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Determining suitability of MS Access vs. SQL Server

I am working on a year long Data Analysis project for a moderate sized client, the aim of which is to analyse transactional data and identify for the client its customer profiles, transaction ...
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1answer
14 views

how can i devide web development project among a team

i and some of my friends want to start a web development project we all know basic html, CSS, javascript, php, database(mysql) separately but we dont know how to work in a professional way . is there ...
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13 views

Agile “Open Source” Content Creation framework

I work for an agile consulting practice. We now have over twenty coaches and about half again that number of other key contributors. We're wanting to create an agile framework to support the ...
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2answers
30 views

Project tracker with easiest learning curve

Here's the thing. Most of my life it was all about Jira. Unfortunately right now I'm working as a agile coach (kinda) in an interactive agency that in terms of project management is still in Stone ...
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8 views

Insert a new assignment in the Resource Usage view or Task Usage view in MS Project

I wish to know how to insert a new assignment in the Resource Usage view or Task Usage view in MS Project. In my project, we have ad hoc tasks frequently cropping up and resources have to spend time ...
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13 views

How many wbs-elements above workpackage-level can usually be expected in a project?

and thanks for your interest. I am about in creating a general wbs-template - and thus need the information on how many "folders" (wbs-elements containing the work-packages) I should assume this ...
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95 views

How to organize a software development team so 20 people are on two scrum teams?

We have a software development team, working on an independent product, made up of 20 people of varying roles, located in India. One of our goals is to treat this product team as a separate entity, ...
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42 views

Should the complexity estimate of a task change in scrum?

I'll just start with an example. We have a repeating task "Release library" which in the beggining we agreed on an estimate of 2 points: it seemed to be twice as hard as our 1 point baseline. As we ...
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1answer
31 views

How to track team's time utilization using tfs

We have started using TFS 2012 as part of moving to Scrum methodology. One challenge that we are facing is that though I can set up the capacity per day of each team member, I have no clear idea as to ...
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1answer
23 views

How to get User who moved Ticket?

I'm trying to edit my Jira Workflow to more efficiently track the Developer who developed the ticket. Right Now, when the Ticket moved to 'Testing' Status, it gets Assigned to the QA on the team. And ...
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27 views

Handle software development of different versions with different features [on hold]

I have the following problem: I need a good way to handle the development of different versions of the same project, where each version has different features being developed uniquely for that ...
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23 views

Is there a product (or combination) that integrates Gantt with calendar and time tracking?

I've been looking for a product (app or program) that would integrate Gantt, calendar and time tracking. I've seen many different applications that usually concentrate only on one of the three and the ...
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47 views

Retiring from Military in 2020 - PMP ? Career Growth?

I will be retiring from the military in the year 2020. I have been a military pilot most of my entire career, and due to extensive TDY's and family sacrifice, I will not be pursuing a pilot job in ...
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35 views

Going from requirements to use cases and how to know if my document is good enough

I'm here again asking about software documentation. I read a lot about it but it is a bit harder to put in practice, first because of the lack of examples and second because most small companies just ...
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29 views

Project management/consultancy tools/literature [on hold]

I'm doing a school project in which I am asked to act as a consultant. I'll have to interview employees in a company in order to document, review, and provide optimization to their work flows. Which ...
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20 views

Professional project management recommendation given requirements: keep it easy (I prefer org-mode) [on hold]

I am about to take a position where I will need to do management. I have past experience with management before (gannt charts terrible experience, with excel!). My main requirements for a project ...
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2answers
34 views

Assign verification person on Jira Board

I've googled a lot about that but couldn't find appropriate solution so far. We have almost default Jira Agile board with last columns: In Progress, Verify, Closed. Workflow is: Developer move task ...
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1answer
52 views

What is the correct way to handle delays caused by technical issues?

I am working on a Web Design and Development project for my Final. I have missed Alpha and Beta milestones due to a critical server error that was beyond my knowledge or understanding. I had to get in ...
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46 views

Why are UML diagrams not as freely available as open source libraries? [on hold]

I've recently been suprised by a lack of freely available UML diagrams or my inability to find them online. Though a company's implementation of a model may vary, one might hope that models for ...
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1answer
59 views

What are definitions and difference between: Theme vs Epic vs Feature vs User Story vs Task

There are several terms in which we can to describe requirements: Theme Epic Feature User Story Task What are formal definition of these terms and what are differences between them (except volume ...
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1answer
26 views

Task count for completed tasks

I need to know how many tasks are 100% complete in my project. How do I get a current total of the number of tasks that are 100% complete from my %Complete column?
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3answers
119 views

Is this approach 'agile'? Separating use-cases into sprints/iterations

This may be a weird question and please bear with me, I am completely new into this. I have a list of 20 requirements (use cases) which I received from my client. With him, I prioritized this list of ...
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2answers
78 views

Non-measurable works should be done in scrum process?

I think that I have some misunderstandings from scrum. Estimates of some tasks are not measurable. For example researching about something or talking about company road map and etc. I can't estimate ...
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1answer
47 views

Constraints vs Lag time

When is it more appropriate to use a constraint vs lag time and vice versa? There are some situations in which it is not completely clear to me which one should I use.
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1answer
35 views

In MS Project 2010, how to avoid a task of being split by non working time?

I am scheduling a series of 30 small training sessions (2,5d each), and I wish that each training would not be Split by weekends or holidays. All tasks are to be performed by the same person. If ...
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11 views

How to use better project baseline in Project server 2013 web app page?

I have MS Project server 2013 and create project web app sites in my project web app site I have created enterprise projects In my enterprise project when I set baseline it give message that ...
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5answers
144 views

Which strategies I can use to handle tickets during a scrum sprint?

