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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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Hybrid Software Development Methodology [on hold]

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

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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Interview question for project manager? [on hold]

I am php developer having 6 years of experience.Next week I am going to have an interview for the post of project manager.what are the questions they are going to ask me ?Any help will be appreciated ...
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Best reply to project manager's failed humour [on hold]

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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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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What are the best references (books or websites) on Product Management [on hold]

I've been doing some project management for a while with a certain success. My role has changed and I'm now managing an existing product. To give you an example of existing : the same (15 year old) ...
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How to measure the amount of existing technical debt, to track the progress? [on hold]

It must be a tough question but I still hope to get some insight.
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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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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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2answers
108 views

Visiting daily scrums - dos and donts

When you visit one of daily scrums being in the role above those scrums, do you usually participate as a beholder or you also tell like all scrum team members what did you do yesterday and going to do ...
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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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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
58 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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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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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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What are the steps of project management? Do some in our community would benefit to compare with what you think? [closed]

The 4 steps of management are : Plan, Organize, Decide, Control/evaluate. When do you receive your budget? How much? How many transfer of money? Do your clients pay you? Do you go under? Do you ...
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What kind of contract do you make sign to your employees? [closed]

In your project management, are you a business? Are you incorporated? Do you have a charter? Do you do your own accounting? Do you have an employer? Do you work for an incorporated company? Did you ...
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Are you more oriented toward technical tasks or general management tasks? [closed]

Do you come from a technical background or from a general management background? In a project management team, do you still want to be part of a team working on one or many of your projects? Or you ...
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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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1answer
52 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
60 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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52 views

What should be the primary considerations when logging lessons learned for a Project?

I am looking to create an effective lessons learned log or template to capture feedback from successful and non-successful projects. What is the industry-standard for capturing project lessons? I am ...
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2answers
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Assigning Story Points to issues that aren't stories

In my organization, we do not assign story points to bugs. Some members of my team argue that bugs should slow our Sprint velocity, in order to create an incentive to avoid technical debt and to ...
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0answers
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Sending automated reminders to different people on Microsoft Project

I am attempting to create reminders for a person(s) that is not the owner of the project sheet to alert them of whenever a task is 2 weeks away from the due date. How can I do this? I am familiar with ...
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2answers
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Difference between Project Phase and Sub Project (PMBOK)

Reading the PMBOK I noticed that they almost never use the term Sub Project. Using the PMBOK terminology is a project phase the same as a sub project?
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Plan several sprints at once

We are working on a project that will be completed over several months therefore will take several sprints. Our product owner has pushed us into planning several sprints in one go. We have only given ...
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1answer
45 views

MS Project Professional 2013 Email Notifications

I am attempting to use MS Project Professional 2013 to send out automated outlook e-mails the week before a task is due among other automated e-mail tasks. Is this possible with the desktop program or ...
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2answers
56 views

How formal is the sprint planning?

As far as I understand during the sprint planning meeting the team choose the backlog items that will be included in the sprint. How formal is the sprint planning and task assignments? Once the ...
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1answer
33 views

How to arrange tasks around a fixed milestone?

i am tasked to take over a project that has recently taken off the ground. However, there has been no project plan and we need to create one now. Due to circumstances, I can only fix the next ...
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4answers
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How to best conduct and document agile retrospective meetings?

I have worked in organisations that used either one of the following approaches during a retrospective meeting to gather feedback and reflect on how the agile team is doing and to explore ways to ...
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1answer
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Who should be in charge of a UI design contracting?

We have a product manager, a project manager, a UI team lead and a contract UI designer. Currently the designer is being paid from the product manager budget and all communication and design issues ...
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1answer
46 views

How to use Scrum with TFS and also MIcrosoft Project

I am not new to Scrum neither I am new to Microsoft Project nor TFS. In the past On-Premises I was able to use Microsoft Project with team foundation server, but without SCRUM, it was just waterfall, ...
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5answers
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Should Daily Scrum meetings be held in the morning or the afternoon?

I was used to morning Daily scrum meetings (after 30/60 mins of work), but currently we are conducting meetings after 6 hours of work. I think this approach has the advantage of focusing on the ...
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2answers
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Force recalculation of Work field

Is it possible to force a re-calculation of a the "Work" field after updating % allocation of resources in the resource sheet or in the resource names column? I am using MSP 2013 standard.
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Relationship between Duration and Work fields in MPP

In my MPP setup, I have: a resource, R1, available for my project for 50%, and; a resource, R2, available for 100%. So I marked them in the "resource sheet" as "Max. Units" of 50% and 100% for R1 ...
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1answer
114 views

Scrum uneven distribution of work hidden in a unified effort

I'm currently a developer at a small software development firm, and we are starting to adopt Agile (specifically, Scrum) philosophies into our culture and project management style. We have only a few ...
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Are there (IEEE) standards for project management

I was told by my project lead today, that he had received a certificate in project management and that he had written a project proposal according to some given rules but he wasn't really able to ...
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Does the exception Report ever change, say after the project board has review it

The issue report template has fields to be filled after the change has been made, but there doesn't seem to be anything like that for the exception report, except for lessons learnt, so is the ...
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Determining Use Cases from Statement

I am new to working with project diagrams such as Use Cases, Activity Diagrams, etc. I was wondering where one might start in determining the use cases out of a business case: "There shall be a ...
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Resource time not allocating correctly in Project 2013

I'm planning a project where I want my resources to dedicate one day week each to project work. I've created a calendar for each resource which blocks out their day, so there are Tuesday only, ...
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2answers
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Using MS Project to represent software license expiration as a resource that stops on a certain date

I have a requirement MS Project was probably not intended for, but maybe there is a tricky way to do this. We have a lot of "resources" that are really software licenses. For example, if our license ...
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4answers
66 views

Risk and Opportunity definitions

If the definition of a risk is: Anything that might affect a project achieving its goals then what is the definition of an opportunity?
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Should Scrum meetings be held in one day or two days?

I was asked an interesting question to which I do not have a strict answer. I would only have suggestions, thus I'd like to ask you the same question: How do you believe regular scrum meetings should ...
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1answer
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How can I change the estimated dates value in MS Project 2010 without affecting plan dates?

I want to include plan dates, estimated dates and actual dates in my MS project plan.The plan date should never change for a task, Whatever changes that will happen should be only done to estimated ...
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2answers
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Finding out individual resource planned hours from MPP

I have created a year long project's MPP. Next I want to figure out planned hours for each resource. I am using Microsoft Project Standard 2013. What I want is to specifically point out the total ...

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