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MS Project 14x14 calendar

PROBLEM 14x14 (2 shifts opposing) Dayshift 12 hours, and the same for Nightshift. I cannot get this calendar to build in MS Project, it keeps saying my days off are overlapping etc. Only this 14 ...
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DPO without multiplying by number of units?

In a book, Six Sigma for Dummies, the authors define DPO as number of defects per number of opportunities but they do not multiply that by number of units. So basically they say that if you have ...
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What is the proper way to add/represent development tasks (like refacturing) to a sprint?

We coded something which works but is quite terrible. We have planned the refactoring of that piece of code in this sprint but since it doesn't really fit in a user story, how do we add or represent ...
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Understanding Azure devops burndown

I do not understand why the burndown is looking like it is. Remaining work is higher than capacity - but in the details remaining work is lower than remaining capacity. Can anyone help?
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Peak value is 0/day instead of percentage in ms project

Do you know why it is not percentage 0% but number per day 0/day? What does 0/day mean? If I give the training cost to be $0, the peak will be 0/day. If I give the training cost to be $1000, the ...
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Shared resources in the Spotify model

A company is trying to adopt the Spotify model, with tribes, squads, chapters etc. They came up with around 6-7 tribes. However they have a part of it, UX/UI that is needed on an ad-hoc basis from ...
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Is there a way to search Project tags in Azure DevOps

We have an organization within Azure DevOps and many projects within. I have started to tag projects. I'd like to be able to search tags and list the projects that have that specific tag in the ...
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How to deal with huge data selection requirement

I would like to discuss about a business requirement from the client. The requirement is to allow the user to select a huge amount of data. Let me try to explain with an example. As a portfolio ...
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JIRA - Use incoming emails to create tickets

Our team would like to use incoming emails (from Outlook) to create support tickets. I've figured out how to successfully get this working, however, the formatting is awful. When the ticket is ...
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How much time required for full exact replica of chess.com iOS app? [closed]

My employer is forcing us to develop exact replica of chess.com iOS app in 4 months. They already have the chess app for desktop & .NET based server. But a lot of customization is required on ...
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How to track Incomplete acceptance criteria in JIRA

I have a question regarding the incomplete acceptance criteria in a sprint. A user story is said to be completed if all the acceptance criteria are satisfied. There can be multiple acceptance ...
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SAFe, are developers required to gather their own requirements?

Recently at our company, the management decided to implement SAFe. Things have changed quite a bit since then for better or worse. One of the major changes we have noticed as a developer is the ...
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How to avoid the planning fallacy?

The planning fallacy appears especially frequently when estimating tasks in software development. However agile estimation methods like planning poker etc. don't seem to be designed to avoid this ...
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What should a UI designer know and how to deliver this knowledge to him?

I manage a few development teams at the moment. Each team develops different projects for different clients. Right now I'm trying to let team leads work with clients directly without me, but the ...
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How to manage framework changes?

I'll try to be concise so as to not make this into a blog post. If there are specific questions, let me know and I'll do my best to answer them. Basically I'm interested in what methodologies people ...
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communication path [closed]

Based on statistical data in a company, communication path between two persons consumes 20% of each person’s time . For a project that requires 12 persons-months of development time, how many people ...
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Measuring team capacity for upcoming sprint on a Scrum Team

As a Scrum Master, I have been tasked with helping the team understand its capacity for an upcoming sprint. This capacity, along with the product backlog, the latest increment, and past team ...
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About the claim that adding more developers to a team does not make delivery faster

Over the years, I have heard many times that adding more developers to a team does not make things faster. My opinion is that it's a question of management. If you can allocate one complex screen of a ...
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Do i have to be successful in project management in order to work in the field of Web?

So i read a lot about the tech side when i delved into the field of web (especially web development), and didn't notice there is a soft skills to be considered, like Management in my project, or the ...
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Applying Agile Methodologies to Open Source Volunteer projects?

What Agile principals can be extended to classical volunteer Open Source Project Management? Challenges compared to a traditional workspace. Managing burnout / over-commitment of volunteers. ...
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How to implement Epics on Gitlab without Enterprise Edition?

We have used Gitlab for 4 years now in our organization, and are growing to the point where we are implementing Agile and trying to follow Epics, Features, User Stories, and Tasks. We are struggling ...
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How will handle multiple users in a user story

I am trying to understand the role of multiple users in a user story. There is a chance that a particular feature will behave differently depends on the role of users. Let me try to clarify the ...
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What should a lean/agile curriculum contain?

I am helping my team transition to lean and agile, and before a new person joined last month, no one had any experience whatsoever with this approach. Team members have between 1-10 years of ...
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Planning a sprint after reduced team strength

We have seven people team and their running velocity is ~50 points(2 weeks sprint). Now due to change in business focus, we have to reduce team size from 7 to 4. How do we plan current sprint? ...
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MS Project - Multi-year Inflation

I am managing a 3 year project in a country where the average annual inflation rate is 12%. Instead of going through every item and entering "+12%" into the cost rate table for each item, is there a ...
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iOS / Android project organization to avoid duplicates

I have noticed that in almost every app project for iOS and Android, there are two different projects, one for Android, one for iOS. This is good to track progress separately and assign tasks to ...
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If you measure requirement volatility, how do you handle inconsistent requirement size?

