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User Stories in backend/frontend teams working for clients

We are a small software agency (15 people), currently using Jira, and implementing some Scrum practices more rigorously. But we're struggling with understanding how User Stories would help some ...
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MS Project : How to debug when “level all” freezes

I have a project with sub-projects which have sub-projects. I'm sharing the resources from one other project file. I'm trying to level all the resources but MS Project freezes and it never ends. How ...
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Kanban Estimation using Littles Law

I am new to Kanban, I am aware that Kanban is a flow system and estimation is optional. My stakeholders have requested the following: Provide a delivery date for the remaining items (WIP)? If the ...
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How do I schedule task with two predecessors based on latest finish date

I have a task (row 100) which have two predecessors, row 20 and row 30. As it is now, row 100 starts 4 weeks after row 20 has finished and 4 weeks after row 30 has finished. Is it possible for MS ...
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Team of full stack developers with a specialist in some technology

We have a team of full stack developers and one specialist UX expert. We had enough work for everyone, now as we approach release we hardly have any UX work. Eventually I am left with two options, ...
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Project management specifics in automotive industry. V-Model

Being a project manager for business software for many years, recently I was asked to help with planning of software project (infotainment area) for automotive industry using fixed-price model. It ...
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How to get an estimate for a application without revealing the idea? [closed]

I would like to hire someone for building an android (an maybe later windows/ios) but in order to get an estimate they need to know what exactly needs to be done - obviously. Now I'm afraid that upon ...
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A switch-case workflow in Kanban?

Does Kanban support switch-case workflows? The example is a code review - it can be performed by either our team's developer or another team's developer. If we need to make any change in another team'...
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Interactions between agile teams in a software company

We try to use Kanban in our development project. Our team is one of many other agile development teams in our company. The other teams may use either Scrum or Kanban or something else (sometimes ...
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Daily StandUp in a small co-located team

Let's suppose we have a small development team: a front-end developer, a back-end developer and a tester working in the same room and therefore able to communicate freely throught a day. Is it ...
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How self-training of new colleagues relates to Scrum process

When people are speaking about Scrum, it is mostly about changing of existing structure to this method. Is there some place in this method for new workers who should first "load" tons of information ...
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Parallel task with single person poject in microsoft project

I am making plan for my personal project.I have deadline for top level task(Project Planning- 31 days). I have rough idea of how I can divide these 31 days among sub-tasks. For example, Problem ...
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Killing budget deviations

Does anyone know what are the most common strategies to reduce or even to get rid of the budget deviation? I assume that there is no division between strategies (like for TM type of contract, Fixed&...
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Project management vs. Program management vs. Portfolio management [duplicate]

I am now entering the field of project management and I am reading on google and other books I have found. My question is what is the difference between Project management vs. Program management vs. ...
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How to measure scope change?

Is there a way to somewhat-objectively measure changes to project scope? Our team (a new PMO) is looking for a way to measure how much the projects we manage change over time. How can we measure ...
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Burn Down Chart : What is the definition of work done in Scrum

I am running a Scrum Project. I am using JIRA as well as TFS as my Agile Work tracking tools. In JIRA I created an 8-point story. The story was completed on the 8th day in a 10 workday Sprint. Sub-...
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In an Agile team, should developers perform testing?

It was generally considered that developers develop and testers test. Is it right for an Agile team? For example, in Scrum, should developers take tester's tasks in the end of a Sprint to help ...
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Azure Boards Query: Rollover Cards

I am trying to put together a query that indicates cards that have 'rolled over' from one sprint to another. This should happen from time to time, but to much roll over is a flag that something is ...
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Can you do an exact text search in CA Agile Central?

Is there a way in Rally to do a general search for an exact text match? My specific example is that I searched for the word windows but the results include items which only have window. I've tried ...
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Priority of a Code Review in Scrum?

Let's say we're talking about a Scrum development team. A task can be implemented wrong or the implementation may contain unaccetable flaws. If this is discovered near the end of a Sprint the Sprint ...
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Scrum Master Responsibility : Removing Impediment for the team vs being a middle man

As per the scrum guide, the scrum master's responsibility towards the team is to remove the roadblocks. But what extent should he go? I am not sure if the SM should go any extent and (maybe even) ...
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Is it right to ask a developer to do API testing? [closed]

I'm a developer at some company and my team leader asked me to do API testing for a complete system. Is this a valid question?, however ther's a QA team in the company? The problem is the system is ...
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Priority of a Code Review in Kanban?

In a software development team, when should a developer perform a code review of another developer's task: after completing their own task (another developer's task becomes blocked) as soon as ...
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Experience to qualify for PMP certification

I have not led a project of an industry, but I have an experience in Business Management whereby I have led a group of employees. Can I still enroll for PMP certification?
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Development team workflow (Kanban)

I'm trying to apply Jira's Kanban to our development team to make our work more manageable and predictable. The development team consists of three backend Java developers and one tester. The ...
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Should a Kanban board show who is doing what?

Let's suppose that a team is developing a software product. Should we indicate assignees on Kanban cards? Isn't it an anti-pattern in Kanban?
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What should a Kanban board visualize?

