Questions tagged [roles]

This tag is for questions about what is part of a role on a project, for example what the a planner does, what a lead does, etc. This tag can also be applied to questions about methodologies, such as Scrum, where the question involves individual roles in that methodology. In that case, also tag with the specific methodology.

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How can I resolve conflict with a seasoned developer?

I am quite new to project management, with less than two years of experience. I am assigned to the a project. A seasoned developer is challenging my authority and expertise this way: I've been ...
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Who is the correct party to set up and run a steering committee?

We have a product team and two distribution channel teams who are decision makers in driving a growth strategy forward. Distribution Team 2 is the ultimate owner of the success of this strategy. The ...
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Are stakeholder and users separate roles on a project in Scrum or they are covered by Product owner?

I have recently encountered a presentation about scrum where stakeholders and users were visualized as equal roles like Development Team, Scrum Master and Product Owner. Is this valid in terms of ...
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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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Should the Product Owner dictate what info the UI needs to display?

I hope someone can help me understand one part of the role of the Product Owner (PO). In my company, we have a PO that is responsible for the Product Backlogs of all our products. I work as a UX ...
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What is the difference between the project manager and business analyst role?

I am bit confused between the role of project manager and business analyst. What is the basic difference between the two?
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Why does PRINCE2 specify that the project manager and executive roles cannot be combined?

My PRINCE2 training manual says that the Project Manager and Executive role cannot be combined. These roles are also non-optional, and so presumably create a minimum team size of 2 for any PRINCE2 ...
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Is there a standard job title for someone who does project admin without making important decisions?

I'm working as a technical PM on a software project. The decision making and technical demands are such that day-to-day tasks (such as communicating properly with the customer) are suffering. We want ...
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Which role is the equivalent to the Product Owner in DSDM AgilePM?

Which role is the equivalent to the Product Owner in DSDM's Agile Project Management? Would the Business Ambassador play a similar role?
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What are the differences between a project assistant, manager, and secretary?

Is there a difference and if ‘yes’ does there exist a definition of their scopes? I was asking aunt Google but got the impression from job descriptions that the scope or responsibilities overlap ...
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Project Manager cancel or move daily stand-up without notice if he has conflicting meetings

I've done my homework and searched on the website, and I could find a similar question: Should we cancel the Daily Stand-Up if we have another meeting during the day? but my case is different: my ...
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Is Scrum Master a “management” position?

I am studying the Scrum framework and I am trying to be ready for the Scrum Master certification. I think that I understand the role of the Scrum Master but there is a question that seems to pop up ...
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Should I assign Belbin roles explicitly?

Recently I've got familiar with the Belbin Roles concept. It seemed to be weird that I should let people be aware of their roles, or even about my expectations, because the Belbin roles are rather ...
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What Jira role is required so as to have access to Jira import

I am a novice Jira user, part of a pilot project where none of us have notable experience. We are using hosted Jira. The site administrator has made me administrator of a couple of projects. Now I'd ...
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ITIL for marketing projects

Is there a tailoring of ITIL for marketing projects: web, crm and mobile? Something a marketing expert can understand who supervises the realisation of such a project by a subcontractor.
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Can running my own business be counted towards PMI experience requirements?

I started a retail business from scratch. I imported ready-made garments. I was the CEO for three years, managed everything, and worked in my stores full time. I had employees as well. The ...
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In an scaled Scrum with multiple teams, who should be responsible for writing automated system tests?

We have three teams contributing to the same product. Currently our automated system tests are being written by two QA people that see what has been finished in the reviews and then write appropriate ...
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How should a Scrum Master handle a Product Owner who micromanages the team?

Currently working with the Product Owner/CEO in a Scrum role. My management style is starting to clash with the PO. His style of management is the following: working long hours and taking work home ...
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Can one person be both Scrum Master and Architect at the same time?

Is it OK if the Scrum Master and Architect is one person? I clearly understand why it's bad idea to combine Scrum Master and Product Owner roles: conflicts of interest, SM cares about development, PO ...
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Mixing organizational and Scrum roles

Within a quite young and fresh Startup, I'm currently holding the role of a Scrum Master, as well as a developer. My tasks are split up 50/50 between those roles. The 1.5 years before that, I was ...
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What should the job title be of the person who runs a Project Management Office? [closed]

What would be a good job title of the person who is typically tasked to run and manage a PMO?
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What would a better industry standard title be than “Team Captain” and “Team Leader”?

I recently took a position as a Team Captain. I report to my Team Leader who then reports out of department to an operations manager who manages multiple departments with hundreds of people. I handle ...
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Should there be junior and senior developers in a Scrum team, or should everyone be a developer?

