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Solution to scary programming/project management situation?

I'm a newbie programmer in a troubling situation and wondered if anyone knew best practices for dealing with this type of project management problem. After a rough job-search, I finally found a ...
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How can you avoid to over-talk topics and just keep the workflow going?

In my company we have this computer guys who always fix the system and add new features. My task in this process is to divide the workload among the developers and to get status updates to the higher-...
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Multi Project Management Dashboard

I was given a task of presenting management with a dashboard for multiple projects. Please suggest to me a suitable template. What are the main parameters that should be showcased on this dashboard?
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How to sync work in small software team

We are a small software team with 4 members: one Software Architect that gathers requirements and writes Requirements document and Specifications document one Designer that designs visual wireframes ...
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What evidence can I provide to my manager that changing the names of Scrum roles and artifacts is a bad idea?

My group is working on implementing Scrum as a project management paradigm. Our manager is on board with the decision, but on at least two separate occasions has expressed concern that, if other ...
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How open source projects work without project manager?

Somebody told me the open source projects go ahead without project managers and it was interesting for me to know is this really true? If so, how does it happen?
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How to communicate/word cost ranges?

When you display cost estimates, when it comes to ranges, what words do you use to convey: Lower End of the Range, and higher End of the range. The terms I chose (Min/Max) were not liked , so I was ...
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How to deal with delay beween development and deploy

I'm not sure if this question is a duplicate but couldn't find anything of the sort even though it seems to be a common issue, so if it is a duplicate, excuse me for my inefficiency at searching ...
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Should we create an Epic for tech-debts

I was having a discussion in the team to create an Epic for all the technical-debts in the project. The problem is, as per definition Epic should not spawn more than a quarter, but, if we create an ...
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Is it worth for a Team Lead to study PGDPM in distance Education?

I have designated as Mobile Team Lead in a small company. But I feel that I have huge to learn apart from the daily activities I am doing . The most Important thing I want to learn is how to ...
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What are “Consumed Story Points” in Trello?

Some Scrum add-ons allow you to enter both estimated story points and consumed story points. What are consumed story points and how do you measure/estimate them?
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Professional Scrum Master vs Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)

What is the different between the following project management certifications Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)? Which one is better?
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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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Difference between Incremental and Iterative development (Not Agile)

I know there are millions of articles on this topic and they all talk about: Iterative (Iterative Waterfall) Dev - delivers an improving product at the end of each iteration Incremental Dev - ...
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How to deal with difficult developer

I would like to ask you for advice with my problem with one team member in an agile team. Background I'm the Scrum Master and team leader for a project for one of my company client's (a big ...
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How to speed up a passed-the-deadline project while maintaining credibility?

The team I manage has been in the final pre-production push / bug-fixes stage at the end of the project for over a month now, while we allotted one week for these fixes (total project time was 2 ...
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How to keep a PRINCE2 project lean?

I gathered some project management experience (I consider myself an advanced beginner) and some time ago I attended the PRINCE2 courses successfully. Now I'd like to conduct my next project using ...
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Project costing & preparation

I have a client who has an "idea" of his project "that is in his mind". He said he is not going to share any details, knowledge, and ideas until we have a contract because as he's saying "he's worried ...
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Scrum compatibility with PMBOK® Guide

My question is quite simple : Is Scrum methodology compatible with PMBOK® Guide ? In other words How can we manage a project using the Scrum methodology in the PMI Framework?
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OKRs as a new Waterfall

I'm a software developer and I don't have deep knowledge of the best practices around Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), so I base my question mostly on how they are used in my company. Every quarter ...
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Project team is on Sprint 2, and no features/user stories have been done

We kick started an Agile development team with a Sprint 0, that had some architectural runway tasks in it (like setting up the environment, etc.). We planned a Sprint 1 with 2-3 user stories (there ...
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How many hours should the development team spend on skills improvement during work?

For a team of junior web developers, who are very motivated to improve their skills, and applying their new knowledge to the development has produced great results so far. But I am conscious of the ...
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How to manage large-scale research projects in a research center and measure performance?

I work at a research center that is now going through changes in its administration. The new board of directors calls for a more aggressive and more practical approach to project management and ...
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How to work in Implementations when your technical operations is in another time zone?

Any advice on working with implementations when all your devs and QA are on another timezone and not able to communicate too much online? This is my first experience being in a remote silo situation. ...
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list of all project documents? [closed]

Can someone list down all documents required for project management like planning document, risk management, time plan etc....
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How do I calculate a project management fee on my design projects?

I run a small business and I have to take on an additional resource to handle an increased workload from one of my clients. How do I calculate my project management fee? I estimate I will spend about ...
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Project authority level

There are 2 major systems operated in an organization (an ERP and another major operational application) which are handled by 2 project managers. Data flows from the operational application to ERP. A ...
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Why in JIRA my field Resolution is labeled as Unresolved, when status is Resolved?

