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Task management system with this features?

We are starting a new project and don't want to suffer from the same problems again. We need a software that could: Add functionalities Split the funcionalities in tasks Create dependencies among ...
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1answer
11 views

Is it a conflict of interest for a developer to also be Scrum Master

I have joined a new team as a developer but they also want me to be Scrum Master as I have the most Agile development experience. Do you think that is a conflict of interest?
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10 views

Manage Fuel usage for a project in Microsoft Project

I am attempting to plan a project in microsoft project 2013 which uses a piece of large machinery with substancial fuel costs. My sponsor wishes to incorperate fuel as a resource. Attempting to set ...
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9 views

Can anyone help with my undergraduate dissertation? [on hold]

I was wondering if anyone in this group was willing to take part in a survey to support an Undergraduate Dissertation. The survey aims to report on if particular types of methodologies are currently ...
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8 views

Project Management - contracting

Has anyone used talentpocket.tel It seems still over 90% of contractors do no have their own website - this is the first thing HMRC look for when conduction IR35 investigations
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1answer
23 views

Looking for a method to communicate news to all employees

We are a small company but still we have grown to a size where it gets harder to ensure that everyone in the company is informed about latest company-wide events, especially since many of us are ...
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Calculating and tracking benefits post delivery

Prior to commencing a project we need to justify taking on the project by detailing expected benefits. To date their is no follow up on this information, no way to monitor and no way to calculate ...
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20 views

How to detect the CMMI level of an IT organisation?

What are real world examples of organisations that are at maturity level 2 for example what do they posses and what else do that organisation need to achieve in order to go to level 3, 4 and 5?
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Agile business transformation, transition, Organisational Design

What opportunities are there in the above. Its seems a few consultancies are ramping up their recruitment in the Agile space....are companies ready to adopt Agile across the business?
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1answer
29 views

How to keep momentum moving in the absence of critical requirements?

I have a less-than-ideal situation; A project with extremely tight timing and an engineering team expected to develop against a moving target. We have a research/user experience team delivering draft ...
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5answers
85 views

argumentative team members

I am now the team lead of a known argumentative team. I was chosen by them, and upper management approved. I thought that because I was chosen by most of them, I would at least be someone they ...
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1answer
53 views

Work break down

Would like to discuss my answer to the following question relating to work break down structure: A company runs a mail-order business and has a requirement for a new application on its existing ...
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2answers
54 views

Is it ok to try do a project “Agile” style before attending a formal Agile training?

Is it ok to start following an Agile PM style before we get formal training in it? The other way this question was phrased was is it ok to use tools like Pivotal that is geared for Agile before we ...
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32 views

How to work with different project management methods/tools in one org? Applying “Agile” in ops type work

In my role I need to manage two types of projects standard development projects (software/coding) operations related projects (IT/Vendors/Marketing - no coding involved) In the first one, we ...
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27 views

how to schedule resources for 8 hrs per day regardless when they get started

I had resources which they are authorized and responsible to come any time but they need to stay 8 hour / day. they are monitoring and controlling semi automatic operations and I need to specify the ...
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54 views

How to achieve knowledge transfer without affecting productivity (too much)

I recently joined a non-profit organization/club where all of the administrative work is essentially handled by one person. In fact, this is even more than just org admin, she manages all of the ...
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1answer
98 views

Handling a team member gone rogue?

We have a small three of three, including me as a PM/BA for the project. Every month we have a release, and the two developers which I have have different levels of experience. The senior fellow has ...
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1answer
38 views

How to reuse done user stories without rewriting/duplicating them

Just to outline the current situation first. We've recently had an QA tester added to the team on an existing project. The project has user stories in previous sprints which outline the objective, ...
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2answers
56 views

What kind of peripheral information do you put on a Kanban board?

We are currently in my team in the process of applying Kanban to our project. It's currently a very iterative process which is not (yet) meeting the expected success. However, we noted that the big ...
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0answers
59 views

What's the difference between model for test and model for development?

I want to know what's the difference between model for test and model for development? Is it that the model for test contains only what we should test? Do we use the same diagrams in model for test ...
4
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1answer
145 views

How can I get my team to use our tools and follow a (any) workflow

I am a Software Engineer at a startup ( 16 employees ), and we are still working like we have 3 employees. The buy in for our tools is very minimal and renders them almost useless. I know we are ...
2
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2answers
77 views

What is the process for deciding WIP limits for each column in a team's kanban board?

Is there a process to guide the initial WIP number decisions for kanban board columns apart from picking a rough number and seeing how it works out? Secondly, what metric(s) do you monitor to ...
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0answers
49 views

Free agile tool (Scrum/Kanban) able to generate burndown and other charts + Private repository: Update tickets (or user stories) with commit messages [closed]

For example, if I write the following message when I commit: fixed #15 The ticket (or user story) 15 will be closed. I know Assembla is able to do it. Assembla management system can also be ...
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2answers
101 views

What is the difference between “New feature” and “New development”?

I have seen the two terms New Feature and New Development in same backlogs (i.e. more than one backlog), for things to be developed and integrated within a system/application. I have used both myself ...
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1answer
65 views

How calculate profit margin of a IT project?

