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How to manage a project when not every member is proficient in a common language?

I am currently building a Project Management Plan for a new project where members will come from different cultural background. I clearly identified that not all the project members will share ...
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How do I manage/oversee multiple agile teams around the world?

I have been tasked to manage multiple agile teams in different business areas and geographical regions (time zone problems). Has anyone got any experience with this? It seems like the job will be more ...
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How to keep momentum moving in the absence of critical requirements?

I have a less-than-ideal situation; A project with extremely tight timing and an engineering team expected to develop against a moving target. We have a research/user experience team delivering draft ...
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Scrum and Organizational Structure

I am working in a company that wants to migrate their development process to Scrum. The company did not have much of a development process up to now but had well organised sales and marketing ...
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What is “agile's answer” to projects that come in many shapes and sizes with different scope?

We have a set of teams and they are trying to go Agile. Lets say each team support one application and we have a total of 4 teams and 4 applications. When we projects that are all within a team / ...
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Scaling software development teams

I've been reading on this subject for a while now, but still can't come up with a workable solution for my situation to scale a development department. May be someone can advise me on where to go from ...
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What is an appropriate quality standard for requirements specifications?

In my role as a Business Analyst working for a offshore company (7 developers, 4 QA, 1 PM, 1 Architect) but being onsite, I go through the Business Requirement Document's, Epics and Stories briefed by ...
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How can I manage multiple large, parallel, distributed projects with different workforce commitment levels?

I'm starting a Games Development club. I'll be thrown lots of people with their own skill-sets, commitment levels, goals, etc. I need to ensure they are pointed towards appropriate yet stimulating ...
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How to facilitate communication and peer reviews on a distributed scrum team?

We have a Scrum team of 3 developers, a scrum master, and a product owner. Everyone works out of their home (except the product owner who works at his organization's headquarters). In the past, we ...
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What tools do you use for distributed scrum backlog/board [closed]

Which tools do you guys use for your distributed scrum teams? I have had a look at Jira, Teamspace, Scrumworks and wanted to know if there any others used in the community. If possible please state ...
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Remote developers: does seeing a result really matter?

I am interested in a psychology-related issue. Let's imagine that we have a consulting company (and let's call it BusinessSoftwareInc) which does small and medium software projects for its clients. ...
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Creating synopses of existing movies - hire a team, or crowdsource?

To create a movie database website for a regional language industry, I would like to know whats the best way to acquire/build a large collection of movie synopses for my site. Currently I have thought ...
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How to integrate a remote person in a Scrum team?

We have hired a new team member who lives in another country. This is not like a team split across 2 locations - he is alone there. What things should we consider doing in such a case: in order to ...
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What recommendations for project and client management software for distributed, new team [closed]

I am looking for recommendations for software that provides a one stop shop for client and project management. At the moment we are using a couple of unrelated bits of software which are cumbersome ...
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Make them understand we need a DMS

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 ...
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eXtremely Distributed Software Development

In my previous post, Remote start up company software development. I have received a suggestion that XDSD will be useful in my case. The next question is how to do it?
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Management by Walking Around (with a remote team)

Management by Walking Around (or Wandering About) is an extraordinarily effective (yet simple) way to keep your finger on the pulse of your team, to build relationships, and hear about problems and ...
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Is it possible to manage an agile project with international team members?

Some of the hallmarks of agile projects work best with a co-located team, perhaps all working out of the same bullpen where face to face interaction is the norm. In fact, some of the principles ...
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Managing projects across time zones

When managing a project that involves participants across the globe, it is quite manageable for any two timezones to meet (someone will be at the end of their shift while someone is starting theirs), ...