What you’ll see: Subsystems don’t operate together Increased integration/test time Building test harnesses/procedures/etc late in the project Integration environment is inadequate to support the integration activities.
What youâ€™ll see: Less than optimal solution is â€œsettled onâ€ Products that donâ€™t meet technical performance requirements and/or user needs Increased testing/rework to resolve design/architecture issues Customer is surprised at the solution that resulted from their requirements
Symptoms:- Sub-optimal Supplier selectionâ€“ not based on the right criteria Integration of supplier products into product baseline is problematic Management and technical staff do not have insight into supplierâ€™s activities Supplier issues are not covered in a timely manner Supplier products are accepted even when they donâ€™t meet the product requirements
What youâ€™ll see: Measurements unknowingly used inappropriately/ out of context Management by perception/judgment vs. by fact Measurement presentations being used to confuse rather than enlighten Useless measures being collected
What youâ€™ll see: No assurance is available that quality standards are followed or achieved Poor quality work products being produced Ineffective processes that staff avoid using No accountability for not following process or meeting standards Significant project issues are not escalated for management attention.
What youâ€™ll seeâ€¦ Poor estimates that lead to cost and schedule overruns. Unable to discover deviations from undocumented plans. Resources arenâ€™t available / applied when needed. Unable to meet commitments. Why Should You Care? Becauseâ€¦ Customers donâ€™t trust suppliers who waste their resources — loss of future business. No lessons learned for future projects means making the same mistakes on… Read more →
There are many risks that are encountered. It will depend on organizationâ€™s size, culture and type of work. Some common risks encountered are:In general, most of the people, and even PMs feign ignorance, despite repeated and focused trainings. There is immense lack of attitude as well as knowledge in understanding the processes. People holding responsible positions have very little inclination… Read more →
What youâ€™ll see Crisis management. High rework levels throughout the project. Lots of time spent in meetings trying to â€œdiscoverâ€ project status rather than reporting on it. Data needed for management decisions is unavailable when needed. Actions that should have been taken early on arenâ€™t discovered. until itâ€™s too late Why Should You Care? Becauseâ€¦ If you donâ€™t know whatâ€™s… Read more →
Most of the companies, unless there are very specific reasons, are interested in listing their website on the SEI PARS Website ( sas.sei.cmu.edu/pars/pars.aspx). The PARS allows the confidential information of the appraisal like project name, etc., to remain confidential, is so desired. The Lead Appraiser has to identify this â€“ as sensitive and then it is not displayed. It may… Read more →
What youâ€™ll see: High levels of re-work throughout the project.Requirements accepted by staff from any source they deem to be authoritativeâ€œGallopingâ€ requirements creep. Inability to â€œproveâ€ that the product meets the approved requirements. Why Should You Care? Becauseâ€¦ Lack of agreement among stakeholders as to what are the â€œrealâ€ requirements increases time and cost to complete the project.Youâ€™re highly likely… Read more →