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Time Logs for Project Manager

I am a solutions architect working for a private company. The company would like to associate employees' time logs with their payroll. For instances, if an employee is supposed to deliver 8 hours of ...
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How to name written data that it will likely be used later in the project?

How can I give a general name for documented data that will likely to be accessed and used in the future? Data like: outline of summary of a meeting. a list of links, found after a research session. ...
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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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How many activities per week should I be doing with my scrum team?

As a scrum master, I don’t want to take my team away from their committed sprint work too much so here is my question: If you had to take a relatively high performing team, how many workshops would ...
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Is a company with Tech Leads a matrix organization?

Employees of my company are grouped into pools depending on technical skills (e.g. front-end devs, back-end devs, QA engineers, etc). For each pool there's a Tech Lead who doesn't manage projects (or ...
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T-shaped agile teams, great in theory, impractical in practice?

Scrum Master, currently working with an agile coach. The coach has recommended to Senior management that developers should also train to be visual designers in an effort to make the team more 'agile' ...
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How do I filter out issues that are in the backlog?

Trying to have a query that filters out issues that are in the backlog. This is a workflow status: I tried statusCategory != Backlog And it says: The value 'Backlog' does not exist for the field '...
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How to get people on board with Scrum/agile?

So I'm part of a Team with 12 members in which we have recently tried to adopt Scrum/agile processes. I am the Scrum Master of the Team and I am also very new to agile; I'm also an apprentice within ...
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How to handle real world sprint failures?

Example: I have a project where I want to import raw data into a new database. sprint 1: clean up/validate raw data sprint 2: import raw data to new database If sprint 1 fails, what is the SCRUM ...
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How can I measure the effective team work per iteration?

I have a team of 4 developers and 1 QA. My workflow in Jira is: Backlog -> Analysis -> In Development -> QA Ready -> QA Complete -> Done Every sprint (1 week) all issues get into QA Ready stage (QA ...
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how to manage two teams with different views on a problem

I have a scrum team that consists of client developers and my company’s developers to form a team of 8. I’ve noticed a lot of friction/arguments between team members on what is the best way to solve a ...
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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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User documentation and technical writer in Scrum

If User documentation is part of the definition of done and there is no technical writer in the scrum team, how the situation is dealt? Should the dev team create user documentation still or wait ...
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Who starts the daily scrum meeting?

Is the scrum meeting started by the person whom comes to the meeting last or Anybody chosen by the team starts the scrum meeting? Tried to find answer to this question but no luck till now
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What is Scrum at scale?

I am new to the Scrum domain and recently found a "Scrum at scale" workshop near my town. I am a software engineer more inclined to data science. How would scaled Scrum help me become better in ...
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What kind of backlog review is this?

Backsory My company has recently hired a new product manager to handle a medium sized project. The new manager is a self-described "Scrum Master" but hasn't initiated any Sprint planning or other ...
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importance of long list of risks

Can anybody explain the importance of having long list of risks in managing the project? i know we should cover maximum of all possible one but what really significant importance to have a long list ...
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How to write a summary for a user story?

I'm working hard on user stories and it is paying off, but something itches. We use Jira, but the problem is that from above the backlog seems clumsy. We need to write summary for user story so ...
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How to assess “We do scrum” on a job interview?

I have noticed on some job ads where at the near end company states "we do scrum". I'm just getting into scrum stuff and I learned little bit about scrumbuts https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-...
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MS Project 2016 updating Actual Cost figures for Cost Resources that are set to accrue at the end of the task

I am having an issue where MS Project 2016 is prorating the actual cost figures for cost resources that have been set to accrue at the end of the tasks. I have tried everything I can think about and ...
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Are consultants paid for abandoning project?

I'm a PhD student and I'm new to Management StackExchange. I'm researching on the kind of contracts that are designed for consultants, and I had a few generic questions about them. Since there is a ...
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Is it OK to defer implementation detail and consider user story to be done?

I am just getting into user stories (read some blogs and watched some of Mike Cohn's presentations). My current understanding is that the story is a vertical slice of the system. Stories are not "Add ...
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Creating feature teams when technical teams are still technically immature

My current team is quite technically young (close to all of us have less than a year presence in my company), in the software framework that my company is using. The person who has the most ...
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How to deal with a team that fails to complete a task?

I had been in a situation where details about the task and the target to be followed have been explained to the team. However, in spite of multiple follow-ups, they fail to complete the defined tasks ...
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Development solution rushed prior to agreement on requirements - is this a healthy project management?

