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Which role among these are suitable for “Administrator” in Agile Software Development Projects?

I did some research in DSDM and Agile Projects and got stuck in this scenario. I'm new to this so please help me out. Suppose, in an organisation there are following posts: 1) Managing Director 2) ...
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Summary task shows wrong total duration

Microsoft Project 2013: A summary task shows a wrong total of DURATION HOURS: The sum should be 31 hours, but it shows only 25 hours. However, the sum of WORK HOURS is correct. Also, the calculation ...
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Any tips for customizing a Kanban View for Outlook Tasks?

I worked out how to create a Kanban View in Outlook, at last, and had hoped to contribute to this excellent and inspirational thread at "Where to Find a Desktop Kanban board application?", but I ...
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Planning a quick retrospective

If we had a semi-crummy sprint with low velocity and little to show for it and don't want to inundate ourselves with scrum-related overhead, fully cognizant that something not-right happened, with ...
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Applying conditional formatting on task status!

I am looking to apply conditional formatting specifically on task status field. Meaning, when the task is on schedule or complete, the task bar turns green. If the task is late, the bar turns red etc. ...
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What Scrum Master should do if Scrum Team still didn't reach a goal of event but time-box already expired?

What Scrum-Master should do if time-box of event already expired, but goal not reached yet? This is the quote, that made me think about this question: So what do we do when the time-boxed sprint ...
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MS Project - Resource assignment priorities

I have a support project that starts on 9th Feb and ends on 30th Sep. Work has to be done every day except holidays and weekends. I have three resources: Alice, Bob and Eve. Alice is working on the ...
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What Scrum Master should do to prevent out of time constraints (time-boxes) of events?

Scrum has strict limitations of events in time. It is hard to stay in the events time-boxes that Scrum Guide prescribes. What Scrum Master should do to avoid situation when Scrum Team didn't reach a ...
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Should we put internal team tasks into Product Backlog?

Developer Team always has internal tasks (such as environment improvements, process improvements and so on). Sometimes they can be related with current project, sometimes not. There is no problem, if ...
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Do people use sticky notes for release planning still?

There is a perception in our company that Jira and other web tools have replaced the need for having scrum board and sticky notes. Our release planning happens with lot of impromptu big-huddles and ...
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Separation of cost from percentage complete?

I am monitoring the progression of a mine shaft. I have 2 goals each month: Goal 1: Progress 247 feet per month Goal 2: Spend roughly $133k per month. However, spend is not solely driven by the ...
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What is a good plan for a retrospective to show its purpose?

Background & assumptions: the team has 4 developers + team lead some of them participated in retrospective meeting before, some didn't the team would like to start doing retrospectives and ...
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Kano survey - Why Expect/Expect is not 'questionable' [closed]

In the Kano survey the couple answer expect/expect is considered as "Indifferent". Regarding the example below, the answer expect/expect to the functional and dysfunctional form of the question ...
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MS Project - Duration without a start and finish date

Im currently working on a schedule where we have several options. Due to the fact there are several of them, and its not decided which we are going to be asked to perform, I want to be able to show ...
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time management

After you determine the activity durations, you have a range associated to the it (duration +/- sigma). If you now want to determine the critical path in the network diagram what figure should you ...
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Planning in MS Project: fixed work AND fixed duration

I currently plan a quite complex project in MS Project. At the moment I cannot plan everything out in detail, but I think that in my head I have a good understanding of how long a task will last and ...
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Should RACI matrix contain “Work estimation” activity?

A manager in our company (not really familiar with RACI) insists on having task "Work estimation" in the RACI. I am not really sure but IMHO it does not belong here as it is included in the ...
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How to calculate Critical Path including Std Dev for each activity estimate?

When estimating activity durations, you get a duration plus/minus a sigma (standard deviation) for each activity. Afterwards, when you want to determine the critical path, what figure should you use ...
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How can I measure the performance of different teams in different departments?

I was hired by a start-up company as a manager to run their operations and their offshore office. There are different teams under me including internet marketing, accounting, IT, etc. My background is ...
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MS Project 2013 - How to schedule a 6 hr work week maximum

I am working on a project with over 800 tasks and each task can take anywhere between 10 mins-3 hrs. I am assigning people (team of 10) to do tasks but each person can only be assigned for a maximum ...
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Help with poetry presentation [closed]

In our advanced high school English class, we have to do a poetry presentation. Our group was assigned four poets from the Modernist poetry movement, William Carlos Williams, T.S. Eliot, Hilda ...
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Underlying algorithms to restimate the remaining tasks based on previous estimated and actual time realised for completion?

I need to re-evaluate time for remaining tasks based on the actual time and estimated time of completed tasks. For example if a small project had 4 tasks and each task was estimated at 2 days. Lets ...
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Customisable timesheet and invoice software [closed]

I am supporting the management of a new project with a high number of externally contracted staff that we need to collect timesheets and expenses for. To avoid the administrative hassle of everyone ...
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When do you determine whether project will use sequential phase-to-phase manner or as a overlapping phase manner for project management?

