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What are the risks and mitigation strategy for SAAS solutions?

I am suggesting a software solution POS for a small retail store to manage his business operations effectively. I am just trying to identify the risks and its mitigation strategy for SAAS solutions. I ...
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Can MBA student get a job role as software project manager or Scrum master? If he:she have a bachelor degree in Information Technology

I am a final year IT student and further i want to study MBA. As i have a good technical background and after completing MBA, Can i get a job roles like software project manager or a scrum master?
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Working hr per month per resource [closed]

I'm searching to find a formula to find the number of working hr per month for each of my resource.
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Why do Kanban Boards only contain one deployment?

I'm tasked with customizing the ticket statuses and kanban board for our software development project. I realized that Microsoft Kanban Boards and actually all other kanban boards I could find only ...
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Agile Development Practices

How do I resolve an unidentified issue affecting customer experience when a sprint has already commenced without impacting the sprint backlog? For example, I am currently in a sprint and a serious ...
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Lockdown MS Project

Is there a way to lock MS Project into a read-only file that disallows the read-only user from adding or removing columns, changing the size attributes of existing columns or rows, etc.? The password ...
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How to communicate effectivelly with less knowledgeable individuals

Possibly related to How to communicate technical obstacles?. In my current position I have found myself in difficulty when it comes to communicating technical difficulties or project management ...
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How do companies measure task progress in project management tools (Jira) when fresher team members spent most of the time in learning?

I am trying to figure out how project management can help my team complete tasks faster, and I started to motivate one of our Junior developers to start using Jira recently. But he quickly loses track ...
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Trello/TeamGantt Combination

So I've been looking for something pretty particular when it comes to my project. Long story short is that it is a huge project with a multitude of systems that I want to track, of which each has ...
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Project Manager vs Architect

An Architect, like a Project Manager, has two-way communication with the business. They both solve problems to decompose the large problem into small elements and then delegate that smaller ones to ...
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In SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework); are there any guidelines around what feature acceptance criteria should look like (eg SMART)?

My organization has been leveraging SAFe for a few years now and as a Team lead I am concerned about the sort of Feature Acceptance Criteria being defined. Specifically its extremely vague and I would ...
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How to build management skills to get an according position somewhen?

Recently, as I'm looking for other (more) interesting jobs, I noticed that many of them require at least a bit of experience in project management and sometimes even in leadership. My question is ...
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Whose responsibility is it to create the Project Charter?

My understanding is that the Project Charter outlines the goal of the project, who the stakeholders are, and most importantly, authorizes the Project Manager to act on behalf of the sponsor to ...
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How to influence a scrum team to do something you as a SM feel is beneficial to the team

If you need a scrum team to do something, as a servant leader what is the best way to influence them? I was thinking of talking individually to each and explain why seeing their faces is important for ...
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Should I be using user stories as my documentation?

I've just inherited a project and I'm forming a new team. How it's been currently done is there is a list of user stories - these user stories have lots of tasks attached to them that the dev picks up....
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How do you maintain proper resource leveling in MS Project after baseline since resource leveling shifts to maintain slack+leveling days?

Once you have created your schedule with all the known dependencies, leveled resource assignments, and proper baseline, how do you go about maintaining the leveling? Task A is a driver to task B. Task ...
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Where to (initially) create a task/bug with the Spotify model

When using the Spotify model, there are many different squads, who each own their own product. Now as far as I understand, these products could be interdependant (like services). One way to manage ...
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How does inflation affect the cost software making?

I am doing research to know the effect of inflation in software making. How does inflation affect the cost of software production? For example, you are following a waterfall model. Does inflation ...
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Is tracking billable time for Scrum ceremonies in JIRA an anti-pattern?

We use Story Points for estimating complexity of User Stories, but we bill hours to the client. This is the very first Scrum project within our company, and we don't have enough data to calculate a ...
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How do you estimate epics?

Let's say we have a brand new project and we want to raughly come up with a bunch of releases and its dates to give the business a vague idea of when we will finish. Obviously we have all our user ...
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Product release process in Agile?

Can anyone please explain the product release process in agile methodology? I have a bit idea about the release plan. Are both same? If any difference are there then kindly speak.
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How you manage risks in Scrum in real practice? [closed]

Well, lets start with more specific concepts: Uncertainties are things that are not known, or known only imprecisely. An uncertainty has an effect which is associated with a risk, that is, an ...
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In scrum, how do you track/estimate points when multiple tickets overlap their work?

I've never been fully able to answer this question, and from a lot of searching I haven't been able to get the right keywords to find anyone who's asked this question in the way I mean it. Say that ...
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Showing successor task names in MS Project

I'm new to MS Project. I have a view where I want to get a list of successors for a list of tasks. I've added the Successors column and that gives me the list I want, but it's their unique IDs. Is ...
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Should we include the stories done by part-time team members in team velocity

I have a Scrum team with an 2 people who are not 100% on the team. I am aware this already is not really a Scrum team but Scrum wants a group of 100% people on the team but it is what it is and we ...
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How to keep track of SPoC for code maintenance?

