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Turnover rate in a project

I have to calculate the monthly turnover rate of my team. The formula I am using is the same as described in (http://www.payscale.com/compensation-today/2010/02/how-to-calculate-employee-turnover): ...
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How do handle adhoc work during a sprint from pressing customers

I intend to introduce sprints to my company, fairly new to it myself. Not sure if it's appropriate for my current situation, we have several on going projects, all of them are ERP scale size and most ...
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Preventing “functional redundancy” in large organizations: Where are the discussions?

Looking for the correct terminology to research what IT Management science calls the level of software just above the "open source" level. Looking to research how very large organizations try to ...
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How useful can a Project Manager be?

I'm looking for some honest feedback. I'm leaving my current position in a few days for a bigger company, better pay, better hours, etc. One of the main reasons I'm leaving though is the management ...
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How to do a SWOT Analysis [closed]

I am an undergraduate in an intro management class. I have to work in a group and complete a SWOT analysis on a well known company. I understand the theory but how do you actually apply this? How do ...
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Is scrumban approach suitable to a small organization management? [closed]

The case is: There are 9 people involved - 3 engineers 2 sales 2 marketing 1 client/project manager 1 general manager Engineers are related to marketing, sales and project managers. Sales and ...
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Which specific tasks do fall under “Project Support” activity?

I need some advice on what tasks can fall under "Project Support" activity in a similar way that we can say the following fall under "Project Development" Requirement gathering coding testing
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As the head of a department, how do you justify your remuneration when what you do is hard to measure?

I am currently in charge of a bunch of guys who are generally self starters and self organizing, so being their manager, most of the time I just have to step out of their way and provide some minor ...
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Best way to divide & assign development work on projects?

Currently I'm part of a development team which create software and web applications; And I get assigned to tasks randomly (kind of); most of the time I'm the only one working on a certain project, as ...
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How to hold a project kick-off / requirements gathering meeting for a job interview?

I've got the dream job interview of a lifetime tomorrow, and I need to facilitate a 45-minute requirements gathering and planning meeting for a software application they think up. It will be me ...
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Advice needed: best project management solution for a small web studio

I am a web developer in a small web design studio (15-20 employees). It was founded back in 2005 and since that time we've made over 700 different sites (~500 projects, ~300 clients). I started ...
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Should a Scrum Master also perform a functional manager role?

We're trying to plan for agile transformation soon, and one of the main sticking points in this is organizational structure. Management's expectation is to have a Scrum Master perform all normal ...
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How much management is needed for medium sized IT company?

I am a software dev in a medium size company. We work with a few people remotely (in a different EU country). We used to have the following people: 1 CTO 2 agile coaches (1 of them being a PO as ...
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Role of a project manager

At my work we have a single project manager on site. We have several concurrently running projects split between a couple of dozen developers, and we also have several developer teams overseas who ...
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Managing an employee that might not respect your authority

I inherited a team 9 months ago. My style is to work alongside my team (and help them set goals + priorities) versus use fear, dictate, or break their confidence. A member of my team is a year older ...
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Is a Project Coordinator a Step closer to becoming a Project Manager?

So I understand that the Project Coordinator's main duties are to schedules the project, manages contracts and vendors, manages the resources (especially in construction projects), creates most ...
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How can project management process influence the product management process?

I experience projects in which Product Managers delivered the requirements with a great delay. In other cases, the requirements were delivered only for 1 or 2 sprints, then the PM left the company. ...
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Need an advice on Project management and company structure for a small social media agency (10-15 ppl)

I need your advice folks! I know the question may be quite trivial but I haven't found any related to my situation answers. And I don't know where to start We have new start-up company, that has ...
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I am having difficulties in managing tasks that shows up in a random fashion

I am managing 4 projects, and every time I check email, I do see lots of tasks. Once I complete all these tasks, and feel it is done, again I see suddenly something else coming up. Please suggest ...
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In Scrum, what role is responsible for changing team composition?

I am a team member in a Scrum team. This morning I had a discussion with my Scrum Master where I said that I needed a two people from another team to be a part of my team. I said I would like to ...
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How to deal with a team member who constantly overestimates

In an ideal world using Scrum we are all supposed to take part in the iteration planning, select tasks and stories, from the groomed backlog. You then have a planning meeting where everyone comes ...
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Solution developer and solution tester

Between a solution developer and a solution tester who must understand the IT architecture of a project in order to work.
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Is there a difference between change management for scope, cost and schedule?

Is there a difference between change management for scope, cost and schedule? Is the flow of the change management for all three areas the same?
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Setting stretch goals for a project manager

Our organization is changing their performance management system to be link to compensation. Right, wrong or indifferent, "exceeds" will be defined as the "goals" for the next year. We are looking for ...
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What tools do you use for creating an offer and project management? [closed]

What tools do you use for the whole chain of talking to a customer, creating an offer, doing project planing and actually creating a project within a software so you have a stable work basis? I am ...