Questions tagged [task-management]

This tag is intended to enclose all tickets related to methods or softwares used to manage team's tasks.

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How to break jobs down into subtasks in projects (i.e. an Angular-Node.JS application)?

I am a new learner in web application field using Angular and Node.JS technologies. I watched some courses on Coursera for months and could create a Not-Bad web application for myself, but want I wish ...
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What should I learn to become a software project manager? [closed]

I am a newbie mediocre developer/freelancer working with Angular-NodeJS/MongoDB projects. What I want to do is create a team and work on bigger and better projects, but my problem is that I don't ...
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In Kanban, do we ever use sub-tasks for decomposition of a large task?

Let's suppose, there is a task to add a new search function to a website. Let's also suppose this is a large task. Do we use sub-task (e.g. Jira sub-tasks) for decomposition of a large task? ...
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MS Project - how to set a task to finish before else start after a set period

I'm trying to set a task to either be wholly complete by 1st Dec, if not then start after 1st Jan (i.e. don't start at all if it can't be completed by 1st Dec). I don't want to split the task. Is ...
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In Jira, what should I do if changed requirements increase a task's estimation singnificantly?

Let's suppose a Scrum team estimated a Story and added it to a Sprint backlog. And during the work on that task a customer adds or changes some requirements and this increases the amount of work ...
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What work item size is appropriate in Kanban?

As far as I know it's advised that a story in Scrum must be small - not longer that a few days. What work item size is appropriate in Kanban? In particular - should we create very small issues (about ...
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How to add new state to user story azure devops

When I try to add new completed state to user story or task in inherited process of my azure devops project, I get the following error : VS403093: Team Services currently does not support changes ...
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Team added “Daily Scrum” as a task in Jira. How do I get rid of this?

So I am just joining a new team. This team is using "Daily Scrum" as a task because according to them it is a "task". Obviously I want to help them understand that it is not a task, just like ...
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Values such as (EV) and (PV) does not show in some tasks

I have been working on a project for a while now, i've always faced the issue that the MSP project does not show me all the values like the planned value (BCWP), BCWS... ( in some task it is shown) ...
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Manage activities of a group to make monthly reports

Recently I'm managing a group of people. It has 3 areas, with each area having an average of 7 people; there are 20+ people. To make a monthly report to my boss, I am faced with the following problems:...
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How to handle large backlog

Recently I am asked to inspect the Kanban system our company is following and I am having some difficulties to fix it. I am working in a startup company and in software department there are 5 ...
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How can the Backlog Item's Effort field be auto calculated in Azure DevOps?

In Azure DevOps, under the Scrum template, is there a way to auto calculate the Backlog Item's "Effort" field based on the summation of its child Task items' "Remaining Work" field? Example: A new ...
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What are the benefits of queuing tasks as opposed to assigning them?

When something needs to be done, be it a new task or getting help with an existing one, a knee-jerk reaction I've often seen in the wild is finding a person to do it. Here are some random examples of ...
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Project 2016 update task start dates - am I asking too much?

new to the site and to Project so please bear with me. I'm tinkering with Project and have set up a simple schedule, 4 auto schedule tasks, all effort driven and linked FS. Task 2 has a duration of 2 ...
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How can you represent a task which only takes place at specific days on MS Project?

I want to represent a task which only takes place at specific days on MS Project: for example, on 01/01/2018 between 9:00 and 11:00, on 03/03/2018 between 10:00 and 12:00 and on 12/03/2018 between 11:...
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MS Project - Summary Task split by leveling

I have a summary task, and have the 'Leveling Can Split' option set to No. The four subtasks which are in sequence, also have LCS set to No. In the Leveling options I also have 'Leveling can create ...
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Split task in case of interruption: know when start, postpone finish based on interruptions

I'm new in Microsoft Project & in the forum, so forgive me if my comment is just imposible to manage... I have a team in which some of the members get continuous interruptions due to urgent ...
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Which columns exist on your task board?

Currently, we’re implementing new processes at our company essentially from scratch, but there are a lot of opinions on which columns should be on the task board. As the one responsible for this ...
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EOT and LOT vs EET and LET

Are the Earliest Occurrence time and Latest occurrence time same as the Earliest Event time and Latest event time or are they different? If they are different can you please explain to me what are EOT ...
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MS Projects show task always in timesheet

I am currently using Microsoft projects 2016 with time sheets. How can i create a task which is always shown in my time sheet with 0 planned work time? I have administrative tasks beside my project ...
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How to split or manage a PBI/User Story in multiple sprints for different task types

We're struggling to break Product Backlog Items (PBIs)/User Stories into Sprint-sized chunks as we have multiple steps that need to be completed in a linear fashion. Each release goes through ...
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Viewing all of my open tasks in Jira

On Jira's homepage, it displays all tasks assigned to me, including tasks that are "closed", "obsolete", or "won't fix". I tried searching for tasks and filtering by status, but it doesn't display all ...
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Is creating mock-ups a good idea when starting to develop a new project?

I'm designing my first Android App, and I find it very hard to actually understand what my system should actually do. I have a general Idea but when I try to tell it to others I fail to communicate ...
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How can I leverage JIRA ticket assignments to encourage group ownership, pairing, and swarming without bypassing other core functions?

