This tag is for questions about key deliverables or notable events within a project management schedule.

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How to arrange tasks around a fixed milestone?

i am tasked to take over a project that has recently taken off the ground. However, there has been no project plan and we need to create one now. Due to circumstances, I can only fix the next ...
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How do I get Milestone Trend Analysis with MSProject or other software

I am used to use MTA (Milestone Trend Analysis) to track that my projects remain on schedule and identify some management issues. I usually do it manually, but I like to extend it to a larger team ...
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System for high level project status

A head of software R&D would like to see high level information about the projects R&D works on. What is needed : project, milestones, features, risks. Ability to add features or report bugs ...
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Is there a theory of management that supports backward/reverse planning?

I have found that project managers/project leaders use this common sense approach to planning. Namely, they already have a deadline, then they set milestones in a backwards order. They apply the same ...
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How involved should a PM be in ensuring payments for completed milestones?

In a project where payments are due according to a set schedule, what is the role of a PM in ensuring these obligations are met? Example of a payment schedule within an agreement: 50% deposit, 25% ...
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Ongoing Development and Maintenance: Should I break it up into small projects, or keep one open project and keep adding milestones?

I have to manage ongoing development and maintenance of a client's web domain. There are many ideas for features to add in the future. I was wondering what the best practice would be for an ongoing ...
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How does the team deliver consistent velocity when user stories are de-scoped mid-way through a sprint?

We are using the Rally tool for managing our sprints. Mid-way through one of the sprints, the Product Owner de-scoped two user stories. These two stories are complex user stories carrying 8 story ...
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Need guidance in implementing a third party software tool for enterprise wide organization [closed]

I have been assigned to lead an implementation of a third party software tool. I would like to seek some guidance on making sure this gets implemented successfully. I think I was asked to provide ...
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Why didn't we need a prototype for some of the projects?

This is not about why do we need a prototype. Or the opposite of Why don't we need a prototype. It's about why some of the projects that we did without a prototype/not even thinking about one... ...
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How to calculate moving performance target?

As you will see, I'm completely new to PM. I have to write 100,000 words in 6 months. Let's say that is 548 words/day. I would like to know how to calculate a daily target of words needed to ...
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Is it normal to occasionally have two milestones with the same completion date?

I'm developing a list of milestones for a hypothetical software development project. Two of the milestones I've come up with are: MILESTONE DUE DATE STAKEHOLDER ACCEPTANCE ...