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How to address external problems within our issue intake process?

We're trying to put together an efficient intake process for bugs/issues that are encountered through customer service, etc. We haven't had this before. Many of these issues are external analogue ...
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DevOps & Development Teams Processes, Procedures, Communication & Coordination to ensure tha latest supported technologies are used in development

Like many IT departments, we have numerous Developer teams, and DevOp teams. Recently, our .NET Development Team just completed an application based on .NET 3.1 that took around a year to complete. We ...
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Median Moving Range (MMR) charts for weekly reports

I'm considering creating a Median Moving Range (MMR) chart in order to analyze weekly data and flag extreme values. Can this work? I'm having trouble finding information about MMR charts online so I ...
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Why does it take time to implement Scrum properly?

Proper Scrum implementation requires three things: an experienced Scrum Master, a mature team, and management who give the Scrum Team some breathing space. In most organizations there is one or two ...
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What are the first steps while restructuring a project? [closed]

As a part of a course I am currently taking at university, we were given a report of an imaginary project that is currently going wrong and was put on hold. While reading the report and analysing some ...
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How does the use of CI/CD make it easier to handle the loss or absence of key staff?

I'm working on a project that has no CI/CD. We have only one person who builds the code and deploys it to staging and production. In the past there have been discussions on implementing CI/CD, but to ...
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Retrospective in an operations team?

For many years, as I had worked in agile/scrum development environments, retrospective was a great tool for the team to come together and discuss. In the new operations environment I work now for some ...
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I was asked to accelerate my team's production: Agile, A/B Testing, Workflow & Process

I have a sticky situation at work I would like to get your advice on. I'm currently a web development manager overseeing a newly completed team which consists of a developer, a digital designer, and a ...
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Question on temporarily allowing a team lead to pause project management to go faster?

Background In our organization, our Scrum Masters are also engineers, and 30% to 50% of their time is organizing the team, backlog, tickets, etc. The last 3-4 weeks we allowed one of these Scrum ...
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How to implement unit testing with a small Scrum team without spending half the Sprint unit-testing stories?

We are a very small team (1 front-end developer, 1 back-end developer/solution architect, 1 PM/UX) working in Scrum with 2 weeks Sprints. Up until now, we were mostly working on prototype projects not ...
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Best way to keep development and testing in synch

We have 1 frontend developer and 2 backend developers and 1 QA. QA is responsible for writing the end-to-end tests using Cypress. FE developer writes the unit tests. Backend developers write the unit ...
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Choosing an appropriate development process/methodology

I'm looking for some advice on implementing or defining a development process for my team. I'm having a hard time finding something that seems like it would fit, but it may be just due to a ...
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Workflow from development to testing and merge

I am trying to formalize the development workflow and here's the first draft. Welcome suggestions on the process and any tweaks for optimization. I am pretty new when it comes to setting up the ...
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How to show potential benefits of suggested solution?

I am working on call centre projects and analyzing their operational data to determine the source of longer call duration time. As a part of the solution recommendation, I am suggesting 2 software, ...
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How to represent the current business situation using process flow or modelling? [duplicate]

I am working on a small case study of the restaurant who is suffering a loss in business of nearly about 70-80% due to COVID-19 situation so the business owner would like to revamp his whole business ...
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How to combine BPM and Scrum?

Typical business process includes many steps related to different roles. In terms of Scrum that means different tasks inside same team or even involvement of several teams. Is it possible to describe ...
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Is velocity a valid measure of team and process improvement?

I've asked this question to few scrum masters: "How do you tell, that your team is improving? How do you tell that actions taken during retrospective result in real improvement in efficiency/...
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How to handle hand-outs from one jira project to another?

there! First time user here! Given that we have three Jira projects: USERS, which users use to enter issues; BACKEND, which is internal to our backend team; FRONTEND, which is internal to our ...
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Scrum Master role: Reporting?

Is the Scrum Master responsible for creating reporting on behalf of the development team to drive continuous improvement? I currently do this, and use that as a basis to improve processes. Other ...
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What are some best practices for deploying bug fixes to multiple code bases?

Just a bit of a background, I am working to manage a big legacy system that has at least 32 branches for it's sub systems. The challenge is how to manage and not miss required change points or defect ...
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How to write a user story involving artistic work?

Using Scrum, what would be the way to define, structure and estimate a user story, containing work for an artist? The main problem that I'm interested here is that an artistic story can take a long ...
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How to get people on board with Scrum/agile?

So I'm part of a Team with 12 members in which we have recently tried to adopt Scrum/agile processes. I am the Scrum Master of the Team and I am also very new to agile; I'm also an apprentice within ...
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How to deal with huge data selection requirement

I would like to discuss about a business requirement from the client. The requirement is to allow the user to select a huge amount of data. Let me try to explain with an example. As a portfolio ...
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Advanced estimation accuracy techniques

What techniques are available to calculate the accuracy of ranged estimates, on units of work that may be irregularly re-estimated? The evaluation should account for estimates made on behalf of ...
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What do you call the phenomena of process creep?

