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How can we manage multiple projects, as one small scrum team?

I know Agile came about as a group of 'adaptive software development' methods, where Scrum is one of them. Some background: We are an innovative web agency, which implies design and development. We ...
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When developing the same app for multiple platforms how do you keep the implementation aligned

We have an Android native app and now want to build an iOS native version. We work scrum / kanban process. How best can we ensure that the Features / User Stories implementation on both versions align?...
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Project management system for multiple concurrent projects

I am looking for a project management system, for a small development company (5-6 developers, 2-4 designers, 2-4 customer relationship managers) Some constraints are: projects have "fixed" and ...
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Tracking external dependency stories

Say you have three projects. Two of these projects are end-user facing products (Project A and B). The third is an infrastructure project (Project I) where all the work will never be directly ...
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how to handle multiple project managers?

I am a team leader. My team handles multiple projects. Each has a different project manager. Our priorities keep changing according to deals the company is about to close. The project managers ...
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How to manage R&D projects in a R&D department?

Background We have got a R&D department within our company. It consists of a few 'core team members' who work full time. They are open-minded technical people who jump into new ideas and try to ...
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How can I schedule resources across multiple projects?

Drawing from the body and comments of a previous question, what is the best way to schedule simultaneous projects and resources to those projects? For example, in a group of 16 staff, each working on ...
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What is the best way to divide a development team?

I lead a medium sized team of developers whose skill, age & time in the company vary for quite a bit. Some of the youngest in the team are considered profficient while some of the most seniors (...
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Valuable Information When Managing Multiple Projects

When managing multiple projects at once, what information would be most valuable to a project manager if the projects are related? Not related? [Purpose is for the development of new project ...
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Software Dev Team; Managing Task Across Multiple Projects in a Manufacturing Plant with no Deadlines or Set Features?

I work on an very small software development team of 3 (remote 'full' timer, a full-time developer on-site, and myself as 'lead' on-site) in a "small" aerospace manufacturing plant of about 300 ...
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How can I track team member utilization across a range of projects?

I have a fixed-sized team (with fixed-hours) and products, more than the team can handle. At any given time, while my resources are working on one product, requests keep flowing in about work on other ...
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How many projects can a PM manage at the same time?

We are a small team and can afford only one project manager (PM). As a result he's basically managing all of our projects. To keep the quality of our business, we would not like to overload him. ...
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Kanban for multiple projects

We've been using http://acunote.com to manage our work queue. It's great for the planning phase, because you can nest stories. This makes it easy to outline an MVP within a given sprint. Given that ...
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Vision for a team with multiple projects

Steve McConnell mentions in his Rapid Development book that a team needs a shared, elevating vision or goal to be a real team not just a group of people. What could be the vision when there are ...
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Project management methodologies for multiple projects, small teams, diverse skills, partially remote team

I have been reading a lot on Scrum to evaluate its use in our company. I've done a few trials runs with it where the teams were exploring different aspects of it to get some real world feel. I'm not ...
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Using Trello to manage workload across multiple projects

I love using Trello and I've found it an invaluable tool in the past on a range of projects, but I keep coming up against the same problem. I have X projects on at a time with 3 people working on ...
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Physical board/overview for multiple projects with many participants

We're a webdesign agency with numerous simultaneous projects, and a lot of people working on different projects. We already have an online PM-system which works fairly well, but we'd like a physical ...
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Can we use only one Scrum board for a team with multiple projects?

I am doing research for school. My research is covering how we could have one Scrum board for one team that works on multiple projects simultaneously. Scrum methodology is not just for working on one ...
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Managing multiple development projects in Scrum

My organization is currently using Scrum to manage a large development project. Once this is complete we will start to work on several smaller projects (ranging from approx 2 weeks to 2 months work) ...
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In TaskJuggler, how to manage multiple projects running in parallel

I manage three different projects with TaskJuggler. These project share some of the resources. I follow these suggestions and created three different .tjp files. I'm fine for my individual reports, ...
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1 team practicing kanban with multiple projects

I was wondering when a small development team would use kanban when they have multiple simultaneous IT projects. Is there a reason why someone would rather go with kanban instead of Scrum when ...
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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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Is focusing on one project beneficial even when project priorities can't be quantified?

Small internal IT department that assists all of a company's departments. Each department has projects that each are 'priority 1' - the departments and executive team are unwilling to strictly ...
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What's a project management methodology suitable for a small team that addresses both operations and rapid-fire small projects?

