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8 views

Planning a web application/project development

I've started a new project at university and one question I had was "Where do I start when I want to create a web application/start up?". I know I'm meant to do the planning, which includes User ...
0
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0answers
4 views

What does MOS and RA stand for in IT project?

My customer asked if I can do an MOS and RA. RA should be risk analysis if I'm not mistaken. But what is MOS?
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0answers
5 views

Design accepted, now I'm going to specify actions

I'm new here, but I hope a don't break any rules. My question is about supporting process of implementing designs from PSD to HTML/CSS/etc. In entire process we start with graphic designer. Graphic ...
3
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3answers
49 views

Why are estimates treated like deadlines?

This is one thing that I've always taken as a given, the "status quo" in my line of field (software development) but never really gave it a deep thought. And even now that I do, I still don't ...
0
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0answers
6 views

How do I give feedback to a manager that doesn't see the forest for the trees? [migrated]

I recently completed a migration from one server to another of a service I manage that affects over 4,000 users, and it all went off without any interruption or degradation in functionality. The few ...
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5answers
69 views

Advice on becoming a Project Manager in IT

I have just enrolled on the Open University's Open degree to allow me to pick and choose my modules to tailor a path toward attaining a position in the career I want to pursue. Project management in ...
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2answers
33 views

Should requirements collection be included in the Work Breakdown Structure?

Can (or should) the activities relating to collection of requirements for the Requirements Matrix be included in the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)?
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2answers
57 views

Which PM methodology will suit me the best?

I work in a small company. i have decided to bring some structure to my daily activities. There is no official PM methodology existing in the company. I have blagged my way with the company to let ...
0
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2answers
30 views

Calculation of increased process efficiency

Say I have a process taking 19 h. Some improvement measures allow to reduce the required time to 17 h (to reach the same level of output). Does it make sense to say that the process is now ...
0
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1answer
20 views

Where can I find the PRINCE2 study material?

I just passed the PMP 2 months ago, and I would like to start PRINCE2 foundation and practitioner exam as soon as possible. I self-studied the PMP too and am looking for good study material. I have ...
2
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3answers
80 views

How often should a development team review code quality metrics so that we keep reasonable control over technical debt and code quality

Is there any recommended practice for how frequently code quality metrics should be reviewed by the team? I'm not sure how often should we be conducting a review of code quality metrics to look for ...
0
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2answers
43 views

Predicting software errors

There are two distinct projects where we are trying to define a bug prediction model. We used bug at file level and defined co-factors: Number of changes per file, Developers who left per file. ...
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0answers
28 views

What criteria can be used to evaluate projects in a portfolio?

I'm looking for a matrix to evaluate and prioritize our Corporate Business Portfolio. What are some best practices? How can I use the tools to the best advantage?
3
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4answers
80 views

Does the quality of a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training course vary from vendor to vendor?

I'm looking to take the exam and am wondering if any vendor/trainer listed through the Scrum Alliance will do or if I should be selective in who I pick. Specifically, I have the option of taking the ...
0
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0answers
23 views

How are most Java applications deployed in companies? [closed]

How are most Java applications deployed in companies? I believe they are deployed mostly via application servers such as Jboss, IBM Websphere AS, Weblogic, etc. Is this the case across the board? I ...
3
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2answers
56 views

Product owner for SaaS app

I am developing a SaaS app using Scrum and wondering if there are any best practices when it comes to having multiple "Product Owners". This is because I am working with some "users" who will help ...
2
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1answer
41 views

MS Project 2013 Reports: ACWP in Timephased Line Chart does not match ACWP in Column Chart or Table

Software Version: Microsoft Project 2013 Standard (15.0.4420.1017) Hello - I am creating a report in MS Project 2013. When I create a time-phased line chart containing ACWP, the ACWP shown in the ...
2
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3answers
97 views

Is reporting project progress in % to supervisors acceptable?

Currently I am working as a Project Manager in a big software project. Currently my supervisors require me to report each week to report the project's progress in percentage form, as in the example: ...
2
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1answer
41 views

Schedule Logic, Use of Leads and Lags

I was recently told that you shouldn't have or minimize the use of leads and lags in your schedule as it somehow affects the calculation of critical path. I do not know if this guidance is limited to ...
1
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2answers
81 views

How do I manage/oversee multiple agile teams around the world?

I have been tasked to manage multiple agile teams in different business areas and geographical regions (time zone problems). Has anyone got any experience with this? It seems like the job will be more ...
2
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1answer
85 views

Getting support for a software system rewrite?

We have a web site that was written five years ago by people that didn't know what they were doing. (I feel justified in saying that because I was one of them.) The resulting site was (and is) ...
1
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1answer
41 views

How to articulate ROI for “strategic” project?

I want to initiate a project to enable communication within the organization. Although the cost is pretty clear, the benefits are obvious but not easily quantifiable. I am reticent to make ...
0
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1answer
50 views

Burndown chart show as a red horizontal line even after spent time is updated

Hi i am using scrum board in jira , i have customized column set . To Do Development In Progress Ready For Code Review Code Review In Progress Ready For Testing Testing ...
0
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3answers
54 views

Where does a project manager fit in a business unit's organization chart?

Given that a unit has a Director and a Manager, whom does the Project Manager of that unit ordinarily report to, the Director or the Manager? It seems that if the Project Manager reports to the ...
3
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1answer
60 views

Interview question for an Iteration Manager position

I am having an interview for an Iteration Manager position and they have given me a scenario to prepare for which we will talk about during the interview. The scenario is as follows: There is a piece ...
0
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3answers
34 views

How do I elicit measurable business objectives in the real world?

