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1answer
7 views

Seeking professional advice on choosing/evaluating of an IT-contractor

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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2answers
23 views

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

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 ...
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1answer
11 views

How can I prevent simulatenous events in Google Calendar?

I want improve my planing via calendar tools. So I need two features to my google calendar: 1) "Prevent(disable / Prohibit) simultaneous events" 2) If some events moved forward for a 2 hours, to ...
2
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1answer
62 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
59 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 ...
0
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1answer
13 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
68 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
12 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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10 views

What are the best examples of project management in India? [on hold]

Can anyone share the best examples of projects managed well in India?
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1answer
70 views

In Jira is it possible to have a gantt chart (or calendar view or similar) derived from your agile board?

I'm very new to Project Management, Agile and similar. I just started trying out Jira to manage the work of a small dev team which clearly needs to become organized (right now they are keeping track ...
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3answers
176 views

How to make realistic long term time estimations when adopting Agile methodology?

I just started to manage the technical department of a small web design firm. It's the first time I'm faced with such a job and I'm trying to figure out how to improve their project management ...
3
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1answer
87 views

How to use Agile in a small web agency managing a lot of different projects?

I'm faced with the duty of managing a small design and web agency's (3 full stack developers, 3 designers, 1 help desk, sales people...) technical department. The company is selling quite well (it has ...
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31 views

Do you believe in basic simple project management principles to respect your deadline? [on hold]

Based on classic business administration. When a programming project; building a device; design creation are on the table it becomes often confused; people around the table talk, fight for influence ...
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2answers
40 views

Project Scope in Project Charter Vs 'Project Plan'

How is Project Scope different in 'Project Charter' different from Project Scope in 'Project Plan' considering they both have to be brief ... isn't it redundant ?
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28 views

How to Add an “Percent Tasks Complete” Column with Rollup to Summary Task (MS Project 2010)

I have a client that wants to add a "Percent Tasks Complete" column to the tasks sheet. For example, the summary task "Safety Tests" contains: "SafetyTest1" "SafetyTest2" "SafetyTest3" ...
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1answer
21 views

ms project shorten summary tasks

I have a number of summary tasks consisting of 4 or 5 subtasks (max 4 days each). These subtasks have dependencies, but the different summary tasks are not dependent on each other. The subtasks are ...
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0answers
12 views

Need a list of task for content migration [closed]

Does anyone know what are the task associated with taking content from one webiste and migrating it to another website? Help need task list :-(
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1answer
53 views

Mid Sprint Demo

Mid sprint demo seems to be a popular practice among scrum teams but I struggle to see how it fits in with high performing Agile-Scrum teams. Two sets of questions. When should a formal midsprint ...
3
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1answer
23 views

MS project. Shared tasks

What if a task takes 10 days to complete, of which person A works 10 weeks and person B only helps the last 2 weeks? I can choose that person B works 20%, but project plans other activities in person ...
2
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2answers
45 views

What is the way to go to create tasks?

I already read: How to map user stories into tickets? But I still have difficulties understanding how I exactly should use a ticket system, especially in the case of tickets for new features. Let's ...
1
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2answers
30 views

Can you add constraints to a split task in ms projects?

What if I would have a task A, split into three sections. Could I set a finish-finish relationship between task B and the end of the second section of task A? And if not, what would be a recommended ...
0
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2answers
47 views

What's a good way for a Scrum team to handle budgets and work with other departments?

In my organization, the developers are using Scrum (which started recently), but the sysadmins are not. We're about to start a large project, and we've been asked for detailed description of our ...
10
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3answers
143 views

Running a sprint from Wednesday till Wednesday

Currently we have three teams who start their two week sprint on Monday and end it on Friday. We have some team-members who have every Friday off. Planning sprint reviews on Thursdays or earlier is ...
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2answers
32 views

Create resource dependencies in MS project 2010

e.g. I have a task that has to be fulfilled by two persons, but person B cannot start before person A has finished his part of the task. How do I scedule this in MS project 2010 without having to ...
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0answers
41 views

MS Project: Percentage of elapsed work time of project

Suppose we have a project, that its progress is not going exactly on the plan (e.g. we have worked on some future tasks and some previous tasks are not completed on the schedule). and also some ...
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3answers
112 views

Why management is more concerned of JIRA hours than of following SCRUM values?

As in many other projects, we are also using JIRA to manage tasks and user stories, and SCRUM as the Agile methodology. At the end of each day, the ScrumMaster provides the burndown chart to the PMO ...
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6answers
148 views

How can I motivate/manage developers who only use email to communicate?

Some teams have to work with collaborators without face-to-face discussions. In our case all conversations are by email. There is a problem with a this method: it's very difficult to keep developers ...
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3answers
149 views

How do handle adhoc work during a sprint from pressing customers

I intend to introduce sprints to my company, fairly new to it myself. Not sure if it's appropriate for my current situation, we have several on going projects, all of them are ERP scale size and most ...
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2answers
71 views

How to handle poor delivery from an Outsourced relationship?

