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How to measure the value of Product management?

There are 2 types of product management broadly - New Product and Existing products. For an existing product, the task of the product manager is to increase revenue, in a declining market share ...
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Creating a release burn down chart for forecasting

I have been asked by senior management to create a roadmap: Being pressured into doing a Gantt chart Some contributors have recommended that I create a release burn down chart. Questions If I ...
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How to manage stakeholder expectations when they keep on raising the bar

Long story short, we are building a product and I have introduced then implemented the Scrum framework for product management. It has been working extremely well, and my team have done an amazing job. ...
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What should a scrum master do if his manager insists on managing the team?

In an organisation they decided to hire a full time scrum master to help them transition to scrum. Most of the developers onshore and offshore were new to the company's huge system, and new to scrum. ...
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How to create a visual product road map that follows agile?

My boss loves Gaant charts, because they give you a high level visual overview of the product roadmap. The problem with Gaant, it is fixed time related and goes completely against the concept of the ...
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Why can't the Crash Time be greater or equal to Normal Time?

Scenario Activity | Normal Cost | Normal Time | Crash Cost | Crash Time | Weekly Crash Cost A 5,000 4 5,000 4 0 B 8,000 4 ...
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Your team member fails to meet the deadline for the coding and testing of a component. What do you do?

You are the manager of a software development project. One of the team members fails to meet the deadline for the coding and testing of a component. What do you do?
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Master degree business administration vs. Project Management Professional (PMP) to become project manager in Programming Inc. and why

I want to be project manager; now my job is .net/web developer . What is the best way to become a project manager and what are the minimum years of experience needed? pmp
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Managing defects or incidents in a solution based project model

We have a product suite comprising four products and an underlying data structure. In the past, we've managed each product's work individually, from backlog to release (as, say, "XYZ Product July ...
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Maximizing resource planing in a team handling multiple projects in a single sprint

We are a software development agency, We have a small team of 6 developers using Scrum software development framework, handling small projects around 2 weeks more or less, in a single sprint (2 ...
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Product launch failure [closed]

Background I'm currently working on a product (external facing) and we are on the verge of launch of the product. I want to gear myself up with facing the worst situations since this is the first ...
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How do I efficiently go from concept to product?

I'm having a hard time distinguishing the purposes between: Feature List Product roadmap Release schedule Task management Project plan etc. For my mobile app concept, I'm using trello and evernote ...
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IT Consultant engagement in a project [closed]

I have been asked as an IT consultant to help an insurance company to upgrade their legacy Information management system to more reliable and user friendly one which has to last for the next 7 years. ...
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New website or a feature in the current website [closed]

I am new to project management. I work for a social media website with over a million users. As an initial project, I have been asked to research and design a new feature and best way to increase user ...
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How to faciliate a retrospective for a group of Product Owners

I need to faciliate a retrospective for a bunch of product owners. I have a couple of ideas of how to run it but I would really like to get some input and ideas. Each product owner who is attending ...
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Is the Product Owner the Customer?

After reading In an agile consultancy, is the Client the Product Owner??, I still can't tell apart if the Product Owner is in fact an Stakeholder, or if it is someone from the software company who ...
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How can I collectively track application inter-dependencies?

With varying teams delivering varying pieces of an overall solution it has become increasingly difficult to recognize when a given version of an application must be delivered with another application ...
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Should you export data to Excel and Word?

I'm the Project Manager for a large application that customers use to collect data on whether their businesses meet certain medical and financial standards. They generally answer a survey explaining ...
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How to manage Software projects with an intermediary?

When a company gets outsourced by a non-software company, the main issue comes when requirement acquisition is going on. For example, client company will look up to an Advertising company for a mobile ...
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The role of a product team in new product development

This question is specific to new product development. I am part of a medium size organization. In our organization, our executive team sets the product strategy. Once the product strategy is set, ...
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How to start developing project management tool? [closed]

I have been nominated for developing a project management tool for my organization where all project related information, check list and related information to be stored (as of now, no concrete ...
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Documenting business & technical decisions, changes, updates and so on

After years of experience in software development, I've not yet come up with a best practice for documenting business & technical decisions and requirements. For instance, I want to know why we ...
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Shared backend resources for two mobile SCRUM teams, iOS and Android

Here is my situation: I work with two SCRUM teams, iOS and Android Each of the SCRUM team has its own Product and Sprint backlogs We have shared Sprint Plannings, Reviews and Retrospectives (both ...
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Manufacturing Process Validation - Sample size calculation

I am new to manufacturing process. Can someone help me to determine the sample size required to perform Manufacturing Process Validation? I know nothing about six sigma, so simple answers are highly ...
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How to measure performance of several scrum teams against each other?

