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Difference between project-oriented deliverable and product oriented deliverable

Can someone please help me with the difference between Product-oriented Deliverablesand Project Oriented-Deliverable in Software Project Management. I found it all-over but didn't find any suitable ...
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Small team in large team, using two boards in JIRA

We have one large project running at the company where I work as a developer. We have developers from different teams involved (different companies even), testers, analysts and whatnot. This large ...
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(Odoo 11) How to correctly add notes about the current status/progress of the task in a project?

I am trying to use (learning) Odoo's PROJECTS module to organize workflow. First, I create a new project by duplicating a template project that has its column already defined. I am the owner of the ...
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Automatic hourly project task scheduler? [on hold]

though I have been reading on StackX for a while, this is the first time posting in the PM section. I just landed a gig in an IT consulting company and I am dealing with a lot of projects. Even in ...
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Best practice for Service Acceptance criteria in User Story format?

Like many in this forum, I am working in an enterprise organisation that subscribes largely to the ITIL model of service management. A discrete team that provide guidance and sign-off for service ...
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How to promote a free event successfully? [on hold]

I have already asked a question on here but my event has changed very much due to lack of participants. That mustn't happen again so the event takes place next week and I have the same problem again. ...
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Requirement conflict b/w Product and Engineering team?

Product team is the team which owns the requirement. They write the Functional requirements. Based on which, the engineering team makes the low level design. But down the line during development, ...
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I need project management experience to get into a project management role but no one will hire me. Can anyone help? [on hold]

Good Afternoon All, My name is Edriss and I have acquired my certificate in Project Management from UC Berkeley on July 2017. I have been looking around the web to find an entry level role in project ...
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What to do when capacity is reduced in the middle of the Sprint? (e.g. Sick Leave)

A developer had to take unplanned days off in the middle of the Sprint, causing an impact of less hours in the original capacity. It is possible to measure this in hours (e.g. 2 days = 16 hours). So, ...
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Are all the scrum ceremonies included in the sprint timebox in Scrum?

We know the daily meeting and the backlog refinement is inevitable to have out from in the sprint timebox, but we don't know, for example in a two-week sprint, if the sprint planning, review and ...
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How to motivate high performers in team?

Two months back I was asked this question in an Amazon interview: How will you motivate the High performer in your project? My answer, which I follow on the ground level: There are different ...
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PM techniques/tools for fixed-price 6 month client project

I am looking for project management techniques and tools to help with the following situation. (P.S. I know this question is technically off-topic but I felt Revisiting Tool Recommendation Questions ...
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PMI: Responsibility for Scope Management

I'm going through the PMI training videos for a CAMP. In one of them, the presenter states: If a business analyst is assigned to a project, that individual is responsible for defining ...
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What Scrum especify when the time of the sprint planning is exhausted before you finish with all task?

Scenario In some cases, we cannot complete all the task in the 4 hour that scrum specify by a 2-week sprint. This may be caused by a bad previous refinery, uncertain work or just big changes reveal ...
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Is a good Scrum practice to meassure the developer team by the story points completed at the end of the sprint?

We have new teams working on scrum and they estimates all the points of a several ammount of stories. But, at the beggining, they have no reference of how ammount of points could be delivered in two-...
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How to schedule back and front-end developers based on story points?

We are used to create multiple sub-tasks for each user story and provide each sub-task with an estimate in hours and assignee (back or front-end). With the following outcome: Total estimated time ...
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Change manually to auto schedule

I want to change the start date of a specific section in my project. When I do that, it automatically changes the mode of this section from auto to manually schedule. Is it possible to change the ...
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MS-Project 2016: Sort does not work

With MS-Project 2016 (version up-to-date) I have created a custom report (showing filtered tasks). I want to sort it ascending by Finish date (soonest finish on the top). But it does not work. It ...
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In scrum, does it ever make sense to hire a product owner?

I have seen a scrum team trying to hire a product owner. They advertise for scrum skills, and experience. Does it make sense to hire a product owner from outside the company? If I do what skills ...
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What is the difference between Business/Management Consultant and Project Manager?

I met a business/management consultant 2 months ago working in one of the top business consulting firms. He explained to us that he, as a Business Consultant, can successfully manage projects more ...
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Viewing all of my open tasks in Jira

On Jira's homepage, it displays all tasks assigned to me, including tasks that are "closed", "obsolete", or "won't fix". I tried searching for tasks and filtering by status, but it doesn't display all ...
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MS Project formula to subtract from finish date to take into account working hours

I have working hours 8am to 5pm (with 1hr break), recently changed from 9am to 5pm, a lot of tasks start at 9am and now end at 9am on the extra day. I am trying to manually correct the dates with a ...
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Use Case: Postcondition vs Expected Outcome

Is Expected Outcome interchangeable with Postcondition depending on your use case structure? Should Expected Outcome and Postcondition be explicitly differentiated from each other? Say I have a ...
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How to break down an 8 point story into smaller stories in Scrum?

My team and I are struggling with breaking down a user story that we have estimated to be 8 points. The user story is : "A user can sign up to the app using a registration form so that he is ...
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I want to create a summary task without indenting the subtasks

Is there a way to create a highlevel task that will summarize all the subordinate tasks without indenting the subtasks?
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How do you use kanban in an environment that requires a ton of waiting?

