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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How can I manage a rapidly changing copy deck with a fixed deadline?

One of the projects I am managing is the creation of a large website for a very sensitive client. I am in a position where it's crunch time and I am being asked to promise on delivery dates for ...
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Important Concepts In Project Management [closed]

What are the most important concepts that should be added (as notes on ms project)? for example: Defining the project scope, risk management .. what others?
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What to do when someone says “that is not an acceptable solution”?

I've been running into this a lot lately between bosses and clients. I am told about a problem where there is only 1 solution. e.g.: When asked to create a job posting and in describing what we do: ...
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How to track impact on planning due to scope changes?

I face a recurrent issue where actual work done for my projects by team constantly surpasses the planned work for the same. Primary reason being scope changes that leads to inclusion of new ...
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Scope, Time & Cost Triangle Balancing To Motivate Team and Satisfy Client

I have worked on two start-up firms and observed that our product managers over promises (at least from my vantage) to our client always. The projects in which our team members have been worked out ...
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Can someone explain the Requirements Traceability Matrix purpose?

So I was taking a sample scope management test online, and Question #9 stumped me -- the question on the traceability matrix. Can someone please explain why b is better than c? Below is the direct ...
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project work with difficult client

My company takes in projects from a variety of clients in the region I am in. One of these clients is a firm that kind of competes with us on some things, but in other ways we cooperate. The ...
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What actions can a PM take when a client pursues a sub-optimal design?

My client is not sure about the impact a particular product design would have, but insists that the product design that he suggests is workable. The Project Managers know there are other options that ...
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How can one apply a method of management to a project that was initiated without one?

A small project was launched, which was not expected to take more than a week. Gradually, many things were added. The project started six months ago, and it has really grown. No project management ...
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How to better manage definition of project scope for business change projects?

My unit manages business change projects. In order to flesh out what a project is (i.e. what are we trying to accomplish, what is the scope, how do we define success, etc etc) we tend to get bogged ...
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How to go about taking over a failing project?

I work for a pretty small company employing less than 150 people, for the last 35 years this company has never had any sort of project managers and every project that they have had has always come ...
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Putting a project back on track tips

What measures can be taken to put a project back on track and roll-out on time, if it is currently facing issues like: loads of unexpected bugs appearing in system tests, less detailed user ...
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How to maintain software requirements specification (SRS) for a small agile project?

What are the best possible instruments/tools to maintain an SRS in a small agile project (up to 10 people)? How to keep this document(s) available to the entire team, to enable its baseline (and re-...
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What's the difference between Scope Creep vs Scope Change?

Not a beginner question. I've seen too many otherwise competent PM's that don't know the difference, and I'm curious how others define it. Bear in mind, Scope Creep and Gold-plating are not the same ...
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Adding new team members to a late project

According to Brooks' Law, adding more people to a late project will make the project later (or by analogy, nine women cannot have a baby in one month). The increased lateness is due to the fact that ...
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Managing Gold Plating Scope Creep

Although scope creep often comes from stakeholders, it can also come from project team members in the form of Gold Plating ("when technologists augment the original requirements because of a bias ...
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What instrument to use to Define Scope of a software development project?

Define Scope is one of the processes to be accomplished in any project. An output of this process is a Scope Statement (according to PMBOK). This artifact identifies boundaries of a project and helps ...