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Questions tagged [process]

The process tag is for questions regarding how to best accomplish a goal or handle a specific scenario.

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Who to pitch my product for placement in their store? [closed]

My team have come up with a product and we are wondering what’s the right person to call to talk about the product being placed in their store. It’s somewhat a big chain of a tech shop (e.g. Public) ...
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Small team in large team, using two boards in JIRA

We have one large project running at the company where I work as a developer. We have developers from different teams involved (different companies even), testers, analysts and whatnot. This large ...
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Changes to SOW through Amendments

An Amendment has significant changes throughout the Scope of Work and Schedule of Deliverables. Majority of the Tasks have either been edited or completely deleted. Should you consider possibly ...
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Is it possible to control a project without start date and durations?

In a discussion about the project plan with my team we collected activities, brought them into order and defined end dates. When we came to defining start dates and durations one of the elder team ...
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Dealing with external departments when changing to continous delivery / smaller feature scope

I'm an engineer on a small engineering team at a small business-to-business company. We're looking to transition from a "big bang" release model to a more iterative release style with smaller changes ...
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How to be an honest and good project coordinator in a corrupt and dishonest work environment?

The project I am working on is given by the government organization to two private companies (A1 and A2) through a bidding process. The government is their client and the companies are vendors. I am ...
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Application Conversion

Recently, our development team had a discussion about the conversion of one of our oldest applications. The application is one of the core systems of the company but there are modules that are ...
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Is it possible to display Estimation Points for lanes in Active Sprint in JIRA?

in the attachment you can see JIRA, an active Scrum Board. I've a very simple question, is it possible to have on top of the lane a number representing the Estimated Points that are the sum of that ...
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What are the alternatives to Project Management? Is it Operations Management?

Since there is not other SE-community on management I ask this here, but I am happy to be guided somewhere else. Even though there a different definitions of what a project is, they all have in ...
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What are the priority quality practices?

I have recently joined a small software development team that has 1 product with multiple external customers. There is no specific project management methodology or framework being used, so ...
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Which is the best way to list tickets that do not change lane / status in JIRA?

my goal is to have a list of the JIRA tickets that are not moving from one lane to another so that I can intervene on those tickets and check if impediments, difficulties or issues are up in place. ...
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How could someone use Kanban or a similar method for community engagement? [closed]

Looking for something process oriented, practical. Just some examples (as detailed as you care to provide) to have on hand. I'm having trouble differentiating between this example and, say, a small ...
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What are the ways for Daily status reporting to make process more easy?

We are currently facing issue for the Daily standup reporting. We are more than 70 people in the team, and some people are working at client side location as well. So in daily scrum meeting it takes ...
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What is a project book?

I've been talking with a PM instructor and they said their PM students needed to put together a project book as part of their assessment. I've not heard of this, except referring to all the ...
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How does ITIL handle frequent adjustments to mailserver?

We run a MTA (mail server) to send out large numbers of emails (newsletters...). Sometimes we have to adapt on short notice the configuration of this system, i.e. slow down the send out for one ...
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Transition from waterfall to agile

I'm not a PM but a senior designer. My current place of work follows a traditional waterfall process and currently it's throwing up a whole host of problems. I'm aware we need to upgrade our ...
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Why can't QA's share expertise and suggest new ways of working

I work as part of an eight-member agile team. When I joined the company I saw lots of problems in the team. I decided to share my past experience to help the team but the team saw me as a small person,...
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How to solve the problem of assets being so 'digitally dispersed' across many platforms

Scenario A few years ago, I managed to (pretty much) cut out any paper work from my life and all my work is digital now. I work as a contractor web developer and have several projects on the go at ...
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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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How do I incorporate product managers with Backlog control into JIRA?

My company has several product offerings, each with a dedicated development team, plus a number of people on the business side that control the product's direction. We currently use a homegrown ...
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Difference between maintenance and development

I currently work in an agile environment that works primarily in web development for a university. My boss always talks about the differences between maintenance and development while also considering ...
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The process that has brought about the proposal and its submission?

While writing a proposal, I came across a section on the template, under "PROJECT PLAN.", and I am at a loss as to the exact nature of information to provide in response to a request for" The process ...
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Applying Field formats to multiple projects

As my project develops, I find I am constantly tweaking various fields, views and filters. Is there a way to apply these tweaks to multiple projects rather than the many sub-projects, one at a time? ...
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Opening sub-projects from within the Master Project

(Not using Project Server) I find a frequent need to open sub-projects in a new window and looking for an easy way to open that project from within the master project instead of having to go through ...
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What to do when the backend work is much larger than the frontend?

On past projects, I've seen a common theme. A particular feature will require very simple front end work (eg. make a button on a screen that says "submit"), but there will be a large amount of work on ...
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Digital Sprint management with regards to ISO compliance

The Question: What are the distinct advantages and/or disadvantages of a Digital (excel or dedicated PM software) approach to Sprint management as it relates to documenting the development process ...
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Why is Closing Process Group of Project HR management empty?

