Questions tagged [team-management]

This tag is for all questions related to leading and managing project teams and project team members either directly or indirectly.

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Scrum for the DBA?

I really wanted to find out what people out there think about Scrum for a SQL Server Production DBA. I have seen one article (http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/sqlsandwiches/2011/05/29/can-scrum-...
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How to make an Agile team comprised of 4 platforms work?

I am the Agile Coach for a team which comprises of 4 completely different platforms (iOS, Android, Javascript, Windows) each with 1 or 2 engineers. There are 2 automated/manual testers in total and 1 ...
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How can I organize 3 developers to work together with 2 clients?

I started working in a stock broker that hired me and more two developers to build a software to help them. I am the newest member of the development team. My friend, another developer in the team, ...
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Individuals in team keep ignoring my advice

Running a team where I am asking individuals to update/move their JIRA tickets, one keeps saying he will do it but never does. This is becoming very frustrating since I have a lack of visibility of ...
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How do I split a 13 person team

I am a scrum master/agile coach and the team I have been assigned to is too big, 13 people! I have complete authority to change this however I want to formulate a good plan to do this. Can anyone ...
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Agile and teammates that don't want to share knowledge?

How to get started with Agile if there are some programmer in my team, there only know a specific business domain and don't want to share knowledges with other teammates?
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My manager is a local copy of Dr. House [closed]

How would you deal with your manager if he doesn’t see the company’s cultural problems and tries to convince you to behave passive-aggressive? Let me explain the situation. I’m a software engineer, ...
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How is consensus and accountability achieved in large software development projects?

I'm studying how distributed software is managed (Linux, Wikipedia etc) and am trying to figure out if there is any pattern for consensus and accountability. Ideally I could visualize the inputs and ...
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Small development team with big amount of tasks for different projects - how to?

We are small team of 4 developers who manage 2 large websites + 4-5 small websites + we have a channel for customizations / development service (one time service). With all websites on support we ...
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How to properly point out fault in others ideas?

Context: I work in an IT Company and have recently been promoted from developer to a management position. I am managing a team of developers with really creative minds. We hold team meetings weekly to ...
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Organization structure in startup

I was given the role of managing 5 different teams (iOS, Android, Backend, Firmware and Hardware (electronics)). All these teams consist of no more than 4-5 developers. There is also a QA team (2 ...
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Should I ask developers to report hours in daily reports or ask them to keep the task tracking tool we use with this level of detail?

I am the IT manager in a company having 30 people in the IT team. There are 3 major teams, each with 7 to 8 people, + few other smaller teams. Different locations, cultures and timezones. Having ...
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Strategy for whole team switching tehnologies

My current company is product based, with an application started 7 years ago but never rewritten, a lot of garbage piled up. Right now, the management decided it's time to rewrite and after a little ...
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Should Scrum be “Optional” for some teams

So there are 8/10 scrum teams in different locations in my company. there are 4/5 Scrum masters facilitating these teams. One team in particular wishes to have no scrum master & ideally be left ...
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Team Dynamics Issue

I work in the large Company, where Agile is in its core. Three years ago teams received autonomy to decide on how they work. I have joined the team as a Scrum Master. Engineers in the team don't ...
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How to project manage Multiple Product lines, Crossed linked projects 75 developers, 7-8 product managers in an agile manager

We are a medium sized product org with 700 people out of which about 100 are in tech, 75 developers (leads and arch included), 15-18 QA folks, 7-8 tech product managers. We have some 70 line items in ...
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How to convince others to change project management process

I'm a statistical modeler at a large bank in a highly regulated area. I work in a team of about twelve people divvied up between three managers. Right all of our statistical models are developed ...
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Should I assign Belbin roles explicitly?

Recently I've got familiar with the Belbin Roles concept. It seemed to be weird that I should let people be aware of their roles, or even about my expectations, because the Belbin roles are rather ...
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How can I make my team to be self-organized?

My team is accustomed to receive tasks by a product owner and execute them. Now in my company, we want them to define tasks from user stories, so they can decide what they will do in the sprint. Is ...
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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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Define who will work on each project

Next month we will start 3 parallel projects and we hired 10 new employees to help us. For each project, I already have a Leader but they started to fight to get the best new employees for their ...
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Is software development becoming some sort of anarchic system around the world?

In the last 10 years with the spread of Agile, I've seen developers taking more and more responsibility in the make of the software. Usually the implementation decisions are a team job and not anymore ...
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What are the responsibilities of a project manager in a DevOps project?

How can a project manager foster greater accountability between empowered DevOps personnel and empowered developers in an Agile environment? I work in an environment where both developers and DevOps ...
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Distributed Risk Register and Facilitation of Risk-Based / -Aware Thinking

Over here, it was aksed how to overcome reticence to use RAID logs (with A referring to actions, not assumptions). The general approach, already suggested by the OP, would be to rid the (in this case ...
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What methods are there to figure out how adding people to the project will reduce the amount of time needed?

I've been asked to estimate how long it will take for a big project to get done, and I was able to break it up into small tasks and come up with an estimate for one person do it. However, I'm now ...
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Is it good to ask for a meetting from a team lead?

