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Is there a free software to make Gantt charts and notifies me with email or alerts when deadlines are coming? [on hold]

i need a software for my team with these features: Gantt charts (possibily allowing to view multiple projects at a time, so I can see if any is approaching a deadline). Sends me and my teammates an ...
4
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3answers
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Both of my developers are stuck on one task, now what?

The whole development are stuck on one task in a sprint, they would rather work on other tasks then try and solve it. This is the only task remaining in the sprint, all other tasks have finished. The ...
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1answer
31 views

How to describe a system [on hold]

I am new to this community and please go easy on me. I have been doing C# dev for like 10 years and recently I am considering a Business Analyst (BA) position. When I applied for the role, the ...
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Mapping value stream for a feature suggestion to working software process

I'm trying to get a gist of Value Stream Mapping and how to apply it to a suggestion to working software process that we have. Since we are developing products, and don't do client work, there's no ...
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14 views

How to force ms-project to reschedule when all resources are available?

I'm currently trying to setup a meeting in ms-project with 2 resources: Alice and Bob Alice's calendar is based on the standard calendar (working every weekday): And Bob's calendar is based on the ...
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6answers
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Method for managing Scrum ceremonies with an introverted team?

I have just taken over a team of developers that appear to be quite technologically sound and on the ball. That said they are all very quiet, hours can pass without anyone really talking. This is ...
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Usecases for Task dependency [on hold]

I am working on a task management application and need to address all the usecases for task dependency for different dependencies: Start to Start Start to Finish Finish to Start Finish to Finish ...
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1answer
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Working (part of) an MS Project schedule backwards

I'm trying to make a portion of my MS Project schedule work backwards, and it's not working quite right. I'm hoping you can help. I have a schedule where Task 45 ends on 2/1/17. Tasks 46 through 50 ...
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Can we allocate time to story points?

I am the scrum master, using the following system loosely: 0.2 points approx < 1 hour 0.5 points approx > 2 hours but < 3 hours 1 points approx > 4 hours (half a day) 2 points approx > 8 ...
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1answer
23 views

Optimizing the phase model of CMS-project [on hold]

We are working since couple of years with an CMS. Until now our working model was divided in the following phases: Preparation Online Meetings Soft Kick off-online Scoping ...
2
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4answers
70 views

How to Record Bugs Following User Story Completion - in Large Projects

We run scrum agile methodology and have a development environment for development. At the end of each sprint, we close off all the tasks/stories that have been completed and promote the code/system to ...
3
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3answers
70 views

what should I do to overcome the agile process related issues in my organization?

I work in an organization that follows scrum process and we have been struggling to stand up to sprint commitments and are having to stretch our work hours every time to fill this gap, some times even ...
0
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1answer
45 views

Types of governances

I am confused by the difference between the following terms: CG (corporate governance) EG (enterprise governance) ITG (IT governance) EGIT (enterprise governance of IT) What is the most ...
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1answer
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Fixed work which means work hours remains unchanged irrespective of increase in duration when updated

Using MS Project 2013, I would like to express the following situation. I have schedule/tasks set to fixed work which means work hours remains unchanged irrespective of the increase in duration when ...
0
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1answer
27 views

Calculating Operations Cost from Man-Hours and Set $/hr

I want to calculate the overall cost of running an IT support operation. I am told that the rate is $100/man-hour for the team. The team commits 10,000 man-hours per month to their work. What's the ...
0
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1answer
33 views

How to measure the value of Product management?

There are 2 types of product management broadly - New Product and Existing products. For an existing product, the task of the product manager is to increase revenue, in a declining market share ...
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Microsoft Project 2013 Clear Filter error

A few of our Projects have been giving us errors when trying to clear the filter. When attempting to click 'Clear Filter' under the Filter dropdown, we receive an error that states: The filter "" ...
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1answer
38 views

Kanban - If List is “full” (at WIP limit) do you just split list into DO and DOING?

If the next stage (list) in a Kanban is full (at it's Work In Progress (WIP) limit) then it seems you should/can not move the finished card to that List. Only solution I see is to split each list into ...
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What risk analysis model shall I use if I know the areas (sources) of risk?

I know the areas of risk in a group of companies based on a Risk Breakdown System. With what model shall I analyze them afterwards? Is FMEA good for this purpose? If yes, how should I apply it?
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How exactly one can find out the influence of each risk component in Fault Tree Model? Is that possible at all?

How exactly one can find out the influence of each risk component in Fault Tree Model? Is that possible at all with model?
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1answer
19 views

What does it mean by Expected Benefits need to be measurable in Prince2

What does it mean by Expected Benefits need to be measurable in Prince2 ? However, benefits are not always measurable right? So basically in Prince2 , benefits can be unmeasurable?
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Estimate depending work items in Scrum

Scenario: Let's say there are two items A and B in the product backlog of a Scrum team. From a PO point of view B has more customer value than A and is therefore ranked higher. When asking a developer ...
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FTA (Fault Tree Analysis) or FMEA (Failure mode and effects analysis): how they are different from each other?

I have decided to work on risk analysis for my MA thesis, but I am stuck with choosing the theoretical framework for that. I am not studying MBA or other Management fields, and that makes my job hard. ...
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1answer
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can the Continued Busines Justification for a project change in Prince2

We all know that in Prince2, If a project is no longer justified it should be stopped. That is, The justification for the project should remain valid. However, can the Continued Busines ...
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Is it OK to submit free designs as part of an RFP? [closed]

I just got an RFP from a client requesting free designs for the desktop website, mobile website, and native mobile website. The idea of me having my team give out free designs to a (potential) ...
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1answer
38 views

Where in the PRINCE2 process model do we actively apply the Learn from Experience principle, and capture previous lessons?

