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Does Scrum (or something Scrumish) make sense to manage projects for my team?

Background: my team is only two years old, and up until this point, project management has been almost completely decentralized and, to a certain extent, non-existent. My team consists of 14 people (...
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Is using of the term “KPI” correct at process level?

I have read in many business books that KPIs should be only those metrics that directly relate to organizational strategic goals. Also that C-level people look at them and can act on them. According ...
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Parallel workflows: Preparation at a low-level, while management sorts things out at a high-level

Introduction: My organization is embarking on a corporate asset management project. The corporation knows that it needs to do comprehensive asset management on all its assets, in a single, easy-to-...
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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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What are the “pillars” of the Kanban process?

The Scrum Guide states: Three pillars uphold every implementation of empirical process control: transparency, inspection, and adaptation. What are the pillars of the Kanban process? Are they the ...
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How exactly one can find out the influence of each risk component in Fault Tree Model? Is that possible at all?

How exactly one can find out the influence of each risk component in Fault Tree Model? Is that possible at all with model?
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How other than financial constraints affect quality?

I am doing research about the perception of quality. I have finished the philosophical part and moved to more practical questions and have some troubles understanding the following (quote from a book):...
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Iron Triangle / quality triangle - why the middle is said to be non-existant?

I struggle with some interpretations of the model. Some visualizations says that no projects live in the middle of the triangle. But I wonder why? It would mean that the project is of moderate quality,...
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Meaningful metric to track and forecast research

Is there a theory and/or study backed way to measure/track and forecast research activities? As it seems clear that R&D must be treated differently than production work for example, I could not ...
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Are win-win situations/negotiations always fair? [closed]

Based on some statement of a book (the 7 habits of highly effective people), a friend told me that every win-win negotiation implies that the outcome is fair for both parts, and that fairness was a ...
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How Feasible is Agile in Large Department of Defense Projects?

There is an interesting discussion that has been reignited by Jeff Sutherland about the U.S. Department of Defense using Agile project management. While it seems that there is broad consensus as to ...
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Creating an Agile Estimate for an Earned Value Management PMB

Earned Value Management is predicated on the creation of a Performance Management Baseline (PMB). The PMB can be thought of as a super estimate that defines what work is planned to be done by what ...