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“I was still having problems with understanding Configuration Management but after reading your book, I do know why I was having difficulties with the entire development life cycle focusing only on software version control and software library development.” Those who have purchased the book, (Management Control and Quality! – Software/Firmware Configuration Management – available in [...]

1. Perform Configuration Management up front and throughout projects and programs (See book and articles to understand and apply Configuration Management) 2. Conduct an assessment, if required 3. Select tools, methodologies * 4. Perform Requirements, Design, and Product Management 5. Prepare a requirements document/documentation or specification with a traceability matrix. For the Agile development process [...]

As a high school student how do I get more involved with computers, learn about and receive more education in information technology?

by E.R. Williams

Most schools have computers, but if by chance yours does not, hopefully there is one in your home. Either way here are some suggestions and recommendations. Become, if you\’re not, computer literate, involved to learn to use a computer Talk to your counselor/advisor, technical/computer teachers, and others about careers in Information Technology Inquire about 2-4 [...]

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A Career of Significant Project Management Lessons Learned

by E.R. Williams

It’s about Management Control and Quality The following is a list of project management lessons learned that I have identified and documented. A project manager must not only be responsible, but accountable, for the project. Conduct business with high ethics. Use Best Practices, tailored to the project. Prepare a complete activity/work or task breakdown, reviewed by [...]

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Health Check – The 2010 Impact

by E.R. Williams

“A Restatement” Going into 2010 we still have many concerns that are impacting our lives (individuals and families), our communities, businesses and the IT industry: mergers, the fluctuating stock market, national and international security, continued business financial difficulties and unmet profit margins, layoffs, and regulations’ (i.e., CFR 21, part 11and HIPAA) requirements issued for the [...]

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Documenting Lessons Learned

by E.R. Williams

Documenting lessons learned. It’s a day to day attitude and activity. Based on the number of failed IT projects for the past decade it seems that transfer of knowledge and feeding back (sharing) lessons learned, did not take place. Frequently we see lessons learned not identified, discussed, documented and archived on a continuous or daily [...]

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Do the “Right Thing” for your project, the customer, the company, and yourself…

by E.R. Williams

We are into the 21st century. Do the “Right Thing” for your project, the customer, the company, and yourself. If not, it has consequences as we all have/are seeing. It’s the ethical thing to do, maintain your integrity and the company’s credibility.

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Beyond Project Close Out

by E.R. Williams

Recently, I received several emails and telephone calls to discuss a problem with a web site requiring revising or revamping and applications requiring modification, enhancement or replacement after the projects had closed and warranty periods had expired. The changes or request for changes seems to have been announced without prior notice or discussion with key [...]

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Quality Assurance (QA)

by E.R. Williams

Too often we call quality assurance just “testing” or “quality control”, where both traditionally have been performed under the umbrella of Quality Assurance (QA). QA, a planned process/activity, tailored to the program/project, is about ensuring compliance with standards, regulations, plans, and requirements, prevention, and trend and problem analysis for corrective action. This is the reason [...]

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