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What makes an effective email status report? Why? [closed]

In project management, what criteria makes an effective email status report, and how often should a status report be sent to be useful?
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MS Project Configuration - 80% allocation to project, max of 50% per task per day

I'm a newbie to MS Project here, so I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction, or tell me if I'm barking up the wrong tree. Is there a way to constrain a resource in MS Project ...
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In MS Project :the resource calendar did not show up in the gantt chart but it shows at the resource usage sheet

the resource calendar did not show up in the gantt chart but it shows at the resource usage sheet: i mean that, i assigned the Friday and Saturday as days off in some resources (i am using the ...
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Agile: Work on PBI Stories By Backlog Priority

We are working on an Agile Scrum team. They mention it is good practice to work on PBI tasks first by Sprint Backlog Priority in code development. Sometimes, When some of the first Priority stories ...
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From a project planning perspective, is it wrong to have one sprint for the API and another sprint for the UI?

I am making an e-commerce project that has a dashboard module. Instead of having one sprint for the dashboard module, my advisor said I should split this module realization into two different sprints: ...
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Which is better large feature branches or merging frequently? Which is better small work items vs large work items?

My team has problems pushing work items through all the stages in the Kanban board to done. The work items hit code review and pile up and stay there for a long time. The following stage (the QA stage)...
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Do you use any integrations with your task manager? [closed]

I'm trying to find some useful integrations for Trello to track my projects more effectively
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Serious sources where to read Agile vs Plan Oriented comparison papers? [closed]

Pretty straight question, mainly because in my recent research I have found all sorts of sources which do not necessarily seem trust-worthy or centered. In my particular case, I'm building a project ...
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Calculating project forecasts in Jira

As a Scrum Master, I want to help my Product Owner to make an educated guess of when features in a project will be implemented, in order to communicate with stakeholders so that they can manage Scope. ...
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Planning Poker with differents roles in video game Studio [duplicate]

I work in a video game studio, and I´m running Scrum. The question here is: using Story points, how do the team estimate the Story, if I have a 2d artist, a Game designer and programmers? As you can ...
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Project Management for Website Agency - Change of Industries [closed]

I have a couple of years experience of project management in a particular industry. Covid-19 restrictions have hit it hard and I have been out of a job for the last 6 months. There is not going to be ...
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Estimating Tasks which have been split from a User Story

Let's say we have a good User Story with Acceptance Criteria and Definition of Done. But the Story is too big and needs to be split into tasks. The team only uses hours for estimating the backlog ...
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What if My Client Won't Accept My Estimation?

I am working for a service-based company. We are working on one big project under which we have multiple subprojects. We have been working on that project for seven years and it is ongoing. My client ...
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How much do you pad estimates by in software engineering?

We like to underpromise and overdeliver. If we don't pad, we become very late. I have heard some PM's especially on 1.0 projects that are much more difficult to predict will multiply the estimate by ...
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Is Task always decomposed from User Story?

I've heard many times that tasks are basically subsets of user stories and they are derived from User Stories, so on the scale of amount of work that is needed to finish them, a Task is always smaller ...
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Free/open source web app for managing bpmn instances [closed]

What are the leading free and/or open source web apps that allow taking processes modeled in bpmn format and managing their execution? I.e. I'm looking for an elegant way to view what processes were ...
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Tasks need to be on same day for event

So it's my first time using ms project, so forgive me for messing up terminology. Basically the problem is as follows: I have created 3 main tasks with a few subtasks each. I have then asigned ...
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Why aren't you supposed to report status in standups?

My team has a new scrum master. The old SM always said that standups were about coordination between the team members and not a report to him. Urging us to help each other if one of us ran into ...
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Is a mid sprint check-in/catch-up a good idea

Scenario: With scrum teams doing a daily stand-up to inform team of progress (yesterday and today) and any impediments. I wonder sometimes do they actually bring up impediments, concerns or issues. ...
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Why most programmers code alone instead of coding in groups? [closed]

Many resources quote that average programmer writes an average 10 lines of code per day. https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=how+many+lines+of+code+do+programmers+write+a+day&sourceid=...
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Task status tracking

Independent from project type (agile/non-agile) and independent from the depth and size of projects and tasks, I need to keep tracking multiple tasks of multiple projects. Currently I use a status-...
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Where does Product Management stop and UX start?

I'm working on the case study for a PO interview and trying to do my best interpreting the instructions. I'll be coming up with an updated user journey for part of their subscription process; I'm free ...
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Risk triangular distribution: percentile sensitivity

When modelling risks, usually a triangular distribution based on three time estimates (optimistic, likehood and pessimistic time estimates - a, c, and b respectively) is used to evaluate the planning ...
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When “taking it to the team” should we seek consensus?

Is consensus required for a self-organising team to make a decision? How do we know that a decision is made? When we as Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters servant lead teams and help them make decisions,...
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Are Gantt diagrams compatible with Agile methods?

If they are, is it simple to use them with theses methods? Have you some use cases to present?
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Are Gantt Charts useful for single-person projects?

Occasionally, I've been asked to produce a Gantt chart for a project. A lot of the time, I was the only person assigned to that project. This mostly happened back when I was a student, though my ...
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Is TDD/unit testing compatible with Lean Startup methodologies?

