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What's the best way to deal with customers that do not know what they want?

Currently working with a customer who keeps on requesting changes. This is preventing me from signing the project off. Thoughts?
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How to tell a client 'no'

For a client project, we have a client who is always looking for free add ons. The problem is that when I tell them 'no, we can do this but it will cost you' they go ultra emotional and kick up an ...
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Change Request to change scope

We're running a project and we come to conclusion that the approach used in the project to handle the business issue is not performing as expected. We're changing the scope of the project to meet the ...
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How to decide if a “quick, small change” should be implemented?

In my blog I assert that (in software projects) the quick, small change does not exist. Let's define the quick, small change as a 30-second task. Let's take a simple task: Deleting the extra period ...
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How to create a champion advocating change in a loose organisation

My company has a new governmental customer that is causing me a major headache. That customer is a group of loosely based organisations existing within a regional hub. The regional hub has budget ...
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Custom software development, dealing with change requests?

We are currently developing an in house solution. The trouble that we are having is that the main stake holder is cultivating the idea as he goes along, leading to endless change requests. I am ...
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Selling agile to stakeHolders hostile to change

Have you ever worked with a stakeholder who revelled in being known as the busiest man in the office? Everything is an elevator pitch? They've seen it all. How best to pitch the benefit of going ...
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IT Consultant engagement in a project [closed]

I have been asked as an IT consultant to help an insurance company to upgrade their legacy Information management system to more reliable and user friendly one which has to last for the next 7 years. ...
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What do I do with the excess WIP when starting a conversion to Kanban?

We're about to shift to a Kanban process, but (as one would expect) there is way too much WIP already underway in the organization. If our day one Kanban board reflects the current state, it could ...
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Is change management certification valuable? [closed]

Along the same lines as this question on PM certification, I'm trying to work out the value of change management certification. Note that here I'm talking about managing and gaining acceptance for ...
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Agile “Open Source” Content Creation framework

I work for an agile consulting practice. We now have over twenty coaches and about half again that number of other key contributors. We're wanting to create an agile framework to support the ...
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Communicating change impact to clients

I am working with a technical client ( means he himself developed that website from some other developer by his instructions and code is now code is completely messed up ) and he has mentioned in the ...
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Kurt Lewin's 3 stage change process: which stage has the most resistance?

Is there in Kurt Lewin's 3 stage change process (Wiki) any "resistance distribution" or all stages have nearly equal resistance level? If so, which stage actually has the most resistance level?
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Does a Product Owner submit to Change Control before re-grooming Product Backlog?

In your experience, have you found it beneficial to enforce Change Control upon a Product Owner after the Product Backlog has been agreed? IE If he/she wishes to change the scope by adding in/taking ...
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Factors to consider for Merging two or more IT Operations team into ONE

I believe this question falls under a Project from the Management side. But I would appreciate any help or resources for the scenario. The project as an IT Manager, is responsible for ...
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How to track change requests over a functional document

Functional requirements tend to mature as the time goes by, and the initial versions of requirements for a project are usually based on assumptions (otherwise the work would never start). As the ...
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How to manage projects/to-do lists efficiently?

We are a software company being outsourced by another company. Procedures for meetings, new projects, and to-do lists are emails, emails and more emails; no calling, no skyping, just emails. By this ...
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How to do a business case reboot?

Background I’ve been tasked with updating the business cases underlying several projects in a program that is significantly over-schedule and over-budget. I’m anticipating that this exercise will ...
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A development workflow for a team of 3 developers that minimizes outside interruptions?

My question is similar to these two topics; A software development workflow for a company of 2-4 developers? How to manage a Web Project but where my team fails is when we are all working on ...
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How do you modify a delivered user story?

If you delivered a user story in a previous sprint and then need to make changes to that feature in the current sprint, what do you do? Examples: Change the user interface (UI) of a screen. Change ...
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how to handle multiple project managers?

I am a team leader. My team handles multiple projects. Each has a different project manager. Our priorities keep changing according to deals the company is about to close. The project managers ...
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How do you professionally manage the whole procedure of a small web project?

