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Scrum cum Kanban

I've successfully implemented Scrumban. I implement the daily scrum meeting and retrospective. I love how easy the Kanban board is that it helps for the whole team to know where are we now at the ...
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Should we allocate separate hourly estimates for test tasks in addition to the development tasks

Breaking user stories into tasks and estimating their development time in hours is pretty widely accepted. However, we have subsequent test activities that need to be carried out before the task and ...
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Perfectionists in scrum

I am a scrum master for a team that includes an engineer who is a perfectionist. He has trouble letting issues become done, even after we've focused as a team on ensuring that acceptance criteria ...
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1answer
23 views

How can I collectively track application inter-dependencies?

With varying teams delivering varying pieces of an overall solution it has become increasingly difficult to recognize when a given version of an application must be delivered with another application ...
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1answer
47 views

Add creativity techniques to Scrum

I'm about to evaluate some creativity techniques (to produce ideas/solve problems), whether they could have a benefit on Scrum or not. In detail, I'm about to look at the process where the Product ...
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23 views

Avoid to kill project without reducing scope.

We are team of three developers in office. Two developers are doing back-end and one is doing front-end to project. In four months, we completed one programming level ( application is divided for at ...
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4answers
100 views

Developer doesn't make deadline

Situation: Company is about 50 people. Total number of developers is about 15, split into three teams. Team 1 has five developers working hard building a new system. The deadline is yesterday, which ...
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55 views

Are you allowed to make even small changes in a Waterfall project?

In a Waterfall project, are you allowed to make even small changes, such as the design style of the user login form, when the project went passed the design phrase?
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43 views

How to prevent well intended project managers from getting too involved in the details?

When working on projects, there are often Project Managers who have transitioned from technical roles. For better or worse, these project managers often take the lead in defining the technical ...
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1answer
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How does one present current and future projects with gaps with overlapping timelines?

There are currently 160+ projects in flight. Based on business priorities, needs and wants, these are being group as current and future with a view to further segment these by timelines such as 3, 6, ...
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1answer
18 views

Disallow multitasking in MS Project

I have a worker assigned. He can only work half days (3.5 hours here). After leveling for over-allocations, project wants him to work 1.75 hours on 2 tasks instead of 3.5 hours on one until ...
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2answers
61 views

What project management methods will keep a visionary person on task?

I'm tasked with realizing a project that was created by a visionary stakeholder. This individual needs to play a role in making the project happen day-to-day. But as we work towards deadlines, this ...
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4answers
44 views

Setting a sprint goal when the sprint contains multiple products' stories

How do you best define a sprint goal, when the sprint's stories range across a wide number of different products? Background: our scrum team's sprint contains stories that belong to a number of our ...
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4answers
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Hardening Sprint - Manna from Heaven or a Bitches Brew?

In Dean Leffingwell's Scaled Agile Framework there exists the concept of a hardening iteration E.G. after three sprints of two weeks duration, we have a hardening sprint of one week. In this short ...
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4answers
40 views

Going from project manager to scrum master (career progression)

I currently work at a large IT consulting firm as an agile project manager. I am PMI-PMP, ACP certified and have 3-4 yrs of scrum/xp experience of which 2 years as a scrum master. I am contemplating a ...
2
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1answer
36 views

PM communication model

In our search for a zero-email SE/BIM solution, we’re struggling to strip communication ‘terms’ to their essence. In PM-jargon, we tend to use many terms, such as; Decision - Action - Task - Note - ...
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1answer
29 views

How to track tasks in project and differentiate between duration and percentage of a resources day

I have a project with a slew of tasks. Let's say for the sake of example I have 5 tasks and these 5 tasks will take 5 calendar days to execute. But, due to the nature of the task, a resource can ...
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1answer
38 views

How to integrate a new QA Engineer in a established dev team

Does anyone have any tips or advice of how to integrate a new junior QA Engineer into a established, highly technical dev team.
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3answers
66 views

Is there a good model for choosing an agile approach?

I'm a project manager in an extremely bureaucratic, waterfall-oriented organization, but have the opportunity to pilot an agile approach with a new project I'm spinning up. I have experience with ...
3
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2answers
75 views

How to handle a part-time kanban team member

A Kanban development team has a WIP limit of 4 on their in-dev column. One of the team members is part-time i.e. not 100% and they are working on a story and therefore holding up 1 spot in the WIP ...
2
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1answer
26 views

Differences in perspectives for various types of documentation

In the current environment, there appears to be a subjective difference of opinions of the types of documentation and the level of detail required. For example, at what point is a document a design ...
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3answers
89 views

Which scrum actors should attend a requirements gathering session

I'm currently having a debate with some of my business analysts as to whether the testers and developers from the scrum team assigned to a project should be involved in the requirements gathering ...
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1answer
36 views

Is there any place for the Prince 2 Mandate Document 'Quality Expectations' in an agile development?

I have been formalising our IT method. Pretty much a scrumban approach but I still need to document where each artefact and ceremony should be produced or occur. The basics are proposal ...
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6answers
247 views

Daily Stand up Three Question Format a sign of team immaturity?

