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Do you know where can I find data of real projects?

I developed a system that is able to simulate a real project starting from the number of developers, number of activities and the time estimation for each issue. At the end of the simulation run, you ...
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1answer
27 views

Planned work until date in MS Project

I want to know the Planned work until the status date to compare with the Earned work done to this date. It is a value calculated in ARTEMIS , but I'm new in MS Project and I don't find it. Like the ...
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0answers
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Big Bang vs Phased Implementation - Impact on Time and Cost

I am preparing a business case for a new Project. We have been debating the implementation model and the differences between a big-bang implementation, and one that is phased either but business ...
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5answers
354 views

Is Kanban considered an agile methodology?

I need to choose an agile method of development for my team; we tried Scrum for the first two weeks, but since we have to make a simple universitarian project, we thought that Scrum was more ...
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1answer
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How to write a multi-point requirement for a requirements document?

I am a realtively new BA and I am having trouble finding the best way to write out a requirement that has multiple points. We are trying to build a dashboard, and I am getting conflicting opinions on ...
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2answers
33 views

Sprint Interference chart and Capacity

The Scrum team I'm currently working with are finding it harder and harder to work on user stories that have been forecast, so I've been looking into Sprint Interference charts. How do I take ...
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3answers
49 views

Can a Scrum Master be the Product Owner in SCRUM?

I would like to know if a Scrum Master can be the Product Owner in SCRUM? Thank you,
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1answer
38 views

How Test Driven Development can pretend to be Agile?

How Test Driven Development can pretend to be Agile? To do Test Driven Development you need to write your test first. Then you need to know your methods, your business and your scenario before coding. ...
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0answers
33 views

Looking for Project Planning software

After searching along the internet, I found that all project management software seem to lack a decent planning functionality. I am searching for project management software which incorporates a ...
0
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1answer
49 views

Project Manager - Writing Project Specification

Background I've been in web development field for past 8 years , and i got myself a management role as a Project Manager several months back. Most of the time i'm dealing with open source web ...
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2answers
69 views

'Promoted' to Release Manager - Now What?

Background: I work for a small, 7-person Analytics/Consulting company. Originally, I was taken on to be a data analyst, but the needs of the company changed, and the principle requested I take up the ...
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1answer
30 views

App that sets status for coworkers to see. [on hold]

Maybe this is not the right place, but i don't know where to start. My team is getting more and more distributed, this makes it difficult to see who is working or is waiting for client approval ect, ...
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0answers
23 views

Where to begin to learn more about a project manager [closed]

I am interested in becoming a Project Manager and would like to know what type of jobs I should apply for with in Cigna to align me for the position?
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1answer
217 views

What are the benefits of estimating hours during the task breakdown?

I'm a big fan of story points to gather relative estimates for stories. During task breakdowns I take a back seat answering any additional questions that might come up, however I have never seen the ...
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6answers
194 views

How to properly handle a team mate who rambles during daily standup and other meetings?

I am looking for a tactful way to help a team member improve their communication skills to be more concise and direct. I'm trying to introduce a daily standup into a startup team of 3, which will ...
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0answers
21 views

questions related to project budget [closed]

How one can determine the flexibility required in the budget to accommodate changes? what impact inflation and changes in project scope and deadlines have on budgetary estimates. how variance is ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Is there any good Open Source PSA available? [closed]

PSA software I'm not sure whether this question belongs to this group or not. Still, I will appreciate if anyone can help me here. I'm looking for a PSA ( Professional Service Automation) tool, ...
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0answers
27 views

Determining project budget [closed]

What are those factors that need to be kept in mind while determining the project budget.
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2answers
117 views

Would Scrum & Kanban work for a small organisation with several “projects”

Background My question deals with introducing Scrum and/or Kanban in a small organisation (currently 9 employees), but with several more or less distinguished areas of focus, some including only one ...
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2answers
258 views

Scrum Sprint Length Study?

Does anyone know of a (reasonably) rigorous study done on benefits and drawbacks of different sprint lengths? I certainly have read (and have my own) anecdotal experience, but am curious to know if ...
2
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2answers
69 views

How to track and manage tooling issues?

In every complex project, we use a lot of external dependencies and tooling. Of course, they have bugs. Thanks to Github and the like, it is very easy to fork a project and track issues in libraries ...
0
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1answer
38 views

MS-Project: any ideas on how to approach defining a MINIMUM work assignment per day for resources?

I am currently working on a high level project plan with all our department's projects and resources allocated to each project (roughly like 10% during 2 months, 20% during 2 weeks, etc.). This is to ...
2
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6answers
112 views

How does one integrate reward systems at an individual level into an Agile landscape, without damaging team cohesion?

I have recently been working and immersing myself in the Agile space. Among other things, I have been inspired by the promise it holds for empowering a team and maximizing efficiency. However, I have ...
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1answer
39 views

In JIRA, when I moved issues from one project to another, they don't show up in Agile view, but show up in project view

Recently I moved a bunch of JIRA issues from one of my projects to another. When I created a JIRA Agile board for the new project (just based off on the new project, no special filters) I could not ...
3
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4answers
184 views

How do I improve the development process at our small startup?

I work for a small, independent software development startup. We’ve been in business for nearly three years now and things are going pretty well. We’ve got a pretty steady stream of projects for an ...
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1answer
25 views

How to approach a project naming activity for Junior Prom?

