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What's the difference between model for test and model for development?

I want to know what's the difference between model for test and model for development? Is it that the model for test contains only what we should test? Do we use the same diagrams in model for test ...
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What is the difference between “New feature” and “New development”?

I have seen the two terms New Feature and New Development in same backlogs (i.e. more than one backlog), for things to be developed and integrated within a system/application. I have used both myself ...
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How to design and organize a project? [closed]

I have recently been hired for a job as a Bukkit plugin developer for a gaming website. As the projects become larger and more complicated, I am finding it more and more neccassary to carefully design ...
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Team logistics to build a cloud service API from a Matlab prototype [migrated]

My objective is to get from an algorithmically sound software prototype to a SaaS API product. To give a similar and illustrative example, suppose that I have prototyped scalable facial recognition ...
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What is a good book for Project Management of Software for non-programmer individuals? [closed]

I am a project manager of software developers and would like to read a book that will provide me with general information about software development. It would be good to understand what it is that I ...
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Techniques on showing management how much effort it takes for quality software development?

I'm in a fairly interesting situation. I'm the only software developer in a team of electrical engineers who work on hardware and know how to hack some code in C. I am the sole developer responsible ...
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How can we manage multiple projects, as one small scrum team?

I know Agile came about as a group of 'adaptive software development' methods, where Scrum is one of them. Some background: We are an innovative web agency, which implies design and development. We ...
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Should we include Graphic Team into Scrumban Process?

Our team familiar with traditional SDLC process like waterfall. So, We wanna step to scrumban. (we think it suitable for us.) But we have something to concern and not sure what is best practice for ...
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Whats the best way to 'make' a web developer [closed]

We have a team of developers and everyone has graduate degree, but they are just degrees... no practical experience, they just studied it so that they can get a job. Before, we used to teach them ...
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Project stuck in endless testing cycle

I am involved in a project where for some time now the project has stuck in an endless testing, UAT, bug fixing cycle. The issues that caused this are, lack of initial requirements, new requirements ...
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What ways have you reduced cost for a software project during the planning phase?

I am getting ready to head up an internal project. I already know that the budget will be tight on this. I am looking for effective ways to reduce project cost. What I would like to see is the most ...
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Calculating time needed for finishing project from scratch [closed]

I want to calculate or estimate time needed to code a particular project. This may include time spent doing analysis, actually coding etc. I find it difficult to make a good estimate. Can someone help ...
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how to do product software development?

We don't have an agreement on how to go about this process. The characteristics of what we are building: There is already a market, and its already saturated. Meaning there is established ...
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Need appropriate software development process and paradigms for very short term project

I have to do a sort of case study in applying a software development methodology. The focus is more on the report which documents my experiences with the process. I have only 16 days left to do the ...
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For every hour cutting code, how many project hours are spent doing something else?

I work on a large line-of-business legacy application, my projects are very much NOT green field. The dev teams are small, usually 2 developers, 1 system tester, plus part-time PM and BA resources. ...
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Lead Dev Training [closed]

I am looking for training (or training resources) for those in a software team lead position. There seems to be plenty of oft-recommended training programmes for project management, but I feel these ...
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Development process in a highly dependent environment

I was going through a question on PMSE when this question struck me. I have been working as a Project Manager for a software company. Most of our work we get from an agency. The agency in-turn gets ...
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Project/Ticket Managment [closed]

I have recently been tasked with finding and implementing a solution for task/project management. I have come here for some suggestions to see what you use. There are however some rather specific ...
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Is agile a 'subset' of the SDLC?

I'm having a hard time classifying software development methodologies. In my understanding, SDLC is the overarching model used for software development approaches. SDLC methodologies can range from ...
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Is there an Agile methodology that fits with large refactoring?

Some background: At work, there are several epic (user visible) stories whose effort will be greatly reduced by improving the roles and permissions infrastructure in our code base. However, the effort ...
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TFS: How to represent the application version that each change request, bug etc will be addressed in

This is a TFS-specific question. If this is inappropriate for this site, let me know where I can ask it. I initially posted it on StackOverflow, but didn't get much of a response. We have recently ...
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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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What information can predict positive future performance when evaluating candidates?

We have developers who have cleared the technical round of interviewa and the technical interviewers mentioned that the developers appear to have good communication skills. Since bringing good people ...
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High quality standards and efficiency as a vision

In my former question I've asked about visions for a team with multiple projects. My boss suggested that we should aim "working toward to high quality standards and efficiency" (or something ...
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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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How useful are Green Belt techniques in medium/small software projects?