My 4 man team directly handle most technical tickets, with a SLA from 8 hours to 24 office hours, means that during a sprint we must add these tickets in top of our current sprint backlog. We have one ...
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2answers
85 views

Multiple project tracking

I've initiated into a PM role where there is a requirement to view project health of around 30-40 projects. This includes handling resource allocation requests. Can anyone please advise on using of an ...
2
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2answers
54 views

EVM in Research and Technology

Earned Value Management (EMV) sounds like a great and objective method for reporting. Precondition for applying EVM is that tasks or results are well defined and well distributed during the project. ...
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2answers
49 views

Can I filter to only related tasks in MS Project?

I have a large schedule, but in the Network Diagram view, I want to be able to filter to only show the tasks that are linked to the specific task I'm focused on. The filtered tasks are not ...
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2answers
63 views

Best Approach to Get People to Put all Require Information in a single ticket?

At the agency I work at, I notice that to finish a task, I end up perusing several sources to get the assets I need. (The initial ticket in Jira, Gmail, Drive, etc) I feel as though everything I need ...
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2answers
62 views

What does it mean that a Sprint Goal can be any other coherence?

In The Scrum Guide the following is written to describe the Sprint Goal. The selected Product Backlog items deliver one coherent function, which can be the Sprint Goal. The Sprint Goal can be ...
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6answers
386 views

Definition of Done or How to really finish tasks?

Sometimes it is hard to close a task. There might come a new information which demands an update of the task. The task remains a long time almost finished. New Versions and baselines allows us to ...
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3answers
86 views

How many minutes an employee worked? [closed]

we have observed in our company that employees are prone to take multiple breaks during a typical 8 hours working day. We wish to deploy a system which will keep a count of how many minutes an ...
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65 views

Should the ideal line in a burndown chart be changed when story scope changes during the Sprint?

At the start of the Sprint right after the Sprint Planning, we can already draw a burndown chart with an ideal line. It's a straight declining line starting at the top left with the total amount of ...
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1answer
38 views

Agile Project Management with iOS, Android, and Server Components

We are currently trying to start a project with three different OS's, iOS, Android, and Server components. The argument has been on how should we create the stories, should there be a story for each ...
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3answers
76 views

Mobile apps: should shared backend resources between iOS and Android have their own backlog and be considered as a separate team?

Here is my situation: I work with two SCRUM teams, iOS and Android Each of the SCRUM team has its own Product and Sprint backlogs We have shared Sprint Plannings, Reviews and Retrospectives (both ...
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3answers
79 views

Can a Scrum Master give feedback to a team member reporting to another manager?

I am working as Scrum Master and there is a team member who has made a few mistakes. He reports to another manager. I want to talk to him personally without his manager being present. Is that okay ...
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29 views

Mobile apps: integrate backend work in velocity?

Here is my situation: I work with two SCRUM teams, iOS and Android Each of the SCRUM team has its own Product and Sprint backlogs We have shared Sprint Plannings, Reviews and Retrospectives (both ...
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3answers
53 views

Shared backend resources for two mobile SCRUM teams, iOS and Android

Here is my situation: I work with two SCRUM teams, iOS and Android Each of the SCRUM team has its own Product and Sprint backlogs We have shared Sprint Plannings, Reviews and Retrospectives (both ...
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2answers
46 views

(Calculation EMV) What is the business purpose of product value calculated by multiplying the probability of an event by the cost of the impact?

Lets say you are going on a geological survey up on a mountain in the rural areas. ( Page 576, Head First PMP 3rd Edition, Jennifer Greene, PMP & Andrew Stellman, PMP ) Expected Monetary Value ...
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1answer
35 views

Program/portfolio management for the customer

I work for outsourcing software company and has been tasked to develop a program for cooperation with one of our customer. At this point we have different projects with the customer. On our ...
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1answer
18 views

Vocabulary used in drawing activity diagrams

In a drawing activity diagram when it says: Activity A Follows Activity B does it mean A->B or B->A? I am confused with this lingo.
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1answer
28 views

Manufacturing Process Validation - Sample size calculation

I am new to manufacturing process. Can someone help me to determine the sample size required to perform Manufacturing Process Validation? I know nothing about six sigma, so simple answers are highly ...
2
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2answers
53 views

Number of communication channels in Chief-Programmer model

In democratic model if there are n people in a team the formula to calculate the number of communication channels is n*(n-1)/2 But there is also another model called Chief-Programmer model and the ...
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2answers
43 views

MS Project Overallocation

MS Project seems to take a task and calculate per day work by dividing total work by duration. In the schedule I am working on, each resource is available for 10 hours per day, but MS Project doesn't ...
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0answers
17 views

How do I get Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 to display a burndown of individual epics?

How do I create an Epic Burn-down chart in Visual Studio 2012? Can I do it in Urban Turtle? I am new to managing software projects with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012. I've been using Jira Agile for ...
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2answers
33 views

Atlassian Jira Dashboard - List Of Users' Most Recent Work Log Record

I'm new to Jira and cannot find any help, Google or otherwise, on simply making a Dashboard component which lists all Users and their most recent Work Log entry. Any thoughts?
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3answers
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Failed to finish project in time, now threatened with UK court [closed]

I wonder if anyone has experience and can help with some advise. I am a programmer with 15 years of experience, and I feel it is unfair what is happening to me. I was silly enough to sign a ...
6
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2answers
123 views

What does person-month mean in development time?

I have a question about communication channels that is talking about person-month but I don't understand what is a person-month. Does it mean this many persons? or this many months? Here is the full ...

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