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Questions tagged [project-management-style]

Questions related to the formal and informal methods and techniques used by a project manager to collect, organize, and facilitate communication

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Scrum: Sprint backlog

I've an ongoing project with very tight deadline. I'm allowed to extend project deadline, if required. I've implemented Scrum (sprints) for day-to-day activities. Issue is - I've some backlog since ...
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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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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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Scrum: Sprint vs milestone vs release

I am new in agile and Scrum, and I got confused as to what the differences are between a Sprint, a Milestone and a Release. I heard some say that the Sprint is a Milestone. Also in some software the ...
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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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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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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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How to properly point out fault in others ideas?

Context: I work in an IT Company and have recently been promoted from developer to a management position. I am managing a team of developers with really creative minds. We hold team meetings weekly to ...
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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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The difference of Jira Epics and Components

I read on Jira documentation and do some research. However, i'm still a bit confused about Components and Epics. In a sample website like Facebook, it has features like Login, Register, Write A Post ...
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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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Managing scope creep in Agile

I often get asked this question in the interview, and no matter what I answer the interviewers do not seem to get satisfied. So, they start with asking how to manage scope creep in Project Management?...
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Using Scrum for clients' migration on already live product

Is it worth working in 2-week sprints, and in a Scrum fashion for that matter, for a client migration project from a legacy system, to a system which is already live and with other clients (a white ...
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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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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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Not good at account management, can I cut it as a PM long term?

I struggle a lot with account management, I often find myself being pushed about by the client. I have been trying to improve this, but I feel as though I am not getting anywhere. I keep on caving in. ...
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To Create a Bug in ongoing Feature development in a sprint

We recently started implementing Agile in my current organisation We came across this interesting use-case. I would like to understand what the group thinks of it and whether we are headed in the ...
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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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Starting a developement team [closed]

I'm going to graduate in software engineering, "I can" code in Java (Android), JavaScript (jQuery, Angularjs), HTML, CSS, i know Python and Django Framework. I've never developed big projects, but ...
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Team Member does not send meeting response via outlook

One of the team member accepts the meeting with an option "Do not send response". When the meeting was scheduled, his calendar was open. As a PM I do not know if he is attending the meeting or not ...
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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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What are the material / steps / knowledge required for a Scrum Master to run a PMO?

Background Recently I started to work in a new company that does not have any methodology in place, but the company does have an idea to set up a PMO to act as a central hub to gather and to run all ...
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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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Can I build a strong career as a project manager without in depth technical knowledge?

I am an average developer. I have good web development fundamentals and a CS major. I know what Object oriented programming is, MVC, server client architecture, APIs etc etc Right now I am in a role ...
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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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How can a small dev team track time successfully? [closed]

I work for a small tech start-up and we are trying to figure out an efficient way for track the developer's time and budget which doesn't take a lot for the dev team to fill in. An efficient way to ...
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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 ...
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Project Outline

I am writing a proposal for my project to create a data warehouse for a company. I came to the question of the Project Outline and I am a bit not sure of what shall I say in regards to this section! ...
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Resist doing all the work by myself

My team consists of three people. We are visiting the same school and are working on the diploma project, which should be finished in about one and a half year. It may seem a bit silly, but I can ...
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How do I incorporate product managers with Backlog control into JIRA?

My company has several product offerings, each with a dedicated development team, plus a number of people on the business side that control the product's direction. We currently use a homegrown ...
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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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Is it good idea to divide the modules to different developers? considering that they are freelancers

We have a project but we have very short period of time vs the requirements. We have only 2 developers and 1 designer. What we are thinking is to hire freelancers to help us on different modules and ...
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Different user can access different feature [closed]

I have already developed website in nodejs and MySQL Now my client wants to add payment functionality. We have lots of features in the website like:- 1) Copy 2) Save 3) Delete 4) Groups 5) ...
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Project management at new company is boring and super slow. What shall I do? [closed]

I work for one of the largest tech companies in the world. My role is Project Manager, without direct authority over resources. I joined this company 3 months back. I joined this company from a ...
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Potential risks or TBD? [closed]

As a project manager, is it a good idea to replace potential risks with 'to be determined' (TBD) as a placeholder in a project guide?
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Recording a project meeting using a Dictaphone

When running a project meeting it is sometimes difficult to make meeting minutes/notes and lead the meeting. I have considered using a voice recording application so I can play back the meeting after ...
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What can I do when my boss has no project plan and the structure of application changes systematically?

When boss tells you to make changes in the pre-production system and he/she doesn't know that to make these changes. Each change causes several problems because you have to change the database and ...
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How to define work breakdown structure (WBS) with alternative paths?

I'm a beginner with Project Management, but I am trying to apply my knowledge to one endeavour in my job. I have a deliverable that can be satisfied by two solutions: one more desirable and one less ...
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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 to build an excel based gantt chart that adjusts future activities with delay of previous activities

I am building a project management template (from the standard excel template) that tracks the status of activities as they progress. Some activities are dependent on previous ones so they can only ...
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Are there any tools for categorizing the project?

I mean like small, medium and larger project. I have seen in some places the following could be factors for determining the project: Scope Time/Schedule Cost/Budget Resources Are there any tools to ...
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Are account management skills important for project managers?

I enjoy project managing, but after doing a period of account management in parallel to it, I really disliked Account management. I did not enjoy dealing with customers, but I enjoyed working with my ...
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What “management by discomfort” is? [closed]

I've just read about management by discomfort that Elon Musk uses: The challenge is he is a machine and the rest of us aren't. So if you work for Elon, you have to accept the discomfort. But in ...
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Leading technical teams as an agile non technical project manager [closed]

I am currently project managing a software build, managing 2 developers, a QA engineer and UI/UX designers in the process. I am no longer hands on. Previously I was a former developer, but I did not ...
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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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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?