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Is the source code for TeamForge Project Management system available for build and reuse?

As we know CloudForge is a hosted Project management system with SVN/GIT repository, Issue tracking and other features. Is this available as a download that i can build and host in my private network ...
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1answer
85 views

Would Scrum & Kanban work for a small organisation with several “projects”

Background My question deals with introducing Scrum and/or Kanban in a small organisation (currently 9 employees), but with several more or less distinguished areas of focus, some including only one ...
3
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2answers
80 views

Scrum Sprint Length Study?

Does anyone know of a (reasonably) rigorous study done on benefits and drawbacks of different sprint lengths? I certainly have read (and have my own) anecdotal experience, but am curious to know if ...
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2answers
48 views

How to track and manage tooling issues?

In every complex project, we use a lot of external dependencies and tooling. Of course, they have bugs. Thanks to Github and the like, it is very easy to fork a project and track issues in libraries ...
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1answer
24 views

justify answer using waterfall model [on hold]

If one company make a product in 10 days using water fall model and another company make a same product in 5 days using water fall model it is possible are not justify
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1answer
29 views

MS-Project: any ideas on how to approach defining a MINIMUM work assignment per day for resources?

I am currently working on a high level project plan with all our department's projects and resources allocated to each project (roughly like 10% during 2 months, 20% during 2 weeks, etc.). This is to ...
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5answers
85 views

How does one integrate reward systems at an individual level into an Agile landscape, without damaging team cohesion?

I have recently been working and immersing myself in the Agile space. Among other things, I have been inspired by the promise it holds for empowering a team and maximizing efficiency. However, I have ...
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0answers
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Do you have clear orders from your project manager? [closed]

Do you know what to do? How fast? If you do it well? If your project manager is satisfied? Do you fear losing your job not knowing why? Do you know how promotions are granted? Business administration ...
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0answers
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Does virtual management means never meeting your employees? [closed]

Does virtual means using the web in the same room or communicating at distance in other towns or countries? If you see you coworker(s), are you in a virtual relationship? If you don't see him or her? ...
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0answers
26 views

Are you afraid of a job evaluation if you are not the project manager? [closed]

Do you know the criterions on witch you are going to be evaluated? Is there an evaluation of your work in your team? By who?
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1answer
37 views

In JIRA, when I moved issues from one project to another, they don't show up in Agile view, but show up in project view

Recently I moved a bunch of JIRA issues from one of my projects to another. When I created a JIRA Agile board for the new project (just based off on the new project, no special filters) I could not ...
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0answers
26 views

Training for Microsoft project [closed]

I am looking forward to take up training for MS Project. I will be managing multiple projects and it demands using MS project so I wanted to learn it. Can somebody please recommend a good online ...
2
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4answers
169 views

How do I improve the development process at our small startup?

I work for a small, independent software development startup. We’ve been in business for nearly three years now and things are going pretty well. We’ve got a pretty steady stream of projects for an ...
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1answer
25 views

How to approach a project naming activity for Junior Prom?

I've been given a school project where I have to come up with a name for our junior prom. I already made some up like "rendezvous under the stars," but I can't think of anything else. How should I ...
4
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4answers
296 views

Who should decide about changes in the process - Scrum Master or the whole Scrum Team?

I need some clarification about how the changes should be introduced within the process in a Scrum Team and how a Scrum Master should approach it. By changes in the process I mean for example: ...
2
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3answers
128 views

Minimum PM documents for a small IT company

I work in a small software company (1-50 Employees) as assistant project manager. I have been studying the PMP study notes for quite a while now and wondering that there are too many documents ...
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1answer
54 views

Whats the definition and name of the “No development methodology”

I am struggling with finding a good solid name for development processes that is described best as either "Non existing", "Homegrown" or "We whipped it out ourselves and it rocks". I need this name ...
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1answer
56 views

Awarding responsibilities in a small, but multi-leveled company

Today, we stumbled upon an abstract problem due to the lack of experience. Five of us are starting a company, everything is carefully planned and organised, but... When we tried to split ...
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1answer
28 views

Calculating a running sum of subtask cost amounts

How can a Summary task reflect a running sum of subtask input amounts?
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4answers
75 views

When does a junior PM become a senior PM?

At the moment in my company we have only PM, and as we are a small team we know who would fit for the type of project we have, based on our experience. As our company grows rapidly, we hired a HR ...
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1answer
56 views

Spreadsheet which allows me to tweak effort in days, team size and cost [on hold]

I am looking for a fairly simple spreadsheet that will allow me to estimate the cost and duration of a software development project. I am looking for something in excel format. So the two questions ...
0
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1answer
22 views

REP training - 35 hours expiry

I have attended a class room training from a REP two years back and some how I was not able to prepare for the exam and I didn't register with PMI either. Now I want to attend the exam and going to ...
0
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4answers
138 views

Best way to evaluate software engineers' performance?

What is a good mechanism to evaluate software engineers' performance? We need to have a PAR session every year so would like to know how to proceed and what mechanism is used within the industry. ...
3
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5answers
108 views

What are the disadvantages of the Scrum Master being the hierarchical superior in the company?

In a small- to mid-size company trying to implement scrum, it may very well happen that the hierarchical superior of the Team members becomes the Scrum Master (short of being able to fund a full-time ...
5
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4answers
937 views

Having problems within development team re approach

Noob PM here - I have a project with 3 developers (one of whom is tech lead), a BA, and a tester. The tech lead (hereafter referred to as TL) is responsible (on the RACI) for the technical output of ...
4
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3answers
145 views

Advice for a Non-Technical Newbie Scrum Master

I have recently joined a fantastic company which prides itself on its Agile philosophy and work ethic. I am a VERY junior Project Manager, and the more I learn about Scrum and Agile, the more I want ...
2
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4answers
66 views

How to encourage coworkers to engage in knowlege-transfer?

