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How do I convert a JIRA Kanban board to a Scrum board

I initially set up a JIRA Kanban board and would now prefer to convert to a Scrum board...is there a way to do this without having to re-create the stories and epics that currently exist on the Kanban ...
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Resource is refusing to do a handover before leaving

There is a person on my team who is leaving in few weeks. He is flat-out refusing to provide a knowledge transfer to another team member. I've raised this with my manager who has spoken to HR. ...
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Does the Kanban require teams to work vertically sliced user stories or can we use small technical tasks

I am just revising Anderson's Kanban book where he discusses 'input types' and it doesn't seem like he prescribes whether the team work with vertically sliced user stories - something which has been a ...
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How to measure if Scrum Master is making a difference and when to give up

I have been working with a Scrum Team and also a Kanban team for about 6 months and 10 months respectively. The Scrum team hasn't shown any improvement and I haven't really managed to impact the ...
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What is swarming?

While the term "swarming" is used quite commonly, I found it hard to find a definition for it. Different swarming approaches seem to range from "do pair programming, if otherwise the WIP limits would ...
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Application Lifecycle Management Tools for a “Buy” Organization? [on hold]

I'm working at an organization that is almost entirely a "buy" versus a "build" shop. They prefer to implement off-the-shelf applications than build them from scratch, and have nothing in the way of ...
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Auto watching @mentions in Jira?

From what I have read, there is no out-of-the-box solution to auto-create watches from @mentions in Jira. Since there @mention triggers an email event, is there a way to add additional triggers in ...
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Should I leave building the database for the end?

Let's suppose that, as a PO, I have a mini-project with my team. The project consists of displaying messages and announcements on big shared screen. The admin can write messages on a page on his ...
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Definition of Ready and Done in a Waterfall-Scrum Process (Global Definition as Solution?)

I am currently working on a project in which a so-called Waterfall-Scrum process is completed. This includes one week of development and one week of testing. Each team (currently 7 teams building on ...
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Searching for issues closed after their respective due dates

I can find overdue issues that are not closed using filter: date due less than today. But is there a possibility to list only issues that were closed after their respective due dates? I cannot set ...
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Why single backlog for cross-functional teams is important?

I have 4 teams working on same product. Currently we use separate backlog for each one. When creating a story PO puts it into proper backlog in advance. His list of rough ideas (before they become ...
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Dashboard question on microsoft project

Completion % captures the current progress.. I understand that. Is there a way to come up with completion % if all work (hypothetically) was completed on time as of today? e.g., Assume the total ...
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Microsoft Project: Auto Start/Finish Dates Aren't Correct (get set for start of project)

Having some issues with Microsoft Project. Making a task marked as complete (100%) whatever the view, the task gets set to have a Start/Finish (including the Actual Start/Finish) date to that of the ...
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Should I calculate ROI as Benefits/Costs or Gains-Investment/Investment? Which is rather correct?

I am kind of puzzled as various sources give either of those formulas to calculate ROI: Cost of Benefits /Cost of Investments or (Gains - Investment) / Investment The obvious problem that if I ...
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What does it mean to cultivate a team's Agile mindset?

If team strictly follows Agile's core values and principles and they started living as per the Agile manifesto, does this mean the team’s mindset is now changed to Agile? Or does anything else need to ...
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MS Project schedules only 7 hours for starting day of task

I have an existing project file (.mpp file). I realized that duration of all tasks is one day longer comparing to my estimation. For example, a task with duration 2 days starting at 3.6.2019 is ...
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What is the difference between framework vs methodology?

What the difference is between a methodology and a framework? And where does the process come into that story? And perhaps, it would be good to have this comparison explained by using methodologies ...
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Difference of PMD Pro and PMP? And why is there a need for PMD Pro?

I am currently confused on the differences of PMP and PMD Pro Certification. I just want to know what are the pros and cons of the two certifications.
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How to guide a team to be self-organizing?

I can see that a Scrum Master has two important role out of many; namely building a self-organised Team and removing impediments. Apart from teaching, mentoring and coaching, what else does one need ...
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Difference between Scrum Master and Agile Delivery Manager

What is the difference between a Scrum Master and Agile Delivery Manager and how can I bridge the gaps. Perhaps you could recommend books, courses or podcasts.
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Dev went on vacation leaving his work unfinished. How to manage this without informing the customer?

I would like to discuss and hear some advice from you about a pretty common situation. We develop the functionality that has huge business value for the customer’s project and thus the customer is ...
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Is getting a Scrum Master Accredited Certification at Scrum Institute worth it?

I'm being tempted to take the Scrum Master Accredited Certification at Scrum Institute. Initially, I was planning to get PRINCE2 certification but then got an advice by a fellow PM that I should get ...
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How to share MS Project macro?

I have created a macro in my MS- Project. I am admin. Now how can I make it available to be used by other MS- Project users of my enterprise? Macro is created in Global file/template.
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A good cloud solution for making Gantt charts [closed]

I am looking to make and maintain a Gantt chart, but I am unable to find any suitable solutions. It should be a cloud (meaning online) solution, so there can be several collaborators. It should also ...
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What is Value Assurance all about?

