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Which methodology would be best suited for for a project with a long release cycle?

I'm part of a large team developing a hardware project. Initially, our team worked according to the waterfall methodology, but several years ago the top management began an “Agile transformation” in ...
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How to select between upfront waterfall planning with a fixed schedule and a milestone-driven approach?

Team Composition and Framework Disagreement We are developing a software product, and we release a major version twice a year. The team has 2-3 developers and a product team that provides support and ...
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Capturing and organising UX issues in Jira or similar ticketing systems

We use Jira for bugs but sometimes we get useful UX related issues and suggestions that we can't work on straight away but also don't want to loose. How are people using Jira or other similar systems ...
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What is the name of the practice of mapping problems and their inter connected relationships?

Some time ago I saw an article about a model where the different problems or dysfunctions of a team (or company) where identified. Then, once the problems are identified, the relationship between them ...
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Assessing requirements to estimate costs - what order do we assess the property of a requirement?

TLDR Is there an agreed upon PMBOK (or other) set order to evaluate a requirement's properties to get an estimate of what it will cost? e.g. if you're creating a project estimate (any methodology, ...
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Is PRINCE2 truly in public domain?

I am a bit confused. I know PRINCE2 was released to be public domain in about 1990 but then I wonder why I cannot find any site (apart from prince2 wiki) with its content. Also, what is Axelos then an ...
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For a given activity in the RACI Matrix, what is the maximum number of roles a person can be assigned to?

I have created a RACI Matrix for the incident management process in our organization. In some of the activities, the individual is assigned multiple roles for an activity. For example, R,C,I C,I ...
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Is the Crystal methodology still practised anywhere?

The Crystal methodology is fairly often included in lists of Agile methodologies and it is easy to find articles from recent years giving an overview of it and comparing it to other Agile ...
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Ways to present comparison between decisions?

For singular subjects it's usually easy to demonstrate a decision's pros and cons for example with a SWOT analysis or similar. Is there a similar framework to showcase the pros and cons of multiple ...
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Re-evaluating : which project management style(s) might fit my team?

This is a follow-up to this question from almost three years ago. Scrum... probably isn't the best choice for my team for a number of reasons. From a very high level, my team's work can be separated ...
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How to manage an army of not-really-devs trying to write code for the sake of project management?

We recently adopted a new management methodology that says there are no roles on the team (a "cross-functional" team where "all team members are developers") and everyone should be ...
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Structure for projects with many external dependencies

I was the PM for a complex project to upgrade a data communications security protocol used between a large financial organisation and the many other organisations that it shared data with. We had an ...
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Is Dividing By a Percentage Valid in the Context of Determining Cost per Acquisition/Return on Investment?

I'm currently trying to find the return on investment (ROI) for a specific campaign, and I can't figure out if the formula below is valid in the context it's being applied; please see the first part ...
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What non-Agile project management methodologies are used nowadays?

What non-Agile project management methodologies are used nowadays? I know that Waterfall is in use. What else?
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If PMBoK isn't itself a methodology, then what are the methodologies compatible with the PMI's standard for project management?

If PMBoK isn't itself a methodology, then what are the methodologies compatible with the PMI's standard for project management? One example is Waterfall. Are there any other examples?
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What are the step to go from a vague IT idea to an IT project?

I am currently working on an IT project, and I have no prior experience in project management. I would like to ask what is the process to get from a vague IT idea to a concrete project, and a ...
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Is Scrum applicable to projects with outcome-based pricing?

Scrum is very good when you manage a T&M project. But what about projects where you are paid for features or tasks done? Is Scrum applicable to projects with outcome-based pricing?
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That is throughput and how is it calculated?

I am studying Little's Law and I am wondering how all the variables are acquired for these calculations in the context of project accelerated with Kanban, especially throughput.
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For what type of projects Kanban and Scrum better adjusted compared to each other?

For which type of projects Kanban is better suited for? For which type of projects Scrum is better suited for?
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Is Scrum actually suitable for all kinds of projects?

The project that I am working on is purely non functional and deeply technical in nature, focused on improving the performance of the product as a whole. I have trouble seeing how Scrum is an ...
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Where are Software features/requirements formally documented in Agile Software Development [duplicate]

An SRS document is appropriate for the traditional software development methodology where you start and finish without iterations as you do in Agile. With Agile, requirements come up, get removed, get ...
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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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How to implement TFB / NFC / 1 (Sprint) estimation technique?

Reading some old posts like this one, I noticed that the TFB / NFC / 1 (Sprint) estimation technique could be useful for teams moving towards agility. Happens that I failed to find over the internet ...
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What factors can affect the priority of a task? [closed]

Starting from the Eisenhower table, I classify my tasks like this: It's easy to handle urgent important and unurgent unimportant tasks. The problem is, hardly a task is urgent to me, but most of 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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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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Kanban or Scrum for tough deadline project?

