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What technical skills are “A Must” for PM?

What Technical skills is "A Must" for PM to be successful (demanded by the job market, with increasing salary and career promotion) in Software Development?
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How can I resolve conflict with a seasoned developer?

I am quite new to project management, with less than two years of experience. I am assigned to the a project. A seasoned developer is challenging my authority and expertise this way: I've been ...
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When the Putnam estimation model is said to be correct or incorrect? [closed]

The target is to check whether the calculated effort (PME) by Putnam estimation model is correct or incorrect if we have has the skill factor B=0.16 and the rest of variables we can decide by own for ...
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How David J. Anderson model's can be applied to “Improve collaboratively” principle in Kanban and what do they actually mean? [closed]

The sixth practice of the Kanban Method is fully formulated as ‘improve collaboratively, evolve experimentally (using models/ scientific method)’. If a team has a shared understanding of theories ...
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That is throughput and how is it calculated?

I am studying Little's Law and I am wondering how all the variables are acquired for these calculations in the context of project accelerated with Kanban, especially throughput.
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Scrum, plan our sprint right. and what if we finished our stories before he sprint ends, what to do? [duplicate]

How to plan for our sprint right, so we can deliver our sprint with all agreed stories and also what if we finished all the stories assigned with this sprint, but the sprint isn't finished yet, what ...
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Tardiness to Sprint events

Our scrum events rarely start on time because members show up late. There are no reasons given for the tardiness. This wastes the time of the other members who are on time! We have discussed this in ...
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What are the key documents involved in a software project? [closed]

From project proposal to Delivery - in the software development, Which all documents are involved and What is the order? While using Agile development, including SRS, DB structure, source code ...
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Thoughts on using user stories to define business/platform needs?

I'm very accustomed to user stories for end-user driven features. But if starting a project from scratch, does it make sense to treat the business owners as users and define their needs that way too? ...
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What do the four letters D, D, T, A stand for? [closed]

All I know, is that D is for doer, another D for developer, and T for team player. What could the A stand for?
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Scheduling/Gantt tool with specific features

I'm wondering if there is a free tool that allows me to enter tasks and for each task define: Work time Lead time Assigned person Dependencies and then have the tool generate a gantt chart based on ...
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Does Service Delivery Review occur twice a week or once in two weeks?

According to this source https://aktiasolutions.com/kanban-cadences-kanban-feedback-loops/ Service Delivery review occurs biweekly. But biweekly has an ambiguous meaning. https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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Are Kanban cadences and Kanban Feedback Loops are the same thing?

I have encountered two sources which contradict each other it terms of definitions and relations between Kanban cadences and Kanban Feedback Loops. One seems to be saying they are different things. ...
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How is Little's Law applied in Kanban?

I have found some formulas of Little's Law in relation to the application in Kanban, but it still makes little sense for me. Two quotations from different sources. Average Cycle Time = Average Work ...
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Paying remote developers monthly or with installments? [closed]

They made tehnical specs and splited the work in JIRA. In JIRA the work is organized in epics and tasks (the tasks are created sprint after sprint). We set an initial budget for two people. The work ...
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Project management for a new startup [closed]

It's the first time when I'm working as an IT Manager/ Project Manager (I'm CO-Founder too). Basically we are a board from different segments and we want to start a system selling subscriptions (SaaS)....
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For what type of projects Kanban and Scrum better adjusted compared to each other?

For which type of projects Kanban is better suited for? For which type of projects Scrum is better suited for?
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Are there anywhere examples of concrete feasibility analysis? [closed]

I have read the theory of what a feasibility study is, but it would help me to understand it better if I could see examples (or mocks) of concrete feasibility studies. Better yet if they are about ...
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Who is the correct party to set up and run a steering committee?

We have a product team and two distribution channel teams who are decision makers in driving a growth strategy forward. Distribution Team 2 is the ultimate owner of the success of this strategy. The ...
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How do I import Test case and it's steps from Excel/CSV to Zephyr on JIRA cloud?

I am trying to import test case and it's steps from CSV file to JIRA cloud. I have installed Zephyr plugin on JIRA and am able to create test case and steps manually. But I have thousands of test ...
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If there is no project owner in the kaban? [closed]

Its might sound simple but soon we are moving to the Kanban so i need understand couple of things. Is it the role of the project manager to write the user stories if kanban doesn't have a product ...
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How does “Visualize the workflow” in Kanban differ from “Monitor, measure and optimize workflow/Manage flow”?

"Visualize the workflow" and "Manage flow" have somewhat similar explanations. What are the artifacts in Kanban? http://www.everydaykanban.com/what-is-kanban/ While the " Visualize the workflow" ...
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Why is “limiting Work In Progress” the cornerstone of Kanban?

I have been studying the Kanban documentation http://www.everydaykanban.com/what-is-kanban/ and I stumbled upon the "Limiting Work-in-Progress" practice. It is said in this paragraph that "Limiting ...
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In a Family business since the past 6 years(master in engineering management with PMP as a subject). Am I eligible for PMP certification? [closed]

I have been working as a Business General manager at a small scale business firm, trading in textiles, for the past 6 years. I have done my masters from Australia and had project management practices ...
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Are stakeholder and users separate roles on a project in Scrum or they are covered by Product owner?