We're a small team mostly building MVPs following the Lean Startup Methodologygies and lean development. Up until now, we've been shipping code without unit tests, in order to get our products or ...
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Critical Path Method (CPM) algorithm

I am reading the book "Planning and scheduling in manufacturing and services" by M.Pinedo I am a little bit confuse at the Critical Path Method (CPM) in this book. There is an example (4.2.3)...
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MS Project predecessor formula

I am going to build a project with several tasks and subtasks that have the same structure. For example: SECTION A task 1 task 2 task 3 SECTION B task 1 task 2 task 3 ....... What I would like to do ...
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how to distribute the work of an activity between specific number of individuals of a kind from a work resource

I have added a work resource entry "Laborers" with Max. Units 10000% in the Resource Sheet. The resource calendar for this resource is standard and all the units are available. Now I want the work of ...
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How to assign a resource with two units to the task?

I want to assign a resource -Excavator- to a task -Task#1 : duration = 4 month- : 2 units in first 2 months and 5 units in second 2 months.
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Is it possible to show the percentage of completed task in the Timeline in MS Project?

I am using Microsoft Project 2013. I would like to visualize in the Timeline the percentage of completed task, for example 33%... Is this possible ?
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Requirement Gathering collateral

I am working on a large IT project right now and my company hopes to be part of several similar projects - which would have very similar requirements. We had several issues in requirement gathering ...
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When we offer a price to client, do we need to explain it?

Let's suppose we're talking about companies that perform some work for customers. This work is usually considered to be a project and is done on a contract basis. I'm mostly interested in contract ...
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Why use constants to calculate control limits

I am refreshing some knowledge on 6s and currently go through the calculations for upper and lower control limits for quality control charts. when i for example look at the xbar-Rm chart and I want to ...
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How to implement unit testing with a small Scrum team without spending half the Sprint unit-testing stories?

We are a very small team (1 front-end developer, 1 back-end developer/solution architect, 1 PM/UX) working in Scrum with 2 weeks Sprints. Up until now, we were mostly working on prototype projects not ...
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How to do Large-Scale Scrum LeSS or Nexus with remote teams?

Disclaimer: I am new to the scaled agile topic. I researched a bit about how to scale scrum -> Scaled scrum/agile frameworks (SAFe vs. Nexus vs. LeSS) comparison and I like the comparably lean ...
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MS Project cost

I'm facing a very weird behavior of MS Project when computing the project cost. Once removing subtasks from my original project I realized that changes to some subtasks are not reflected in the ...
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What if a client doesn't accept/agree with a change request?

Let's suppose that a client asks for a change or some additional functionality, but doesn't accept/agree that it is a change request (and that, as consequence, the schedule, the cost must be revised)? ...
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Ms project - assign different resources with different schedules to a task

I'm new at ms project and I have some questions. Let's suppose that I have a human resource named "T1" that works from 2 pm to 11 pm, and that we have a machine named "m1" that can be working all day....
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Agile in a reactive organisation?

I am working in an organization as a Scrum Master that is extremely reactive by nature, where the ‘agile’ teams are being given extremely aggressive ‘non-negotiable’ deadlines by senior executives, ...
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How should you track small Incremental Pieces of Work?

In my team, we often complete an MVP feature, i.e. MVP for Authentication. It has all the stuff it needs to be compliant and work, and meets the definition of done. Then somewhere down the line, ...
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The relation between a project and a contract

Let's suppose we're talking about companies that perform some work for customers. This work is usually considered to be a project and is done on a contract basis. It's natural to assume that any ...
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During a Sprint Retrospective, the Development team proposes moving the Daily scrum to only occur specific days. Not daily

I had a question during PSM1 assessment: During a Sprint Retrospective, the Development team proposes moving the Daily scrum to only occur on Specific days of week. Not daily. Which two are the ...
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How to handle blocked tickets in Kanban

In my Kanban team we generally work on tickets that flow through the system in a matter of days however we also have 2 guys who work on tickets which are often dependent on external teams. How does ...
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Agile project structure

If a project tree has branches such as Development, Business Analyses and Architecture pages, where should Functional specifications and Technical Specifications go? (i.e. Technical under Development, ...
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How to incorporate UX/UI in sprint correctly when mockups are required to estimate a story?

Apologies if the question has already been asked, I couldn't really find the answer when looking around. I'm struggling to figure out a way to handle UX/UI in an agile way. I'd like to be "fully&...
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Minimum number of items in the Product Backlog for an Affinity estimate

I found this question in an exam and I'm puzzled: Affinity estimate is a technique used for arriving at a high level estimate quickly. What should be the minimum number of items in the Product ...
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Projects related to Project Management [closed]

Where can i find topics or case study relatedt information system project management.could you please let me know where we can find all the recent problems and issues faced in information system ...
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Using A.I. and neural activity monitoring on workers? I am using it on my team. Why is it bad? [closed]

I have just tested some new software and techniques on our team and I got a very defensive response here... My workers are kind of into it, some are not. I made sure they do not rebel, the moment I ...

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