Questions about implementing a specific project management methodology.

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Is there a list of methodologies ordered by activity

NOTE: I'm not sure that this is on-topic, but let's try. Considerations There are many methodologies, and these are tools for a PM. A PM that passes from the programming world, to the world of ...
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What are the disadvantages and advantages of the MoSCoW model?

I*ve used the MoSCoW model (but I'm not project manager, I'm developer) and I think it is good. But I also think that you can tell me more and perhaps find a drawback that I didn't think of while I ...
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Where is the Deming study that asserts most errors are in organization or process?

Organization background: SW development team, painful level of bugs, little process (2 to 3 pts max on Joel Spolsky's 12-point test). I have hard time convincing the team that the organization is ...
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how to do product software development?

We don't have an agreement on how to go about this process. The characteristics of what we are building: There is already a market, and its already saturated. Meaning there is established ...
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New team with little to no management of work and lack of processes

I have been working with my current employer for a little over and 2 and half years now and shortly, I'll be moving away from my current team to a new team within the same department. A few days ago, ...
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Total Quality Management vs Project Management

A company has a long history of being TQM oriented, now they are looking into injecting project management methodology. The organization is comfortable using the TQM methods - especially 7-step and ...
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Is there a project management methodology that is designed for small teams of 1-3 people?

I am doing a research project on this topic for a graduate class, and I have had a hard time finding sources that specifically talk about this in detail rather than briefly mentioning it and moving on ...
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How can Joint Application Development improve a workshop?

I go to workshop after workshop with the same one dimensional approach - too many people, everyone looking at the screen while someone is capturing requirements/assumptions etc, dry, boring, not ...
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Is Scrum or Kanban only applicable to projects of larger size or projects with greater magnitude?

Can we use Scrum or Kanban for smaller tasks or projects? Let's say that I have a small software project comprising of the following: Registration Form Contact Form Admin Section And then in the ...
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What is the effective system methodology for doing a start-up project?

I'm an experienced developer. I'm flexible and can develop apps at any platform, but I'm experiencing problems on meeting my own deadlines and asking myself why can't I finish this start-up idea/solo ...
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What should be the methodology followed by a research and development project?

I am an Engineering undergrad and I am working towards establishing a 8-10 person team for a 6-8 month long academic research project. Timeline We will be starting the groundwork for the project in ...
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Is agile a 'subset' of the SDLC?

I'm having a hard time classifying software development methodologies. In my understanding, SDLC is the overarching model used for software development approaches. SDLC methodologies can range from ...
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How useful are Green Belt techniques in medium/small software projects?

Background - I work for a ~100 person sized genetics company that is newly owned by an ~8000+ person corporation. Over the last 2 years I've been our software development project manager and have ...
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How to structure a software development team

Given a 15x strong software development team working on individal projects, and small, medium, and large projects; what is the best way to structure this team and what is the best software development ...
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A One Man Project Methodology?

I'm currently doing a my final year project and have used the methods employed by the Scrum project methodology to break down my requirements into manageable parts. I have a question as to whether ...
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Is Kanban a part of Scrum, and is it simply the task board?

I am new to Scrum and Kanban. So far, I understand that the Task Board is something that is originally from Kanban, but I am using an online Scrum tool that also also offers that board. Is the Task ...
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How to decide which quality methodology for Business IT projects?

There are Six Sigma, Lean, Process Quality Methodology, ISO9000 etc mainly used for quality management in project/systems analysis life cycles for process improvements. To be successful it's always ...
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Can EVM be Used to Track and Manage Quality?

Currently, I think I've got pretty good tools when it comes to measuring Budget (enough and more Excel docs that are regularly updated), Scope (against a mutually agreed upon statement of work), Time ...
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Is there any pm methodology that works well on large projects?

My team historically has averaged about 40 people over several years, often more than that. We have a pretty complex product that cuts across several problem domains. We switched from waterfall to ...
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Completing a SWOT analysis

I've been asked to complete a SWOT analysis covering my small R&D group with reference to an enterprise wide project combining R&D groups from across the organisation. One section has already ...
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Is the waterfall model a project management methodology?

I have heard of PRINCE2, PRISM, and many other methodologies. I'm not sure if the waterfall model is actually a project management methodology or not. My project is based on research (Example, mobile ...
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What tools and techniques should be introduced first when starting with Agile/Scrum?

I am working as project manager on a large project with a five person development team. They have been without project management support for several months and there is no project management ...
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How can one apply a method of management to a project that was initiated without one?

A small project was launched, which was not expected to take more than a week. Gradually, many things were added. The project started six months ago, and it has really grown. No project management ...
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How do you retroactively measure the actual difficulty of a requirement?

Before implementation, we use experience to estimate the difficulty of requirement implementation. After the code has been tested and implemented, I want to examine a metric to measure the actual ...
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Can separate roles in DSDM Atern be handled by the same person?

