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Skill Matrix with various Technology [closed]

I am creating a skill matrix for my team in a excel sheet. My team consists of Developers & Testers. I've included Technologies (like Phyton, cobol etc), Testing, Tools (jira) & Methodology (...
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How do you calculate acceptable risk on your project?

I am trying to find some information on the following: how do I determine the acceptable risk (risk appetite) for my project, what is the usual practice/approach? Is it percentage of profit, for ...
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What is a staff week?

I have heard the term "staff" week. I know that calendar week is the actual calendar days but what is a "staff" week?
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Should I close very old feature requests

Our product backlog contains 1000s of feature requests. Some of these are 5 or more years old and have not had any updates since they were first raised. My colleague argues that these are still valid ...
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Is it appropriate to say that a technical task is easy to do given that it is?

I'm currently a junior PM with a small team of software engineers. Some of the engineers are junior, thus I assign relatively easy tasks for them to discover different parts of the codebase. The issue ...
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How to write a requirement for insurance industry and how to prepare activity bar chart and resource allocation chart [closed]

I am new to software project management and got a requirement to design the overall project of an insurance industry from the beginning i.e requirement, what would be the design, etc. I have given ...
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What is a good free or cheap Team Project Management, Team Communication & Team Collaboration Script? [closed]

I have been looking for a very good Team Project Management Script that includes Team Communication, Team Collaboration, Projects & Tasks, Ability for Team Members to Assign Themselves to Projects ...
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Is the client or vendor responsible for writing the BRD?

I am a BA in a company that provides insurance solutions to clients. We work in a hybrid methodology between waterfall and agile (project divided into Sprints, each Sprint will go as a waterfall life ...
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What is the key difference between adaptive life cycle model and iterative/incremental model?

I have trouble finding a key distinction between adaptive model and iterative or incremental model. According to this definition - https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/effective-project-management/...
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Define an MVP for eCommerce project

I am building an eCommerce project and I wanted to define the MVP of it so that I can build it in an iterative way in an agile fashion so I can shorten the feedback loop from clients and adapt asap....
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Project managers use percentage to evaluate task completion, is that really the healthy approach?

My concern here is that those percentage evaluations for project task progress/completion are subjective. And given that statement, is it really worth it? Why not push for more detailed breakdown ...
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Project Management on a team with diverse skill set? [duplicate]

Assume I have 2-3 Objectives (OKRs), and 1 to 3 Key Results (KR) per Objective. Today here’s my workflow: I work with my team during grooming sessions to get a high level cost to achieve the KR. I do ...
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White label worker from an outsource agency

I have an outsourcing agency for IT works. I offered one of our services to some company in west Europe. We offered one guy to work with them as a "cost + material" model. But the client ...
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Is Starting a New Business/Company a Project in Itself?

In terms of official definition, can we consider starting a new business or a new company a project and can it be managed according to project management principles?
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one of my colleagues is difficult to deal with [closed]

My colleague is very difficult to deal with. I was recently provided the task of managing my colleagues and it is very difficult to gain their attention and ask to fulfil a task as they do not like ...
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How to combine OKRs with agile development (Scrumban)?

I recently read John Doerr's book about OKRs (objectives and key results). While doing so, I was asking myself whether and how the process would fit in my company. We are currently using Scrumban: The ...
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What is that SpaceX is doing differently that makes the company so successful

Apparently, these guys are doing things differently than their competitors. I am looking for a structured source of information about what's going on in there, what works, what does not. The book ...
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Dealing with incompetent BA

As a project manager we recently hired a business analyst to cover requirements gathering and creating user stories to help the dev team. After the second week there was a negative feedback from ...
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How to ensure adherence to coding standards

We have a coding standards document that contains standards for SQL. In the last sprint, there were some standards that were missed by the Developer, and also missed by the Reviewer. We just had a ...
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Railway Tender Project Management Process

We are working for a Railway IT Projects. The projects are usually awarded as part of government tendering process. The requirements in the railway tenders are very high level functional requirements. ...
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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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Possible to salvage failing outsourced project (9 months in)?

We began working with an outsourcing company in India 9 months ago on a large web project. Despite lots of rough edges, it seemed like they were making good progress in terms of completing tasks, and ...
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How to visualize communication work?

I have a QA team report directly to me, their day to day tasks are: Correct the new specifications together with tech leads/PM Write test plan Discuss with teammates during implementation phases ...
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Template for projects

Template for projects I am planning to create a full stack web app (Spring + ReactJS) with my friend to build my portfolio. I've created such apps before, so skills wise I'm good to go. But this time ...
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Can Scrum be used in combination with Step-Wise project planning?

