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Different notation of earned value chart

Typically, the y axis of EV chart is the cost, the x axis is the time, and there are 3 lines plotted, one representing the planned value, the earned value and the actual value. I have come across a ...
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How to warn if blocking tickets are not in a sprint

We had a recent problem that I would have thought Jira could handle but I can't see where this would work. We are using Jira with scrum/agile. While defining stories we had two stories one larger one ...
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Leveling Algorithm appears to be taking Total Slack into account when it should not. Why?

I have set Leveling Order to be Priority, Standard. Therefore I expected the hierarchy of leveling tests to be as follows Is the Priority of any of the contending tasks 1000? Are any of the ...
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Sprint board critique

We are a DevOps software team with dependencies upon a release process which often requires us to wait before releasing some code to production for up to 5 times longer than our sprint length. This ...
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Is a mid sprint check-in/catch-up a good idea

Scenario: With scrum teams doing a daily stand-up to inform team of progress (yesterday and today) and any impediments. I wonder sometimes do they actually bring up impediments, concerns or issues. ...
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Asana and requirements management

I am looking for a way to include requirements management in Asana. Right now we have a very powerful integration with Instagantt, where projects and their scheduled tasks are in sync with Asana's ...
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Carrying items over from one sprint to the next

Question: Carrying items over from one sprint to the next Answer: Yes Scenario: I am a new scrum master on a team and we have just completed our first sprint. I was not here when the team planned ...
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Create MS Project report which to return incomplete tasks per user with due date

I want to be able to produce a report I can share with resources on a project so that they have visibility on what outstanding tasks they have (overdue, current, future) and when they are due. ...
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Microsoft Project IIF (immediate if) limitations

I'd like to understand better the restrictions applied to IIF (immediate Ifs) on MS Project 2016, such as: how many nested iifs are allowed how many characters are accepted in a formula how many ...
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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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How to handle when planned work is blocked and a developer has capacity to take on a new user story that may be too big

Assume the following situation. All but one user story planned in a sprint is completed. The remaining user story is blocked. A developer would like to take on work in the highest priority work ...
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MS Project Change Working Time - Roster

How can I change the working time to 2 weeks ( working - 14 days) and 1 week (not working - 7 days)? Is this able to be automatically populated?
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Multiple Web Projects - One or many Product Backlogs?

I work as a project manager and I usually manage multiple client web projects with the same development team. We typically develop four to five web projects simultaneously. Recently, we decided to ...
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We work with fixed scope, price and time - why should we use Story points?

We deliver projects in fixed price, fixed time and fixed scope environment. We have a contract that specify those, specifications of features. Recently, an agile couch was trying to convince me to ...
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Reflecting external dependencies

We use ServiceNow story boards and one element of this tool is that it provides little coloured dots for representing attributes of stories or spikes. These dots are very limited in number, but our ...
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Advisable scrum columns for software projects

Our software team has essentially these storyboard columns: Backlog To Do Develop Test Done Unfortunately, people inside and outside the team often attempt to affect the board to represent pre- and ...
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Pair Programming and Display on an IMAX [closed]

I responded to an employment opportunity for an XP developer. I have done several XP projects early in the 2000s, but not lately after Scrum has come into wide practice. The recruiter said they ...
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What's the name of Knowledge sharing activity within scrum metodology

Suppose you work by scrum and set up special meetings to let developers share their knowledge about technologies / experience of the current project parts / enhance collective code ownership. What is ...
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Change task distribution with % completed

I'm using MS Project 2010. When assigning a task with duration say 5 days and work of say 10 hours. Then MSP distributes the occupation for that resource over the whole duration. e.g. Mon 2h | Tue ...
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Should we arrange multiple agile sub-teams along customer groups or along software components?

The question's context is a company that creates a software product that consists of several functional components (you could also call them sub-products) and sells the product to a rather small ...
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Demo in Sprint Review

Currently we are following one week Sprint, Post refinement sometimes we encounter few stories which may take more than 1 week time to complete development, integration & Test. This means to ...
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Sprints Starting Mid-Week in Scrum

When people discuss Sprints that start or stop mid-week, they seem to agree that this should be done on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Why is that? Also, how do week-long Sprints with mid-week starts and ...
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How to treat users stories which were almost completed at the previous sprint? [duplicate]

How to treat users stories which were almost completed at previous sprint but didn't meet Definition of Done due to testers were late for some reason. Suppose one of those stories was 5 story points, ...
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Is QA stage mandatory to be included into user story cycle?

The problem I came across: A 2-week Sprint is close to the end (let's say 80% of the time has passed by) A particular user story has just been completed (and has unit tests) What next? Testing takes ...
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Should we add more items to sprint backlog if there is items that are not completed

Question: Should we add more items in a sprint if there is items that are not completed but a developer is open. Scenario: Lets say we the development team are made up of 5 team members and we have ...
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How to share with a link to a viewer with stakeholders

I'm tired of trying to keep everyone partially happy - some prefer excel, some prefer pdf, very few have ms project. What I'm looking for is a simple link that I could send out to everyone, giving ...
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Are all nodes in Activity-on-Arrow diagrams milestones?

