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Scrum Project Management Methodology strategy for working towards a fixed deadline

Question Is it valid and possible to cope fixed unmovable deadlines into Scrum? I guess it is just confusing to me because I thought one of the core principles of Project Management is to help ...
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Program/portfolio management for the customer

I work for outsourcing software company and has been tasked to develop a program for cooperation with one of our customer. At this point we have different projects with the customer. On our ...
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What are the primary differences when promoted to a Programme Support role out of a Project Support role?

Within a newly formed Programme Support Office, a number of new starts have been asked to evaluate their roles but they are all former Project Support Officers and some are straying into Project ...
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Real world differences between Portfolio and Program

Can I have a have a project without having a portfolio? This issue has been slightly touched on in the above link but I am hoping the collective expertise of this community could expand it. I have ...
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How to permit multiple Project Managers to update a shared project

I have searched and not found an answer for this (nor did Google help). We are on Project Server 2007. I am running a large program with multiple project managers handling different parts of the ...
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How to do a business case reboot?

Background I’ve been tasked with updating the business cases underlying several projects in a program that is significantly over-schedule and over-budget. I’m anticipating that this exercise will ...
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Program management and the value of Gantt charts when dates are predetermined

I work for a very large organization not in the PM role that has historically had problems with project leadership and project management in general. They have recently broken up and were reformed as ...
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Conflicting career options for a young professional [closed]

I'm new here, so here we go.. I previously was a young Telecommunication Engineer, but i mainly did IT solutions architect stuff in that area, since a year ago iv been doing a part-time MBA at a top ...
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What's the exact definition of “Program Manager”?

I'm still confused with the title 'Program Manager' after I went through this site and searched over threads. Actually I haven't seen many 'Program Managers' in practice. Is it a regular role in ...
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What are the benefits of getting an MBA and is it worthwhile?

I'll be interning as a Program Manager this summer. During my interview loop, I noticed that one of my interviewers had an MBA. This is considered a "technical" management role, and I hadn't ...
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How to effectively prepare for a Program Manager internship?

I've been offered one of my dream internships for this next summer. I'll be working as a "Program Manager" for a top notch software company. For some examples of what I mean by PM, take a look at ...
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Planning / tracking work which is sporadic / irregular in nature

Within my organisation we have a project that is largely about adding new content/chapters to an existing piece of software. The content providers for this work often provide content in dribs and ...
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Creating an easily maintainable file for multiple projects within Microsoft Project

I have used Microsoft Project previously, but not in any great depth. I have oversight for a number of projects and have created a master project file that includes the top level work items for each ...
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How can I make company-wide scheduling and resource allocation decisions?

I've recently been taken on in a Programme Management role for a software company. There are several definitions of Programme / Program Manager out there - my role encompasses, amongst other things: ...
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Process, program and project management

I was wondering what differences and relation are between process management, program management and project management? I feel their Wikipedia articles do not give me a clear explanation. More ...
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Dealing with a Programme Manager whose priorities differ from those of the Project Manager

I am a contract PM, managing a small project within a much larger programme. My project is highly dependent on corporate decisions that come to me via the in-house Programme Manager. Unfortunately, ...
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Are Program Management skills different from Project Management skills?

My company has a series of projects with dependencies between them (eg back end hardware refresh/virtualisation, new desktop build/roll-out, database upgrade and implementation of new functionality, ...