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How to manage a multidisciplinary project/company?

For example... someone who is a computer engineer and his expertise is machine vision or voice recognition or totally machine learning (ML) fields. But we know a robot has electrical parts and ...
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In resource allocation, how do you call the group of people that will be hired in the future?

In other words, in my "MS Project-like tool", I have teams with the people that I've already hired, and unassigned people mark as in the "bench" team. I'm looking for a placeholder team name to put ...
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Characteristics of a real project manager [closed]

Currently working on my PMP certification, I was wondering what must be the right characteristics that will define a real project manager, i will define this characteristics: Leadership, command ...
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Should RACI matrix contain “Work estimation” activity?

A manager in our company (not really familiar with RACI) insists on having task "Work estimation" in the RACI. I am not really sure but IMHO it does not belong here as it is included in the activities....
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Bug Reporting and Revenue Impacting Bugs

I'm new to project management and trying to get a grasp on it. My latest challenge is bug reporting. I created a bug reporting form that contains standard questions: Summary Steps to Reproduce ...
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What kind of a dependency that between these customer and project manager?

In the middle of the activity sequencing process, project manager has identified that the execution activity cannot be started until the hardware required to do the testing is available (this hardware ...
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Are consultants paid for abandoning project?

I'm a PhD student and I'm new to Management StackExchange. I'm researching on the kind of contracts that are designed for consultants, and I had a few generic questions about them. Since there is a ...
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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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Is there any good method for managing a team by means of 2 managers?

We have a software development team of 10 members. There are tow persons we want them to manage the team and projects cooperatively, since they have complementary skills and working times. I searched ...
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Transitioning into Project Management from Network engineer [closed]

I work as a Senior Network engineer in Telecomm industry in Sydney for 5 years. I am been involved with few of the projects but not into the role of a PM or PC. How can I get started into Project ...
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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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How to inspire team member to do project task effectively while they are busy with their daily task?

I'm working on a new project that currently has only me to lead it, so I often have to ask for help from some members from other department units. I already set a timeline and scheduled a task for ...
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EOT and LOT vs EET and LET

Are the Earliest Occurrence time and Latest occurrence time same as the Earliest Event time and Latest event time or are they different? If they are different can you please explain to me what are EOT ...
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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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Modelling a virtual team who is part of different products

I am managing a team which is delivering product A. There are other teams who are respectively delivering product B and C, managed by different managers. Each team has a mix of technology skills - ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Identify risks from 100 case studies [closed]

I want to identify risks from 100 case studies of past construction projects. What the most relevant documents that I need to consider that would save my time. Thank you in advance, Mustafa
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Newbie Project Coordinator

I'm currently a Business Analyst who's shifting to a new company as a Project Coordinator. I have done quite a bit of coordination as a Business Analyst in my current company. What is the initial ...
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how to create branch based project timelines

I am creating a forecast of a project timeline. In this I envision several swim lanes that will converge and fork as needed. sort of like product version controls. Is there an easy way to generate ...
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Is “rolling-wave planning” catered for in PRINCE2?

I am struggling to bridge my PMBOK knowledge with a colleague that follows PRINCE2. I wonder if someone could help me understand whether PRINCE2 has the concept of "rolling-wave planning". From:...
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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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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 do you cost for an agile ux project?

Hi I work for a small digital agency where we do a lot of ux work and therefore a lot of planning and research. The culture and approach to development projects we have moved to in recent years makes ...
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What is the difference between Business/Management Consultant and Project Manager?

I met a business/management consultant 2 months ago working in one of the top business consulting firms. He explained to us that he, as a Business Consultant, can successfully manage projects more ...
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Dealing with inherited development team

Imagine you inherited a large team of developers and found out that interviewing in the past had certain slacks and some members of the team lack certain skills. It is certainly wrong idea to re-...
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Your team member fails to meet the deadline for the coding and testing of a component. What do you do?

You are the manager of a software development project. One of the team members fails to meet the deadline for the coding and testing of a component. What do you do?
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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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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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Fibonacci scale project estimates: how is it not vulnerable to misunderstanding by management?

The Fibonacci sequence is to assist developers with project estimates. The concern is that we consistently see management use the points derived from Fibonacci sequence estimates to determine project ...
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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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Oversee and monitor several scrum projects

I have to oversight several different scrum project. Which measurements for the health of a project do you regularly look at? I appreciate your replies!
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Which study guide is recommended for CAPM Certification? [closed]

I would like to know which study guide is recommended e.g 4th edition or 5th edition of the PMBOK GUIDE to prepare for my CAPM Certification?
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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 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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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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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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Planning solo projects when you are the client

I work on my own doing Rails development. I'm interested to know how others plan their projects when there is no client involved. When building a site that you've thought up yourself, how do you ...
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What kind of peripheral information do you put on a Kanban board?

We are currently in my team in the process of applying Kanban to our project. It's currently a very iterative process which is not (yet) meeting the expected success. However, we noted that the big ...
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What is Value Assurance all about?

I have seen positions such as Value Assurance manager. How it differs from Project Assurance manager or even Project Manager?
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Multiple people working on the same new open source project and chaos [closed]

How to take advantage of multiple people working on a single android app when it comes to tasks and task delegation? It seems like a lot of times it is a matter of sewing multiple pieces of code done ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...