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How to present a non-existant product for feedback from potential clients?

We are just a team of software developers, not company or another legal entity. Although we are actively developing our product, it's still not ready for demonstration. However, we are a little far ...
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How to estimate work without historical project data?

In some teams, projects or project tasks are assigned to team members verbally. This leads to a case of "no available historical data for projects", which means, there is no way to know how ...
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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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How we can calculate the free warranty time for a software application [closed]

I am a freelancer, and I am going to build a software application developed using SharePoint Online as the DataSource, Power Apps and Power Automate. The Project mainly includes automating 14 business ...
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MS project status update with % complete AND actual work

I have created a new MS Project project with a task in it. This task has a "Work" of 360 hours and is assigned to two resources. The task is scheduled with "Fixed units" and "...
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Is it a good practice to use a name for a company if that name already occurs in a couple of other domain names? [closed]

Not sure if this is a proper community to post this question, if not, please recommend me one. I had a name in my mind (let's call it <the_name_i_like>) for my website and company, so I ...
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Conflict of interest where the developer is also a shareholder

I am managing a project in a very small team. There is one junior developer and a senior developer. The senior developer is a shareholder of the company and wrote all the code in the company’s system....
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PI Planning and user stories without features

In our project we have features containing stories and some standalone stories which have no binding to features at all. For example it can be story for adding one new column in report. For feature we ...
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How to empower the team to extract technical requirements before starting development?

As a nontechnical product owner how can I help my ML team to see steps ahead for their technical tasks? the problem I'm facing is that the needed requirements of these technical tasks gets clear in ...
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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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How do you create a road map for a non-development department? [closed]

I recently started a new position as manager of a department in a small software company. I was project lead at my previous position, but our setup was much less formal and relaxed than it is here. ...
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How to get out of the planning phase?

How to deal with re-planing a lot and missing milestones over and over, After finishing the project an issue is found and the project is restarted from the beginning to improve the output. how to plan ...
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Blockers and Impediments

At our standup, I always ask about blockers and impediments and sometimes this results in other members of the team offering help. Sometimes it turns into a rant which isn’t terrible but does ...
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How can I help my developers gain test mindsets

I work as a PM for a medium sized org that develops mobile application. My front end team has some challenges with test scenarios. Often a task will be handed over to the QA team or for code review ...
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Time estimation of a product before developing the UI

I work at a newly found software house as an operations manager. I am currently assigned with developing a project lifecycle framework from getting the client requirements to sign off. Constraint is ...
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PI planning and a manageable backlog

This question is about how a backlog can grow into a hairball and how to keep it manageable. You've done PI planning, understanding the vision, planning the quarter, understanding capacity and ...
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Can a Project Startup Checklist be part of a Sprint Backlog?

Can "Project Startup Checklist" be a Sprint Backlog for product planning,which is event planning for my project? I have made "Identifying Project Startup Checklist" as a Sprint ...
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Project plan updates for a very dynamic project

I am currently managing a complex development project, comprising of 17 engineers, due to the nature of the project there are many uncertainties and also the development approach frequently changes I ...
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Should I write the performance or the architectural specification first?

I am a master student and got a project I need to manage from the start to the end (first time). I am the only one working on it. I just ended the information search phase and now the specifications ...
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Using TaskFalcon to schedule multiple projects for the same resources

I'm currently using TaskFalcon (https://taskfalcon.org/) to schedule my projects, and I have this situation: I have a "low priority" project, where I want people to work 1d a week (...
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Should I close very old feature requests

Our product backlog contains 1000s of feature requests. Some of these are 5 or more years old and have not had any updates since they were first raised. My colleague argues that these are still valid ...
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Should a two-week Sprint include the weekends?

We are setting up new Sprint process whereby each Sprint starts on a Monday and ends on a Friday the week after. For example, the start date for Sprint 1 is January 1, 2022 and the end date is January ...
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How to group tasks in MS project

What’s the best way to group tasks? I’ve inherited a plan that details work done to specific parts of an assembly. So there is design work, build etc grouped per sub assembly but testing and ...
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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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Finish Date not correct

I have one task that starts on 8/1/22 and ends on 1/23/23, but the duration is 2.5 days. The end date isn't calculating correctly. I have theses resources assigned to the task, total 27.2 baseline ...
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How to calculate a flexible team capacity and have the sprint capacity adapt to it?

I am planning a Program Increment of 3 Months and I have a team of people with a variety of skills. Basically, we have 3 categories in which each developer is differently skilled: UI, Backend & ...
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Is it difficult or time-wasting for developers to adjust page design based on component design changes?