With one scrum team velocity against itself over time it is easy - just number of points per sprint. But how to measure performance of several scrum teams against each other?
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What is the 'life-cycle' of an issue or exception report

What is the 'life-cycle' of an issue and exception report. I've seen the reports, and it looks like only one sheet that needs to filled out once. Of course, it may not be filled out completely at the ...
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Are there any respected Kanban certifications? [closed]

Are there any respected, or at least well-known, Kanban certificates? There are many Scrum certifications, some of them can be taken online (scrum.org), others require participation in a stationary ...
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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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Assessing Risks in Project Management (Microsoft Project) [closed]

I have the following queries regarding Risk Management: Upon identifying a risk, a contingency plan is usually developed, what does this involve? An example would be great. What effects would risks ...
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Communication Among Teams

What is the best way to communicate between project teams so that your staff feels "in the loop"? Context: I work in a small research center (about 40-50 researchers, statisticians, and support ...
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Green light presentation for a project

I'm working on a project to be pitched to a owner who needs to greenlight the production. I'm wondering if there is any format to follow for the presentation. Since, this is first time I'm making ...
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How to determine the business value of a new product functionality?

As a part of job interview for Product Management position, I am asked to propose a new product functionality for existing product, determine its business value and calculate the increase on ...
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How calculate profit margin of a IT project?

I want to calculate: How much money I have for each dollar invested in each product of my portfolio. For example, each 1 dollar I invest in one product, I have 1,25 dollar. It can be the ROI, or ...
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PMP/PMI and other similar classes

I am poor, very poor, so poor that I don't have money to take a PMP class. So I decided to teach myself about it. However, I find myself having a lot of knowledge gaps that a PM may have (i.e ...
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Assign client engagement responsibilities to members of each team instead of a single Project Manager?

My team and I have been working on a web product that is targeting businesses. Usually we can deploy the product to any client within 4 weeks, we call this a single client engagement and is by itself ...
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What services are available for managing a product roadmap? [closed]

I'm not fully versed in project management but this seemed like a good place to ask the question. I'm looking to manage a "product roadmap" for a web site and eventually a mobile app. I'd like to be ...
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How to get a customer to deliver the needed ressources as quick as possible

We are a pretty young Startup who helps offline retailers to get their products successful online and we also take care of anything else, like shipping etc. Also the customers are very eager after ...
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How to create metrics that can't be “gamed?”

I've seen managers create metrics that worked, and ones that had unintended side-effects. For example, one manager measured his IT team based on how quickly "help request tickets" were closed. Service ...
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How to structure a scrum team to build native iOS and Android mobile app that needs backend development?

Here is the scenario: I have a mobile app that should be developed for Android/iOS/Windows. The app has similar features but with different design per OS. It also needs backend/web development as ...
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What are the required documents should I prepare In order to start my Project

I am preparing to start my new project which is Developing open source ERP System What really I am confusing about: How to start : what is the first step should I begin with. ( Preparing the ...
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New in an IT infrastructure project company - what to do first? [closed]

If a project manager with a software development background assigned as a project manager for an IT infrastructure project company, what should be done first? Let me know your innovative ideas
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How do I end crashed sprints and remain responsive to the customer?

We have been using Scrum methodology and have been mostly successful, but there are few weeks where the sprints are totally crashed by customer demands or defects. Is there a better way of handling ...
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Difference between “Earned Value” and “Contribution Margin”?

I have been searching here and there for the meanings of "Earned Value" and "Contribution Margin", it doesn't seem to make sense to me why so many project could have a positive(+) Contribution Margin, ...
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Is a Partner Manager role different from a Project Manager role?

A partner manager is there to maintain relationships. What's the difference between the partner manager role and that of a project manager?
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How to manage client feedback during wireframe phase

My team and I offer freelance web development services, often to non-technology personal. We started to incorporate a wireframe phase in our web software development process (as opposed to ...
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How to introduce a dedicated PM and separate myself from those tasks to become a Product Manager?

Like most PMs, I wear many hats. The one which fits me better and is consuming more of my time is the Product Manager one, so I would like to start planning for the recruiting and responsibility ...
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What is the difference between Project and Product Management?

From a cursory survey, they appear extremely similar. Is this the case? Other than Projects tending to be short-term and Products tending to be ongoing endeavours, is there a difference in the two? ...
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Issues with the Iterative Development Model

I am the Product Manager for a software company. We use an iterative development model (similar to Agile) to separate out versions of our software (i.e. 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, etc.) Prior to each version, ...
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What are the steps to be taken in the initial projects in Software Companies? [closed]

I'm working in the middle level of a software company. My role is a software developer. I don't know what processes are to be handled in the Software Development company? Can you explain me in ...
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Project complete but does not really satisfy the end users. Business owners unhappy

Some background on the project: I recently completed a project for a company. The project was a fairly large line of business web site. The customer was a company with no prior experience ...