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SCRUM - Sizing in sprint. Do I need to use story points in a sprint if the duration of the project phase itself is only 3-4 months?

In my current company, DSDM is being practiced. For a new project that we are starting, there are no backlogs yet and it is decided we will be executing the project in sprints. The duration of the ...
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Why does the burndown chart include weekends and nights?

Currently my team's burndown charts includes weekends and nights, I feel like this harms the velocity by misrepresenting it, however, I cannot explain this very well. This is what is going on in my ...
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How to add new task below the currently selected task

When adding steps/tasks to a project plan, I often do this sequentially in the order they need to be done. However, pressing "Insert" adds the new task above the current task. How can I add new ...
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How do I capture business workflow in a user story?

As a Product Owner, I am working with a team that use the 'AS A / I WANT / SO THAT' style of user story. I have a system that has a several workflows to be followed depending on the setting of certain ...
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How to apply Scrum on multiple small projects for an advertising agency?

I work for an advertising agency and we are just 2 developers. We both maintain a total of 120 WordPress sites. We often build 1 new site every month which is done by only one of us at a time (while ...
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How to estimate a Research and Development project?

Our software team has been doing a lot of R&D work to improve the performance of our product. Of course, the management team would like to know how long it's going to take to improve the ...
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As a Scrum Master, how to handle management expectations on delivering story points?

Problem - I've been appointed as a Scrum Master to a new team and senior management (CTO) expectation is that our team should deliver more than the SP capacity we can currently realistically deliver. ...
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In jira, am I approaching kanban wrong?

Let me start by saying I'm a developer, not a PM - so I'm potentially misunderstanding some fundamentals here. Apologies if so. I have created a jira project, I believe kanban made sense (we need the ...
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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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Sprint is 2 week and 40-stories

Question for QA- What you are doing if your current sprint is 2 week and you have 20 stories, suddenly PO added more 20 stories how you handle this situation..?
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Is a scrum master expected to train the PO from the ground up?

As a Scrum Master and Agile Coach I have been assigned to a team of engineers with little or mixed experience with agile delivery which I aim to address through workshops and training etc. The ...
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Is it a possible to add a stakeholder to an impact map?

My team and I were considering adding a stakeholder actor to the map, but we've got questions. First, if we have it in the map, how can we fill the 4th field, i.e. how can we affect our stakeholder? ...
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Where does documentation like business and software requirement spec docs fit in an agile project?

We are implementing scrum in our company. The problem we faced is our traditional thinking, which always requires physical document. Management is constantly asking for documents like Business ...
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How do you keep documentation on long-term project?

I'm working on optimizing the process of documentation on the projects in IT company. The issue is that right now the company has documentation when the project is started but then they don't ...
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What can I do when I can't adjust scope, resources, or schedule and a team member wants a raise?

After almost 20y programming and 5y managing I have arrived at a state to be so confused with the basics that I need help from outside! At the project management we have 3 pillars: Scope: features ...
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If we can’t finish all tasks, does this mean we are doing Scrum wrong?

I'm working in an online mobile game development team, and we've been doing Scrum for several sprints. There are various reasons, but we seem never able to finish all items selected for an sprint. ...
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How to arrive at a project plan for migrating a legacy web application to ReactJS based application

I need to come-up with a project plan for migrating a legacy web application to a ReactJS based application. The legacy web application is written in Vanilla JS, HTML, CSS and there are approximately ...
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Do bugs from previous Sprints need to be estimated?

For example: in Sprint 2, on story, A Tester raises 4 bugs. 2 bugs got fixed in the same Sprint. The remaining 2 were pushed to the Product Backlog. At Sprint 6, we are picking those 2 bugs of story A ...
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What if you do not believe in the project benefits?

I've recently been assigned to a project as the PM and I'm fairly sure that a senior executive in the company has heard some fancy marketing spill at a conference and now wants this product at the ...
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Order JIRA filter by position of the tasks in the backlog

I have a custom filter defined by this query project = ProjectName AND status in ("In Progress", Open, Reopened) AND assignee in (currentUser()) AND sprint in openSprints() AND sprint not in ...
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Sprint demo feedback

Sprint demos are done at the end of each sprint to the clients. This helps to identify the issues and collect feedback from the clients. I have a question on implementing the demo feedback. Should we ...
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Project scope increases rapidly and affects team

I belong to a developer team in a senior position. I am not on the project management side. I am facing a frequent issue. Let's say our project's start date is 01-01-2018. The deadline of the project ...
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Large group retrospective format

I would like to run a retrospective for a huge amount of people involved in a cross-departmental project. The problem is there are 50 people involved. I was thinking of doing the data gathering, ...
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Does every Scrum story need to be completed at the end of the sprint?

