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How can I address productivity issues in a Scrum Team missing deadlines?

I am a Scrum Master of a game dev team, and we are having issues with productivity. We are always late for our deadlines, I know Scrum doesn't have typical deadlines but we do, and it's really ...
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What is the difference between Agile and traditional project management methodologies? [closed]

There are many methodologies are using in the project management, which would be the best.
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How do you prioritize tasks? [closed]

Let me understand the way to prioritize tasks in the project management tool, like Vabro or Jira or any other project management tool.
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User Story in a multi technology team

In the company, we have a team that deals with mobile; it consists of a web services part, an Android part, and an iOS part. When we plan a sprint on Jira, we often have user stories that include ...
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Breakdown budget in a shared microservices IT landscape

I have a common code repository used for 5 different projects. As a result we have 2 standalone web applications, plus one web application that integrates other external applications. All the web ...
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How do I lay out a roadmap if there is only one big feature that I'm not able to breakdown?

I'm basically developing a dashboard where we need to show the top 20 sales by product and country. The dashboard is visualized in an analytics platform, so nothing must be developed there, the ...
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How do I start for IT governance for the portfolio of applications of our business unit?

In our business unit we have a number of software applications developed during the last 10 years. I'm in the organization since 2 years, and I've been trying to setup a new team in the business unit ...
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How to objectively measure reduction of Time To Market for a diverse portfolio of projects

We, as an RnD department of a small-ish product company, want to focus on reducing Time To Market of the projects that are done in-house. This raises the question – how do we objectively measure our ...
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Which is the Best Project Management Tool - Plan, Collaborate, Deliver.? [closed]

Which is the Best Project Management Tool - Plan, Collaborate, Deliver.?
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How to apply Kanban when team members support product lifecycle end to end?

Background My team is an outgrowth of the "low code, no code" movement, originally utilizing visualization tools and lightweight ETL tools for data analytics; we're progressed to some more ...
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Strategies to do an accurate CR estimation with a special customer

What strategies can I employ to conduct thorough pre-analysis and estimation for change requests (CR) in a project when we lack system access and rely solely on customer-provided requirements? We ...
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Best practices for collating and analysing client feedback from multiple departments

What is an effective way to collate and analyse validation feedback for new products from our clients. In our organisation, validation feedback is gathered by team members from various departments, ...
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How can I calculate the working days starting from the hours in the "Work" field in Microsoft Project?

probably a trivial question about Microsoft Project. I have a task like this one: As you ca see there is the Work field that contains the worked hours. There is a way to set it in days instead hours? ...
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How to Rectify Two Months of Missed Weekly Status Reports to a Customer?

In my team, For the past two months, one of my team failed to share the weekly status reports with a customer during my vacation. I acknowledge that weekly status reports are crucial documentation, ...
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In Project how can I avoid that when the end date of a task changes the duration is re-calculated?

I am finding the following problem with Microsoft Project. I defined a task that for example have a duration of 10 days but these 10 days can be spread in a longer time (for example one month) because ...
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MS Project - how to create a level of effort task for weekly meetings

I'm trying to create some level-of-effort/hammock tasks that span from project start to project finish. For example, 1h/wk team meetings, 1h/month invoicing. Is there a convenient way to make such a ...
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Assign a Variable to a Duration

I am trying to set up a project for a typical product development, but want to be able to make specific durations a variable that I can easily change once to apply to many different tasks at once and ...
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Should the Story points be divided in Development Story points and QA Story points?

We are a Srum team working in Agile, and we've always had only one field "Story points" that were considered as an estimate effort ONLY for the development, which is obviously wrong, as the ...
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TaskJuggler, how to allocate limited resources for one-off task?

I have a taskjuggler project. During the "meat" of the work, the entire team can work on this only a limited number of hours per period (using day here for convenience). I accomplish this ...
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Handling Scope Creep in closed solution design with customer

I recently inherited a project from another project manager, and I've encountered significant scope creep issues and ambiguities in the solution design. The project involves upgrading from version X ...
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Daily standup or daily scrum with members in different time zones

I am trying to look for best practise regarding daily scrum and daily standup with members in different time zones. Most if not all of the recommendations seems to be biased towards members in the ...
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Confusion in Sigma and Standard deviation

I am tryin to understand relation between Six Sigma and Standard Deviation. What I understand is Standard deviation means variability in something. Higher standard deviation means data is more spread ...
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How to organize Bugs in Jira Cloud in a big project?

I am a project coordinator in a big team (18 people) for a big project. We have a problem organizing bugs in Jira Cloud. First of all, we have a lot of bugs: on stage, on prod and bugs that come from ...
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How to apply Earned Value Analysis on a Scrum project?

I'm curious to learn how other managers apply EVA in software development running under agile techniques, like Scrum. I do like the concept and I'd like to try it but I don't understand how to apply ...
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Combine 40h/week ressources and 80h/week ressources but counting 1day duration as one calendar day both

I want to assess the amount of resources needed to realize a task with calculated work-load and assumed duration. In other words, how many resources do I need to realize workload X in given duration Y....
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What is the difference between an artifact, a deliverable, and an increment in software development with Scrum when using Jira?

