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Are they the Same Methodology?

I'm confusing with the System Development Life Cycle Methodology with the other Methodology like Extreme Programming, Rapid Application Development, Rational United Process, Waterfall, V-Shaped, ...
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What would you call a 'static' project, i.e. one without goals

OK, so we're developing a project management software (of sorts, way wider scope) where we basically divide everything into 3 levels, organizations, projects and roles. However, there has been some ...
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How to finish FP project when change requests are not finishing

We have got the situation when our FP project is running over the time without visible end date. The initial agreed scope is accomplished so we would like to release the team. However the customer ...
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Agile Best Practice for External Blocking Issue

Our company is trying to adopt a more rigorous Agile methodology (including Sprints and Scrums and all that fun stuff. We even got a JIRA subscription!), and we've run into a couple issues. The ...
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How do I allocate licence time as a limited resource in MS project?

I have a problem with allocation of licenses. The work to be done requires a software license that must be shared between my project and several others. This means that I only have that resource for a ...
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What is a “Driving Milestone”?

I'm quite new to the whole project management thing. I'm studying Project Libre right now. It seems pretty decent so far. I've found this tutorial on creating and using a milestone block. This way ...
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Scrum Project Management Methodology strategy for working towards a fixed deadline

Question Is it valid and possible to cope fixed unmovable deadlines into Scrum? I guess it is just confusing to me because I thought one of the core principles of Project Management is to help ...
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MS Project VBA coding to include expiration date

Can I add code to a macro in MSP2010 so that it will not run after a specified date? The code I have tried is this: Dim expire As Date expire = 1 / 8 / 2015 If activeproject.currentdate.value ...
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Redmine or GitLab: Which is more suitable for serious Project Management

Currently I am a Software Project Manager in a Software Company with 25 developers. Currently we are using Redmine as our PM tool. Our projects are typically from 2 to 5-6 people and we have about 20 ...
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Kanban for web agency

We use Kanban since a couple of months and have some difficulties to implent it 100%. Nowadays, we use it more as a todo list than a real Project Management System. You will find below some of my ...
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PMP Experience Verification

I'm currently studying for the PMP exam and I am wondering if I could use below as experience for the PMP. 2008-2012: Title: Manager (Position located in Taiwan) I managed 2 staff members and ...
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Disabling “Duration” Calculations

This may not be a normal request, but I am looking for a way to enter a duration in hours, then have manually entered scheduled start/finish dates, and not have either changed in Microsoft Project ...
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70 views

User Stories structure for architectural requirenments

Once all user stories are written down for functional requirements, we still need to define some other requirements as communication with a remote server or navigation. This whole process could be ...
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41 views

No Checkpoint Reports

I am running a Prince2/Waterfall project that is currently about 1/4 of the way through a 8 month timeline. I have been having trouble with Work Package owners not providing me with Checkpoint ...
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Actual Start Date Field Behavior

Entering an Actual Start that is earlier than the Scheduled Start, say by 1 hour, is adding the 1 hour to the duration field instead of decrementing the finish date by 1 hour.
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How to estimate a project without understanding the network path?

I am trying to estimate for a project, with each resource work for some hours and i have total hours for project. How can derive the exact completion date ? Eg. Resource 1 - 25 tasks - 240 hrs ...
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No / Late Checkpoint reports

I am a project manager with a Prince2, Agile Scrum background working for a company which almost solely utilises Prince2 for managing its projects. We are about a 1/4 of the way through a 8 month ...
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4answers
108 views

Who should be responsible for dividing Scrum teams?

When dividing 100 people into scrum teams, who should take responsibility for putting individual people into teams, should it be Scrum Master, Product Owner, or should people be allowed to emerge ...
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1answer
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Is formal tasking required on a Scrum Team

I understand formal Agile-Scrum tasking as the practice of documenting tasks and estimating task hours for each story or product backlog item a team commits to in an iteration. A task defines part of ...
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Applying agile in a mostly operations/support environment

I have read numerous Project Management SE questions on this subject, as well as done a fair share of Googling. I am aware that different incarnations of this question have been addressed before, but ...
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1answer
25 views

Issue with task scheduling and ordering

I am using MS Project 2010 and trying to align four tasks correctly when importing into a master project. I created my template and the dates are correct, but when entering as a subproject into the ...
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2answers
54 views

Which adages/laws have a direct relevance to the field of Project Management

As we have the ability to create a wiki, it would seem relevant to produce an authoritative list of project management maxims, adages and laws. Examples Brook's Law Goodhart's Law
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148 views

Sizing a potential project rapidly without formal estimation

We have been asked by management to spend a very short period of time to "size" a software project - that is, to give them a very loose ballpark of time to implement the entire thing. There are three ...
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3answers
62 views

Security Requirements and User Stories

How I should represent Security Requirements if I use User Stories? Should they be represented like special "evil" stories? or Should they be just "invisible" parts of user stories? I.e. if ...
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How to track Code Review Effectiveness of team members

We are following peer code review practice, where each dev has to review his peer's code before committing to master. As a PM how I can monitor that those review comments on github are effective and ...
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Ideas needed on expanding Jira DB to include multiple target platforms

So first Ill explain my position. I am a member on the QA team but tasked with majority of the management of the Jira instance. We have launched our product on one platform, and will be starting to ...
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Budgeting in an agile project

I'm really confused on how agile projects are budgeted for cost and effort before the project starts. Cause the user stories are never completely discussed and estimated as a practice in agile. So if ...
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3answers
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Making burndown chart with 4 sprint

We are in a group of 3 students in computer science, and we are making a website for our customer. First, we make a design for the website, and it took us 2 weeks to finish it. We converted it into ...
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1answer
32 views

What are the first steps (if any) to implement an effective kata for project management?

