The documentation tag is for questions about documentation of processes and projects in the field of project management.

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What does MOS and RA stand for in IT project?

My customer asked if I can do an MOS and RA. RA should be risk analysis if I'm not mistaken. But what is MOS?
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How much code documentation should an effective Scrum Team produce?

As part of the audit and compliance for my company (PLC), any Agile Projects are treated as a normal Waterfall Projects for review purposes although run according to Scrum best practice. We don't ...
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What are the best ways to specify project deliverables to non technical persons

I have a list of deliverables below (draft) Client Side User interface design for mobile app Registration module to allow end user register to the system by providing their personal information and ...
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Which common file naming schemes are available for project management?

Are there ISO (or other) standards which suggest a naming scheme for office files like Q-2014-01-02_ObelixAndCo.pdf (example for a quotation) O-2014-01-04_ObelixAndCo.pdf (example for an order ) ...
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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 should technical writers fit within a Scrum team?

I think my company could benefit from adding a technical writer to the team; making sure our output is unified and of a high quality. For our current project we need to produce a range of documents, ...
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Documenting institutional knowledge and legacy systems

I am a long-tenured employee at my company and have become the subject matter expert for our business rules and the reasoning behind them. Additionally, I'm the last person around that knows the ...
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What should be included in a comprehensive “plan of attack” document?

Its common for most software development processes to begin with a plan of attack, in which you could find the following topics: The context of the clients company A summary of the business ...
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Project documentation (initiation, requirements, etc) on a WIKI versus requirements word document?

A team was having a debate where historically we had project documentation (requirements analysis, technical specs) put together large Microsoft word documents. Looking back over time, I have found ...
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What is good criteria for deciding what constitutes an individual task?

My own background is in software dev and I've started work as a network engineering PM recently. In my previous PM work, creating documentation was a separate task. It was sometimes done by the ...
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What are the required documents should I prepare In order to start my Project

I am preparing to start my new project which is Developing open source ERP System What really I am confusing about: How to start : what is the first step should I begin with. ( Preparing the ...
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Create team activities that will lead to an improved documentation process

One of my goals for this year is to try to improve the documentation process within the R&D-department. My first step have been to sit down with each developer and talk about documentation in ...
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Maintaining consistency over documents

In the company that I work for we have documents covering system requirements, standards, user acceptance, etc. each of these are maintained manually. If a change to the requirements is made then it ...
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How best to 'leanify' test case documentation?

I'm currently reviewing some test case artifacts for various project teams as standardized by our organization. However, I'm a bit appalled to find that a lot of content is being captured in documents ...
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Documenting PMP Experience [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I apply for PMP without experiences in all processes? What are the requirements for obtaining these certifications? I am a new member here and getting ready to take ...
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What a good Lessons Learned paper should include?

I'm preparing a Lessons Learned paper and I wonder what such paper should contain. I found this post: http://www.ehow.com/how_8014106_write-lessons-learned-report.html, some of the points listed there ...
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How can I connect Project Issues to Project Deliverables in a Post-Mortem document?

I'm conducting a Post-Mortem Review with Senior Management, regarding a project that had multiple unfulfilled/half-fulfilled deliverables that caused issues for clients. The deliverable for the ...
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Is there any alternative to MS-Project server to build a collaborative deployment plan?

Objective Questions: How do you guys coordinate cross-team deployment plans? Are you still using the old school Excel for these plans? How do you rearrange tasks in a way the dependencies between ...
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Is it correct to refer to a 'post mortem' session even for successful projects?

It might be a silly question for non-latin speakers, but it's odd to hear about a post-mortem meeting for a successful project since this expression means 'after death'. I know that this can be also ...
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What are the metrics for software documentation?

I would like to get information about measurements and metrics for documentation work in a project. The project can be itself limited to documentation as a deliverable or documentation as part of ...
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How to start off a project plan documentation for research oriented projects?

I have planned all the tasks using MS Project 2007. I used shots of Gantt chart, Network diagram and critical path. Can the project documentation plan have the following contents? Project ...
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Tool for writing progress logs/documentation? [closed]

I'm looking for tool (web application/service) that would allow me to write progress logs. I like to document what i'm doing over time, so i can look back what i was doing, what am i doing wrong, and ...
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What artifacts does Scrum require for application design and systems documentation?

I have been a developer for awhile. Recently, I got promoted within my team. Now I am responsible for application design and documentation, and am thinking of following the Scrum methodology. We are ...
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What is an “implementation plan”?

