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Organizing Scrum team around microservices

Current status: We have the term of (service owner), where all microservices distributed among developers, and each service has a developer as (service owner). In the sprint, each developer is working ...
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Is it necessary for the whole team to participate in the Sprint Review in Scrum?

Scenario Before changing to Scrum, we usually performed some type of review with the Project Manager (now Product Owner), the Project Lead of the development team and the stakeholders. Our ...
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Best method to conduct retrospective meeting for a MVP? [closed]

Scenario As we know, a Sprint Retrospective is a meeting held at the end of an iteration to evaluate the Scrum Team's performance, what happened in the iteration and identify actions for improvement ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to remove Stories during a Sprint in Scrum?

Scenario In our organization, we use velocity to forecast the amount of possible work in a Sprint. Sometimes, based on the Team's average velocity, we add extra features not related to the Sprint ...
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Earning Respect of Team Members When I Know Very Little About the Topic?

I've recently been assigned project manager of a project which requires moderate-high degree of technical skills in machine learning that are above my level. Originally a programmer, I have previously ...
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PO likes to organise refinements during the Daily Scrum - therefore hanging the time/place of the daily

So - I'm a SM - my Product Owner likes to organise refinements in the morning. His logic is that such meetings at the beginning of the day don't collide with a thought process when a developer is in ...
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Should we start a sprint review with no business value stories in Scrum?

Scenario In some cases, specially at the beginning of a new product, we have a sprint entirely with architectural user stories with no business value but necesary to the product to be sucessful. We ...
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1answer
440 views

Hot swapping stories

Is it acceptable to swap out stories from the current sprint to the backlog and replace them with stories of the same estimate size from the backlog, because of changing priorities in the business? ...
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Can you change the end date of a sprint?

Ideally we commit to work being completed and releasable by the time the sprint finishes. However sometimes things happen or estimating is a little bit out. If we are approaching the end date of a ...
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How to negotiate a software proposal?

My company (western Europe) needs to outsource a project, and I received an offer from a eastern Europe software company. The proposal consists of a main part and an optional part. The work is ...
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Which is a best suitable agile methodology for ongoing products? [closed]

We are a product based company. Which is a best suitable agile methodology for ongoing products? Its like we have to keep improving our products to stay competitive. Looks like its never-ending thing.
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Does project manager(PM) have any role to play in large-scale projects developed under Scrum framework?

Does project manager(PM) have any role to play in large scale projects developed under Scrum framework? Consider that multiple scrum teams will be executing the project.
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What Does “Commitment” Look Like with Agile Projects?

When engaging with a client on a project that will be developed using agile methodologies, what is being promised in the delivery of the project? How do you know if that promise is objectively met? ...
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Is it fine to correct an estimation of a story during execution?

During execution of sprint, should team allowed to change estimation of a story in following scenarios. During execution When a story is finished Re-estimate in absence of Product Owner(PO)
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2answers
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Prince2 Business Options and the Contents of a Detailed Business Case

I'm currently studying Prince2 and am working through the business case theme. My question is about the business options in the detailed business case document, and how the contents of the business ...
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1answer
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MSProject show main resource on Summary tasks

How can I show the main (resource with maximum hours) for Summary tasks. I suspect I would need to set a custom text field to show this, but how would I structure this? thanks
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247 views

What to do with unexpectedly blocked story in scrum?

We have a low-pointed story which was dev-complete but, during testing, revealed a problem. In investigating the problem it was discovered that an external party will be required to deliver a fix. The ...
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2answers
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How to define out of scope for dependent function?

I am doing a project which have defined required functions for delivery assuming Function A. During the requirement collection, it is found that the function depends on Function B which should be ...
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Requirement gathering cut off when the time for requirement collection is too long

I am doing a small project. Users can only provide a part of requirements. The period of user requirement gathering has lasted for two months. But it seems we will receive no information for the rest ...
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Can I break down a vertical story into horizontal tasks?

My team and I are implementing Scrum in our project. We are at the phase of dividing user stories into tasks to assign to each developer. I understand the concept of Slicing the Cake where a user ...
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2answers
1k views

Difference between project-oriented deliverable and product oriented deliverable

Can someone please help me with the difference between Product-oriented Deliverablesand Project Oriented-Deliverable in Software Project Management. I found it all-over but didn't find any suitable ...
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1answer
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Small team in large team, using two boards in JIRA

We have one large project running at the company where I work as a developer. We have developers from different teams involved (different companies even), testers, analysts and whatnot. This large ...
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1answer
57 views

Best practice for Service Acceptance criteria in User Story format?

Like many in this forum, I am working in an enterprise organisation that subscribes largely to the ITIL model of service management. A discrete team that provide guidance and sign-off for service ...
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1answer
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Requirement conflict b/w Product and Engineering team?

Product team is the team which owns the requirement. They write the Functional requirements. Based on which, the engineering team makes the low level design. But down the line during development, ...
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3answers
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I need project management experience to get into a project management role but no one will hire me. Can anyone help? [closed]

Good Afternoon All, My name is Edriss and I have acquired my certificate in Project Management from UC Berkeley on July 2017. I have been looking around the web to find an entry level role in project ...
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What to do when capacity is reduced in the middle of the Sprint? (e.g. Sick Leave)

A developer had to take unplanned days off in the middle of the Sprint, causing an impact of less hours in the original capacity. It is possible to measure this in hours (e.g. 2 days = 16 hours). So, ...
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4answers
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Are all the scrum ceremonies included in the sprint timebox in Scrum?

