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Start-to-Start and Finish-to-Finish Logic in MS Project

Let's say I have three tasks. I want Task2 (hammock activity) to start at the same time as Task1 but finish at the same time as Task3. Is there a clever way of doing this?
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Given user-approved course materials, how do you design an amazing K-12 online learning product?

I'm a developer at a startup who produces the welcomed original math videos (covers all the content of junior math) and practices for Chinese junior high students. We also made some payable materials ...
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Why is MS Project 2016 Showing a $0 for BCWP on a completed task

I am not understanding how MS Project (2016, in this case) calculates the BCWP component of Earned Value. To illustrate: below is a one-task project. The task is five days long, has one resource ...
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How many hours should the development team spend on skills improvement during work?

For a team of junior web developers, who are very motivated to improve their skills, and applying their new knowledge to the development has produced great results so far. But I am conscious of the ...
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1answer
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Custom Field Formula for MSP

If( [Text1] And [Text4] > 0, [Text1] - [Text4], "" ) I need a syntax for Null/Empty cells in [Text1] and [Text4] to avoid #ERROR Thank You
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At what level should the Product Owner prioritize work?

I work for a small software company and I am the Scrum Master. In this company we have a small group of people who consist our StakeHolders. To represent the StakeHolder's interest the stakeholders ...
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3answers
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What should a scrum master do if his manager insists on managing the team?

In an organisation they decided to hire a full time scrum master to help them transition to scrum. Most of the developers onshore and offshore were new to the company's huge system, and new to scrum. ...
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How to diplomatically deny client access to their server

My client has requested access to their server we have not delivered yet, due to the development of the project is still in progress. They do not have anyone on staff with technology experience. And ...
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How to estimate number of resources when I have my timelines fixed, but work effort is more

My total work estimate is 1056 man days Release Start time: May 10 Release End time: October 10 total Work days available: 101 1056 / 101 = 11 resource Approx. Is this correct calculation? If not ...
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What is PRINCE2 methodology [on hold]

In my final year report we were told to use small parts of PRINCE2 methodology with any other project management methodology of our choice (mine was agile) I've never studied PRINCE2 so I have no idea ...
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1answer
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Exchanging equivalent user stories (Story points based) in a sprint

In the middle of a sprint right now, the following problems have arose: Urgent bug has cropped up that needs resolving Stakeholder urgently needs a requirement integrated which is preventing a ...
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Why is Closing Process Group of Project HR management empty?

I am a newbie to Project Management. While going through a course for basic understanding of Project Management, I got stuck with the Closing Process Group of Project HR Management Knowledge Area. ...
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Software for Multiple Project Management [on hold]

I manage a small team (and sub-contractors) dealing with a variety of projects simultaneously. Some of the projects are purely software development, but we also deal with hardware upgrades, networking ...
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What are the most important Skills for a Software Product Manager? [on hold]

I'm trying to improve my Skill set for a Software Product Management role. 2 question: What Skills do you think are important for the role? Which is the best resource to learn that Skill? Please ...
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2answers
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Drop-down menus in MS Project 2013 disappeared

In one of my MS Project 2013 files, the drop down menus appear when I hover over the column headers in the Task Sheet view. In another file and new files, the drop down menu option does not appear in ...
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Risk Register & Project Summary Risk Report

What is the link between Risk Register Database & Project Summary Risk Reports and other risk management and project management procedures?
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Who should make the final design and UX decisions on a team without a designer

Our team doesn't have a dedicated UX/design employee. Is is better for product or the engineers to have the final say for UX/design decisions? Or should it be a majority vote?
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Differences: Agile Software Development, Agile Projects with Scrum , Agile Project Management [on hold]

My question is the fact of wanting to take a workshop but my goal is to provide releases to the user without necessarily to be the final product , which will serve me ? (Agile Software Development, ...
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3answers
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How to create a visual product road map that follows agile?

My boss loves Gaant charts, because they give you a high level visual overview of the product roadmap. The problem with Gaant, it is fixed time related and goes completely against the concept of the ...
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Should this be an Agile/Scrum Questions stack exchange? [migrated]

Wouldn't it make more sense to have a distinct Agile group? What do you think are the benefits of having questions and answers from this two different worlds in this one group? Here are some ...
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What to do if a member of a team finishes all his sprint tasks ahead of schedule?

I run 1 week sprints, lately my sprints are finishing ahead of schedule (one day before the end of the sprint) for one member of the team. I know that some PMs wait until the next sprint cycle, ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to links tasks that have overlapped dates?

for example, if I have two tasks start at different dates that end at the same date. My problem is, if I try to link these two tasks, the dates will automatically change, not the original dates I ...
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Earn PDU's by contributing to StackExchange

PMI certifications are in need of the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) to earn their so called PDU's(professional development units). As of now there are two categories to earn these PDU's: ...
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1answer
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Why can't the Crash Time be greater or equal to Normal Time?

Scenario Activity | Normal Cost | Normal Time | Crash Cost | Crash Time | Weekly Crash Cost A 5,000 4 5,000 4 0 B 8,000 4 ...
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Where is the value in walking the board with a detailed task board?

My team keeps a detailed record of in progress and blocked items on the team task board (format: To Do, In Progress, Done). The board is so detailed that meetings have turned into walking the board ...
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Is the Product Owner allowed to be at the Daily Scrum event?

