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How should I evaluation a candidate in a interview? [closed]

Let me go straight to my problems. We currently work on a web project and planned to develop a mobile version someday. But, today my big boss came to my desk and ask me to do interview a candidate who ...
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How to asses possibly lacking individual performance as a new manager?

I started at a new company two months ago, for the first time in a management position. And it's a difficult situation. I have a (software development) team member who has a history of bad performance ...
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PMP Stakeholder engagment

I'm practicing with PMP quiz and I have this doubt about stakeholder engagement. During a project you can have two main situations: 1 - A change about the stakeholder involved in your project: for ...
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User Story Mapping - How to show a feature that is across multiple themes?

I am trying to wrap my brain around how to present/show the common features in user story mapping template. Currently I have it as its own theme, but at same time it makes sense to break the feature ...
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On Tuckman model, do teams using agile frameworks mature faster in comparison to teams using waterfalls?

I was looking at Tuckman model (Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing=Maturity) which shows the evolution of maturity of a new team with time (the life of project) and I concluded that in both ...
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PRINCE2: How to assign roles/responsibilities, if your company is hired to contribute to a project but wants to manage this internally?

I work in the construction industry and my company is interested in establishing a more professional and profound way of project management. There is definitely a need to become more organized and ...
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ICT Design Change vs Scope Change

What is an easy to understand and communicate way to differentiate between Information and Communications Technology (ICT) design changes on a project which would not trigger a scope change request (...
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Designing for the future in an agile environment

I started my working life as a database designer, before moving at a later date into project management. Most of my working life has been spent in "waterfall" environments for a variety of ...
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Planned % complete formula issue at summary level

All, I have been asked to show planned % complete hence using below formula to on Number field to derive planned % complete based on status date in MS Project. (IIf([Status Date]>=[Baseline Finish],...
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Should we have “general high-level” user stories that spawn out more “more specific detailed lower-level” user stories?

For software user stories, Does it make sense for user stories to spawn out other user stories? In other words, Would it make sense for us to document more "general high-level" user stories, ...
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How do you plan big features/releases in Scrum?

Let's suppose the business comes and asks you when will your team be able to deliver a big feature or release. In Scrum, how do you make long-term (half a year or a year) planning? If the feature (or ...
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Using Microsoft Office 365 Planner

I've begun using the planner section and was wondering what is the best way to use it in regards to a project. Should I use one plan for the entire project or have multiple plans that break up the ...
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Federal Grant - Time Tracking

Let's say I'm awarded a US federal grant for my project, of which I'm the PI on. How granularly does the US government need me to track time? Two subquestions to this: My preference is to use a ...
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Auditing vs. Inspection

I’m confused about the difference between audit and inspection. I know that they will have different meanings if used in different processes, but I think that inspection is about “deliverable or ...
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Launching average mobile app on-time vs delayed launch with high-quality app

Apologies if this is the wrong exchange forum, it felt most appropriate to ask this here. TL;DR What are the pros/cons of a (mobile) app (in the social media space) being launched on-time with an ...
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How to size Kanban cards

Problem When creating Kanban cards, I don't know how I should size them, i.e. if I have one task that I estimate to take a week and one task that should take only half a day, should they both just get ...
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Related user stories with common desciptions and acceptance citeria

Consider this scenario: We develop a product which will be a channel between people that need help and helpers. People who ask for help should provide data: type of help, address, description, photo … ...
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How should you track small Incremental Pieces of Work?

In my team, we often complete an MVP feature, i.e. MVP for Authentication. It has all the stuff it needs to be compliant and work, and meets the definition of done. Then somewhere down the line, ...
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Why is it important to only have PBIs completable in a single Sprint?

In Scrum it is emphasized that the Sprint Goal is achieved and that the developers determine which work can be completed in the Sprint. I often get the following question: Why can't we start a story ...
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Finding amount of work from quantity and skill of the resource

Question 1) So lets say we have a wall that is 400 sf of area. Lets say one labor can produce 40 sf of wall per day. Then we have 400/40=10 days for 1 labor to build this wall. So this is the duration ...
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How to automate inclusion of confluence design docs in Requirement traceability report on Jira

If an organization is regulated, it has to pass the audit and show that it has implemented a "requirements traceability". This means it has documented the path from a specific requirement to ...
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Best way to keep development and testing in synch

We have 1 frontend developer and 2 backend developers and 1 QA. QA is responsible for writing the end-to-end tests using Cypress. FE developer writes the unit tests. Backend developers write the unit ...
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Re-evaluating : which project management style(s) might fit my team?

This is a follow-up to this question from almost three years ago. Scrum... probably isn't the best choice for my team for a number of reasons. From a very high level, my team's work can be separated ...
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Choosing an appropriate development process/methodology

I'm looking for some advice on implementing or defining a development process for my team. I'm having a hard time finding something that seems like it would fit, but it may be just due to a ...
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PMP Stakeholder best level of engagement

In the PMBOK we have this different level of stakeholder engagement: Unaware Resistan Neutral Supportive Leading What is the best level that you should have? Because last month in a question i put ...
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MS Project - Disable a resource from being assigned to a task

My main goal is to have a Project file that will contain old and new employees (inactive and active). If an old employee finished an old task he/she was assigned to, I want him/her to stay assigned to ...
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How to manage an army of not-really-devs trying to write code for the sake of project management?

