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Top new questions this week:

What are the main reasons Scrum doesn't admit managers?

How can I explain the fact we aren't gonna manage the team to a customer? The customer will ask why is not-managing better than managing? Scrum introduces self-organizing teams. Why doesn't Scrum ...

scrum agile project-management-style pmbok  
asked by Daniel 3 votes
answered by Bogdan 4 votes

How do I measure employee (software developer) performance based on bugs analyzed and fixed?

I am trying to overhaul the bug-ticket management process for the company I'm working at. One of the requirements is that top-level management knows how productive the developers are when fixing bugs. ...

software-development human-resources performance business-analyst kpi  
asked by Jasper 2 votes
answered by Todd A. Jacobs 3 votes

Has anyone else experienced the new problem with Project 2019 not being able to display CPI and SPI?

Has anyone else experienced the new problem with Project 2019 not being able to display CPI and SPI (and BCWP)? Yes, I have set a baseline and it still works fine in Project 2013!! I can create a ...

ms-project  
asked by Rod Frowein 1 vote

Kanban Buffers and Queues

Reading about Kanban, I often encounter things like buffers and queues being mentioned. But I don't understand the difference. For example: A, B and C are queues or buffers? What's their role? What ...

agile kanban kanban-board lean work-in-progress  
asked by Ana 1 vote
answered by Daniel 2 votes

How to handle unequally distributed material cost in EVM

I am looking into Earned Value Management and seem to be unable to find anything useful on how to deal with large material cost, which are not equally spread over the project. All examples that I have ...

metrics management evm value  
asked by Sander 1 vote
answered by David Espina 1 vote

Got an idea for a simple IT solution for a uni assignment. What's an appropriate way to estimate the cost of developing and maintaining this software?

I have an idea for a simple IT solution that matches students in class to make study groups, it's for a uni assignment. What's an appropriate way to estimate the cost of developing and maintaining ...

software-development pm-software software  
asked by Ivan 1 vote
answered by nvogel 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What are the fundamental differences between a functional manager and a project manager and is it possible to switch between the two?

What are the fundamental differences between a functional manager and a project manager Is it possible to switch from a job as project manager to one as a functional manager? (provided I know about ...

team-management career  
asked by Mark Phillips 13 votes
answered by Geo 8 votes

Sprint Backlog vs Product Backlog

I was always under impression that Sprint Backlog is part of Product Backlog -> it's impossible to add anything into Sprint Backlog without affecting Product Backlog However, according to one of the ...

scrum backlog sprint-backlog product  
asked by Steve V 21 votes
answered by Todd A. Jacobs 24 votes

Who decides the length of a sprint?

As per title, who is in charge of the decision? I am tempted to say that the dev team should chose it, but then again there are considerations about stakeholders to be made and management in general (...

scrum  
asked by nourdine 8 votes
answered by Bogdan 10 votes

What is an engagement manager - what does (s)he do?

Could anyone please give me a role description of an engagement manager? I think it should be the person internally responsible for getting a deal. The more detailed the better. References are also ...

process roles definition sales  
asked by vonjd 6 votes
answered by Angeline 8 votes

How to calculate / estimate the cost for one man hour?

I want to know what are all the things need to add for one man hour costing. How to calculate / estimate it?

cost-management  
asked by bharath 7 votes
answered by David Espina 5 votes

Is it sound project management practice to make software engineers fix bugs "off the clock"?

I work in a largish, multi-team software development shop that builds a vertical B2B solution suite for a highly regulated domain. We are trying to become more Agile; we are iterating better than we ...

scheduling resource-planning quality bugs  
asked by Larry Domonico 57 votes
answered by Vicki Laidler 77 votes

What's the exact definition of "Program Manager"?

I'm still confused with the title 'Program Manager' after I went through this site and searched over threads. Actually I haven't seen many 'Program Managers' in practice. Is it a regular role in ...

roles program-management definition  
asked by fifth 24 votes
answered by Jesse 14 votes
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