Should all nodes in AoA represent milestones? What if I need to show several activities like a1,a2 where there is a single milestone after a2?
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SCRUM and Nexus Frameworks - 1 Team with multiple projects

I work essentially for 3 companies. A development team consisting of members from the 3 different companies will be formed to build 1 related product (w/ several versions). The complex part is that, ...
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MS Project - Link multiple columns to the Resource Sheet

I have (somehow) managed to create one column which successfully links to the Resource Sheet. When using the drop down, it brings up all of the names in the resource sheet, and allows you to choose ...
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Sharing important information effectively in an small group

I'm working in a software project with about 25 students (divided in 4 groups). As right now we use Slack for chatting and sharing important decisions we make. Slack is an communication tool similar ...
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What is the difference between scope creep and scope gap?

As per understanding from given link, scope creep is unapproved additional works, requirements or features of a new product. But I am not clear about: what, then, is scope gap? As per definition, ...
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Should a Product Owner start testing while an item is in code review

We have a Product Owner (PO) who starts testing while an item is in code review and gives feedback to developers. I see, from the point of view of the PO, that this allows for quicker feedback. ...
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Azure Board (DevOps) Reports

I am looking for out of the box "Scrum" reports (velocity, burn-down, sprint report) that use story points, in the tool Azure Boards/DevOps (formerly known as VSTS). I played with "Analytics Views" ...
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Kanban or Scrum for tough deadline project?

Sorry in advance if my question looks silly, but it's bothered me for quite a long time and haven't found the answer to it yet. I work in an IT outsource company and due to specifics of my job I ...
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How to structure estimation requests when there is a middle-man

We have a long term project, call it Project A. Our direct client (DC) is an organization between us and the Product Owner (PO). Every now and then we're being asked for estimates. The problem is ...
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Effective Manager drills [closed]

I am a tech lead, who had recently transitioned to becoming a people manager. It was something I wanted to try out, though I wasnt quite sure what it meant. After 6 months at it, I am still not ...
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Project Management department organisation in large company - How to integrate skill silos?

Our company is facing a challenge regarding the project management organisation. We already have our own working group on this topic but I'd like to get some external opinions in. It's a very specific ...
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How to make Agile and Waterfall work together

Before I start, I just want to point out that this is a hypothetical question that I was recently asked in an interview. I'd like to be able to answer it with conviction if it ever comes up again. Any ...
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Web development project management through Jira Software [closed]

I worked as a software developer and recently I became the manager of some web development projects for clients. Can you please recommended some useful tutorials for web development project management ...
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How to convince business team why software development IDE licensing is important?

Sorry if I'm asking in the wrong community. In our company we have a "tradition" to not to pay for licenses for development integrated development environments (IDEs). The business team's arguments ...
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Add columns in master project from external project tasks

I have created a master project ( in ms project 2010 and published in ms epm 2013)that contains only key milestones tasks from external projects. Hence this master project plan contains high level ...
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How to deal with non negotiable change

One of the issues my organisation has is where change requests are requested during a sprint cycle in a particular high volume worksteam. The development team are often forced to accept these change ...
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How can I show short tasks (less than 8 hours) in a JIRA Gantt chart?

I recently installed a few apps (like BigPicture) which help you see the order of work of each programmer. The problem is that when I link some tasks with estimates less than one work day, the Gantt ...
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Should we demo bug fixes in sprint demos?

We have been asked to demo almost all bugs in our sprint demo, except the bugs which were raised for the stories of the sprint. Some teams only demo critical bug fixes, probably to reassure others ...
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Requirements vs User stories

In this accepted answer (from Software Engineering StackExchange) to a question targeting my blocker, one can read: (...) think of user stories as a subset of requirements (...) It's quite ...
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In Kanban, when do you pull a card into your PM analysis column?

Our kanban board has a familiar form: Backlog > analysis > QA/Dev Review > Ready to go > in Dev ... etc. A topic of discussion found within the team (and across the company) is when should stories ...
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Beginner certification to enter into project management

I am looking for project management entry level certification. I searched online and I found CAPM and PRINCE 2. I am bit confused which one should I go for. Which one is worth doing??
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Patent Application Development Artifacts

From the inventor perspective that has a patent-attorney-team developing a nonprovisional patent application, I am trying to put together a plan comprising a list of deliverables (to be produce by ...
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Ms project - Avoid task split up in minutes

I am trying to update my ms project plan with the following: - replan al 0% and partly completed tasks from the new status date. - Tasks can be split up - Plan based on priority and available time for ...
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Duration vs Work…Resource Overallocation Errors

I am fairly new to project so apologies up front...I have several tasks in my project plan which have a set duration; i.e. start and end dates/due dates, but the actual amount of time required for ...

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