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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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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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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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How to start developing project management tool? [closed]

I have been nominated for developing a project management tool for my organization where all project related information, check list and related information to be stored (as of now, no concrete ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Project Management in bad times - demoralized people and loss of power

I'm a Software Project Manager currently facing a hard situation: our company is having some hard times (mainly due to financial things) and lately people are generally pessimistic, apathic and/or ...
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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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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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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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What are the key Agile points to be considered in a small startup company, with a team of 5-6 people

My question is specific to Project Management, Agile practices, and Architecture. This might be helpful to many of us working in a startup company atmosphere. My question is - What are the key ...
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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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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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Using Trello to manage workload across multiple projects

I love using Trello and I've found it an invaluable tool in the past on a range of projects, but I keep coming up against the same problem. I have X projects on at a time with 3 people working on ...
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How useful can a Project Manager be?

I'm looking for some honest feedback. I'm leaving my current position in a few days for a bigger company, better pay, better hours, etc. One of the main reasons I'm leaving though is the management ...
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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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Help needed for creating project network diagram from WBS [closed]

New Facility Center: Work Breakdown Structure Here below is the wbs... need to create network table and diagram from it.. Did I required to select major dependencies only for network table and ...
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Scenarios were missed in analysis and testing phases, which resulted in production issues, is this a project management failure?

In one of the projects, we missed analyzing a few things and missed testing a few scenarios. We had separate SA, tech lead, and testing teams. These resulted in production issues. Although I ...
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Ideas how to convince old-school tree project management users to agile project management?

I have a bit of an issue in my current company. We are implementing Atlassian JIRA as our project management tool for both business problems and software development and while the software development ...
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Should a Project Manager be Directive or Supportive?

For me, being directive is saying "do the things that I have told you to do" and supportive is "do what is best for the company, and if you have problem I will support you." To be an effective project ...
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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 handle a complex project without Tech Lead or Project Manager?

I am working on a complex project in Android alone. There is no tech lead or any project manager to guide me about the project development. I have to interact with the client and do the work according ...
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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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What skills do I need to beat my competitor to be a good project manager for my team?

I've learnt project management and I got a project by my lecturer requesting me to form a team. And yes, I have a team now. I just want to be the project manager so badly! My performance has been ...
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Shall I use my project management style when I'm substituting for my colleague, while he is away?

It is vacation period again, and I was asked to help out with a project while my colleague was on vacation. I don't know too much about the project - unfortunately we aren't that transparent -, but I ...