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How to implement Agile in Data Support

The department I am working in is Data Support Dept. The nature of work, is providing reports to other departments, and do some data integration. I am thinking of using Agile in the dept. but I don'...
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User story checklist

I am currently working as a product owner in an investment banking firm and we follow agile software development. As per my understanding and research, the user story should follow the below ...
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Last minute changes by the client

We have a team that works in Scrum and a PO who prioritizes the backlog. Outside of this, we have 3 project managers that hold the communication with our clients (each one with 2-3 different countries)...
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How to handle last minute misleading requirement and/or dissatisfaction

I have been discussing the question with a co-worker lately. We saw a project that was on track and almost ahead, and during the meetings the stakeholders were quiet and "satisfied" telling that ...
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Is it proper for a kanban board (process) to involve several teams or just one?

Your org goes agile. You decide to make every process explicit. My understanding is that each process is a kanban board. One organization will have many processes and thus have many boards with ...
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Correctly Calculate Cost Based on Units Percentage

I have an 8-month project am I planning. It's a software development project with 11 developers (and many other resources). I count "Devs" as one resource item, rather than Dev1, Dev2, Dev3 etc. On ...
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Story acceptance vs. ability to have potentially deliverable SW ready at sprint end

for some time now the team, product owner and me (SM) have been busy with one task: the story acceptance and the ability to get potentially deliverable SW at the end of a sprint. What sounds simple ...
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How do you agree with a client for a deliverable version (definition of done) on a big project

My company sells an ERP software in a very specific niche. The process is turnkey and every bit of data is entered for the client before launch. Since a lot of our customers have different needs, we ...
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When choosing the largest and smallest stories in a backlog for estimation how does it impact each sprint?

An article I came across suggested that we should pick the largest and smallest story in the prioritised backlog and relatively estimate the remaining stories. This makes sense. However, I was ...
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What to do when no more financing is available for a project in PMI

I wonder what would be the formal procedure and step according to PMI when you realize that your project ran out of money and no more financing from client is available? I think no other alternative ...
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How can I calculate how many developers do I need and how long it takes to complete the project?

I am trying to create a LMS system using Angular and NativeScript. It's a LMS web application like Adobe connect(although a simplified version) that will be written in Angular 8 for example, and a ...
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How to manage a developer with poor work ethics

Background: I am the PM / Scrum master in a development team, we follow a semi-agile framework for app development. The team (which is newly formed) consists of 3 developers. I am not the line ...
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What Gantt Chart tool to use with Azure DevOps

I am working with a team that uses Agile Methodology. We currently use Azure DevOps to manage our projects, but are in need of more. We would like to implement that use of a Gantt Chart into our ...
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Should we finalize the user story or UI design first?

I am currently working as product owner in a firm where we follow agile methodology. I would like to discuss about a scenario faced in my daily work life. We have started working on a project to ...
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What are your recommended Udemy lessons to take under Agile and Scrum (and worth the cost)?

Did any of you took online lessons/certification at Udemy? I would like to know your recommended lessons to be taken there, and is it worth purchasing those lessons. I tried two lessons already, but ...
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MS Project 2016 dashboard

would like to ask if there is a formula or custom visual or field that will show the count of activities that are completed, On schedule and Late??
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Jira Issues “Not for customer” . How does Jira deal with them in evaluations (time and effort)?

We have certain issues in Jira that are marked "not for customer". How does Jira deal with them in evaluations (time and effort)?
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How to inspire team member to do project task effectively while they are busy with their daily task?

I'm working on a new project that currently has only me to lead it, so I often have to ask for help from some members from other department units. I already set a timeline and scheduled a task for ...
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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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Should single user story contain estimations for each involved guild in full-stack development team

Problem We're working in a full-stack development team composed of three guilds (backend, frontend, QA), so as a team we share a single sprint board. User stories we take into our sprints are written ...
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MS Project macro to run on projects

I have some tasks to be be performed on each project daily. I can write a macro to automate those tasks for a project. That way I have to run that macro exclusively for each project. How do I write a ...
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Button to run macro in MS Project available for all users

I am not able to find how I do I make a button available at enterprise level to run a macro. I have nothing showing up in Modules tab in Organizer though I have written Macro and successfully made ...
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Earned Value Management and Baselines tools for PM - any alternative to MS Project? [closed]

I work in a company where we were trying to find an alternative software to Microsoft Project (MSP). These are the features that we like from MSP: CPM Earned Value Cost baseline Resources calendars ...
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How to detect in recruitment, engineers that are not self-organized

I am facing a problem with some engineers and I want to know if is possible to detect some characteristics during the interviews or through some test. In my company (a software house), we are hiring ...
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How can I make availability of team members visible to everyone?

