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Agile Storyboarding impact on a Business Quarter

a) We have total 6 Sprints constituting a business quarter. b) We are releasing every 2 Sprints (or earlier) by means of CI/CD. c) We have to deliver a new feature in the next quarter for which we ...
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Decision making between alternatives: methods and tools?

My company is in this situation: low budget few time a lot of idea for new feature So, we need to prioritize feature implementation, only some will be implemented now, some other will be next year, ...
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when a software project is behind schedule should we add manpower?

When an essential software project is behind schedule we might naturally add manpower. The new developer, however competent and however quickly recruited, needs additional training from an ...
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Agile Storyboarding for a viability/discover based work

I have a use case where we are following Agile (Scrum) and as part of our delivery we need to do some research work. For example: 1) Open a source/sink data pipeline (research) 2) Import data into ...
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Agile: in a sprint retro can I bring up a negative which isn't affecting me personally but I know another team member has a problem with it?

I've been working in a particular Agile/Scrum team for about 5 months now, and I am conscious of a specific concern (that's been mentioned to me in private) for a few weeks, from 2 different team ...
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Sprint vs milestone vs release

I am new in agile and Scrum, and I got confused as to what the differences are between a Sprint, a Milestone and a Release. I heard some say that the Sprint is a Milestone. Also in some software the ...
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PMI - ACP certification - Requirements [How to get Agile experience] [closed]

I have 2 years of experience in Project Management (working under PMO). I would like to take the PMI-ACP Certification. But unfortunately, i don't meet one of the requirements which is 1500 hours of ...
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Determine to which task a resource is allocated on a particular day

Using a shared resource pool for several project plans (each plan is contained in a separate file), what is the simplest way of working out to which task a given resource is allocated on a particular ...
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JIRA - Story Points & Time Tracking

I've read various questions and answers and I'm really struggling to setup up a Project/Sprint/Story/SubTask to get what we think we need. In terms of long term planning I've sold my team on the idea ...
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Hiding a specific time period in Microsoft Project

Question Good morning, Is it possible on MS Project Pro 2019 to hide a period of time between two dates? Background Our construction projects are divided into 3 stages: (1) pre-construction, (2) ...
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Resource Assignments

I have 4 Work resources entered into the Resource sheet and each has standard rates. I assign the work resources to tasks, but one of the tasks continues to display $0.00. Then when I double-click the ...
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What is(are) the standard method(s) for gauging progress for a task that the PM isn't familiar with?

After estimating the man hours/work for an unfamiliar task, how would I go about gauging and reporting on progress?
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Parallel (multiple inputs) in a system in UML Sequence diagrams [migrated]

I am new to UML sequence diagrams. I saw a few youtube videos and a few tutorial such as this: https://www.visual-paradigm.com/guide/uml-unified-modeling-language/what-is-sequence-diagram/ and this: ...
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How do you prevent scrum from turning great developers into average developers? [closed]

I saw this question over on the software engineering Stack Exchange (as well as on Hacker News, The Workplace, and Quora) and wondered what PMs thought of the question. It certainly riled up the ...
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Critical Path, Forward and Backward Pass

I am a bit confused in the concept of critical path. Do we need to find both the Forward and backward pass in order to find the critical path or can it be found from only one i.e. either from Forward ...
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Total cost increases every week,

I am using the MS project,i have noticed that the total cost column of the project increases every time i enter actual work. i am not sure why is that! could it be because some of the ressources are ...
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Project PWA - Project manager has access to the pool of all resource but should have access just to assigned on the project

The head of PMO allocates the resources for a project and adds resources for a project. One project manager can have several projects and the resource pool means all resources on all projects. A ...
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MS Project, Resource Availability, Task Usage work hours

I've been using other tools for awhile and have to jump back into MS Project. I started a high level plan with tasks and resources, however, I'm having trouble remembering the specifics around Task ...
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Responsibility of scrum master

We are new to scrum and team with most are experience devs. (even decades). The project manager (experience dev but new to project management) gave a scrum master role to a junior BA. She is ambitious ...
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Who is the owner of the increment in Scrum?

Of the 3 artifacts (product backlog, sprint backlog and increment), I am not too sure about the ownership of the Increment. Can you point me to a resource where it clearly states who the owner is? I ...
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Team velocity declined after legacy declaration

I am the manager and I am struggling with a declined velocity. I have tried to discuss with the team what is going on, and they say they got better at story point estimation. But I suspect they are ...
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In practice, how many modules should I put in one jira project?

Suppose my team is going to develop a system similar to Facebook. Should I put all modules in one jira project to track the development? That seems too much. In practice, how many modules should I put ...
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How to efficiently manage large project where each team may be doing independent work?

I’m going to be managing a very large project across many teams; I anticipate close to 20. For smaller projects, I typically schedule weekly (or some regular cadence) meetings where a representative ...
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FTA (Fault Tree Analysis) or FMEA (Failure mode and effects analysis): how they are different from each other?