I've been given a school project where I have to come up with a name for our junior prom. I already made some up like "rendezvous under the stars," but I can't think of anything else. How should I ...
4
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4answers
306 views

Who should decide about changes in the process - Scrum Master or the whole Scrum Team?

I need some clarification about how the changes should be introduced within the process in a Scrum Team and how a Scrum Master should approach it. By changes in the process I mean for example: ...
2
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3answers
145 views

Minimum PM documents for a small IT company

I work in a small software company (1-50 Employees) as assistant project manager. I have been studying the PMP study notes for quite a while now and wondering that there are too many documents ...
0
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1answer
57 views

Whats the definition and name of the “No development methodology”

I am struggling with finding a good solid name for development processes that is described best as either "Non existing", "Homegrown" or "We whipped it out ourselves and it rocks". I need this name ...
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1answer
58 views

Awarding responsibilities in a small, but multi-leveled company

Today, we stumbled upon an abstract problem due to the lack of experience. Five of us are starting a company, everything is carefully planned and organised, but... When we tried to split ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Calculating a running sum of subtask cost amounts

How can a Summary task reflect a running sum of subtask input amounts?
0
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4answers
86 views

When does a junior PM become a senior PM?

At the moment in my company we have only PM, and as we are a small team we know who would fit for the type of project we have, based on our experience. As our company grows rapidly, we hired a HR ...
0
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1answer
23 views

REP training - 35 hours expiry

I have attended a class room training from a REP two years back and some how I was not able to prepare for the exam and I didn't register with PMI either. Now I want to attend the exam and going to ...
0
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4answers
148 views

Best way to evaluate software engineers' performance?

What is a good mechanism to evaluate software engineers' performance? We need to have a PAR session every year so would like to know how to proceed and what mechanism is used within the industry. ...
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5answers
131 views

What are the disadvantages of the Scrum Master being the hierarchical superior in the company?

In a small- to mid-size company trying to implement scrum, it may very well happen that the hierarchical superior of the Team members becomes the Scrum Master (short of being able to fund a full-time ...
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4answers
949 views

Having problems within development team re approach

Noob PM here - I have a project with 3 developers (one of whom is tech lead), a BA, and a tester. The tech lead (hereafter referred to as TL) is responsible (on the RACI) for the technical output of ...
4
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3answers
159 views

Advice for a Non-Technical Newbie Scrum Master

I have recently joined a fantastic company which prides itself on its Agile philosophy and work ethic. I am a VERY junior Project Manager, and the more I learn about Scrum and Agile, the more I want ...
2
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4answers
70 views

How to encourage coworkers to engage in knowlege-transfer?

We are a small company, with projects requiring 1 to ~5 coworkers at a time, that are nearly never in our own offices. In short, we are highly distributed and have very rare chances to spread ...
0
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1answer
63 views

Is there guidance for Agile Refactoring within a large Waterfall Project?

I am acting as Project Support to a large multinational that is keen to embrace Agile - although it is really just Scrum that they are referring to. The ERP migration is traditional Waterfall but ...
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1answer
40 views

Are you more efficient leading you project virtually or in person? [closed]

Is physical contact making a difference in efficiency, motivation and profitability?
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1answer
42 views

How much Java should a Web Design team member know? [closed]

We have a Java/Web team with several Java developers and a web designer. The "developers" handle everything from the database layer up to the sending of pages to the browser (using JSP pages). The ...
1
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2answers
102 views

What should be the PMO's role in a Scrum Enviroment?

As we all know Scrum defines 3 roles Product Owner, Scrum Master and the Team. Kanban chart is used to track progress, Velocity is used to measure SPI, Epic, Story and tasks are actually used to ...
0
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1answer
33 views

MS-Project 2010: Task end-date seems to be calcuated incorrectly

I am using MS-Project 2010 and have noticed something peculiar in how "end-date" of the task is dislayed. I obeserve the following behavior: 1. I set the task to start on Monday. 2. I set the ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

S Curves, Comparing where you should be and where you are

If you are using Earned Value, you can create an S Curve that shows your planned value across time. As you add actuals and take earnings, you can show the AC curve and EV curve and compare it ...
1
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3answers
71 views

Does Scaled Agile Framework really help to scale agile in bigger organizations?

Could anybody share whether SAFe has helped practically scale agile development in bigger organizations. Is there any other similar methodology or best practices document that could help with agile ...
1
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2answers
27 views

Who decides to add new feature in any project or not and what factors are taken into consideration?

What factors are taken in consideration when adding/eliminating features, and who is responsible to add new feature in any project or to change -lets say- UI components to increase usability new ...
3
votes
3answers
442 views

Can an unexperienced person be a manager?

I am new to asking question on this site, So please comment if you want me to delete this question or feel free to edit this question if you think this is not a good question. I am facing one ...
2
votes
2answers
69 views

When (if at all) is it okay to break the WIP limit?

Let's assume that I have a kanban board that has a "Test" column with a WIP limit of x. In the general case, I should not add a card to this column until there is a free space -- at least one card has ...
1
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5answers
117 views

Non-viability of a project

I'm aware that this question has some similarities to one that has already been asked but my position is slightly different I feel and therefore hopefully justifies asking for some advice. The ...
0
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3answers
86 views

Are some stories implicit in agile elaboration

I sometimes find myself wondering if some of the user stories we are elaborating should just be implicitly implied. For example, if I had a user story of As an administrator I wish to be able to ...

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