I work in government and our department has a communication problem. I'm trying to use a kanban board to solve this. I went ahead and started using a kanban board for just myself so I could figure out ...
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In a data-driven startup, what should we *not* A/B test?

We are shifting our startup to a data-driven culture, and prioritising what to start testing [UPDATE: i.e. what goes in the product plan]. We have a reasonable number of users, and a working product, ...
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Is there a standard job title for someone who does project admin without making important decisions?

I'm working as a technical PM on a software project. The decision making and technical demands are such that day-to-day tasks (such as communicating properly with the customer) are suffering. We want ...
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59 views

Should unfinished tasks be moved to the next milestone?

We have a product which is in active development. For live issue tracking purposes we are creating a monthly milestone. If we will not be able to complete that milestone in the current month, then we ...
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Engineering Management Plan

A pretty broad question but I'd like to know what the experts think should be included within a good engineering management plan for external IT project?
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Legally Advisable to Give Copy of Project Plan and Systems Design to Stakeholders? Software Copyright Laws

When working on a software project as an independent team of freelance developers, is it legally advisable or inadvisable to give a copy of the Project Plan and Systems Design documentation to the ...
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MS Project, add hours directly in resource usage

at my work we use MS Project 2010 to run our Monday morning scheduling meeting, from Resource Usage view. In the version I inherited on my work computer, I can change the number of hours or add a new ...
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Scheduling for Calendar Time when availability is variable?

I have a few core team members who also look after daily support. It’s not uncommon for them to get stuck in some firefighting for a day or two which completely throws off a project schedule. How can ...
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How to break down a product or organization in feature teams

I am already read a ton of referencing about feature teams, squads and growth hacking structure.. but imo, there is still a lack of concrete examples and how to break down a product/organization in ...
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Customer is unable to plan his next month requests

I'm a junior PM in small software development company. I'm managing the development of an e-commerce platform for a customer (a big company) for which we make new developments every month. The ...
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What can I constructively say when looking at the Sprint Burndown

During our daily standup we examine our Sprint Burndown to look at how we're getting on against the goal line. I often struggle for constructive things to say about the graph and tend to resort to: ...
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Is Team member sharing possible in Scrum during a Sprint?

During the current Sprint, my Team is doing mostly front-end tasks, I don't have any tasks, because I do back-end. My Scrum Master says that I have to pick up tasks from another Team. Question: Is ...
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How should we implement and keep track of recurring or intangible retrospective action items?

Our Product/Tech team has been transitioning towards Agile project management in the last year or so, and we hold daily standups, weekly planning meetings and biweekly retrospective meetings. We also ...
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Are there techniques for gamification of hours estimation?

Our team breaks down user stories in sub-tasks, then estimate their sizes in hours using the planning poker technique. The numbers we use are 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32 and it goes just like story ...
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Could stories be always independent?

I have one user story that is dependent on a technical story: User story: A user can add a product from the database to his profile Technical story: Products need to be entered in the database by ...
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123 views

Difference between Scrum Master and Agile Delivery Manager

What is the difference between a Scrum Master and Agile Delivery Manager and how can I bridge the gaps. Perhaps you could recommend books, courses or podcasts.
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Most suited job position title for a small, up-and-coming software developer team?

I'm working with a small group of freelance software developers for a minor mobile app project. Currently, we are 4 developers and we are in the process of assigning team project roles. Here are a ...
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Beginner Resources

I'm looking for resources on how to learn to be a better Project Manager. I started as a 'PM' ( my title doesn't reflect this) at my company about a year a half ago. There isn't a PMO, or a process ...
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Beginner's book for Program Monitoring and Evaluation

I am looking for a basic book for 'Program Monitoring and Evaluation'. I searched the internet and could find the UNDP reports. But they are too comprehensive. Can anyone point me to some basic books ...
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Workshops/methods for increasing team autonomy?

Does anyone have any proven ideas/methods/workshops for increasing autonomy and accountability in a Scrum/Agile team. I have used the following thus far: Definition of done Working agreements Roles &...
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How to manage technical conflict between Product Owner and developers?

Imagine you are a Product Owner. And you have planned a sprint, prepared every detail, broken down the epics into stories and already presented your roadmap to management and promised the releases ...
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How to address the “definition of done” in Scrum?

We have a starting team using scrum and we understand the value of establish a clear "definition of done" in our development. We have selected the set of things or processes a task must have to ...
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How much time should be given for investigating bugs/user stories for a sizing session

How much time should a developer spend on investigating bugs/user stories for sizing in a sprint? Currently we have 2 sizing sessions and a developer has time (time-boxed at 5min) to investigate and ...
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Should I calculate ROI as Benefits/Costs or Gains-Investment/Investment? Which is rather correct?

I am kind of puzzled as various sources give either of those formulas to calculate ROI: Cost of Benefits /Cost of Investments or (Gains - Investment) / Investment The obvious problem that if I ...
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How do you combine Waterfall with Kanban?

Our team has a wide variety of work item types. Some of the work we do is related to projects, some is operational, some we generate internally ourselves. In order to be reactive to the needs of the ...

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