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What is the key difference between adaptive life cycle model and iterative/incremental model?

I have trouble finding a key distinction between adaptive model and iterative or incremental model. According to this definition - https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/effective-project-management/...
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Building ROM for Waterfall project - Is there any recommended time/effort distribution for each phase?

Having below phases of the typical SDLC: Analysis Design Implementation Testing Deployment Maintenance (I'm assuming that this one is out as it's an ongoing process for the whole system's lifetime) ...
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Define an MVP for eCommerce project

I am building an eCommerce project and I wanted to define the MVP of it so that I can build it in an iterative way in an agile fashion so I can shorten the feedback loop from clients and adapt asap....
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Development Team Objectives

I run a development team of around 15 developers/testers. The organisation hasn't been very objective driven in the past and it's something I would like to change. Can anyone offer any advice on how ...
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Project Management on a team with diverse skill set? [duplicate]

Assume I have 2-3 Objectives (OKRs), and 1 to 3 Key Results (KR) per Objective. Today here’s my workflow: I work with my team during grooming sessions to get a high level cost to achieve the KR. I do ...
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How to handle R&D and retrocompatibility at the same time

I am a software developer in a company who has been active for more than 40 years in B2B product development and I would like to get some advice regarding the situation I'm facing on a day-to-day ...
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Project Management on a team with diverse skill set?

Assume I have 1-3 Objectives (OKRs), and 1 to 3 Key Results (KR) per Objective. Today here’s my workflow: I work with my team during grooming sessions to get a high level cost to achieve the KR. I do ...
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Problems with Pair Programming and introspective developers

I know two very good developers. They are capable of solving any kind of problem and explaining how they came to the solution and how it works. They are also very receptive to observations after they ...
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What methodology to choose for rewriting an existing software, incremental or waterfall?

We are rewriting and re-designing a desktop application (something like QGIS) into a new Web Based application with new technology. We almost know 80% of the requirements and use cases because we have ...
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Does a vertical slice mean a single merge request?

Let's suppose we're talking about the microservices architecture. And let's say that after refinement we ended up with a feature (vertical slice) that implies making changes in two microservices - is ...
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How to improve our developer retention and development output?

I am a mid-level developer at a small company of about 15 people, and I am (aiming at) leading a team of 3. I am concerned that my team suffers creeping disinvestment in the project and company ...
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How to reject new requirement in project?

I am a PM for a waterfall methadology project. And I am going to ask a question that every PM faced I believe, but it is my first time to face such situation and would need your support and guidance. ...
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Which is the better general guideline, "prefer standardization" or "don't care about standardization"?

In my software development team, we have established some guidelines to help single developers take decisions on their own. Recently, some discussion arose around one of those guidelines. It deals ...
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How to deal with other's tester mistakes after pass ownership of testing?

I had to pass ownership of testing to Tester B for Fix 1. Once Fix 1 is released to production, you realise Fix 1 is not being tested properly and it affects the productivity on the consumer end. What’...
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Where does development process improvement fall into the product development lifecycle?

For most of my career as a software developer, I have been a part of Agile teams, using methodologies like Scrum, Lean Startup, or Kanban. The Product team usually has goals for keeping the product ...
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Optimize Jira workflow for software delivery

I've been using Jira to deliver software projects using a hybrid methodology and I am looking to improve our current workflow: To do -> In Progress -> Testing -> Done Currently, we have a ...
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Is it a good idea to integrate product management and development tasks in one Jira project?

I am considering streamlining all product-related pipelines, from discovery to delivery, into one Jira Project. My idea is to use boards to have issues and tasks flowing forward and being separated ...
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Railway Tender Project Management Process

We are working for a Railway IT Projects. The projects are usually awarded as part of government tendering process. The requirements in the railway tenders are very high level functional requirements. ...
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Developers can't see what they're doing wrong

I am a tech project manager, and I recently moved to America after 13 years in Europe where I worked as a software engineer. I worked for important customers and developed in any sort of environment. ...
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Article on developers doing project management and velocity [closed]

Are there any specific blogs on developers doing project management related to developer throwing away project management for a 2-4 week period to speed things up temporarily? My CEO is asking since ...
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Possible to salvage failing outsourced project (9 months in)?

We began working with an outsourcing company in India 9 months ago on a large web project. Despite lots of rough edges, it seemed like they were making good progress in terms of completing tasks, and ...
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Can Scrum be used in combination with Step-Wise project planning?

I'm currently reading up on project management and therefore the Step-Wise framework, and I was wondering, Can Scrum be used in combination with Step-Wise project planning? I know that you generally ...
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Agile: Work on PBI Stories By Backlog Priority

We are working on an Agile Scrum team. They mention it is good practice to work on PBI tasks first by Sprint Backlog Priority in code development. Sometimes, When some of the first Priority stories ...
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Project Management for Website Agency - Change of Industries [closed]

I have a couple of years experience of project management in a particular industry. Covid-19 restrictions have hit it hard and I have been out of a job for the last 6 months. There is not going to be ...
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Launching average mobile app on-time vs delayed launch with high-quality app

Apologies if this is the wrong exchange forum, it felt most appropriate to ask this here. TL;DR What are the pros/cons of a (mobile) app (in the social media space) being launched on-time with an ...
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Best way to keep development and testing in synch

We have 1 frontend developer and 2 backend developers and 1 QA. QA is responsible for writing the end-to-end tests using Cypress. FE developer writes the unit tests. Backend developers write the unit ...
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How should you do long term releases with Kanban?

