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Is there any difference between “method” and “methodology” terms?

I saw many times that this two terms are used like synonyms. For example in wikipedia write that Agile is "a group of software development methods", but Extreme programming is "a software development ...
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What is the definition of “development model”?

What is the definition of "development model"? For example: Waterfall model, Iterative model or Spiral model. In this case "model" is just synonym of "methodology" (wikipedia keep articles about ...
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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?