I'm currently reading up on project management and therefore the Step-Wise framework, and I was wondering, Can Scrum be used in combination with Step-Wise project planning? I know that you generally ...
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How to make tasks concurrent using MS Project 2016

How do I make my tasks concurrent to reduce the timescale. I have tried linking tasks done by the same person but nothing changes. The tasks are all automatically scheduled. Thank you for your help.
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Planning Poker with differents roles in video game Studio [duplicate]

I work in a video game studio, and I´m running Scrum. The question here is: using Story points, how do the team estimate the Story, if I have a 2d artist, a Game designer and programmers? As you can ...
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Why most programmers code alone instead of coding in groups? [closed]

Many resources quote that average programmer writes an average 10 lines of code per day. https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=how+many+lines+of+code+do+programmers+write+a+day&sourceid=...
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Re-evaluating : which project management style(s) might fit my team?

This is a follow-up to this question from almost three years ago. Scrum... probably isn't the best choice for my team for a number of reasons. From a very high level, my team's work can be separated ...
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Managing tasks per week

I would like to create a weekly deployment schedule for components, which would then be illustrated on a GANT diagram. I would like to create a schedule for the deployment of components by week, which ...
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How to ensure good engineering management of projects involving specialized front-end and back-end teams?

Our project is a single-page app powered by a REST API on the back-end serving JSON, nothing new or unusual about that. We have specialized front-end and back-end developers that are handling ...
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How can I show the month for a Enterprise Custom Date Field in the Project Center for Grouping?

I setup a Enterprise Custom Field for a Key Date that leadership wants to group by year and month. I thought I could just make 2 new Enterprise Custom Fields, one to parse out the Month and the other ...
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What type of production/project framework is use with products with long lead times and high upfront costs, such as automobiles

I am aware that million dollar presses are used in stamping out auto parts. I am aware that million dollar robots are utilized in assembly of autos. I am interested in what production/project ...
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Name of methodology of a simple point-based task list of to-dos for the entire project?

In my career as a developer I had worked with multiple formal project management methodologies (Scrum, Kanban), the most productive team I ever worked for was in an startup that did: A simple to-do ...
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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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In corona lockdown time, how to substitute daily scrum/stand-up meetings?

We adopted scrum in the past as the project management paradigm. However one of the cornerstones of scrum is the daily stand-up meeting. In corona lockdown era (or any time where it is relevant) this ...
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How to (Agile) manage a fairly complex IT PoC?

I'm a technical lead employed by in an agile IT organization where most teams observe Scrum. I'm 2 weeks into a task of building a proof-of-concept of a service that is fairly sizable and complex (...
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What are the main reasons Scrum doesn't admit managers?

How can I explain the fact we aren't gonna manage the team to a customer? The customer will ask why is not-managing better than managing? Scrum introduces self-organizing teams. Why doesn't Scrum ...
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Which job title (entry-level) for PMO member?

I am looking for possible job titles for PMO employees (entry-level). Our PMO has a leading Manager PMO (once called Project Management Officer) who has a strategic focus, and now we are looking for a ...
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What is the standard approach to planning work that might or might not be needed based on certain circumstances?

I am wondering what the typical approach would be here: In a project, we are renewing old machines and therefore the new ones will need to be integrated into an older system. That might or might not ...
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Thesis with visible project method in bibliography

I'm writing a thesis about engineering a new product that consists of hardware and software (cloud, mobile, embedded). My lecturer said i should use the problem solving cycle, we wanted use the v-...
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Client doesn't agree to put milestone in project scheduling

When our company has been sent project scheduling to client (which included some milestones like:Advanced Payment , Approval of Phase I, ...), Client rejected the project scheduling and said "...
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Hired a mid level consultant who is producing junior level work. We're 2 weeks in. Should I recommend letting her go or giving her time to ramp up?

Things to consider: She's getting paid at a level that implies that she is a very experienced mid level consultant She doesn't ask questions, even though I very clearly make it known that I'm ...
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Do I calculate the Earned Value with BAC or PV?

I'm a little confused on how to calculate the EV. There are two formulas that I found: EV = %completion x BAC EV = %completion x PV When do I use which formula?
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How to organize huge amount of tasks in a mult-project environment?

I work in a consulting/agency and am currently the only developer and deep-technical person there. Therefore I am currently assignt to 6-7 projects in which I have different roles from developer to ...
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How to build management skills to get an according position somewhen? [closed]

Recently, as I'm looking for other (more) interesting jobs, I noticed that many of them require at least a bit of experience in project management and sometimes even in leadership. My question is ...
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Do social responsibility, vision-based management, and providing team with safety increases project efficiency?

Recently I've been getting into management philosophy by reading some basic Drucker and Collins, very interesting stuff. Coming from an engineering background my idea about any subject would be for ...
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How to determine project complete date?

As a project manager, I've already worked on a few tech projects with newly assembled teams every time. The team is usually 2-3 team members doing the actual work. It is hard to determine velocity. We ...
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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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Is gauging a team's performance using scores assigned by other stakeholders valuable?

We have a new way of gauging teams. All the individuals involved (business owners, managers, stakeholders) except the team itself gauge how they felt the team did using a score. If the score is ...
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