Questions tagged [project-team]

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

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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 to project manage Multiple Product lines, Crossed linked projects 75 developers, 7-8 product managers in an agile manager

We are a medium sized product org with 700 people out of which about 100 are in tech, 75 developers (leads and arch included), 15-18 QA folks, 7-8 tech product managers. We have some 70 line items in ...
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How should teammates discuss program design? [closed]

I'm trying to understand: how teammates of a software-development team exchange their ideas about how a program's component (any part) should be designed when requirements of a project changes and ...
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What makes an effective email status report? Why?

In project management, what criteria makes an effective email status report, and how often should a status report be sent to be useful?
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How to create an organised association that is project oriented?

A group of youngsters (age average of 20 years) would like to establish an organisation that makes projects into reality. The question would be: What kind of structure would be the best to manage this ...
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How to suggest project improvements in a rigid / narrow-minded environment?

Briefing: I'm a new employee at a small company that has a lot of talent but seems to have gotten by with ad-hoc processes simply because they've had mostly small projects and repeat customers who ...
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How to identify leader in a transformation project and are business analysts needed in a scrum environment?

The company I'm currently working wants to deploy a workflow tool for its factories. Issues are three-fold: We don't have any business analysts who have the skills to create the business processes ...
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How to encourage team members to contribute to an open, yet respectful, team environment?

recently, I asked how to deal with PMs weaknesses from a team members point of view: Is it the team members responsibility to correct PMs weaknesses? (or at least in his own interest) I sense a wide ...
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Is it good to ask for a meetting from a team lead?

I am new to project management and I don't know much about how to act in certain situations. If I was expecting my team lead to call a meeting but he/she did not call and one day has already been ...
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How to measure a team member's performance?

I am writing a report which requires the analysis of performance of each individual team member in my team. This is for a software development project developed using the Unified Process (UP). I was ...
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How can I measure the performance of individuals within Scrum?

I know it should not be done, but I'm tasked by my company to measure the performance of each person on the Scrum team. What would be a "not so bad" way of doing it? P.S. I cannot let the team decide ...
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How to efficiently manage a Scrum team when one member is much less productive?

Currently we have a team of 2 developers in a Scrum team, one is quick, the other is slow. When the slow developer falls behind in his sprint, the quick developer does some of the remaining work. The ...
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Moving from project teams to static teams - advice?

I work on a team of 15 devs, 5 product managers (POs), 4 testers and 2 designers. We currently use what I'd call a project-based model. As projects materialize, we spin up project teams to tackle ...
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TFS Work Item Customization for Deliverable Tracking

I am looking for a bit of guidance on the best practices for using TFS as a work management system in a time-bound implementation project. Let us assume we begin with the Scrum workflow and our ...
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Why is Closing Process Group of Project HR management empty?

I am a newbie to Project Management. While going through a course for basic understanding of Project Management, I got stuck with the Closing Process Group of Project HR Management Knowledge Area. ...
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Are Project Managers redundant in a digital agency?

I have worked as a freelancer and have experienced this problem several times in various places. Scenario: In a digital agency, there is a coding development team with a coding development lead. The ...
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Stories for new team members?

How are new team members in a Scrum team most appropriately handled? If they can't directly work on customer driven stories, how are they involved in Scrum's story-centric process? Are they assigned ...
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Source code email notifications benefits to your team?

I've recently suggested to my team that we should try SVN source code email notifications on commit. I thought it would help the team to feel more connected, informed, etc. However, majority of ...
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How to improve communication problem facing in corporate culture

I am experiencing difficulties in conveying my message when debating topics (mostly office-related issues) due to interruption by others. My nature is such that I carefully listen when others talk and ...
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How to convince my boss to let go an ineffective programmer

I was hired as a project manager / senior programmer to manage an internal group of programmers in a company. I'm responsible for coordinating 12 programmers. My boss has no programming background, ...
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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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How do you handle scheduling with developers who always come up with new cases in specifications?

We are a small mobile development team (6 developers, 3 QA, 1 team leader). We're a little new to agile, and are just learning the ropes/making mistakes as we go. The whole team reports to a project ...
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What are the effects of rotating of professionals among different projects during software development?

