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Are object point estimation and cocomo 2 application composition model deprecated nowaday?

I have to estimate the effort required for a project and I have no historical data. In college I learned these methods, but I have the feeling that they have been replaced by new approaches such as ...
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Tools for generating a project timeline given Asana tasks and resources

Our team currently uses Asana to track tasks, but find that the Timeline feature doesn't quite meet our needs. I'm wondering if there are better tools out there for generating / managing project ...
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Project Server 2019 Event Receiver

How do I create an Event Receiver in Project Server 2019 on-prem environment. I found some articles based on 2010/2013, which I tried but not working properly. Scenario: Need to update the Project ...
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Giving high level estimates to client without commiting to numbers

I'm working as project delivery manager of a Software Development Company. Often before project initiations, a long time and loyal customer contact me directly to request 'estimate' for some works ...
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How to handle requirements with an unclear scope containing words «all», «everywhere», etc.?

Let's say, customer or product owner creates a task that looks like this: Change localization Old term to New term in all places in the app for language X. And development team needs to provide an ...
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Is it difficult or time-wasting for developers to adjust page design based on component design changes?

I have been curious about that how much effort developers have to make to adjust components to accommodate changes in UI design. Sometimes I think a design from UX is good and there's no problem for ...
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Is the client or vendor responsible for writing the BRD?

I am a BA in a company that provides insurance solutions to clients. We work in a hybrid methodology between waterfall and agile (project divided into Sprints, each Sprint will go as a waterfall life ...
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How do I Arrange All MS Project Files Side-by-Side?

I'm aware that MS Project does not allow you to have multiple instances of the application open unlike the rest of MS Office. I know that you can view multiple projects at once by clicking the Arrange ...
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What is the key difference between adaptive life cycle model and iterative/incremental model?

I have trouble finding a key distinction between adaptive model and iterative or incremental model. According to this definition - https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/effective-project-management/...
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Earned Value for a task with non proportional costs

I have a question regarding EVM. Suppose I have a task with a 2 weeks duration. PV for week 1 is 800 and PV for week 2 is 200. If the PV is not proportional with the % complete, so each week I expect ...
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Who are Developers in Scrum Team?

When I worked in my previous company (Axon Active), they do apply scrum by separating each team with the same member role. Let's say we have teams with all members who are software developers, ...
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Why is the agile manifesto called a manifesto?

Looking at the contents of the manifesto, I do not see if fulfilling the definition of a manifesto which is The document details the principles but nowhere does it argument why those principles are ...
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Questions about building a solution matrix

I had a chance to be selected as the team lead of a small project in my company. The goal is to made a choice on the new SAP the company will use. We are a team of 6 persons with cross skills. Our ...
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Building ROM for Waterfall project - Is there any recommended time/effort distribution for each phase?

Having below phases of the typical SDLC: Analysis Design Implementation Testing Deployment Maintenance (I'm assuming that this one is out as it's an ongoing process for the whole system's lifetime) ...
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How to deal with leftover developer time in sprint

Sprint Goal is a sacred thing in scrum - it's the main priority of the sprint, and all developers shuold work together towards achieving it. Failing to achieve it is bad, and shouldn't be allowed to ...
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A resource can be assigned to a task before it's available

I have a resource available from 10am to 6 pm but I can assign a task to that resource with a start time of 9:30 am. I would think that should be disallowed, or at least flagged, but it is not. How do ...
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Auto-scheduling Milestones Creating Issues

Good afternoon, I have a bunch of project milestones, past and present, that I'm trying to represent in MS Project using the Gantt Chart functionality. I currently have the milestones indented ...
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Can I swap stories?

There's a story we committed to in the Sprint. After the developer looked into the ticket, it needed feedback from client. A week has passed and still no answer The developer completed other tickets ...
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Define an MVP for eCommerce project

I am building an eCommerce project and I wanted to define the MVP of it so that I can build it in an iterative way in an agile fashion so I can shorten the feedback loop from clients and adapt asap....
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Why it is said that scope creep is not visible in burn-down chart?

this might be a silly question, but anyway: pretty much every article discussing burn-up and burn-down charts states that in the latter, scope changes are invisible because the chart only shows how ...
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Trying to configure 2 swimlanes in Jira to be similar

So I have 2 swimlanes in Jira on a Kanban board and I wanted to know if they can mirror each other? Or what might be the best way to go about this. I made one swimlane that I want only to have items ...
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Microsoft Project Schedules Tasks in the past

I have a project Plan in Microsoft project. While working today, I updated a task's scheduling to be "as soon as possible". Project then scheduled the task for last month. That would be ...
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RACI matrix and illness/vacation/leave

Wikipedia with some quotes of a PM forum saying, that only one person should be accountable for a given task. But what to do in case of illness/vacation/leave? Is a "backup" person assumed?
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Can I put user stories with different end users under one epic?

