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MS Project Predecessor Path in Gantt Chart

In MS Project 2010, is it possible to show the entire predecessor path driving the start of one specific task in a Gantt Chart?
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What level of analysis should the development team expect before being asked to estimate and develop a story?

First of all, please excuse the rather lengthy question but I thought an example would be helpful. In my current role I am working as a developer in an agile team. Here is an example of s story ...
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Tool help for Automated testing [on hold]

Most of our business functionality is written using PL/SQL. Till date we do not have a unit testing tool for testing PL/SQL. So, in our two sprint cycle we end up without unit test automation. What ...
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PMP Exam preparation [on hold]

I'm gonna prepare for PMP Certification exam. I'll appreciate if you could give me some information about available regular classes, I'm not interested in Boot Camps and online classes. Thank you
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Why is resource-levelling functionality missing from online pm tools (e.g. wrike, teamwork, etc)? [on hold]

Aren't most project resources scarce? I know this functionality is provided by Primavera or MS project.
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What do you do next after creating an SRS?

Having gone through the IEEE standard document (IEEE 830-1998) on what a Software Requirements Specification should contain I'm now looking for guidance on the next steps following the creation of an ...
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1answer
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Cloud-Based Time Tracking Software [on hold]

I'm looking for a cloud-based time tracking service for a 20 person company which allows employees to be logged in throughout the day and choose a work category from a drop down menu, choose the ...
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1answer
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Task Unique ID and Resource Usage view

I would like to create a report that shows for all over-allocated resource a list of the tasks that are causing the over-allocation within a certain time-period.
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Missing topics & weaknesses in PMP Head first [on hold]

One of best books in PMP is headfirst, it is helping you to understand PMP like story but i found uncovered topics on it -found in RITA book- like : Present value (integration knowledge area) ...
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Team consistently exceeding their WIP limit

I'm working with a team (but are not part of the team) that is consistently going over their WIP limits. They have decided on a WIP limit - they think it is realistic. Regularly they break the ...
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1answer
57 views

Giving PMs a view of developer resource

I run a dev team of 8. We have a few PMs here and they often ask about getting a good view of what free developer resource we have. Other parts of the business have a shared outlook calendar but for ...
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Reducing the sprint length duration

How do I convince my team who is working in three week long sprint to work on two week long sprint? The idea for me is to get quicker feedback from Product Owner. The team doesn't get that.
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Collabrative Web based version controlled maintainance of qa testing or project documents [on hold]

Can anyone suggest some Open Source tools for Web based version controlled document maintainance. We have TFS in our company but this is more for source code. I am thinking of something along the ...
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Best project management tool [closed]

We are a team of 50 and are looking for a simple resource/project planning tool. We already use TeamGantt and Basecamp but TeamGantt feels really heavy and doesn't motivate others to participate. ...
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2answers
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Are there any respected Kanban certifications?

Are there any respected, or at least well-known, Kanban certificates? There are many Scrum certifications, some of them can be taken online (scrum.org), others require participation in a stationary ...
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8answers
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Do you including testing in the original estimate?

Our dev team estimates work in hours, but we do not including any testing time in the original estimate. For example if the devs say an item will take 4 hours that will become our estimate for that ...
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4answers
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Conflict with Programme Manager

A couple of days ago I got called into the PMO office asking me as to why certain developments were not communicated. This was not an easy conversation and though it is categorically stated in the ...
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1answer
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When a resource is over allocated why does the “extend duration of task” option sometimes not appear?

I am pretty green and I am having an issue. I have 2 staff that can commit 50% of their time to the project. I opened the resource sheet and set their units to 50%. Then when I assign someone to a ...
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1answer
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Inactive resources

How can I make a resource appear 'Inactive'? I see the 'Inactive' button on the 'Resource information', however it's disabled. I have a resource that's been working on a project, but is no longer in ...
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task duration not coming correct as per start and finish dates

i am using MSP 2010. there is a problem which i never faced before. if i set a duration of a task as 10 days, the dates should be reflected accordingly. but it does not. Work order issue to vendors ...
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Risk management concepts definitions

I am trying to define some concepts of risk management and I am having some trouble. I am using definitions from ISO 73:2009 and from "A. Avizienis, J-C Laprie, B. Randell, and Landwehr. Basic ...
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1answer
42 views

Work statistics report for resources

I have a master file with several sub-projects and resources assigned to them. Is there a way to make a bar chart in Project Pro report that shows the work hours for resources based on the ...
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1answer
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Finish variance in Hours

How can I show the Finish variance column in hours and not days? I am working in MS project Pro 2010. Thank you for your help.
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Is it necessary to address all three questions every day in the Scrum?

Sometimes people don't make that much of a progress and even if they do, saying each day I will do something and the next day that I did...then you lose more time than it is worth it to mention it. In ...
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4answers
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Gamification, competition, fun and jokes in the daily scrum

I would be interested in stuff that might get some gamification and fun into the daily scrum. I find this very tricky. How to make the daily to be different|fun|interesting and still productive, ...
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What SOPs are best suited for projectized teams in order to seek customer satisfaction and delivery in software quality?

