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Can we implement six sigma on exponential distribution?

As per my knowledge, if we can find the Defects-Per-Million-Opportunities from a Normal Distribution, then we can find the sigma level. But if we have exponential distribution, how can we find the ...
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How to convince the team and the customer in planning and evaluations?

The team during my vacation switched to the Kanban-shaped delivery method: if earlier there were releases once a week and planning with an evaluation, then the problems are taken under the priority.  ...
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How to handle a potential failure of an outsourced project?

To provide some context, my company outsourced a software project to a third party agency, against my recommendation of not doing so. The Agency delivery has been very poor so far in terms of quality ...
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Project Management tools [closed]

Currently i am working for multiple projects and i do get emails about all the details and task that has to be carried out for each project. Can someone please tell me based on their experience, 1) ...
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How to manage a team that uses a software language you don't know? [closed]

Last week I participated to a job interview for technical manager position and this question was asked to me, how would u answer this question?
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Should I over deliver ahead of schedule

I've landed my first freelance gig as a solo software developer, so it's my first time having to assume a PM role for a project. As a PM, prior to landing the contract, I met with the clients to ...
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Anonymizing Ticketing System [closed]

We are a startup business that are looking for a ticketing system. When users register with our website, they are designated a unique User ID If users were to have issues within the system, they ...
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Project plans do not turn out to be perfect. No matter how much planning, preparing and strategizing you have invested in a project, change may happen [closed]

Discuss the relation of project planning with project success. Support your answer with at least TWO (2) facts.
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Should my backlog have a limit?

We are an ops and feature building team for an internal service for a large corporation. The team has a backlog of tickets that, very roughly, would take 6 months to complete plus we are adding more ...
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Classic BA role in agile (scaled agile)?

I work in an environment that has really embraced agile and I feel like when faced with a problem we double down on the framework. We're now in a position where we're going to have up to 5 teams ...
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Calculating the ROI on the development of a new product [closed]

I carry out product development and design services for my clients. As a product manager, how do I estimate the return on investment (ROI) for my client? He needs to be able to visualise a) how ...
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How to assign reviewers in Scrum with code review

In Scrum, what strategy should the team use to efficiently assign reviewers to tasks/stories? A reasonable Definition of Done contains a requirement of code review: The source code must be reviewed ...
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Team manage on multi assign project [closed]

I have lot of confusion as manage the team member as they working on different project. I position as the Project Manager and I asked to manage team with putting my 8 office hours to my assigned ...
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How does Scrum function well when the focus is on teams, not individuals? How does that not fail in the same way as communism?

I am a developer on a Scrum team which I joined in September. This is my first Scrum project and frankly, the entire thing reminds me about lessons I learned in school about communism because of how ...
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Efficiency vs effectiveness in an example - isn't it wrong?

I have just read an example: Consider there are sales representatives whose weekly goal is to make 70 calls. That reflects the effectiveness. Then the amount of these calls leading to successful deals ...
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What technical skills are “A Must” for PM?

What Technical skills is "A Must" for PM to be successful (demanded by the job market, with increasing salary and career promotion) in Software Development?
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How can I resolve conflict with a seasoned developer?

I am quite new to project management, with less than two years of experience. I am assigned to the a project. A seasoned developer is challenging my authority and expertise this way: I've been ...
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When the Putnam estimation model is said to be correct or incorrect? [closed]

The target is to check whether the calculated effort (PME) by Putnam estimation model is correct or incorrect if we have has the skill factor B=0.16 and the rest of variables we can decide by own for ...
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How David J. Anderson model's can be applied to “Improve collaboratively” principle in Kanban and what do they actually mean? [closed]

The sixth practice of the Kanban Method is fully formulated as ‘improve collaboratively, evolve experimentally (using models/ scientific method)’. If a team has a shared understanding of theories ...
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That is throughput and how is it calculated?

I am studying Little's Law and I am wondering how all the variables are acquired for these calculations in the context of project accelerated with Kanban, especially throughput.
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Scrum, plan our sprint right. and what if we finished our stories before he sprint ends, what to do? [duplicate]

How to plan for our sprint right, so we can deliver our sprint with all agreed stories and also what if we finished all the stories assigned with this sprint, but the sprint isn't finished yet, what ...
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Tardiness to Sprint events

Our scrum events rarely start on time because members show up late. There are no reasons given for the tardiness. This wastes the time of the other members who are on time! We have discussed this in ...
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What are the key documents involved in a software project? [closed]

From project proposal to Delivery - in the software development, Which all documents are involved and What is the order? While using Agile development, including SRS, DB structure, source code ...
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Thoughts on using user stories to define business/platform needs?

