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Agile - is this the best way to breakdown a project into Themes, Epics, Stories?

Currently working on a project and debating with others how best to break it down. Below, I'm just providing basic detail, not writing the full User Stories, just titles to make it quicker to read ...
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What is “Lead Time”?

I have a task within my project criteria which states: "Purchasing lead-time for the steelwork is estimated at 60-80 days". What does lead time mean? Do I have to make special considerations for ...
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Turnover rate in a project

I have to calculate the monthly turnover rate of my team. The formula I am using is the same as described in (http://www.payscale.com/compensation-today/2010/02/how-to-calculate-employee-turnover): ...
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1answer
54 views

Important Concepts In Project Management

What are the most important concepts that should be added (as notes on ms project)? for example: Defining the project scope, risk management .. what others?
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What does a “Contingency” Plan involve?

For example, if lack of resource commitment is identified as an issue, then what would the contingency plan look like? does it have a specific structure? what key factors must I consider when ...
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Career Path to be a project manager [on hold]

I am a systems administrator in a large company. I am very impressed by the work my project manager and senior project manager does. They manage teams really well without discord and have straight ...
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1answer
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How to atone for Fixed costs within MS Project which are based on duration?

I have successfully implemented fixed costs for a few of my tasks, one of them being accommodation cost which is a "one off" cost. However, how do I input fixed costs for tasks which rely on the ...
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How do you calculate extra costs incurred if a project overruns its schedule?

If a project doesn't meet its planned schedule, how do you calculate any losses per day incurred? Is there a graphing function in MS Project that I can use to depict losses per day?
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From user stories to product, where and when to do graphic design?

We are taking our first steps in the Agile development world, and while we have a long path to follow, I'm having difficulties incorporating our graphic designer in the development process. The ...
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1answer
55 views

Assessing Risks in Project Management (Microsoft Project)

I have the following queries regarding Risk Management: Upon identifying a risk, a contingency plan is usually developed, what does this involve? An example would be great. What effects would risks ...
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In Asana is there a way to associate completed tasks with a release version?

I'm working mostly in Asana right now, and am hoping to find a way to associate completed tasks with a versioned cut of product (software in this case). Am I supposed to hack my workflow by creating ...
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What type of power does your colleague appears to be using? What type of influence could you possibly use to gain his co-operation? [on hold]

Your boss isn’t satisfied with the way one of your colleagues is handling a project and she reassigns the project to you. She tells you to work with this person to find out what he has done already ...
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Is deciphering a book a project?

I just got an argument with a friend about whether deciphering the Voynich manuscript (a mysterious book dated in the 15th century, written in an unknown script) should be deemed a "project". He told ...
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MSProject: How to set up different resource availability for different workdays?

I need to set up a resource with the following availability in MS Project: Mon 50% Tue 50% Wed 100% Thu 50% Fri 0% Is this possible? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you Laszlo
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1answer
75 views

How to get a dev team to use TDD and CI?

I'm a software development program manager who has experienced many of the benefits of test-driven development and continuous integration. But some of the dev teams I work with don't follow these ...
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3answers
138 views

Open e-mail (everyone can see everyone else's received and sent messages)

Problem As a team, we need to set up our e-mail so that everyone can see everyone else's received and sent messages. More info The situation is that there are 4 people who are communicating with ...
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1answer
49 views

Leadership styles for International Projects [on hold]

I'm part of a group who are learning project management currently, and different leadership styles that go along with it. We came up with an idea about a Project Manager who manages projects under the ...
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2answers
85 views

How to synchronize an agile software team with a waterfall hardware team?

Our team is composed of both software and hardware engineers. The software team uses Scrum project management while the hardware team uses waterfall. The priority of our software requirements change ...
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5answers
205 views

How to handle a slow developer?

We have a team of 3. Given a task X, developers A and B would each take about a day to do it. Developer C will take a full week. What is the best way to deal with this? I don't want to just fire ...
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1answer
26 views

Push all dates back by 7 days in a project (project 2013)

I am doing a project for college and I am being forced to use project 2013... I have got a very basic understanding, but I need to push all dates from a certain point back by 7 days, I was wondering ...
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4answers
55 views

When to consider multiple PBIs when determining the HOW?

Consider that we have 10 Product Backlog Items (PBIs) that have been estimated and, if all goes well, will make it into our next sprint, after Sprint Planning. At what point would it be appropriate ...
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2answers
86 views

Managing a small team [on hold]

I have recently been put in charge of a small team in my company. I lead two c# developer and a front-end developer. Im am responsible for making sure we meat deadlines and communication with our ...
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2answers
41 views

Metrics for changing a process

I am trying to automate a manual process in my organization. There's one component which has a very repetitive coding. So i decided to automate it. Before jumping on to the automation, I want to ...
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0answers
22 views

delay in schedule as KPI?

In Microsoft Project 2013, what is the best way to show delay in schedule as KPI? In EPM, I want to highlight the projects with more than 20% of schedule delay.
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1answer
53 views

Defining user story in Scrum: how specific must they be?

As the title suggests: for example, the following user story "A registered user wants to login in order to use the site's services" is too generic? Should I use more detailed user stories, like the ...
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3answers
67 views

Is it OK for the scrum master to be remote? [on hold]

Is it OK for the scrum master to be remote when the rest of the team is co-located? I.e. the team is located at one office but the scrum master lives in another city and serves the team remotely? (I ...
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2answers
82 views

Can we say that a Sprint and a source code branch are almost the same things?