I've been working for 4 years in IT field (as Developer and QA Lead) and I've just joined this company on Sept 2018 as System Analyst. Here are some background of the company and the project we are ...
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Printing specific date range in ms project 2016

I am trying to print a specific date range from a gantt chart view in ms project 2016, but all that prints out is the whole project. Can you help?
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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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Sprint ceremonies getting faster - should we revert?

When we started our agile project we were doing everything by the book. Over time, this has somewhat slipped into a more relaxed style. We still get the information we need, share what needs sharing ...
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Project budgeting by financial year vs lifetime?

We're discussing how project budgets will be set and tracked. My view is that the budget should be set for the duration and tracked that way. Our finance team have a preference for the budget to be ...
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MS Project burndown for outline level

I'm working on creating a burndown graph for a large project that I'm trying to schedule, but I don't want the sub-tasks to be counted as a remaining actual task for the burndowns. Is there a method ...
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Delays in projects - what is normal on IT implementations?

I have some experience in IT myself, but in a different type of projects, so I would love to pick your brains. The context is that during conversations with some friends I had the impression that ...
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ProjectLibre: One person two tasks at the same time

I'm trying to schedule a few tasks in ProjectLibre and I'm also fairly new to PM The problem Suppose we have Person1, and he'scheduled on two tasks (100%): Install device (duration=1hr) Test ...
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Who to pitch my product for placement in their store? [closed]

My team have come up with a product and we are wondering what’s the right person to call to talk about the product being placed in their store. It’s somewhat a big chain of a tech shop (e.g. Public) ...
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Non-Committal Team Member

Should you call out a team member that isn't living up to commitments in front of the team. i.e. during the stand up how do you properly address a team member that does not make any effort to get work ...
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Do companies normally develop projects solely through reverse engineering?

I currently work in the IT dept of a small company. Our team consists of 5-7 people. We do not have business analysts & our projects are all reverse engineered & started without requirements. ...
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DPO without multiplying by number of units?

In a book, Six Sigma for Dummies, the authors define DPO as number of defects per number of opportunities but they do not multiply that by number of units. So basically they say that if you have ...
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What is the proper way to add/represent development tasks (like refacturing) to a sprint?

We coded something which works but is quite terrible. We have planned the refactoring of that piece of code in this sprint but since it doesn't really fit in a user story, how do we add or represent ...
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Understanding Azure devops burndown

I do not understand why the burndown is looking like it is. Remaining work is higher than capacity - but in the details remaining work is lower than remaining capacity. Can anyone help?
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Shared resources in the Spotify model

A company is trying to adopt the Spotify model, with tribes, squads, chapters etc. They came up with around 6-7 tribes. However they have a part of it, UX/UI that is needed on an ad-hoc basis from ...
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Is there a way to search Project tags in Azure DevOps

We have an organization within Azure DevOps and many projects within. I have started to tag projects. I'd like to be able to search tags and list the projects that have that specific tag in the ...
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How to deal with huge data selection requirement

I would like to discuss about a business requirement from the client. The requirement is to allow the user to select a huge amount of data. Let me try to explain with an example. As a portfolio ...
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JIRA - Use incoming emails to create tickets

Our team would like to use incoming emails (from Outlook) to create support tickets. I've figured out how to successfully get this working, however, the formatting is awful. When the ticket is ...
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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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SAFe, are developers required to gather their own requirements?

Recently at our company, the management decided to implement SAFe. Things have changed quite a bit since then for better or worse. One of the major changes we have noticed as a developer is the ...
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How to avoid the planning fallacy?

The planning fallacy appears especially frequently when estimating tasks in software development. However agile estimation methods like planning poker etc. don't seem to be designed to avoid this ...
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What should a UI designer know and how to deliver this knowledge to him?

I manage a few development teams at the moment. Each team develops different projects for different clients. Right now I'm trying to let team leads work with clients directly without me, but the ...
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How to manage framework changes?

I'll try to be concise so as to not make this into a blog post. If there are specific questions, let me know and I'll do my best to answer them. Basically, I'm interested in what methodologies people ...
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Measuring team capacity for upcoming sprint on a Scrum Team

As a Scrum Master, I have been tasked with helping the team understand its capacity for an upcoming sprint. This capacity, along with the product backlog, the latest increment, and past team ...
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About the claim that adding more developers to a team does not make delivery faster

Over the years, I have heard many times that adding more developers to a team does not make things faster. My opinion is that it's a question of management. If you can allocate one complex screen of a ...
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Applying Agile Methodologies to Open Source Volunteer projects?

What Agile principals can be extended to classical volunteer Open Source Project Management? Challenges compared to a traditional workspace. Managing burnout / over-commitment of volunteers. ...

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