I would like to measure requirement volatility but the problem is that our specification is not consistent in size of requirements. Sometimes, one requirement describes a whole workflow. Sometimes it ...
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Personnel costs - benefits and annual adjustments

I have salaried staff that are 100% on a project. I need to report out salaries and benefits to our accounting office. Without rolling them up into a single expense, how can I do this? In addition, ...
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How to involve the whole team in setting quarterly objectives (OKRs)?

Context I'm a scrum master in a small (15 FTEs) organization that's about one year into a slow agile transformation. So far the shift towards agile has been limited to the Development team, but the ...
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How to do L1, L2, L3 effort estimation for Applications Support

How can I do L1, L2, and L3 effort estimation for Applications Support? I am naive and don't have any experience. Can anyone tell me, from very basic fundamentals, with an example? It will be great ...
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What to do with a Product Owner who is not able to understand the role

I am a ScrumMaster for a team of developers and QA's with a Product Owner. I have tried unsuccessfully for the last year to get the PO to understand what the role of the PO entails and he just does ...
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How to deal with client's staff that says “this will be easy”

I am an external project manager. The internal staff at a clients business have started making comments to the effect that "this requirement will be easy to deliver". Such comments are damaging our ...
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Should a change request impact original user story?

I am working with an organisation that has a continuously evolving product. Although original product is in production, business is regularly giving new requirements or change requests. The teams are ...
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How to Import Resource Availability from Excel when it varies by month

I have a number of generic resources, eg Engineers, where each individual is treated as interchangeable with all the other Engineers. I want to show their availability as for instance 100% in October ...
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ConsolidateProjects Method: how can I import Sub Project Summary task Custom field contents?

If possible I want to avoid using Resource Pools and embedded project files as I have had problems with these in a Sharepoint environment, so I am exploring using the ConsolidateProjects Method to ...
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Why does PRINCE2 specify that the project manager and executive roles cannot be combined?

My PRINCE2 training manual says that the Project Manager and Executive role cannot be combined. These roles are also non-optional, and so presumably create a minimum team size of 2 for any PRINCE2 ...
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Writing Better Milestone/Touchpoint Follow-Up Emails

I am a technical (software deployment) project manager. I regularly have clients request 15+ minute check-in calls, which I am happy to take. The calls are pre-scheduled and have no set agenda. I ...
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Paralle task management in MS Project

I have a single resource and I want to assign two parallel tasks to him. I regularly use resource percentage to assign e.g. 30% to task 1 and 70% to task 2, but in this situation in cannot be useful, ...
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How to make identical changes to multiple sub project files

I am about to create a master plan that will contain over 200 small sub project files. Each sub project file will have common elements such as standard Custom fields. I have created a template for ...
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When is it appropriate for a Scrum Master to raise low performance of team members to management?

I am the ScrumMaster of an engineering team. My opinion is that 2 of the team members are not performing at a level which I would expect. This opinion is formed with the following information: Daily ...
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How to tell my project sponsor that few of the requirements cannot be met [closed]

My technical team proposed new features than the initial requirements. How do I communicate the same to my sponsor ensuring he is kept satisfied?
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How do I begin scoping a project I have little knowledge of? [closed]

I have no experience in scoping things. The projects I've worked on since I've started have been scoped and I just do what is asked in the stories and features. My current task is scoping an upcoming ...
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Auto populate project level Priority field based on lookup to Excel file table

I have multiple small plans (managed by PMs) embedded in a master plan file which I manage. The PMs can add tasks to the sub plans as necessary. After receiving each sub plan and refreshing the ...
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MS Project 2013: Summary task not showing duration correctly

I am working on MS Project 2013. The summary task No. 6 is not showing the duration correctly. Refer to the picture below. Please help.
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How to run an effective agile team within a rules based organisation

How to align an Agile team's working agreements within the boundaries ("rules") set by the organisation. e.g. manager says you have to be at work at 10am and can only leave after 5pm. you have ...
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How to avoid contention in resource management when delivery managers can access availability?

The setting is >500 people IT services. You can think of it as a staffing agency, we only do T&M, although we hire our consultants (we have a bench). We do not really mange projects, what delivery ...
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Referencing Business Requirements Document (high level reqs) with Build Backlog (low level reqs)

We currently have "N" Business Requirement Documents that need to have functional requirements checked off as we progress through a large project. These aren't particularly granular and, in some ...
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should we repeat the details in user story of similar feature?

I am very new to the agile software development and trying to understand the size rule to be followed when writing a valuable user stories Scenario I am currently involved in a portfolio data import ...
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How to Handle a Funding Overrun on a Time and Materials (T&M) Contract

Here is the scenario: You are the PM of a new T&M contract that has a $800,000 budget at completion (BAC) and a price of $1,000,000 and a one-year period of performance (POP). Scope is fluid, ...
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How to utilize resources effectively in cross-functional scrum teams?

I agree on an idea of making teams cross-functional. However, I doubt that resources may not utilize effectively when the nature of the work varying sprint to sprint. For example, There are database ...

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