I have worked in an organization where we implemented Scrum, but we dropped the roles "junior" and "senior." Senior developers still regarded themselves as seniors (with all the attitude that comes ...
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Can a developer become a Scrum Master?

Can a developer become Scrum Master after taking Professional Scrum Master certification? I am a developer and lead with 9 years of experience. I am interested to shift my career to the Scrum Master ...
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Team member frequently disregards “small” requests

I am the PM for a smallish-medium software development team at a large IT services company. One of the developers is knowledgeable and generally a nice guy, but has a tendency to ignore "small" ...
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Can a Business Coordinator become a project manager

I am working as a Business Coordinator in an IT company. I have completed Bachelors of Technology in Information Technology. Is there a chance for me to become a Project Manager? If yes, then what ...
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Can Product Owner + Scrum Master (Team/Kanban Lead) provide combined leadership for a team?

Is the combination of the Product Owner and Scrum Master (or Kanban Lead) a better combination for leadership on a team? I am leaning toward POs being part of the leadership as well as the Scrum ...
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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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What are the tasks that project manager should NOT do, but delegate instead? [closed]

If you work in a startup environment (less than 20 people), you will see yourself working not only on project manager's tasks, but also on business analyst's, sale's, etc... Gradually, your company ...
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What are developers expected to do during testing in the latter half of each Sprint?

When you are using the Scrum framework, a Sprint cycle involves development and QA. At the end of the Sprint the tasks worked upon and tested are showcased and released. Typically, for a team of 3 to ...
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How to prevent well intended project managers from getting too involved in the details?

When working on projects, there are often Project Managers who have transitioned from technical roles. For better or worse, these project managers often take the lead in defining the technical ...
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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 do the following QA, Business Analyst, Developer and lead or architect fit in scrum

How do the following QA, Business Analyst, Developer and lead or architect fit in a scrum.
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How to transition from programmer to project manager?

I'm a programmer at a small company who's used to receiving projects by someone saying in a meeting: "make an e-commerce website," and then I'll just take it upon myself to do it. The only ...
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What are differences between Project Manager, Project Expeditor and Project Coordinator?

What are differences between these positions in matrix organization structure? There is no "Project Expeditor" in this question and it is not related with matrix organization structure.
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How to get a dev team to use TDD and CI?

I'm a software development program manager who has experienced many of the benefits of test-driven development and continuous integration. But some of the dev teams I work with don't follow these ...
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In agile projects, who is assigned to do the testing?

When you have a small company with some programmers, designers and a project manager, who is responsible for the testing? Does everybody have to write tests, or is it always the same person?
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How can I handle disengaged and unmotivated employees on my Scrum team?

As a Scrum Master, what actions or steps do I need to take when team members are not engaged or motivated, especially when the team members realize they don't have to report to me and that I don't do ...
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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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Where does a project manager fit in a business unit's organization chart?

Given that a unit has a Director and a Manager, whom does the Project Manager of that unit ordinarily report to, the Director or the Manager? It seems that if the Project Manager reports to the ...
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Is it correct to define oneself as Project Manager even without dealing with all Project Constraints?

I've been wondering about this question for a while. I'm aware that Job Titles are not completely meaningful (specially, in the financial sector) but still, calling one as 'Project Manager' should ...
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What's the Title for the Person Who Runs a PMO Office?

I've been in several organizations that have a PMO - Project Management Office. But I've never gotten a clear take on what the person who runs it should really be called. I've sometimes heard him/...
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argumentative team members

I am now the team lead of a known argumentative team. I was chosen by them, and upper management approved. I thought that because I was chosen by most of them, I would at least be someone they ...
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What should be the role of Project Scientist in the team? [closed]

I have joined one research institute as Project Scientist, but there is no clarification of the job profile here. What should be the role of Project Scientist in the team? As we work on projects ...
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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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Assign client engagement responsibilities to members of each team instead of a single Project Manager?

My team and I have been working on a web product that is targeting businesses. Usually we can deploy the product to any client within 4 weeks, we call this a single client engagement and is by itself ...
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How much independence should project managers have?

As each software project has its team who work on it, this team is considered somehow a "separate body" within the company. Team members have their assignments, their vision and expectations from the ...
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Project leadership of engineering team

A team of engineers (software in this case) needs to be lead. Leadership can involve: Architect - Leads "design in the large" issues, such as what components to use Lead engineer - A peer leader, ...
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Project manager must be the chief recruiter?

Is it correct to think that a project manager should also carry the role of a recruiter and that it is entirely wrong to separate the PM role from the recruiter role? Reasons: The project manager ...
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Am I not organized, or have I put too much work on myself?

I am a member of a team of programmers. We do not have a real boss as we work as a group. Each member of a group took non-programming tasks on himself as well, which mainly means that they do testing ...