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How do I lay out a roadmap if there is only one big feature that I'm not able to breakdown?

I'm basically developing a dashboard where we need to show the top 20 sales by product and country. The dashboard is visualized in an analytics platform, so nothing must be developed there, the ...
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TaskJuggler, how to allocate limited resources for one-off task?

I have a taskjuggler project. During the "meat" of the work, the entire team can work on this only a limited number of hours per period (using day here for convenience). I accomplish this ...
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Metric as a user level or team level in a collaboration tool?

I am new to product management and currently practice creating a PRD of a collaboration product for case study purposes. I will consider Figma as an example. In this product, the user can create a ...
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How do you measure progress for design works?

We are a software agency that adapts product approach because some of our clients need a discovery process before we actually dive into coding. This is a typical situation when a client comes to us ...
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Iterative tasks in Machine Learning

We are a small team working on a Machine Learning software. Users can upload images which are analysed, and then download a report about items the AI software found in the image. There are currently ...
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Who is responsible for ensuring that the Product Owners are professional and understand how to do their job well?

I've seen many bad patterns appearing over the years, one is converting Project Managers into Product Owners. In my current org Scrum Masters are not involved in the recruiting of Product Owners, ...
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What is the best way to limit access permissions for a group of developers? [closed]

What is the best way to manage a group of developers without giving them access to the whole codebase? I have a project with a front-end and a back-end. I want to be able to give new developers just ...
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Can a software development agency provide product manager's services?

TL;DR: can an agency (i.e. the supplier) effectively provide the role and services of a product manager to their clients? Short story long :) We are a mobile app development agency in central Europe ...
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How to manage tasks from various project management tools?

We work with a few clients, each with a number of projects, and each with their own project management tools (e.g. Jira, Asana, Trello, email, Google Sheets, etc.). We're getting to a point that we're ...
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How to keep track of tasks that I remember?

I am a software engineer, and some items are always roaming in my brain about the work I am doing like send an email for this user story I may not have correctly understood this requirement I would ...
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PM Interview Case Study approach Question

My background is primarily in enterprise services/sales engineering with a focus on AI/ML however I am trying get into Product Management and as part of an interview process, I am have a take home ...
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Is it the product owner's responsibility to provide requirements around data mapping/transformation?

I'm a full stack software engineer. I have worked at many companies ranging from fortune 100 companies to startups and this issue is something i have heard different points of view on. This is the ...
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How to split responsibility of a product page?

In our organisation, the responsibility is divided based on modules. Let's take an example of an auto portal product page where the product page consists of many different modules owned by different ...
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Developers can't see what they're doing wrong

I am a tech project manager, and I recently moved to America after 13 years in Europe where I worked as a software engineer. I worked for important customers and developed in any sort of environment. ...
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Ways on how client shares the technical information needed by developers of the project

In a project how is the technical information like server, domain, etc shared by the client to the developers to write their code? Can the programming team ask for such information from the client?
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How to add people to a task to reduce time in MS project

How do I add people to a task to reduce the duration of a task? I have a automatically scheduled task that takes 15 days to complete with one person assigned when i try to add people it doesn't reduce ...
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How do you write user stories for devops/dev tasks like setting up AB testing in the middle of a project

We're in the middle of a project and have decided to implement a proper agile methodology, especially around writing "correct" user stories and trying to avoid the "as a developer" ...
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Why do we discuss Scrum in Project management?

Scrum is a product development framework, not a project framework. Why is it discussed in Project Management? Those who don't know Scrum and project management, may think that Scrum is a project ...
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In Scrum 2020: Who creates the Product goal?

As by the Scrum Guide, The Product Owner is accountable for Developing and explicitly communicating the Product Goal. The Scrum guide says, who develop the Product goal, bui I want to know who creates ...
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How do you estimate the benefit of adding a software feature?

My previous estimates have generally been carried out by making a guess at what % increase a feature will have on conversion rates, or sales etc. However it's not scientific / evidence-based at all. ...
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How to build a feature backlog bottom up

Does anyone have any experience with bottom up product management? Essentially getting their teams to decide on the features and the direction of product? In most of my previous teams - product ...
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Can each Product have its own P&L?

It's often said that a Product Owner is a mini-CEO. Let's say we are talking about a company that is developing a large, complex product. In this case there're usually more that one Product Owner, ...
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How to decide what is a problem and what not in Product Management?

I understand that these problems can emerge in a variety of situations: There is a specific goal set by management, then the current situation has to be evaluated and decide what needs to be changed ...
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Does it make sense to define a vision or strategy in a Startup during Customer Development?

As I understand, a vision answers the why of a company, its grand vision, it has to be inspirational but not grandiose and should evoke the right mindset to think about the proper strategies and goals....
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Is Change log the same as Change Request log? Aren't there other changes than CRs?

