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Measuring Impacts and Risks when modernizing a legacy application

A legacy software application needs to be rewritten to improve performance. This software is used on an hourly basis to bring money to the business. Because of the nature of its importance to the ...
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How to approach this: Percentage change in one KPI leading to change in other KPIs?

I want to know how can I approach or model this problem. I have 7 KPIs (3 of them dependent on each other) and one main KPI (total 8 KPIs). I want to understand effect of these 7 KPIs on the main KPIs....
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Business Analyst and domain knowledge

Is a Business Analyst supposed to have domain knowledge? If they don't have domain knowledge in the business they work with (for example, retail logistics), then how can they be effective in doing ...
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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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How to provide traditional upper management early analyses in an agile project?

I was discussing moving our process to become more agile with our (mostly traditional) Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO's stance was that >=80% of the requirements need to be defined (and set ...
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What are the special advantages of regression method of forecasting over others

In Quantitative Forecasting, there are different methods to predict the future. How Regression Analysis is more special than: Simple moving average Weighted moving average exponential smoothing and ...
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Single backlog. Multiple teams. How to handle Backlog Refinement?

Background Hi all, I am an experienced SM but I thought I would crowdsource a solution to this from peers. The project is an enterprise scale migration to the cloud with over 500 customers ...
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I created a table that shows weighted score, but what does it mean for my project?

Using data I received, I made that table, however what does it actually mean in terms of my project. How does it help me decide which one has priority, or which one should be done first?
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What is the average (intended) timeframe for 5 Whys Analysis?

In a 5 Whys Analysis what would be the typical timeframe for the full process? As a reference let's consider the "engine not working" example, in orders of magnitude (minutes, hours, days). Is there ...
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First business analysis document for quote

My client requested me to send them a quote for man/day pricing. Their needs and flows are clear. What I am planning to do is describing the modules and relations. Then I will put all these outputs ...
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Earned Schedule Values

On this particular project, the performance of the testing team is being tracked against the number of scenarios tested compared to the plan. Using Earned Schedule analysis, the resulting values are ...
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Examples of design by committee?

I am trying to find an example of the failure of design by committee, i.e. where everyone's suggestion has equal weight, and the end result is a complete mess that doesn't really satisfy the original ...
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How to do a SWOT Analysis [closed]

I am an undergraduate in an intro management class. I have to work in a group and complete a SWOT analysis on a well known company. I understand the theory but how do you actually apply this? How do ...
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In Traditional Development, What Percentage Time is Spent on Analysis?

I recall hearing some numbers related to the percentage time that is spent on analysis in a traditional software project. However, I'm now looking for references and coming up short. The only thing I ...
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Why didn't we need a prototype for some of the projects?

This is not about why do we need a prototype. Or the opposite of Why don't we need a prototype. It's about why some of the projects that we did without a prototype/not even thinking about one... Most ...
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Heilmeier's Catechism Breakdown

Heilmeier's Catechism is a set of questions that any research project or product development project should be able to answer to assess its feasibility. So far I've found this example. Specifically, ...
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Dealing with large specifications with Scrum

From time to time, our product need to cope with new network protocols that comes in large specification files (~100+ pages). Usually, gathering the requirements from the specification can't be done ...
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How Do You Calculate Schedule Compression Ratio?

Schedule Compression Ratio How do you calculate schedule compression ratio? When and why would you do it? What does it tell you? What benefit does this bring to a project manager? Are there ...
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Analysis document in Scrum

I am in a web agency that is trying to implement from Waterfall to Scrum, so we have old habits that I need to change to go to a more Scrum way. One of my problems is the functional analysis document ...
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Who should see the Vision and Scope document?

We're about to meet some influential people on my project's field (at least they're influential in my country), data mining, mainly looking for some advice and, why not, a possible alliance in a mid ...
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How often should risk management be analysed and tracked?

I have analysed the possible risks of my project, and I do intend to get back to them from time to time and make sure that the project is safe. I am trying to figure out how often I should check them,...
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Where are opesource requirements analysis and design documentation [closed]

It's very easy to get the code of an opensource project, but it's different for the higher level artifacts. Is it because it's called open source, is it because I can't find it, or what? Is there a ...
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