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Taking on project manager role and introducing an iterative methodology in a small team

I've been working with two other programmers working on an Android application. Together we've built a semi-functioning app and a backend application. Initially, we created a plan similar to the ...
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1answer
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Post Scrum facilitation

I am a scrum master for two years, and recently one of my peers raised a concern that our stand-ups are taking too long. While I am trying to keep the first part of the stand-up (i.e. updates) as ...
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Which is the Issue Register NOT used for?

I am going to give the Prince2 exam soon. And in there, it says Which is the Issue Register NOT used for? And the answer is "Capture any threats or opportunities that might have an impact on a ...
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1answer
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Ms project, how to calculate difference between actual duration and duration?

Ms project, how to calculate difference between actual duration and duration ? i mean for example: if any resource finish the task before the actual finish date , how can i calculate this overtime ...
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Is Wikidsamrt supported by Confluence versions higher than 5.25?

I need a Requirement management tool, with ability to prove traceability and consistency for the whole product life cycle, Using Confluence and Jira. We tried RMsis, but as we have many documents for ...
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Project Management Methodology for software and real time audio processing project

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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Digital Sprint management with regards to ISO compliance

The Question: What are the distinct advantages and/or disadvantages of a Digital (excel or dedicated PM software) approach to Sprint management as it relates to documenting the development process ...
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What possible gotchas what I can expect from using MS project for timesheet/billing?

My concern is use of MS Project for employee time sheet, billing, planning and tracking work time on people/resources (developers, IT engineers) over a time under multiple "service contracts" instead ...
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Can we select different calendars for each project of ms project server 2013 web app?

I have MS Project Server 2013 and created project web app how do I select different calendars for different projects because in my company we have different projects with different requirements and ...
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What's a project management methodology suitable for a small team that addresses both operations and rapid-fire small projects?

I work for a small distributor of technical products. We're about 20 employees strong; our primary business involves sourcing and selling often-obscure technical equipment and accessories. I've been ...
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1answer
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Having trouble managing a sub contractor

I am project managing on an on going bases an e-commerce site for a client. I have only one resource working on it, a sub contractor due to a lack of resources. He is working remotely. I am having ...
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1answer
40 views

Start-to-Start and Finish-to-Finish Logic in MS Project

Let's say I have three tasks. I want Task2 (hammock activity) to start at the same time as Task1 but finish at the same time as Task3. Is there a clever way of doing this?
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Given user-approved course materials, how do you design an amazing K-12 online learning product? [on hold]

I'm a developer at a startup who produces the welcomed original math videos (covers all the content of junior math) and practices for Chinese junior high students. We also made some payable materials ...
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1answer
22 views

Why is MS Project 2016 Showing a $0 for BCWP on a completed task

I am not understanding how MS Project (2016, in this case) calculates the BCWP component of Earned Value. To illustrate: below is a one-task project. The task is five days long, has one resource ...
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4answers
157 views

How many hours should the development team spend on skills improvement during work?

For a team of junior web developers, who are very motivated to improve their skills, and applying their new knowledge to the development has produced great results so far. But I am conscious of the ...
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1answer
20 views

Custom Field Formula for MSP

If( [Text1] And [Text4] > 0, [Text1] - [Text4], "" ) I need a syntax for Null/Empty cells in [Text1] and [Text4] to avoid #ERROR Thank You
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3answers
91 views

At what level should the Product Owner prioritize work?

I work for a small software company and I am the Scrum Master. In this company we have a small group of people who consist our StakeHolders. To represent the StakeHolder's interest the stakeholders ...
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3answers
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What should a scrum master do if his manager insists on managing the team?

In an organisation they decided to hire a full time scrum master to help them transition to scrum. Most of the developers onshore and offshore were new to the company's huge system, and new to scrum. ...
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1answer
37 views

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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How to estimate number of resources when I have my timelines fixed, but work effort is more

My total work estimate is 1056 man days Release Start time: May 10 Release End time: October 10 total Work days available: 101 1056 / 101 = 11 resource Approx. Is this correct calculation? If not ...
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What is PRINCE2 methodology [closed]

In my final year report we were told to use small parts of PRINCE2 methodology with any other project management methodology of our choice (mine was agile) I've never studied PRINCE2 so I have no idea ...
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1answer
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Exchanging equivalent user stories (Story points based) in a sprint

In the middle of a sprint right now, the following problems have arose: Urgent bug has cropped up that needs resolving Stakeholder urgently needs a requirement integrated which is preventing a ...
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Why is Closing Process Group of Project HR management empty?

