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Managing Large Teams in MS Project

I am using MS Project 2016. I have been looking at a way to assign tasks to teams rather than to individuals. This is because I am managing large teams, the compositions of which keep changing, ...
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Trying to create a Master Plan. Dates and duration of some projects change when inserted as a Sub-project

Trying to make a Master Plan on MS Project. Some sub-projects were inserted with no issues, but for other sub-projects both the work effort and Duration change. Is there a reason for this? If you ...
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What are the reasons that can lead to having issues/requests open for years? [on hold]

I was taking a look at Qt bug-tracking and I noticed there are quite a good amount of issues/features that have been opened for quite some time but have not been addressed yet. I'm not talking about ...
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How do you handle change requests in Scrum?

I am working on a project. My client has asked for a requirement that slightly deviates from the initial terms and conditions agreement. I think it's a change request. In Scrum, how do I handle a ...
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How important is it for Product Manager to know about cloud computing? [on hold]

I am studying software management and aspire to take a pivot in my career from software engineer to product manager. There is a course on cloud computing and I am skeptical to enroll it or not.
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Is Scrum actually suitable for all kinds of projects?

The project that I am working on is purely non functional and deeply technical in nature, focused on improving the performance of the product as a whole. I have trouble seeing how Scrum is an ...
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How to identify risks in a given case study? [closed]

I am working on a case study which is like below : Economic inequality is a huge issue. A recent study found that the world's 80 wealthiest individuals own as much as the entire world's poorest 3.5 ...
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When should be done Backlog Refinement Meeting? [closed]

I am a new PO so please help me or guide to understand this better. Per Scrum Guide, I do Sprint planning, my o/p is sprint goal and sprint backlog. I already come to the meeting with PBs and user ...
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Would this approach will work as an Agile development project?

I will start working on a software development project, currently the project is the initiation phase to divide into phases and select the product develop approach. This is my first time leading this ...
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Functional vs. non functional requirements [on hold]

can anyone help me understand what are the technical requirements, functional requirements and what are the non-functional requirements and how I can separate the first from the second? I am really ...
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poor communication in a mentorship-like relation [on hold]

I am working in a academia-related field and the type of relationships tend to be pretty much as kind of mentor-students. I have mentored many persons in the past with very nice experiences and ...
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Sprint planning

I am a new PM/PO in a software firm in California. I am working with offshore team in India. As a new PM/PO I need to do Sprint Planning. As I understand, Sprint Planning is also known as Sprint 0 as ...
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Bug Vs Feature Development

Not sure if this has already been discussed, if yes please point me out appropriately. I am a Product manager in at a software firm. We are developing a mobile application. We are developing 2 ...
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Dealing with less competent agile team members

The company uses JIRA for 3 week sprints. Team members are virtual with one QA tester who does all the testing that she documents as subtasks for each story. Developers must validate their changes ...
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What to do if a Key stakeholder asks for a new request while my team is trying to meet other important deadlines?

A key stakeholder asked for a new request. It wasn't planned and will take some time to finish. This is peak time for my team and we have other deadlines to meet. How shall I respond to this key ...
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Is there a difference between agile project and agile product evolution?

My company is standardizing how agile initiatives will be run organization wide. It is a <1000 people company where few hundreds waterfall projects are either running or close to start. I ...
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Is there a way to password protect a Confluence page - cloud version?

Whenever a user tries to access a Confluence page we want to use some kind of password or passcode to add another level of security to the Confluence page. Is it possible - with or without add ins? ...
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How to follow INVEST principle when starting a new app from scratch

I am trying to start a new app and want to follow scrum. We are using pivotal tracker, and we had added many stories and estimated them. We tried breaking stories to the smallest possible value ...
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How to deal with a person with low quality output in the team

I have a person in my team with average experience that always does the task exactly as requested as output but with low quality. I noticed this more than one time on short periods -weeks- and every ...
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What to do for delayed stories between sprints

I want to ask about stories that are not considered done because of missing information from the customer. I have a sprint with 60 user stories and at the end of the last 2 sprints, I can say that ...
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Do you tag user stories with iteration path, their tasks or both when using Azure DevOps?

We're using Azure devops, "agile settings". We write the user stories in different ways (combination "As a user..", "Do this", "Adjust SinglanR...", etc. We have a functional team (FA) that write ...
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Restrict group or user access per components

I would like to restrict the visibility of issues by users or groups on the criteria that the issues belong or not to a component. Is it possible or not ? If not I guess that it is a bad design to ...
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DB comparison for non-techy PM [closed]

I am non-techy PM, but I would like to clarify and verify my developer's choice with the power of community ( or just to understand what is going on :) How should I verify my developers' choice?
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In Jira, should I do a new project or an Epic?

We are currently redeveloping a monolith application into a micro-services architecture. So we will split one application into 20+ modules. Today we use a project to track all changes to the monolith....
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Making backlog items independent - how that can be achieved?

Many sources and agile coaches repeat this INVEST mantra, when I stands for "Independent", i.e. defining stories that can be implemented in any order. While it sounds reasonable, I do not believe it ...
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How can we prevent business value from being dependent on multiple user stories in Scrum?