I've come to believe that, like the daily scrum, the 3 questions are a sign of team capability immaturity. I'm about to decree to all my teams that we will be doing away with the three questions ...
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0answers
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Add New Enterprise Calendar in MS Project Server 2013 Project Web App Error

I have MS Project Server 2013 and created Project web app site now I want to create enterprise calendar by going to PWA settings and enterprise calendars, when clicking on new Project it give error ...
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For the PMP exam should the 4500 hr experience be exclusively in management [closed]

Am training with The Ministry of Public Works as a constructional engineer so is it possible to account the experience hours i have done second thing the volunteering work in scout and camps ...
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2answers
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Geospatial Projects Management System/Software for multiple concurrent Projects [closed]

I'm looking for a System/Software for managing multiple (20+) Academic Researches and Projects. Due to a large number of active projects lately, which many of consist of the same geographical ...
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5answers
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What is the difference between a marathon and a sprint?

The first I heard of the term marathon was in a conversation with an executive. Having attempted to search for the differences between a sprint and a marathon online, it has yielded no comprehensive ...
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1answer
44 views

Guidelines on feature development

Are there any sources out there on a guidelines how to implement a new feature for web or mobile app from start to finish? I'm looking for how the idea is presented to the team and how the managers, ...
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2answers
103 views

User Story Mapping and Sprint Prioritization

With User Story Mapping, If we start our sprint with the MVP, by definition the stories will be musts. In a fixed time-scale without shoulds and coulds, then how can we hit our targets if estimated ...
2
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1answer
29 views

Can one change the datetime an item was added to a sprint?

Can one change the datetime an item was added to a sprint? Right now the scope change is recorded when it is done, but i would like to pretend an item was in the sprint all along. Does this ...
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1answer
51 views

reestimating story size after moving back to product backlog

Let's assume that part of the story (worth say 8 points) was done in the sprint 1. Then, after implementing part of it we are discovering that in fact it is much bigger than originally estimated. ...
6
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1answer
92 views

How to track impediments in SCRUM?

This has been asked several times already but none of the answers fully convince me. We are an R&D team doing some support from time to time. Most of the support work can be included in capacity ...
6
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1answer
109 views

Project Deadlines in an Early State (Scrum Project)

How to deal with early projects states where serious deadline agreements cannot be made yet? We are in an early stage of the project with new people. The team is small and everything is new ...
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1answer
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Why does my JIRA report say: “Open issue moved out of board (into an unmapped status)”?

I have a project with extensive workflows set up, and the the tickets are moving smoothly through the entire workflow. But here is a strange behavior that I'm seeing: Whenever I move a Ticket from ...
2
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1answer
25 views

Task with specific predecessor and weekday - Project 2003

I'm having trouble to schedule a task that has two date constraints: It must happen 5 days after a precedessor task; It must happen on Mondays. I tried creating and using an specific calendar, ...
4
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1answer
51 views

Resolving impediments caused by other teams

I am a ScrumMaster for a development team. We have an impediment which will be resolved by an engineer on a different team. Does anyone have any tips or techniques for speeding this along. Should I ...
5
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1answer
61 views

What alternatives can I find to Kanban for enterprise applications

We are currently using Kanban to manage customizations and extensions within our application. Our application is an enterprise application which is highly configurable, however, configure the tool ...
2
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1answer
41 views

What role does corporate governance play with the practice of a Project Management Office?

Corporate governance is defined as mechanisms, processes and relations by which corporations are controlled and directed by Wikipedia. What role does it play when starting a Project Management ...
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1answer
33 views

Is the lack of requirements such as functional and non-functional a risk?

If a project has forsaken to undertake a cycle of eliciting and documenting requirements, what level of risk does it introduce, how is this addressed and whom does it sit with?
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2answers
38 views

At what point do assumptions become risk?

In most documents there is a section on assumptions e.g. We assume that the network is well within the realms of supporting this solution. At what point does it become a risk? Where does the risk ...
4
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1answer
66 views

If risks have been identified in a design document, how are these addressed?

If a design document e.g. software, IT infrastructure, etc details risks, how are these generally addressed as part of the project? Do these risks also reside with the project? For example, i have a ...
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2answers
39 views

How to estimate story points if team members work on different applications

Our team consists of 4 full-time developers and occasional outside help. The developers maintain several different applications and do not all share the same skill set. I understand that scrum teams ...
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3answers
36 views

Project & “Drive-by” Task Management solution? [closed]

Anyone have recommendations on a good Project and "Drive-by" Task management software package? We have 20 people in our office. Mainly, we need to do the following: Maintain a list of planned ...
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1answer
41 views

Unable to scroll (MS Project Professional 2013)

I'm unable to scroll quickly in my project file and need to select all tasks and copy so I can paste in an Excel file. Is there a quicker way or key strokes to select all and copy?
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1answer
46 views

Honor non-working schedule

I have a project where I have tasks that are a fixed duration (example: 2 days), and I have specialized resources scheduled to work on these tasks along with "non-specialized" resources. These ...
2
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2answers
50 views

How to calculate Present Value and Net Present Value?

I´m doing a feasibility study to check the benefits of an investment in a certain tool. My table shows the savings and the costs in the project over 4 years. So, I´m trying to understand how to apply ...
4
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3answers
61 views

Is an operational risk considered a project risk?

Assuming there is an IT operational risk such as the lack of backups during a delivery of a solution would it be considered a project risk and if so how would you classify the risks?
4
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1answer
54 views

Definition of done for development teams with massively varied tasks

I am the ScrumMaster for a Scrum team and we are struggling to formulate a definition of done which really means something, is impactful and followed through. The main issue, the developers say, is ...
1
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1answer
31 views

What is the relationship and flow between an Enterprise Architecture Practice and the practice of a PMO?

Depending on whom you speak with, people have different views depending on the structure of the organization. The first of these views is that when the business has an idea, it engages with the PMO ...

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