I'm very accustomed to user stories for end-user driven features. But if starting a project from scratch, does it make sense to treat the business owners as users and define their needs that way too? ...
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What do the four letters D, D, T, A stand for? [closed]

All I know, is that D is for doer, another D for developer, and T for team player. What could the A stand for?
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Scheduling/Gantt tool with specific features

I'm wondering if there is a free tool that allows me to enter tasks and for each task define: Work time Lead time Assigned person Dependencies and then have the tool generate a gantt chart based on ...
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Does Service Delivery Review occur twice a week or once in two weeks?

According to this source https://aktiasolutions.com/kanban-cadences-kanban-feedback-loops/ Service Delivery review occurs biweekly. But biweekly has an ambiguous meaning. https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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Are Kanban cadences and Kanban Feedback Loops are the same thing?

I have encountered two sources which contradict each other it terms of definitions and relations between Kanban cadences and Kanban Feedback Loops. One seems to be saying they are different things. ...
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How is Little's Law applied in Kanban?

I have found some formulas of Little's Law in relation to the application in Kanban, but it still makes little sense for me. Two quotations from different sources. Average Cycle Time = Average Work ...
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Paying remote developers monthly or with installments? [closed]

They made tehnical specs and splited the work in JIRA. In JIRA the work is organized in epics and tasks (the tasks are created sprint after sprint). We set an initial budget for two people. The work ...
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Project management for a new startup [closed]

It's the first time when I'm working as an IT Manager/ Project Manager (I'm CO-Founder too). Basically we are a board from different segments and we want to start a system selling subscriptions (SaaS)....
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For what type of projects Kanban and Scrum better adjusted compared to each other?

For which type of projects Kanban is better suited for? For which type of projects Scrum is better suited for?
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Are there anywhere examples of concrete feasibility analysis? [closed]

I have read the theory of what a feasibility study is, but it would help me to understand it better if I could see examples (or mocks) of concrete feasibility studies. Better yet if they are about ...
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Who is the correct party to set up and run a steering committee?

We have a product team and two distribution channel teams who are decision makers in driving a growth strategy forward. Distribution Team 2 is the ultimate owner of the success of this strategy. The ...
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How do I import Test case and it's steps from Excel/CSV to Zephyr on JIRA cloud?

I am trying to import test case and it's steps from CSV file to JIRA cloud. I have installed Zephyr plugin on JIRA and am able to create test case and steps manually. But I have thousands of test ...
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How does “Visualize the workflow” in Kanban differ from “Monitor, measure and optimize workflow/Manage flow”?

"Visualize the workflow" and "Manage flow" have somewhat similar explanations. What are the artifacts in Kanban? http://www.everydaykanban.com/what-is-kanban/ While the " Visualize the workflow" ...
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Why is “limiting Work In Progress” the cornerstone of Kanban?

I have been studying the Kanban documentation http://www.everydaykanban.com/what-is-kanban/ and I stumbled upon the "Limiting Work-in-Progress" practice. It is said in this paragraph that "Limiting ...
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Are stakeholder and users separate roles on a project in Scrum or they are covered by Product owner?

I have recently encountered a presentation about scrum where stakeholders and users were visualized as equal roles like Development Team, Scrum Master and Product Owner. Is this valid in terms of ...
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How many artifacts are in Scrum in total?

I have defined that 3 main artifacts of the Scrum are Product Backlog Sprint Backlog Product increment. Could there be more artifacts in Scrum such as "Definition of Done" or "Sprint Goal". ...
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Priority coefficient for sprint planning

Some time ago I read about an entity called "priority coefficient" (my rough translation to English) which could be calculated via where IIRC: V is an item's business value estimated by PO S is an ...
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How to tell an estimation made by programmers is reasonable or not without technical skills?

I'm currently working on a game project. Since I don't have technical skills at all, sometimes it feels hard to doubt a programmer's estimation on a task is too much or not. My solution is: Break ...
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Two leads at the same time in the same team [closed]

From a management perspective, in the company I work there was a decision of creating teams that have two tech leads, that share the same pool of development engineers (team is small, ~8-9 engineer in ...
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How to create an agile release plan with product scope already started?

I starting an projects which will use Agile approach, I am creating my road map, the first release with its features. The things is that an app that that one of the developers created by himself ...
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Backlog Grooming

I have a question regarding backlog grooming. I have completed product prioritization using MoSCOW method. I have it prioritized it as follows. I have rationalized it working with client and gathering ...
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How should the Scrum Team proceed if the PO is sick and can't attend the Sprint Planning meeting?

What should we do if the PO is unable to attend the Sprint Planning meeting? Is there a workaround for it?
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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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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? [closed]

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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