In software development, the concept of a programming kata is being practiced by many developers (e.g. examples of programming kata, book on katas) to be exposed to new good practices and get used to ...
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1answer
39 views

Kanban in Jira - Limit number of tasks in column

I'm trying to limit the number of tasks displayed in one of our columns (the one which holds the "solved" tasks), without success. I have changed the "MAX" column settings, but, it looks like it ...
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1answer
77 views

Techniques to calculate the cost of change in software engineering

There is a bunch of techniques to do software estimation. Now given a piece of software, is there some methods/techniques to evaluate the cost of change of an already implemented requirement ?
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116 views

Agile in enterprise: How to represent the requirements of non-business stakeholders?

I currently work on a large scale software project in a large company. We follow an agile approach for development; however, due to the size of the the company there are several stakeholders that ...
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3answers
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How to set and mantain a risk checklist for a set of software development projects in a medium-sized company?

Considering risk identification as an important part of project planning, and if working in an environment where projects are quite similar, having a checklist with a set of standard risks to be ...
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422 views

How to manage remote developers?

I have a small company that produce commercial WordPress themes. Things are working well and I want to hire a freelance Front End Developer to help me. I never managed a remote person(the city I live ...
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1answer
80 views

How is XP/ Continuous Integration different from DevOps?

Is DevOps just the new "cool" term for Extreme Programming? Recently speaking with a company about doing some coaching work for them. They have decided that to be successful they need to do "DevOps" ...
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6answers
176 views

How to prevent deliberate long estimation?

There is a team and a PM. Unfortunately, the PM does not have very strong technical skills, therefore he has no basis for estimation of the time and costs which are required for each part of project. ...
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3answers
41 views

Resource Allocation in MS Project

How do I allocate a resource (lets call him Joe) who has different availabilities based on the day. Example he has a daily meeting 1 hour each day and a project review meeting that is 3 hours every ...
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1answer
36 views

Method for assessing risk in a release

I have been tasked to develop a metrics program specifically designed to look at how risky a release is from a code base volatility perspective. The director requesting this information is working ...
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2answers
59 views

Manager 2.0 and Scrum: How can I fix the problem where multiple managers are responsible for different scrum team components?

I just read this article, Manager 2.0: The Role of a Manager in Scrum. I am a scrummaster, and as the teams go, my team is made of both developers and QE. QE has its own manager (I am also the ...
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1answer
42 views

How would we manage a project that involves replacing Cobol with Java?

We are working on replacing 5 million lines of cobol with Java. Apparently this cannot be done without significant cost. We have estimated it will cost 70000 man hour days to convert it all to ...
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1answer
76 views

How to automatically track time spent on tasks

In my organization, we have tasks that are repeated in the same way for every project. I need to track the time the team or an individual has spent doing those tasks (i.e. the time between the moment ...
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2answers
62 views

First time scrummaster - need to create product backlog and set up work

I am certified scrum master but never practiced until tomorrow when I have been appointed as a ScrumMaster to a pilot initiative in the company to implement scrum in a team of non-software and non ...
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2answers
83 views

Critical Path in agile project

I am doing a fairly large project ( by my standards) and I have opted to take a agile approach to this; in that I will be doing the project in sprints. There is no team, just me and my client, ...
2
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2answers
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Last day of a sprint in burndown chart in TFS2013

We are using TFS2013 Update 4 with the latest scrum template. And we have been going back and forth on how to read the burndown chart on task board. Especially regarding the last day of the sprint. ...
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3answers
67 views

Employees, training, domain knowledge, and the big picture

The problem: As an employee in a big organization, I frequently experience the uncertainties associated with a general lack of domain knowledge and understanding of the big picture and the wider ...
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1answer
56 views

How can I manage a project timeline when events and milestone dates change very often?

Editing my question to be appropriate for this board. What ways of tracking the milestones/events of a project whose dates are changing very often. My initial thought was to have a timeline that ...
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How to use Story Points, if User Stories are completely different?

Story Points (SP) is a good measurement, that allow to estimate User Stories. SP (in my understanding, it's important note) is convenient because it is relative and not related with time. All ...
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1answer
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how to balance the time between doing cousulting project for PHD advisor and doing my own company [closed]

i have enrolled in Fudan university this fall. but there is a good opportunite for me to cooperate with my friend to start up my own company. i am puzzled how to balance the energy and time between ...
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57 views

How can you increase the chances of having good PM candidates from within the technical areas of the company?

It's not unusual that one of the career paths available to an experienced technician is going into project management. But Peter's Principle warns us about the risks of doing it without proper ...
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2answers
89 views

Correct task dependency if Item A is required within 5 months of starting Task B

I'm not sure what combination of task dependency type and lead/lag duration to use for the following scenario. Item B is a large, complicated assembly that includes a subcomponent called Item A ...

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