My project team has identified personas with different needs and behaviors within our customer journey, and we're translating their needs into user stories. My understanding is that epic and user ...
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Should a product owner do technical tasks?

The Scrum guide says: The Scrum Team consists of one Scrum Master, one Product Owner, and Developers. Within a Scrum Team, there are no sub-teams or hierarchies. Agile coaches want a team to be ...
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How to grasp in a Scrum Sprint the fact that the newest Team member is consuming a significant time from other Team members?

Context There has been a restructuring where I work and our Team is now led by a guy who used to supervise two Teams. Until very recently he mostly took care of the other Team's activity so, he knows ...
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Is the Crystal methodology still practised anywhere?

The Crystal methodology is fairly often included in lists of Agile methodologies and it is easy to find articles from recent years giving an overview of it and comparing it to other Agile ...
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Ways to present comparison between decisions?

For singular subjects it's usually easy to demonstrate a decision's pros and cons for example with a SWOT analysis or similar. Is there a similar framework to showcase the pros and cons of multiple ...
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Export project, and add all non-empty rows into Excel table

When I export a Microsoft Project file into Excel using the export tool, the resulting XLSX file has 1 table called Task_Table1. Unfortunately that table only includes the header row. Is there any way ...
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Scheduling Sprint Reviews

I'm trying to find the right balance on how Sprint Reviews should be scheduled for my Team. Each member in my Team has their own project although everyone in the Scrum Team does attend a single Daily ...
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Development Team Objectives

I run a development team of around 15 developers/testers. The organisation hasn't been very objective driven in the past and it's something I would like to change. Can anyone offer any advice on how ...
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How to break down work in Kanban?

In Kanban, how can we break down work? Lets say we have a task of setting up a new server. To do so it requires some investigation, a purchase, physical mounting, configuring the software etc. When ...
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MS Project Resource Graph with Allocations Shown

Is it possible to create a view of the resource graph with the task allocation identified like a stacked histogram? When someone is over-allocated, I want to easily see what they are allocated to.
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Getting correct value of Planned value for Earned Value Management calculations

I'm learning about project management and currently having confusion about getting Planned Value(PV) in Earned Value Management calculations. Here's the question, You are a Project Manager for LAK ...
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Assigning MSP resources with future availability to tasks

I have a project with a bunch of tasks of 20 days each and each of those tasks is assigned to 1 of 4 full time resource. There are no scheduling dependencies so I am allowing Project to auto level ...
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How to differentiate a group of projects in JQL?

I'm trying to figure out a way to identify a group of projects in JQL so that we don't have to go in an manually update several filters when we add a project to it. It seems like the way to do this ...
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Is it a good idea to show a 'story points by developer' graph at retrospectives?

I am part of an agile team in a large organisation. At our fortnightly retrospective a graph is shown of how many story points each developer has completed over the course of the fortnight. We are not ...
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When T-Shirt sizing Epics, should the size be based on 1 person's capacity or the teams capacity?

My company wants the team to estimate (via t-shirt sizes) Features/Epics. When we attempt to do this, I often get asked "is this estimate based on 1 person or the entire team working on the ...
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Should a designer or a devops be a member of a Scrum team?

Usually such specialists as a designer or a devops-engineer are not permanently required (as opposed to developers and QA-engineers) to perform development activities (they are engaged in some tasks ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Project Management on a team with diverse skill set? [duplicate]

Assume I have 2-3 Objectives (OKRs), and 1 to 3 Key Results (KR) per Objective. Today here’s my workflow: I work with my team during grooming sessions to get a high level cost to achieve the KR. I do ...
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How to handle R&D and retrocompatibility at the same time

I am a software developer in a company who has been active for more than 40 years in B2B product development and I would like to get some advice regarding the situation I'm facing on a day-to-day ...
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Project management with MS Teams and MS Sharepoint in a large enterprise

Before the MS Teams "era", documents for (larger) projects existed as folder structures on huge storages as "master system for documentation". Today, you have got many Sharepoint ...
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Project Management on a team with diverse skill set?

Assume I have 1-3 Objectives (OKRs), and 1 to 3 Key Results (KR) per Objective. Today here’s my workflow: I work with my team during grooming sessions to get a high level cost to achieve the KR. I do ...
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Example layouts / standards for filesystem folder names in project documentation?

I am new to project management and would like to know, where is a standard either a best practice to define name of project folder tree in the filesystem, or SharePoint. Maybe there is something ...
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Problems with Pair Programming and introspective developers

I know two very good developers. They are capable of solving any kind of problem and explaining how they came to the solution and how it works. They are also very receptive to observations after they ...
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Show timebased plan and the people involved at each activity

Disclaimer: I am not a project manager, just a software developer, so I may need some help wording this to make it acceptable. I was talking to a company who want me to do some consulting work, ...
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White label worker from an outsource agency

I have an outsourcing agency for IT works. I offered one of our services to some company in west Europe. We offered one guy to work with them as a "cost + material" model. But the client ...
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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 ...

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