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High-Level risk assessment?

what should be high-level risk assessment in an organization? or what are some high-level risk assessment? Thank you in advance..
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Learning Project Management

I have been greatly interested in becoming a Project Manager as a career path for some time. I have the current Pmbok Guide and am trying to work through several online classes. At my current ...
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#ERROR in User-Defined Field Formula Even After Testing Against ProjDateValue

I've been struggling with a Microsoft Project (2013 Standard) formula assigned to a number user-defined field to calculate the difference between tasks' current Finishes and a baseline Finish I've ...
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Tools for IT project management

I have a person that wants me to build for him a web application and also design the database required. However, his idea quite complex and I got to the point where I no longer work without something ...
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In Agile, can I put multi user stories in one sprint?

In this case, my team has 3 members and each member has own task. So I decide I have 3 user stories and places them in one sprint. I was very confuse about sprint and user story. Whether I put multi ...
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Staying late for appearance?

I have a senior management-technical position with equity and a decent salary in a pre-launch startup with 6 people. I am newly-married and I work about 11 hours a day, 6 days a week, give or take one ...
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Scheduling a task for the duration of the project

How would you recommend to schedule a task such as create and maintain project plan which applies regular weekly updates for the duration of the project?
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What department does a scrum master ideally belong to?

I'm the scrum master in my company (200+ people, several departments) and recently the head of product became my line manager. While this came rather surprising for me and feels kind of wrong, since ...
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IT Project Management [on hold]

Every IT project manager applies their own IT project management techniques,skills, methods and software tools in the contemporary IT industry. IT Project Managers willing to give more details about ...
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In Agile Methodology, is a Scrum Master position higher than a Product Owner?

In Agile Methodology, is a Scrum Master position higher than a Product Owner, in terms of organizational hierarchy? At work, there traditional organizational charts is a must, how are Scrum Masters ...
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Is it possible to create a JIRA user with DL email and subscribe to filters?

I created a JIRA user with email ID of a distribution list (DL). I created a new filter from this user's login and did a 'personal subscription' expecting reports to be sent to the DL periodically. ...
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How to manage a situation when one team member doesn't want to participate in retrospectives?

Team works together for couple of months. They are somewhere between norming and performing phase. All team members are enthusiastic about their work and the product they work on. One of team members ...
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Updating derivatives of a template

I am creating a master schedule using multiple iterations of the same template. The template is copied to a new file, renamed for the start date and then added as a subproject to the master project. ...
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How to use 'swim lanes' to assign future feature implementations into releases?

I once remember seeing someone dividing all the features of a new product into swim lanes with a column for each functional area of the product and horizontal lanes to represent each development ...
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How to check for soft skills during recruitement?

Background Info In the past year or so we have been scaling in team size and I am responsible together with our CTO for recruiting candidates of all types of technical background (Frontend, backend, ...
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In scrum should incomplete stories be re-estimated or does the original estimate get burned down when it's finally completed?

If I have a story that's been estimated at 10 story points and we don't manage to complete it in a sprint how do you handle estimates for the sprint in which it's next included (assuming it gets ...
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How to manage Software projects with an intermediary?

When a company gets outsourced by a non-software company, the main issue comes when requirement acquisition is going on. For example, client company will look up to an Advertising company for a mobile ...
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Story point on team with separate technologies

Currently we do like this: we estimate backlog in hours on sprint planning we fill backlog by assign tasks to persons as each one has different technology background and we need to know how much of ...
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1answer
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Project Managing Upwards

Does anyone have any suggestions for managing upwards. Books, articles, blogs or papers? I have been told in a couple of performance reviews that I need to learn to manage upwards (in respect to ...
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357 views

How to keep track of all the goals of a large project?

I have a very large library project in-progress involving French linguistics - (it will be) multi-faceted to work with the many aspects of language, including algorithmic inflections/conjugations, ...
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How to create custom fields at project level in MS Project

Currently, I'm trying to create some custom fields, but I don't want to repeat them in all the tasks, I want to use the option of custom fields by project but the option is disabled. I want to know ...
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1answer
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The role of a product team in new product development

This question is specific to new product development. I am part of a medium size organization. In our organization, our executive team sets the product strategy. Once the product strategy is set, ...
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Best intro to Jira?

This is a bit of a broader question, but I hope this is the right place to ask. I think I need to provide a bit of backstory regarding my goals. We tried several different PM solutions (Wrike - ...
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1answer
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Export timescale data from MSproject to Excel

I'd like to export timescale data like work to an excel file from MSProject We are looking to make a custom dashboard in excel but all timescale are not available to export. It seems like VBA can do ...
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Best way to get data from MS Project to Excel

I have created an excel file that outputs a really nice report for me after taking the input of Task name, resources, start date and finish date. The excel file is quite complicated and isn't ...
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How to compute the real finish date?

I would like to compute the real finish date, I mean : If Start date is 01/01/2015. and the Duration is 7 days , the real finish date is supposed to be 07/01/2015 (or at least 08/01/2015). Please ...
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Why the Auto-scheduled Finish date is Wrong in this case , using MS Project 2013 ?

