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Questions related to project team and/or a member(s) of the team involved in the project.

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Federal Grant - Time Tracking

Let's say I'm awarded a US federal grant for my project, of which I'm the PI on. How granularly does the US government need me to track time? Two subquestions to this: My preference is to use a ...
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Can a Product Owner be a developer in Scrum?

Can a Product Owner be a developer in Scrum? In theory, yes, but is it recommended by Scrum?
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How to scale Agile in IT Service company (not product based)

I work for a company which is trying to understand how to scale Agile. We are an IT Service company, we don't work on one product, we develop many IT projects at the same time for our customers and we ...
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Strength and weakness for Product Manager interview question [closed]

In job interviews for a project manager position, the interviewer often asks the applicant to reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses. What is the interviewer hoping to learn by asking this? How ...
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Federal grant proposal - labor vs consultant vs subcontractors

I'm applying for a US federal grant and their budget requirements require the following format of itemized costs. Note: I'm unsure if this question belongs on this Stack Overflow. If not, please ...
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What to do if team can't be made cross-functional?

I work in a small video game development studio, where the whole company is one team working on one product, and each person has a fixed broad function (e.g. programmer, artist, musician). We can't be ...
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What do a company do with new hired employees when a customer decides to close a project?

Let's suppose a software development company got a new client and is starting a project for this client. The company hired a new team of developers and testers. And then the client decides to close ...
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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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Critical Path, Forward and Backward Pass

I am a bit confused in the concept of critical path. Do we need to find both the Forward and backward pass in order to find the critical path or can it be found from only one i.e. either from Forward ...
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Macro Planning Road Map

I would like to have your opinion on an issue I am facing in project management. I would like to create a Roadmap 2020 for my team, a kind of macro planning. A concrete example, I have a list of ...
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PMO/Scrum Master visibility and contribution (upping the profile of the team)

I lead a small PMO team of 4 Project Managers/Scrum Masters. Given the nature of the business and the demands from senior management, we have adopted a hybrid approach to software development of Scrum ...
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How to get the team/end users to test features early in the test system?

We're a 20 ppl company in supply chain management and I'm leading the IT department with 2 ppl (+ outsourced development company). For new features, in my ideal, imaginative world, the users would ...
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How to estimate delivery date with unidentified tasks

Given a software project which is complete when all of its deliverables are delivered, in which each deliverable has sub-deliverables, in which each sub-deliverable has multiple tasks assigned to it ...
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Experience to qualify for PMP certification

I have not led a project of an industry, but I have an experience in Business Management whereby I have led a group of employees. Can I still enroll for PMP certification?
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Managing Large Teams in MS Project

I am using MS Project 2016. I have been looking at a way to assign tasks to teams rather than to individuals. This is because I am managing large teams, the compositions of which keep changing, ...
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Legally Advisable to Give Copy of Project Plan and Systems Design to Stakeholders? Software Copyright Laws [closed]

When working on a software project as an independent team of freelance developers, is it legally advisable or inadvisable to give a copy of the Project Plan and Systems Design documentation to the ...
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What is “SPOCK” exactly?

I cannot see the exact definition of the "SPOCK". Is it something like a "Subject-Matter-Expert"? So a person, who is the max/top consultant from the given technical subject?
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As a technical lead how to ensure that DB schema is perfect for the new project to start with?

Pardon me if this question seems kind of newbie question or not appropriate. But as a new Technical Lead i'm a bit confused about is my DB schema is perfect. Working with a small team of 3 to 4 ...
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Developer doesn't make deadline

Situation: Company is about 50 people. Total number of developers is about 15, split into three teams. Team 1 has five developers working hard building a new system. The deadline is yesterday, which ...
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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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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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What do you do if developer takes on a task that was intended for you and he can't finish it in time?

I'm currently working with a couple of students on an course project (2x8h per week). At the last sprint planning we have taken one main backlog story to implement, and I was expected to be the ...
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I have an mobile app as a product. Do I create 2 projects in JIRA for iOS and Android?

