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The Emissions Tango There is so much to learn from this case for those who develop products for a living and automotive products in particular.  Understanding the impact of concept selection and testing of the product on the project success and product quality is important.  The early decisions we make regarding the development of the […]

We can use a decision matrix to help determine  the best test strategy.  In this instance, the decision matrix is comparing what we believe to be vehicle testing success criterion (such as the fidelity of the test results and ability to duplicate, the speed at which we can test and meeting critical dependencies) against a number of […]

Poor Excuse for Not Automating Testing Recently I came across and participated in a social media exchange that proposed that automating product testing (software) was really not helpful.  Their assertion was backed with comments about personnel new to testing will be unable to learn how to test. Testing and System Complexity System and software complexity, […]

There are many ways for us to evaluate the project we have discussed the monetary evaluation techniques in our books. These business measurements provide us with mechanisms to assess the business viability of the product. There are also ways to evaluate the project strategy with decision-making tools like Pugh. In an earlier post we demonstrated […]

Risks and Risk Management We continue with our series on the taxonomy of failures in project knowledge areas  looking at risk management. In this case turning our breakdown of the project failures toward risk management.  Risk management is fundamental to project management as we reduce or navigate the potential impediments to the success of our […]

Risk and Time Management In keeping with our last post, we discuss risks due to insufficient time management that often result in project failures.  As is with many things, the symptom of the failure has roots much earlier.  In other words, when we witness the failure, it was due to some event(s) or activities much […]