I'm working on a team that's distributed across several locations, time zones, and managers. Quite often, some team member needs to know if or or more other team members are generally available, or on ...
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Does a user story need to be small and why, when using Kanban

User Stories are generally written using INVEST method; the E meaning easier estimation which does not apply to Kanban and S meaning small enough to fit into iteration which also does not apply to ...
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How to define Budget in Project Charter when Cost is unknown?

I need to write a Project Charter for an IT Project. The work will be completed by external consultants. The technology being implemented is cutting edge and therefore we have no previous projects to ...
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Inter team dependencies in one story

What is the best way to handle task dependencies inside one story? The story itself is independent from other stories and we do have cross functional teams (design, backend, frontend). For most tasks ...
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Analogues of a time-management concept called “Progressive JPEG Method” in Russian Internet?

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 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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Why is customer churn rate calculated in relation to users at the beginning of a period, not people at beginning plus acquired?

Let's take the customer churn definition from this article, that I have also seen in other sources. Let’s do the maths with one example: On January 1st you have 1000 customers. 100 of them are not ...
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Use one Story Map for planning two different solutions of one process

Currently I am creating a story map for a product. We've defined the future process which should be represented in our new product. For the first step the user will get a classical windows application,...
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How long will it take for epics and stories to exit our Kanban system

We have only just recently starting using Kanban, so we have little or no predictability data about how long epics and stories take to move through our system. How do we give the business an idea of ...
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Gantt chart that automatically distributes hours across multiple concurrent tasks, and automatically rolls over unprogressed tasks

I'm not sure if a Gantt chart / Gantt software is the wrong tool for my use case, or I'm unaware of some technique / terminology. Given (1) a set of tasks, (2) time estimated to complete each task, ...
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how to create branch based project timelines

I am creating a forecast of a project timeline. In this I envision several swim lanes that will converge and fork as needed. sort of like product version controls. Is there an easy way to generate ...
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How to handle hand-outs from one jira project to another?

there! First time user here! Given that we have three Jira projects: USERS, which users use to enter issues; BACKEND, which is internal to our backend team; FRONTEND, which is internal to our ...
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Epic versus Sprint?

What is the difference between an Epic and a Sprint? I have a general idea of how an Epic is a collection of Stories which can sometimes have a collection of tasks. However, what I am confused on is: ...
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SRS for project with multiple sub modules

I have to write a System Requirements Specification for an upcoming project and it is the first time that I draft such a document. In my case we are creating a smartphone App which will have a basic ...
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How can I see 'next available' tasks in MS Project?

I'm used to creating project checklists in software such as OmniFocus, which shows me 'next available' tasks: those that are available now, aren't deferred, whose predecessors have been completed, etc....
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How to determine the human resources I need given financial and operational constraints?

I have a project and I want to minimize the costs. I am are responsible for the inspection of 1000 kilometers of sewer grid in Canada. My goal is to provide time high quality inspection reports. I ...
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Is there a terminology for projects spanning across multiple time zones?

It is very common for projects involving people from different time zones which brings with it a bunch of management and communication issues. Is there a terminology used in Software world for such ...
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How several teams should work on one product using Scrum?

Problems: A team should be able to do the increment. But with multiple team the product may become unstable because the changes from different teams may create code or functional conflict. Who should ...
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I have a resource who will work all day Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and a Friday morning every week, Can I set him up as one calendar entry?

It seems as though I can't set full days and part days in one go? I've created a new Calendar from the standard calendar and can assign the full days but cannot see how I would split that one day in ...
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Who should write Acceptance Criteria in a project delivered using Scrum Methodology

We are a consultancy delivering projects for a number of our clients. For some clients, there is a Product Owner who writes the user story and the acceptance criteria (I understand that Acceptance ...
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In our Kanban system how do we stop epics spawning endless stories

We have designed our system with the follow steps: Backlog (epics) Ready for discovery (epics) In discovery (epics) Ready to break into stories / 3 amigos (epics->stories) Ready for development (...
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Priority vs Business Value

We use a sort of cruddy old SLDC module in Service Now for keeping track of sprints. It has a field for Story Points and Priority. Priority is 1 - Critical through 5 - Moderate. Does this track ...
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How far should you vertically slice?

We are a small team of 4 software developers trying to use Scrum. We have a large project to start from scratch and we've hit a roadblock regarding slicing the project. The project is a distributed ...
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What are the Time-Boxes in Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) Product Backlog Refinements (PBR) session?

We've turned from Scrum to the basic LeSS Framework for scaling Scrum beyond a single team. In product Backlog Refinement article, 3 types of Refinement have been introduced which are as follows: ...
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What do you do if developer takes on a task that was intended for you and he can't finish it in time?

I'm currently working with a couple of students on an course project (2x8h per week). At the last sprint planning we have taken one main backlog story to implement, and I was expected to be the ...
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Burndown Chart Ideal/Projection

I'm using the redmine agile plugin online demo. The website advertises the plugin with a sample image for "Work Burndown" - I am trying to replicate this graph using the demo itself. The sample image ...

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