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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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Project scope increases rapidly and affects team

I belong to a developer team in a senior position. I am not on the project management side. I am facing a frequent issue. Let's say our project's start date is 01-01-2018. The deadline of the project ...
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Does an organisation have to satisfy all key process areas to achieve a maturity level in CMMI?

I have been learning about CMMI and one thing that I'd like to know, say for example an organisation satisfies some key process areas such as Requirements management, software quality assurance. What ...
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Original vs Revised dates status tracking

I run a program management office, reporting to a client on status of multiple projects on a one-page report card. I need to be able to capture and maintain when a milestone slips, including the ...
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How can I make availability of team members visible to everyone?

I'm working on a team that's distributed across several locations, time zones, and managers. Quite often, some team member needs to know if or or more other team members are generally available, or on ...
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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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Applying management to project in continuesly development

Company background: We are a company that consists of five developers, a sales department an HR and a communication department. (this question will only focus on the development department). We have ...
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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 can I measure the performance of different teams in different departments?

I was hired by a start-up company as a manager to run their operations and their offshore office. There are different teams under me including internet marketing, accounting, IT, etc. My background is ...
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How to structure standup for a large team?

We have a team of around 25 people and all are divided into sub-streams based on their technical domains. How should I structure the stand-up meeting so that everyone knows what other stream members ...
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Kanban / Agile Goes Haywire

I've been practicing Agile and leading a new team for a while in a new organization. Everything works perfectly fine. Task got pulled by the team. Process that is set by the team has been followed by ...
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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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Communicating change impact to clients

I am working with a technical client ( means he himself developed that website from some other developer by his instructions and code is now code is completely messed up ) and he has mentioned in the ...
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How to handle projects with historic data

I work for a company that sells an out-of-the-box software, but I recently remarked that our projects are becoming hell, because of our commercial staff that accept the requests from some clients to ...
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Resources Management - I can't manage some people

Recently I've been promoted to a senior position where the responsibility include managing a project. To help me with the overall project, the company provided me 2 persons (resources) that are also ...
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Does SAFe yields better long term results than traditional Agile

While SAFe is picking up a lot of attention and as I understand seems to yields better long term results (velocity and overall product quality) than traditional Agile, I'm curious about its possible ...
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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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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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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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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's the relationship between SLDC and methodologies like XP, RAD, Scrum, etc.?

I'm confusing with the System Development Life Cycle Methodology with other Methodologies like Extreme Programming, Rapid Application Development, Rational United Process, Waterfall, V-Shaped, Spiral, ...
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How to apply project management skills for a bulky project?

Suppose I was working on a 3 months web development project, alone. And I had to start developing everything from scratch. I had to perform each and every activity that a software development life ...
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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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Kanban for web agency

We use Kanban since a couple of months and have some difficulties to implent it 100%. Nowadays, we use it more as a todo list than a real Project Management System. You will find below some of my ...
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importance of long list of risks

Can anybody explain the importance of having long list of risks in managing the project? i know we should cover maximum of all possible one but what really significant importance to have a long list ...
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Difference between project-oriented deliverable and product oriented deliverable

Can someone please help me with the difference between Product-oriented Deliverablesand Project Oriented-Deliverable in Software Project Management. I found it all-over but didn't find any suitable ...
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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 Managing Upwards [closed]

Does anyone have any suggestions for managing upwards. Books, articles, blogs or papers? I have been told in a couple of performance reviews that I need to learn to manage upwards (in respect to ...
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How would we manage a project that involves replacing Cobol with Java?

We are working on replacing 5 million lines of cobol with Java. Apparently this cannot be done without significant cost. We have estimated it will cost 70000 man hour days to convert it all to ...
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Project Sign-off / UAT completion takes very long

In most of my projects, execution and testing goes pretty much in line, but as soon as client starts testing, we get delays in project and it gets delayed by almost 40% of entire project schedule. The ...
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High Level Budget for Project Charter

How much detail should go into putting together a high level budget for a project charter? For example, should I blindly accept the Suggested Budget for the Project before I even breakdown the tasks ...
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SCRUM and Nexus Frameworks - 1 Team with multiple projects

I work essentially for 3 companies. A development team consisting of members from the 3 different companies will be formed to build 1 related product (w/ several versions). The complex part is that, ...
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Effective Manager drills [closed]

I am a tech lead, who had recently transitioned to becoming a people manager. It was something I wanted to try out, though I wasnt quite sure what it meant. After 6 months at it, I am still not ...
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Why can't the Crash Time be greater or equal to Normal Time?

Scenario Activity | Normal Cost | Normal Time | Crash Cost | Crash Time | Weekly Crash Cost A 5,000 4 5,000 4 0 B 8,000 4 ...
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What role does corporate governance play with the practice of a Project Management Office?

Corporate governance is defined as mechanisms, processes and relations by which corporations are controlled and directed by Wikipedia. What role does it play when starting a Project Management ...
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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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Sprint backlog before going further with project

I've an ongoing project with very tight deadline. I'm allowed to extend project deadline, if required. I've implemented Scrum (sprints). Issue is - I've some backlog since one weeks, that I couldn't ...
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Product launch failure [closed]

Background I'm currently working on a product (external facing) and we are on the verge of launch of the product. I want to gear myself up with facing the worst situations since this is the first ...
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What is requirement gathering method in project management?

Is the requirement gathering method in projects called when a group tries to find a solution for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its members?
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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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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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Tasks of a PM in a Software project?

Can someone try to explain me the tasks of a PM in a software project? Especially during the stages of development, test and release. Can't figure out what benefit they bring to the team during ...
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Project Management and People Management

I working for a high profile C-team member. He has a few success stories and big brands to his name. I have a lot of respect for this person. This person has recently come in and taken line management ...
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Should activities before kick-off meeting be represented in a Schedule Plan

I wonder if activities like contract and agreement reviews, meetings to discuss preliminary information, SOW review, and contract approved (as deliverable and milestone) should be included in a gantt ...
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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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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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What are the benefits of hiring a ScrumMaster?

Background: We are trying to adopt Scrum in my current development team. One of the action items is to hire a ScrumMaster to help us in the Scrum implementation. But there are some articles suggesting ...
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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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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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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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Does agile really promote a better work environment?

Currently working in an agile role (Scrum Master), where the core values of agile is Trust, respect, commitment and courage. However, I am increasingly finding professionally that I am meeting fellow ...