I have seen positions such as Value Assurance manager. How it differs from Project Assurance manager or even Project Manager?
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I'm looking for software developers for my next project [closed]

I'm not looking for an ordinary employee or freelancer. I'm looking for people which are interested in developing software and making money. Imaging if you are want to develop a software then the most ...
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Does the current PMP exam ask about human motivational theory?

I have already completed my class for the 35 hours of coursework, and am working through my second full read through the PMBOK 5th edition. I have also been looking online for test prep exams and ...
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breaking down a feature into stories and avoiding dependencies

I run a team with a few iOS developers and a few backend developers. Over the last couple of months, we've been experimenting with different ways of structuring users stories for sprints and have ...
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How to manage Cross-teams Roadmaps and high level tasks

Do you have any recommendations to track Roadmaps when working with multiple teams and cross-teams projects? Right now we work with Jira and spreadsheets, so any useful templates or tips for combining ...
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How to merge multiple Enterprise Resources into one Enterprise Resource in Project Server?

In Project Server (2013 if I need to be more specific), assume you have the following Enterprise Resources: Res. A Res. B And you would like to replace them to be a single Enterprise Resource: ...
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Stakeholder pushing to add more stories into the sprint

Sprint planning is done. Sprint backlog is ready. Sprint goal is set. Now stakeholder wants to add one more story, even though there's not enough capacity to deliver it. Team agreed to take this ...
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MS Project Agile Showing Wrong Start/Finish Dates

Hopefully you can help provide me with insight. So I'm new to the Agile functions of MS Project, and I have a board with sprints and tasks set up. When inspecting the dates for Start/Finish times of ...
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How do you calculate the number of days between two tasks in Microsoft Project?

I've created an event planning project that explains all of the relevant tasks before, during, and after a given event in MS Project 2003. I would like to calculate the number of days between a given ...
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MS Project's BCWP line in EVM report looks wrong and I can't reproduce it

I'm using MS Project 2013's Earned Value Report under the Report>Costs>Earned Value Report menu. The line for BCWP (the earned value) is much shallower than what I get by plotting the cumulative BCWP ...
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MS-Project historical timeline

I am using Microsoft Project 2003 for an historic timeline, this means historical dates that go back 1000s of years. I realize using ms-project may be overkill, but it is actually the same as a ...
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How to link BCWP to a customized column I created for physical percent complete

As physical % complete does not roll-up summary tasks, I created a column called 'physical percent complete'. I think I need to link this column to Budgeted Cost of Work Performed (BCWP), just so I ...
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Tasks during sprint planning

For the next sprint, Jira displays the total number of story points in the backlog, calling it "Estimate.". This number leaves out tasks, which are estimated in hours, not story points. This makes it ...
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Manage activities of a group to make monthly reports

Recently I'm managing a group of people. It has 3 areas, with each area having an average of 7 people; there are 20+ people. To make a monthly report to my boss, I am faced with the following problems:...
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How to write user stories for our UI development process?

First of all, let me apologize if I make some writing mistakes since english is not my native language. I'm currently working at a UX company as a front-end dev and I'm having some problems trying to ...
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Analogues of a time-management concept called “Progressive JPEG Method” in Russian Internet? [on hold]

In Russian Internet, a time-management approach known as Progressive JPEG Method is often mentioned. This method is usually attributed to Russian designer Artemy Lebedev, who wrote the article about ...
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How to handle large backlog

Recently I am asked to inspect the Kanban system our company is following and I am having some difficulties to fix it. I am working in a startup company and in software department there are 5 ...
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How to manage delays from external clients

There are many variables to measure when dealing with clients, but to me these are the most important variables that I dealt with: Clients that are internal or external: If internal, it should depend ...
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Prince2: Can the Executive have the role as Project Assurance?

Even for smaller projects, some PRINCE2 roles should not be combined. Does anyone know if this is also the case with the roles of Executive and Project Assurance? First of all I'm wondering how this ...
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Who else can test in absence of QA?

My team has got a dedicated QA for 4 developers (I know there is no such role in a Scrum Team, but I am writing here to provide information). Now, the problem is: we are heading to Sprint end and she ...
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What to do when your manager keeps adding

This happens all the time. I have a project that has a deadline. Let's take an example we're the project is to be completed by the end of this month. Yet my manager who has not gone to any of the ...
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How are low ambiguity and low complexity tickets dealt with when they have a high work cost?

In our scrum team, we can often get user stories which are not very complex and not ambiguous but have a high amount of leg work associated. Example: We receive a user story to replace the name of a ...
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How to provide sprint results to large array of clients?

I work as scrum master for all of our corporate systems related to ServiceNow. Unlike many projects, we have a ton of different (internal) clients. Finance/Legal/Facilities/Contract and the list goes ...
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Deciding how many bugs to leave as unresolved

I work primarily on small-scale (and large-scale) software projects. One of the questions that always needs answering is how do we decide how many bugs should we fix? Realistically, software always ...
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Small Projects: Asking the right questions

I'm a data analyst. I get assigned small projects. The projects usually take anywhere from 1 day to 2 weeks to complete. An example would be: Create a system/query that will generate a list of roads ...
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Team over estimated

I just joined a new team as scrum master and I have observed team has forecast 35 effort points in every sprint and they are delivering more than 50 points . I feel there is some problem with ...

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