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How do I get my boss to listen to my suggestions more?

Situation First stint as a project manager delivering iterations of a software product/or digital projects. The type of challenges that I am facing generally: 1) Initially was doing account ...
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Can I break a user story down after work as already started?

A story that has been picked up by a development team is too big. Is it 'okay' to break it down even though work has already commenced?
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1answer
371 views

Do you consider a defect an actual defect if it occurs in Dev prior to the acceptance of the User Story as Done?

A fully agile centric question. If an exception, error, defect or bug occurs prior to the completion of a user story; do you log it is a bug or do simply consider part of the work required to make ...
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32 views

Best solution for team managment [on hold]

We are using three tools for handle our jobs, Slack for communication Trello for Task Management Google Docs for Documentation because these tools have not good integration with each other ( and ...
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0answers
15 views

How can I create filter by rank?

I have a board with issues sorted by rank, I would like to create a filter with issues that are "higher" than particular issue. Example: I want to filter issues with rank >= SSP-4, so the result ...
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3answers
44 views

Agile in Construction

I am a Post Graduate student in Infrastructure Engineering and Management. I want to do a project regarding Agile Project Management. My questions are: Is the Agile approach successful in ...
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2answers
72 views

Back-and-forth questions in daily stand-up meeting

In the context of daily stand-ups in scrum meetings, when the banter gets too heinous, what criteria should a scrummaster set for back-and-forth questions? Say for instance, there's a developer and ...
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67 views

How should a Scrum Master handle a Product Owner who micromanages the team?

Currently working with the Product Owner/CEO in a Scrum role. My management style is starting to clash with the PO. His style of management is the following: working long hours and taking work home ...
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57 views

Finding out whether a decision made has been risk-taking or risk-averse

I want to do an empirical study on risk management by translation trainees for my MA thesis. Translation is an act full of decision-makings for rendering risky parts of the text. I want to interpret ...
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5answers
100 views

How do I encourage self-learning of Git?

Recently my team transitioned from Perforce to Git. As part of the transition, the developers responsible for the transition wrote documentation and provided links to interactive tutorials to help ...
2
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4answers
70 views

How can developers and designers work together in an agile way?

A designer delivers a mockup to a developer. That mockup is delivered as part of the story, but may or may not be considered actual acceptance criteria. After all, the mock may not even look ...
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BPM- How can i learn about BPM: every bit of it ? [on hold]

I am new to BPM. I want to learn more about it. I want to know if its a technology/a process or something else. Any resources which will be helpful to understand BPM in a real time manner. Wikipedia ...
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2answers
68 views

Can one person be both Scrum Master and Architect at the same time?

Is it OK if the Scrum Master and Architect is one person? I clearly understand why it's bad idea to combine Scrum Master and Product Owner roles: conflicts of interest, SM cares about development, PO ...
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1answer
60 views

Better approach to sprint for QA and Dev team

We are having a challenge with fitting QA work into the Scrum process and specifically due to a need to do a full regression and load testing before releasing into production which takes up to 3 days. ...
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I'm in a logistics course and I need to make a budget for an e-commerce initiative. Does my budget look right? [on hold]

The company in the project is a generic retailer of home electronics and apparal. Their technological infrastructure is from the 90s, so we have to take into account. They are a large retailer, ...
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34 views

How to motivate developers to be more productive and to write high-quality code [closed]

I have small team of 3 developers. How I can motivate them to be more productive and to produce code with high quality?
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75 views

Should UI/UX designers work directly with the Product Owner?

I am currently a proxy PO, although my main role is as a Scrum Master but I help the PO with grooming the backlog. We are developing a start up product - the PO wants me to manage everyone in the ...
2
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2answers
72 views

Is defining business rules the same thing as a story spike in Agile?

I am a developer in a new job where the team uses Agile. This is the first time I've been in a fully Agile team and I'm feeling a bit lost. I've been asked to do a spike for the next block of work ...
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0answers
31 views

Web site with online shop project (PRINCE2) [closed]

I need to prepare web site with online shop project using PRINCE2 methodology. I have to produce RACI Matrix, Outline Plan, Project Brief and to outline the stages of the work. Can you help me? Do ...
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27 views

looking for managment tool for updating sites [closed]

We are looking for a tool which simplify our work: Declare a task, that changes code. [e.g mark active menu bar] Declare the pages that need to be changed. [e.g. style.css - add rule, menu.php - ...
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1answer
34 views

Memorandum on the setting up of a Project Management team [closed]

Could you give me an example of memorandum on the setting up of a Project Management team? Need this for my coursework, should be in line with the Prince2 methodology.
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29 views

In Microsoft Project why is my actual duration calculating to 0 days?

I had set a baseline previously and I am now updating to show what has actually happened. I went into the task information and changed the "start" and "finish" dates to what actually happened. When ...
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2answers
63 views

Should I go for PMP certification without having any project management experience?

I have 4 years of work experience as Network consultant. I have worked in a team and also led a team of 3. However, I have never worked as a Project Manager. Should I go for the PMP certification or ...
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29 views

MS Project - Span a task over many days AND allow successor to start right after

I am planning my Master thesis through Microsoft Project. Since some tasks can be exhausting (e.g. writing), I would like to distribute some selected tasks over many days. For example, I am estimating ...
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Can't set background color of manually scheduled tasks in network view

I'm using Project Professional 2016 on Windows 10 to model university courses in a bachelor's degree. Courses are tasks, and pre-requisites are predecessors. This is all wonderfully shown in the ...
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0answers
14 views

Jira query to find issues without links

I'd like a JQL query to find all issues in a project which are not linked to anything else (links = empty). Using Jira 6.4.12. As far as I can see this isn't possible. Tell me I'm missing something ...
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1answer
22 views

Changing default time from 0.88 days to 1 day

In Microsoft Project 2013, when I enter a start day of 16/6/2016 and end date of 16/6/2016, the default duration is 0.88 days. When I go into change working time it shows 8 hours per day. Problem is, ...
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5answers
163 views

How to ensure developers don't sneak in code not part of requirements?

