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What's the role of a Resource Manager in Agile?

The following exchange took place in the comments to an answer to another question How do I manage development with testing and get proper reporting in JIRA?, which seem to highlight a different ...

scrum agile resource-planning roles  
asked by Iain9688 5 votes
answered by Nathan Cooper 10 votes

Project managers use percentage to evaluate task completion, is that really the healthy approach?

My concern here is that those percentage evaluations for project task progress/completion are subjective. And given that statement, is it really worth it? Why not push for more detailed breakdown ...

project-management-style progress-monitor  
asked by VidasV 4 votes
answered by MCW 6 votes

How to approach this: A team member with Good technical skills but weak in other areas

My team consists of 7 people and I am the project manager. A teammate of mine has good technical skills, but he struggles with documenting the results of his work and delivering documents to the next ...

team-management documentation  
asked by Arash 1 vote
answered by David Espina 0 votes

What methodology to choose for rewriting an existing software, incremental or waterfall?

We are rewriting and re-designing a desktop application (something like QGIS) into a new Web Based application with new technology. We almost know 80% of the requirements and use cases because we have ...

scrum software-development development-process waterfall  
asked by Zatkhahi 1 vote
answered by Thomas Owens 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Who does a product owner typically report to?

I'm trying to understand better how scrum teams fit into actual organizations. I understand that Scrum is only concerned with the structure of the scrum team - I'm just looking for some examples here ...

scrum product-owner organizational-structure  
asked by David Kennell 16 votes
answered by nvogel 22 votes

"Start to finish" dependency example?

Can you give me an example of a Start to Finish dependency? Wikipedia describes it like this: Start to finish (SF) A SF B = B can't finish before A starts

tasks dependencies  
asked by HappyPM 21 votes
answered by Iain9688 21 votes

What SMART goals can I set for myself as a new Scrum Master?

I'm transitioning from a Project Manager to a Scrum Master, and I need to come up with some examples of SMART goals for the new role. The goals are for my Annual Performance Reviews where I will be ...

scrum metrics performance goals  
asked by Cathy B 18 votes
answered by Todd A. Jacobs 17 votes

How technical should a Project Manager be?

Consider a software project involving a bunch of developers of mixed experience. The PM has the delivery responsibility for the project, but undertakes this through the team members. When the ...

skills technical-leader  
asked by Raghuram 72 votes
answered by Pawel Brodzinski 38 votes

How to stop ms-project from changing task dates

I am running into a strange problem with project and was wondering if anyone has been able to solve this problem. I don't want project to change any of my dates based on changing %complete OR have ...

ms-project scheduling tasks  
asked by Dave Baird 1 vote
answered by user23487 2 votes

What's the difference between a project lead and a team lead

I'm a developer and I'm working in a small IT firm. I want to know what are common differences between a project lead and a team lead. My background: in our company we have only lead programmers and ...

project-team roles  
asked by Ullas Prabhakar 19 votes
answered by Danny Varod 16 votes

Why would teams use the Fibonacci sequence for story points?

Why do some teams use numbers from the Fibonacci sequence as story points? Is it just a preference, or is there something more to it?

agile story-points  
asked by feketegy 96 votes
answered by Lunivore 93 votes
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