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How should user stories describing changes be written?

Should a user story that describes changes in an existing feature summarize what is new and what existing functionality should remain, or should user stories define the finished product? If the answer ...
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Estimation and days

How practical is using days estimations for stories in a sprint instead of another approach (e.g. story points)? It seems to me that using days, links stories to specific developers only while ideally ...
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How to write a requirement for insurance industry and how to prepare activity bar chart and resource allocation chart [closed]

I am new to software project management and got a requirement to design the overall project of an insurance industry from the beginning i.e requirement, what would be the design, etc. I have given ...
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Are developers allowed to raise an issue related to a bug they found? [closed]

In Scrum, if a developer found a bug in production or development, can they create an issue and assign themselves? Is it ideal?
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What methodology to choose for rewriting an existing software, incremental or waterfall?

We are rewriting and re-designing a desktop application (something like QGIS) into a new Web Based application with new technology. We almost know 80% of the requirements and use cases because we have ...
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I was asked to accelerate my team's production: Agile, A/B Testing, Workflow & Process

I have a sticky situation at work I would like to get your advice on. I'm currently a web development manager overseeing a newly completed team which consists of a developer, a digital designer, and a ...
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Railway Tender Project Management Process

We are working for a Railway IT Projects. The projects are usually awarded as part of government tendering process. The requirements in the railway tenders are very high level functional requirements. ...
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Possible to salvage failing outsourced project (9 months in)?

We began working with an outsourcing company in India 9 months ago on a large web project. Despite lots of rough edges, it seemed like they were making good progress in terms of completing tasks, and ...
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Best way to keep development and testing in synch

We have 1 frontend developer and 2 backend developers and 1 QA. QA is responsible for writing the end-to-end tests using Cypress. FE developer writes the unit tests. Backend developers write the unit ...
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Choosing an appropriate development process/methodology

I'm looking for some advice on implementing or defining a development process for my team. I'm having a hard time finding something that seems like it would fit, but it may be just due to a ...
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Workflow from development to testing and merge

I am trying to formalize the development workflow and here's the first draft. Welcome suggestions on the process and any tweaks for optimization. I am pretty new when it comes to setting up the ...
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Do long meetings imply lack of 'true agile'?

Dysfunctional agile teams have often been blamed that their lack of productivity is because "they are not doing true agile". Most places me and my peers have worked, feature 'agile' but also ...
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How to ask a developer for the cost of building my website?

I want to hire a developer to build my custom website application (browser based), but I don't know how and what to ask to determine budget requirements. Is there a 'blueprint' or suggested method ...
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What agile process promotes the team to assign tasks to individual developers istead of individuals assigning tasks for themselves?

Developer /architect / developer 20 years experience. I did an experiment at my previous project where I created a scrum-like process but we decided developers to not pick directly their tasks, but ...
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How to use Git in our startup? [closed]

If we are about 5 developers working on web/mobile applications on our laptops in our office, how can we use Git to do a team work? Is it a good idea to use private repositories on Github or ...
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Priority of a Code Review in Scrum?

Let's say we're talking about a Scrum development team. A task can be implemented wrong or the implementation may contain unaccetable flaws. If this is discovered near the end of a Sprint the Sprint ...
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Priority of a Code Review in Kanban?

In a software development team, when should a developer perform a code review of another developer's task: after completing their own task (another developer's task becomes blocked) as soon as ...
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How to handle a potential failure of an outsourced project?

To provide some context, my company outsourced a software project to a third party agency, against my recommendation of not doing so. The Agency delivery has been very poor so far in terms of quality ...
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Agile hard for the developer

By being responsible to make the product do what it needs to do, Agile can be hard on the developer. He/she is the one responsible for things not being correct, even if it was delivered what was asked ...
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What type of assessment/analysis model should I use?

I've been brought into an organization to improve their Release Management. A couple years ago they went through a transition to Agile development. I have two work streams: Run & Improve. Boots ...
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Should dev oncall fix P1 issues?

We have a scrum team, and are debating two approaches for fixing P1 production issues. For P0 issues, whoever is the expert in that area jumps in and fixes the issue, so that the issue can get ...
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Separation of multi-team project into several projects

When should a multi-team project be split to run as separate projects? Where lays the border, when something should be run as separate project? Case: 3 feature teams (DEVs+QAs) working on ...
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How to increase the deployment frequency having to cope with a lot of processes?

I am working as a product owner, in a fintech based software company. My development team follows scrum methodology, and 2 weeks sprint. They tried to follow scrum ceremony, but not to do story ...
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How to effectively implement Scrum for a small project (max duration 6 months) with defined project deadlines?

