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Adding user stories to nearly complete features?

I am a new PM. My company uses Rally for project management. I'm not too sure if this is a standard across platforms, but in Rally you can assign user stories to a parent feature. My team has been ...
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Fix for ProjectLibre incorrect critical path

I'm a big open source supporter, and want to switch from MS Project to ProjectLibre, however it does not display the critical path correctly for projects above a certain size. I'm wondering if anyone ...
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Is onboarding a non-functional requirement?

I work on a team that manages DevOps tools for a software company. When an engineer from one of our product teams wants to use one of our tools, they clone a series of Jira tickets and work through ...
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In MS project, sub project tasks are not showing up in sprint task board

I added multiple sub projects to my current master project. I don't see the sub project tasks in sprint task board though I assigned sprints to tasks and "show on board" is yes. The tasks ...
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Issue Register for day to day work?

I've seen the concept of an Issue Register in PRINCE2 but that would for issues and risks during a project that well end as they all should do. I've never used one in practice for either a temporary ...
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Creating a PaaS using scrum

If one were to build say a Windows Azure "clone", what would be considered an increment that is "potentially releasable"? e.g. Releasable vs shippable? I can not envision what ...
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Backlog - Is this to (i) List outstanding 'user stories' or (ii) List outstanding 'tasks' or (iii) Can one be used for both purposes?

Any good links to example backlogs would be appreciated. I understand from a backlog user stories can be refined, added, removed and so on. I'd imagine tasks or a WBS would be constant or tweaked by ...
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Backlog grooming items planning

In a Scrum project if the team is from 4 developers, the sprint is two weeks long, Team Velocity is 40 SP/Sprint and the Focus Factor is 0.6. During the Backlog Grooming meeting, user stories with how ...
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What is a good example of a project to use to demonstrate how to build a Microsoft Project Schedule

I want to train a few new team members in the use of Microsoft Project. All are familiar with the basics but I want to explain WBS hierarchy and predecessors. I am trying to think of an 'every day ...
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Minimalistic, free project management site with tree-like task structure?

I'm looking for a project management site, that has a free version, that can be accessed by multiple people enables entering tasks for which you can add any number of fields with values (like "...
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If a team works on different things, how can they run sprint planning effectively?

I'm a Scrum Master for a team who are working on different features for different products, but all for the same company. As we're a small team, we've kept it to 1 team and have been sprint planning ...
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Using project management tools like MS Project or Primavera in an agile team

Do project management tools like MS Project and Primavera make sense in a software team and for a software product, assuming that the team is following agile practices and uses, e.g., Scrum. Are ...
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How do I calculate a % complete on tasks which are due before a certain date with rollup function in MS Project

For a project that I am managing in MS Project I would like to have a % complete of tasks that need to be finished before Q2. E.g. I have one task with 10 sub tasks. 5 of these sub tasks have a due ...
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Customize the TFS Scrum board

Here is a TFS Scrum board I got from Internet: I want to know if it is possible to customize the card, as it does have the name of attributed person as redundant information. I would want to replace ...
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should developers have a say in functional requirements

In general most online resources point out that the functional requirements are the responsibility of the business analyst or product manager. But developers sometimes can be the expert on a product e....
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ex-Development manager as a Product Owner

In a new team, an ex-development manager, who's been in that position for many years, opted in as the team's Product Owner. The team has decided to do Scrum. The PO's Agile mentality is certainly ...
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Too much to test on the last day of the sprint [duplicate]

How can I avoid the issue where a lot of stories are moved to Under Testing on the last day of the sprint? The Under Testing column is manageable on most days but on the last day and there day before ...
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Project Management: Resource Availability

I have a meeting that needs to be attended by 10 individuals. Each of these individuals is either a manager, director, or member of executive leadership. There is very little overlapping availability, ...
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Is Dividing By a Percentage Valid in the Context of Determining Cost per Acquisition/Return on Investment?

I'm currently trying to find the return on investment (ROI) for a specific campaign, and I can't figure out if the formula below is valid in the context it's being applied; please see the first part ...
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Cadence in Scrum

Scrum coaches say that a Scrum Team (often Scrum Developent Team is meant) should adhere to: predictable cadence delivering business value each Sprint But at the same time Scrum emphasizes that ...
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How can I show the month for a Enterprise Custom Date Field in the Project Center for Grouping?

I setup a Enterprise Custom Field for a Key Date that leadership wants to group by year and month. I thought I could just make 2 new Enterprise Custom Fields, one to parse out the Month and the other ...
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Do I have EVM Planned Value understood correctly?

I am struggling to get all the PMI EVM terminology sorted out. The last key for me was planned value (PV). Let say I have a task and my BAC is $100,000 and scheduled for 4 weeks. 2 weeks in I am done ...
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Who should train business stakeholders on Project Management basics?

To clarify, I'm working as a Project Manager for a company where such concept was mostly unknown across business stakeholders. While projects were being done, no specific project management framework ...
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Can a story be re-open within sprint in Agile?

Here is the scenario. Story was completed as written and scheduled for the next release. We found out a day later that there were other systems that needed to do changes as well and would not be ...
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MS-Projects — Assigning a Resource group as resource

I am using MS Projects (desktop) and am wondering if it is possible to assign resources by the group they are designated under in the resource list. Essentially I would like to assign a team to a ...
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Team managemnet to get something streamlined

I am unofficially given an opportunity to lead a very strong technical team. We work in 24*7 Shifts there we have shift handover happening 2wice a day. Currently we are just preparing a set of table ...
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Best way to manage programs?

