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How do you handle change requests in Scrum?

I am working on a project. My client has asked for a requirement that slightly deviates from the initial terms and conditions agreement. I think it's a change request. In Scrum, how do I handle a ...
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How to draw a "continual" Decision Node in a process flow diagram

I know that a decision node can be represented as a Diamond shape and flow is branched with Yes or No. Now I need to draw a decision node, which is to say: "The project can be terminated at any ...
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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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Is a Project Coordinator a Step closer to becoming a Project Manager?

So I understand that the Project Coordinator's main duties are to schedules the project, manages contracts and vendors, manages the resources (especially in construction projects), creates most ...
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What makes an effective email status report? Why? [closed]

In project management, what criteria make an effective email status report? How often should a status report be sent to be useful? Daily? Weekly? Every sprint end?
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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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Does a business analyst fit into the Scrum framework?

Question Let's consider a software development project made for an external customer. The development company (the vendor) has the usual positions and specialists: developers, testers, business ...
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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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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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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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How do you make Basecamp work for scrum?

How do you use basecamp's fairly rigid tools for facilitating the scrum PM framework?
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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 the 15-minute daily stand-up meeting mandatory for a successful Scrum project?

Is the Daily Scrum meeting mandatory for a successful Scrum project? Is it possible to replace it with a one hour meeting once or twice a week? I am asking this because I am finding it difficult to ...
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Efficiency vs effectiveness in an example - isn't it wrong?

I have just read an example: Consider there are sales representatives whose weekly goal is to make 70 calls. That reflects the effectiveness. Then the amount of these calls leading to successful deals ...
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What is the difference between framework vs methodology?

What the difference is between a methodology and a framework? And where does the process come into that story? And perhaps, it would be good to have this comparison explained by using methodologies ...
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What to do when no more financing is available for a project in PMI

I wonder what would be the formal procedure and step according to PMI when you realize that your project ran out of money and no more financing from client is available? I think no other alternative ...
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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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How to handle a large and ambiguous requirement with a fixed timeline/deadline (9 months to deliver)

This was asked in an interview. I had one such experience in the past and at that time a single developer and PM initially conducted a pilot (manual + semi-automated) for a month/two to understand the ...
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Sharing important information effectively in an small group

I'm working in a software project with about 25 students (divided in 4 groups). As right now we use Slack for chatting and sharing important decisions we make. Slack is an communication tool similar ...
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Collecting And Sharing Status

How do you collect and share status? Some PM's think group status meetings are a waste of time and prefer to collect status in one-on-one's. Others prefer email. What works best for you? How do you ...
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How to structure estimation requests when there is a middle-man

We have a long term project, call it Project A. Our direct client (DC) is an organization between us and the Product Owner (PO). Every now and then we're being asked for estimates. The problem is ...
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Difference between Project and Process

I am little confused with a difference between project and process. Is "An upgrade of software on 100 machines or 1 machine" a project or a process? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
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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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What is an engagement manager - what does (s)he do?

Could anyone please give me a role description of an engagement manager? I think it should be the person internally responsible for getting a deal. The more detailed the better. References are also ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How can project management process influence the product management process?

I experience projects in which Product Managers delivered the requirements with a great delay. In other cases, the requirements were delivered only for 1 or 2 sprints, then the PM left the company. ...
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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 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 ...