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Assumptions and Constaints and Risk Management

How do you deal with assumptions and constraints and managing risks? Do you consider assumptions and constraints risks themselves or drivers of risks or not risks as all? Why or why not? I know ...
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What are the key Agile points to be considered in a small startup company, with a team of 5-6 people

My question is specific to Project Management, Agile practices, and Architecture. This might be helpful to many of us working in a startup company atmosphere. My question is - What are the key ...
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1answer
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How to prepare for the Prince2 Practitioner exam

I've just passed by Prince2 foundation exam (through online material), and I've scheduled my practitioner exam in 2 weeks. My understanding is that the practitioner exam doesn't cover any new ...
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40 views

How to change duration without changing the work hours?

I have tasks set to fixed duration which means I can change the work hours independently. However, when I change the duration it changes the work hours. Can I stop this?
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1answer
54 views

Agile resources for very short projects?

I'm having a job interview tomorrow with a group that typically has projects between 3-5 days in length. Of course, I'm not sure what exactly my duties will be, but I'm more used to projects around 2 ...
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How to manage alone

How to manage IT Stuffs if you are handling alone and co-workers are not updating anything about existing setup. Thanks! Dilip
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How to get a good overview of team member utilization across multiple projects in TFS 2013

I would like to be able to see a weekly summary of scheduled hours of work across all TFS Team Projects in TFS 2013 for myself and other team member. This would, for example, let me look a few weeks ...
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Estimating user stories at the start of the project so that the PM can determine a quote for the client

Recently I have started on a team in a new project. Our company is attempting to run things in an Agile manner. The project consists of 4 developers each from different teams and with different ...
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Does an organisation have to satisfy all key process areas to achieve a maturity level in CMMI?

I have been learning about CMMI and one thing that I'd like to know, say for example an organisation satisfies some key process areas such as Requirements management, software quality assurance. What ...
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How can we be doing “Agile” development if our manager constantly sets our priorities?

We have been trying to implement an Agile workflow for at least a year. We have tried Scrum and now we are trying Kanban. The problem we are having is that our manager constantly resets our ...
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Task management system with this features? [closed]

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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136 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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58 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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Can anyone help with my undergraduate dissertation? [closed]

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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Looking for a method to communicate news to all employees [closed]

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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1answer
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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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29 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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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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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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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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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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40 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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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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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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139 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
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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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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
63 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 ...
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189 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 ...
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2answers
86 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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2answers
109 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
74 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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2answers
80 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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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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93 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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How to factor in story points/tasks for non sprint related items?

I understand that in general you create stories with story point complexity, and then define tasks and subtasks in which to mark time against, but how does this translate into items that are outside ...
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87 views

Using Trello to manage workload across multiple projects

I love using Trello and I've found it an invaluable tool in the past on a range of projects, but I keep coming up against the same problem. I have X projects on at a time with 3 people working on ...
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Why not use costs instead of story points for estimation?

I propose the following scheme for estimating user stories in a scrum process: A good programmer might cost 80000$ a year, so per hour this is 80000$/52 weeks/40 hours per week = 40$ per hour. In a ...
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169 views

When do you integrate Acceptance Testing into a scrum process?

I want to know exactly when I can integrate acceptance testing into a scrum process? During the sprint cycle or at the end of the sprint cycle? I know that acceptance testing is when we test the ...
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Is there any of Special way of showing Tentative Tasks in a Gantt graph using Project Libre?

I'm documenting a Software Web Application Project Plan. The customers have sent us: 1) snapshots of the various Web pages, and 2) Change Request Snapshots of some existing Web pages that we already ...
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PMP/PMI and other similar classes

I am poor, very poor, so poor that I don't have money to take a PMP class. So I decided to teach myself about it. However, I find myself having a lot of knowledge gaps that a PM may have (i.e ...
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309 views

What are some good definitions for High, Medium and Low priorities?

I am using a project management system that forces me to define feature requests as either High, Medium or Low priority. Has anyone got a good set of definitions that clarifies what those priorities ...
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Changing default working hours from 8 hr/day to 4 hr/day in Microsoft project 2013?

I am learning to use MS Project for a student project and trying to change the default working hours. I am not able to make this configuration change. How does one modify this setting? I tried ...
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Does Managing Science Research Projects Count as PMP Project Experience?

I have a friend who has a M.S. in Biology and has led several biology-related research projects with both pharmaceutical companies and hospitals. Her job was eliminated (second time), and she is ...
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What should be the role of Project Scientist in the team? [closed]

I have joined one research institute as Project Scientist, but there is no clarification of the job profile here. What should be the role of Project Scientist in the team? As we work on projects ...
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Preventing “functional redundancy” in large organizations: Where are the discussions?

Looking for the correct terminology to research what IT Management science calls the level of software just above the "open source" level. Looking to research how very large organizations try to ...
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2answers
97 views

How can the economic efficiency of a scrum team be measured?

I'm given the task to develop a measurement on how efficient our team is within our current development process (scrum). The measurement has to be done for the complete team not for individuals. My ...
0
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2answers
71 views

How can I integrate information from a waterfall customer into an agile project?

We're currently doing an agile project where the customer is less agile than what we actually hoped for (he stays with waterfall). Also, while an official requirements specification exists, it is ...
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5answers
131 views

Encouraging lean practices in a agile/scrum team

We were practicing agile scrum for several years. So far so good :). What we feel is now that the team is more focused on completing individual tasks instead of thinking about the whole purpose of ...
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3answers
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What are the best ways to specify project deliverables to non technical persons

I have a list of deliverables below (draft) Client Side User interface design for mobile app Registration module to allow end user register to the system by providing their personal information and ...

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