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Strategies to do an accurate CR estimation with a special customer

What strategies can I employ to conduct thorough pre-analysis and estimation for change requests (CR) in a project when we lack system access and rely solely on customer-provided requirements? We ...
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Handling Scope Creep in closed solution design with customer

I recently inherited a project from another project manager, and I've encountered significant scope creep issues and ambiguities in the solution design. The project involves upgrading from version X ...
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Scope creep and creepy stories?

In Agile, Scrum, in which situations is used the word "creep" ? Can I tag or define my stories added in an active sprint as creep? In my current company, we work using Agile and Scrum ...
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Should we take into account scope changes to the Sprint to measure the team efficiency?

My question is about scope changes to the sprint after stating it. The Scrum guide says this about adaptation: A Scrum Team is expected to adapt the moment it learns anything new through inspection ...
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Good examples of projects with thoses priorities? [closed]

To illustrate the iron triangle, I'm looking for general examples of projects with the following definitions of priorities at the beginning: Scope -> Cost -> Schedule Scope -> Schedule -> ...
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Who decides if something should NOT be injected into a Sprint?

On some teams, I've seen it be a combination of operations and Product Management stating that either new/missed requirements came in, or bugs are severe enough to warrant injection. The Scrum Team ...
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Functional requirements, content requirements, and CUJs

I'm working on a project to build a new documentation site that will host documentation about a service we maintain. We're building this documentation site from scratch and writing the API ...
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Why it is said that scope creep is not visible in burn-down chart?

this might be a silly question, but anyway: pretty much every article discussing burn-up and burn-down charts states that in the latter, scope changes are invisible because the chart only shows how ...
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Requirement Gathering collateral

I am working on a large IT project right now and my company hopes to be part of several similar projects - which would have very similar requirements. We had several issues in requirement gathering ...
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Change requests processing best practice

as usual question about change requests management. The situation is the following: Client asked to develop a new software solution based on the existing one. There must be the same functions + some ...
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Do you update your Work Breakdown Structure document once requirements have been defined?

Once your business requirements and funtional requirements have been finalized - do you return to your WBS to update the document? From what I see in practice is that this artifact is used early in ...
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How to submit a scope of work if the client's request hasn't event reached the dev team yet

We are an in-house development team practicing scrum. Most of the time, we receive project requests from different parts of the business, we divide it down to smaller chunks of epics, stories, etc. We ...
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Issue in managing changes

I was coordinating a Project and we constantly faced a problem where the customer was not ready to pay for change requests. The project was to automate most of the processes of an existing system i.e. ...
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Estimating when my project will be done

Suppose my project has 150 story points of work remaining to be done. Over the last 10 iterations the team has achieved the following velocities of 16, 12, 13, 5, 14, 7, 6, 12, 16, and 14. Assume two-...
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How to measure scope change?

Is there a way to somewhat-objectively measure changes to project scope? Our team (a new PMO) is looking for a way to measure how much the projects we manage change over time. How can we measure ...
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How to add new activities from the contract modifications into Schedule

Initial Project Schedule (IPS, or Baseline schedule) had been approved. Several monthly updates were approved. The owner has requested KTR to incorporate a score (20) of new activities from the ...
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Project scope increases rapidly and affects team

I belong to a developer team in a senior position. I am not on the project management side. I am facing a frequent issue. Let's say our project's start date is 01-01-2018. The deadline of the project ...
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What is the difference between scope creep and scope gap?

As per understanding from given link, scope creep is unapproved additional works, requirements or features of a new product. But I am not clear about: what, then, is scope gap? As per definition, ...
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Best way to report impact of accepting additional work in scope?

Org I work in is trying to be agile, but often struggles with respecting the committed scope during a sprint and keeps forcing us to accept new work. This is coming at a cost; happiness and quality. ...
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Vendor testing delay hitting timelines

I've been asked to produce a report on the effect of vendor delays on my timeline. I have a team of 6 engineers who are supposed to be a PC roll out team. The Vendor is delayed because of various ...
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Should impact on schedule because of scope change be reported as delay?

In my company, if there is any delay in the schedule I need to report the delay-reason and countermeasure. Sometimes this delay happens because of scope change. My question is: Should I report it as ...
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How do I begin scoping a project I have little knowledge of? [closed]

I have no experience in scoping things. The projects I've worked on since I've started have been scoped and I just do what is asked in the stories and features. My current task is scoping an upcoming ...
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How to define out of scope for dependent function?

I am doing a project which have defined required functions for delivery assuming Function A. During the requirement collection, it is found that the function depends on Function B which should be ...
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PMI: Responsibility for Scope Management

I'm going through the PMI training videos for a CAPM. In one of them, the presenter states: If a business analyst is assigned to a project, that individual is responsible for defining ...
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What techniques do you use to establish scope in agile

More than communications skills, lean techniques to discard useless features with no value, more than ask "what do you want?" or "is there anything else?" to the customer. Reading the book Agile ...
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How to represent an iterative sprint within your schedule list

In an agile approach we can use tools like kanban to plan, measure and monitor sprints. But when we need to use schedule systems like MS Project or any other online collaboration tool that works like ...
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How do you respond to Out of Scope requests?

