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MS-Project: How to identify tasks that should have started (based on completed prerequisites)

I have a MS Project plan that orchestrates multiple hundred activities over a couple of hours (the tasks also have dependencies) and would like to drive the execution based on the plan. During the ...
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Is it really necessary to have a four hour meeting in Sprint planning?

According to Wikipedia, it is recommended that there should be a four hour meeting in a two-week sprint planning (pro-rata for other sprint durations). Is it necessary? Why?
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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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Principles of modern quality management and their repercussions

Hi everyone I'm looking for some help with my upcoming exam, I'm struggling to think of answers relating to quality management.. A question on my previous project management exams goes like so: "...
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Place for team leader or project leader in Scrum

What is a role of team/project leader in scrum? In or organization team/project leader is doing: Communicate with PO which is customer Help team to find solutions Help PO to define direction Help to ...
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“Dead horse” topics banned at sprint retrospectives, is this good practice - why or why not?

I'm asking as a member of an Agile (Scrum) team, not as the PM/PO/Scrum Master. On this project there are a handful of well-known impediments / problems / things that didn't go well, which are a ...
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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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Prevent hourly tasks spanning days

Is there a simple way to block tasks from spanning days? I have some tasks such as interviews & exams which are 2 or 4 hours long but they obviously cannot span days. However MS project is ...
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Scheduling based on end date and amount of hours willing to spend per course

Given an end date and the amount of hours I'm willing to spend per course (say 250 hours each for 2 concurrent courses), how do I make MS Project Professional 2019 spread out the courses evenly every ...
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MS Project Agile Showing Wrong Start/Finish Dates

Hopefully you can help provide me with insight. So I'm new to the Agile functions of MS Project, and I have a board with sprints and tasks set up. When inspecting the dates for Start/Finish times of ...
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Why are my planned values for tasks so high when employees not working 8 hours?

I have assigned 5 resources for a task. MS Project assumes that all resources are available to work 8 hours per day 5 days per week. This is not the case in my schedule. Some of the resources work ...
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Which flow metric is used to forecast - 'how many items will be done for the date'?

I had following question in my PSK assessment. Which flow metric is used to forecast - how many work items will be done for the date'? Throughput Work Item Age (WIA) Cycle Time (CT) ...
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What does the “Purpose” section of a Software Project Plan describe?

I am developing a Software Project Plan and I am referencing a template that seems to define the Purpose section as describing the purpose of the project plan, and not the purpose of the product for ...
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Calculation of increased process efficiency

Say I have a process taking 19 h. Some improvement measures allow to reduce the required time to 17 h (to reach the same level of output). Does it make sense to say that the process is now (1-17/19)*...
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digital scrum boards that capture the physical board experience [migrated]

I've been trying out lots of different project management tools for our small software team (9 devs total, 5 of whom are in-house) and while I suppose no solution is a silver bullet, I find that all ...
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App for managing sprint tasks from OSX menu bar [migrated]

I work as a developer in an Agile environment. I was looking for an simple app which I can access from the macOS menu-bar to add, delete & most importantly move tasks from/to say "InProgress", "...
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One of our executives wants to play programmer

Context: I work as a senior development staff at a medium-sized startup in the FinTech sector. Our tech team is running at full capacity and we don't have time to address some of the features that ...
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What is “SPOCK” exactly?

I cannot see the exact definition of the "SPOCK". Is it something like a "Subject-Matter-Expert"? So a person, who is the max/top consultant from the given technical subject?
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In MS Project, how do I create a task to start with the earliest of two dependencies?

I have two tasks in Project: let's say task A's start is 1/30 and task B's start is 1/25 (end dates don't matter here). I need to create task C, which starts at the earliest possible time - in this ...
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What does “N” mean and how to count

I've been doing some research around managing our sprint cadence to align teams across time zones and came upon, "N+1" when describing a day of a sprint. I've not been able to find a definition of "N" ...
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How to protect my codes against being stolen by my programmer(s)? [closed]

I am interested to know is there a way I can protect my codes against being stolen by the programmers who write the code? What if they copy the codes on a flash memory or upload codes on their github, ...
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Long testing phase in Scrum

We are building quite a big and important feature in a Scrum Team. The PM wants to put this feature into a separate branch and not deploy it for a 1-2 months so the users can test it properly before ...
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PMP certification without having served in a management position

I am looking to get certified in project management , however in my 20 year job history I have never held a "Manager" title. I have served in an "software developer" , "system analyst" and "...
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How to make a project use actual months

I am trying to create a project where the duration is calculated in Months. Eg. The project starts on M1 (month January), shall finish on M24 (month December next year). Scenario 1: I'm adding a new ...
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Impact mapping on a new project

I have read about a new technique for Agile Development named "Impact Mapping", developed by Gojko Adzic: The main idea behind it is building a map of the business goals behind the project (the why), ...
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How do Scrum teams manage their dependencies on other teams?