Background - I work for a ~100 person sized genetics company that is newly owned by an ~8000+ person corporation. Over the last 2 years I've been our software development project manager and have ...
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Vision for a team with multiple projects

Steve McConnell mentions in his Rapid Development book that a team needs a shared, elevating vision or goal to be a real team not just a group of people. What could be the vision when there are ...
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How to structure a software development team

Given a 15x strong software development team working on individal projects, and small, medium, and large projects; what is the best way to structure this team and what is the best software development ...
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How to allow developers to get enough quality development time while keeping to support & maintenance obligations

I work for a small company of 6 multi skilled developers where we have developed our own product which requires constant improvement but also maintenance and support to the current release from end ...
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Should there be separate PMs for projects which involve development of new hardware and new software?

My company is developing a new product which consists of several embedded systems. The hardware for these devices is being developed by electrical and mechanical engineers and the software is being ...
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Where are Primavera's old baseline dates stored after rescheduling the project?

Any idea Where are Primevera's old baseline dates are stored after rescheduling the project? We can see the old dates in the Client but I want to query the database to get all the dates which were ...
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What's the best approach to structure a project plan for a JSF project? [closed]

We're a Software Development Company that's about to start working on a JSF (JavaServer Faces) project with a Hibernate persistence layer. I'm managing the project, and we have 2 developers on the ...
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Which popular software projects have successfully used formal methods? [closed]

At university, when studying computer science, I visited lectures about formal methods, for example Z notation. It has been impossible for me to find or stumble upon information about any real world ...
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When is “control of a software project” less important?

In the article titled Software Engineering: An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone?, Tom DeMarco says that: To understand control’s real role, you need to distinguish between two drastically ...
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Release Team vs PM

In terms of releasing the code and separation of responsibilities, should it be the project manager or the release teams that inform the business of the releases? I believe it should be the release ...
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How to apply daily stand-up meetings with a large team on multiple projects

Background There are: 4 .Net Developers 4 PHP Developers 2 QA Specialists 2 Integration Specialists 2 Analysts 3 PMs 11 Projects in active development. None are trivial. Some are programs with ...
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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 to spot the lazy team member in a self-organized team?

Some context first: I am a project manager in a software development company with a Kanban environment. In the team I am managing there is no such thing as people reporting their work to me, or people ...
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How to enhance project management practice for the small team?

In our team, we have a small team of 3 people, fresh graduate from the computer and networking stream. 2 people are responsible for software development , 1 people are responsible for back-end ...
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Should I explain the root cause of a bug when a client asks for it?

Our client asked for the root cause of a bug after we delivered our fix. Should I explain it to her? For example, should I say that the bug arose from a wrong condition check or from bad configuration ...
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Hiring new team with limited resources using Scrum

My team consists of 4 people Myself (Division Director, Senior Developer and Project Manager (adhoc PM)) Emp1 (Data Administrator/Data Entry for entire agency) Emp2 (Junior Developer - Have not ...
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How to apply project management skills for different projects?

A typical project for me is a 3 months web development and Android Apps project with a 3 person team. All development work is started and required all software development life cycle activities ...
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How to apply project management skills for a bulky project?

Suppose I was working on a 3 months web development project, alone. And I had to start developing everything from scratch. I had to perform each and every activity that a software development life ...
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Canned project breakdown suitable for training interns in scheduling

I'm looking for a project with a well-constrained breakdown that would suitable for training interns in scheduling projects. (The desired context is actually software project scheduling, but I'm ...
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How to work on a programming project remotely [closed]

I have several workers working for me remotely. We contact via Gmail chat. The problem is how can we all work on the project without having to send it via email and sending it back. Thanks for your ...
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Project Management for Inconsistent Development Efforts

I am a CS grad student, and I am interested in applying project management or software/system engineering methods to research projects at my university. I have experience applying the Scrum framework ...
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What are the key roles in a Scrum team?

Based on my understanding, Product owner, Scrum Master and Development team are the major roles in a Scrum team. I have to setup a .Net Scrum team with 5-8 members. I don't have enough knowledge about ...
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Agile Games for working in vertical slices

Is there a game for highlighting the wonders of working in vertical slices rather than horizontally? We are exploring techniques to represent the sum of the work that has to be done in a particular ...
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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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JIRA - generating work log reports

We are using JIRA to manage our tasks and to allow our client to review the progress and decides what to do next. Our developers are logging their work pretty accurately. Ideally our workflow would ...