Is there a commonly used term to describe the organisational phenomena whereby procedures and processes become increasingly complicated and arduous?
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Literature for introducing changes in software development process - not agile introduction [closed]

I apologize for the lengthy question! The point is that I would like to ask book recommendations for my thesis where it is described how to introduce changes in an existing software development ...
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Organization structure in startup

I was given the role of managing 5 different teams (iOS, Android, Backend, Firmware and Hardware (electronics)). All these teams consist of no more than 4-5 developers. There is also a QA team (2 ...
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What's an easy and sustainable way to introduce pair programming?

As a ScrumMaster I've read some texts about pair programming. I want to introduce that to my team and make sure it's been done regularly. As a "special feature" we have a remote worker and I ...
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Why did our process cause us to miss our release date? [closed]

I'm a developer on a team that has just finished some web development work. It was due for a release tomorrow but, as a result of a review by management, needs reworking. This will undoubtedly add a ...
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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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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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Is there a reason to apply BPM to agile methodologies such as SCRUM?

Is there a good reason to apply BPM to agile methodologies such as SCRUM in order to improve the Agile process?
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Value Adding VS Non Value Adding - Technique to identify.

For this question how would I go about identifying the non value adding? In my opinion non value adding would be activities with a wait and huge delay = 2,3,5,6,9 and 10 On a side note, would any of ...
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How to track impediments in SCRUM?

This has been asked several times already but none of the answers fully convince me. We are an R&D team doing some support from time to time. Most of the support work can be included in capacity ...
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Applying agile in a mostly operations/support environment

I have read numerous Project Management SE questions on this subject, as well as done a fair share of Googling. I am aware that different incarnations of this question have been addressed before, but ...
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( PMBOK 5th Edition ) What is difference between Quality Audit and Process Analysis?

For the PMBOK 5th Edition. 2 of the Perform Quality Assurance Tools & Techniques are -Quality Audit -Process Analysis ( Pgs 438-439, Head First PMP 3rd Edition, Jennifer Greene, PMP & ...
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How to organize a software development team so 20 people are on two scrum teams?

We have a software development team, working on an independent product, made up of 20 people of varying roles, located in India. One of our goals is to treat this product team as a separate entity, ...
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Who is reponsible when the team doesn't implement the Scrum Master's ideas for continuous improvement?

I am working as a Scrum Master. With an intention on continuous improvement I am coming up with ideas in order to deliver better software. I realized that the team is not making enough progress from ...
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Calculation of increased process efficiency

Say I have a process taking 19 h. Some improvement measures allow to reduce the required time to 17 h (to reach the same level of output). Does it make sense to say that the process is now (1-17/19)*...
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How to define clear processes for different projects?

I work in a small company, we don't have clear roles and depending on the case somebody different can take the role of project manager, this is great but each one organizes the project different which ...
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Does an organisation have to satisfy all key process areas to achieve a maturity level in CMMI?

I have been learning about CMMI and one thing that I'd like to know, say for example an organisation satisfies some key process areas such as Requirements management, software quality assurance. What ...
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Are inefficient/missing tools an impediment and is it the Scrum master's duty to improve them?

In Scrum, the Scrum master's duty is to "remove impediments". I think I understand what this means in terms of organizational and coaching issues. I understand that the SM watches the devs' backs and ...
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How to do a business case reboot?

Background I’ve been tasked with updating the business cases underlying several projects in a program that is significantly over-schedule and over-budget. I’m anticipating that this exercise will ...
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Should a process be put in place when the team is very small?

In my team, there are two full-stack developers, one DevOps guy, a business manager, and a marketing person. We will be hiring more people soon. Is this too early to create and implement a project ...
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How can Joint Application Development improve a workshop?

I go to workshop after workshop with the same one dimensional approach - too many people, everyone looking at the screen while someone is capturing requirements/assumptions etc, dry, boring, not ...
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How to decide which quality methodology for Business IT projects?

There are Six Sigma, Lean, Process Quality Methodology, ISO9000 etc mainly used for quality management in project/systems analysis life cycles for process improvements. To be successful it's always ...
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How can I improve measurement of Sprint Goals that are based on soft skills or communication processes?

Background I am currently coaching a non-development team on Scrum practices. The team is focused on back-office, administrative processes. This makes the work somewhat of a pull-queue where Kanban ...
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How do I improve the development process when the only 'spec' is a "slogan" from management

I am working in a new environment where a typical project consist of a “slogan” provided by management and a team of engineers who delivers a product that matches the slogan. The company doesn't have ...
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