Sorry in advance if my question looks silly, but it's bothered me for quite a long time and haven't found the answer to it yet. I work in an IT outsource company and due to specifics of my job I ...
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What is requirement gathering method in project management?

Is the requirement gathering method in projects called when a group tries to find a solution for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its members?
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Multiple teams dependencies handling

Scenario: E-commerce platform implemented by following teams: DevOps / ERP devs / web devs / native iOS devs (hybrid App) / native Android devs (hybrid App) we are using Scrum like (not scaled) / ...
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Value and dynamics of the full stack developer role [closed]

The Google trends shows well that that "fullstack developer" trend has evolved over some time, now it has slowed down a little bit. Why would you hire a full stack developer?
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SAAS Project Management Methodology with API driven and User Centered Design focuses

How can API driven project management methodolgy for SAAS applications can involve user centered design? I mean in which state User Scenarios, Personas (thus focusing on the UX) can be involved?
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What is the best way to manage dynamic sub-projects?

Management of the (non-technical, with team members based in different locations) project I'm currently working on has a huge issue - it is extremely dynamic, with a static team-size. At any given ...
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What level of detail for BDD scenarios?

Is it appropriate for BDD scenarios to have "click here" style specificity? I have read a lot of examples where scenarios are stated to avoid any particular user interface interaction, yet tools like ...
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Should I have user stories dealing with the case where user is not authenticated?

In my software, a lot of services expect user to be authenticated before performing. In positive scenarios, I have this kind of context: Given I am authenticated When I create meeting X Then ...
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setting ITIL as a common framework for multiple IT teams around the world

My manager and I have been tasked to manage/incentize multiple IT teams in different geographical regions (with multiple time zones and different cultural understanding). The teams are not ...
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Does it make sense to require developers to write a "business value add" section in each issue?

Background In our company we demand that engineers write a brief one liner section in each ticket they work on (from jira/github/gitlab etc) that explains the "business requirement".. the logic of ...
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How can we keep track of changes to translations within our project?

I work in a game development company with around 100 employees. Every one of them can add text for translating. There is a lot of text to translate, so keeping track of all the text is problematic. ...
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What's the difference between Kanban vs Lean Kanban?

I noticed that Lean Kanban term appears quite frequently. I've tried to figure out what's the difference between Lean Kanban and Classic, but no success. Maybe someone dealt with both and could ...
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Should the Scrum Master also be an Agile coach, or are they the same?

When answering and discussing this question an new question came to mind, first some context: The Scrum guide states that the Scrum Master services the organisation with: Leading and coaching ...
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Scrum compatibility with PMBOK® Guide

My question is quite simple : Is Scrum methodology compatible with PMBOK® Guide ? In other words How can we manage a project using the Scrum methodology in the PMI Framework?
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Managing huge experimental decision by a developer

The project which I'm working on was over, but I would like to reflect on managing a huge experimental decision made by one developer during development. This is what happened: A developer strongly ...
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What does SLE stand for in ITIL?

In ITIL An SLA is a Service Level Agreement (potentially a legal contract) An SLO is a Service Level Objective (and thus could be a KPI) An SLR is a Service Level Requirement (a clause in an SLA? a ...
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Is there an efficient methodology for organizing an inherited project? [closed]

I think this is one of the things that has happened to everybody at some point in their careers. I inherited a project that has software and hardware components as well as documentation ...
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Client with conservative UAT policy

One particular client has a very traditional, conservative approach to UAT and deployment. When the development team completes the items in the sprint, this is all packaged into a release, which must ...
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Improvement on awareness of ongoing/scheduled multiple projects for our client

I work for a project of my client. along with my project there are multiple projects are going on. Issue: Currently my client doesn't have much awareness of multiple projects which are going on / ...
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How do I efficiently go from concept to product?

I'm having a hard time distinguishing the purposes between: Feature List Product roadmap Release schedule Task management Project plan etc. For my mobile app concept, I'm using trello and evernote ...
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How to write user stories for our UI development process?

First of all, let me apologize if I make some writing mistakes since english is not my native language. I'm currently working at a UX company as a front-end dev and I'm having some problems trying to ...
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What's the logic behind 8/80 rule

What's the reasoning behind the 8/80h rule? Why a work package must not be less than 8h and not be bigger than 80h of work? This is just a given number easy to remember or there is some more detailed ...
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Who is the stakeholder of an user-driven application and what software methodology is suitable for it?

I'm new here and I am confused about something. Sorry if the question doesn't fit and not suitable here. For the application like foursquare and yelp which focuses entirely on feedback of the user ...
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How to prepare a schedule from Waterfall to Agile in software developement

As a program advisory I need to schedule 5 projects in the next year but one of them will be agile (the first in our business). All of the projects that are waterfall are easy to schedule: ...
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