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How to manage monthly customer activities?

Suppose you allocate to your customers 3 of Activity A/month and 5 of Activity B/month. How do you keep track of what you've allocated and what they've used every month? Something that is going to ...
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What's the Title for the Person Who Runs a PMO Office?

I've been in several organizations that have a PMO - Project Management Office. But I've never gotten a clear take on what the person who runs it should really be called. I've sometimes heard ...
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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 do you name Sprints in Scrum?

I was wondering if it's a good idea to name Sprints with user-friendly names instead of using numerals like Sprint 1, Sprint 2, etc. Are there best practices or standards for naming the Sprint after ...
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Multi-level process development

I was previously acquainted with a specific model, which contains levels for different phases of a systems development, ie: Phase 1: Complete chaos, nothing works Phase 2: Getting stuff to work, but ...
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What's the rational behind dehumanizing people and calling them “resources” in project management?

I'm a software developer. One thing I learned about this a long time ago is that no two developers are the same (experience, skills, etc.). What I learned about project management is that it's ...
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What's the difference between software engineering and software project?

I find that I'm confused between the terms "software engineering" and "software project". What is the difference between these? I suspect that "software engineering" may focus on a different aspect, ...
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What's the difference between quality assurance and quality control?

I'm having a hard time concisely explaining to some people what the difference between the two are. Also, I not totally sure what the scope and detail of quality assurance entails. Quality control is ...
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What is a “battery”?

I was very surprised to read, in this question, the mention of “batteries” as a PM tool, seemingly linked to Scrum. The OP talks about an article about their use, but none of my desperate Googling ...
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What should we call sprints in agile development when not selling consulting to a client?

Obviously, calling sprints "sprints" would be one option, but even though that is well known and might convey an image of working really hard and getting a lot done, it also might imply "moving as ...
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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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How is a group of deliverables called?

They are not projects, as one project contains more groups of deliverables. Is milestone a correct term? I hope the chart below explains it a little.
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What is meant by the term, 'Task and Finish'?

Is it a new way of saying 'project'? If not, can you provide an example.
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What's a more generic, less-loaded name for “operations”?

I'm trying to help better organize the activities of our group. We're largely a service organization (working with faculty and students at an academic institution), but we're a tech group and we do ...
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Whats the difference between a project manager and an IT manager?

What is the difference between these roles and where is the crossover? Is it possible to be both in particular jobs?