To place in context, I made a document that went to tender where I stated the objectives and timeframe of the product, but because of an NDA I couldn't be explicit with a lot of it in case the ...
2
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2answers
40 views

How should you handle a risk when the only mitigation or contingency you can come up with is not on your hands?

I had a risk for a software project that had to do with something I could not control. That was (really long delays on delivery of the hardware). I work on a big company where IT has it's own budget ...
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1answer
63 views

Acquiring knowledge story and splitting to tasks

Lets say in a current project the team asked for training in a particular area to help them in the rest of the project and the product owner agreed and saw the value behind this training so it was put ...
1
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1answer
52 views

What can we do without a clear Product Owner or stakeholder on the client's side?

In some of the projects my team works on, there are no stakeholders or it's unclear who the actual Product Owner is on the client's side. For example, we have to write user stories and acceptance ...
0
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1answer
53 views

Activity-on-arrow (AoA) diagram review

so I don't completely understand dummy activities(arrows) in AoA diagrams, so I decided to do some practice questions related to it. I was wondering if anyone have a look at my solution and tell me if ...
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2answers
83 views

What is the best process to model planning estimates?

This is quite a simple request. I have a 150 line Gantt Chart showing project planning to FY end. Approx 30 of the lines are dependencies with Finish to Start attributes. I would like to run ...
3
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4answers
92 views

How can I prove on paper that we need more resources for our team?

The higher management in most places seems to have a pigheaded tendency to avoid hiring more resources at all costs. The company has been growing in the last few years and a lot more functionality has ...
0
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1answer
49 views

Reviewing a difficult project

I have been asked to help a company review a software project that has been very very painful, putting a lot of strain on the client relationship as well as between individuals as well as teams in ...
1
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3answers
73 views

Test capacity prohibiting stretch goals

In my current team of 3 dedicated testers and 3 dedicated developers we often find ourselves in a scenario towards the end of our sprint (usually the last 2-4 days of our 2 week sprint) where the ...
3
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1answer
67 views

Does Scrum fit PMBOK knowledge areas?

PMBOK defines 10 knowledge areas, "that are typical of most projects, most of the time". Some Scrum processes/artifacts clearly fit corresponding knowledge areas. E.g. Daily Standup is an ...
0
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1answer
32 views

Summary task in MS Project displaying as task on Gantt chart

I've set some simple color formatting up to distinguish late, completed and future planned tasks on a project plan in MS project for ease of use for sponsors who just want to glance at the plan. The ...
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vote
2answers
80 views

Is the a Product Owner the business/functional analyst in Scrum?

I would like to know what is the role of the a Product Owner in a Scrum team. I already worked in many Scrum team as developer, tester. In all teams the product owner was always the guy that created ...
3
votes
3answers
87 views

How do you deal with client-related hold-ups in Scrum?

Most of our projects get held up by waiting on client assets. Working under waterfall, we're often on many projects at once and can work on something else while waiting. We really want to do scrum ...
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vote
2answers
161 views

Reduce Scope or Kill the Project?

My goal is to implement business application. I have 10 days to complete, and my estimation says that i need 40 days. In a team there are two programmers and one programmer-PM. I assume one ...
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2answers
183 views

What are the benefits of hiring a ScrumMaster?

Background: We are trying to adopt Scrum in my current development team. One of the action items is to hire a ScrumMaster to help us in the Scrum implementation. But there are some articles suggesting ...
3
votes
3answers
152 views

How can we apply Agile to a consulting firm

As a consultant working for a consulting firm, planning projects using Agile/Scrum methodology can be quite challenging. Considering we do not work full-time for our clients, it is hard to use Scrum ...
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2answers
53 views

In Scrum, what is an impediment? [duplicate]

One of the questions in Scrum is What impediments have you encountered? But what exactly is an impediment? Can you give me an example?
0
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1answer
57 views

Documents to create prior to Kick-off Meeting

We have gotten approval of our Project Charter and have a kick-off meeting scheduled already and I'd like to know what documents do I need to create prior to this kick-off meeting and/or what ...
2
votes
4answers
70 views

What can we do with a “mispointed” story in Scrum?

Is it OK to repoint the story at the beginning of the new sprint to reflect the size that we have now discovered it to be so our velocity is more accurate? On rare occasions, our team will work a ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

What is the best way to include a “refund money” clause in a project agreement?

I want to write an agreement with a company who is developing software for me. I want to make sure that if the company fails to develop software as agreed they will refund money I paid to them up to ...
2
votes
2answers
60 views

High Level Budget for Project Charter

How much detail should go into putting together a high level budget for a project charter? For example, should I blindly accept the Suggested Budget for the Project before I even breakdown the tasks ...
0
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1answer
25 views

How to reschedule activities after entering actuals in MS Project 2010

Like in MS Project 2007, there was a button “reschedule”. We clicked it after entering actuals on activities. The “reschedule” button calculates activity’s remaining duration and changes it ...

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