We know the daily meeting and the backlog refinement is inevitable to have out from in the sprint timebox, but we don't know, for example in a two-week sprint, if the sprint planning, review and ...
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5answers
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How to motivate high performers in team?

Two months back I was asked this question in an Amazon interview: How will you motivate the High performer in your project? My answer, which I follow on the ground level: There are different ...
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6answers
1k views

PM techniques/tools for fixed-price 6 month client project

I am looking for project management techniques and tools to help with the following situation. (P.S. I know this question is technically off-topic but I felt Revisiting Tool Recommendation Questions ...
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PMI: Responsibility for Scope Management

I'm going through the PMI training videos for a CAPM. In one of them, the presenter states: If a business analyst is assigned to a project, that individual is responsible for defining ...
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What Scrum especify when the time of the sprint planning is exhausted before you finish with all task?

Scenario In some cases, we cannot complete all the task in the 4 hour that scrum specify by a 2-week sprint. This may be caused by a bad previous refinery, uncertain work or just big changes reveal ...
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Is a good Scrum practice to meassure the developer team by the story points completed at the end of the sprint?

We have new teams working on scrum and they estimates all the points of a several ammount of stories. But, at the beggining, they have no reference of how ammount of points could be delivered in two-...
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How to schedule back and front-end developers based on story points?

We are used to create multiple sub-tasks for each user story and provide each sub-task with an estimate in hours and assignee (back or front-end). With the following outcome: Total estimated time ...
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Change manually to auto schedule

I want to change the start date of a specific section in my project. When I do that, it automatically changes the mode of this section from auto to manually schedule. Is it possible to change the ...
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MS-Project 2016: Sort does not work

With MS-Project 2016 (version up-to-date) I have created a custom report (showing filtered tasks). I want to sort it ascending by Finish date (soonest finish on the top). But it does not work. It ...
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In scrum, does it ever make sense to hire a product owner?

I have seen a scrum team trying to hire a product owner. They advertise for scrum skills, and experience. Does it make sense to hire a product owner from outside the company? If I do what skills ...
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What is the difference between Business/Management Consultant and Project Manager?

I met a business/management consultant 2 months ago working in one of the top business consulting firms. He explained to us that he, as a Business Consultant, can successfully manage projects more ...
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Viewing all of my open tasks in Jira

On Jira's homepage, it displays all tasks assigned to me, including tasks that are "closed", "obsolete", or "won't fix". I tried searching for tasks and filtering by status, but it doesn't display all ...
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Use Case: Postcondition vs Expected Outcome

Is Expected Outcome interchangeable with Postcondition depending on your use case structure? Should Expected Outcome and Postcondition be explicitly differentiated from each other? Say I have a ...
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How to break down an 8 point story into smaller stories in Scrum?

My team and I are struggling with breaking down a user story that we have estimated to be 8 points. The user story is : "A user can sign up to the app using a registration form so that he is ...
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I want to create a summary task without indenting the subtasks

Is there a way to create a highlevel task that will summarize all the subordinate tasks without indenting the subtasks?
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How do you use kanban in an environment that requires a ton of waiting?

I work in government and our department has a communication problem. I'm trying to use a kanban board to solve this. I went ahead and started using a kanban board for just myself so I could figure out ...
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In a data-driven startup, what should we *not* A/B test?

We are shifting our startup to a data-driven culture, and prioritising what to start testing [UPDATE: i.e. what goes in the product plan]. We have a reasonable number of users, and a working product, ...
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Is there a standard job title for someone who does project admin without making important decisions?

I'm working as a technical PM on a software project. The decision making and technical demands are such that day-to-day tasks (such as communicating properly with the customer) are suffering. We want ...
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Should unfinished tasks be moved to the next milestone?

We have a product which is in active development. For live issue tracking purposes we are creating a monthly milestone. If we will not be able to complete that milestone in the current month, then we ...
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Legally Advisable to Give Copy of Project Plan and Systems Design to Stakeholders? Software Copyright Laws

When working on a software project as an independent team of freelance developers, is it legally advisable or inadvisable to give a copy of the Project Plan and Systems Design documentation to the ...
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MS Project, add hours directly in resource usage

at my work we use MS Project 2010 to run our Monday morning scheduling meeting, from Resource Usage view. In the version I inherited on my work computer, I can change the number of hours or add a new ...
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Scheduling for Calendar Time when availability is variable?

I have a few core team members who also look after daily support. It’s not uncommon for them to get stuck in some firefighting for a day or two which completely throws off a project schedule. How can ...
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How to break down a product or organization in feature teams

I am already read a ton of referencing about feature teams, squads and growth hacking structure.. but imo, there is still a lack of concrete examples and how to break down a product/organization in ...
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Customer is unable to plan his next month requests

I'm a junior PM in small software development company. I'm managing the development of an e-commerce platform for a customer (a big company) for which we make new developments every month. The ...

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