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Does the “Plan Scope Management Process” contain many sub-processes?

The PMBOK 5th edition has 24 processes for the Planning Process Group. For the Knowledge Area of "Project Scope Management," we have the following: Plan Scope Management Process Collect Requirements ...
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Assign a resource to a task a some time point in the future

I have a long running task, that is beeing handled by one developer. Another developer will be able to help out on that task, but only from some time point in the future on. Is there any way to set ...
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Is this a standard/typical/best practice way to display information on a business value - risk diagram?

The image below has a series of projects (letters) tracked in terms of value vs risk. Each project is shown as a pair of nested boxes, with the inner box broken into four quadrants. I have never ...
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What is the difference between requirement and scope?

Scope is divided into two categories: Product scope, which is the features and functions that characterize a product, service, or result, and; Project scope, which is all the work needed to deliver ...
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How to get resource usage report within tasks at specific level&

Assume, I have following task structure: Project Stage 1 Task1 Task2 Stage2 Task3 Task4 I have resouces Res1 and Res2 assigned to tasks. I need to know how much each resorce ...
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How to use Custom Task Field value in Custom Resource Field Formula?

I'm looking for a way to calculate the workload of resources using Microsoft Project. The workload needs to be calculated based on the urgency and complexity of the tasks assigned to the resource. ...
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Do multiple levels of epics make sense?

Is it a sensible approach to have multiple levels of epics to structure the requirements of an Agile project? For example: Epic "As a User I want to browse information on a website" Epic "... I ...
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Suggestions about a platform for sharing ideas [closed]

A customer asked us for build a web platform that allows users to share ideas and projects to improve the environment. These are the main requirements: Anyone can register an user account on the ...
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The ideal trend in burndown shifted [on hold]

My team capacity in this sprint is 400 hours. My burndown on day 1 showed ideal trend starting from 400 On Day 2 I had to remove some tasks worth 120 hours from this sprint. The ideal trend shifted ...
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Business process modelling tools [closed]

Hi everyone :) I'm writing a master's thesis about YAWL language. As the introduction I want to show some other popular BPM languages and tools. I've already sent first version to my thesis supervisor ...
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How to implement knowledge management within project teams?

Being a PM while executing many project, it's vital to retain project specific knowledge to be used in future projects as well. What are the techniques that could be used to assist this kind of ...
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63 views

How to forecast resource capacity using a task tracking tool? [closed]

My company is using Jira as a task tracking tool where we store start / end dates for each task. Happens that Jira has no support to let me know the resource capacity available in a specific point in ...
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1answer
91 views

Cost estimate template or examples for software development [closed]

I am preparing my first cost estimate for a project as a freelance software developer, and I am wondering if there are templates or examples available to help me get started. I understand that a ...
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169 views

Who bears the cost of bug fixing in an Agile project?

I'm new to Agile projects. How do you manage the cost of bug fixing? Does the customer pays for that effort or the software factory?
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Manage parallel work efforts in Microsoft TFS

I have the following requirements for my agile project management tool... To plan work for version 2 of my product while simultaneously planning work for the next hot fix release. Each sprint will ...
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2answers
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Appropriate use of 'Supporting Experts' as descriptor for people 'familiar with subject matter'

The PMBOK uses the term 'Supporting Experts' in the list of project team roles, defined as Supporting experts perform activities required to develop or execute the PM plan. ... such as ...
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3answers
79 views

Comprehensive single requirement docs vs. multiple atomic ones

First of all, let me make it clear that I am a software developer and that I am writing this ISO help with my desire to agile-ize my project management and get a buy-in for changing some general ...
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1answer
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Scrum - Burndown chart which is based on due dates instead of work remaining?

In the company I work we use scrum. Unfortunately, We do not track items work remaining, but instead we use "due dates" mode per item. My question is, Is it possible to create a burn down chart ...
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1answer
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Setting Up Infrastructure for Managing a Distributed team

I'm in the unenviable position of creating a team that will be distributed for a minimum of 3 months and up to a year. The team includes 4 now, but may increase to up to 7 before we manage to relocate ...
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A team have requested in a retrospective they want more waterfall and a Project Manager; how to proceed?

A fellow CSM approached me yesterday with a problem. They have been running Scrum for 6 months quite successfully and Management are happy however the development team have requested the CSM to take ...
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2answers
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Software to track projects measured in hours and minutes

I am trying to remember my Project Management class from college many years ago. I have been part of several IT projects where multiple entities are involved. For these projects (or cutovers or ...
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2answers
36 views

Backwards critical path for secondary task path?

I’m using Project 2010, and can’t seem to get Project to do what I want to see. I have a primary task path, call it tasks A, B, C, D. I have another secondary task path, call it tasks 1, 2, 3, 4. ...
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6answers
182 views

What are the minimum viable Agile practices for a startup team of 2 people?

I know that Scrum team is between 3 and 9. But it's quite often that the initial bootstrap project team is of two developers. What specific set of practices would you recommend for them to follow in ...
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3answers
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Standard document to record decisions? (PMBOK)

This is a hypothetical scenario: I was assigned to manage a software development project. I already have an approved project charter, stakeholder registry, requirements documentation and a WBS. I ...
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2answers
58 views

Schedule entire project based on a 5 hr work day

Using MSoft Project 2013. Wanting to schedule entire project based upon a 5 hr work day. I have performed the following steps to do this however it does not seem to be working: In MS Project; ...
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1answer
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Project task list to move some server to new data center?

