posted by Intel on  Apr 01, 2009

IT is increasingly concerned with issues like server power consumption. This Intel article addresses the sources of consumption, estimation, and design considerations that can reduce demands. 2

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