I am a newbie to Project Management. While going through a course for basic understanding of Project Management, I got stuck with the Closing Process Group of Project HR Management Knowledge Area. ...
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1answer
25 views

Software for Multiple Project Management [closed]

I manage a small team (and sub-contractors) dealing with a variety of projects simultaneously. Some of the projects are purely software development, but we also deal with hardware upgrades, networking ...
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27 views

What are the most important Skills for a Software Product Manager? [closed]

I'm trying to improve my Skill set for a Software Product Management role. 2 question: What Skills do you think are important for the role? Which is the best resource to learn that Skill? Please ...
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2answers
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Drop-down menus in MS Project 2013 disappeared

In one of my MS Project 2013 files, the drop down menus appear when I hover over the column headers in the Task Sheet view. In another file and new files, the drop down menu option does not appear in ...
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1answer
19 views

Risk Register & Project Summary Risk Report

What is the link between Risk Register Database & Project Summary Risk Reports and other risk management and project management procedures?
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43 views

Who should make the final design and UX decisions on a team without a designer

Our team doesn't have a dedicated UX/design employee. Is is better for product or the engineers to have the final say for UX/design decisions? Or should it be a majority vote?
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Differences: Agile Software Development, Agile Projects with Scrum , Agile Project Management [closed]

My question is the fact of wanting to take a workshop but my goal is to provide releases to the user without necessarily to be the final product , which will serve me ? (Agile Software Development, ...
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4answers
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How to create a visual product road map that follows agile?

My boss loves Gaant charts, because they give you a high level visual overview of the product roadmap. The problem with Gaant, it is fixed time related and goes completely against the concept of the ...
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Should this be an Agile/Scrum Questions stack exchange? [migrated]

Wouldn't it make more sense to have a distinct Agile group? What do you think are the benefits of having questions and answers from this two different worlds in this one group? Here are some ...
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What to do if a member of a team finishes all his sprint tasks ahead of schedule?

I run 1 week sprints, lately my sprints are finishing ahead of schedule (one day before the end of the sprint) for one member of the team. I know that some PMs wait until the next sprint cycle, ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to links tasks that have overlapped dates?

for example, if I have two tasks start at different dates that end at the same date. My problem is, if I try to link these two tasks, the dates will automatically change, not the original dates I ...
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Earn PDU's by contributing to StackExchange

PMI certifications are in need of the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) to earn their so called PDU's(professional development units). As of now there are two categories to earn these PDU's: ...
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Why can't the Crash Time be greater or equal to Normal Time?

Scenario Activity | Normal Cost | Normal Time | Crash Cost | Crash Time | Weekly Crash Cost A 5,000 4 5,000 4 0 B 8,000 4 ...
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Where is the value in walking the board with a detailed task board?

My team keeps a detailed record of in progress and blocked items on the team task board (format: To Do, In Progress, Done). The board is so detailed that meetings have turned into walking the board ...
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383 views

Is the Product Owner allowed to be at the Daily Scrum event?

Throughout the Scrum Open Assessments there often appears a question about who must attend to the Daily Scrum event. This is always correctly answered by saying that only the Development Team is ...
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3answers
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How can we deal with a big story that does not break down?

I'm a developer. We have a non-technical BA writing our stories. There are a few stories coming down the pipeline that have a small business description. These stories require an unusually large ...
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What are the benefits of PRINCE2 Agile?

I have recently heard about a new methodology that mixes PRINCE2 and Agile called PRINCE2 Agile. I was wondering what could be the benefits and reasoning behind this? As I understand PRINCE2 is a ...
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1answer
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PWA / Enterprise custom columns - formula not working

I'm using Project Online and am trying to create a custom calculated column which shows me the percentage difference between my "Actual Cost" and a custom column called "Profitability". I'm having ...
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3answers
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Developer is stuck, now what?

I am unable to deliver a project because the developer is stuck on a problem for the past 3 days. It looks like he can't actually solve it. I am extremely frustrated, and so is the developer. What ...
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Reviewing Users on Resource Allocation DropBucket [closed]

My team is a group of people that I manage. We have different Draws/Folders/Collbas on our Drop Bucket system. Our resources are allocated as a means to an end rather than an end to a means what we ...
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1answer
47 views

Is Ken Schwaber advocating a platform model in this blog post?

Context: Working as a Developer within an enterprise delivery encompassing a full technology stack across 22 feature teams - very SOA and backend heavy. As part of the Agile journey for the teams we ...
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Who performs a release and how is it estimated?

I have just joined and become the Scrum Master for a team at a company. I came in on the last three days of one of its many sprints. On the last day of the Sprint, they released the increment. This ...
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1answer
60 views

Am I implementing scrum properly?

First time doing this, seems to be working well. I am currently the Product manager/Scrum master, I have a team of 2 developers and a QA tester. Product is organised in the following way: Weekly ...
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3answers
79 views

Mixing organizational and SCRUM roles

Within a quite young and fresh Startup, I'm currently holding the role of a SCRUM Master, as well as a developer. My tasks are split up 50/50 between those roles. The 1.5 years before that, I was ...
2
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2answers
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Should bug/regression tickets be reopened, or new tickets created?

Question This is a paradox I have: when I create GitHub Issues (or JIRA tickets, or whatever issue tracker you use), my engineers like to make them very granular, so that it narrows the scope down ...
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2answers
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How do you convince a client that testing is a must?

It is quite hard to sell testing in these days. Clients are always looking for cost savings and it often happens that they are not aware of low quality in the output. How do you deal with that?
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108 views

How to tell a client 'no'

For a client project, we have a client who is always looking for free add ons. The problem is that when I tell them 'no, we can do this but it will cost you' they go ultra emotional and kick up an ...
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Where I can find publicly available project data [closed]

I'm going to do some quantitative research on projects executed in Agile way (I focus on Scrum but possibly later I'll take Kanban, Lean, and other into consideration). The thing is that to do such ...

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