A very common theme in project management/software engineering resources is that goals should be SMART. This question is targeted to the "M" in SMART: Measurable. The examples commonly found in ...
5
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4answers
190 views

Does it make sense to reopen closed User Stories in SCRUM-project

I was asked to adjust our ticket-workflow and I don't know if it's a good route we take here. So I'd like to ask for your opinion. Our project is being developed based on a Scrum process with weekly ...
7
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8answers
250 views

Should a Product Owner be asking developers to do QA to meet deadlines?

When the deadline is tight and when there are not enough QA people, the Product Owner asks developers to join in with QA to meet the deadline. What should the developers do when this happens? ...
0
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6answers
79 views

Mechanism in JIRA to signify issues/tickets that are stalled

I'm using Agile views/boards in JIRA to manage issues of a project. Is there a mechanism to signify issues that are important (hence high priorities) but for technical difficulty and human resource ...
6
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6answers
564 views

Daily stand-up with multiple Scrum teams

There are 3 Scrum teams (with ~15 people) whose work is tightly connected so it's necessary that teams to be up to date with the others' progress. How possible to exchange info between teams on a ...
2
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3answers
56 views

Is Defect density a valid technique at all?

The formula involved for calculating defect density is simply (number of defects) / (lines of code). So if lines of code would be less it increases the chances of having a high defect density. In ...
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1answer
78 views

Roles mapping between Scrum and XP methodologies

A lot of people mix Scrum and XP methodologies. But these methodologies have different set of roles. I tried to make mapping between them. This is result: ________________________________ | Scrum ...
0
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1answer
42 views

Ensure direction of project is kept after opening source [closed]

I had an idea and started working on a web site which aims to be of societal value. I believe making it open-source would benefit the project. Doing this will be a turning point where I no longer have ...
1
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2answers
68 views

Process for tracking work external to the team?

I'm currently running a project where a very simple Kanban setup (Backlog/Doing/Done) is working great for us—most of the time. But we're also highly dependent on a lot of other teams' ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Gaps in resource scheduled time

I'm attempting to use the "Level All" button in MS Project 2013 Professional. There are three resources, which you can see in the screenshot, with two of the resources working on the same item, shown ...
1
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3answers
61 views

What are the primary differences when promoted to a Programme Support role out of a Project Support role?

Within a newly formed Programme Support Office, a number of new starts have been asked to evaluate their roles but they are all former Project Support Officers and some are straying into Project ...
0
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1answer
28 views

Tasks on my Project do not print

I am using MS Project at work, and I noticed on one job when i print the calendar, certain tasks do not show up. It appears that every task that is lower in the day cell does not show up on the Print. ...
0
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5answers
172 views

What to do with epic technical stories?

I have a lot of stories of the type: "As a passenger, I want this plane to fly so that I can get to places". The amount of work that the end user doesn't care about from this point on is enormous. ...
4
votes
4answers
130 views

Dealing with stories/functionality that will spread across the entire lifetime of the project

I'm trying to determine how I would deal with a story/epic that appears to potentially spread across every sprint. As a user I wish to have see help information against data inputs so that I can ...
0
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0answers
8 views

Utilities to manage projects with calendar [migrated]

I know in in general, it is frowned upon to ask for software recommendations, but I find that I'm having difficulty articulating what I want; and I'm suspicious that I what I want might not exist, and ...
0
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0answers
45 views

Resource usage total doesn't match Gantt chart total

I have an MS Project file where the total value of the effort calculated by adding up each resource in the Resource Usage sheet is greater than the total effort of the tasks in the Gantt chart. I've ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Scheduling teams to complete a percentage of work

I'm trying to work out how to allocate work to different teams, and my brain is struggling with the logic. I have three different teams who arrive in a geographic area at different dates. There's a ...
4
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4answers
144 views

Should I disclose technical constraints and details to the client?

Background In our Software Requirements Specifications (SRS) we have a clause which states that the user should be able to make push notifications from the website to the mobile devices. Should we ...
4
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2answers
90 views

What do you mean by inspect relationships during sprint retrospective

One of the purpose of the Sprint Retrospective is to: "inspect how the last Sprint went with regards to people, relationships, process, and tools". What mean relationships?
0
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6answers
115 views

What to do with ill-defined stories?

So, I am the Scrum master for my team, and my team's manager insists on putting stories in the sprint that are ill-defined. For example, while they have a end goal in mind, it is a poorly defined ...
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votes
3answers
73 views

What do to when there's a discrepancy between what the team produces and what the management expects?

I'm a programmer and I'm used to work in a way where I do my work, do not check if I am wrong or not, present the work to my manager / client and wait for their feedback on my faults. I've heard that ...
3
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1answer
107 views

Estimation Quote on realism vs optimism - does it exist?

I could have sworn I read a quote by Steve McConnell or perhaps Fred Brooks about teams that make conservative estimates and pessimistic deadlines but meet them every time garner more trust and ...
1
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2answers
52 views

Scheduling not calculating properly [closed]

In Office version 2007, I have some tasks that are all fixed duration. I'm a prime contractor with subcontractors and I'm trying to schedule out events. I have add the duration and assigned the ...
3
votes
1answer
149 views

How can we adopt Kanban to our workflow?

I'm working in a creative agency, with 8 people sharing the same physical space. Some of us travel often, and we are loosely organized in the following departments: RnD, Design, Social, and ...
1
vote
2answers
41 views

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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