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In kanban As a product owner how to behave with a controlling customer?

We work in a software project with Kanban. My role is a product owner/technical product owner. The customer have always new requirements and one of the stakeholders is doing the tester role so he's ...
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2 week agile sprint calendar

Let's say we arrange a sprint in agile methodology. The sprint will last for 2 weeks. let's say the first day is Monday of the 1st week & last day is Friday of 2nd week. In this setup, on what ...
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Can a Product owner be a solution architect or a technical product owner to have a say in technical decisions?

Currently, I'm a Senior Solution Architect within a Agile organization (transitioning from waterfall to Agile to SAFe practices) and I'm filling a product owner role for the interim. I'm wearing both ...
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Ticket Scoping for Integration Tests and New Components of System

I am a software engineer trying my best to scope out some work in ticket form. My question is: what is the best way to write stories to include integration tests between two components which don't ...
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Worklog feature in JIRA

Do you have any suggestions when it comes to worklogs in JIRA? Example: Multiple people are working on the same issue. What would be the best way to track individual work log?
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How to select between upfront waterfall planning with a fixed schedule and a milestone-driven approach?

Team Composition and Framework Disagreement We are developing a software product, and we release a major version twice a year. The team has 2-3 developers and a product team that provides support and ...
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Sprint burndown chart question

I have a question about the burn-down chart. We have a project consisting of 4 sprints, with each sprint lasting 2 weeks (excluding weekends), a total of 10 days. Before starting Sprint 1, the overall ...
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Who ensures that the backend API is compatible with the user interface?

In SDLC, who is responsible for ensuring that the backend API is compatible with the UI/UX? Tester, front-end developer, software analyst, or some other role? I think that it's the responsibility of ...
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MS project status update with % complete AND actual work

I have created a new MS Project project with a task in it. This task has a "Work" of 360 hours and is assigned to two resources. The task is scheduled with "Fixed units" and "...
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Why are developers expected to estimate tasks at all?

This management tendency is the worst part of being a developer. Software development is not carpentry. Almost everything a developer writes is unique, they have never built that particular thing ...
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DevOps & Development Teams Processes, Procedures, Communication & Coordination to ensure tha latest supported technologies are used in development

Like many IT departments, we have numerous Developer teams, and DevOp teams. Recently, our .NET Development Team just completed an application based on .NET 3.1 that took around a year to complete. We ...
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What is the document that must be provided by a client before contracting?

We are a startup company where we work on software projects. To effectively manage our client's projects, I wonder what document we must ask the client to provide us before we both sign the contract. ...
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Ticket/task managment for multiple repositories on a same application

I'm looking for an improvement when managing work on one specific project. Right now we have one application that has 3 repositories that are querying the same database. All three repositories (...
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Small team with diverse tasks and little overlap - which methodology?

I have a small development team working on a variety of areas. Currently we are working in an interesting half-baked variation of Agile SCRUM, but that doesn't seem to make much sense in some respects....
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How can I effectively manage a ticket which needs developers from multiple teams?

I'm a new project coordinator. My company is developing a telemedicine - AI mobile software. We have the AI team, the Back-end team (as BE) and the front-end team (we call them Mobile). So each time ...
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How to handle Pull Requests in a team of 10?

My team consists of 10 devs. We develop some services that are closely connected to each other. We have our codebase on github.com. Of course every change to our codebase must be reviewed before ...
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According to scrum, how do you handle troubleshooting problems in an application as a developer?

Maybe if I give a couple of examples it will explain my question better. I am a Lead Developer and I've noticed that frequently it's difficult to estimate the amount of time troubleshooting and ...
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How do you get multiple separate software development teams to unify their best practices? [closed]

We have several reasonably well functioning small software development teams working on different areas of the business. Each team has its own lead and roughly 8 other developers on it. The teams have ...
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What is the best way to limit access permissions for a group of developers? [closed]

What is the best way to manage a group of developers without giving them access to the whole codebase? I have a project with a front-end and a back-end. I want to be able to give new developers just ...
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Time estimation of a product before developing the UI

I work at a newly found software house as an operations manager. I am currently assigned with developing a project lifecycle framework from getting the client requirements to sign off. Constraint is ...
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Who speaks to the client when there are some errors in the documentation that the client delivered?

We have a web development project with a client. This project has plenty of formulas and documents (around 100 formulas per block, and 5 blocks for the whole project. The Product Owner created a ...
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How to integrate DevOps people into a Scrum Team?

NB: In our company's internal lexicon, "DevOps" is a role set by our company that means "infrastructure and operations person" rather than standard DevOps. I know it's more of a ...
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Sprint planning estimations and who is involved

In the past but only in 1 team, during the sprint planning, the product owner provided also an estimation for the story discussed, not so much as to use that estimation instead of the developers, but ...
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Should we write Acceptance Criteria of a User story before Starting with UX/UI Designs?

I am currently working as a Business Engineer/Product owner in a company. We follow agile methodology. I want to discuss the challenges I faced during the Design and Development Process. As a Business ...
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Story Points given by task owner leads to disagreement

Hypothetically speaking There's one big project that requires involvement from different members - infrastructure, backend, frontend, security, etc. The members are working a flavour of Scrum using ...
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Scrum: What do Developers do after all tickets have made it to QA?

Let's say the sprint goal is to deliver V.2 of a software. Development does their thing, moving items from In Progress to Peer Review. Developers review their peer's work and move items to QA. Let's ...
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Dealing with multiple projects in the same Scrum team

I am senior developer working in a small Scrum team (capacity ~ 3 FTE) that must deal with multiple projects in various stages: project A - actively developed project B - about 10% of team capacity ...
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How does the use of CI/CD make it easier to handle the loss or absence of key staff?

I'm working on a project that has no CI/CD. We have only one person who builds the code and deploys it to staging and production. In the past there have been discussions on implementing CI/CD, but to ...
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How does project management manage people with differing abilities?

I once worked on an application programming project with three main tasks: Build a system for analyzing a user situation Integration with another piece of software Organize the main architecture of ...
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Managing R&D projects that don't have a 100% chance of success

I have to do a quote for a contract work with a small company to do an AI task on images (classification, pattern recognition with specific conditions). With "classic" programming tasks, you ...
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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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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 [closed]

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? [closed]

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 Scrum, Lean Startup, or Kanban. The Product team usually has goals for keeping the product running, improving the ...
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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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