I work for a small distributor of technical products. We're about 20 employees strong; our primary business involves sourcing and selling often-obscure technical equipment and accessories. I've been ...
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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 can I show scheduling for shared resources?

We have people who work on half a dozen projects at a time (tech writers, testers, etc.). What's the best way to do time planning for resources like this if you have six separate MS Project Plans for ...
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Dealing with multiple projects in the same Scrum team

I am senior developer working in a small Scrum team (capacity ~ 3 FTE) that must deal with multiple projects in various stages: project A - actively developed project B - about 10% of team capacity ...
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Kanban for web agency

We use Kanban since a couple of months and have some difficulties to implent it 100%. Nowadays, we use it more as a todo list than a real Project Management System. You will find below some of my ...
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Scope in 4 party sponsored open source project

As a web development company, we are developing highly customized and complex websites based on a popular open source platform (Joomla). I see that 4 of our clients have an overlapping problem, so I ...
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How can I measure the performance of different teams in different departments?

I was hired by a start-up company as a manager to run their operations and their offshore office. There are different teams under me including internet marketing, accounting, IT, etc. My background is ...
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Small development team with big amount of tasks for different projects - how to?

We are small team of 4 developers who manage 2 large websites + 4-5 small websites + we have a channel for customizations / development service (one time service). With all websites on support we ...
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Foundations of managing "highest priority" tasks in multi-projects

Despite all the Agile approaches which become hard to follow in a multi-project context all for themselves following Agile, depending on culture but also real life project situation, I observe over ...
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How to effectively allocate experts to projects?

We get repeated requests for consulting projects. There are couple of experts in our firm. They have different expertise in different fields. We would like to choose for each project the expert who ...
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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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What is the best way to connect themes, Resource Allocation, Projects and Book of Work?

I wanted to get feedback on if anyone has a really good way of when looking and trying to visualize a book of work or a roadmap, to connect: Investment Themes Resource Allocation Projects & ...
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Managing 50+ small projects

I am currently working for a University on their online course team. The person that is managing the course development is struggling a bit to manage (from a high level) the workflow, which is ...
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Resource planning and monitoring for multiple projects and teams

Good day, everyone! I am wondering are there any good practices and tools for resource planning and monitoring between multiple teams and multiple projects running at the same time by different ...
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Exporting a multiple project query from TFS to Project?

In my company most of the projects are within the same TFS (team system) team-project. Though a more general overview is necessary for execs or cross-application services (IT, DBA and such). Oh, and ...
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Is multi-project management possible in OpenProject?

Can I track multiple projects at the same time by using OpenProject?
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What is the best methodology for a multiproject and multiteam environment? [closed]

I'm working in an enterprise that realizes several dozens of projects based on its own system. The problem is that there are: several projects several teams several modules that are associated with ...
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How to manage a multidisciplinary project/company?

For example... someone who is a computer engineer and his expertise is machine vision or voice recognition or totally machine learning (ML) fields. But we know a robot has electrical parts and ...
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What is the best practice when trying to group projects for reporting?

We have a portfolio of applications and projects and we are trying to come up with a way to group projects into logical buckets for reporting, etc. Right now we have the following constructs: A ...
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How to put on one chart multiple projects to show dependencies between them?

I have multiple projects and each project has at least 2 stages. Some of the project stages can start in parallel while others start after one stage of the project ended. More, some projects depend on ...
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What is a good free or cheap Team Project Management, Team Communication & Team Collaboration Script? [closed]

I have been looking for a very good Team Project Management Script that includes Team Communication, Team Collaboration, Projects & Tasks, Ability for Team Members to Assign Themselves to Projects ...
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How to work with different project management methods/tools in one org? Applying "Agile" in ops type work

In my role I need to manage two types of projects standard development projects (software/coding) operations related projects (IT/Vendors/Marketing - no coding involved) In the first one, we slowly ...
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How to track large number of similar projects and tasks?

I work in a university unit helping develop online courses. Upper administration wants a way of reporting these out there and how long our people are working on things. Each semester we are tasked ...
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Swimlane, category or new project for grouping dependent projects in Kanboard

We have just recently started to use Kanboard, but still not sure how to apply our projects in the Kanboard system. We have a couple of major software projects contains sub-projects such as Delphi ...
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