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How to address external problems within our issue intake process?

We're trying to put together an efficient intake process for bugs/issues that are encountered through customer service, etc. We haven't had this before. Many of these issues are external analogue ...
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time spent on the highest-level task in Jira

I'm asking for help with Jira. The task is to track the time spent on the highest-level task and ideally do it by roles. Now, let me explain in more detail how things currently stand. The highest-...
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Can I track tickets from one project in another?

I am the QA lead for a company that has multiple teams with their own projects in Jira. Is there a way I could track Jira tickets from for example, the engineering board or bug board in the QA board ...
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How should we capture "non-implementation" work?

Currently we don't capture non-implementation stories and treat any research, analysis, release, and support work as team overhead. This makes it very difficult to predict team velocity. What is the ...
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Are there best practices with time tracking?

What are the best practices for tracking time for developers? Our company has recently demanded that all employees track their time spent working daily with little guidance beyond that other than an ...
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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 visualize communication work?

I have a QA team report directly to me, their day to day tasks are: Correct the new specifications together with tech leads/PM Write test plan Discuss with teammates during implementation phases ...
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Using A.I. and neural activity monitoring on workers? I am using it on my team. Why is it bad? [closed]

I have just tested some new software and techniques on our team and I got a very defensive response here... My workers are kind of into it, some are not. I made sure they do not rebel, the moment I ...
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Recording workers PCs and insight into their activity and effectiveness? How [closed]

How do you monitor your workers and how do you make sure they are not just staring at the screen, and eating chips? What kind of software or method do you use?
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How do you track employee working hours? [closed]

I've inherited the responsibility of managing a team in my role. I need to track the hours that each employee spends on each project. We're a small startup that lacks an existing process for this task....
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How can we track Business as Usual (BAU) work?

My team, which consists of network architects and developers has been running Scrum for the past couple of months and the biggest issue we have is how we're supposed to record BAU work. We consider ...
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Factors that determine a project's health

I'm writing an app that track's a project's health. There are several factors that go into deciding how healthy a project is. The three major factors are whether the project is on time, within budget ...
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What metrics should be used for tracking the quality of research project?

It is known that software development tasks should be controlled by some project management metrics, that show the progress of work at each particular moment of time. What metrics are better to be ...
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How to track student's progress remotely?

We have been providing a free remote training weekly basis, and We gave them some task/project to do. We tried to track the student's learning progress and project development using Skype and Trello. ...
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Tracking hours for Managers/Scrum Master

Developers at my company log hours in JIRA. Managers/Scrum Masters do not log hours that religiously. They would only log for Scrum ceremonies. As a manager, I can see the reason for not adding my ...
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How to track Incomplete acceptance criteria in JIRA

I have a question regarding the incomplete acceptance criteria in a sprint. A user story is said to be completed if all the acceptance criteria are satisfied. There can be multiple acceptance ...
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How to track milestones shared between several repositories?

I watched https://youtu.be/nI5VdsVl0FM?t=226 about how to manage issues with labels, milestones and Projects, but that seems specific to each Github repository. Say we have a feature push that ...
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Is it really always bad to have MS Outlook as primary collab system? [closed]

I work in a high tech software engineering in a small RnD group which is a part of a group of about 50 people of different functions. In our small team we tried multiple project management software ...
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Best practice for tracking merging hotfixes

We are working with two main branches in our project, a development branch and a production branch. All production fixes get their own hotfix branch, which is then merged back into the development ...
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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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What KPI's or OKR's do you use for individual software engineers?

As a company, we're trying to push more quarterly OKR's into the individual level. We've had success with quarterly goals at the team level (IE code coverage, # of successful releases, up time, % ...
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MS Project Calendar

I'm new MS Project user; I'm trying to sync my Ms Project 2016 calendar with Outlook 2013, I want tasks due dates give notification in Outlook. How can I do that?
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How to Plan a Project with a Fixed Management Deadline?

Take a scenario where the project deadline is predetermined by senior management and the project team is asked to execute. Is there any methodology which can be used? How can a project plan be ...
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Does the act of measuring progress also slow progress?

I recently read an article on Heisenberg developers. In a nutshell, the author is arguing that the act of measuring progress has the effect of slowing progress. Does this principle have an official ...
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Should project management software be comprised of the technologies the developers use?

As owner of and project manager for a medium (~20 devs) Rails shop, I find myself constantly sifting through a dozen tabs trying to gauge any given project's current status. My team embraces ...
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In Microsoft Project why is my actual duration calculating to 0 days?