I have recently encountered a presentation about scrum where stakeholders and users were visualized as equal roles like Development Team, Scrum Master and Product Owner. Is this valid in terms of ...
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How many artifacts are in Scrum in total?

I have defined that 3 main artifacts of the Scrum are Product Backlog Sprint Backlog Product increment. Could there be more artifacts in Scrum such as "Definition of Done" or "Sprint Goal". ...
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Priority coefficient for sprint planning

Some time ago I read about an entity called "priority coefficient" (my rough translation to English) which could be calculated via where IIRC: V is an item's business value estimated by PO S is an ...
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How to tell an estimation made by programmers is reasonable or not without technical skills?

I'm currently working on a game project. Since I don't have technical skills at all, sometimes it feels hard to doubt a programmer's estimation on a task is too much or not. My solution is: Break ...
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Two leads at the same time in the same team [closed]

From a management perspective, in the company I work there was a decision of creating teams that have two tech leads, that share the same pool of engineers (team is small, ~8-9 engineer in total). The ...
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How to create an agile release plan with product scope already started?

I starting an projects which will use Agile approach, I am creating my road map, the first release with its features. The things is that an app that that one of the developers created by himself ...
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Backlog Grooming

I have a question regarding backlog grooming. I have completed product prioritization using MoSCOW method. I have it prioritized it as follows. I have rationalized it working with client and gathering ...
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How should the Scrum Team proceed if the PO is sick and can't attend the Sprint Planning meeting?

What should we do if the PO is unable to attend the Sprint Planning meeting? Is there a workaround for it?
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Managing Large Teams in MS Project

I am using MS Project 2016. I have been looking at a way to assign tasks to teams rather than to individuals. This is because I am managing large teams, the compositions of which keep changing, ...
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Trying to create a Master Plan. Dates and duration of some projects change when inserted as a Sub-project

Trying to make a Master Plan on MS Project. Some sub-projects were inserted with no issues, but for other sub-projects both the work effort and Duration change. Is there a reason for this? If you ...
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How do you handle change requests in Scrum?

I am working on a project. My client has asked for a requirement that slightly deviates from the initial terms and conditions agreement. I think it's a change request. In Scrum, how do I handle a ...
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How important is it for Product Manager to know about cloud computing? [closed]

I am studying software management and aspire to take a pivot in my career from software engineer to product manager. There is a course on cloud computing and I am skeptical to enroll it or not.
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Is Scrum actually suitable for all kinds of projects?

The project that I am working on is purely non functional and deeply technical in nature, focused on improving the performance of the product as a whole. I have trouble seeing how Scrum is an ...
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How to identify risks in a given case study? [closed]

I am working on a case study which is like below : Economic inequality is a huge issue. A recent study found that the world's 80 wealthiest individuals own as much as the entire world's poorest 3.5 ...
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When should be done Backlog Refinement Meeting? [closed]

I am a new PO so please help me or guide to understand this better. Per Scrum Guide, I do Sprint planning, my o/p is sprint goal and sprint backlog. I already come to the meeting with PBs and user ...
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Would this approach will work as an Agile development project?

I will start working on a software development project, currently the project is the initiation phase to divide into phases and select the product develop approach. This is my first time leading this ...
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poor communication in a mentorship-like relation [closed]

I am working in a academia-related field and the type of relationships tend to be pretty much as kind of mentor-students. I have mentored many persons in the past with very nice experiences and ...
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Sprint planning

I am a new PM/PO in a software firm in California. I am working with offshore team in India. As a new PM/PO I need to do Sprint Planning. As I understand, Sprint Planning is also known as Sprint 0 as ...
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Bug Vs Feature Development

Not sure if this has already been discussed, if yes please point me out appropriately. I am a Product manager in at a software firm. We are developing a mobile application. We are developing 2 ...
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Dealing with less competent agile team members

The company uses JIRA for 3 week sprints. Team members are virtual with one QA tester who does all the testing that she documents as subtasks for each story. Developers must validate their changes ...
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What to do if a Key stakeholder asks for a new request while my team is trying to meet other important deadlines?

A key stakeholder asked for a new request. It wasn't planned and will take some time to finish. This is peak time for my team and we have other deadlines to meet. How shall I respond to this key ...
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Is there a difference between agile project and agile product evolution?

My company is standardizing how agile initiatives will be run organization wide. It is a <1000 people company where few hundreds waterfall projects are either running or close to start. I ...
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Is there a way to password protect a Confluence page - cloud version?

Whenever a user tries to access a Confluence page we want to use some kind of password or passcode to add another level of security to the Confluence page. Is it possible - with or without add ins? ...
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How to follow INVEST principle when starting a new app from scratch

I am trying to start a new app and want to follow scrum. We are using pivotal tracker, and we had added many stories and estimated them. We tried breaking stories to the smallest possible value ...
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How to deal with a person with low quality output in the team

I have a person in my team with average experience that always does the task exactly as requested as output but with low quality. I noticed this more than one time on short periods -weeks- and every ...
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What to do for delayed stories between sprints

I want to ask about stories that are not considered done because of missing information from the customer. I have a sprint with 60 user stories and at the end of the last 2 sprints, I can say that ...

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