I want to calculate: How much money I have for each dollar invested in each product of my portfolio. For example, each 1 dollar I invest in one product, I have 1,25 dollar. It can be the ROI, or ...
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0answers
46 views

Advice needed: Planning and estimating in the face of high uncertainty [closed]

Firstly about myself: I am a final year undergraduate student in computer science who quite recently did my final year project. For project work I did a project as a single person with no guidance and ...
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0answers
37 views

Multiple Projects, Resources, and schedules managed in one database [closed]

I am looking for software that will allow me to enter: project number client name project name project manager people working on the project milestone due dates for multiple projects and be able to ...
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2answers
74 views

User Stories in JIRA for a project that covers several platforms

We are working on a project that (roughly) consists of following parts: back-end application, central communication server, and client applications for several platforms. Our "team", on the other ...
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2answers
37 views

Which study guide is recommended for CAPM Certification?

I would like to know which study guide is recommended e.g 4th edition or 5th edition of the PMBOK GUIDE to prepare for my CAPM Certification?
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1answer
89 views

How to design and organize a project? [closed]

I have recently been hired for a job as a Bukkit plugin developer for a gaming website. As the projects become larger and more complicated, I am finding it more and more neccassary to carefully design ...
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3answers
82 views

Newbie Project Coordinator

I'm currently a Business Analyst who's shifting to a new company as a Project Coordinator. I have done quite a bit of coordination as a Business Analyst in my current company. What is the initial ...
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2answers
112 views

What ways have you reduced cost for a software project during the planning phase?

I am getting ready to head up an internal project. I already know that the budget will be tight on this. I am looking for effective ways to reduce project cost. What I would like to see is the most ...
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2answers
117 views

How do you split developers among dependent teams

i hope the title is relevant; I find it hard to put to words so concisely. The Teams We have 3 teams each with their own backlog and focus (think systems team, web team, mobile team). The 3 teams ...
2
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2answers
454 views

How does the TFS 2012 burndown work for tasks created and worked on in the same day?

It appears that the TFS 2012 burndown works a bit differently than I expect. Suppose my current iteration is at 100 hours remaining out of 200 total original estimate, and my three team members each ...
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2answers
91 views

How to track large number of similar projects and tasks?

I work in a university unit helping develop online courses. Upper administration wants a way of reporting these out there and how long our people are working on things. Each semester we are tasked ...
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3answers
202 views

What are the limitations of 'to-do' lists?

I work as a tech pm. I have been using assembla for ticket management. For personal use, I use a to do list app called Walker. Having used it for a year, I found it brilliant at certain things but ...
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3answers
123 views

what is resources in gantt chart for IT project

I want to schedule tasks using the Gantt chart. The project is developing a Web application. I was stuck in the selection of resources for each task; knowing the developer for these tasks is only one ...
0
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3answers
134 views

Where do you record time in JIRA that is not part of a sprint?

I will be planning my first project using Scrum. I am still trying to get my head around JIRA and how I will use it. I want to know that once we have identified a sprint (all tasks have been ...
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3answers
397 views

How can I measure the performance of individuals within Scrum?

I know it should not be done, but I'm tasked by my company to measure the performance of each person on the Scrum team. What would be a "not so bad" way of doing it? P.S. I cannot let the team decide ...
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2answers
177 views

Factors to consider for Merging two or more IT Operations team into ONE

I believe this question falls under a Project from the Management side. But I would appreciate any help or resources for the scenario. The project as an IT Manager, is responsible for ...
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3answers
94 views

Where is the Deming study that asserts most errors are in organization or process?

Organization background: SW development team, painful level of bugs, little process (2 to 3 pts max on Joel Spolsky's 12-point test). I have hard time convincing the team that the organization is ...
2
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5answers
198 views

Calculating time needed for finishing project from scratch [closed]

I want to calculate or estimate time needed to code a particular project. This may include time spent doing analysis, actually coding etc. I find it difficult to make a good estimate. Can someone help ...
4
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3answers
210 views

As the head of a department, how do you justify your remuneration when what you do is hard to measure?

I am currently in charge of a bunch of guys who are generally self starters and self organizing, so being their manager, most of the time I just have to step out of their way and provide some minor ...
2
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4answers
238 views

Why do we use project RAG status instead of team confidence levels to make it more personal and accountable?

On lots of PM reporting decks you see the usual RAG status and I was wondering why we do this versus simply putting down "confidence levels" that make it more accountable and personal. "The project ...
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2answers
121 views

Non-technical testers on a Scrum team

We're trying to get started with Scrum and I'm not sure how to handle QA in our situation. Like many organizations, QA and product development are separate entities. However, we have QA teams that ...
2
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4answers
132 views

How much time is spent on software testing for a successful SCRUM?

Almost all successfully SCRUM practice on software development has different degree of tests (unit-test, integration tests) as a part of definition of done. Is there any research about how these ...
0
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2answers
279 views

In Traditional Development, What Percentage Time is Spent on Analysis?

I recall hearing some numbers related to the percentage time that is spent on analysis in a traditional software project. However, I'm now looking for references and coming up short. The only thing I ...
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1answer
151 views

How to measure and count sprint progress in new daily meeting aproach?

I've recently found article on scrum aliance about new efficient form of Daily Scrum Meetings: Change Your Daily Scrum Meeting. Basically we are changing standard questions during daily scrum meeting ...
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2answers
218 views

Update project plan, rescheduling and dates

I'm trying to understand the update function in MS Project 2010 and I hope you can help. Let's say I have a road-project where I have divided a task in to several activities based on where the task ...
2
votes
6answers
302 views

How to manage agile projects with high staff turnover

Background: a large consultant company wants to better utilize their consultants time when they're between assignments. The plan is to have an internal concept managing internal projects, which aim to ...

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