I have worked on teams which, while using Scrum, have fallen either side of this opinion: every story must be complete by the end of the sprint. What is the "official" definition/requirement? I ...
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how to differentiate between epic and story for an already existing software? [duplicate]

How to decide that a requirement will be my epic or user story.I have a few enhancements from the client which cannot be grouped into something.As for example my request is adding a few informative ...
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Story Points flaw?

Forgive me f this has been asked before, I read some similar questions (linked below), but didn't find the answer I was looking for. Our team is fairly new to them and trying to figure out how to ...
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Should I word backlog items as what's broken or what work needs to be done?

We have a software project that we are trying to implement some basic project management for and we're starting simple, just using a Trello kanban board to track bugs/feature requests. I am beginning ...
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How to include front end developers and QA into the estimation process?

We are team of 3 Back-end developers, 3 Ios developers, 1 QA, 1 Product Owner and 1 SM, working on a Social App. We are interested to do this using the agile methodology with the Scrum framework. We ...
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User Story versus Task in Jira

I am learning about the agile/scrum process, and currently using it for a 6 month software project at my university. My team is using Jira. I am starting to get confused between the difference ...
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Is it wrong to put all projects in one VSTS project and then create nested epics

I had been reading on structuring VSTS. The guideline on structure of projects isn't very clear. Our scenario is that we have lots of projects and only a small team of 3 developers, 2 testers and 2 ...
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What are the differences/similarities between a project manager and a functional manager?

How can we describe them separately according their roles? Actually I am a new student; I don't have proper knowledge about this. Please guide me as a basic student.
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Assign Resources Automatically in the Most Efficient Manner

Firstly I have to state that I am not a project manager. I am a software development team leader that has been tasked with giving a plan for a large project for my team. We work in a Scrum-like ...
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How to manage a multidisciplinary project/company?

For example... someone who is a computer engineer and his expertise is machine vision or voice recognition or totally machine learning (ML) fields. But we know a robot has electrical parts and ...
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New IT project documentation

When there is a new IT project, what documentation should we begin with? What structure do they usually have. Is there a common standard to compose them? I am entirely new to IT projects, I am ...
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What to do with work not on the board?

TL;DR: At some point, someone on the team will have work which can justifiably not go on the board. How is this handled in a sprint team when it is a long running thing? Our team's technical leader ...
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The SWOT analysis is applied to the company or to every decision alternative?

If a company were to pursue different project alternatives in which to invest, would I perform a SWOT analysis on each project alternative or should I do a SWOT analysis of the company and, based on ...
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Scrum Team delivery without hitting commitment

Hi looking for some ideas.... One of my scrum teams is performing and releasing, we have regular deployments but the planning and board does not reflect the work they have done. I'm not sure what ...
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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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Terminology for time before a ticket is raised and time after a ticket is completed

In our team, we get tickets from other teams. Currently we are trying to work on reducing the time to complete a requirement. We have split the time into 4 slices: Time when a requirement is ...
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How to update some Key information from another Project

I have created a Project in MS Project 2016. Of this data there are probably about 50 tasks which are of high importance. What I would like to do is create a project with the most important 50 tasks, ...
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How to improve team motivation with minimal wage increment but fair performance ratings?

How would you motivate the team when the annual wage increment is minimal (less than 5%) even though the performance ratings are very fair?
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Should employees be allowed to vote for or against a feature request [closed]

We intend to implement a system that will allow users of our application to suggest new features (eg Uservoice) and vote for or against certain suggestions. Can employees working on the application (...
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In Scrum, how to handle a functionality that could be used by more than one feature?

Is there a principle in Scrum for packaging the different views of the project into different owners' perspectives, or do I just need to get more practice in picking the pieces I need out of the ...
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Task estimation for PMs who are not developers

While working Agile, how can a PM estimate a task when he/she is not a developer?
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Standup Frequency & Content for Kanban

I have started the practice of Kanban (with JIRA) in my team that handles customer issues for heterogeneous products. As part of this we have daily standups to discuss: 1. How is the flow 2. Any ...
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Project Management templates - Official standards across industry

Does anyone know if, according to PMI, or any other PM certification, there are official templates for project management artifacts. I am interested in the following documentation: Project charter ...
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Writing stories for SAP

Perhaps this will get criticised for being technical, but SO seems the wrong place for it. If you are running/involved in a project with SAP developers, how do you/they write stories for it? What do ...
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Lingua franca for technical stories

I have coached my team to write quite good user stories using gherkin, but their technical stories are still lacking something. The problem is that when a person of one technical discipline reads the ...
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Technical Spec: Is more detail help or hindrance?

When writing a full Technical Spec - defining in details what every part of the system will do, show and look like - does it help to state the obvious? Let's take the easiest example: A Login Screen ...

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