I am very sorry if this does not adhere to the community guidelines. I will update it based on the feedback received. I work in a startup, and am facing a significant problem. A lot of code was ...
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Validate Date for “null” in Jira Cloud transition?

I am working with Jira Cloud Server. I have a date field in a transition that must be not null. The field required validator is not working - says date is not in the right format. The date compare ...
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Selecting ( “Cherry picking” ) certain Agile practices as IT team works remotely? Or is it All Or Nothing with Agile?

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, our IT developers and IT managers work from home. Furthermore, and in different time zones and different locations. Therefore, daily Scrum meetings are Not really ...
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How to accurately communicate task priorities?

In my company, I am constantly struggling with how to accurately communicate the priorities of tasks. Some of the aspects of this are: Some tasks need to be done before a deadline, however, sometimes ...
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Who decides the length of a sprint?

As per title, who is in charge of the decision? I am tempted to say that the dev team should chose it, but then again there are considerations about stakeholders to be made and management in general (...
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Tools to manage a project across multiple time zones

I'm trying to manage multiple projects with teams in 3-4 different time zones and it's doing my head in. I'm pretty sure we have looked at literally every online scheduling tool and there doesn't seem ...
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Do social responsibility, vision-based management, and providing team with safety increases project efficiency?

Recently I've been getting into management philosophy by reading some basic Drucker and Collins, very interesting stuff. Coming from an engineering background my idea about any subject would be for ...
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Justify Converting a “Non-Scheduled Process” to be a “Scheduled Process”

I’m currently working on project with a topic on analysis on several warehouse operations. Which scopes from receiving items up to shipping them out to the warehouse. My problem is the company is ...
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Issue in managing changes

I was coordinating a Project and we constantly faced a problem where the customer was not ready to pay for change requests. The project was to automate most of the processes of an existing system i.e. ...
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What is the purpose of a milestone?

How is it any different between a goal or a deadline?
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How to create a resource usage calendar across multiple Project Online projects

The division I work in has 3 PMs that share resources. We have a three fold need we're trying to engineer a solution for within the Microsoft Office ecosystem. We need to create a resource allocation ...
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Forward and Backward Pass Activity on Node Diagrams in MS Project 2010

I want to make Forward and Backward Slack Activity on Node Diagrams in MS Project 2010. I display the Network Diagram view and choose Format > Box Styles. I Click the More Templates button and in ...
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How should we hand-off and ticket UI designs to the devs to ensure the developed design matches the provided UI mockups, while still being agile?

How should we hand-off and ticket UI designs to the devs to ensure the developed design matches the provided UI mockups, while still being agile? Note: we're definitely not fully agile, but we're ...
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How to use Scrum when I have the QA working in two other projects?

I am the team leader in a small project. My team has 3 full-stack devs and one QA. We have an external client (PO) and internal PM. We are trying to implement the Scrum methodology but we have a lot ...
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How to determine project complete date?

As a project manager, I've already worked on a few tech projects with newly assembled teams every time. The team is usually 2-3 team members doing the actual work. It is hard to determine velocity. We ...
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How to develop and measure the effectiveness of a solution? [closed]

I am trying to document the KPIS to evaluate the solution of how to increase the profit and sales of a restaurant but little bit confused like on what basis we developed KPIS to measure the ...
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Different Resource Available Hours

I am trying to calculate resource utilization with resources spread across Europe and America. The daily availability of resources in Europe would be 7 hours and USA resource availability would be 8 ...
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How to enable team member to share and discuss about their product and design autonomously?

I normally use Scrum for software projects, But I don't mind using anything but work. I realize that most of the time Scrum restricts the creative culture. The developer does the job that's designer ...
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How to represent the current business situation using process flow or modelling? [duplicate]

I am working on a small case study of the restaurant who is suffering a loss in business of nearly about 70-80% due to COVID-19 situation so the business owner would like to revamp his whole business ...
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Storyboarding and Product Owner's role

If I understand this through my past 5-6 years of Agile Scrum: Product Owner is responsible for a regulated Product Backlog, and delivering user stories to businesses. To realise the product vision, ...
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What can the team do to prevent stories from completing until the last day of the sprint?

I've read that ideally the team is completing stories throughout the sprint and that shows gradual progression on the burndown chart. My team can only really complete stories at the very end of the ...
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How can I effectively differentiate the Sprint Goal from the Sprint Backlog?

I'm facing a situation where I have to explain with an example the difference between a Sprint Goal and a Sprint Backlog. Here's how I understand it: The Sprint Goal is an objective that needs to be ...
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How to better use Story Points in our teams?

I have several development teams that moved from hours to Story points 6 months ago. Since then, we have experienced several issues with using Story Points, and I hope you can help me and us: When ...
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Adding Multiple Deadlines to One Task

I am a new user to Microsoft Project. My company are currently using Project 2010 so I am having to use this version. I noticed that I can add deadlines to individual tasks, which is really useful for ...
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How to combine BPM and Scrum?

Typical business process includes many steps related to different roles. In terms of Scrum that means different tasks inside same team or even involvement of several teams. Is it possible to describe ...

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