Kanban prescribes to visualize work and the process it goes through. But what exactly should be visualized? (This is a general question about Kanban board design.) For example, should we visualize: ...
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How to order large amount of business requirements properly?

We continuously develop, operate and maintain a hardware-software system. The last year a load of complex business requirement (100-150) is accumulated but unfortunately not processed well. The ...
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Why is Scrum iteration called a Sprint?

I'd say that a sprint implies commitment, hard working, willingness to finish all the tasks taken into the sprint by the end of the sprint. On the other hand Scrum doesn't require a team to complete ...
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User Story Title

When creating a user story work item in a tool like GitHub or, Azure DevOps, Should the ‎“As a user, I want” phrase be used for the title, or should it be placed in the description?
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How to motivate a team when you have nothing to offer but equity?

I recently got into the whole startup scene, and I was hired as CTO for an early-stage startup. I've got a fair bit of engineering experience, but when it comes to management, I'd definitely be in the ...
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What is a failed sprint?

A sprint has just ended. All stories, but one were done by the software engineers. Should the sprint be labeled as 'failed' because of the story that was not completed? What exactly is a failed sprint?...
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How can I implement a Pull System in Jira's Kanban?

As far as I understand, in Kanban, each column is divided into two sub-columns: "In Progress" and "Done". A performer from the next column pulls the items from the previous column's "Done" sub-column. ...
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Is Scrum compatible with a project schedule?

As far as I understand we don't estimate or plan a whole project in Scrum. More over the requirements are allowed to change freely. So does this mean that there can be no schedule for a Scrum project? ...
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What to do when there's not enough work related to the Sprint Goal?

We have enough work to do to fill two weeks (our Sprint length) for the Team. We have a Sprint Goal. We do not have enough work to do for the Sprint Goal to fill two weeks for the Team. As a result,...
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What is the report called that tells you whether a business venture is worth pursuing?

This report would be distinct from a market research report which helps a business understand something central or auxiliary component of their existing business. I'm referring to a report that helps ...
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Net Promoter Score-like metric for internal “monopolistic” product

I'm working on product that is integrated as part of the bigger package of products. One kind of stakeholder are other product teams that request features and use features from us. Other kind of ...
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One person on multiple teams in agile

I am looking into ways to implement an agile framework in an academic context. In this context it is not possible to come up with a situation where a team has all necessary roles needed to ship a ...
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In Kanban, do we ever use sub-tasks for decomposition of a large task?

Let's suppose, there is a task to add a new search function to a website. Let's also suppose this is a large task. Do we use sub-task (e.g. Jira sub-tasks) for decomposition of a large task? ...
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What exactly is sprint goal while working on Maintenance/Support defects

For a support project the sprints contains defects and hardly any enhancements, does sprint goal or increment still be applicable? For e.g. my upcoming sprint has 3 defects: Defect 1 : Screen ...
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WIP limit per column VS per person

WIP limit per column helps us to reveal work process bottlenecks. But it doesn't prevent person work bottlenecks. Let's suppose there're two developers in a team and the WIP limit for the DEVELOPMENT ...
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In Jira Kanban, do we use sub-tasks?

I'm wondering if we should use sub-tasks in Kanban board? Or any sub-task should be repsresented with a column in the Kanban board?
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If working on multiple projects / systems is it better to have a seperate Kanban Board for each?

I started using a kanban board to manage things and it was working great except eventually I started to notice that there was too much intermingling between projects / systems to use one board. Is it ...
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Updating Links When Tasks are Added

I'm relatively new to Project and am after some help. I have a project schedule consisting of approx 160 tasks, grouped under a number of Summary Tasks. There are many task dependencies created, the ...
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Is there a reason this is labeled as 'Finish to Finish' even though 'Finish to Start' makes more sense?

Got this question in my course: You are managing a software project. Your QA manager tells you that you need to plan to have her team start their test planning activity so that it finishes just ...
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In Jira Kanban, do we change assignee as a work item goes through the workflow?

Let's say our workflow is like this: DEVELOPMENT, CODE_REVIEW, TESTING, DONE. Developers get assigned to work items and start working on them. When an item is implemented it needs to be reviewed by ...
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In Agile project management, do you keep everything in Jira or maintain some documents? [closed]

I'd like to know about agile project management practices - do you keep everything in Jira or do you create and maintain any external documents (Requirements, Project schedule, Definition of done, ...
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Reward for recognizing mistakes but disincentivize low standards

We are a new start up (in finance) and still trying to figure out the basics on employee incentives. If this is not the right SE, please let me know and I will move it. When monitoring projects, we ...
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Milestone behavior in MS Project

I am working in MS Project with a project someone else set up. This project contains 29 activities which are auto scheduled, has a minimum start date constraint on an activity, and two milestones. The ...
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how to do spike/research story which can run more than 1 sprint

I past I have done a research/spike story which was a new area for me. Building big excel, debug ntml2 jar for authentication issue. our sprint was 2 weeks and it runs for more than 1 sprint, what ...

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