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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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What to do with developers who don't follow requirements?

I am the PM of a 4 person team that is on agile. There is one developer (let's call him Tom) who always doesn't follow requirements and likes to argue that he is right. What has been happening ...
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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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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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What are the clusters in a project?

I am very new in project management. My question is: what are the clusters in a project? How do I identify them? By watching this link (tutorial), I see that they look like deadline scheduling? But I ...
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Difference between Scrum Master and Agile Delivery Manager

What is the difference between a Scrum Master and Agile Delivery Manager and how can I bridge the gaps. Perhaps you could recommend books, courses or podcasts.
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How to arrive at a project plan for migrating a legacy web application to ReactJS based application

I need to come-up with a project plan for migrating a legacy web application to a ReactJS based application. The legacy web application is written in Vanilla JS, HTML, CSS and there are approximately ...
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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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Name of the Project lifecycle without full lifecycle

In our company, we have projects following from Customer Requirement with meeting up to Product delivery with training and documents as the full life cycle. But for some projects, we are doing 'Task-...
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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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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 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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How to handle large backlog

Recently I am asked to inspect the Kanban system our company is following and I am having some difficulties to fix it. I am working in a startup company and in software department there are 5 ...
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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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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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Jira Issues “Not for customer” . How does Jira deal with them in evaluations (time and effort)?

We have certain issues in Jira that are marked "not for customer". How does Jira deal with them in evaluations (time and effort)?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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What are the benefits of queuing tasks as opposed to assigning them?

When something needs to be done, be it a new task or getting help with an existing one, a knee-jerk reaction I've often seen in the wild is finding a person to do it. Here are some random examples of ...
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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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Does SDLC process can be applied to Kanban columns?

I was a bit confused to determine column on the Kanban. Whether can be determined freely or are there separate rules? can we convert SDLC process to Kanban columns like Waterfall's (Planning, Defining,...
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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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How to make Agile and Waterfall work together [closed]

Before I start, I just want to point out that this is a hypothetical question that I was recently asked in an interview. I'd like to be able to answer it with conviction if it ever comes up again. Any ...
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As a Scrum Master, how to handle management expectations on delivering story points?

Problem - I've been appointed as a Scrum Master to a new team and senior management (CTO) expectation is that our team should deliver more than the SP capacity we can currently realistically deliver. ...
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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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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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What decision should I take regarding a team of front-end developers which delivers unstable releases

I own a front-end development team who's task is to develop a single page web application based on Angular technology stack. Product is currently in beta stage and never been public, only client ...
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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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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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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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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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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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In Scrum, is a Scrum Master position higher than a Product Owner?

In Scrum, is a Scrum Master position higher than a Product Owner, in terms of organizational hierarchy? At work, traditional organizational charts are a must; how are Scrum Masters and Product Owners ...
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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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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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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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Development solution rushed prior to agreement on requirements - is this a healthy project management?

I've been working for 4 years in IT field (as Developer and QA Lead) and I've just joined this company on Sept 2018 as System Analyst. Here are some background of the company and the project we are ...
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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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What is the origin of the term “Product Owner” in Scrum?

Or phrased differently: Why is the role called Product Owner? I spent some hours researching the term's etymology, but I haven't been particularly successful, which is why this question came to be. ...
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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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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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Earning Respect of Team Members When I Know Very Little About the Topic?

I've recently been assigned project manager of a project which requires moderate-high degree of technical skills in machine learning that are above my level. Originally a programmer, I have previously ...
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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-...