In my software development project, the type of contract is fixed and the client gave the requirements. In the requirements, there are detailed specifications The client then asked for additional work ...
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How to improve (or to call attention to) the business value of technical needs?

Agile focuses on delivering the highest business value to the interested parts of a project. However, (at least in my scenario) it seems that the client/stakeholders are always focused on having more ...
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Can Fixed Scope/Variable Timescale be Agile?

I have an ongoing argument - our delivery manager tried to introduce a "release after 3 sprints" pattern into our teams. Unfortunately, like many businesses, the actual work can be x number of ...
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How to deal with scope creep overloading Dev Team?

Our product doesn't have a defined and written roadmap, which is causing the devteam to receive last-minute requests from some managers. We will be implementing a roadmap to let all people involved ...
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Problem with estimate, scope and programmer [closed]

What will you do as a project manager if the programmer is asking for overtime pay due to additional hours spent to additional user stories that was not planned on the initial estimate, but when you ...
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Removing items from the sprint backlog due to emergency

There is a lot of good debate here about changing the scope of a sprint backlog due to normal work circumstances; PO wants a new story, a dependency didn't materialize, etc. In our case one of the ...
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Difference between Focused group and Facilitated workshops

In PMBOK guide 5th Edition, tools and techniques for "Collect requirements" process includes Focused group and Facilitated workshops. But their description in PMBOK guide 5th Edition to me looks ...
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What kind of requirements will be excluded from project scope?

There is one sentence at P120 5.3 Define scope (PMBOK 5th) confuse me a lot, it says: The key benefit of this process is that it describes the project, ..... by defining which of the requirements ...
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How to apply project management on IT Infrastructure sector (with daily priority tasks)

Nowadays the infrastructure IT team is struggling on manage their projects because urgent daily tasks (out of the project) or new projects are gaining priority over their actual projects. Due to this ...
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what to do with out of scope tickets in JIRA

I've created a number of tickets (user stories) and added them to the backlog, however on review the stories are now deemed out of scope. What is the best practice for handling these? Should they be ...
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How can I force an epic to have a limited/finite scope?

Background I'm working for a web development agency. I take responsibility for managing the work that the developers in our company do for our client. We're using JIRA for task management. Epics ...
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Are Delighters equivalent to Gold Plating?

Is there a link / similarity between the delighters mentioned in Kano model and gold plating? Do both these terms define the same concept? Can a delighter be a cause for a project failure?
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Managing scope creep in Agile

I often get asked this question in the interview, and no matter what I answer the interviewers do not seem to get satisfied. So, they start with asking how to manage scope creep in Project Management?...
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Is signing off projects supposed to be hard?

I generally find signing off projects hard. Every time I think that I am about to sign the project off, something crops up unexpectedly with the client asking for last minute amendments. This can ...
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How (and in what units) to measure the product scope?

Short version: How and in which units is it better to measure the product scope (volume of incoming requirements / amount of business functionality) if different parts of product (different ...
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How to minimize scope creep?

Scope creep can easily transform a good project into a distressed one. What are the methods for minimizing continuous expansion of project requirements?
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Managing scope changes and timelines for graphic design components of a project

Our team mostly does web application projects, working directly with our clients. For projects without a public-facing interface, design is rarely a major issue. Nearly every project that involves a ...
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Change Request to change scope

We're running a project and we come to conclusion that the approach used in the project to handle the business issue is not performing as expected. We're changing the scope of the project to meet the ...
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Tracking requirements

I am having a difficult time understanding how requirements are tracked through the project. I have a list of requirements - do I link these to deliverables during planning? Do i periodically ...
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How should a project manager handle a request for contracted software to produce twice as many reports as specified in the project's requirements?

I have joined a late-phase software project and there is a great deal of disagreement between my management and the client about work items they are claiming to be outstanding. In short, our business ...
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How to manage business and technical requirements?

According to Gojko Adzic book "Specification by example" we have to separate business and technical requirements. In our company we have tech req's in Given/When/Then format. How about business ...
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Vendor selection being squeezed in as project's scope - how to best respond?

In one of projects, the customer is trying to include the vendor selection as part of the fixed cost project. While the scope of the fixed cost project clearly says to work with "an external system ...
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In what ways does a project charter differ from a project scope?

Under PMBOK methodology, how would you explain the difference between a 'project charter' and a 'project scope' to a stakeholder unfamiliar with the PM process?
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How does one manage scope in JIRA?

I work in a software development company. We develop with Fixed Price contracts, thus there's a lot of BDUF (Big design up front). During the initial/planning phase, we create very big monolithic ...
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