I'm confused about the use of Artifact, Deliverable and Increment in a software project using Scrum. We use JIRA to create tickets. Let's say we have the following under an epic: Create a ...
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MS Project replicates all Master Project tasks within each subproject

I'm using MS Project 2021 desktop. I've created a Master Project, and about 14 subprojects under that. I'm using a Resource Pool which each subproject can draw resources from. The issue is, somehow ...
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Can a Product owner be a solution architect or a technical product owner to have a say in technical decisions?

Currently, I'm a Senior Solution Architect within a Agile organization (transitioning from waterfall to Agile to SAFe practices) and I'm filling a product owner role for the interim. I'm wearing both ...
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Ticket Scoping for Integration Tests and New Components of System

I am a software engineer trying my best to scope out some work in ticket form. My question is: what is the best way to write stories to include integration tests between two components which don't ...
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How to lead as product owner when developer reach out directly to business experts and stakeholders?

My product will be very technical. I cannot answer nor understand fully the business requirements, are they are complex mix of finance logic, actuarial mathematics, legacy software architecture etc. ...
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Metric as a user level or team level in a collaboration tool?

I am new to product management and currently practice creating a PRD of a collaboration product for case study purposes. I will consider Figma as an example. In this product, the user can create a ...
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Providing estimates as a software development manager

One of the quality expected from a good project manager is the ability to estimate the size of a task. In engineering and software field, a good way to do this is to ask someone who has experience or ...
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how to drive a project in matrix ehm agile, organization?

My boss got 1M for a project inside our large company. She wants me to lead a large project integrating several lines of business as a Product manager, but the team will belong to another business ...
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Time & Material project contract - how to handle blockers during project execution

Imagine you are a consulting company and you have T&M contract based project. You aligned with the customer to provide consultants to work on a 4days/week schedule. The project is facing an issue ...
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Holiday capacity question

Our next sprint starts on Dec 18th and should end on Jan 1st. Most of the team will be unavailable on Christmas and boxing day. The PO will also miss about 4 days of that sprint. The problem is Jan ...
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Worklog feature in JIRA

Do you have any suggestions when it comes to worklogs in JIRA? Example: Multiple people are working on the same issue. What would be the best way to track individual work log?
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How do I ask a stakeholder about their valuation of improvement amount curve?

On a daily basis I have the urge to ask someone, about a measurable (usually intermediate) target I can work towards or otherwise allocate resources towards, how much (Y) would value to them getting ...
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Is initiating a project part of the project management?

As far as I understood from PM certification course from Google, initiating projects is a job usually done by someone else, other than the PM. The PM receives a ready business case which he pours into ...
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How to estimate work without historical project data?

In some teams, projects or project tasks are assigned to team members verbally. This leads to a case of "no available historical data for projects", which means, there is no way to know how ...
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How to achieve substitutability if the team is not cross-functional (operation team)?

How to achieve substitutability if the team is not cross-functional (operation team)? Currently in my Operation team, there are 3 sub-teams, each consisting of 2-3 people, which are handling different ...
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Microsoft Project Does Not Sum The Work Total Of Resources Other Than The First Resource In The List

On the Default Resource Usage view, totals are displayed only for the first resource. Others are not added and displayed. The zero total is also present in other reports. How can this be fixed?
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Daily questions about time

In the daily scrum ceremony developers are daily required to answer questions about the time they need to finish each task. F.e. Developer A said that they will do 4 tasks, and the estimation for each ...
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Milestones based on calendar days

I am absolutely new to MS Project. I need to set milestones at 25%, 50%, 75% based on days from the start of the project. So for a 400 day project I need milestones at 100, 200, and 300. How can I ...
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What are the names for basing structures on roles first or people first?

I am hoping to establish whether there are technical terms, used in project management, for two different basic approaches to structure and roles; and if so what these terms are. Sometimes a business ...
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Program schedule

I inheritated a project on 2 September 2023 with Nov 20 2022 as the start date but no baseline schedule was created. 10 out 100 deliverables were completed as of 2 September 2023. Is it a good idea to ...
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Lead/Lag and Duration Scale

Can somebody please answer following queries: Whether it is okay to present the duration of tasks in days vs. part of days (e.g. 0.2 days for certain tasks)? Whether project schedule will be okay? ...
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How to add up all the tickets in an epic

Have you ever found yourself manually adding up the story points of all the tickets in an epic, only to realize that many of the tickets do not have an estimated sprint value?
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Jira: How to get a list of all epics with how many issues each has?

I want to see a list of all epics in a project ranked by the number of issues in that epic. Is that possible with JQL or otherwise? We are using Jira Cloud.
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How to address external problems within our issue intake process?

We're trying to put together an efficient intake process for bugs/issues that are encountered through customer service, etc. We haven't had this before. Many of these issues are external analogue ...
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How to select between upfront waterfall planning with a fixed schedule and a milestone-driven approach?

Team Composition and Framework Disagreement We are developing a software product, and we release a major version twice a year. The team has 2-3 developers and a product team that provides support and ...
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