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Questions tagged [conflicts]

Questions relating to the avoidance, management and mitigation of conflict within or between project teams or stakeholders.

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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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Is it a good idea to talk about consequences in a meeting about dev processes?

Not sure if this is the right forum for this question. Let me know if there is any other better place and I will post it there. Here is what happened at work. Dev architect came up with new ...
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How to deal with bad attitude in a scrum team?

I'm the Scrum Master of a 7-person team. I've proposed and leaded Scrum implementation with open management support. One of the reasons for proposing Scrum, was also to address the attitude of the "...
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What is the best way to deal with a client that is always complaining? [closed]

A client of ours seems to always complain. We could do many things right, but as soon as something goes wrong, they complain. What is the best way of handling a client such as this?
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How should a Scrum Master handle a Product Owner who micromanages the team?

Currently working with the Product Owner/CEO in a Scrum role. My management style is starting to clash with the PO. His style of management is the following: working long hours and taking work home ...
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How to deal with an impatient stakeholder?

I am the scrum master, proxy product owner here - what is the best way to deal with an impatient stakeholder? At first I was able to tolerate it, but it is becoming stressful. To give a few examples: ...
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What to do when a developer of a library you've used for a year claims that you owe them license fees? [closed]

Perhaps this is not the right forum to ask this question but this situation has popped up recently and as the project manager, I am responsible for it. More than a year ago, we developed an app which ...
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Resource conflict handling

One of my friends, who is a project manager of an external product, is facing an interesting dilemma. He asked me a question and I thought I will post it to a wider audience... Their current project ...
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Emotional Intelligence vs Conflict Resolution

I'm new to this stack section. I have 2 questions which might be too broad, which in case it can be modified by any of you. My questions are, 1) How does emotional intelligence of project managers ...
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Conflict with Programme Manager

A couple of days ago I got called into the PMO office asking me as to why certain developments were not communicated. This was not an easy conversation and though it is categorically stated in the ...
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How to deal with conflicting developers in Scrum team?

I'm a Scrum Master in a project. The development team was merged from two separate teams and now counts 8 people. John and Peter are previous teams leads - very experiensed C++ developers, who know ...
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How to get developers to take more initiative and ownership and think through problems before escalating?

How do you handle developers who every time they encounter a problem immediately forwards it to the tech lead without doing enough of their own research to resolve it? The tech lead is getting ...
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Having problems within development team re approach

Noob PM here - I have a project with 3 developers (one of whom is tech lead), a BA, and a tester. The tech lead (hereafter referred to as TL) is responsible (on the RACI) for the technical output of ...
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Communication Among Teams

What is the best way to communicate between project teams so that your staff feels "in the loop"? Context: I work in a small research center (about 40-50 researchers, statisticians, and support ...
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Members of the Broader Team Find the PMO Burdensome and Valueless

The scenario here is a new IT Services Program that is about six months on a five-year firm fixed price contract, providing IT infrastructure and application O&M services for an organization that ...
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What actions can a PM take when a client pursues a sub-optimal design?

My client is not sure about the impact a particular product design would have, but insists that the product design that he suggests is workable. The Project Managers know there are other options that ...
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As a project manager, how do you manage interpersonal conflicts between your team members?

I am talking about a personality conflict, between two people or more, that builts up tension in the team, ruins the team spirit and worsen the quality of life at work. Most of the time, those are not ...
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What is the main factor that makes your project not meet its goals most of the time? [closed]

What is the most common problem you face regularly and how you can avoid it? I wonder if we, as a community, will agree on the same thing? I ask for some short answers (just in a few words) to ...
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How to have your opinion and idea listened by more senior people?

Why is it difficult for people to accept the right solution coming from a person who is new to the organization? Like if you see a place where some changes can lead to greater improvement and your ...
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Should a ScrumMaster step into political conversations?

As a SM I try to promote great environement for my team by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. It works well for the work hours, but during lunch time 2 of them always argue against each other on ...
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How to define a project strategy?

My boss has asked to be project manager. I am not afraid of the challenge expect that. I don't know where to start. We have a legacy server where a couple of apps and a lot of code is hosted. The ...
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What are the best practices/methods/tools/techniques for conflict identification in requirements?

For the sake of this discussion requirements = user-stories (since I'm not differentiating any process per se and would like to get rid of any ambiguities). It's quite common to have a set of about ...
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How do you manage conflicting stakeholder demands?

Occasionally, key stakeholders of a given project (perhaps those with organizational authority several levels above that of the project manager) will have conflicting requirements or demands of the ...
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How to resolve leadership conflicts in project?

How to resolve conflicts in project when: No roles are clearly defined (eg. no project charter). Project manager is sluggish / incompetent. Technical people feel like more competent than PM. Bit of ...