I am a newbie to Project Management. While going through a course for basic understanding of Project Management, I got stuck with the Closing Process Group of Project HR Management Knowledge Area. ...
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Change Request to change scope

We're running a project and we come to conclusion that the approach used in the project to handle the business issue is not performing as expected. We're changing the scope of the project to meet the ...
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Is it possible to have process outputs that are not products?

I always thought that a process has to have an output in terms of a deliverable. However, I found the following in the ISO 12207: process outcome observable result of the successful achievement of ...
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Collapsed sub-process with multiple end events (BPMN)

I am designing a BPMN business process and figured out that I do not understand, how subprocesses with multiple end events are managed. I'd like to mention that I am talking not about compensation ...
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What process changes can I make to more accurately track both collaborative stories and individual time within Jira?

I'm currently working with an organization that is using the Jira Tempo Timesheets plugin to track developer time, but the way that Jira stories and tasks are being used fails to capture overhead ...
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Action Item Register - Can a formal method of tracking action items be successfully applied to teams using more adhoc / agile methods?

Background I am a software developer working on an Action Item Register Application. Based on research I found a process flow chart that helped clarify a way of processing action items. I want to ...
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How to use JIRA to track progress over a process with multiple handoffs

I work on a team that consists of several different groups - researchers, analysts, database analysts, and developer (me). We load data for our project several times a year, following a consistent (...
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Case-style project management software [closed]

I am looking at a slightly different take on project management - rather than having a set project performed over a particular timeline, I am looking at individual investigative cases as being their ...
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How to start a charity project making use of college students as cram school teachers for orphans in lower levels of education?

I want to start a charity project that makes use of the human capital we have here in Morocco. The targeted population of the project is orphans of the same city and i'm having thoughts about making ...
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What are developers expected to do during testing in the latter half of each Sprint?

When you are using the Scrum framework, a Sprint cycle involves development and QA. At the end of the Sprint the tasks worked upon and tested are showcased and released. Typically, for a team of 3 to ...
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Why do Agile practice not exist in scientific research projects and organizations?

This has already been asked (How can a team working on research based items work in an Agile project?), but the thread is from 2011, so I thought I'd poke for an update. Does anyone know of a good ...
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I need help finding a problem to research and solve for HS research project [closed]

Short version: I want to do a research project, but for the life of me I cannot think of an original problem to solve that isn't already being solved. (also for the record, if I am in the wrong ...
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How can I collectively track application inter-dependencies?

With varying teams delivering varying pieces of an overall solution it has become increasingly difficult to recognize when a given version of an application must be delivered with another application ...
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PM communication model

In our search for a zero-email SE/BIM solution, we’re struggling to strip communication ‘terms’ to their essence. In PM-jargon, we tend to use many terms, such as; Decision - Action - Task - Note - ...
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How do I organize a team of “shadow" software developers (think ghostwriters)?

I'm starting a software development consultancy -- coders for hire. I'd be the main developer and would hire others to delegate certain tasks to. The catch: I want that my clients should never see who ...
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Automating processes within your organization?

Case: My company deals with creative tasks, which by default are difficult to automate: graphic design video editing / post-production audio composition & sound effects On the other side, for ...
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Manufacturing Process Validation - Sample size calculation

I am new to manufacturing process. Can someone help me to determine the sample size required to perform Manufacturing Process Validation? I know nothing about six sigma, so simple answers are highly ...
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Does the “Plan Scope Management Process” contain many sub-processes?

The PMBOK 5th edition has 24 processes for the Planning Process Group. For the Knowledge Area of "Project Scope Management," we have the following: Plan Scope Management Process Collect Requirements ...
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Which would be the best agile approach in order to manage a Process Department?

I'm in charge of the "processes and training" department in my company. Our main activities are: Document and publish the process of the company as well as procedures and functions of each sector ...
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Metrics for changing a process

I am trying to automate a manual process in my organization. There's one component which has a very repetitive coding. So i decided to automate it. Before jumping on to the automation, I want to ...
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Documents to create prior to Kick-off Meeting [closed]

We have gotten approval of our Project Charter and have a kick-off meeting scheduled already and I'd like to know what documents do I need to create prior to this kick-off meeting and/or what ...
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Ensure direction of project is kept after opening source [closed]

I had an idea and started working on a web site which aims to be of societal value. I believe making it open-source would benefit the project. Doing this will be a turning point where I no longer have ...
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How can I calculate required project resources with less manual computation?

My workflow process looks like this: I get some info about the number and complexity of project tasks. I have time-data about past tasks of the same complexity. I have prices for current tasks. I ...
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How do I improve the development process at our small startup?

I work for a small, independent software development startup. We’ve been in business for nearly three years now and things are going pretty well. We’ve got a pretty steady stream of projects for an ...