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Taking on project manager role and introducing an iterative methodology in a small team

I've been working with two other programmers working on an Android application. Together we've built a semi-functioning app and a backend application. Initially, we created a plan similar to the ...
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What possible gotchas what I can expect from using MS project for timesheet/billing?

My concern is use of MS Project for employee time sheet, billing, planning and tracking work time on people/resources (developers, IT engineers) over a time under multiple "service contracts" instead ...
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Any ideas for mixing a kanban with taskboards

I am the PM of a small team of 6 programmers, recently we are trying to go more agile by including in our workflow some principles or techniques of XP, scrum, scrumban and lean. A very important ...
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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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Project management methodologies for multiple projects, small teams, diverse skills, partially remote team

I have been reading a lot on Scrum to evaluate its use in our company. I've done a few trials runs with it where the teams were exploring different aspects of it to get some real world feel. I'm not ...
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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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How to start a charity project making use of college students as cram school teachers for orphans in lower levels of education?

I want to start a charity project that makes use of the human capital we have here in Morocco. The targeted population of the project is orphans of the same city and i'm having thoughts about making ...
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Transitioning into Project Management from Network engineer [closed]

I work as a Senior Network engineer in Telecomm industry in Sydney for 5 years. I am been involved with few of the projects but not into the role of a PM or PC. How can I get started into Project ...
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How to Introduce A Small Project And Finish It Successfully

I'm trying to find a way to propose a project for our company, and I've never done that before, within a year of work, but have lots of plans/projects in mind to do things automatically. Sometimes, I ...
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I need help finding a problem to research and solve for HS research project [closed]

Short version: I want to do a research project, but for the life of me I cannot think of an original problem to solve that isn't already being solved. (also for the record, if I am in the wrong ...
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How to use MS Project to plan Bachelor degree modules

In an attempt to keep abreast of all prerequisites for my bachelor degree, as well as the grades and GPA, I have decided to put all the data in an MS Project file. There are certain modules which ...
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Kanban for web agency

We use Kanban since a couple of months and have some difficulties to implent it 100%. Nowadays, we use it more as a todo list than a real Project Management System. You will find below some of my ...
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Planning solo projects when you are the client

I work on my own doing Rails development. I'm interested to know how others plan their projects when there is no client involved. When building a site that you've thought up yourself, how do you ...
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Meaningful capacity planning for part-time, small-team projects

I've been using Scrum for ages on my own projects, which are usually part-time (couple of hours per week -- maybe up to 10 hours a week) and usually solo (although occasionally include teams of up to ...
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Minimum PM documents for a small IT company

I work in a small software company (1-50 Employees) as assistant project manager. I have been studying the PMP study notes for quite a while now and wondering that there are too many documents ...
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Projects to teach university students project management

What is a good project to teach university students project management principles? I tried one last semester, producing a video, but found it was too simple and the students did not have to work hard ...
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Project Management technique for my pet project

I have a little/mid-size software project idea which I am currently planning to do on my own. Or there may be maximum 1-2 other developers joining. Does it worth to apply any of the project ...
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Former employer wants to collaborate on commercialising internal software, what is reasonable commission? [closed]

The basic scenario is that my former employer has been approached by another company who wish to license some software I wrote for them while I was in their employ and have approached me to work with ...
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How to start off a project plan documentation for research oriented projects?

I have planned all the tasks using MS Project 2007. I used shots of Gantt chart, Network diagram and critical path. Can the project documentation plan have the following contents? Project ...
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Project Management for small / medium size project

There are lots of small / mid sized software companies and there are lot of small / mid sized projects in this world. The project management techniques we read in books are best suited for bigger ...
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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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Looking for a tool that has ticket management, user/client profiling and project task assignments [closed]

I'm looking to improve my digital agency's workflow (about 10 people - web design, graphic, photography, etc), and hopefully it'll be something like this: Mails sent to contact@myagency.com are ...
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A practical way to estimate a project cost ( I mean time cost)?

What is the practical way to estimate the time required for a project ( I am a web developer working alone most of the time) I find difficulties in estimating tasks and projects,
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How to frame 'Cancellation Clause' in the contract?

I work for a consultancy firm and it happened (rarely) that the project got cancelled after 1 week of the day it should be starting. No work has been done, but the allocation of the developers were ...
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Where can I find a free website for managing closed source project development? [closed]

Is there any free webpage/web application for managing project development with these requirements: Writing public posts of news about project (new version, new logic etc) - can be as blog posts. ...
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Software development management for small disconnected team

I'm looking for a tool to aid in managing the development and maintenance of a single web app. It will mainly be used by one project manager and one or two external developers. Until now we have been ...
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Cheap way to bring in Six Sigma?

I've encountered 6-Sigma before at larger companies I've worked at/with. They always seem to go the route of bringing in an expensive consultant and a fair amount of time spent on establishing a ...
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When is a piece of work too small to justify a PM?

I used to work in an organisation that set a limit of 20 days effort, below which a task would be allocated to a technical lead who would be told to "just get on with it". Above this size, the work ...
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How do you allocate people to very small projects?

I've seen many organisations where project managers would reason like this: We specialise in very small projects. Since a very small project needs a very small team, I should allocate one ...