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What are your recommended Udemy lessons to take under Agile and Scrum (and worth the cost)?

Did any of you took online lessons/certification at Udemy? I would like to know your recommended lessons to be taken there, and is it worth purchasing those lessons. I tried two lessons already, but ...
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Any good lesson on how to grow Project Managers? [closed]

As part of the Project Management journey I have started with my Company I am planning to grow Project Management capability within the Company Functions by creating a training program for future ...
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How can I calculate earned value in MS Project with variable costs?

I'm using MS Project to manage training projects as a vendor. We are currently calculating earned value based on the hours budget for deliverables. However, we often have multiple people on the ...
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Ratio of learning time and working time at work in software development

In software development, technology is changing super fast. Therefore, learning new skills and testing new tools are indispensable . If the schedule is tight, developers will not have enough time to ...
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How should I go about a small team web app development for university course?

I'm a Computer Science student at a university and I've got a problem figuring out where to start with a semester-long project. I have experience in Java, C, and some web development but nothing with ...
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Learning Project Management

I have been greatly interested in becoming a Project Manager as a career path for some time. I have the current Pmbok Guide and am trying to work through several online classes. At my current ...
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What are the first steps (if any) to implement an effective kata for project management?

In software development, the concept of a programming kata is being practiced by many developers (e.g. examples of programming kata, book on katas) to be exposed to new good practices and get used to ...
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Reviewing a difficult project

I have been asked to help a company review a software project that has been very very painful, putting a lot of strain on the client relationship as well as between individuals as well as teams in ...
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Can an inexperienced person be a project manager?

What is the value of experience in a role of a Project Manager (Technical Manager). The problems I am facing is: During assigning tasks I do not know about dependencies. I have to rely on what my ...
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Vision vs Requirements vs Design vs Specification

I am learning a little bit about project management with the book, "Making things happen". Now I'm confused what the vision, requirements, design, and specification are. If I read the book ...
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How can we estimate the learning curve for new technology in a project?

I work with embedded systems and sometimes there are some technologies that the people involved with the project have to learn before applying to the product. We are three people that never worked ...
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How to mentor a newbie tester when I lack relevant experience?

I have been working as a developer in software industry for the past 8 years. I have seen many projects and worked as a dev lead which also involves interacting with QA team to get the testing done of ...
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How Can I Apply My Software Project Management Skills to a Hardware Project?

I've been working in project management in software for a couple years now and loving it, but I'm now going to be transitioning over to a large project that's mostly hardware (still IT). I feel like ...
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Can this be considered as a project?

Advice is needed, please. I'm a learning student and very new to project management. I was thinking about a project but I want to be sure that it can be considered as a project : the title is close to ...
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What magazine / journal / paper would you subscribe?

I'm looking for a magazine for IT PMs. I wonder if you subscribe to any of such magazine? If so, what are your recommendations? I'd prefer a paper version rather that a digital version. The idea ...
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Mentoring for new Project Managers [closed]

I'm trying to figure out if and how to help people who become Project Manager / Project Leader for the first time. Not sure if it is a good name, but I'm trying to create kind of a "mentoring system" ...
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How to become solution-oriented and self-organized?

I recently got a conversation with my team leader. He told me that I'm currently not solution-oriented and not self-organized. And that I have to do something about it. I'll try to do better, but that ...
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How to evaluate suppliers of resources?

I have had to hire a large number of temporary resources as part of a project. These resources were provided by third party professional services organisations, and were required to work alongside my ...
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What should I do/study in high school if I want to be a software project manager?

I'm in high school and I'm curious about what I can do now to increase my knowledge about software management. What should I know about software management to better my chances of becoming a manager? ...
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eXtremely Distributed Software Development

In my previous post, Remote start up company software development. I have received a suggestion that XDSD will be useful in my case. The next question is how to do it?
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Starting to learn Project Management, which book or path to follow ? [closed]

As I started to search to learn more about project management on Google, I was overwhelmed by all the certification links. All I want to learn is about the various software (especially web ...
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Very Interesting ways to encourage responsible behavior in a project. [closed]

What are the funny and innovative techniques you use as a manager to bring about structure in a project without enforcing rules per say. Here are some examples: Have a Big Balloon with the words “I ...
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Professional PM skills without classes?

How possible is it to learn the skills of project management without actually taking any classes on it? I'm definitely up for pouring through books and applying what I learn to my own projects so I ...
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Where can you get access to PM related on-line resources? [closed]

This is posted with intention of making it a community wiki Please provide organisations that provide on-line trainings, resources, books etc related to project management. Please also write if the ...
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Which skill set is necessary for a project manager?

I know that this question depends a lot in the environment the Project Manager works in, but still want to know on the average, which skill/skill set that need to be focused more than others. To name ...