We are a small company, with projects requiring 1 to ~5 coworkers at a time, that are nearly never in our own offices. In short, we are highly distributed and have very rare chances to spread ...
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0answers
42 views

Product Management - methodology and tools to manage 10 - 20 products [on hold]

I'm a product manager and every year I manage 10 - 20 products, each with their own unique timelines and resources. Is there a methodology/tool to just manage the timeline aspect of it? We have ...
0
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1answer
56 views

Is there guidance for Agile Refactoring within a large Waterfall Project?

I am acting as Project Support to a large multinational that is keen to embrace Agile - although it is really just Scrum that they are referring to. The ERP migration is traditional Waterfall but ...
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1answer
39 views

Are you more efficient leading you project virtually or in person? [closed]

Is physical contact making a difference in efficiency, motivation and profitability?
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1answer
39 views

How much Java should a Web Design team member know? [closed]

We have a Java/Web team with several Java developers and a web designer. The "developers" handle everything from the database layer up to the sending of pages to the browser (using JSP pages). The ...
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2answers
101 views

What should be the PMO's role in a Scrum Enviroment?

As we all know Scrum defines 3 roles Product Owner, Scrum Master and the Team. Kanban chart is used to track progress, Velocity is used to measure SPI, Epic, Story and tasks are actually used to ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

MS-Project 2010: Task end-date seems to be calcuated incorrectly

I am using MS-Project 2010 and have noticed something peculiar in how "end-date" of the task is dislayed. I obeserve the following behavior: 1. I set the task to start on Monday. 2. I set the ...
1
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1answer
35 views

S Curves, Comparing where you should be and where you are

If you are using Earned Value, you can create an S Curve that shows your planned value across time. As you add actuals and take earnings, you can show the AC curve and EV curve and compare it ...
1
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2answers
54 views

Does Scaled Agile Framework really help to scale agile in bigger organizations?

Could anybody share whether SAFe has helped practically scale agile development in bigger organizations. Is there any other similar methodology or best practices document that could help with agile ...
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2answers
24 views

Who decides to add new feature in any project or not and what factors are taken into consideration?

What factors are taken in consideration when adding/eliminating features, and who is responsible to add new feature in any project or to change -lets say- UI components to increase usability new ...
3
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3answers
436 views

Can an unexperienced person be a manager?

I am new to asking question on this site, So please comment if you want me to delete this question or feel free to edit this question if you think this is not a good question. I am facing one ...
2
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2answers
67 views

When (if at all) is it okay to break the WIP limit?

Let's assume that I have a kanban board that has a "Test" column with a WIP limit of x. In the general case, I should not add a card to this column until there is a free space -- at least one card has ...
1
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4answers
81 views

Non-viability of a project

I'm aware that this question has some similarities to one that has already been asked but my position is slightly different I feel and therefore hopefully justifies asking for some advice. The ...
0
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3answers
83 views

Are some stories implicit in agile elaboration

I sometimes find myself wondering if some of the user stories we are elaborating should just be implicitly implied. For example, if I had a user story of As an administrator I wish to be able to ...
0
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1answer
36 views

lead and lag times

in the Project Management framework I am developing http://www.lowcoupling.com I have defined a Domain Specific Language enabling a declarative description of schedules and plans. Like Project ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

Project manager in scrum and communicating with the customer

In my current project I'm very confused about my role and who I should go through in regards to getting information about requirements/stories and who I ask questions from. Project team: 1 x ...
0
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2answers
50 views

How to track impact on planning due to scope changes?

I face a recurrent issue where actual work done for my projects by team constantly surpasses the planned work for the same. Primary reason being scope changes that leads to inclusion of new ...
1
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0answers
62 views

How to put a schmoozer to use? [closed]

Can anybody point me to some recommended practices, quality metrics, or at least appropriate search terms in the project management domain for the following problem: Directing and measuring ...
1
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1answer
31 views

How can I convert existing tasks and subtasks to subprojects in Project 2010

I understand how to create a subproject and insert the subproject into a master project. Is there a way to take an existing task (and its subtasks) in a master project and convert them to a new ...
2
votes
6answers
136 views

When developing the same app for multiple platforms how do you keep the implementation aligned

We have an Android native app and now want to build an iOS native version. We work scrum / kanban process. How best can we ensure that the Features / User Stories implementation on both versions ...
3
votes
4answers
257 views

Why use hybrid Scrum and XP?

Why is the most common Agile software development approach a hybrid of Scrum and XP? Why do you think its a good idea to use them together? (if I am not aloud to ask for opinion based question ...
3
votes
2answers
95 views

Scrum Sprint Review without the stakeholders

I am working in a pretty small startup and we've just started doing scrum. The team consists of me as the scrum master (but also a developer), the product owner which is also the owner of the company ...
4
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3answers
110 views

Methodology to Predict Future Workload

I am working on a prediction of future growth of a workshop (50 – 100 manual workers). The idea is to develop how and in what way we would like to grow this facility. I am looking for a methodology or ...
0
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2answers
58 views

Setting up priorities for the team of developers [closed]

Let's say we need to create a new system for internal use. You will have to set up priorities for the team of developers. To start using this new system, the product could be released with 6 ...

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