I have decided to work on risk analysis for my MA thesis, but I am stuck with choosing the theoretical framework for that. I am not studying MBA or other Management fields, and that makes my job hard. ...
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Team consistently not making sprints

So I know that this question has been asked before, but since I haven't really seen anything that benefited my problem, I thought I would give it a chance. So first things first, in a perfect world ...
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think of a Jira project as a table in a database [closed]

A tutorial says You can think of the Jira project as a table in a database. If I think of a Jira project as a table in a database, what should I think of as the whole database?
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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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Report in MS Project (Hr/task/resource)

I am trying to find/create a report in MS Project 2013 in order to display hours done in a month by a certain group of resource or a resource only (they are already grouped in the Allocation tab) with ...
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How do I distinguish/identify different jobs between occupations in Jira

Suppose my team is going to develop a system, which includes sign up, login, password recovery and lots of other modules. There are an UI designer, a PO, a front-end engineer and a back-end engineer ...
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should I consider 2 different patch versions of some software as 2 different projects or just one project

In Software Project Management, Software versioning uses a convention like this For example, skype 6.26.2 and skype 6.26.1 are different versions of the same App. “Project” is the highest level ...
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should I consider 2 different major versions of an application as 2 different projects or just one project [duplicate]

Assume my team is developing an App like Skype. We just delivered 5.0.0 and are planning to develop version 6. Should I create a new "Project" in Jira, to manage the development of version 6? One of ...
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Is it possible to create sub-tasks automatically in Jira?

My team is going to develop 3 jira stories sign up, login and password recovery. Each of them needs PO, UI, Front-End and Back-End do their work respectively. To track their work, I need to create 3 ...
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indicate issuse_A depends on issuse_B by in jira

How do I convey the idea that issuse_B depends on issuse_A? For example, software engineers have to wait for the product manager(s) complete the definition if a module. Is it common to use "is ...
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Should I put UI, product definition and development in one Jira project?

Assume I am planning to develop an App like Skype, Product manager needs to define a group of functionalities, UI/UX needs to design the appearance, iOS engineer needs to deliver an iOS app, backend ...
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orders in Kanban board

There are 3 issues in Kanban. As per the screenshot, my team should finish issues in the order 1-3-2, right? 1st issue should be delivered before starting 2nd issue, right?
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How can story points be “non linear” in relative size

I've read in several places that story points are not necessarily linear. i.e., an "8 point" task is not the same as two 4 point tasks and so on. I totally get the argument about these being an ...
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what is the follow up step when a story has been created in Jira?

Suppose A product manager created a story just now in Jira, For example, sign up module, what is the follow up step for me as a software engineer?
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navigate panel in Jira software

A tutorial shows Jira like this My Jira shows like this I am running JIRA Agile v8.8.1 on my own device How do I navigate to the panel pointed out by red arrow?
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Azure DevOps - how to know a Resolved work item is actviely being tested (vs. in the queue)

TLDR; Does Azure DevOps have a recommended built in way of marking Resolved Work Items as being actively tested as opposed of being in the queue for testing? Details My team is using Azure DevOps ...
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What's the ideal senior/medior/junior ratio in a Scrum Development Team?

Given the scenario when you want to prepare yourself for hiring a new team, but without really knowing about the next project. What's the ideal ratio between senior, medior and junior developers? ...
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Approach for handling internal scheduling and global ticketing system in one JIRA instance

We have a following setup in my organization: Company-wide JIRA instance (over 3000 users I think) Organization JIRA instance (less than 200 hundred) with Tempo planner The reason we have an ...
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Macro Planning Road Map

I would like to have your opinion on an issue I am facing in project management. I would like to create a Roadmap 2020 for my team, a kind of macro planning. A concrete example, I have a list of ...
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In Agile, what is the definition of “Productivity”, and what issues reduce it [closed]

The company I work for is finally starting to consider moving to Scrum (we are currently using the dynamic systems development method). I need to put together a presentation arguing the case for ...
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Estimating when my project will be done

Suppose my project has 150 story points of work remaining to be done. Over the last 10 iterations the team has achieved the following velocities of 16, 12, 13, 5, 14, 7, 6, 12, 16, and 14. Assume two-...
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Aggregate KPI for time and performance

I have a project KPI that I can measure daily: the use of a bottleneck resource, measured as the % against a target value of hours of use. Example: Week_1 day_1: 100% day_2: 95% day_3: 95% day_4: ...
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Personal Time Tracking report using Atlassian Jira

I'm a software developer and I'm asked to log my time in Atlassian Jira for each of the subtasks we have in all the open stories. Sometimes we are in rush and I forget to log some time in the many ...
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User story decomposition into frontend and backend

Let's consider the following and somewhat prototypical user story in one's backlog: As a user I want to be able to login to the application so that I can do all sorts of private stuff Now, this is ...
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Changing priorities and focus every days. What name for that?

Is there a name, a study, a blog post about the management failure to give clear priorities and objectives? I experience this every day. My boss gives me long term deadline that I discuss with him. ...
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How do I convince a team to follow the Scrum Guide?

I have recently joined a new team in a new organization that is supposedly using Scrum. This Sprint, the BA/Scrum Master has decided it would be best to do the planning session for 1 hour on ...
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We have a velocity of zero

I am a Scrum Master for a small development team of 7 developers and 3 testers with 2 week sprints. The product we are working on is large with a lot of modules. The breakdown of the modules is ...

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