Questions about implementing a specific project management methodology.

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Whats the definition and name of the “No development methodology”

I am struggling with finding a good solid name for development processes that is described best as either "Non existing", "Homegrown" or "We whipped it out ourselves and it rocks". I need this name ...
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Why use hybrid Scrum and XP?

Why is the most common Agile software development approach a hybrid of Scrum and XP? Why do you think its a good idea to use them together? (if I am not aloud to ask for opinion based question ...
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Small firm with 4 developers and 2 project managers in need of some guidance for project workflow

I work as a developer in a small IT firm with 4 developers and 2 project managers. We currently implement some sort of traditional project management, in which the workflow for a given project is as ...
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Let MS Project adjust previous dependent tasks' schedule based on last task's due date

I want to tet MS Project adjust previous dependent tasks' schedule based on last task's due date. I'll try to tell my requirement via image below: last row is a milestone (final report) and has a due ...
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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 ...