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how to differentiate between epic and story for an already existing software? [duplicate]

How to decide that a requirement will be my epic or user story.I have a few enhancements from the client which cannot be grouped into something.As for example my request is adding a few informative ...
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Story Points flaw?

Forgive me f this has been asked before, I read some similar questions (linked below), but didn't find the answer I was looking for. Our team is fairly new to them and trying to figure out how to ...
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Why Variation clauses forbid owners from omitting works to grant it to another contractor?

First, I am not sure if this is the best place on SE to ask this question, so please let me know if it shouldn't be here. Most standard forms of contracts forbid the owner from omitting works to be ...
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Should I word backlog items as what's broken or what work needs to be done?

We have a software project that we are trying to implement some basic project management for and we're starting simple, just using a Trello kanban board to track bugs/feature requests. I am beginning ...
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How to include front end developers and QA into the estimation process?

We are team of 3 Back-end developers, 3 Ios developers, 1 QA, 1 Product Owner and 1 SM, working on a Social App. We are interested to do this using the agile methodology with the Scrum framework. We ...
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User Story versus Task in Jira

I am learning about the agile/scrum process, and currently using it for a 6 month software project at my university. My team is using Jira. I am starting to get confused between the difference ...
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Is it wrong to put all projects in one VSTS project and then create nested epics

I had been reading on structuring VSTS. The guideline on structure of projects isn't very clear. Our scenario is that we have lots of projects and only a small team of 3 developers, 2 testers and 2 ...
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Correcting exams [on hold]

If correcting an exam it is always the question on how to organize the correction. Usually, this ends in a desaster very soon. So suppose you have $9$ excercise and $4$ people correcting. Usually ...
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What are the differences/similarities between a project manager and a functional manager?

How can we describe them separately according their roles? Actually I am a new student; I don't have proper knowledge about this. Please guide me as a basic student.
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Assign Resources Automatically in the Most Efficient Manner

Firstly I have to state that I am not a project manager. I am a software development team leader that has been tasked with giving a plan for a large project for my team. We work in a Scrum-like ...
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How to manage a multidisciplinary project/company?

For example... someone who is a computer engineer and his expertise is machine vision or voice recognition or totally machine learning (ML) fields. But we know a robot has electrical parts and ...
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New IT project documentation

When there is a new IT project, what documentation should we begin with? What structure do they usually have. Is there a common standard to compose them? I am entirely new to IT projects, I am ...
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What to do with work not on the board?

TL;DR: At some point, someone on the team will have work which can justifiably not go on the board. How is this handled in a sprint team when it is a long running thing? Our team's technical leader ...
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what is a Critical global market? [on hold]

what is a Critical global market?. how this concept is related to the external analysis of a firm?.
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The SWOT analysis is applied to the company or to every decision alternative?

If a company were to pursue different project alternatives in which to invest, would I perform a SWOT analysis on each project alternative or should I do a SWOT analysis of the company and, based on ...
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Scrum Team delivery without hitting commitment

Hi looking for some ideas.... One of my scrum teams is performing and releasing, we have regular deployments but the planning and board does not reflect the work they have done. I'm not sure what ...
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PERT CPM DIAGRAM [closed]

im trying to understand PERT CPM is my diagram right ? im a little bit not sure about the dummy variable thanks!!
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What metrics should be used for tracking quality of research project?

It is known that software development tasks should be controlled by some project management metrics, that show the progress of work at each particular moment of time. What metrics are better to be ...
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How to track student's progress remotely?

We have been providing a free remote training weekly basis, and We gave them some task/project to do. We tried to track the student's learning progress and project development using Skype and Trello. ...
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Terminology for time before a ticket is raised and time after a ticket is completed

In our team, we get tickets from other teams. Currently we are trying to work on reducing the time to complete a requirement. We have split the time into 4 slices: Time when a requirement is ...
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How to update some Key information from another Project

I have created a Project in MS Project 2016. Of this data there are probably about 50 tasks which are of high importance. What I would like to do is create a project with the most important 50 tasks, ...
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Team motivation improvement

How would you motivate the team when the annual wage increment is minimal (less than 5%) even though the performance ratings are very fair?
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Should employees be allowed to vote for or against a feature request

We intend to implement a system that will allow users of our application to suggest new features (eg Uservoice) and vote for or against certain suggestions. Can employees working on the application (...
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In Scrum, how to handle a functionality that could be used by more than one feature?

Is there a principle in Scrum for packaging the different views of the project into different owners' perspectives, or do I just need to get more practice in picking the pieces I need out of the ...
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Task estimation for PMs who are not developers

While working Agile, how can a PM estimate a task when he/she is not a developer?
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Can project management experience in academia be considered also in companies?