In my current company, they are using Waterfall methodology in defining the gateways for new project approval and developing detailed timeline with completion date (gantt chart) based on the ...
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Different methodologies for Project Management and Software Development

In my current company, they are using Waterfall methodology in defining the gateways for new project approval and developing detailed timeline with completion date (gantt chart). For the development ...
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Which development method to choose - Test-Driven or Behaviour Driven Development

In my current company, we follow DSDM. But the maturity of the process is in progress and we are adapting various methods to be Agile. Current Process: Currently epics and user stories elaboration ...
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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 structure estimation requests when there is a middle-man

We have a long term project, call it Project A. Our direct client (DC) is an organization between us and the Product Owner (PO). Every now and then we're being asked for estimates. The problem is ...
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Dealing with external departments when changing to continous delivery / smaller feature scope

I'm an engineer on a small engineering team at a small business-to-business company. We're looking to transition from a "big bang" release model to a more iterative release style with smaller changes ...
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How to deal with delay beween development and deploy

I'm not sure if this question is a duplicate but couldn't find anything of the sort even though it seems to be a common issue, so if it is a duplicate, excuse me for my inefficiency at searching ...
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How to keep track of finished tasks vs deployed tasks in JIRA?

My development team and I have been using release dates (or fixVersions as they are called in JIRA) to keep track of all tickets for our iterative development schedule. However, as our team grows ...
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Application Conversion

Recently, our development team had a discussion about the conversion of one of our oldest applications. The application is one of the core systems of the company but there are modules that are ...
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Developer - QA - customer - production branching workflow

How should one use branches to be able to test: on local environment (during development), on a branch for testing with real environment (QA-testing), testing by customers on pre-production branch, ...
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Is creating mock-ups a good idea when starting to develop a new project?

I'm designing my first Android App, and I find it very hard to actually understand what my system should actually do. I have a general Idea but when I try to tell it to others I fail to communicate ...
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How to justify to ask for the technologies stack of the customer application in precise manner?

In my recent project , we have to build a complete system which will work as a client for their system "server" which will consume their API. our system also have back end and front end to ...
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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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Make Sure Developers Follow Requirements & Test Their Code

We are a team of 3 developers, 2 QA, a project manager, and me as stake holder (acting Chief Technical Officer in our small company). We have been working on developing a medium software product for a ...
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Which is the best way to list tickets that do not change lane / status in JIRA?

my goal is to have a list of the JIRA tickets that are not moving from one lane to another so that I can intervene on those tickets and check if impediments, difficulties or issues are up in place. ...
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Literature for introducing changes in software development process - not agile introduction [closed]

I apologize for the lengthy question! The point is that I would like to ask book recommendations for my thesis where it is described how to introduce changes in an existing software development ...
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Organization structure in startup

I was given the role of managing 5 different teams (iOS, Android, Backend, Firmware and Hardware (electronics)). All these teams consist of no more than 4-5 developers. There is also a QA team (2 ...
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Handling bugs in Kanban (using JIRA)

When we have features, we usually break them down to tasks that take about 1-2 days. Usually our dev tasks are not ready for QA as soon as a developer finishes developing them, but only after the ...
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Could you see this workflow in place for a development team within a digital agency?

We are trying to figure out a workflow that our developers/PMs can follow that gives a developer everything they need for a project. A step by step process that PMs and devs follow so that a) the ...
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How can I isolate bugs that users are not able to replicate? [closed]

I am having a recurring problem where bugs are cropping up once or twice in a build, and are reported by users but I and my team are not able to replicate them. What techniques do you use to ...
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How should a Scrum Master handle high cycle times from individuals on a team?

As a Scrum Master / Agile Coach, what is the correct approach for dealing with Engineers in a team who take longer than the rest of the team to complete their tasks. Since we are using Kanban we aim ...
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Benefits for the development team from adopting the Behavior Driven Development

I've been working for this company for about 5 months. They had very aggressive hiring policy and the result was that the development teams were build fairly quick and we started contributing to the ...
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What is the best workflow between Jira and Confluence?

I'm struggling with Jira and Confluence. My Team and I are developing an application and we are not sure how to structure our JIRA environment perfectly. For our development process we use Kanban. ...
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Methodology for Deciding Between Building on Existing Code or Starting New

This is a question about assessing the cost/benefit or ROI of a prospective project. I'm working in 6-8 old years software project. It has a lot of issues and also failures plus some failed people on ...
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How can a small dev team track time successfully? [closed]

I work for a small tech start-up and we are trying to figure out an efficient way for track the developer's time and budget which doesn't take a lot for the dev team to fill in. An efficient way to ...
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How to share developers between multiple agile projects?

5 products on 4 platforms ~100 projects implementations at different stages(Where a project is a set of products customized for customer.) 15 developers + 5 QA's Swarm of small clear tasks/CR's/...
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Conflict Management between Development team and design team [closed]

I have two different teams (which are separate implementation vendors) doing design and development for an implementation of Microsoft dynamics CRM, currently at the prototyping stage. The Design team ...
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