I am new to project management and I don't know much about how to act in certain situations. If I was expecting my team lead to call a meeting but he/she did not call and one day has already been ...
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How to manage PMO?

We have a PMO of three project managers. Is there a book, a course, a blog or anything like that on the topic of managing project managers? I tried Quora earlier, and the main line of the answers ...
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setting ITIL as a common framework for multiple IT teams around the world

My manager and I have been tasked to manage/incentize multiple IT teams in different geographical regions (with multiple time zones and different cultural understanding). The teams are not ...
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How to efficiently manage a Scrum team when one member is much less productive?

Currently we have a team of 2 developers in a Scrum team, one is quick, the other is slow. When the slow developer falls behind in his sprint, the quick developer does some of the remaining work. The ...
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How can a project manager improve his/her team's creativity? Is this job, his/her job?

I would like to know if it's a project manager's job to help his/her team to improve their creativity and make them use it for the project. If yes, could you recommend some methods to me?
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What is the best industry standard report for Code quality control and measurement over time?

I was asked to research "What is the best industry standard report for Code quality control and measurement over time?". Our QA team provides weekly reports on Regression and New bugs found. I need to ...
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Unusual management style?: Using team meetings to critically evaluate team members' performance

I recently started my first industry job as a member of a small team of data scientists at a large corporation. In daily team meetings, each team member sets a goal for the day, and if they did not ...
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Managing multiple agile projects in a small software house

Background I'm a junior project manager in a small software house with not much experience on our market. My aim is to organise work teams work in most efficient way, work out sustainable processes, ...
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Is having multiple roles (Tech leader + Programmer + Scrum Master) against Scrum / Agile methodology guidelines?

I am the co-founder of a software startup (reporting software with a lot of statistics and mathematics). There is a CEO and a "project manager" (actually a sales person with no experience in software ...
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How to deal with bad attitude in a scrum team?

I'm the Scrum Master of a 7-person team. I've proposed and leaded Scrum implementation with open management support. One of the reasons for proposing Scrum, was also to address the attitude of the &...
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How can I improve my product manager skills in a senior-developer environment?

I´m working as a product manager in a young startup. I'm really junior as I am currently in a working semester, pausing my studies (business major). In my role, I am managing the development of our ...
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Assigning features to teams rather than assigning front-end or back-end work?

The system that i work on has a front-end and a back-end. At the moment, my team is working on the UI tasks and other team is working on the back-end tasks. There is also another team which handles ...
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Stories for new team members?

How are new team members in a Scrum team most appropriately handled? If they can't directly work on customer driven stories, how are they involved in Scrum's story-centric process? Are they assigned ...
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How to effectively allocate experts to projects?

We get repeated requests for consulting projects. There are couple of experts in our firm. They have different expertise in different fields. We would like to choose for each project the expert who ...
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Source code email notifications benefits to your team?

I've recently suggested to my team that we should try SVN source code email notifications on commit. I thought it would help the team to feel more connected, informed, etc. However, majority of ...
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Resist doing all the work by myself

My team consists of three people. We are visiting the same school and are working on the diploma project, which should be finished in about one and a half year. It may seem a bit silly, but I can ...
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Conflict Management between Development team and design team [closed]

I have two different teams (which are separate implementation vendors) doing design and development for an implementation of Microsoft dynamics CRM, currently at the prototyping stage. The Design team ...
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What is the difference between titles “lead” and “manager” [closed]

What is the difference between job titles operations lead and operations manager in an organizational hierarchy. Which one holds the greater position.
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How to convince my boss to let go an ineffective programmer

I was hired as a project manager / senior programmer to manage an internal group of programmers in a company. I'm responsible for coordinating 12 programmers. My boss has no programming background, ...
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Inter-Team Dynamics - Is it worth planning / optimizing for?

In my organization I realize that at times there are teams that work better in certain combinations of devs (IE: John + Travis have a better dynamic than Dennis + Travis so they result in a faster ...
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How to check the actual number of hours spent by remotely working employee?

I hired hourly employees, they work remotely and choose when to work by themselves. The work includes working on a computer + making phone calls. How do I check the actual number of hours they ...
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How can I deal with a developer who isn't on board with a new PM and programming framework?

I'm currently implementing Scrum and a switch to Ruby on Rails within my organization. We have a team of six developers, only two of whom have experience in Ruby on Rails. Two of the other developers ...
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What are the effects of rotating of professionals among different projects during software development?

Currently, I am performing a research focused on the effects of rotation in software development. So, I'm interested in understand how developers, software engineers, testers, that is, all ...
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Identifying and considering the important factors to calculate a persons Capacity for a Sprint?

My team works in a 3 Weeks sprint, and accordingly we calculate the capacity of Team member based on his or her planned holidays and company Vacations. But we cannot deny any unplanned / Sick leaves,...
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How can I improve the efficiency of QA?

One of my colleagues is in charge of QA (acceptance testing), and I keep on having to double check his work, and when I do, I find bugs - it is becoming tedious. Short of double checking his work, ...

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