I have some experience in project management and coordination in academia (research projects). I took care about the proposal preparation according to the call guidelines up to the budgeting, planning ...
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Standup Frequency & Content for Kanban

I have started the practice of Kanban (with JIRA) in my team that handles customer issues for heterogeneous products. As part of this we have daily standups to discuss: 1. How is the flow 2. Any ...
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Project Management templates - Official standards across industry

Does anyone know if, according to PMI, or any other PM certification, there are official templates for project management artifacts. I am interested in the following documentation: Project charter ...
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Writing stories for SAP

Perhaps this will get criticised for being technical, but SO seems the wrong place for it. If you are running/involved in a project with SAP developers, how do you/they write stories for it? What do ...
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Lingua franca for technical stories

I have coached my team to write quite good user stories using gherkin, but their technical stories are still lacking something. The problem is that when a person of one technical discipline reads the ...
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Technical Spec: Is more detail help or hindrance?

When writing a full Technical Spec - defining in details what every part of the system will do, show and look like - does it help to state the obvious? Let's take the easiest example: A Login Screen ...
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I'm looking for the name of a spiral chart type used in Scrum

I'm looking for the name of a chart type that (I think) is used in Scrum. It's a spiral where each revolution represents a sprint and the radius at any given point is the amount of work remaining. ...
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Project Online - Enterprise Custom Field Not Calculating Formula Correctly?

I am new to MS Project (~1 week experience) and could use some help with an Enterprise Custom Field I'm trying to create. I'm using Project through Project Web App in Office 365 (I assume this is ...
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Advice on Agile team structure

I’m looking for a little advice…. let me start at the beginning…. My Organisation is very traditional and our organisation structure a little strange. Our web team are part of the marketing ...
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Should all team members be assigned user stories?

This is a very basic question but I don't see any answers on it yet. Scenario: We did sprint planning and I noticed some one saying Not all developers have a task to do. We need to add more tasks ...
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What decision should I take regarding a team of front-end developers which delivers unstable releases

I own a front-end development team who's task is to develop a single page web application based on Angular technology stack. Product is currently in beta stage and never been public, only client ...
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Is Scrum framework or methodology?

As per my understanding, Scrum is a Framework. Following is my view of the Scrum Framework and I would like to hear your ideas as well. The methodology is a set of principles and practices which can ...
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Scrum for SDK development - split stories horizontally?

Our product is moving more and more in the direction of a software development kit (SDK) which can be used by other developers. This brings up quite some challenges to our agile processes, though ...
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How to write a user story involving artistic work?

Using Scrum, what would be the way to define, structure and estimate a user story, containing work for an artist? The main problem that I'm interested here is that an artistic story can take a long ...
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Every user in group receives notifications of every issue

I inherited a Redmine schema. There are Staff members and students. The students belong to a group called "students". There is a role called "Reporter" with the settings shown in the attached image. ...
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Start and End node in Critical Path Calculation

I have to calculate the critical path for a project, where activity A and C can start in parallel. Please see the image below Since I had two activities that could start in parallel (A and C), I also ...
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Adding test cases to user stories (Backlog items) before the sizing session

Scenario: I was asked by management if it is a good idea to add test cases to user stories before the sizing session. This will involve investigating the item, writing test cases, speaking to ...
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Different notation of earned value chart

Typically, the y axis of EV chart is the cost, the x axis is the time, and there are 3 lines plotted, one representing the planned value, the earned value and the actual value. I have come across a ...
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How to warn if blocking tickets are not in a sprint

We had a recent problem that I would have thought Jira could handle but I can't see where this would work. We are using Jira with scrum/agile. While defining stories we had two stories one larger one ...
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Leveling Algorithm appears to be taking Total Slack into account when it should not. Why?

I have set Leveling Order to be Priority, Standard. Therefore I expected the hierarchy of leveling tests to be as follows Is the Priority of any of the contending tasks 1000? Are any of the ...
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Sprint board critique

We are a DevOps software team with dependencies upon a release process which often requires us to wait before releasing some code to production for up to 5 times longer than our sprint length. This ...
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Is a mid sprint check-in/catch-up a good idea

Scenario: With scrum teams doing a daily stand-up to inform team of progress (yesterday and today) and any impediments. I wonder sometimes do they actually bring up impediments, concerns or issues. ...
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Asana and requirements management

I am looking for a way to include requirements management in Asana. Right now we have a very powerful integration with Instagantt, where projects and their scheduled tasks are in sync with Asana's ...
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Carrying items over from one sprint to the next

Question: Carrying items over from one sprint to the next Answer: Yes Scenario: I am a new scrum master on a team and we have just completed our first sprint. I was not here when the team planned ...
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Create MS Project report which to return incomplete tasks per user with due date

I want to be able to produce a report I can share with resources on a project so that they have visibility on what outstanding tasks they have (overdue, current, future) and when they are due. ...

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