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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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Implement SVG Editor in Angular 7 [on hold]

I want to use this SVG editor in my project but I need to implement methods and functions that do not exist in this library. Is there a way to include the SVG editor in an efficient way? or should I ...
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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?

Is it the case that all nodes in AOA represent milestones? What if I need to show several activities like a1, a2 and at the end of a2 there is a milestone? Many thanks
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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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Building software experience for a product manager role [closed]

Would volunteering for a tech nonprofit in addition to taking a Coursera course get me up to speed on software product management quickly? I have 4+ years of experience shipping healthcare products as ...
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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 [on hold]

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 finance an Android app and profit and without the code being stolen [closed]

I am a former computer programmer but now I cannot code any more because of health issues as I sleep most of the time due to medication. Over the time I have developed some ideas for some Android ...
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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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Capital Project assignment in JIRA

Is there a way within JIRA to easily mark a Project or Task as part of a capital project, so that when we run hours for accounting we can easily pick out which tickets are part of capital projects?
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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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Agile: Can Epics be time-based rather than feature-based?

For example, if you're building a chat app, having epics be the stages in a project: Phase 1 - Beta Phase 2 - Launch vs. features Messaging Sign-Up The goal of an epic is to capture a large body ...
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How to add dynamic date footer to project print-out?

I see other people printing our project's Gantt chart with an up-to-the-date date on the bottom. How do they to do that? Is it automatic or must one do something every time one prints the chart?
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Daily standup vs. Micro-management

Why isn't the daily scrum considered to be micromanagement? Under any other circumstances expecting to get a daily update from developers would be considered micromanagement. Maybe even pico-...
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Putting zero hours under a process for a PMI application

As you all know, project descriptions are limited to 550 characters in the PMI application. In two projects in my list, I decided to highlight tasks I did in the planning and the monitoring processes ...
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Product Owner in different time zone from scrum team

I am a product owner for a remote scrum team. I am on the east coast of the US. The scrum team is in India. This is a 10.5 hour time difference. I have been participating in their daily scrum at 6:...
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What projects should get scored, and which should not?

We are in the process of implementing a project portfolio management method where none has existed previously. We have done a good deal of research and developed a process that includes a scoring ...
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Resource-Task table in MS Project

Does anybody knows how to export workload of single resources (columns) per task (rows) from MS Project? The result should look as follows: .............Resource 1.....Resource 2.....Resource 3 Task ...
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2000 hrs a year as project management experience in application

I find conflicting information on how many hours I can claim a year as project management experience with some experts suggesting that I claim just 1500 hrs while others suggest claiming the full 2000 ...
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PMP application but did only one project as a lead and one solo project

I am a biology researcher and I have been part of many research projects over the years. I have also played a minor role in a firm as part of a project trying to find franchisees for the firm. I have ...
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I Need Help Quantifying Risk of Behavioral Variables

BLUF I need advice on how to capture cultural or behavioral risks in an organization (Cost, Duration, Scope) to a project in a fashion that can quantify and express those risks and mitigation options ...
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What kind of a dependency that between these customer and project manager?

In the middle of the activity sequencing process, project manager has identified that the execution activity cannot be started until the hardware required to do the testing is available (this hardware ...
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What is requirement gathering method in project management?

Is the requirement gathering method in projects called when a group tries to find a solution for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its members?
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How should a Scrum Master deal with an angry stakeholder during a PO meeting?

As a Scrum Master, recently attended a meeting set up by PO with stakeholders, one stakeholder was concerned that the budget was not being spent properly. It got heated. At the meeting, I was not ...
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Daily Scrum development member taking too much time

A team member is taking too much time at Daily Scrums. What is the best way to resolve this issue as a Scrum Master? Can I intervene at the Scrum?
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Please advise on my experience for the final month of a project closing

I would like to bring up my story for a closing project to have a discussion on practice as a Scrum Master. At that time I am working as a member in the Development Team roled as a support Engineer ...
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Does Project Charter change when the Project manager changes?

What if the project manager changes all of a sudden during the project at any phase (Due to resignation / Personal reasons / Accident). Does the Project charter also change with it? If so, Who does ...
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Specifications in spreadsheets vs. stories in JIRA

I think this is a very common issue a lot of companies fight with. So I would like to ask for your input. Product Owners often prefer to keep specifications in Google spreadsheet. And then write user ...

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