Is determining if a project is going to executed in a sequential phase-to-phase manner or as a overlapping phase (fast-tracking) manner done in Project Management plan( and/or one of it's subsidiary ...
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Using TFS 2013 for Portfolio Management

1)I am planning on setting up TFS 2013 and using TFS 2013 for managing a number of projects, using the Portfolio Management features. I wanted to get a general opinion if this is a good idea - or is ...
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What we should do, if after planning we still have some free time in Sprint (i.e. unused forecasted capacity) and no tasks that will fit in it

A question about Sprint planning. Let's assume, that Team velocity are 20 Story Point (SP). The most prior Stories in Product Backlog are A (12 SP), B (5 SP) and C (4 SP). It's easy to see, that if ...
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What we should do with tasks which estimated time bigger than sprint?

I know, we need to separate this task to several subtasks. But what we should do, if further division of this task have no sense? What if all of resulting subtasks will have no business value until ...
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130 views

Scrum development team doubts

I have some doubts about development team: When is it formed? Each sprint? Because in each sprint I may have different requirements. It's necessary to keep all members on development team, if only ...
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77 views

What does “Architectural Spike” mean?

What does Architectural Spike mean? I know, that this is investigation activity for unknown and unestimated tasks. But I want know more details. When we should do it: during Sprint or between them? ...
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Microsoft Project Task to Start and Finish on the Same Day?

I have a project with a number of similar tasks all with slightly different durations. The tasks are also broken down into sub-tasks (all the sub-tasks are the same for each main task, again only ...
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How to document all tasks required in a project?

When leading a project, what are some suggestions for documenting all tasks required? Who should be involved with the PM to come up with the list?
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53 views

Who is responsible for structuring teams in Scrum?

From Scrum Guide: Development Teams are structured and empowered by the organization to organize and manage their own work. I am not a native English speaker and can not understand if by ...
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3answers
50 views

How can I manage a rapidly changing copy deck with a fixed deadline?

One of the projects I am managing is the creation of a large website for a very sensitive client. I am in a position where it's crunch time and I am being asked to promise on delivery dates for ...
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Can we implement Scrum with activeCollab? [closed]

We are currently using activeCollab for our agile software development team. We are thinking of switching over to Scrum. Is it worthwhile to do so? I think the team may find it a bit difficult to use ...
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28 views

How long should an Issue and Exception report be in PRINCE2

How long should an Issue and Exception report be in PRINCE2, excluding the introduction that comes in the template by default. Thanks
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313 views

Scrum team committments

If my Scrum team is always completing 100% of their committed items, is that a good thing? Given the amount of variability in software development, this would seem to indicate something is fishy to ...
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68 views

Splitting stories to keep Development and QA at 100% utilization at all times

Even if we make many small stories, we still end up splitting stories at the end of every Sprint because we cannot have Development under-utilized while QA is testing, and we cannot have QA being idle ...
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85 views

Microsoft Project: activity for weekends

I have an automatically planned activity that has to take place the upcoming weekend. How can I configure an activity in that way? Thank you very much.
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62 views

MS Project - How to print the right Gantt diagram from custom view?

I'm using MS Project 2010 with a custom view that is showing baseline start/finish as well as start/finish fields of the tasks. I have modified the Gantt chart on the right hand side by cutting all ...
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Managing small + large tasks on a big website with Scrum

We're a small team of 4 developers who manage one large website and a group of minisites/mobile apps. We've used JIRA/Agile and Scrum, as best we can, to manage the workflow for the last few months. ...
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Auto schedule problem with MS Project 2010

I am setting up a project in 2010; I have tasks, subtasks, predecessors but no resources assigned. I have a task dependency that should start April 3 based on the predecessor finishing April 2. ...
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49 views

MS-Project - How to set 1 resource with 2 kind of work and monitor time/rate for each

I'm using Project 2013; client requested this tool for activities tracking and management. Actually the project have one developer assigned that work 6h per day and can have assigned two kind of ...
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121 views

How to lead new or inexperienced developers in my project?

I am a college student who wants to take part in an IT competition, which will take place in a few weeks. We have a project that will be done in a limited time. My team has three people but some of ...
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1answer
32 views

How to add recurring task in MS Project server 2013?

I have MS Project server 2013 and I have created one PWA and now I want to create a recurring task. Can anyone tell me how can I create recurring task in a MS Project server 2013 web app?
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30 views

How to add milestone in MS Project server 2013?

I have MS Project server 2013 integrated with SharePoint 2013. I have created PWA site and in task page I want to add milestone as we do in MS Project professional 2013 but I don't see any options, ...
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2answers
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Does the “Plan Scope Management Process” contain many sub-processes?

The PMBOK 5th edition has 24 processes for the Planning Process Group. For the Knowledge Area of "Project Scope Management," we have the following: Plan Scope Management Process Collect Requirements ...
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Assign a resource to a task a some time point in the future

I have a long running task, that is beeing handled by one developer. Another developer will be able to help out on that task, but only from some time point in the future on. Is there any way to set ...
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1answer
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Is this a standard/typical/best practice way to display information on a business value - risk diagram?

The image below has a series of projects (letters) tracked in terms of value vs risk. Each project is shown as a pair of nested boxes, with the inner box broken into four quadrants. I have never ...
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What is the difference between requirement and scope?

Scope is divided into two categories: Product scope, which is the features and functions that characterize a product, service, or result, and; Project scope, which is all the work needed to deliver ...
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How to get resource usage report within tasks at specific level&

Assume, I have following task structure: Project Stage 1 Task1 Task2 Stage2 Task3 Task4 I have resouces Res1 and Res2 assigned to tasks. I need to know how much each resorce ...

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