Question is pretty simple, I've a Kanban project, with a personal workflow that provides different statuses, as Resolved. When I drag and drop to this last one through the lanes, or when I set it ...
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Scrum for the DBA?

I really wanted to find out what people out there think about Scrum for a SQL Server Production DBA. I have seen one article (http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/sqlsandwiches/2011/05/29/can-scrum-...
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Make Sure Developers Follow Requirements & Test Their Code

We are a team of 3 developers, 2 QA, a project manager, and me as stake holder (acting Chief Technical Officer in our small company). We have been working on developing a medium software product for a ...
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Should building microservices be a chore or a feature in scrum?

We have recently started splitting a big monolith to individual microservices. Now the point of discussion is that under scrum methodology, building microservices should be a feature or chore? As per ...
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SAAS Project Management Methodology with API driven and User Centered Design focuses

How can API driven project management methodolgy for SAAS applications can involve user centered design? I mean in which state User Scenarios, Personas (thus focusing on the UX) can be involved?
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Project Management without access to budget or deadlines

A lot of (read:all) project management literature and methodology focuses on knowing your budget and deadlines for when projects need to be completed and how much they should cost. At my workplace, ...
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Recommendations for project core metrics

I am currently trying to create some better systems for keeping on top of the projects which I need to manage. As part of this, I am attempting to draw up a list of core metrics that I think every ...
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How to manage a product development and maintenance team

I am a project manager working with a product development team. We are using SCRUM with our development team. We have a heavy backlog list, that we are working on. The issue that I am having is, we ...
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How can I complete 6 months of work in less than 2 months?

Currently my Team and I are working on big project. It's almost done, however now we are stuck at testing and debugging. But we received an offer for another project which is also huge, and we ...
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To what extent should a project manager take responsibility for the mistakes of a person assigned to the project?

A colleague of mine that I am managing is very error prone. Some of the errors he makes are quite simple. To give an example, I asked him to .zip a bunch of files, when unzipping the files later on I ...
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Is cmp certification equivalent to 4500 credit hours required for PMP?

I have done bachelors and wanted to know if getting cmp certification equals to 4500 credit hours required for pmp
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Software Developer gathering requirements, Department Managers providing input and discouraging input from Users

I am finding myself in an awkward position. I am a Developer and I have been assigned the Development work for a Project that will convert a paper workflow to an electronic workflow. The small ...
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Can I convert relationships in MS Project from Start-to-Start to Finish-to-Start? Is there any equation for it?

I have a MPP file with Start-to-Start relationship between tasks. But when I import to MPP in one project, I need to convert it to Finish-to-Start relationship because the system only supports finish-...
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Identifying and considering the important factors to calculate a persons Capacity for a Sprint?

My team works in a 3 Weeks sprint, and accordingly we calculate the capacity of Team member based on his or her planned holidays and company Vacations. But we cannot deny any unplanned / Sick leaves,...
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How could you prepare yourself for a new project proposal?

I am a high school physics teacher in Europe and hoping to write an Erasmus+ project for High Schools to deploy their cubesat (small satelitte) in orbit. This kind of project has been run several ...
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What role should a project manager play in an Agile project? [duplicate]

I am on a software project with a project manager that seems to be doing things that are either not adding value, or that the rest of the Agile team could quite easily do themselves. It feels like ...
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Could you see this workflow in place for a development team within a digital agency?

We are trying to figure out a workflow that our developers/PMs can follow that gives a developer everything they need for a project. A step by step process that PMs and devs follow so that a) the ...
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RACI Matrix - Accountability

Can a task under RACI matrix be accountable by 2 resources? E.g.: Both the Project Manager and the Development Team Head are accountable for the project quality.
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What are the responsibilities of a project manager in a DevOps project?

How can a project manager foster greater accountability between empowered DevOps personnel and empowered developers in an Agile environment? I work in an environment where both developers and DevOps ...
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Risk Register & Project Summary Risk Report

What is the link between Risk Register Database & Project Summary Risk Reports and other risk management and project management procedures?
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How do you deal with stress from PM?

I am a Project manager coming up to the two year mark and I have found that in comparison to my last role as a developer this job is a lot more stressful. With every new project there is always that ...
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Redmine or GitLab: Which is more suitable for serious Project Management [closed]

Currently I am a Software Project Manager in a Software Company with 25 developers. Currently we are using Redmine as our PM tool. Our projects are typically from 2 to 5-6 people and we have about 20 ...
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In business model, how can I classify the tasks based on from where materials are utilised?

I want to classify a task based on whether – 1) materials are issued by the department, 2) materials are not required, 3) materials are procured by contractors themselves. What different terms are ...