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What do you do if developer takes on a task that was intended for you and he can't finish it in time?

I'm currently working with a couple of students on an course project (2x8h per week). At the last sprint planning we have taken one main backlog story to implement, and I was expected to be the ...
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How to handle project that (I think) not using any framework or has unclear workflow?

Let me describe what's in the project, The people involved in this project is: Company owner Project owner Consultant 4 software engineers I'm one of the software engineers there. The ...
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No Checkpoint Reports

I am running a Prince2/Waterfall project that is currently about 1/4 of the way through a 8 month timeline. I have been having trouble with Work Package owners not providing me with Checkpoint reports/...
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No / Late Checkpoint reports

I am a project manager with a Prince2, Agile Scrum background working for a company which almost solely utilises Prince2 for managing its projects. We are about a 1/4 of the way through a 8 month ...
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Estimate employee overhead due to interruptions

I am trying to estimate an overhead due to the effect of interruptions on an employee. For example: Imagine an employee who is responsible for repair services. He gets called on a daily basis by ...
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My boss says a Senior PM should show more commitment

As a PM I am working with a team and I almost always define our times, however, sometimes my boss stipulates a deadline to the presentation, and even when I discuss it with him he explains the project ...
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When does one call themselves a “Consultant”?

I currently do a number of things at work, but I have no idea what to officially call myself?, I was a IT/Telco Design Engineer previously and now I do more Program Coordination/Governance, Resource ...
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In Scrum, what is a good work area layout to foster swarming and other collaborative practices?

We changed our work area layout from a cube farm to what is variously known as a bullpen or a fishbowl style open layout. We are finding this is more helpful for team collaboration and provides an ...
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VCS + IssueTracking + CI for free? [closed]

What is the best way to build an IT infrastructure based on a free / affordable online services (GitHub, BitBucket, etc)? To facilitate collaborative work of a group of independent remote developers (...
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What can I do to encourage teams to lighten up?

I work with a geographically distributed team (different timezones) with people from various cultures and background. Some of us have never met each other in person but we communicate with each other ...
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What type of PM work can be done remotely?

I am interested in hearing experiences from others having experience in doing remote PM work. As it is very important for a PM role to have direct, face-to-face communication with the team members and ...
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PM doesn't agree with company-wide rule - what should they do?

Consider a PM who has his own strong opinion how project management should look like. Now, the organization he works for takes a bit different, more loose and more flexible, approach. A couple of ...
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Working environment and its impact on project

In my job people engaged in projects often work in separate departments. It means that they work in separate (1-2 person) rooms on different floors. Moreover project members differ greatly in ...