My company is starting a new program that will consist of many projects: An Android application An iOS application A web application A backend to support the applications A business analysis A brand ...
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From a sprint planning perspective, is it wrong to build an entire user interface before the API?

I'm currently reading 'Agile Estimating and Planning' by Mike Cohn and it mentions to not split by tasks like 'build user interface' and 'build middle tier', and instead to focus on building something ...
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Planned / earned value for items outside of the project scope?

Getting my head wrapped around the PMP / PMI earned value methodology. Traditionally have tracked a project budget vs the actual spend on a simple basis with that being the variance etc. The scenario ...
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Is it possible to display multiple tasks on a single line using ProjectLibre?

I have a project that I have 15 main tasks on. One of them is Meetings. I have had X meetings, and the duration is 1-day. Is there any way to show multiple bars on a single line showing these Meetings ...
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Giving credit via Scrum or Kanban boards to developers participating in release-management and validation activities

I have a team of developers participating in two week Scrum sprints. We track our sprint progress (code pushes to QA region, bug-fixes, prod-support) in Jira. The team also participates in monthly ...
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Using Kanban with Optional Columns

We have an optional column for Review, only 20% of tickets need reviews and most don't. Here are our columns: Todo/Backlog Development Reviewing Testing Done How do I implement optional columns in ...
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Microsoft Project - manage project with tasks that can be completed in any order

0 Probably best described by example: I have a project with 10 tasks of 1 day to be done by 1 resource. So they have to happen sequentially, easy to arrange by levelling or linking and the project ...
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How to build a feature backlog bottom up

Does anyone have any experience with bottom up product management? Essentially getting their teams to decide on the features and the direction of product? In most of my previous teams - product ...
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Can each Product have its own P&L?

It's often said that a Product Owner is a mini-CEO. Let's say we are talking about a company that is developing a large, complex product. In this case there're usually more that one Product Owner, ...
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How to decide what is a problem and what not in Product Management?

I understand that these problems can emerge in a variety of situations: There is a specific goal set by management, then the current situation has to be evaluated and decide what needs to be changed ...
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How to handle a Sprint completed ahead of time? [duplicate]

Let's say we have a sprint of 2 weeks. In that sprint, the IT team has to implement some issues or features. How can we handle the case where the team finishes all issues/features ahead of time? Do we ...
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What type of production/project framework is use with products with long lead times and high upfront costs, such as automobiles

I am aware that million dollar presses are used in stamping out auto parts. I am aware that million dollar robots are utilized in assembly of autos. I am interested in what production/project ...
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How do you close out a Scrum Sprint in Azure Boards? Especially, what should you do with partially completed user stories and tasks?

I am new to Azure Boards and finding it can be very confusing when it comes to scrum sprint ends and planning the next sprint. What should you do with user stories and their tasks that are only ...
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MS Project - Task constraints based on dates of other tasks

I would like to be able to set task constraints based on dates relative to other tasks, for instance: "taskA to start no earlier than taskB end date + 20 days" is there a way to do it? In MS ...
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Does it make sense to define a vision or strategy in a Startup during Customer Development?

As I understand, a vision answers the why of a company, its grand vision, it has to be inspirational but not grandiose and should evoke the right mindset to think about the proper strategies and goals....
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How to store/manage a huge amount of coder task in the backlog

What to do when the programmers from the dev team want to put their development tasks in the product backlog (such as refactor XXX, clean class XXX, ...)? We tried and have the users stories mixed ...
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Microsoft Project Online / Server - Accessing Summary task information

I am running a report and it would be great to identify the summary task of a task - is this possible? Reporting via the project API. E.g. I have the following schedule WBS Task Resource Custom Field ...
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Managing Contractors in a technology conversion effort of an application

We recently hired a firm to convert an application from .NET to .NET Core. We have provided access to all repositories, they've been given an overall demo of major features and functions, access to a ...
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A term for projects with long release cycle

Traditionally Agile is compared to Waterfall. And I think that most people when do this, think of Waterfall simply as a model with long release cycles. E.g. we plan tasks for 6-12 months, implement &...
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Self-organizing teams: team as a whole or every team member?

While many people mention self-organizing/self-managing teams, I'm having hard times finding out the precise definition. Self-organization by itself seems clear: you're not pushed by external force. ...
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What's the point of having acceptance criteria when you have defined in a design document what you want done and how?

I recently found myself debating about the usefulness of acceptance criteria in a user story. Bear in mind that the team in question is not a feature team, it is a technical component team (if that ...
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Is scrum certification enough to switch from construction project management to IT Project management domain?

I had short experience in construction industry, then I completed MBA in Project management. I am equipped with MS project Primavera P6. Now I am thinking of switching into IT industry. Will Agile ...
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How to scale Agile in IT Service company (not product based)

I work for a company which is trying to understand how to scale Agile. We are an IT Service company, we don't work on one product, we develop many IT projects at the same time for our customers and we ...
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JIRA how to better manage tasks without stories, and stories without tasks?

Is it possible to make it such that single-issues (stories without tasks) can be tracked the same way a story with one task can be tracked? At my company, stories with no tasks are put under "...

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