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Is it SM or PO role to update team for Software Upgrade in Scrum?

If IT requests SW upgrades in Scrum, is this the Scrum Master's or Product Owner's role in communicating this to your team? I think it is the Scrum Master who should relay this software upgrade, the ...
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Does the scrum master also estimate user stories?

We recently started working with scrum on an new (large) project. I am a developer but do not take part in that project other than my role as scrum master. I know about the software they use, but don'...
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Mind sharing your opinions on how to proceed next? Company just prohibited Scrum swarming pattern for developers

I'm a product owner on a 10 people Scrum team (too big of a team already) and last week Management came to us stating that developers can no longer participate in testing from the next sprint on, and ...
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Contribution metric for advisor and code reviewer

We are an early-stage software development startup. Recently we have two people who joined our team. John, a co-founder and technical advisor, and Bill, a code reviewer. In short, John's tasks are ...
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Organize overview locations / resources

We're working with 10 colleagues on 4 different locations. I want to make an overview (1 year) so that each colleague is on one Location for 3 week (for example). After 3 weeks he will go to another ...
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What are the main reasons Scrum doesn't admit managers?

How can I explain the fact we aren't gonna manage the team to a customer? The customer will ask why is not-managing better than managing? Scrum introduces self-organizing teams. Why doesn't Scrum ...
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Has anyone else experienced the new problem with Project 2019 not being able to display CPI and SPI?

Has anyone else experienced the new problem with Project 2019 not being able to display CPI and SPI (and BCWP)? Yes, I have set a baseline and it still works fine in Project 2013!! I can create a ...
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Kanban Buffers and Queues

Reading about Kanban, I often encounter things like buffers and queues being mentioned. But I don't understand the difference. For example: A, B and C are queues or buffers? What's their role? What ...
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How to handle unequally distributed material cost in EVM

I am looking into Earned Value Management and seem to be unable to find anything useful on how to deal with large material cost, which are not equally spread over the project. All examples that I have ...
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What project management platforms have instant messaging and document sharing too? [closed]

I have a SaaS company and use jira for bug tracking. Now I'm looking for a collaboration platform that can do the following: Instant messaging Document storage and management. I use Evernote now and ...
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Which job title (entry-level) for PMO member?

I am looking for possible job titles for PMO employees (entry-level). Our PMO has a leading Manager PMO (once called Project Management Officer) who has a strategic focus, and now we are looking for a ...
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How do I measure employee (software developer) performance based on bugs analyzed and fixed?

I am trying to overhaul the bug-ticket management process for the company I'm working at. One of the requirements is that top-level management knows how productive the developers are when fixing bugs. ...
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Got an idea for a simple IT solution for a uni assignment. What's an appropriate way to estimate the cost of developing and maintaining this software?

I have an idea for a simple IT solution that matches students in class to make study groups, it's for a uni assignment. What's an appropriate way to estimate the cost of developing and maintaining ...
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What agile process promotes the team to assign tasks to individual developers istead of individuals assigning tasks for themselves?

Developer /architect / developer 20 years experience. I did an experiment at my previous project where I created a scrum-like process but we decided developers to not pick directly their tasks, but ...
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Is complexity of the stories a factor in determining the sprint length? [closed]

please substantiate the answers with valid data points, on why you feel that complexity of a project is a determining factor of sprint length
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Mega project with public logbook [closed]

I know that for example, the logbook of the Virgo project is publicly available here. Do you know of other mega projects where the logbook is publicly available? In particular, I'd be interested in ...
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Project management assessment in Jira

I know that SE sites are not the place to ask for solving assignments but I got these as a part for a job interview, the problem is that I am new to this whole world and need some hints or ...
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What is the standard approach to planning work that might or might not be needed based on certain circumstances?

I am wondering what the typical approach would be here: In a project, we are renewing old machines and therefore the new ones will need to be integrated into an older system. That might or might not ...
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Are self-organizing teams subject to self-blocking, when there's a disagreement?

There may be a situation when half of the self-organizing team isn't accepting a decision proposed the the other half of the self-organizing team. This situation effectively stops the project's ...
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changing task starting times [closed]

I have a task to start Monday and it has a duration of 2 days. The finish day is coming up as Wednesday not Tuesday. After looking through the Q&A section I have changed the settings to show the ...
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How do I stop constantly having to ask my manager for permission?

Context I work in a small company where I build websites. There are two owners. One is responsible for designing the websites and other things. The other one is my direct manager and does all the ...
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How to handle learning tasks in scrum?

Today in our team we faced interesting issue. One of my colleagues wanted to learn basics of some technology which is about to be used in the project. How such an activity should be handled in scrum ...
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QAs get all the Work at the End of Sprint

We have an issue in our Scrum Agile process, where all the Developers get PBI work done in the last few days of the sprint. And then QA is forced to test everything at end of sprint. What is the ...
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Thesis with visible project method in bibliography

I'm writing a thesis about engineering a new product that consists of hardware and software (cloud, mobile, embedded). My lecturer said i should use the problem solving cycle, we wanted use the v-...
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Looking for Task planner Tool where you can link personal tasks and show dependencies [closed]

I search for a light task planner/tool, similar to MS Todo. The tasks are rather generic and not necessarily project bound. Basically just a very simple list of checkable tasks that can be arranged to ...
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Is change management process intended to address vendor's problems (and not only changes imposed by a customer)?