I was recently given the task of creating an implementation plan document. When I asked for an example of one that I could look at, I was told to look at the Project Plan that had already been ...
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Is there any 'pocket guide' with the differences between countries' labor laws? [closed]

Working on a multi cultural environment, one of the problems that's haunting some projects we have are the differences between two countries' laws. I know that there are as much laws as there are ...
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How to select a good Project Documents generation solution?

Within duration of project I often have to communicate various things to the clients. The projects I'm working on are very flexible, so often I receive from the client set of changes to implement and ...
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Can Letter of Award (LOA) or Service Order be considered as a Project Charter?

If the customer issues a Letter of Award or service order and asks us to provide a service in the form of a project, can it be considered as a Project Charter?
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Project Management Document to prepare for Technical Team Leader

I am recently promoted to team lead, with this, my organization has also recently started to following the process of software development life cycle, but so far not too many things are streamlined. ...
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Software project workflow template for the lonely programmer?

My problem is simple: I am the only software developer in an organization trying to start organizing projects for me. Management directors don't care and ignore EVERYTHING about corporate governance ...
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Evidences and experience letter for PMP

I am working in one of the very big petrochemical project from IT construction to startup. I'm still working there. I have been working in the operations department, not exactly in project ...
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Technical Specification Tools

I am planning to write a technical specification document / functional specification for my personal project. Can anybody suggest any useful links / tools / templates that can help me? I am mainly ...
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Release Notes Best Practices

What are some tips for writing good release notes? Any best practices or examples? My audience is both my QA department and the executive team.
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What document/diagram is must have for a software project? [closed]

I'm a newbie PM. I am a programmer before. So, what document/diagram is needed or better to have in a software project?
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Is manuscript (handwritten documentation) used in project management?

In today's world, is there any place for manuscript documentation? Can manuscript be used nowadays? Some people still favor paper over digital media, then how to document such things? If developer ...
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2 years of Dev Experience to a Project Manager

I have a 2 years of .NET experience in enterprise architecture. Plus I hold a Masters Degree in Management (Not MBA, 1st yr of MBA). Now I am moving to a software consulting company of less than 50 ...
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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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What are typical legal and technical documents that you would provide with a solution as a vendor?

What typical legal and technical documents do you provide with a solution as a software vendor? Documents would be like: SLA Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions When you are responding to a ...
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How to structure a “work package”?

Could someone give me the information about how one structures the s.c. "work packages"? I have never done this before but that's my task now. I need to describe use-cases, preliminary definitions, ...
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Project Charter Template [closed]

I actually just answered a question for someone who was curious about Project Charter Templates and the rest of their question included things like PIDs, SOWs, and Project Proposals, and I decided ...
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Documents to make for larger appspot projects

My appspot projects are growing and I'm making an SDD ("system design document") and an RAD ("requirements analysis document") for every larger project I deliver (currently 2 and 2 others are also ...
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Where should one put a large Gantt chart in a project report?

I made a Gantt chart for my computing project at university. I am writing up the thesis at the moment and I am wondering where I should put my Gantt chart. I currently have my Gantt chart taking up a ...
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Document for component manangement

We have lots of reusable component [software] in our organization. I have a task to explain/define/eloborate in them a document [probably, a resuable component document]. But I am unable to get such ...
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What information hub are you using in your work?

I have team working over internet. In that case is very important to have a good information hub. The hub can be integrated with the task management system but this isn't required. My team is working ...
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What is the preferred number of tasks to assign?

I am going to lead a small team for the first time in my career and I am determined to not subject my team to the same issues that I perceive to have been subjected to as a programmer. This question ...
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Who should see the Vision and Scope document?

We're about to meet some influential people on my project's field (at least they're influential in my country), data mining, mainly looking for some advice and, why not, a possible alliance in a mid ...
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is javadoc a good way to support software quality in documentation of code? [closed]

I have generated the javadoc for my app, but my question is if I want really support software quality in documentation of code, Its just ok with the javadoc, or what else to do? thanks
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What are the metrics for a good SRS (Software Requirement Specification)?

I have been searching but all that I have found is the characteristics of a good SRS (Software Requirement Specification). What are the metrics you could use to verify it is good?
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How and What to Learn - New to Product Management

What documentation, skills & tasks should a new (Technical) Product Manager concentrate on learning first to effectively do their job? I have read this Wikipedia article, and it didn't answer my ...
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Archiving Useful Documentation Without a PMIS

One of the most important project-management assets you build up during your project is documentation of all kinds of things -- how you broke down estimates, how much work you completed each ...
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Where to find good PM documentation? [closed]

I'm currently working as project lead(prince2 certified) since a few months and find it very interesting to see how other PMs solve problems, react to situations, use tools, etc. StackExchange is ...