If yes, I want to make sure consistency is maintained in both the applications. Also, let me know if I can use labels or components. I also have a team which create web services for these projects ...
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Separation of multi-team project into several projects

When should a multi-team project be split to run as separate projects? Where lays the border, when something should be run as separate project? Case: 3 feature teams (DEVs+QAs) working on ...
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Scope creep and out of scope

What is the difference between scope creep and out of scope ? How is scope creep implemented during project without change request?
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How to solve a code challenge from a manager perspective

I work as a Software developer, but now I am moving to a manager role and I had the following exercise on a course I took to improve my management skills: To solve a code challenge from a manager ...
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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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Forming a composite scrum team with multiple vendors

One of our PMs on her project has a scrum team from Vendor A. She needed another developer. So she added one from another vendor. I like this idea because it keeps Vendor A honest. I'd like to do ...
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Sharing important information effectively in an small group

I'm working in a software project with about 25 students (divided in 4 groups). As right now we use Slack for chatting and sharing important decisions we make. Slack is an communication tool similar ...
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How can I manage team distractions like chit-chat?

I work with a team of developers who are talented but often distract each other with chit-chat. They can waste hours of the day with these 20-30 minute, non-project related jam sessions. Since I am PM ...
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Scrum approach to Graphic Design office

I've been recently asked to teach Scrum to a graphic design office. Why? Because they want to turn their services into quick deliverable products, and not lose focus on the current project they're ...
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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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What's the difference between a project lead and a team lead

I'm a developer and I'm working in a small IT firm. I want to know what are common differences between a project lead and a team lead. My background: in our company we have only lead programmers and ...
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Which KPI should I use to measure performance of software developer?

I would like to measure performance of my developers using KPI (Key Performance Indicators). Which KPI would best help me distinguish between good and "needs improvement" programmers?
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I need project management experience to get into a project management role but no one will hire me. Can anyone help? [closed]

Good Afternoon All, My name is Edriss and I have acquired my certificate in Project Management from UC Berkeley on July 2017. I have been looking around the web to find an entry level role in project ...
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What role should a technical architect play in Project Management?

I've recently been given the role of Technical Architect in my organization (I will also be project managing some projects and developing if the 10-12 senior developers are all too busy). I'm ...
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What are the tasks of a Quality Assurance track in a software procurement, implementation and upgrade project

An organization (bank) is procuring a software from a foreign company and at the same time they are also taking a major upgrade for another software (core banking system). A team has been formed as a ...
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Does Scrum makes sense for 12 members in a Development Team?

Our team is consist of 12 people who work on one product. While Scrum says team size should be 3-9 people. So, should we not use Scrum only because of team size? We probably can't split the team, ...
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How do you manage resources in an agile approach with PMI

In a case with limited people like 5, you need to go through an iterative process. If you weight, distribute and assign the stories to be developed in a way that everyone is orchestrated well and you ...
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How should technical writers fit within a Scrum team?

I think my company could benefit from adding a technical writer to the team; making sure our output is unified and of a high quality. For our current project we need to produce a range of documents, ...
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What are the reasons that silos emerge within large corporations?

The literature is full of suggestions to break down silos which build over time within large organizations. I was wondering why they form in the first place. Is there maybe a benefit or a ...
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How to improve the workflow in laboratory

I am a graduate student in a Computer Science Laboratory since a few years ago. For the past years I have designed and implemented a fairly cutting-edged complex piece of software along a team of ...
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How to be an honest and good project coordinator in a corrupt and dishonest work environment?

The project I am working on is given by the government organization to two private companies (A1 and A2) through a bidding process. The government is their client and the companies are vendors. I am ...
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Should project management and business analysis be seperate roles and teams?

We are doing a review or several teams and in certain cases the PM and BA roles are combined into one and in other cases they are seperated out into completely independent teams. I am looking at this ...
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Splitting profit into members [closed]

My colleagues (2 friends of mine (Financial & International Management students) and I (Full stack JEE Developer) developed a prototype of a project we want to pitch soon. Background Initially ...
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A person in a project team not willing to follow the rules - what to do?

You're a project manager and set some rules how you expect the project team to behave, e.g. you want summary of the daily work in your inbox at the end of the day from each of project team members. ...
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MS Project: How to set a Resource work by hour regardless of work days?

Please kindly help me find way to solve in MS Project. I have two Resources below: Employee_A = 4 hours per week only, but can work any day Employee_B = 12 hours per week only, but can work any day ...
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Risk management plan vs risk register

Should you be able to lay the two side by side and they will talk to each other item for item?
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Distribution of resources in a team with multiple projects

For about a year I had a team of three people (including myself) working on one project who is made essentially of two components, written in two different programming languages. Both of the software ...
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How do I split a 13 person team

I am a scrum master/agile coach and the team I have been assigned to is too big, 13 people! I have complete authority to change this however I want to formulate a good plan to do this. Can anyone ...