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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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How can I calculate how many developers do I need and how long it takes to complete the project?

I am trying to create an 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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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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Do agile teams need a leader with technical skill?

Do agile teams need a technical lead, where the technical lead is someone who has technical knowledge about project skills that the team is working on?
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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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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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How do I start a Scrum project for my web application?

Not long ago our company explored the market and discovered that our main competitors use a Scrum methodology for managing their work process. Our former project manager believed that implementing ...
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When should be done Backlog Refinement Meeting? [on hold]

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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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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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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How can I synchronize tasks in the mind map and in the Kanban board?

I have a digital mind map with goals that I am going to work forward, and fill these goals with appropriate tasks. For tracking tasks progress I use a Kanban Board tool. So my question is: can I sync ...
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Is getting a Scrum Master Accredited Certification at Scrum Institute worth it? [on hold]

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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How to identify risks in a given case study? [on hold]

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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What's the best way to put together a rollout plan, including Timelines, Metrics and Monitoring information in a clear and clean way? [on hold]

For some of the projects I’m managing I need to put together a rollout plan, including Timelines, Metrics we will use to verify the impact of the new features and Monitoring strategy. I was wondering ...
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Some questions regarding product backlog? [on hold]

I have a question regarding, product backlog. Kindly help me. I am creating a PB for an upcoming sprint planning session. I am confident I can prioritize and use MoSCOW and other techniques. Before ...
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Functional vs. non functional requirements

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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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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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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How to guide a team to be self-organizing?

I can see that a Scrum Master has two important role out of many; namely building a self-organised Team and removing impediments. Apart from teaching, mentoring and coaching, what else does one need ...
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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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poor communication in a mentorship-like relation

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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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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can I prepare the SRS document after finishing the user flow? [on hold]

the BRS for the project is finished and we have to start working on the user flow now, so can I wait till the user flow is finished then relying on the BRS and user flow to prepare the SRS?
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Where does documentation like business and software requirement spec docs fit in an agile project?

We are implementing scrum in our company. The problem we faced is our traditional thinking, which always requires physical document. Management is constantly asking for documents like Business ...
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Display in the Details View --> Task Form: Sorting Predecessors by Task ID, not alphabetically

I'm using MS Project 2013 Professional In the Details View using Task Form, displaying Predecessor view, it is sorting alphabetically by Task Name when I would rather see it sorted by Task ID. I do ...
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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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What risk analysis model shall I use if I know the areas (sources) of risk?

I know the areas of risk in a group of companies based on a Risk Breakdown System. With what model shall I analyze them afterwards? Is FMEA good for this purpose? If yes, how should I apply it?
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Billing customers from JIRA - is that possible?

Our development team works with Jira Software and we aim to use JIRA for other business processes inside our organization: Internal and external support; Customer success; Applications building; ...
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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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Legally Advisable to Give Copy of Project Plan and Systems Design to Stakeholders? Software Copyright Laws

When working on a software project as an independent team of freelance developers, is it legally advisable or inadvisable to give a copy of the Project Plan and Systems Design documentation to the ...
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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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How can we track Business as Usual (BAU) work?

My team, which consists of network architects and developers has been running Scrum for the past couple of months and the biggest issue we have is how we're supposed to record BAU work. We consider ...
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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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Confused by process of writing PERT chart

This is not a homework question but arises from self-study with full access to the answers. I'm not looking for the answers, but rather how to arrive at them. I'm having trouble understanding how to ...
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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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Sprint vs milestone vs release

I am new in agile and Scrum, and I got confused as to what the differences are between a Sprint, a Milestone and a Release. I heard some say that the Sprint is a Milestone. Also in some software the ...
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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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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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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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Change task distribution with % completed

I'm using MS Project 2010. When assigning a task with duration say 5 days and work of say 10 hours. Then MSP distributes the occupation for that resource over the whole duration. e.g. Mon 2h | Tue ...
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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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Technique and tools to organize projects in a company

Inspired by mind maps and Unified Modeling Language, I am looking for some technique and associated tools to better organize, analyse and communicate about projects in company. Diagrams that resemble ...
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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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Fix task time of day (Trip planning with MS Project)

I'd like to be able to fix the time of day that a given task must start at and its duration without specifying the actual start date. In this scenario, the date would depend on the end time & date ...
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How to estimate and plan with a distributed, part-time team?

The situation: We are a small, fully-distributed software solutions provider. We serve multiple clients, and given our size that means every team member is on multiple, part-time billable teams. ...
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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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Appropriate Structure to Manage Diverse IT Sustainment & Development Projects?

I am a consulting manager leading over 25 personnel to manage the infrastructure on a Navy Base. The team is currently segmented into Scrum Teams with: 5 SW Devs doing bug fixes and rewriting ...
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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 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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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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