I have been curious about that how much effort developers have to make to adjust components to accommodate changes in UI design. Sometimes I think a design from UX is good and there's no problem for ...
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Trying to configure 2 swimlanes in Jira to be similar

So I have 2 swimlanes in Jira on a Kanban board and I wanted to know if they can mirror each other? Or what might be the best way to go about this. I made one swimlane that I want only to have items ...
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Development Team Objectives [closed]

I run a development team of around 15 developers/testers. The organisation hasn't been very objective driven in the past and it's something I would like to change. Can anyone offer any advice on how ...
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Example layouts / standards for filesystem folder names in project documentation?

I am new to project management and would like to know, where is a standard either a best practice to define name of project folder tree in the filesystem, or SharePoint. Maybe there is something ...
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Show timebased plan and the people involved at each activity

Disclaimer: I am not a project manager, just a software developer, so I may need some help wording this to make it acceptable. I was talking to a company who want me to do some consulting work, ...
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How to do sprint commitments in a team of specialists?

After a re-org we ended up with one larger team of specialists: designers user experience engineers 3D artists (we are in gaming) developers Great, cross-functional team! BUT they are all ...
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What is the Product Owner's role/responsibility in a proof of concept with an external vendor?

The team is conducting a proof of concept related to checking the capabilities of an external software solution to be added/integrated into our platform. Of course, the PO needs to have all Epics and ...
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How can I foster more T-shaping within a Scrum team?

As a Scrum Master and Agile Coach, how can I foster more T-shaping and elimination of silos within a single team? All the team members are open-minded so I am sure they would let me try anything. One ...
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Is this a trick assignment with Release Planning ? Any comments is much appreciated [closed]

I am fairly new to PM world. I have been given an assignment/quiz but I am struggling with this because, it doesn't seem like an agile project rather Waterfall project with Agile terms thrown in and ...
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Can Scrum be used in combination with Step-Wise project planning?

I'm currently reading up on project management and therefore the Step-Wise framework, and I was wondering, Can Scrum be used in combination with Step-Wise project planning? I know that you generally ...
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Project Management for Website Agency - Change of Industries [closed]

I have a couple of years experience of project management in a particular industry. Covid-19 restrictions have hit it hard and I have been out of a job for the last 6 months. There is not going to be ...
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How do you plan big features/releases in Scrum?

Let's suppose the business comes and asks you when will your team be able to deliver a big feature or release. In Scrum, how do you make long-term (half a year or a year) planning? If the feature (or ...
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Why are "start no earlier than" constraints coming during update the schedule

When I am updating the schedule on the current date then some activity showing "Start no earlier than" constraints. I want to know why these constraints are coming. If constraints came means ...
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Who consumes estimates?

Consider a company that: works on an own product(not a contractor), the product has already been released(but is expected to need years of further active development), the product is a consumer app(...
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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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Roadmap visualization for spontaneous tasks

In my setting we have a jira board where me, the Software Lead, together with developers and product owner want to collaborate in planing and overseeing our work. One major challenge that we have is ...
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Backlog grooming items planning

In a Scrum project if the team is from 4 developers, the sprint is two weeks long, Team Velocity is 40 SP/Sprint and the Focus Factor is 0.6. During the Backlog Grooming meeting, user stories with how ...
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Tasks need to be on same day for event

So it's my first time using ms project, so forgive me for messing up terminology. Basically the problem is as follows: I have created 3 main tasks with a few subtasks each. I have then asigned ...
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Gantt chart with resource de-confliction

I like to use Gantt charts to model the time tasks will take and the dependencies of those tasks. For reference, I use GanttProject but I am not tied to it. One issue I've had, however, is handling ...
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QA is at capacity, Development has room

Let's say you have five developers and one QA tester. All 5 developers can commit to X number of user stories. In Planning, QA decides he'll need Y number of hours per story to test. What is the ...
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The successful Sprint rate vs Reserving additional time within a Sprint

Let's suppose that a Scrum team have a velocity of 50 Story Points per a Sprint. During a Sprint Planning Meeting they add some Stories to the Sprint Backlog until the total sum of these Stories gets ...
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How to start managing an in-flight project?

I have intermediate project management knowledge. I became a project manager for 2 software deployment projects for a company. One of the projects is towards the end as we get close to deployment and ...
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Scrum and interruptions (urgent bugs, requests)

Does Scrum take into account interruptions? For example: urgent bugs from production environment requests from other teams This is very important in real development process. In practice of Scrum ...
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Is there planning in Scrum?

As a project manager/scrum master, I has been required to make sure that the team completes the work that was planned for a Sprint and, what is more important, for a Release. Are these demands correct?...
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