I had set a baseline previously and I am now updating to show what has actually happened. I went into the task information and changed the "start" and "finish" dates to what actually happened. When ...
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Should bug/regression tickets be reopened, or new tickets created?

Question This is a paradox I have: when I create GitHub Issues (or JIRA tickets, or whatever issue tracker you use), my engineers like to make them very granular, so that it narrows the scope down ...
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Dynamically queueing tasks to better plan ahead

I'm no project manager but I have a time management issue. I'm a programmer in a small team with plenty of tasks distributed among many projects and I'm responsible for managing my time. I'm alright ...
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One channel per task to track all discussions related to particular tasks in Slack: good or bad idea?

Wanting to quickly see everything that has been said regarding a particular task is very common. And often impossible, because both channels and PM contain discussions about multiple tasks. Therefore, ...
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Jira story points versus sub task estimation

We are using Jira for agile PM, but are having problems working with both story points and sub task hours estimation. Articles like this and this just don't seem to help. The second article has a ...
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Should a Scrum team formally track daily commitments?

Should a Scrum team be tracking the daily commitments each team member makes during the Daily Scrum? We write them down in a kind of a mini task manager, and then we mark them as done during the work ...
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Improvement on awareness of ongoing/scheduled multiple projects for our client

I work for a project of my client. along with my project there are multiple projects are going on. Issue: Currently my client doesn't have much awareness of multiple projects which are going on / ...
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Action Item Register - Can a formal method of tracking action items be successfully applied to teams using more adhoc / agile methods?

Background I am a software developer working on an Action Item Register Application. Based on research I found a process flow chart that helped clarify a way of processing action items. I want to ...
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How to manage very small, easy tasks in Agile?

Let's say you have a bug on your website. Your developer needs to fix some CSS or something. He estimates it will take him one minute to fix. What is the best way to manage these kinds of tasks? Do ...
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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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Case-style project management software [closed]

I am looking at a slightly different take on project management - rather than having a set project performed over a particular timeline, I am looking at individual investigative cases as being their ...
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Who pays when actuals exceed pessimistic estimates?

Scenario: A Developer estimates between 70 to 100 hours for a task. Due to the urgency of the task and the developer's unavailability, a far less experienced developer is assigned to the project. The ...
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How can I perform a comparison between baseline and actual hours worked?

How could I calculate cumulative hours worked on all tasks from project start date to current date (status) to get a comparison between projected hours worked (baseline) and actual hours worked (...
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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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Handle the same project over multiple platforms in Agile

I'm working in a company that mainly perform mobile apps with their backend systems. My question is, what's the best practice to handle the same projects over multiple platforms (iOS and Android) and ...
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How to record client requirements?

How a typical Software development company keep records of client requirements? For example: A) One day client asked us to add a tracking code to his website. B) Another day same client asked us to ...
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What is the way to go to create tasks?

I already read: How to map user stories into tickets? But I still have difficulties understanding how I exactly should use a ticket system, especially in the case of tickets for new features. Let's ...
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How to reschedule activities after entering actuals in MS Project 2010

Like in MS Project 2007, there was a button “reschedule”. We clicked it after entering actuals on activities. The “reschedule” button calculates activity’s remaining duration and changes it ...
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Calculating and tracking benefits post delivery

Prior to commencing a project we need to justify taking on the project by detailing expected benefits. To date their is no follow up on this information, no way to monitor and no way to calculate ...
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Is a Requirements Traceability Matrix a validation or specification technique?

I am quite confused. Is a Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) a requirements validation technique or a requirements specification technique?
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Would gamification increase employee engagement with time tracking?

A typical difficulty in implementing time tracking in companies is that employees are rarely engaged with time tracking tasks, seeing them as a waste of time. I'm wondering if a gamification approach ...
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What are some commonly tracked metrics in Kanban?

I'm currently working with a development group that has a variety of project management approaches. They use a Kanban board for tracking work with a constantly re-prioritized backlog, they have ...
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Update project plan, rescheduling and dates

I'm trying to understand the update function in MS Project 2010 and I hope you can help. Let's say I have a road-project where I have divided a task in to several activities based on where the task ...
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After rescheduling a partially completed task again, work progress is delayed. How do I update it in Microsoft Project?

A task has completed. It's, say, 20% of duration progress, but it is still behind the schedule. Then in tracking, the 20% completion was updated and the task was rescheduled to the current date or ...
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Trying to develop a Project Health Check tool - How can I show the Health of a Project in Dollars and Hours?

My projects generally have 6 areas (Engineering, Fabrication, Assembly etc). Each area has been allotted a budget for a particular project (dollars and hours). Every week, I get a report on how much ...
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