Other than than code reviews by another developer and by trusting your developers won't do anything nefarious or stupid, is there any way to ensure that when you release a build to production or even ...
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3answers
83 views

How to estimate times during Sprint Planning?

I have 6 user stories for a sprint of 14 days. I have the detailed description in the stories for what the team needs to develop, and the team is new to scrum. (this would be their 2nd sprint). The ...
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4answers
150 views

Dealing with an impatient stakeholder

I am the scrum master, proxy product owner here - what is the best way to deal with an impatient stakeholder? At first I was able to tolerate it, but it is becoming stressful. To give a few examples: ...
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3answers
73 views

How to assess technical knowledge of the team?

Say, I am given a list of 5 developers, and I have to choose 3 of them for my project. What will be the best way to do so? Currently, I just give them a basic module from the current project and ...
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5answers
81 views

What's the point of a release burndown chart?

I don't seem to find them accurate at all for forecasting. They are probably worse than Gantt in some ways, since Gantt gives someone a high level idea of what we aim to achieve and by when. Every ...
2
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1answer
45 views

How to document existing products and their development?

My product have been going for almost three years without any product requirement or documentation at all. And at this moment things are getting out of hands. For example when I hire new people, it ...
2
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4answers
119 views

Scrum - Is a good practice to set the remaining work of a Sub-task?

I am working with TFS and I set the story points for all the user stories using the Fibonacci series and set the velocity of the team. TFS has a field called ´Remaining work´ for the sub-task, it is a ...
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2answers
77 views

How to write a good Critical Success Factor?

Can you share some of your tips and tricks on how to pull out the information from stakeholders in order to write good CSF? What questions do you ask to get to the heart of the project? Can you ...
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1answer
24 views

PM project definitions [closed]

What are the definitions, and examples of to show the differences between: Vision, Business outcome, Goal, Objective, Requirement, Scope, Product.
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3answers
143 views

How to shift to the semi-automatic estimation of the projects?

I am working at a custom software development company. The number of incoming custom projects has increased over the last few years. The first problem is that not all customers are willing to pay us ...
4
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2answers
276 views

How to set story points when two people work on the same item together?

How to handle points in the following scenario: We have a story set to 4 points, because the team believes that the amount of work is 4 points in total. To be able to complete this story, two people ...
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1answer
22 views

Governance cost as percentage of FTEs

In an Outsourcing IT project we are are trying to estimate the relationship between the governance cost and the project size in FTE. For example, if the governance cost of a 500 FTEs project is X ...
2
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4answers
87 views

Alternative to CSM and PSM for becoming a Scrum Master

Is there an alternative to Scrum Alliance's CSM and Scrum Org's PSM for becoming a scrum master? I have been talking to a lot of people who have taken these courses and find the content of CSM and PSM ...
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1answer
44 views

Scheduling problems in MS PROJECT [on hold]

I’m facing some problems , with formulating a plan as you can see in to link below. http://bit.ly/1t6Xsma I'm assign "barman" resource with "restaurant" task but when I am trying to enter the Barman ...
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5answers
155 views

What is the difference between acceptance criteria and the definition of done?

I don't get what is the difference between both. They seem to be similar to me. For instance, I have this typical login/register User Story. Can you provide some DOD examples? As a user I want to ...
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Subtask inheriting parent field using ScriptRunner

I am a long time user of Jira/Confluence, but extremely new to ScriptRunner. Trying to keep the costs as low as possible on my instance as well. I am also aware there are paid solutions to this ...
0
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3answers
170 views

Boss is making me liable for developers actions

As an agile project manager, I am currently working with one sub contractor, the problem that I am currently facing is that he is just not pulling his weight with not only doing the work but also ...
3
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2answers
92 views

How to deal with reoccurring stories in agile?

We have a number of tasks (which perhaps could be defined as user stories) that re-occur through our project, once every sprint. They are IT/ops related tasks that the rest of the developers depend ...
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1answer
63 views

Is there a reason to apply BPM to agile methodologies such as SCRUM?

Is there a good reason to apply BPM to agile methodologies such as SCRUM in order to improve the Agile process?
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0answers
38 views

How can i view the tasks which are assigned to my organizational team members?

I am a team lead and we are using Microsoft Project Server 2013. My team members have in many projects many task assigned. How can i view the tasked assigned to my team members within SharePoint? We ...
0
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4answers
67 views

Are account management skills important for project managers?

I enjoy project managing, but after doing a period of account management in parallel to it, I really disliked Account management. I did not enjoy dealing with customers, but I enjoyed working with my ...
9
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3answers
158 views

Forecasting Story Points in Agile

Are there any methods to fairly estimate story points for a project before deep diving into the planning poker part. I am asking this because sometimes at project initiation it helps to know the ...
4
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3answers
102 views

Influence code quality as Scrum Product Owner

Introduction: In theory, Scrum says that the development team is fully responsible and self-organized when it comes to all things related to development. This also includes code quality which imho is ...

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