Our dev team keeps finding ourselves in a scenario where we have multiple stories, none of which actually provide usable value by themselves. In order to deliver any real world value, we need to ...
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In Jira, is there an issue type for creating an already completed task?

In Jira, I would like my employees to create an issue that already is complete and closed. The purpose of creating the issue is purely for auditing purposes as an official record that the incident ...
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MS Project - Application Crashes When Opening VBE & Master File

Project ver 1902 (Build 11328.20438 Click to Run), Windows 10 I have a particular master file (42 sub projects) that crashes the Project application any time I attempt to open the VBE or run a macro. ...
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Workflows of rejecting tickets due to incomplete/wrong implementation

I work as a product manager in a start-up. We try to be lean but we have Jira as a tracker (I said we 'try'). I worked in around 10 different teams so far and the development workflow was usually ...
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Is there a report type to document a (Agile) project journey?

My main goals are to document our current methodology, share our team's story of changing and adapting, and share evaluations of our improvement. Ideally, I'd like to share this report with our ...
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How to balance the QA load during the Sprint?

There is an iterative development (let's call it “Scrum - with reservations” for simplicity) of a team of 12 people: 3 back-end developers, 3 front-end developers, 1 technical writer and 5 testers (4 ...
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Scrum based High-tech Product Development with a very mixed Group (Seniors & Novices)

I'm already a (certified) Scrum Master of a software Development Team and I'm going to/have to establish an agile product development process (Scrum is favored) with another group with four engineers. ...
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How do you organize/plan your discovery session so that it does not conflict with the work of the current sprint?

Let's suppose you have a team of 10 developers working on automation (RPA). They are working in 4 different, independent bots. The PO comes with more opportunities for automation. These opportunities ...
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Where are Software features/requirements formally documented in Agile Software Development [duplicate]

An SRS document is appropriate for the traditional software development methodology where you start and finish without iterations as you do in Agile. With Agile, requirements come up, get removed, get ...
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A term meaning “this phase can go ahead”?

I hope there's some jargon that describes this neatly. I'm trying to specify some software that handles starting a project phase only when all of the phases that it depends on have completed, Gantt-...
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How can I create a custom assignment field, like Finish Variance, to display in Resource Usage?

I'm trying to create a finish variance field on assignments in the Resource Usage view, but I keep getting "#ERROR". Both the Finish and Baseline Finish fields are available on Resources and ...
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Is velocity a valid measure of team and process improvement?

I've asked this question to few scrum masters: "How do you tell, that your team is improving? How do you tell that actions taken during retrospective result in real improvement in efficiency/...
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MS project how to create alternative schedule to understand the impact of certain changes

We are using MS project professional. Question : Assume I have a schedule A. There are 4 developers assigned to A as well. My management asks if they pull 2 resources out what will happen to the ...
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What to do with developers who don't follow requirements?

I am the PM of a 4 person team that is on agile. There is one developer (let's call him Tom) who always doesn't follow requirements and likes to argue that he is right. What has been happening ...
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How to allocate a manager to many tasks that overlap

I have a project with a lot of work going on in different domains. Say one domain is Business Process. Each domain has a single manager, for example the Business Process manager. There are lots of ...
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What should I add in the business continuity plan for specific project? [on hold]

I am trying to create a Business Continuation Plan for my specific project. I am sure, senior management does not have a plan for the whole organisation either. As such, I think it will be a good idea ...
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MS Project: create tasks with dynamic durations based on main milestones

From my point of view, I want to implement a straight-forward dependency in MS Project. As milestones there are: x = project start y = project end The tasks are: a = define risk management ...
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Scrum Team and Product Owner working against each other

My current project involves two companies. The product owner from Company A and the development team from Company B. Recently the two companies came to a disagreement regarding the Product Owner (PO) ...
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Extended Jira mail handler with forwarding and Issue creation

I'm stuck with a problem. I need a Jira Mail Handler which is able to handle the following case: A user sends a bug report to a special e-mail adress, let's say bugs@company.com. The mail then get's ...
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Develop user stories in the previous sprint, if sprint commitments met?

If your developers have completed their Sprint commitments (QA is ongoing - and any issues found by them are fixed in the same Sprint), what are the possible issues with developers picking up items ...
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How to split stories depending on APIs?

Let's take the below user story as an example to understand the whole scenario better: As a user, I should be able to contact a dealer to test-drive a car. The scope of the story is that the user ...
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Is there anyway I can find all tags in Team Server Foundation?

We are trying to clean up Team Foundation Server. The problem on hand is that we are using the older version (Not the latest Azure DevOps) and over the period of time we haven't used standard tags. So ...
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How to write a very specific objective for a project?

I am working on a case study which is like below : Economic inequality is a huge issue. A recent study found that the world's 80 wealthiest individuals own as much as the entire world's poorest 3.5 ...
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Epics disappear from Scrum board

I have started a project, which should be done with Scrum. So, I am adding Epics to Backlog in Jira, and they disappear. How can I show Epics in Backlog? Thanks.
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How to use the catalog of Pattern Languages of Programs (a.k.a. Scrum PLoP)?

A few days ago I watched a talk by James "Cope" Coplien, titled "Patterns: The New Defacto Scrum Standard". It is then that I learned that "organizational patterns" is a thing. Apparently, Scrum is ...

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