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Question on temporarily allowing a team lead to pause project management to go faster?

Background In our organization, our Scrum Masters are also engineers, and 30% to 50% of their time is organizing the team, backlog, tickets, etc. The last 3-4 weeks we allowed one of these Scrum ...
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How can I motivate the team to take more responsibility for user stories?

My team consists of 4 team members and me as the Product Owner, filling up the backlog and proposing the next stories to be done. We currently have no Scrum Master, and we use the Kanban method. I am ...
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How does a Scrum Team handle traditional BA responsibilities?

Linked Question This question was proposed by the participants of the discussion of the previous, more general question. Question The business analyst's work often implies a kind of waterfall-ish or ...
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Is a project manager responsible for completing a project on time?

Of course, a project manager should strive to complete a project on time, but is it correct to say that it is a project manager's professional responsibility? I mean that no matter how professional a ...
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Law regulations and solution architect

I'm starting in a new project as a solution architect and there are many laws regulating software for this particular field. These laws are related to security, privacy, scalability and more. So the ...
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Problem dealing with a resistant resource

Scenario: I am coordinating a Project and it's been 6 months since I am working with a team of 9 resources. I've build trust and coordination with all but facing below problems with one of the member:...
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Can two different roles be responsible for the same task in RACI matrix?

Can two different roles be responsible for the same task in the RACI matrix? If Yes, how do you ensure that there will be no conflict between those two roles when it comes to actual task delivery? ...
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In Scrum, who is responsible for not-meeting UNexpressed acceptance criteria?

Should the customers or Product Owner worry about making all the acceptance criteria known in advance? Or should the Development Team and Scrum Master worry about them? I'd suppose that it is the ...
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One of our executives wants to play programmer

Context: I work as a senior development staff at a medium-sized startup in the FinTech sector. Our tech team is running at full capacity and we don't have time to address some of the features that ...
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Requirement conflict b/w Product and Engineering team?

Product team is the team which owns the requirement. They write the Functional requirements. Based on which, the engineering team makes the low level design. But down the line during development, ...
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How to avoid dilution of responsibility?

I work in a small team (~5 people) and I am trying to encourage the team to adopt a more robust project management process. To date, our process has been rather 'ad hoc' and we have had failed ...
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What is the difference between a project manager and a principal agent in construction

What is the difference Between a project manager and a principal agent in construction. Is there a difference in the challenges experienced on construction projects (eg cost and time overruns) by a ...
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Whose responsibility is to add stories to JIRA (or other issue-tracking software)?

This might seem as odd question, but moving from business to business I'm still puzzled as to whose responsibility it is to add stories to JIRA (or other issue-tracking software), as well be ...
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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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is determining the true needs of the customer is the responsibility of project manager?

As all we know there is a significant difference between need and want. suppose our organization assigned you a project to develop a new product that will increase sale by 20%. My question is is it ...
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RACI Matrix - Accountability

Can a task under RACI matrix be accountable by 2 resources? E.g.: Both the Project Manager and the Development Team Head are accountable for the project quality.
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To what extent should a project manager take responsibility for the mistakes of a person assigned to the project?

A colleague of mine that I am managing is very error prone. Some of the errors he makes are quite simple. To give an example, I asked him to .zip a bunch of files, when unzipping the files later on I ...
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When does one develop a RASCI?

Generally I see a Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RASCI) being developed at the start of a project. However, in the current environment, a RASCI is only being developed as part of handover to the ...
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Scrum Master duties at steady state?

After a team is established and has been stable for a while, what sorts of day-to-day routine work should the scrum master be doing?
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Who pays when actuals exceed pessimistic estimates?

Scenario: A Developer estimates between 70 to 100 hours for a task. Due to the urgency of the task and the developer's unavailability, a far less experienced developer is assigned to the project. The ...
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What are the responsibilities in a Scrum of Scrums?

In an Agile environment, where there are multiple Scrum teams, I'm told that each team can nominate an "ambassador" to represent them in the "Scrum of Scrums" stand-up. What happens when there is ...
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Delegation Poker with more than two interested parties

Delegation Poker is a Management 3.0 workout practice that differentiates delegation on seven levels. This works fine for two interested parties: the manager and the team. But how can it be made to ...
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How does one bridge the gap in producing deliverables between operations and projects?

As with most reasonable sized organizations, the current organization has an operational team and a project team which drive varying degree of initiatives. Unlike any other organization i have ...
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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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Splitting PM responsibility between technical lead and non-technical PM on an agile project?

In practical terms, how do you suggest that a technical lead (me) work with a non-technical PM who is responsible for multiple projects? How should dependencies between stories, and external ...
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How much code documentation should an effective Scrum Team produce?

As part of the audit and compliance for my company (PLC), any Agile Projects are treated as a normal Waterfall Projects for review purposes although run according to Scrum best practice. We don't ...
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Awarding responsibilities in a small, but multi-leveled company

Today, we stumbled upon an abstract problem due to the lack of experience. Five of us are starting a company, everything is carefully planned and organised, but... When we tried to split ...
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Role of a technical project manager?

I have a project that's close to failing as the main developer has now left the company. To help get a sense of where the project is at, I created a thorough review of the project's WBS and the tasks ...
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My boss says a Senior PM should show more commitment

As a PM I am working with a team and I almost always define our times, however, sometimes my boss stipulates a deadline to the presentation, and even when I discuss it with him he explains the project ...
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Release Team vs PM

In terms of releasing the code and separation of responsibilities, should it be the project manager or the release teams that inform the business of the releases? I believe it should be the release ...
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Difference in responsibilities between lead developer and project manager for support workload

Full disclosure: I am working as a lead developer for a team of around 6 developers, not as a project manager. But this seemed like a good place to ask. Background: Recently the team is covering more ...
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Who is responsible for the proper license handling in a software project?

I recently participated in a discussion where we wanted to find out what kinds of open-source software we can use in our production system. The corporate guidance is not clear, and the project members ...
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How do I manage requests to work on tasks outside of my job? [closed]

I am but 1 month in my new company. My position is Web Content Provider, so it would be managing web content, creating contents for the website, publishing, SEO and stuff. Then came a point that I had ...
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Who is responsible for passing a task when going for vacation?

Recently, I had a following problem on my team: One team member was going for vacation and he had two critical tasks assigned. He wasn't able to finish them before leaving. So we had a discussion ...
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