The new Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (released September 2017)
is the 'how to do it' checklist for Project Management Professionals.
The dashboard assists understanding of the PMBOK processes (+ "ittos")
to help you to pass the PMI exams and run projects better at Capability Maturity Level 2+.
The PMBOK processes (underpinned by the latest thinking found in the
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) qualification and others)
incorporates Lean and Agile thinking.
Oh... And do not forget that the PMBOK operates as a Standard!
Check out where it is situated in the greater scheme of things
as you "Join the Dots" below.
A quick note to those "Traditional" is not "Agile" out there.
Find process 4.7 on the PMBOK dashboard (Close Project or Phase).
Did you know that "tailoring" these processes means you can run a project phase
as a two week sprint!
This way, as a professional who understands project management process
(supported by your Executive [Executive Action Team (to EAT "the red beads")])
using whatever project methodology is best
there is less chance of dropping the ball.
Your "Body of Knowledge"
Note above that the PMBOK is a Standard!
Do you know that many formulated strategies (and projects) fail in implementation.
Hover your mouse over the image to see the secret to successful strategy (and project) implementation!
CM Level 4 and 5+: "Based on Production Stats and Focus on Continual Improvement."
CM Level 3+: Process, Project, Software Engineering
CM Level 2+: Mainly Project (but also some other) Processes are Understood, Tailored,
Applied and Managed.
CM Level 1: Heroic
CM Level ZERO: No Ethics. Corruption.
Move your mouse over the image directly below.
The first step on your CMMi journey:
Find PP and PMC above.
Then find these core processes on the PMBOK 6 dashboard!
Deming's Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle is the key to success.
Using the PMBOK and CMMi Dashboards together; can you see why?
Hover over the image to get the importance of this!
Bidirectional Traceability of Requirements is at the heart of (Configuration Management
Can you find CM on the CMMi Dev Dashboard in the previous slide?
Hover over image below for more detail
Click the Elephant for DevOps essence!
PMWay suggests that being able to release new versions of working software
into production quickly and correctly is how you get firmly into DevOps!
Click SAFe a few slides on for Gene Kim's take on ITIL, Devops, Agile (Scrum)
and the importance of the Product Owner for Productivity and Quality (CMMi) gains.
Remember that Agile (Scrum), as opposed to Traditional (using long range planning)
is a voyage of discovery and improvement!
(I.e. "Working Software Demo" to next "Working Software Demo")!
Can you see that SAFe is simply a bunch of consolidated scrums?
Here is the challenge:
Can your sprints actually deliver (release) new versions of working software
into production after a sprint (number of sprints);
thereby improving the specific system software baseline for "particular IT Infrastructure stack"?
Note and Beware: Segregation between Dev and Ops is there for a reason.
The "you build it you own it" mantra only works well at (Dev and People) Capability Maturity Level 3 and above!
Bottom line: if your scrums are not releasing working software
(as with the problems [and chaos] associated with traditional project management)
can be just as unsafe!
In order to run projects (especially Agile) correctly your people need capabilities and maturity.
Agile postulates the cohesive professional team.
These "empowered workgroups" are found at CM Level 4.
Can you see the truth of this?
Executive support [Executive Action Team (to EAT "the red beads")]) is the key to success!
I.e. per Deming's 14 Observations (Obs: 6 and 13 [click the image below]):
Ensure your people are trained / certified!
Can you find BAI01 Manage Programs and Projects?
Thinking back to the Strategy Wall can you find APO02?
What about the ITIL slide (APO03, BAI04, BAI06 etc.)?
As with tailoring the PMBOK processes (and other method processes), Cobit needs to be implemented systematically so that it leverages off installed and operational CM Model processes.