I'm going to begin a universitarian project with my fellows. It is required that we use one of the Agile Methods together with Bitbucket. We'd like to begin with Scrum. I've read its documentation and ...
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6answers
79 views

Should I include the developers in the official email communication with clients?

Currently I am a Project Manager of the following team: 3 Android Developers 2 Web Developers 2 iOS Developers and we are currently between the project initiation and development stages since the ...
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2answers
52 views

What is the correct name for terminating a project before it's complete?

I am running a project that is no longer viable due to an incorrect assumption. Therefore the project needs to be canceled/discontinued/killed/deleted/scrubbed. What is the correct name for this stage ...
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5answers
163 views

How can we continuously integrate new features when the PO only determines whether a feature is “done” at the end of each Sprint?

My team is having an issue with integrating software product features. Specifically, when do features get pull requested into our integration branch of code? Currently our understanding is: The ...
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2answers
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When should I start planning for the next version?

My company is setting dates for planning the version on the first day of the version. To me it seems to be waaaay too late.. I think it should be at least a couple of weeks before that. When ...
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3answers
108 views

How do we deal with bugs in scrum environment

We recently began working on Scrum with one of our products. Prior to that we worked with a Waterfall methodology. We have created stories for the new feature and also included the bugs for the next ...
3
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2answers
84 views

Scrum team is dependent on other team's work

I'm working in a big project, where we're creating a standard software A for several customers and in parallel extending that software for one customer (software B). There are several Scrum teams. The ...
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68 views

What are examples of folder hierarchies for Software Projects? [closed]

Problem: Throughout the systems development life cycle (SDLC) there is a accumulation of digital assets that are categorized inaccurately in a project folder. As a result, retrieval of those assets ...
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3answers
48 views

assigning multiple resources to a single task in MS project - is that right?

I have seen some project plans where a task that spans 80 hours has two resources assigned to it, one at 100% and the other at 50%. Is this correct? Shouldn't the task be broken down to two parts and ...
4
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1answer
78 views

How should I schedule around a resource that may be unavailable for up to 5 months a year?

Background: I am managing a Project where I am responsible planning the construction of a visitor center on the peak of a mountain. The Problem: During reading the brief, I have came across the ...
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2answers
54 views

Adding requirements gathering to the project plan - time phased budget baseline (PMB)

I'm preparing a time phased budget - basically my project schedule with all resources and cost allocated. When its reviewed, I will need to baseline it for calculating variance (tracking) in future. ...
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3answers
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In agile projects, who is assigned to do the testing?

When you have a small company with some programmers, designers and a project manager, who is responsible for the testing? Does everybody have to write tests, or is it always the same person?
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3answers
81 views

1 team practicing kanban with multiple projects

I was wondering on when a small development team would use kanban when they have multiple simultaneous IT projects. Is there a reason why someone would rather go with kanban instead of Scrum when ...
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2answers
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breaking down WBS in a project plan into activities

I understand that a project plan (schedule) is much more than a WBS task list. It depends on how you organize your project schedule - may be into phases, may be modules. Phases might have overlapping ...
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2answers
92 views

WBS (work breakdown structure) vs SRS (software requirements specification document)

I am new to project management and need a clarification. I want to create the work break down structure for a software project. The definition is that WBS must contain 100% of the work. How can I ...
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4answers
149 views

Can we use only one Scrum board for a team with multiple projects?

I am doing research for school. My research is covering how we could have one Scrum board for one team that works on multiple projects simultaneously. Scrum methodology is not just for working on one ...
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3answers
83 views

Should defect criticality change based on user needs?

Question Is it correct to assume that the criticality of a defect can change along with the project's progress? If so, when is this acceptable? Background Criticality is one of the indexes we've ...
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1answer
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Seeking professional advice on choosing/evaluating of an IT-contractor [closed]

When choosing an IT-contractor I have only vague ideas on how I can discern the quality of an IT-firm. Below I gather some criteria I have thought about and would like to know if those points are ...
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3answers
78 views

how do you deal with a team member who isn't sharing information and disturbing a lot with several questions [closed]

How do you deal with a team member who doesn't share information with you at the right time? On asking he gives one word replies and usually counter questions for more details on "what exactly do I ...
5
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1answer
144 views

How to deal with conflicting developers in Scrum team?

I'm a Scrum Master in a project. The development team was merged from two separate teams and now counts 8 people. John and Peter are previous teams leads - very experiensed C++ developers, who know ...
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3answers
94 views

How can I handle disengaged and unmotivated employees on my Scrum team?

As a Scrum Master, what actions or steps do I need to take when team members are not engaged or motivated, especially when the team members realize they don't have to report to me and that I don't do ...
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1answer
20 views

Actual Start Date in MS Project

I have a problem: I have a schedule that is baselined, constructed using horizontal and vertical logic, constraint free, fixed duration. I have a work package / task that has a FS dependency. The ...
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3answers
111 views

What indicates a good Project Manager?

I get an understanding of what good code is and what skills will be needed on my project. I can assess a software developer's skills and knowledge by looking at his code and asking technical ...
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1answer
25 views

How to display Time Tracking fields in Issue Detail View using Kanban Board in Jira?

That's it. How can I have Time Tracking fields (Original Estimate, Remaining Estimate) show up in Issue Detail View when using a Kanban Board (in "Work" mode) in Jira? Looks like this feature can ...

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