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Questions tagged [process-improvement]

Process improvement is the focus of improving business processes

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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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Should unfinished tasks be moved to the next milestone?

We have a product which is in active development. For live issue tracking purposes we are creating a monthly milestone. If we will not be able to complete that milestone in the current month, then we ...
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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 want him ...
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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 ...