Let's say a vendor is a software development company. It is developing a software product for a customer. But, during the development of the product, it discovers technical problems that were hard to ...
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What contract type to use when the scope is largely defined (but NOT completely)?

The fixed-price contract is generally used when the scope of the project is clearly defined. The T&M contract is generally used when the scope of the project can't be clearly defined (a customer ...
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What non-Agile project management methodologies are used nowadays?

What non-Agile project management methodologies are used nowadays? I know that Waterfall is in use. What else?
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In ITIL, does a Configuration Item extend to the configuration of individual items in servers?

Since "The primary goal of ITIL Configuration Management is to identify, maintain, and verify information on IT assets and configurations in the enterprise." - Thanks to this answer does ...
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PM Control Charts using RAG

When using a RAG (Red, Amber, Green) scoring system on control charts for cost and schedule, would you score a variance from green to amber and then to red the further you move away from a zero ...
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Who Owns Backlog Prioritization?

I recently had a meeting with several executives/managers wherein we determined that what the Product Owner had communicated, and the Product Manager had prioritized in the backlog, was no longer what ...
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Has anyone actually tried “The Bermuda plan” and if so, how did it go?

The Wikipedia page on Brook's Law includes the following sentence: The Bermuda plan, where most developers on a project are removed ("sent to Bermuda") and the remaining are left to ...
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What should be Assumption for a network project?

I am working on providing wireless infrastructure suggestions to a client like what software, hardware and equipment will be required to a client in order for them to set up the wireless ...
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In Agile methodologies, what happens when team completes a backlog item or user story?

I need to know that does team need some kind of approval or something from product owner or scrum master when it completes a user story. And if not, then how the team proceed with this kind of ...
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If PMBoK isn't itself a methodology, then what are the methodologies compatible with the PMI's standard for project management?

If PMBoK isn't itself a methodology, then what are the methodologies compatible with the PMI's standard for project management? One example is Waterfall. Are there any other examples?
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How do you integrate Agile Scrum work within your project WBS

Agile Scrum, for example, is a methodology applied to organize the work under uncertainty, where adaptation is required as the work progresses. There is always an objective behind the effort, be the ...
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How to add story points to tasks in Jira Cloud

I'm not sure if this forum is best for an administrative question on jira but here goes. I currently have an instance set up on Jira Cloud and I'm unable to configure my tasks to show story points. I ...
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alert fatigue remodelling

Current: am working on this automation that helps in reading the metadata of a resource and triggering notification accordingly. For instance https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/reference/s3api/get-...
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Scrum - Add Placeholder for Future Story

Practicing Scrum and Agile, our team had Sprint Planning and we sliced our features into stories. However our team was unsure about what should the "third" story do, so the ScrumMaster ...
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Fogbugz for project management

I dont have too much experience with project management with Fogbugz and everything I find about it is serveral years old. I've mostly worked with Azure DevOps. Most of my experience with DevOps is as ...
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dispute resolution approaches/techniques between two members

There is two tech. leaders in a team (for example Solution Architect and Team Leader or two Senior Devs.) They have a dispute about a technical approach to use for an issue resolution. They can’t ...
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Which is a better framework for project management : PMI or Prince ? or there is a better alternative?

I had done PMP certification about 2010 but I was not satisfied. There are huge gaps between practices on ground and PMI. There are many outputs that PMI suggests which are rarely a written record . ...
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PM's monthly report includes the stats of the work hours, bug fix per developer

We are a cross functional product development teams that does monthly release. There are 3 teams work together: my team works on web-development, team B works on embedded system and team C bridges us ...
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What should be cover in Functional and Non-Functional requirements for a network project?

I am working on providing wireless infrastructure suggestions to a client like what software, hardware and equipment will be required to a client in order for them to set up the wireless ...
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Better ways to plan and discuss alternative development plans

I have a designer, a remote front end developer, a remote back end developer and a remote full stack. When I estimate timelines I decide the tasks throw them into some gantt software set reasonable ...
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Is Scrum team subject to project time pressure?

Did I get it right that Scrum team is never subject to project time pressure (no demanding to complete tasks within estimates, no deadlines, etc)? I mean external pressure (such as from the customer ...
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Status field not visible in import mapping

I dont see Status field when I try to import issues from external import in Jira kanban. The field is not visible in mapping and it's not in my custom fields as well. However, I can see Status when I ...
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Should the Product Owner be from our organization or the company we are contracting with?

We're a governmental organization and we're contracting with software companies to implement our projects. We're adapting the Scrum framework. Question: Should the Product Owner be from our ...
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In ITIL, is an issue like an application suddenly won't open, an incident?

Case 1: Let's say that I have a recurring issue that causes an application to not launch. I know a workaround, I just try one more time but there is currently no fix to make it always open properly. ...
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Estimation of project duration on Adaptive methodology

There are 2 ways to predict the duration of the tasks in a project. The first is by using a Gannt chart like the one bellow for the Predictive methodology (Waterfall approach): The second way is the ...

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