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Setting up priorities for the team of developers [closed]

Let's say we need to create a new system for internal use. You will have to set up priorities for the team of developers. To start using this new system, the product could be released with 6 ...
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Product Backlog for Entire Department?

I'm starting a new department as a manager, and this will be my first time having direct reports. I have directly managed people on-and-off for the last 4-5 years, but the reporting structure has ...
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How is sprint backlog prioritized?

I've read some articles and questions, but didn't come up with an answer. There's a number of different opinions about it. Some say, development team should make a decision on this matter to achieve ...
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What are some good definitions for High, Medium and Low priorities?

I am using a project management system that forces me to define feature requests as either High, Medium or Low priority. Has anyone got a good set of definitions that clarifies what those priorities ...
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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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Is it OK for a Scrum Master to allow a developer to work on a story not prioritized by the Product Owner, if it is on own time?

Here is the story (no pun intended): The Product Owner had a fairly common feature prioritized in the second sprint. It was estimated with low story points. The story was completed and in testing ...
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What sort of norms or frameworks can I set up to get portfolio management team to prioritize projects

The idea is that this team of 6 lower, mid and upper managers would would prioritize all of our IT development and infrastructure projects instead of trying to have us work on everything at the same ...
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Can somebody be his/her own Scrum Master in a programming company?

If a programmer in a small company wants to be his own Scrum Master, and Scrum teams are supposed to be self-organizing, does that mean no one can manage him? If that's true, then: How can he manage ...
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Is WIFO a good project management method?

Is WIFO (Worst In, First Out) a good project management method? That is, should projects always prioritize work on the part or component that is the worst? Will WIFO make project quality more even by ...
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How to improve and facilitate prioritization of bug fixes?

In a long-term software project with frequent releases, end-users regularly report bugs and defects in the product. When the reported bug is highly critical, the fix is generally developed and ...
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How do you manage technical debt?

In real world, business initiatives always take higher priority as there are associated ROIs and deliver something tangible to the users. But there are technical initiatives and projects that need to ...
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Can bug trackers be used for tracking tasks other than programming?

I work as an electrical engineer, and sometimes when work gets busy (read: most of the time) there are so many various tasks and things to remember to take care of later that it can get difficult to ...