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Mapping value stream for a feature suggestion to working software process

I'm trying to get a gist of Value Stream Mapping and how to apply it to a suggestion to working software process that we have. Since we are developing products, and don't do client work, there's no ...
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Optimizing the phase model of CMS-project

We are working since couple of years with an CMS. Until now our working model was divided in the following phases: Preparation Online Meetings Soft Kick off-online Scoping ...
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Leading technical teams as an agile non technical project manager [closed]

I am currently project managing a software build, managing 2 developers, a QA engineer and UI/UX designers in the process. I am no longer hands on. Previously I was a former developer, but I did not ...
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Project Management Methodology for software and real time audio processing project [closed]

Im starting a project with some college friends and we want to make a team of audio engineers and software developers. We have experience in apps development, filters implementation and audio ...
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How to diplomatically deny client access to their server

My client has requested access to their server we have not delivered yet, due to the development of the project is still in progress. They do not have anyone on staff with technology experience. And ...
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What quality management frameworks are used (appropriate) today - especially in software development?

There were ISO 9001 (and adapted version for IT TickIT), CMMI - capability maturity model, Six Sigma, IEEE software development standards and so on. All that was intended for software quality ...
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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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What needs to be in place to get a Software project estimate within 10%

Often we hear people wanting estimates to be within 10% even if the dev team has not been hired yet and you have no idea about their productivity. This results in techniques such as fat and burn (add ...
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I'm the new dev team boss - some advice please [closed]

I've just been put in charge of a software development team, and don't want to stuff it up. I'm interested to find out what are some of the things you valued most about the best managers you've worked ...
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What does it mean to “verify SW requirements related to safety, security and critically are correct, as shown by rigorous methods”?

I have been given a list of criteria to verify our requirements against (I found out they took it from an ISO standard) and there is one I have no clue what to do with: the software requirements ...
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Can planning documents be retroactively produced to fit the product that's been built?

I am currently implementing an Android application and am struggling to do my class and sequence diagrams, predominately due to the fact that the specifications are too abstract and vague. I was ...
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Android App Development: Effort Estimation tools [closed]

The intention is to determine raw estimates effort in man hours for the development of Android app, based on basic Screen UI/Wireframes. For example: Design team provided 10-screens. Based on the ...
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How do you keep track of software engineers daily activity?

We are a new software development team in a manufacturing company. Currently, we are using agile methods for our software development. But since we are just a new team, there are times that we could ...
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Developers don't like to estimate. What can I do to improve the process?

I have two kinds of projects: Agile where estimates made with story points using planning poker http://www.planitpoker.com/ Waterfall/Kanban where estimates made on hours/days divided to specialty. ...
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Team velocity dramatically slows down to the end of a sprint

I have noticed that team velocity sometimes becomes "negative" near to the end of a sprint. There's few trivial story's/bugs left but they took extraordinary effort to finish. Team seem's not to be ...
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How to represent tasks with subtasks over versions?

I have tasks T1, T2,...TN. Each task has subtasks S11,S12,...,SNM. Each subtask takes some amount of time. For version V1 I have t1 months, for version V2 I have t2 months,... For simplicity I assume ...
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How do you explain to a client that migrating an existing application's database to different one (e.g. from MySQL to MSSQL) is not a trivial task?

My client believes that he just has to copy the data over into the new database using some kind of migration tool and change the app's database configuration file. While I am sure there are some ...
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Consulting and separating internal and external tickets

So, I'm helping an agile software consulting company to create a workflow between themselves and their customers. The goal is to provide the customer with an Agile way of approving features (stories) ...
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What is a good workflow for hiring freelancers?

Should I allow the freelancer to clone my entire repository to work on my code? Is this safe? I don't feel like giving a complete stranger access to my entire code base. Basically, how do I use the ...
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How to replace a programmer when he is the only one that understands the system?

After few years of working on this complicated project, and with only few months left, i realized that my programmer been feeding me BS all along, that the system is not near ready, with quick fixes ...
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How can I calculate performance evaluation criteria for a software team?

I am looking for a theoretical formula which can evaluate the performance of an employee. I have figured out these measurable factors on which the performance can be calculated. Can anyone tell me a ...
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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 should I go about a small team web app development for university course?

I'm a Computer Science student at a university and I've got a problem figuring out where to start with a semester-long project. I have experience in Java, C, and some web development but nothing with ...
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purchases detail maintain with the Java and mysql database [closed]

I have to develope purchase detail application Multiple vender have multiple invoice number and That invoice contain multiple product in single invoice And that invoice number can be repeate as per ...
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New to Project Management with a new team on a short deadline

I have just been put in charge of a brand new team of a developer and designer, the first of each for our company. I've never had this role before, but I do have some design, development, and ...
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Are Project Managers redundant in a digital agency?

