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Managing defects or incidents in a solution based project model

We have a product suite comprising four products and an underlying data structure. In the past, we've managed each product's work individually, from backlog to release (as, say, "XYZ Product July ...
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Team member frequently disregards “small” requests

I am the PM for a smallish-medium software development team at a large IT services company. One of the developers is knowledgeable and generally a nice guy, but has a tendency to ignore "small" ...
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Collapsed sub-process with multiple end events (BPMN)

I am designing a BPMN business process and figured out that I do not understand, how subprocesses with multiple end events are managed. I'd like to mention that I am talking not about compensation ...
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3answers
24 views

Should stories be properly estimated before being pulled into an ongoing sprint?

There are two common reasons why stories or bugs get pulled into a sprint in SCRUM (where I work): Issue was triaged (usually critical/blocker field issues) Sprint was underestimated, and thus items ...
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1answer
40 views

Is Scrum updated to 2.0 or 3.0?

I've found on several sources that people claim that there is Scrum 2.0 or even 3.0 like in here ...
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2answers
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What Questions do you Ask the User to Elicit Requirements?

I was reading: Instead of asking, “What do you want?” or even “What do you want the system to do?” an approach based on usage and user goals asks, “What do you need to do with the product?” Your ...
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Writing the Granularity of the Task - Where?

The following is from JIRA: User stories are sketched out by the product owner, then the full product team collectively decide the more detailed requirements. These are the granular pieces ...
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47 views

Present a document with estimations of duration of work and risks

Two months ago, I joined a software development company. They have just assigned me my first big task that consist in overhauling all the front end of one of our Rails apps. The project is still in ...
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1answer
34 views

What metric standards or metrics should I consider in a project

I am currently analyzing a project where I am planning on incorporating and integrating social media tools into a large website. For my client, what metrics should I take into consideration, i.e ...
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Project metrics to take into consideration when integrating software plugins

For a hypothetic project, what are some metrics or standard metrics, i.e. PRINCE2 should I follow. I intend on integrating features from different software for a ficitious (not real) website. Some of ...
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How do you find trainers to roll out your software or device/app? [on hold]

I'm a contract proprietary software/mobility device and app trainer. As such, I (and several other great trainers I have worked with) float from project to project. It's a constant task. I have two ...
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16 views

Papers and literature for risks and success factors in industrial automation projects [on hold]

I'm actually searching for papers and literature that targets risks and success factors in industrial automation projects (PLC, DCS, plant revamping projects, ...)
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2answers
54 views

How to estimate a project budget using story points?

Current workflow in our company: I create Given/When/Then scenarios or User stories Developers estimate Scenarios/User stories in hours, by giving minimum and maximum amount of time for 1 ...
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1answer
24 views

What does it mean to “verify SW requirements related to safety, security and critically are correct, as shown by rigorous methods”?

I have been given a list of criteria to verify our requirements against (I found out they took it from an ISO standard) and there is one I have no clue what to do with: the software requirements ...
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2answers
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lag must be exactly 2weeks

I have a number of tasks which have 3 subtasks each that MUST start and be completed exactly 2 weeks from each other. (each subtask is half day) i.e. task1: (subtask1 @ day1, subtask2 @ day14, ...
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What process changes can I make to more accurately track both collaborative stories and individual time within Jira?

I'm currently working with an organization that is using the Jira Tempo Timesheets plugin to track developer time, but the way that Jira stories and tasks are being used fails to capture overhead ...
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1answer
29 views

Sort “Done” Jira Agile column

We are using Jira Agile and we have a board with columns: Ideas Next Up On Hold In Progress Done Cards can be moved from left to right with the goal of moving the card to done. Right now when I ...
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0answers
49 views

I think my colleague is lying about having a PMP, what should I do? [migrated]

I'm working as a junior PM under someone 10 years my senior. Her LinkedIn profile claims that she has a PMP, though she does not use the title in email. I have heard complaints about her performance ...
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0answers
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Looking for Enterprise level CMS' based on PHP? Ones that would rival sitecore and Adobe EM [on hold]

I'm researching what's out there, if there are any at all and whether it's something worth looking into. Knowing that Apple, Facebook and plenty of other large corporations use open source languages ...
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1answer
23 views

Looking for a free Gantt chart software (project planning and tracking) [closed]

Being a small team of 6, we would like to collectively share and track our project. Therefore I'm looking for a software like MSProject or Smartsheet that has to be free of use and ideally on the ...
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2answers
60 views

Can planning documents be retroactively produced to fit the product that's been built?

I am currently implementing an Android application and am struggling to do my class and sequence diagrams, predominately due to the fact that the specifications are too abstract and vague. I was ...
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2answers
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Android App Development: Effort Estimation tools [on hold]

The intention is to determine raw estimates effort in man hours for the development of Android app, based on basic Screen UI/Wireframes. For example: Design team provided 10-screens. Based on the ...
3
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1answer
49 views

In Kanban, What should I do if the card has a bug that need to be fixed in Test column?

Let's say the workflow is something like this: Todo -> Development -> Test -> Release If some feature has done in development and moved to test, when tester found a bug, may be app crashing or ...
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1answer
30 views

Can a Business Coordinator can become a project manager

I am working as a Business Coordinator in an IT company. I have completed Bachelors of Technology in Information Technology. Is there a chance for me to become a Project Manager ? If yes, then what is ...
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2answers
107 views

Retrospectives with fewer “games”

After the first few retrospectives with a five-step structure and activities found at Retromat, I got the feedback that there's too much "playing", writing notes and post-its, rather than simply ...
2
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1answer
129 views

How do you keep track of software engineers daily activity?

