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how to drive a project in matrix ehm agile, organization?

My boss got 1M for a project inside our large company. She wants me to lead a large project integrating several lines of business as a Product manager, but the team will belong to another business ...
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How to improve Scrum Master performance

Update: I think we can assume that my manager does not see me as a pure scrum master but more like a leader of the team. I am a Scrum Master and my manager has told me basically that I am not ...
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What is the essence of project management? [closed]

I'm about to enter a role as project manager. I have attended a lot of projects with quite a span of aspects, constraints, contents, parties and whatever and also had some technical leadership tasks ...
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managing a project without subject matter expertise

I'm new to this Stack Exchange community and am currently working in a large project (> 15000 staff hours) in the public sector. As the only subject matter expert on the team (6 members in total) I'...
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Team management to get something streamlined

I am unofficially given an opportunity to lead a very strong technical team. We work in 24*7 shifts there. We have shift handover happening twice a day. Currently we are just preparing a set of tables ...
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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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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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New filter in JIRA

How can I add a new filter that allows me to select tasks without a filled "estimate" field. I read about the ability to save search results as a new filter - but that doesn't work. I need to be able ...
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How can I resolve conflict with a seasoned developer?

I am quite new to project management, with less than two years of experience. I am assigned to the a project. A seasoned developer is challenging my authority and expertise this way: I've been ...
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Place for team leader or project leader in Scrum

What is a role of team/project leader in scrum? In or organization team/project leader is doing: Communicate with PO which is customer Help team to find solutions Help PO to define direction Help to ...
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How to motivate and measure high performance of team as new manager?

As newly assigned manager on an already ongoing agile software development project, one of the objectives is the following. Motivate team to high performance This can be done in various ways and ...
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How to motivate high performers in team?

Two months back I was asked this question in an Amazon interview: How will you motivate the High performer in your project? My answer, which I follow on the ground level: There are different ...
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Distributed Risk Register and Facilitation of Risk-Based / -Aware Thinking

Over here, it was aksed how to overcome reticence to use RAID logs (with A referring to actions, not assumptions). The general approach, already suggested by the OP, would be to rid the (in this case ...
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What techniques to use to lead teams to a decision?

Let's say you have a small team 3-10 people and some kind of decision needs to be made. What are some techniques for encouraging a decision to be made and/or accepted? I'm not sure I can pick a good ...
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Leadership in new team [closed]

A new working team was created few days ago in my company, I was usually natural leader on every team I worked on there. With no kind of differentiations in wages, just leadership. In this new group, ...
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How to lead a project team during a hackathon?

Later this week I'm attending a hackathon for an open source project I use a lot, and I am hoping to lead a small team on a feature that people seem excited about. I have plenty of experience on agile ...
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How to keep my team motivated during hard times?

The company I'm working is passing through some hard times. Some people of my team got fired because of cost issues, but the ones that are still with me has to keep working, because our goals didn't ...
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Characteristics of a real project manager [closed]

Currently working on my PMP certification, I was wondering what must be the right characteristics that will define a real project manager, i will define this characteristics: Leadership, command ...
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Developer doesn't make deadline

Situation: Company is about 50 people. Total number of developers is about 15, split into three teams. Team 1 has five developers working hard building a new system. The deadline is yesterday, which ...
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How to encourage coworkers to engage in knowlege-transfer?

We are a small company, with projects requiring 1 to ~5 coworkers at a time, that are nearly never in our own offices. In short, we are highly distributed and have very rare chances to spread ...
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Are you more efficient leading you project virtually or in person? [closed]

Is physical contact making a difference in efficiency, motivation and profitability?
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Project leadership of engineering team

A team of engineers (software in this case) needs to be lead. Leadership can involve: Architect - Leads "design in the large" issues, such as what components to use Lead engineer - A peer leader, ...
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Organizing teams without authority support

As part of an academic course we have to develop a project. It is a group of 5 students. In such environment there is no hierarchy, all students have the same authority. There are several tasks to be ...
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Should development team leaders be line managers?

In a development team with a leader, should this leader be a line manager or is it better to separate the two roles? How much admin/HR should a hands-on leader actually do before it becomes the ...
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What is the standard for evaluating team maturity?

There are ever so many references to the team's 'maturity' in the Agile/Lean related books and articles/blogs. Using my common sense I think I can get the idea. I can see how my team has evolved over ...
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How do you get stakeholders who don't care engaged?

Background – We are a small group (three PMs reporting to a director) doing business improvement projects for a large company. Problems with our processes have been identified, in particular going ...
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How to balance conflicting leadership roles?

Much literature is dedicated to how a project manager should create an atmosphere for SMEs/team members to do their best work by clearing non-SME (subject matter expert)/non-project related work off ...
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How to Politely Refuse Changing Decisions

I just launched a game with a small virtual team of three (plus myself). It was quite successful. We made some decisions like using email as our primary communication medium, and iRC as our primary ...
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How do you make a project team take greater ownership and initiative within a project?

About 6 months ago I had to manage a project in a Government Organization where there was a strict hierarchical origination that was part of the corporate culture. No one would act with out being ...
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Leading Virtual Teams

I'm writing a paper on leading virtual teams. Are there any certain leadership practices/theories/approaches that are unique to virtual teams? I've skimmed a few books on the topic, but I just ...
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Your opinion: Attention to Detail Skills and PM

Do you think attention to detail skills inhibit, enable, or does nothing for one's ability to be an effective project manager / leader? And why? EDIT: @Angeline and Ian: What about the intrinsic ...
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How can I get our business leadership engaged with our Agile team?

I continue to see Agile adoptions that focus on the R&D or Engineering team. There seems to be this acceptance that the core of Agile rests there. I'm absolutely not convinced. I think that if the ...
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