I am a web designer/developer and I take some projects from individual clients that include the whole construction procedure of a website. That includes: planning wireframing communication with ...
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How should a drastic deviation in overall design be managed in Scrum?

We are starting a Sprint today, first day of a 3-week Sprint. Our requirements from the client are still evolving, so remaining hours are estimated on some unclear values. How should a deviation in ...
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Does a change request change the requirement specification?

Imagine this: You are working on a already developed system in a stable release and now there is a change request coming up. Do you need to rewrite/change the requirement specification (and update the ...
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How do I end crashed sprints and remain responsive to the customer?

We have been using Scrum methodology and have been mostly successful, but there are few weeks where the sprints are totally crashed by customer demands or defects. Is there a better way of handling ...
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How does the team deliver consistent velocity when user stories are de-scoped mid-way through a sprint?

We are using the Rally tool for managing our sprints. Mid-way through one of the sprints, the Product Owner de-scoped two user stories. These two stories are complex user stories carrying 8 story ...
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Mitigation Plan for revenue outflows arising from unresolved implementation issues in change management gaps [closed]

Good day! Looking for recommendations / mitigation plans for revenue outflows arising from unresolved implementation issues and change management gaps?
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Documents needed for everyday changing requirements

I am working on a project in which almost everyday we get new requirements that need to be done ASAP. Probably, this is what the client wants. I am curious to know if this is call "Agile" project. ...
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How to Introduce Uncertainty without Scaring a Customer?

Recognizing uncertainty is fundamental to an Agile mindset. When leading the transition to a more agile mindset, how do you tell your customer that you, as a development team, generally operate in a ...
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How to go about taking over a failing project?

I work for a pretty small company employing less than 150 people, for the last 35 years this company has never had any sort of project managers and every project that they have had has always come ...
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From ScrumMaster (or any agile coach) to a direct line manager - how do people change their behavior?

I've been working as an agile coach for little over one year for one team. Recently I became a line manager for the same team. So now I'm agile coach and line manager in one. How can people change ...
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Looking for recommendations for Project and Change Management tools

I'm currently researching software project management tools for a team of 12 developers. In addition to project management, we'd like to handle help desk tickets and a SOX compliant change management ...
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Is it useful to create a “crisis”, and how should you guide a team?

I'm currently listening to David Snowden talking about complex adaptive systems (a team producing software counts). In Agile software coaching and project management, I've heard that one of the ...
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Driving process change within a company that only has recently viewed its software as a competitive advantage

I have recently changed roles ( 4+ years ) as a product manager within an organization with previous years spent as a business analyst within a mid-sized agile software development firm and I have ...
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How to Introduce innovative change in organizational processes when upper management defends status quo

I have been involved in a couple of project for the past year, and I have been lucky to work with the brilliant team. I noticed that in each of these project there seem to be one or two persons who ...
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What techniques or frameworks help with influencing organizational change?

There's change that starts at the grassroots level, where the people who hold the vision for change don't have the authority to just make it happen. What can help? Even if the person with the vision ...
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If taking over a project, should the new PM have to stick to the previous PM's estimates?

A new PM taking over a project "mid stream" will need to get up to speed with all of the documentation, objectives, etc. If the previous PM had produced estimates that the new PM doesn't agree with, ...
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Testing and customer acceptance of a project is dragging on forever

I'm the only software developer and project manager for the technical side of a project we're delivering for one of our clients. We initially agreed to and signed-off on a high-level spec that we ...
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How do I get my manager to understand that our project needs to stop here, and that we have to be on a new track?

Let's say, I've been working on a watch. This is your ordinary pocket watch, it has hands, gears, shows the time... About a month passes, and they want us to make this into a wrist-watch, still with ...
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How to approach a project given to new PM during execution with vague requirements?

One of our PMs just got a new project that was on the execution phase with vague requirements. Because of these vague requirements, the Client have requested many changes, and the product development ...
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What is change management?

What is change management? How do we do it in software development? What are most popular or best methodologies for it. Can anybody suggest good reading about it. Thanks.