Throughout the Scrum Open Assessments there often appears a question about who must attend to the Daily Scrum event. This is always correctly answered by saying that only the Development Team is ...
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How can we deal with a big story that does not break down?

I'm a developer. We have a non-technical BA writing our stories. There are a few stories coming down the pipeline that have a small business description. These stories require an unusually large ...
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What are the benefits of PRINCE2 Agile?

I have recently heard about a new methodology that mixes PRINCE2 and Agile called PRINCE2 Agile. I was wondering what could be the benefits and reasoning behind this? As I understand PRINCE2 is a ...
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1answer
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PWA / Enterprise custom columns - formula not working

I'm using Project Online and am trying to create a custom calculated column which shows me the percentage difference between my "Actual Cost" and a custom column called "Profitability". I'm having ...
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MPU Time Tracking for production? [closed]

I will be installing timers on every production line we have which will be used to track how long it takes to produce each unit. right now the production lines are writing down the time before ...
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3answers
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Developer is stuck, now what?

I am unable to deliver a project because the developer is stuck on a problem for the past 3 days. It looks like he can't actually solve it. I am extremely frustrated, and so is the developer. What ...
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0answers
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Reviewing Users on Resource Allocation DropBucket [on hold]

My team is a group of people that I manage. We have different Draws/Folders/Collbas on our Drop Bucket system. Our resources are allocated as a means to an end rather than an end to a means what we ...
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1answer
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Is Ken Schwaber advocating a platform model in this blog post?

Context: Working as a Developer within an enterprise delivery encompassing a full technology stack across 22 feature teams - very SOA and backend heavy. As part of the Agile journey for the teams we ...
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Who performs a release and how is it estimated?

I have just joined and become the Scrum Master for a team at a company. I came in on the last three days of one of its many sprints. On the last day of the Sprint, they released the increment. This ...
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Am I implementing scrum properly?

First time doing this, seems to be working well. I am currently the Product manager/Scrum master, I have a team of 2 developers and a QA tester. Product is organised in the following way: Weekly ...
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3answers
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Mixing organizational and SCRUM roles

Within a quite young and fresh Startup, I'm currently holding the role of a SCRUM Master, as well as a developer. My tasks are split up 50/50 between those roles. The 1.5 years before that, I was ...
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Should bug/regression tickets be reopened, or new tickets created?

Question This is a paradox I have: when I create GitHub Issues (or JIRA tickets, or whatever issue tracker you use), my engineers like to make them very granular, so that it narrows the scope down ...
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How do you convince a client that testing is a must?

It is quite hard to sell testing in these days. Clients are always looking for cost savings and it often happens that they are not aware of low quality in the output. How do you deal with that?
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1answer
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How to tell a client 'no'

For a client project, we have a client who is always looking for free add ons. The problem is that when I tell them 'no, we can do this but it will cost you' they go ultra emotional and kick up an ...
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Where I can find publicly available project data [on hold]

I'm going to do some quantitative research on projects executed in Agile way (I focus on Scrum but possibly later I'll take Kanban, Lean, and other into consideration). The thing is that to do such ...
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How to configure the project schedule for parallel tasks?

I have a resource with 50% availability for a project. I have set the Units in MS Project for 50% for him. He has a number of tasks assigned to him that can be done in parallel. How do I configure ...
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1answer
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How to organise manual testing in a scrum team?

In a scrum team there are automation testers and manual testers as well as database mid and front end developers. While the automation testers from the beginning of the sprint start creating tests to ...
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1answer
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Can I use the PMP Exam book to prep for a CAPM exam? [closed]

I purchased Rita Mulcahy's PMP Exam Prep(8th Edition) and I have already finished the first eight chapters. However, I have realised that this book is only for experienced PMP attendants not for CAPM. ...
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1answer
57 views

Agile Methodology on College projects? [closed]

I was developing an E-commerce web application using .Net framework for a school project. I have developed each module of these web app like sign in , signup , homepage etc and tested it before moving ...
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Planning a release around the Apple's AppStore in mind

I am currently working for a company that has adopted scrum and we are trying to figure a rule for how to account for tech support, bug fixing and the unknowns of the Apple appstore within our ...
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1answer
69 views

When are Story Points and priority estimated in the planning phase of agile?

In our agile requirements gathering sessions (not sure of the technical name sorry), where we engage with the product owner to list all stories that are required for the implementation, we typically ...
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1answer
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AOA Diagram Help!

So I am trying to create an Activity on an Arrow diagram for the below table and I am having trouble grasping the whole concept I am currently in Visio trying to do it myself any input or help would ...
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Dynamically queueing tasks to better plan ahead

I'm no project manager but I have a time management issue. I'm a programmer in a small team with plenty of tasks distributed among many projects and I'm responsible for managing my time. I'm alright ...
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What is the role of test manager in a scrum team?

In a company, they are transitioning from agile to scrum. They have hired a very skilled scrum master to facilitate change, they have an up to speed product owner, a development manager who is up to ...
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What would be the advantages of taking a Software Project Management course for Data Scientists? [closed]

What would be the advantages of a Software Project Management course for a data scientist, from both an entrepreneurial and a job-seeking point of view. How beneficial this course would be compared ...

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