In the PRINCE2 process model, we actively capture previous lessons during the Starting up a Project process. This seems to be the only explicit activity where we do this. Are there other moments ...
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1answer
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If a user can influence external supplier Business Case, can he be picked for Senior Supplier for a project

In terms of Prince2, let us say that an individual can influence external supplier Business Case. can he be picked for Senior Supplier for a project
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1answer
51 views

Advice needed on managing parallel projects at different detail levels

I work as a PM for a small company active in the metal carpentry business. We have 3 PMs managing up to 50 projects per year ranging from few weeks to three years each. Design, shopfloor and site ...
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1answer
43 views

What's the best way to deal with customers that do not know what they want?

Currently working with a customer who keeps on requesting changes. This is preventing me from signing the project off. Thoughts?
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1answer
46 views

In the PRINCE2 process model, when is the project management team structure reviewed?

During the lifecycle of a project, the project management team might evolve or change. Where in the PRINCE2 process model is this project management team structure being reviewed, and updated if ...
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1answer
38 views

Calculating the Difference Between Actual Start Date and Baseline Start Date

I'm new to MS Project. I want to calculate the difference between the baseline start date and the actual start date. Does anyone know how to calculate that? I've seen in another forum that I need to ...
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0answers
19 views

Slack Team for Project Managers who want to Network, Mentor, etc

I searched a lot and couldn't find an answer to this anywhere - I wanted to know if there were any Slack Teams that have been created specifically for Project Managers to network, find mentors, ...
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2answers
47 views

How to eliminate wasted time / improve cadence on epic boundaries

Our work is organized around epics, which are the unit of business decision making and prioritization. Each represents a higher-level business feature or technical task. Epics are divided into user ...
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3answers
103 views

What to do when the backend work is much larger than the frontend?

On past projects, I've seen a common theme. A particular feature will require very simple front end work (eg. make a button on a screen that says "submit"), but there will be a large amount of work on ...
3
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3answers
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Do QA testers have to follow their sprints strictly?

My dev team consists of: 2 developers 1 QA tester 1 Scrum master (me) Currently the QA tester is part of the scrum team, however I do not make him follow a strict sprint from not having a lot of ...
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Creating a release burn down chart for forecasting

I have been asked by senior management to create a roadmap: Being pressured into doing a Gantt chart Some contributors have recommended that I create a release burn down chart. Questions If I ...
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1answer
35 views

Relationship between Work, Duration and Units in Microsoft Project 2013

I am struggling with Work/Duration/Units. Example: I have a product that takes 184 hrs to build, we typically have 5-6 guys working on it and in real time, takes about a week to complete. When I ...
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6answers
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Being pressured into doing a Gantt chart

Currently in a proxy product owner/Scrum master role, I do my planning in the following way: Weekly Retrospectives at the end of the week, sprint review on Mondays (with the stakeholder) followed by ...
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Acceptance Testing fails on owners machines only

I'm in the process of completing the acceptance testing with a customer for a web based system and after 3 rounds of acceptance testing we have found that one particular feature of the system does for ...
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How do I tell resources that I need them to do something I could technically do myself?

I have a technical background in software development and spent some time as a lead for a small team. Last year, I officially became a project manager in a much larger team whose work I am much less ...
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1answer
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Good way to do a personal project review - what questions to ask

I'm a project engineer with a consultancy. My work includes planning but also chasing after contractors to make sure they deliver what they are paid for, and to keep communication between us, ...
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4answers
103 views

How do we prevent debates over whether changes to user stories are new work or bugs?

I'm struggling to determine where capturing of user story elaborations and discussions fits into agile. A lot of what I have read and agree with is: You should be focusing on discussions with your ...
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1answer
87 views

Multiple feature teams but no version control; how to scale delivery?

OK; this is a real-world question rather than a theoretical construct. Context: Multinational company flirting with scaled Agile and/or Nexus. Currently have 3 large Agile programmes of 200+ ...
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4answers
147 views

Sales team keep on setting aggressive deadlines

So I had a quick meeting today, my Boss who is leading the sales team has given me one sprint to deliver a shopping list of work for a end client. I have told him that a week is not enough time to ...
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1answer
51 views

How to structure a simple Wordpress project in Agile Scrum Team

We have a projects for example a brochure website for a client to be built on wordpress, its 6 pages. Lets say we already have the design and to make it a finished thing it requires aa mix of frontend ...
3
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4answers
103 views

What are the reasons to (or not to) exclude QA from your sprint

My team is newly formed and trying to establish a baseline for their velocity in story points per sprint. The problem is at the moment the QA is part of the sprint. It has been suggested that it is ...
2
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1answer
58 views

Scrumming part time. Need to know exact hours?

I want to introduce Scrum to my group of devs. We are students and some of us have jobs. Our availability of dev hours is not ideal but Scrum seems to be very good for us. Do we need to know exactly ...
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1answer
44 views

Part time project member: how to specify his 20 hours a week?

Hello Stack Exchange colleagues. I'm trying to set up a project that has 3 full time project staff and 2 part time staff (students). The way I'm planning is that all tasks are common to any of ...
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How Sprint Efficiency is calculated in Rational Team Concert retrospectives?

I have been working with Rational Team Concert for several sprints and have been noticing sprint efficiency in retrospective work items is not the same percentage as the one for hours done or items ...
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Is there an official website for scrum?

There are a number of websites out there that have different messages regarding scrum. For example, some websites state that items can be added to the sprint backlog AFTER the sprint has commenced, ...

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