Currently, I am performing a research focused on the effects of rotation in software development. So, I'm interested in understand how developers, software engineers, testers, that is, all ...
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Optimizing the phase model of CMS-project [closed]

We are working since couple of years with an CMS. Until now our working model was divided in the following phases: Preparation Online Meetings Soft Kick off-online Scoping ...
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Sales team keep on setting aggressive deadlines

So I had a quick meeting today, my Boss who is leading the sales team has given me one sprint to deliver a shopping list of work for a end client. I have told him that a week is not enough time to ...
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Who is the sponsor?

I am looking for a good book on project organisation: I was told that the project consists of (a) a project team, with a project manager, an IT coordinator and a business coordinator and (b) A ...
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Is it better to revitalise or restart a project that has been modified?

A classic scenario: Revamp a website with a new color scheme and a left navigation bar. After the team has started working on it for a while, upper management decides to go with a completely ...
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Can client member be the part of team members at task board? how do we manage client entity in scrum?

I want to manage client member of particular company, but don't know that do we keep team member and client member both entity separate OR both entity as a member list in common?
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How to allocate resources across projects with equal priority

Real Situation: you are the project manager for a small company, you have one senior developer and one junior developer. You have a big client (accounting for about 50% of company sales) breathing ...
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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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Project steps from start to finish [closed]

How could I have answered the following interview question? Please piece together the high level steps of a project - from start to finish, but haven't found anything concrete. Here's how I ...
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How can we effectively manage a master project schedule alongside Asana?

Background My team uses Asana for all of our project communications and task management. We're very agile and lean focused and therefore our project plans are changing all the time. We love the ...
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How can I effectively split a team into smaller teams?

There's a lot research on team sizes and communication in social groups, but is there any research on how to grow and build multiple teams working on one large product? Assuming that the "perfect" ...
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Does this workload seem right?

I'm a project director at a custom lighting company. There are 2 project managers and 2 project coordinators under me. I alone manage 15 clients equaling 2.5 million in earnings in 6 months. I manage ...
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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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In JIRA, how can we have separate boards/views for the PO and the team in the same sprint?

We don't want the stories to show up in our team's board because they don't work on the stories but rather on the tasks. At the same time our POs (We have a main PO and his delegate) don't want to see ...
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Feature Teams - Project with multiple teams

We are starting a new project that spans multiple teams (squads). I don't really know how to handle this situation. Do you create a new team for this project ? Do you split user stories on both ...
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How to deal with project managers who like to overload you with work?

I have a project manager who always thinks we are able to handle more workload. How to handle this kind of project manager? He also always ask us what are we doing and despite we telling him the ...
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How to increase the project team engagement?

I wonder how you seek to increase engagement in project teams. I'm with the challenge of finding ways, methodologies and principles that open up characteristics as pro-activity, leadership and ...
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Transitioning into an Agile Project

We will be working on an exciting new project that slightly blurs the line of PM and Consultancy. This organization is eager to introduce agile for supporting their existing applications, but they ...
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How to properly rotate developer roles?

Several back-end developers and front-end developers want to become full stacks by taking other tasks other than their specialties. For example, back-end developer wants to take some front-end tasks. ...
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IT Consultant engagement in a project [closed]

I have been asked as an IT consultant to help an insurance company to upgrade their legacy Information management system to more reliable and user friendly one which has to last for the next 7 years. ...
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How to start a charity project making use of college students as cram school teachers for orphans in lower levels of education?

I want to start a charity project that makes use of the human capital we have here in Morocco. The targeted population of the project is orphans of the same city and i'm having thoughts about making ...
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What's the ideal ratio of roles on an agile team?

I work in a large company that is in the process of transitioning to Agile. I suspect our ratios for the various roles are way off, especially for the technical writers. What is the ideal head-count ...
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PM for team of 30-50 people

I was always wondering how people can manage 30-50 people projects. Working for software company, you can have 1-2 small projects, 7-8 people each. This can be managed using Agile. Now what if the ...
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Emotional Intelligence vs Conflict Resolution

I'm new to this stack section. I have 2 questions which might be too broad, which in case it can be modified by any of you. My questions are, 1) How does emotional intelligence of project managers ...
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How does a Business Analyst fit in with a Product Manager?

We have employed two Business analysts and I'm not sure how they relate to my role as a PM. Does anyone know how their role should relate to me as the manager of the project as a whole?
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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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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 to handle access to resources on a Scrum team which was previously a hierarchical team?

From what I've read and learned about scrum from my recent reading, as well as years reading the great questions and answers on this site, a scrum team is a team of equals, where there's no hierarchy, ...