We are an IT Solution provider and I work as a Business Analyst. We are in the phase of streamlining our processes and procedures for software development projects. One of our core activity is to ...
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1answer
43 views

An offer for project with source code [closed]

A company is offering me project with source code the offer is like following(generic): Grab your Last Chance to Buy "product name" with Source code for "limited" licenses at just $. I am curious ...
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2answers
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How to allocate resources across projects with equal priority

Real Situation: you are the project manager for a small company, you have one senior developer and one junior developer. You have a big client (accounting for about 50% of company sales) breathing ...
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2answers
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Breaking Down a Code Review of a Prototype

I'm the Product Owner on a project, which is essentially the integration of a new technology into an existing product. A prototype has been written by an external developer and we are now tasked with ...
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1answer
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Kurt Lewin's 3 stage change process: which stage has the most resistance?

Is there in Kurt Lewin's 3 stage change process (Wiki) any "resistance distribution" or all stages have nearly equal resistance level? If so, which stage actually has the most resistance level?
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Agile. Release planning. Why do I need stories instead of themes/epics

I'm reading Mike Kohn's book about Agile estimation. At the same time I have a release planning in couple of days. It's going to be 6 months (12 sprints release). We have the ideas about what needs ...
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3answers
55 views

How do I pitch and back up the concept of pointing to my team?

I am a scrum master with a small team of developers. We have had a difficult year but this year we are trying to get back into doing things correctly. Part of this includes getting back into ...
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2answers
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System for high level project status

A head of software R&D would like to see high level information about the projects R&D works on. What is needed : project, milestones, features, risks. Ability to add features or report bugs ...
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4answers
145 views

Who is reponsible when the team doesn't implement the Scrum Master's ideas for continuous improvement?

I am working as a Scrum Master. With an intention on continuous improvement I am coming up with ideas in order to deliver better software. I realized that the team is not making enough progress from ...
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Should managers be involved in decisions about what technical practices the team adopts?

With the popularity of agile methodologies on the rise it comes the time to make decisions about what it means to be done with a given feature/task. Should the managers be involved in the decisions ...
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Is there a theory of management that supports backward/reverse planning?

I have found that project managers/project leaders use this common sense approach to planning. Namely, they already have a deadline, then they set milestones in a backwards order. They apply the same ...
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1answer
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Outsourcing company: Usage of velocity for offers

Currently I am working in an outsourcing company and our management has decided to use the following scheme for "Velocity of the developers": Each developer has a velocity quotient: Senior ...
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1answer
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Finding a decent Development Team [closed]

hope this isn't out of the concept, I couldn't find any place better to ask. Me and my friend are working on a social networking app idea but we both don't know enough coding to develop that big of an ...
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Pair Programming bad case? [closed]

I know pair programming has lots of good point to use. However, I don't think it will be a silver bullet in every situation. Is there an example of bad case to use pair programming or bad situation in ...
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1answer
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Capacity planning creating confusion when the team is estimating in Story points

I have a question on how capacity planning helps when the sign up the work at the beginning of the Sprint. Here is the scenario I am dealing with At the beginning of every Sprint the team signs up ...
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2answers
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Edit the wbs column in microsoft project / import wbs + indent tasks

I sometimes use Freemind in the early startup process of projects for brainstorming with the project team. With freemind, it is possible to save the mindmap as an ODT file which then creates a WBS for ...
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What to do with the Sprint backlog tasks that we have decided are not needed any more

Can anybody answer my question here? I have estimated for 5 to 6 tasks like analysis (4 hrs), design (3 hrs), logical review (1 hr), peer review (1 hr), unit testing (1 hr), coding (2 hrs) and release ...
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Is there a document management system or process that keeps track of child/forked documents?

I may need to cross-post, but I'd see if anyone has experience with this project management issue. We have a core document, say, a series of standards, that, based on that, we create solution guides, ...
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1answer
38 views

Status Field and Microsoft Project

I am using MSP 2010 and have a fixed duration schedule. We are monitoring only durations of tasks and using % complete to evaluate where we are. We do not have a resource loaded schedule nor are we ...
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1answer
39 views

How can Critical Chain scheduling be undertaken with Microsoft Project 2010?

How can Critical Chain as a scheduling approach be applied using only Microsoft Project 2010 with no add-ins or additional software? What settings and options need to be used, and what task types.
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I have to plan a launch up against a fixed launch date - how can Project help me understand the LASTEST time I can start on processes

TO keep it simple. I have a hard end date - a milestone. Lets call it 1/1 2016. for the sake of argument lets say I have just one task that needs to be done. That task takes 10 days and must be ...
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When was the PMI ACP Exam last updated?

All - Has the PMI-ACP exam been updated since January 31, 2012? I am preparing to begin studying for the exam and I am planning to use "PMI-ACP Exam Prep" from Mike Griffiths and the front cover ...
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4answers
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Is a zigzag, sawtooth velocity a problem if the trend is consistent?

I am supporting and coaching several scrum teams working on different areas of the same software project. Sprints are 4 weeks long, except that sprints spanning the Christmas/New Year holidays are 5 ...
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4answers
122 views

Product Specification for Scrum teams

Do we still create/maintain a copy of a product specifications when subscribed to the Agile/Scrum framework? I have been tasked to provide a product specification as team members would like to always ...
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1answer
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What is a “Product Backlog Delta report” in Scrum?

I'm a student studying game development, While researching into Agile, I kept seeing the term "Product Backlog Delta report" Usually in articles pertaining to Scrum. Upon looking deeper into what ...

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