Browsing through some PM topics, I have realized that most sources use the Changelogs and Change Request logs interchangeably. But is that correct? I am not a PM, but aren't there often changes that ...
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Strength and weakness for Product Manager interview question [closed]

In job interviews for a project manager position, the interviewer often asks the applicant to reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses. What is the interviewer hoping to learn by asking this? How ...
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How to discover potential customer needs without prior market assumption

I'm quite new to the world of lean product management so excuse me if my questions sound too obvious or dull. So far I'm learning that Customer Development starts with an assumption about the market ...
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Do you have to deliver working software in an Agile timebox/sprint?

In the Agile manifesto one of their values is: Working software over comprehensive documentation This got me thinking does this value stand in all circumstances? Especially in the circumstance of an ...
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PM's monthly report includes the stats of the work hours, bug fix per developer

We are a cross functional product development teams that does monthly release. There are 3 teams work together: my team works on web-development, team B works on embedded system and team C bridges us ...
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How can a small team of devs maintain many products at the same time?

I work as a software engineer in a team of 5 devs that develop and maintain 4 different projects I'm mainly responsible for 2 products: a "trashware" product, and some part of a legacy ...
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Project Manager vs Architect

An Architect, like a Project Manager, has two-way communication with the business. They both solve problems to decompose the large problem into small elements and then delegate that smaller ones to ...
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What are the step to go from a vague IT idea to an IT project?

I am currently working on an IT project, and I have no prior experience in project management. I would like to ask what is the process to get from a vague IT idea to a concrete project, and a ...
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What does it mean for a product manager to do A/B testing?

I work as a project manager, not a product manager. I have an understanding of what A/B testing is, but I'd like to know what do you do as a product manager to perform an A/B test. Does it include ...
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Splitting dev team to allow for parallel processes

A little background: We are a team that consists of 7-8 people and is a fast growing startup. Currently, everyone is on the same team with the common morning meeting, retros etc. Morning meetings ...
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How can I calculate duration and price for the development of SW product?

How can I calculate the duration and price for the development of the C# software? Does exist any pattern or tools for that? I think the duration of the project can be about the 6 months, for one ...
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Is there a reason this is labeled as 'Finish to Finish' even though 'Finish to Start' makes more sense?

Got this question in my course: You are managing a software project. Your QA manager tells you that you need to plan to have her team start their test planning activity so that it finishes just ...
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How to define a process and SLAs for unpredictable dynamic requirements after project closure?

Project closed, it was managed using Scrum (3 weeks sprints). Now after closing the project, dedicated project members are assigned to another projects. However we want to maintain a Service Level ...
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Can we implement six sigma on exponential distribution?

As per my knowledge, if we can find the Defects-Per-Million-Opportunities from a Normal Distribution, then we can find the sigma level. But if we have exponential distribution, how can we find the ...
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What are the key documents involved in a software project? [closed]

From project proposal to Delivery - in the software development, Which all documents are involved and What is the order? While using Agile development, including SRS, DB structure, source code ...
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Is Scrum actually suitable for all kinds of projects?

The project that I am working on is purely non functional and deeply technical in nature, focused on improving the performance of the product as a whole. I have trouble seeing how Scrum is an ...
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Bug Vs Feature Development

Not sure if this has already been discussed, if yes please point me out appropriately. I am a Product manager in at a software firm. We are developing a mobile application. We are developing 2 ...
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Workflows of rejecting tickets due to incomplete/wrong implementation

I work as a product manager in a start-up. We try to be lean but we have Jira as a tracker (I said we 'try'). I worked in around 10 different teams so far and the development workflow was usually ...
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Change request affecting sales - what KPIs shall be used for tracking commercial perspective?

In our organization we decide to develop new product after we have enough evidence and confidence this new product will bring X amount of revenue and gross profit. Then in execution stage we face ...
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How to include a Product Designer into an organisation using Squads?

We are developing our organisational structure around fully autonomous Squads, similar to the model Spotify uses. Within these Squads we use the Scrum framework, however in order to enable each ...
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Changing priorities and focus every days. What name for that?

Is there a name, a study, a blog post about the management failure to give clear priorities and objectives? I experience this every day. My boss gives me long term deadline that I discuss with him. ...
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What to do when your manager keeps adding

This happens all the time. I have a project that has a deadline. Let's take an example we're the project is to be completed by the end of this month. Yet my manager who has not gone to any of the ...
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How to get a BI team to work in vertical slices e.g. User Stories

I am an Agile Coach for a bunch of Business Intelligence Engineers and Data Scientists. There is generally speaking 2 different work item types which they undertake: User facing reports and ...
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User Stories breakdown for back-end team

I'm a product owner without any technical background especially without a correct sense from the back-end development process and tasks. I have a brief knowledge about MVC architecture but our team ...
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PMP certification without having served in a management position

I am looking to get certified in project management , however in my 20 year job history I have never held a "Manager" title. I have served in an "software developer" , "system analyst" and "...
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How to collect stakeholder feedback on prioritizing features?

At my company, we've just completed a large survey of features that we might want to add to our web application. Now we want to share this list with about a dozen (non-technical) product stakeholders (...
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