We recently adopted a new management methodology that says there are no roles on the team (a "cross-functional" team where "all team members are developers") and everyone should we ...
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Difference between: Change control system, change control tools, configuration management plan, configuration management system

I'm studying for the PMP exam and I have some understanding what these objects are and what the differences between them are. Can someone explain, maybe with some examples? Thanks. Change Control ...
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why are “start no earlier than” constraints are coming during update the schedule

when i am updating the schedule on current date then some activity showing "Start no earlier than" constraints . i want to know why these constraints are coming. if constraints came means my ...
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Managing tasks per week

I would like to create a weekly deployment schedule for components, which would then be illustrated on a GANT diagram. I would like to create a schedule for the deployment of components by week, which ...
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How should you do long term releases with Kanban?

With Scrum you can try to plan longer releases using team velocity. If the team velocity is 100 Story Points (SP)/Sprint and the Product Backlog has 1000 SP then you can say you can finish in 10 ...
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Who is the responsible for removing the Developer from the Scrum Team?

I am trying to learn Scrum and I have this question: A new Developer is having continuing conflicts with existing members of the Scrum Team, which is impacting the delivery of Increment. If necessary, ...
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Is there such a thing as too much instant message communication for a remote team

The team wants each developer to let the other developers know what progress they are making on their stories . Ex "Ready for peer Review", "Peer Reviewed","QA passed", &...
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In Scrum what are the benefits of self-managing?

I am trying to learn Scrum, and these are some question I have: What are the benefits of self-managing? Increased accountability, Increased creativity... and what else? Thank you for your answers.
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Should tasks ever be added to Product Backlog?

I suppose that Product Backlog is a place for product requirements (business scope), and not for tasks. But some sources suggest that we also need to add tasks. For example, tasks that need to be done ...
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Who does the Product Backlog refinement activity?

I am trying to learn Scrum, and these are some question I have: Who does the Product Backlog refinement activity? The whole Scrum Team Only the Product Owner and the Developers What is the correct ...
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Product Backlog refinement: owner & activity

I am trying to learn Scrum, and these are some question I have: Estimating the size of Product Backlog items can be considered as a Product Backlog refinement activity? Who is accountable for ...
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Who consumes estimates?

Consider a company that: works on an own product(not a contractor), the product has already been released(but is expected to need years of further active development), the product is a consumer app(...
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MS Project 2019 Not Calculating Duration Properly

Set to Fixed Duration Using Standard Calendar Example of 6/21/21 (Mon) to 6/24/21 (Thur) is showing a duration of 1 day when it should be 4 days. If I change the duration to 4 days it pushes the ...
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How to let a team select the best idea from many ideas

If we collect many ideas and project proposals can you recommend a way to choose one of them? There are several models for example Each person chooses the preferred choice and that is all. The choice ...
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Workflow from development to testing and merge

I am trying to formalize the development workflow and here's the first draft. Welcome suggestions on the process and any tweaks for optimization. I am pretty new when it comes to setting up the ...
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Structure for projects with many external dependencies

I was the PM for a complex project to upgrade a data communications security protocol used between a large financial organisation and the many other organisations that it shared data with. We had an ...
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Artificial decomposition in Scrum

Scrum Guide says: Product Backlog items that can be Done by the Scrum Team within one Sprint are deemed ready for selection in a Sprint Planning event. They usually acquire this degree of ...
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In scrum 2020: The Product Owner can delegate some responsibilities to the Scrum Master?

The Scrum Guide says the following: The Product Owner is also accountable for effective Product Backlog management, which includes: - Developing and explicitly communicating the Product Goal; - ...
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QA phase reporting for SW development

In our project, we have a testbook with some test scenarios to be performed by a QA team. Each scenario must be tested on multiple device/OS/browser (in this particular case, just 3 combinations), and ...
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Change requests processing best practice

as usual question about change requests management. The situation is the following: Client asked to develop a new software solution based on the existing one. There must be the same functions + some ...
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portfolio optimization, with negative KPIs

In portfolio optimization, when having negative KPIs, what does it mean to select a subset of projects with contributions that result in a KPI end value to be less than 0? For example, if we have ...
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Showing the benefit of Product Goals and Sprint Goals?

I have 2 questions. If we are using Scrum, is it really Scrum if a Product Goal and a Sprint Goal does not exist? My current situation is that I inherited a project with no project charter or ...
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In Scrum 2020: Who creates the Product goal?

As by the Scrum Guide, The Product Owner is accountable for Developing and explicitly communicating the Product Goal. The Scrum guide says, who develop the Product goal, bui I want to know who creates ...
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What role should story points play in sprint planning?

I am the scrum master of a team that estimates its user stories using story points. The development team consists of backend and frontend developers. Currently, what I am doing during every sprint ...

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