We are a new software development team in a manufacturing company. Currently, we are using agile methods for our software development. But since we are just a new team, there are times that we could ...
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6answers
638 views

Should a Product Owner be present for all retrospectives?

We have a Scrum Team of a Product Owner and four developers (one of whom is Scrum Master), running one week sprints. As per Scrumguides.org (emphasis mine): The Sprint Retrospective is an ...
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1answer
34 views

Does this workload seem right?

I'm a project director at a custom lighting company. There are 2 project managers and 2 project coordinators under me. I alone manage 15 clients equaling 2.5 million in earnings in 6 months. I manage ...
2
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4answers
97 views

Team consistently over commits

I'm a developer on a small-ish team. 1 DBA, 2 Senior Devs, 2 Juniors, and 1 QA (sometimes, most of the time we do our own QA). No PM at the moment. We do mostly maintenance/upgrades to a large legacy ...
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21 views

Management Information Systems [closed]

What strategic goal can an IS attain that dos not involve wresting market share from competitors? Provide some business examples.
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2answers
31 views

Microsoft Project - view resources in hours not percentage

I had assigned resources to tasks in Microsoft Project gantt chart and I would like to see them in hours per resource, not percentages. I know that I can see hours in Resource Usage chart, but maybe ...
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1answer
20 views

TFS and customer requirements

I would like some feedback on how to best track customer requirements in TFS. We are at the start of a new project, and we have the requirements from the customer, in the form of 20-something long ...
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3answers
57 views

Maximizing resource planing in a team handling multiple projects in a single sprint

We are a software development agency, We have a small team of 6 developers using Scrum software development framework, handling small projects around 2 weeks more or less, in a single sprint (2 ...
3
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5answers
76 views

Can Product Owner + Scrum Master (Team/Kanban Lead) provide combined leadership for a team?

Is the combination of the Product Owner and Scrum Master (or Kanban Lead) a better combination for leadership on a team? I am leaning toward POs being part of the leadership as well as the Scrum ...
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2answers
28 views

In MS Project, how do I create a task to start with the earliest of two dependencies?

I have two tasks in Project: let's say task A's start is 1/30 and task B's start is 1/25 (end dates don't matter here). I need to create task C, which starts at the earliest possible time - in this ...
5
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7answers
267 views

Developers don't like to estimate. What can I do to improve the process?

I have two kinds of projects: Agile where estimates made with story points using planning poker http://www.planitpoker.com/ Waterfall/Kanban where estimates made on hours/days divided to specialty. ...
2
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2answers
68 views

Trying to be Agile with a floating team advice's

I am SM/PM on an internal project. Internal project X is technically and architecturally complex and demands high skill developers to work on. It has huge backlog. However the project considered to ...
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0answers
32 views

GANTT Charts in Jira [duplicate]

Is there a way to generate GANTT charts directly from a 'basic software development' software project in Jira - or can I do something from a 'project management' project that links to software ...
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2answers
53 views

Oversee and monitor several scrum projects

I have to oversight several different scrum project. Which measurements for the health of a project do you regularly look at? I appreciate your replies!
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5answers
72 views

How do I define acceptance criteria for subjective outcomes?

We have written user stories such as: As a small business owner I want simple and easy instructions to follow for any recommendations to my website so that I understand what it is I need to do ...
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1answer
28 views

Gantt charts with ranged estimates?

I'd like to create Gantt charts with ranged estimates (for reporting to non-technical execs) but don't want to use a web service (LiquidPlanner). How can I get Gantt charts with range estimates?
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1answer
28 views

MS Project 2013 resource graph

I am using the standard calendar. Have a resource available 100% of the time. When I add the first task, a 1 hr task, when I look at the resource graph it shows at 100%, I have it set for an 8 hour ...
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4answers
99 views

Team velocity dramatically slows down to the end of a sprint

I have noticed that team velocity sometimes becomes "negative" near to the end of a sprint. There's few trivial story's/bugs left but they took extraordinary effort to finish. Team seem's not to be ...
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3answers
51 views

Does anyone estimate stories per discipline in a single story?

SITUATION: Understand which disciplines are more burdened than others on cross-discipline teams. POSSIBLE OPTION: When estimating a story, provide a story point estimate for each of the different ...
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6answers
658 views

Do we need different Kanban boards for different task categories? (i.e. admin, development, research)

I'm part of a research team and we do different tasks. For example, we might research tasks(i.e. read literature, implement algorithms,etc) or development tasks (e.g. set up server, deploy website, ...
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8answers
265 views

How to motivate my team members to start documenting their work

I just started a new job as a technical project manager. It's more or less my first experience, as I have just run teams of two students before, and now I am managing a project of 10 engineers, some ...
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1answer
18 views

what is the reason of calculating duration in Microsoft Project in decimal form?

when I enter the start times and end times of tasks, software calculates duration of task in decimal form. I have checked calender setting and I think it is correct but I can't solve this problem. I ...
0
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1answer
33 views

Need task to ignore schedule

I have a situation where we will be doing a conversion over a weekend in order to minimize impact to the company. Additionally, this task should be delayed until 3 weeks after a predecessor task. What ...
2
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2answers
83 views

Sprint Demo, Retrospective, and Planning sequence with offshore team

For the time being, we have a large offshore development team that mostly takes instructions from the California team. It’s like having team members that can do 30 hours of work per day. I’m trying to ...
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Optimistic vs. Pessimistic Burndown Lines - just a Project smell?

Not been here for a while but thought I would jump back with an interesting question. Are optimistic and pessimistic chart lines on a burnup/down genuinely useful or just a project smell imported to ...

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