I have worked as a freelancer and have experienced this problem several times in various places. Scenario: In a digital agency, there is a coding development team with a coding development lead. ...
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How can I reduce the amount of technical high risk work in projects? [closed]

Typically, my projects involve a challenging technical problem. In my latest project this is a set of offline CRUD screens, which was scope creep of 50% of the total project estimate. I reviewed ...
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What are Acceptable SLoC Rates?

This is not a question regarding the quality of the SLoC metric. I accept it as a limited, inaccurate, or even poor metric. That said, I am looking for data that indicates what reasonable rates ...
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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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How do I organize a team of “shadow" software developers (think ghostwriters)?

I'm starting a software development consultancy -- coders for hire. I'd be the main developer and would hire others to delegate certain tasks to. The catch: I want that my clients should never see who ...
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How do I estimate costs for running a finished software project?

I have an ongoing software development project nearing completition. My question is how I can estimate the necessary budget to run the software once it's finished (run), develop it further, for ...
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Time estimation and deadlines

I started working in my current job as an Android developer right after graduation (1.5 months ago), my first task was to build a complaint application which includes the following features: ...
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Temporarily adding external freelance developers to an existing developer team (aka. Hybrid Team). Pros and Cons?

What are the pros and cons of adding external software developers to an existing developer team for a small project? What are the pros and cons? For me: Pros: Development should in theory be ...
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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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Sizing a potential project rapidly without formal estimation

We have been asked by management to spend a very short period of time to "size" a software project - that is, to give them a very loose ballpark of time to implement the entire thing. There are three ...
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How would we manage a project that involves replacing Cobol with Java?

We are working on replacing 5 million lines of cobol with Java. Apparently this cannot be done without significant cost. We have estimated it will cost 70000 man hour days to convert it all to ...
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How should I create a process for front end testing?

We have a product similar to Photoshop and we have a lot of trouble in the testing period. we started to use Agile Framework, in middle of project. We have to use human manual testing to test ...
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May I not use the users stories in Scrum?

It is more convenient for me to describe requirements in technical terms. So is it possible not to use the users stories in Scrum? Will it be Agile still?
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metrics for bug fixing / learning legacy system

We are a new team of about a dozen developers in our not-very-IT company tasked with reshoring/onshoring/insourcing (bringing into the company what a vendor has developed for us) a large (10M+ LOC?) ...
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What is the correct way to handle delays caused by technical issues?

I am working on a Web Design and Development project for my Final. I have missed Alpha and Beta milestones due to a critical server error that was beyond my knowledge or understanding. I had to get in ...
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Agile Project Management with iOS, Android, and Server Components

We are currently trying to start a project with three different OS's, iOS, Android, and Server components. The argument has been on how should we create the stories, should there be a story for each ...
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How to transition from programmer to project manager?

I'm a programmer at a small company who's used to receiving projects by someone saying in a meeting: "make an e-commerce website," and then I'll just take it upon myself to do it. The only ...
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What should the title of this PM position be?

What should the proper title of this position be, at a tech company that focuses on developing software? Role Requirements: Manage several Business Systems' Web, Database and Cloud Projects ...
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Which role among these are suitable for “Administrator” in Agile Software Development Projects?

I did some research in DSDM and Agile Projects and got stuck in this scenario. I'm new to this so please help me out. Suppose, in an organisation there are following posts: 1) Managing Director 2) ...
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What does “Architectural Spike” mean?

What does Architectural Spike mean? I know, that this is investigation activity for unknown and unestimated tasks. But I want know more details. When we should do it: during Sprint or between them? ...
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Recode or Recycle?

I am a developer for a non-IT company whose main service is marketing. There's not much technical people when I came on board, just one who is the project manager and all of their IT projects ...
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Hybrid Software Development Methodology [closed]

Hybrid, Scrum and XP an agile methodologies. My Question is what is the different between them and what is better or the greatest methodology? Thanx ... :)
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Any books of running large (100+) development teams? [closed]

Running a large (100+) development team is quite different to 10 or even 40 people, manual control stops working. What are the books on how to do it the most effectively?
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Dealing with inherited development team

Imagine you inherited a large team of developers and found out that interviewing in the past had certain slacks and some members of the team lack certain skills. It is certainly wrong idea to ...
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How to record client requirements?

How a typical Software development company keep records of client requirements? For example: A) One day client asked us to add a tracking code to his website. B) Another day same client asked us to ...