I am thinking of using iPad as a Scrum tool to Skype/Google Hangout to coordinate better with our offshore team in a different country. I am planning to hang the iPad onto the scrum board ...
How to keep a requirements gathering discussion focused on business needs and not technical details?
I'm certain that acquiring the business requirements from the clients and providing the work items for the developer teams are always a headache for experienced business analysts as well. A few days ...
I am a project manager of a development team. Oftentimes, the deadline for the development project is not met. About my team: I have 4 people in my team, and they are older than me. Sometimes I ...
Scrum by the book says "Interactions over processes and tools" which kind of implies that tools should be avoided. This is plain easy when the team is co-located but how does it go when a team is ...
When managing a team of 40-50 team members, are there good processes and templates to monitor project progress? We do daily standup meetings and weekly email reports, but we're looking for more ...
I have put this in SE-PM as in my eyes, it affects Project Managers the most. I have just landed a role as a product engineer for a software product in a mid-sized company (around 100 staff across ...
I'm going to be in charge of administration/communications in a small project (16 programmers in total including myself). We're all fourth year computer engineering majors, and we'll be developing ...
In project management, what criteria makes an effective email status report, and how often should a status report be sent to be useful?
Robin: Department of Correction Robin, a senior consultant for a large consulting firm, was just assigned to be the project manager for a $100 million project to upgrade the information systems for ...
Is it more useful that all the people in a team to communicate with the client or should there be one person - i.e. the project manager that does all the communication and then informs the other ...
What metrics do you use in order to report performance of a software development project? And how do you collect them?
Report Performance is one of the processes being done by a project manager in every project (according to PMBOK). Performance metrics have to be reported to a project control board in order to allow ...
Report Performance (especially if it is behind plans) is a responsibility of a project manager (according to PMBOK). Very often adequate and accurate reporting of insufficient performance will provoke ...