Background & Objectives Atlassian JIRA is really just a ticketing system at heart. While there are a number of agile-ish workflows and plugins available to the system, the fundamental design of ...
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Subscription to the JIRA filter for the reporter and team leader

I need to set up a filter subscription for sending a list of issues that are not in (Resolved, Closed) AND assignee is EMPTY to reporters and to their team leaders. So I need to find any issues for ...
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Why four levels of defect severity?

When looking around for examples of how five levels of defect severity are named it turned out that almost everybody seem to use four levels of severety (they name them differently though). Is there ...
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How do I turn off a task if another task is assigned work?

Based on a template. Is there a way to turn off a task if another task has been assigned work? I am in a company that uses massive templates and it would be great to turn off those tasks automatically ...
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Project 2010 schedule a task ALAP using a deadline

I have a task with fixed duration that must finish by a certain date. It has several predecessors. If I schedule it manually (start and finish date) it obviously works OK, but I would rather schedule ...
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MS Project autoschedule - full days of work are bleeding into next day

I'm scheduling weeks of work in Microsoft Project (2013) wherein each task will normally take a full day of work/duration for a crew. I'm scheduling them for 10-hour days and the duration of the work ...
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How can I improve the team efficiency [closed]

I am 20 years old and together with my friend have been working on side projects since 4 years ago. This summer we finished high school and thought of taking things more seriously. We took a worker ...
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How to visualize and manage task dependencies?

I often have the need to achieve a specified goal (e.g. deliver a piece of software functionality). At the start of the work I identify the goal and can list some tasks needed to bring about the ...
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Agile team full of part time developers

I often see projects at my company that are full of part-time developers, meaning they work some % on different projects. Additionally, management seems to be on the Agile hype train. I feel that ...
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Prioritizing WITHIN the priority matrix

Before the Internet, when I ran my own small business, I took a seminar that taught me about using the priority matrix. That was useful, but the second part was even more useful and I'm struggling to ...
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How to deal with non-project work requests on developers?

(I'm new to Scrum) At my company we are relatively few developers (1-3 / per team) with very fixed project responsibilities (If you started product X, you'll be responsible for it as long as it exists)...
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JIRA: how to have many Kanban boards for one project

Here is the situation: I have one project with several issues relating to tasks our team has to complete. We (currently) have two "categories" of tasks to complete. Let's call them: "Environment Setup"...
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Is it possible to synchronise TFS work items with outlook or sharepoint tasks?

Is there any integration between Team Foundation Server work items and tasks in either sharepoint or outlook?
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How to define work breakdown structure (WBS) with alternative paths?

I'm a beginner with Project Management, but I am trying to apply my knowledge to one endeavour in my job. I have a deliverable that can be satisfied by two solutions: one more desirable and one less ...
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Best solution for team managment [closed]

We are using three tools for handle our jobs, Slack for communication Trello for Task Management Google Docs for Documentation because these tools have not good integration with each other ( and ...
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PM communication model

In our search for a zero-email SE/BIM solution, we’re struggling to strip communication ‘terms’ to their essence. In PM-jargon, we tend to use many terms, such as; Decision - Action - Task - Note - ...
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Planning a release around the Apple's AppStore in mind

I am currently working for a company that has adopted scrum and we are trying to figure a rule for how to account for tech support, bug fixing and the unknowns of the Apple appstore within our sprints....
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Disallow tasks to be marked as complete until dependencies also complete

I would like to create tasks and indicate their dependencies. Lots of software does this but I would like it to only allow a task to be marked as complete when all its dependencies are also marked as ...
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How to represent tasks with subtasks over versions?

I have tasks T1, T2,...TN. Each task has subtasks S11,S12,...,SNM. Each subtask takes some amount of time. For version V1 I have t1 months, for version V2 I have t2 months,... For simplicity I assume ...
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Task status tracking

Independent from project type (agile/non-agile) and independent from the depth and size of projects and tasks, I need to keep tracking multiple tasks of multiple projects. Currently I use a status-...
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Gantt diagram alternative: cards instead of tasks, one guy per task [closed]

Is there an alternative to the Gantt diagram, which differs in the following way. From top to bottom employees are listed, not tasks. The task is presented as a rectangle on an employee's 'timeline'. ...
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Managing project in LAN network [closed]

I'm managing a project in my company, and we have many tasks that should be assigned to many employees and then be tracked. We use telephone communication, e-mails and even face to face ...
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Assign verification person on Jira Board

I've googled a lot about that but couldn't find appropriate solution so far. We have almost default Jira Agile board with last columns: In Progress, Verify, Closed. Workflow is: Developer move task ...
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MS Project: Make task delays visible

I want to show the delays that are caused by moving the end of a task. Let's say I have a task that is planned like that: Task 1 - Start: 26.10.2015 End: 20.11.2015 Now the following changes occur: ...
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Definition of Done or How to really finish tasks?

Sometimes it is hard to close a task. There might come a new information which demands an update of the task. The task remains a long time almost finished. New Versions and baselines allows us to ...
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What makes SMART-goals useful?

Often is recommended to have your goals SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound). Is this recommendation a good one? Why I should use SMART-goals? What is the benefit of them?...
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In Asana is there a way to associate completed tasks with a release version?

I'm working mostly in Asana right now, and am hoping to find a way to associate completed tasks with a versioned cut of product (software in this case). Am I supposed to hack my workflow by creating ...