In the DSDM Atern project delivery framework roles fit into the following three categories: Project Level Solution Development Team, and Other The diagram below shows how an Atern team is ...
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What is a “typical” duration for how long it takes to start up a project?

We are trying to put some statistics together internally to get a better handle on how long it takes to complete pre-project work for business improvement projects. This work includes work corresponds ...
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How to better manage definition of project scope for business change projects?

My unit manages business change projects. In order to flesh out what a project is (i.e. what are we trying to accomplish, what is the scope, how do we define success, etc etc) we tend to get bogged ...
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any project management framework or methodology which is best suited for a very small enterprise?

Does anyone knows of any project management framework/methodology that has been developed specifically to cater to very small enterprises? I know that Waterfall presents a serious overhead that ...
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Implementing new software development process

Question: Apologies for the long post, but I'm not sure how to handle this. Background: We have a development team of 3 situated in another city. The lead developer has been around for 6 years and ...
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Could you please help me in providing the phases that i should follow to apply Agile / Scrum this web development project?

I'm doing my final year project, and I'm going to develop a website. I'm interested in using an Agile methodology such as Scrum. Could you please help me in providing the possible steps which I can ...
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Can (and should) Agile be used for Infrastructure projects?

Is it possible to use agile methods for large IT infrastructure projects? I am working on a large project where the development team uses agile methods, while the infrastructure (which is where I am ...
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Any methodology to track the stages of a network project?

For the management of a network project which covers the stages of structured cabling, LAN and WAN from design to installation which is, Design of LAN & Cabling Design of WAN Installation ...
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How do all the PM frameworks and methodologies relate to each other?

I would love to see a succinct and clear description of how all the different project management approaches, methodologies and frameworks relate to each other, what they share and what is different ...
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What is the spiral method of project management methodologies?

What exactly is a spiral module in terms of projects management methods? What does it entail? Is it a loosely formed term akin to agile as well (as there are various variants)? Finally, In which ...
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Is a Feasibility study considered a method?

I know feasibility studies are recommended by a number of project management methodologies i.e. The Waterfall Model, but would a feasibility study be method for project management?
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Strategies for Setting Realistic Deadlines

What are the most effective methods/strategies which will help in the setting of realistic deadlines within projects?
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What are project development methodologies and why should I use them?

I've heard a lot about Scrum and Agile, but what, in a single sentence, do they do to help projects? Are they a general suggestion to the recipe for success, or do they get into specifics of ...
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What is the difference between framework vs methodology?

What the difference is between a methodology and a framework? And where does the process come into that story? And perhaps, it would be good to have this comparison explained by using methodologies ...
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Is it important to have a clearly defined methodology from the outset of a project?

I'm a final year undergraduate student studying software engineering. 1 module for my final year consists of a development project of approximately 6 months. I'm completely new to this level of ...
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Multi-task or concentrate on one project at a time?

I am a freelancer with +15 years of experience in the multimedia design field and sometimes I struggle with the following: I have several projects, and most of the time I can do them in a sort of ...
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How do you evaluate if the Agile method is the right one for a specific project?

I am looking for an evaluation method and criteria for determining if a project can be conducted using the Agile method (over traditional/waterfall). I would welcome examples ("definitely Agile", ...
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Project Management “Schools of thought” [closed]

I was wondering how many different Project Management schools of thought exist. Is it specific to the type of project you manage, to region, country etc. Where could I find some resources about it, ...
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What is the most appropriate agile framework for teams of independent freelancers?

I'm thinking of building a virtual team of freelancers trough oDesk or alike. My project needs few (2-3) php developers, a c++ developer or two and a project manager. I'm wondering what agile team ...
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Why Project Management is so hard? [closed]

I know a lot of Project Managers and they are all over 30 years old. Are all project managers like that? I mean, is this about getting more experience than at least 7-8 years? Or being a Project ...
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How is agile different from the way in-house developers have always worked?

in-house in this context means developers working in a company department, where software is used only by that company (defined due to subtleties in translation) I've been confused by this for a ...
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The History of Project Management [closed]

There are many styles of Project Management, and many Project Management philosophies to choose from. Some emphasise a plan-based approach, some try to tackle emerging objectives in a dynamic or ...
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PM doesn't agree with company-wide rule - what should they do?

Consider a PM who has his own strong opinion how project management should look like. Now, the organization he works for takes a bit different, more loose and more flexible, approach. A couple of ...
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Agile methodologies such as Scrum in non-software development projects

Even though Scrum was originally suggested for managing product development projects, its use has focused on the management of software development projects. None of the project management teams I ...
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Project management system for multiple concurrent projects

I am looking for a project management system, for a small development company (5-6 developers, 2-4 designers, 2-4 customer relationship managers) Some constraints are: projects have "fixed" and ...
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Can PRINCE2 and SCRUM work together?

This question has raised a debate within my organization with multiple points of view. Several Project Managers think that they are completely different things aiming for different results whereas ...