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Use of MS Project for tracking work time on service contracts (instead on project)

My concern is use of MS Project for employee time sheet, billing, planning and tracking work time on people/resources (developers, IT engineers) over a time under multiple "service contracts" instead ...
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What should a scrum master do if his manager insists on managing the team?

In an organisation they decided to hire a full time scrum master to help them transition to scrum. Most of the developers onshore and offshore were new to the company's huge system, and new to scrum. ...
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What is PRINCE2 methodology [closed]

In my final year report we were told to use small parts of PRINCE2 methodology with any other project management methodology of our choice (mine was agile) I've never studied PRINCE2 so I have no idea ...
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Who should make the final design and UX decisions on a team without a designer

Our team doesn't have a dedicated UX/design employee. Is is better for product or the engineers to have the final say for UX/design decisions? Or should it be a majority vote?
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Differences: Agile Software Development, Agile Projects with Scrum , Agile Project Management [closed]

My question is the fact of wanting to take a workshop but my goal is to provide releases to the user without necessarily to be the final product , which will serve me ? (Agile Software Development, ...
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How to create a visual product road map that follows agile?

My boss loves Gaant charts, because they give you a high level visual overview of the product roadmap. The problem with Gaant, it is fixed time related and goes completely against the concept of the ...
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Should this be an Agile/Scrum Questions stack exchange? [migrated]

Wouldn't it make more sense to have a distinct Agile group? What do you think are the benefits of having questions and answers from this two different worlds in this one group? Here are some ...
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What to do if a member of a team finishes all his sprint tasks ahead of schedule?

I run 1 week sprints, lately my sprints are finishing ahead of schedule (one day before the end of the sprint) for one member of the team. I know that some PMs wait until the next sprint cycle, ...
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Where is the value in walking the board with a detailed task board?

My team keeps a detailed record of in progress and blocked items on the team task board (format: To Do, In Progress, Done). The board is so detailed that meetings have turned into walking the board ...
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How can we deal with a big story that does not break down?

I'm a developer. We have a non-technical BA writing our stories. There are a few stories coming down the pipeline that have a small business description. These stories require an unusually large ...
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What are the benefits of PRINCE2 Agile?

I have recently heard about a new methodology that mixes PRINCE2 and Agile called PRINCE2 Agile. I was wondering what could be the benefits and reasoning behind this? As I understand PRINCE2 is a ...
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Reviewing Users on Resource Allocation DropBucket [closed]

My team is a group of people that I manage. We have different Draws/Folders/Collbas on our Drop Bucket system. Our resources are allocated as a means to an end rather than an end to a means what we ...
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Who performs a release and how is it estimated?

I have just joined and become the Scrum Master for a team at a company. I came in on the last three days of one of its many sprints. On the last day of the Sprint, they released the increment. This ...
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Am I implementing scrum properly?

First time doing this, seems to be working well. I am currently the Product manager/Scrum master, I have a team of 2 developers and a QA tester. Product is organised in the following way: Weekly ...
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Where I can find publicly available project data [closed]

I'm going to do some quantitative research on projects executed in Agile way (I focus on Scrum but possibly later I'll take Kanban, Lean, and other into consideration). The thing is that to do such ...
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How to organise manual testing in a scrum team?

In a scrum team there are automation testers and manual testers as well as database mid and front end developers. While the automation testers from the beginning of the sprint start creating tests to ...
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Agile Methodology on College projects? [closed]

I was developing an E-commerce web application using .Net framework for a school project. I have developed each module of these web app like sign in , signup , homepage etc and tested it before moving ...
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When are Story Points and priority estimated in the planning phase of agile?

In our agile requirements gathering sessions (not sure of the technical name sorry), where we engage with the product owner to list all stories that are required for the implementation, we typically ...
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What is the role of test manager in a scrum team?

In a company, they are transitioning from agile to scrum. They have hired a very skilled scrum master to facilitate change, they have an up to speed product owner, a development manager who is up to ...
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Advice for developer team leading his first project [closed]

I am a student developer team leading a comparatively small project with no experience in management. My team consists of a dozen students with little experience in development and little to no ...
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How should I handle Assignee for a JIRA ticket as Status changes?

We use JIRA's Scrum boards. As tickets are added into the Active Sprint, each ticket is assigned to a developer with a Status = "Open". The developer will then move it into "In Progress" to start ...
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Testing big systems in agile

In the organization I work for we have a HUGE product. It has about ~10 associated scrum teams. We have two types of releases: 1. The big ones 2. Service packs For #1, we have system QA. For #2, we ...
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As an Agile Coach, how do I deal with argumentative and uncooperative team members?

I an an Agile Coach and Scrum Master for a development team. One of developers has become impossible to work with because of her attitude towards in particular me and I am not sure how to handle it. ...
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How do I convert a JIRA Kanban board to a Scrum board

I initially set up a JIRA Kanban board and would now prefer to convert to a Scrum board...is there a way to do this without having to re-create the stories and epics that currently exist on the Kanban ...
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Does the team need 2 different Kanban boards for part-time work?