Actually we just completed the installation and fully equipped with new technology equipments for new data center's room. We are considering to move some sever to that location, are you aware of any ...
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2answers
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How can I improve the following email template?

I have just started utilizing an approach that I refer to as the 3 in 3 email. It is nothing groundbreaking but simply an email issued every Monday and Wednesday asking 3 questions regarding the next ...
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1answer
29 views

Planning solo projects when you are the client

I work on my own doing Rails development. I'm interested to know how others plan their projects when there is no client involved. When building a site that you've thought up yourself, how do you ...
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6answers
135 views

Satisfying an external auditor when using Agile

My company is an ISV and occasionally, prospective customers (especially in life sciences) insist on sending in auditors to check over our software development processes. We are starting to implement ...
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1answer
52 views

Bi-weekly Task Reporting

I'm trying to get a report that shows the tasks due this week and next. I haven't been able to figure a way to do it. How can I run a report showing just the next 2 weeks tasks and their status?
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Recode or Recycle?

I am a developer for a non-IT company whose main service is marketing. There's not much technical people when I came on board, just one who is the project manager and all of their IT projects ...
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3answers
85 views

Hybrid Software Development Methodology [closed]

Hybrid, Scrum and XP an agile methodologies. My Question is what is the different between them and what is better or the greatest methodology? Thanx ... :)
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1answer
63 views

Any books of running large (100+) development teams? [closed]

Running a large (100+) development team is quite different to 10 or even 40 people, manual control stops working. What are the books on how to do it the most effectively?
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4answers
159 views

Best reply to project manager's failed humour [closed]

Whenever a manager ask us to perform a task, we often ask "when do you need this by?" Some managers try to be smart and often say: "yesterday". What would be the best comeback response?
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Microsoft Project 2013: Adding due date and coming-due indicators

First post and new to MS Project, so please bear with me if I forget some minor details. My question is this: Is it possible to setup an indicator column in MS Project that displays a multi-tiered ...
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2answers
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Trigger Criteria to Change a Release Candidate

In an software development project where we are planning to release every three weeks, I have a client who has been delaying the UAT for a release candidate by about 4 weeks. Senior management don't ...
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2answers
73 views

How to measure the amount of existing technical debt, to track the progress? [closed]

It must be a tough question but I still hope to get some insight.
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3answers
75 views

How to measure performance of several scrum teams against each other?

With one scrum team velocity against itself over time it is easy - just number of points per sprint. But how to measure performance of several scrum teams against each other?
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How much detail should the solution design have in Foundations in DSDM?

In the DSDM Atern Life cycle, here. In the foundation phase it states one of the objectives is to: To start designing the solution architecture and identifying the physical or infrastructural ...
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5answers
102 views

Dealing with inherited development team

Imagine you inherited a large team of developers and found out that interviewing in the past had certain slacks and some members of the team lack certain skills. It is certainly wrong idea to ...
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3answers
240 views

Visiting daily scrums - dos and don'ts

When you visit one of the daily scrums whilst being in a role above those scrums, do you usually participate as a beholder or, do you also speak like all scrum team members: What did you do yesterday ...
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Any tips on how to 'sell' the necessity of dealing with technical debt to nontechnical stakeholders?

A number of stakeholders do not quite understand the necessity of dealing with technical debt preferring new features on top of not very maintainable code. Development is sometimes seen as kids who ...
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4answers
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How picky should I get with a team member's quality of work?

I am a web development team leader. One of the team members turns in code that is almost always bloated and inefficient, even though it technically works (although, from time to time it doesn't). I ...
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1answer
118 views

Epic Feature User Story Tasks Hierarchy in Jira

How can I setup this hierarchy in Jira? Epic | +--Feature | +--User Story | +--Task I'm having trouble linking a User Story and a Feature to a Epic
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How to write measurable acceptance criteria to stories without a measurable goal?

Example story: As a player, I want to buy weapons from merchants, so that I can progress further The other parts of the story could have acceptance criteria such as "There is a gun merchant in ...
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6answers
212 views

How to record client requirements?

How a typical Software development company keep records of client requirements? for example: A) One day client ask us to add a tracking code to his website B) Another day same client ask us to add a ...
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5answers
117 views

User stories - difficult to decide actor

I always have trouble deciding who the actor should be and therefore how user stories should be written. For example: As a site owner I would like to display a carousel of products on the ...
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5answers
116 views

How do you work around a production team that is distracted by support tickets and micro projects?

I need some guidance on this project management situation. I have a software team with 4 developers, 1 QA analyst, and 2 part time student interns. I have several projects where the owner has ...
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2answers
101 views

Example epics and themes for website project

Can there be any crossover between themes and the epics/stories inside them. For example, i think 'Frontend' would make a good theme for a website project. However some stories within this theme ...
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1answer
67 views

Is it feasible for a project manager to work reduced schedule for a a few months? [closed]

A project manager's demands can be varying and unpredictable at times. Could somebody offer feedback on how to make a reduced schedule (like 30 hours) workable and successful ?

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