In a Scrum team, what do you do with stories that require work to be done by another team? The work required of the other team could be well defined and in parallel: "We'll do this, and we want you ...
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Difference between Scrum Master and Agile Delivery Manager

What is the difference between a Scrum Master and Agile Delivery Manager and how can I bridge the gaps. Perhaps you could recommend books, courses or podcasts.
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Prince2 - team member on leave

Would this fall into the Change theme or Risk ? How about when they are paid overtime ? Thanks
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Is there a way to embed Excel charts on confluence?

I am doing Scrum in my company. I need to create various reports/charts team wise and globally. The issue is since few fields are custom fields(example Team), I can't display/categorize the chart ...
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WBS and Project Planning

It can look like repetitive, but I come again with the same question from here about WBS and planning deliverables. I was "advised" in a meeting recently to include a planning deliverable leg. And ...
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How to arrive at a project plan for migrating a legacy web application to ReactJS based application

I need to come-up with a project plan for migrating a legacy web application to a ReactJS based application. The legacy web application is written in Vanilla JS, HTML, CSS and there are approximately ...
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How to divide a generic resource?

I am still new at using ms project Professional. My project has already assigned resources. For instance, let's take developers who together have a maximum effort of 200%, which means I have 2 ...
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The IT manager asks Development team for a status report describing the progress throughout the Sprint

I had a question during PSM1 assessment: The IT manager asks Development team for a status report describing the progress throughout the Sprint. The Development team asks the Scrum Master for ...
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pivotal tracker chore: Should chores be estimated or not?

To give a background, We are web automobile company having a new and used cars portal, something like autotrader usa We have lots of technical debt pending i.e. moving our pages to new backend ...
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Show/hide lookup table options in ms project

How do I show/hide values from a Enterprise lookup table available for selection in ms Project? These values to be shown varies from project to project so a macro has to be written which should run ...
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Auto-populate Lookup values from a custom field

I have written below code for custom field 'Product_task' to take values selected for field 'SFDC Product' as options. However this doesn't seem to work always. Please let me know your suggestions. ...
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Catchup plan and look ahead schedule in MS Project

How to create a catch-up plan,30 days look ahead schedule and s-curves in MS-Project 2016?
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Working and non working days

I want to ask if I need to have non working days and working days in a same day. Can we do that in microsoft project? For example Saturday (same date) for items Consultant approval I want to set it ...
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Values such as (EV) and (PV) does not show in some tasks

I have been working on a project for a while now, i've always faced the issue that the MSP project does not show me all the values like the planned value (BCWP), BCWS... ( in some task it is shown) ...
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How to manage delays from external clients

There are many variables to measure when dealing with clients, but to me these are the most important variables that I dealt with: Clients that are internal or external: If internal, it should depend ...
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What is an “e zero” estimate

I am often asked to provide an "e zero" estimate for a piece of work. I have been assuming up to now that it means "rough estimate". Does anyone have any link to what this means specifically. I ...
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How to create a production schedule in a job shop setting?

A typical Master Production Schedule (MPS) should have: What you need to produce How much you need to produce When you need the items However, the issue arises when in reality, the jobs in our ...
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Can I start a new sprint without delivering the last one?

I'll try to simplify my questions and avoid story telling. 1) Can I start a new Sprint without delivering the last one? 2) During Sprint 2, can I include items into Sprint 1? 3) How many ...
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How to structure a project plan

I had an initial meeting with my project stakeholders and was able to define a strategy based on goals that everyone agrees with. The goals are: Data access Data storage Data validation Analytical ...
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How to take out dependancies among tasks within a scrum sprint?

Suppose, a user story has further divided into multiple tasks; if the tasks are having dependancies among themselves then how to make sure that productivity stays stable? I have read that we have to ...
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Thoughts about an idea show product insides [closed]

I am working on one project where we create a technological product. Unfortunately, so far I have not been allowed to talk about him. I have an idea to make a section on the site where there will be ...
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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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How to get Project to _not_ auto-update

I have been tasked to use Microsoft project in a group assignment to help manage it, but I'm having trouble getting the durations and dates to not auto update. I basically would like to have the ...
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PWA / Enterprise custom columns - formula not working

I'm using Project Online and am trying to create a custom calculated column which shows me the percentage difference between my "Actual Cost" and a custom column called "Profitability". I'm having ...
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Managing a junior project manager who is bored

I have a junior project manager working for me. Unfortunately a lot of the work we have been doing lately is slow and comes in small spurts. I know the Junior PM is getting bored because they haven't ...

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