My development team splits there time between two completely distinct pieces of work. New functionality user stories Bugs which relate to a completely different product (1 day a week) Typically ...
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How to leverage Agile development benefits in a fixed-cost project?

I recently joined a company that has started moving towards "more agile" development. I've already been product owner for an internal software project and that worked reasonably well as far as I can ...
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Use cases for offline board

We as a team were using Offline Board to hold our tickets from tracking system (Jira in our case) for quite some time. Now we are finding that the tickets on the board do not work very well, but the ...
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Does multiple cards in progress by a single person reduce kanban efficiency

My development team is very new to kanban. We have already seen the benefits of the simply visualizing our process. However, as of late I have noticed developers picking up multiple cards at the ...
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Practising agile in deadline driven environments

As a I understand, Agile is based on the team's velocity, which means that the project deadline is based on their velocity. Problem 1 What do you do if you are a project manager, and the sales team ...
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How to measure percentage complete on an Agile project?

What do you do when management asks for a percentage complete on an Agile project?
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Can you use story points to measure growth?

We recently started using story points in our agile process, which is awesome. Because of this we are getting estimates for certain tasks and getting an idea of our velocity. However, I am curious ...
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Who is responsible for risk management in Agile-style deliveries?

I have a lot of experience of waterfall-style deliveries (or more accurately, incremental waterfall since I don't know of anyone who still does actual rigid waterfall any more), but none whatsoever in ...
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How does a scrum team measure its productivity against its productivity pre-scrum?

In our company, we are moving some teams to scrum. Before scrum, it seems we don't have a lot of visibility into the productivity of the teams, and we don't necessarily have a way to measure the ...
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Agile Scrum Sprint Review (demo) and declined user stories

I have a question about the Sprint review (demo) meeting from Scrum, which is held at the end of each sprint in combination with repositories and the git workflow. I know that unfinished work from ...
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Estimating the project time and cost while preparing the proposal of a project

I'm working in a medium sized company as a CTO, the business side in the company is sending an average of 5 proposals/day to be estimated in terms of working hours and cost for each proposal. In that ...
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Agile, peer vs roundtable programming

I am a scrum master of a team and I want to improve learning in between team. We are learning new things every day and I thought that roundtable programming would go a long way. Here is my idea: We ...
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Help me reconcile my title of project manager with performing roles of a scrum master

I am a PMP and I have been assigned to a software development project and given the title of Project Manager. There is no technical project manager for this project and this is a balanced matrix ...
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Best measurable units for non cross-functional team estimation

I have a new development team and I want to use Story Points for high-level estimation. But I have two problems: My new team is not cross-functional (we are trying to solve this, but this is a slow ...
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Should a Scrum team formally track daily commitments?

Should a Scrum team be tracking the daily commitments each team member makes during the Daily Scrum? We write them down in a kind of a mini task manager, and then we mark them as done during the work ...
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Recreation of user stories for common functionality/screens between Releases?

To provide a background, we have created UI forms from Business Unit A for the end users to fill. Once completed/filled the UI form flows through the defined workflow, where different users in ...
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Scrum Master for 3 Development Teams

I have been tasked with being the scrum master for 3 development teams. This is not something I would recommend doing but my boss has laid down the law. Does anyone know or have any tips for how I ...
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Who decides minimum functionality for a story during planning?

I'm working on a team with 1 week sprints. We have a feature that provides a status indicator for a long running job processing up to thousands of files. There will be some development work to obtain ...
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How many people during the initial meeting with the client?

We're a small team (2 developers and 2 designers), experimenting with Agile. Tomorrow is our first big meeting with a new client. I'm wondering, How many people do you include in the Meeting? ...
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How can we track the status of very large, very broad user stories in our web development process?

I'm looking into using user stories for our next web project. For example: There will be a homepage with some information and the latest projects for the client. How could you turn this into one ...
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Using Story points for billing and the team size

I'm learning a lot about Agile, I'm working in a small web development company. The one big issue remains: Billing For example when working in story points, We can calculate that the team has a ...
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How to label convergence of simultaneous tasks in PERT chart?

I am trying to create a PERT chart to show the application of Agile to a certain workflow. There is a node which diverges into 4 parallel edges/nodes, representing 4 tasks which are completed ...
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How to make a retrospective focus on certain issues which I have already identified

My team has certain issues which I have already determined, namely: They are not pairing enough Their cycle time is very high They break timeboxed tasks The team is not splitting QA work equally, ...
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Retrospective: difference between gathering data and generating insights?

I am reading a book called Agile Retrospectives and the author suggests splitting retro's into 4 stages. Two of the stages seem so similar: Gathering Data and Gathering insights, seem the same as I ...
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Scaled scrum/agile frameworks (SAFe vs. Nexus vs. LeSS) comparison

Would someone please shed some light on the differences between: LeSS: http://less.works/ Nexus: https://www.scrum.org/Resources/The-Nexus-Guide SAFe: http://www.scaledagileframework.com/ ...
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How to manage story points when several developers work on 1 story?

My team consists of 2 backend devs, 1 front end dev and designer. Lets pretend we have next user story: As a user I want to sign-in/sign-out to use the system Designer says that it is equal to ...