With Scrum you can try to plan longer releases using team velocity. If the team velocity is 100 Story Points (SP)/Sprint and the Product Backlog has 1000 SP then you can say you can finish in 10 ...
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Business Case - Strategic Alignment

I am a college student studying a unit on Web Project Management. I have an assessment in which I have to plan a website design project for a client as part of an agency. I am currently writing the ...
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How to ask a developer for the cost of building my website?

I want to hire a developer to build my custom website application (browser based), but I don't know how and what to ask to determine budget requirements. Is there a 'blueprint' or suggested method ...
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User stories when starting from scratch

A user story is defined in quite a few ways, but roughly always like this: User Story is a small (actually, the smallest) piece of work that represents some value to an end user and can be delivered ...
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Creating a PaaS using scrum

If one were to build say a Windows Azure "clone", what would be considered an increment that is "potentially releasable"? e.g. Releasable vs shippable? I can not envision what ...
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document or standard process when automating manual stuff or creating scripts

I am part of a new team that has the main task of automating manual processes. Mostly using excel VBA or PowerShell. The requests that come in are somewhat in general. For example, it will only say &...
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Do you have to deliver working software in an Agile timebox/sprint?

In the Agile manifesto one of their values is: Working software over comprehensive documentation This got me thinking does this value stand in all circumstances? Especially in the circumstance of an ...
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Contribution metric for advisor and code reviewer

We are an early-stage software development startup. Recently we have two people who joined our team. John, a co-founder and technical advisor, and Bill, a code reviewer. In short, John's tasks are ...
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How do I measure employee (software developer) performance based on bugs analyzed and fixed?

I am trying to overhaul the bug-ticket management process for the company I'm working at. One of the requirements is that top-level management knows how productive the developers are when fixing bugs. ...
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Got an idea for a simple IT solution for a uni assignment. What's an appropriate way to estimate the cost of developing and maintaining this software?

I have an idea for a simple IT solution that matches students in class to make study groups, it's for a uni assignment. What's an appropriate way to estimate the cost of developing and maintaining ...
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Thesis with visible project method in bibliography

I'm writing a thesis about engineering a new product that consists of hardware and software (cloud, mobile, embedded). My lecturer said i should use the problem solving cycle, we wanted use the v-...
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Has anyone actually tried "The Bermuda plan" and if so, how did it go?

The Wikipedia page on Brook's Law includes the following sentence: The Bermuda plan, where most developers on a project are removed ("sent to Bermuda") and the remaining are left to ...
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Time management in a Sprint

During a sprint, producing frequent builds, conducting testing, and fixing bugs quickly during an iteration can become daunting, especially when the quality of the work done is not optimum. So how can ...
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Refactoring in Agile development

In an app development project, the full scope of the project was not considered in the app design. So, the frequent refactoring of codes to accommodate changes is negatively impacting the project ...
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Why do Kanban Boards only contain one deployment?

I'm tasked with customizing the ticket statuses and kanban board for our software development project. I realized that Microsoft Kanban Boards and actually all other kanban boards I could find only ...
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How should we hand-off and ticket UI designs to the devs to ensure the developed design matches the provided UI mockups, while still being agile?

How should we hand-off and ticket UI designs to the devs to ensure the developed design matches the provided UI mockups, while still being agile? Note: we're definitely not fully agile, but we're ...
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What data am I missing to get from a MVP development company?

Our company wants to outsource the developing of MVP. Since it is my first project as a product manager, I am expecting 1- story map 2- ERD 3- Technical specifications i.e. language, database, DevOps &...
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Decision making between alternatives: methods and tools?

My company is in this situation: low budget few time a lot of idea for new feature So, we need to prioritize feature implementation, only some will be implemented now, some other will be next year, ...
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Does ITIL has a specific area dedicated to Software Quality Managment?

i'm new to ITIL and i have been looking for an area in ITIL, that specifically talks about SQM. Does this area exists expecifically for Software? If it exists it would be great if anybody could point ...
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Agile team (scrum) with a doubled backlog

I'll give the context first: 8 DEV + 2 QA team working Agile, more specifically Scrum. We use Jira for the project backlog and AzureDevops for code. Every story is tracked in Jira and we also create ...
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DFD LEVEL -1: source/sinks and data store are allowed to included?

I am trying to develop a DFD level 0 and 1. But as I learned from different sources(eg. textbook, website) that some say data store and sources/sinks are not allowed in the level-1 and the rest of ...
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Business requirements and a fixed price contract

A new customer asks us to develop a complex software product (in time and on budget). They provided us with business requirements. These business requirements is a text logically devided into (un-...
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How can I calculate duration and price for the development of SW product?

How can I calculate the duration and price for the development of the C# software? Does exist any pattern or tools for that? I think the duration of the project can be about the 6 months, for one ...
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How can I prevent this software outsourcing project from failing?

This is a bit long, but I think it's important I give all the details. I am an intermediate Software Engineer at my company who has been tasked with outsourcing a software development project. It's a ...

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