When I set a Auto scheduled task to Start date : 07/05/2015 , and Duration to 12 month. I get a Finish date of 07/06/2016. There is a problem ! The finish day is supposed to be : 07/05/2015. I ...
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Project start date calculation in a Finish to Finish dependency scenario

In a Project task Finish to Finish relationship scenario, assume there are only 2 tasks in a project. Task B should not be Finished until Task A is finished. Task A takes 2 days and assume it is ...
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What are effective techniques for conducting retrospectives for a geographically-distributed team?

Our team is distributed across two cities in EST and one city in PST. We heavily use Hangouts, Google Docs and other collaboration tools. Most advice and techniques for conducting retrospectives are ...
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Story Points mean effort but not time?

In Scrum, team assigns story points to tasks during planning poker. When explaining the meaning of points, the scrum master says it is effort. So if it is time consuming task but can be done easily or ...
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What is lead time?

I am struggling to truly grasp what lead time means on a Kanban project. I have read about it in several books but I still can't get my head around it. Can someone explain it.
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Time estimation and deadlines

I started working in my current job as an Android developer right after graduation (1.5 months ago), my first task was to build a complaint application which includes the following features: ...
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Fast start guide for ScrumMaster

I have been hired as a new ScrumMaster for two existing teams I would like a fast start guide to use as a plan of attack for how I should start. I am literally going to be dropped into the teams ...
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1answer
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Automatic Dependency Generator

I have a list of datasets which are required to deliver a large project. The project is comprised of various products. Each product has a requirement for one or more of the datasets. I am want to ...
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Can you add a person to watch a JIRA issue?

In some cases, I'd like to let a teammate watch an issue, and be informed of whatever is going on about that issue, even though the issue is not assigned to him/her. Is it possible to add a person to ...
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Is it possible to sort tasks by the order of a Custom attributes of a Custom Field?

This is not as simple as it seems to be. I have multiple tasks. That I group following a Custom field (text), called TypeC. The custom field can have Custom attributes that are already defined like ...
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Team productivity vs team size

I am looking for information about how the team size impact on project velocity. Let's assume that I have small project estimated on 300 h for single worker. What impact has got team size on ...
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How can you estimate workload for scrum when you have 4 disciplines in one team

We have been struggling with scrum for quite some time and I actually think one of the major problems is that each story takes multiple disciplines to complete (Design, IOS, Android, Backend). We ...
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Should a burndown chart be based on stories or tasks completed?

TL;DR; As the title reads: do you base your burndown chart on stories completed, or on tasks completed? Some background on why I'm asking this: I currently work in a software development team of 4 ...
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How to draw stacked column chart with custom text fields?

I am working on a report on MS Project 2013. In this report there is chart. The chart is based : NumberOftasks (Y-axis) which is a custom field of type number. Localization (X-axis) which is done ...
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Displaying a resource's tasks across multiple subprojects

I am having a bit of an issue getting the kind of report that I want from MS Project 2010. To get some background on my project, I am creating a master scheduled using multiple templates. The ...
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178 views

How shall developers clarify PBI during its implementation?

Should developers have direct communication with stakeholders during Product Backlog Items implementation for their clarification. Or should all communication go through Product Owner? On the Scrum ...
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What formula should I use to calculate a target date in google docs, based on total man-days, if the size of team will change during development?

I'm having a complete brain fart trying to figure this out. Let's say I have 600 man-days left of work to complete, and this is located in cell E3. I want to calculate the target date for completion ...
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Tasks of a PM in a Software project?

Can someone try to explain me the tasks of a PM in a software project? Especially during the stages of development, test and release. Can't figure out what benefit they bring to the team during ...
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ScrumBut. Does this term have any negative connotations?

I have always heard this word in a negative context. But I don't understand why? I don't see anything bad in deviating from the Scrum. Why not, if it works? Well used ScrumBan is ScrumBut too. Or even ...
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Counting PMP experience part time on multiple projects

I know you aren't allowed to claim hours for overlapping dates when you work full time because there are only 40 hours in a week. I wonder though how to document my situation. I usually have one big ...
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1answer
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How to visualize changing priorities between different projects so each group of stakeholders could see the relative importance of “their” own?

Current status: 30 open projects competing for a fixed pool of R&D resources and workers. Stakeholders from within the company spread among different areas of the company (Production, Tech ...
2
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1answer
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Automating processes within your organization?

Case: My company deals with creative tasks, which by default are difficult to automate: graphic design video editing / post-production audio composition & sound effects On the other side, for ...
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268 views

When it is time to do poker planning - during Story Time or during Sprint Planning

While doing scrum when it is time to do poker planning - during Story Time or during Sprint Planning? If it is during Story Time, then the only thing to do in Sprint Planning is to select stories for ...
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Temporarily adding external freelance developers to an existing developer team (aka. Hybrid Team). Pros and Cons?

What are the pros and cons of adding external software developers to an existing developer team for a small project? What are the pros and cons? For me: Pros: Development should in theory be ...

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