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Aggregate KPI for time and performance

I have a project KPI that I can measure daily: the use of a bottleneck resource, measured as the % against a target value of hours of use. Example: Week_1 day_1: 100% day_2: 95% day_3: 95% day_4: ...
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PMO/Scrum Master visibility and contribution (upping the profile of the team)

I lead a small PMO team of 4 Project Managers/Scrum Masters. Given the nature of the business and the demands from senior management, we have adopted a hybrid approach to software development of Scrum ...
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Estimating when my project will be done

Suppose my project has 150 story points of work remaining to be done. Over the last 10 iterations the team has achieved the following velocities of 16, 12, 13, 5, 14, 7, 6, 12, 16, and 14. Assume two-...
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We have a velocity of zero

I am a Scrum Master for a small development team of 7 developers and 3 testers with 2 week sprints. The product we are working on is large with a lot of modules. The breakdown of the modules is ...
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Enterprise custom fields are not rolling up in project center view

I am trying to sum project values by their project types. I created a project view then added some calculated enterprise custom fileds and ms project calculated fields like actual work and baseline ...
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Can I link or have formulas between task times?

Is it possible to use a formula to get information from "TASK A" as an input "work" in task B? Example: Task A is fixed duration of 2 weeks. I have assigned some resources and the total work they do ...
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How do I convince a team to follow the Scrum Guide?

I have recently joined a new team in a new organization that is supposedly using Scrum. This Sprint, the BA/Scrum Master has decided it would be best to do the planning session for 1 hour on ...
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How to assign 1 resource to a fixed work task where the resource has 50% availability for the first 2 days and then 100% availability after that?

I have a project that I am trying to schedule and am having a little difficulty. I am a MS project novice and will try to explain the problem in a simple example. I have 1 task which is fixed work. ...
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How a PM can manage the contract aspects for Scrum projects with outcome-based pricing?

Outcome-based pricing is becoming more popular in software development. And Scrum is applicable to such projects. How a PM can manage the contract aspects for such project types?
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Is Scrum applicable to projects with outcome-based pricing?

Scrum is very good when you manage a T&M project. But what about projects where you are paid for features or tasks done? Is Scrum applicable to projects with outcome-based pricing?
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How do you prioritize work packages/deliverables?

Completing a project requires breaking the project down into work packages and prioritizing the work packages. How do you prioritize work packages? What factors do you consider to prioritize one work ...
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Macro Planning View Team Capacity / Workload view

My need would be to have a team view macro planning in relation to the workload of each subject. Microsoft project works by resource and not by team. How can I model this global capacity per 3-...
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Conflict between priorities and skillsets in the backlog

So we have a very diligent PO who does a good job of prioritising the User Stories in the backlog when it comes to planning. Much of the work is highly specialised though, and - as well as being Scrum ...
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Multiple boards vs Single board with tags

In our org we have two groups of people working on different components on a common platform (shared API, separate front-end apps) and have grown the process to the point where tracking working across ...
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How to calculate Schedule Variance in Scrum with story points?

I am trying to find a way to calculate the schedule variance for the scrum. I was trying to found a similar question here on StackExchange, but Yet I didn't found any. So I have posted it here. Below ...
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How can we improve the feedback loop when releases require significant compliance work?

I'm a software engineer working in a regulated industry. Releasing our product involves significant work which is required to evaluate risks and potentially submit a filling to the regulator. As this ...
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Microsoft Project - Using “As late as possible” instead of SF dependencies

Im new to project and im trying to link task 2 to a activity in task 1 so that all of the earlier activities in task 2 then work backwards. I have read that i should be using "as late as possible" ...
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What does it mean for a product manager to do A/B testing?

I work as a project manager, not a product manager. I have an understanding of what A/B testing is, but I'd like to know what do you do as a product manager to perform an A/B test. Does it include ...
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How do I overcome a bottleneck in a team's process, when what people are telling me doesn't match what I see

I started a new job a few months ago as a scrum master. The team was and still is having problems completing their tasks during the sprint. Initially the problems seemed to be tasks that were too ...
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Problem dealing with a resistant resource

Scenario: I am coordinating a Project and it's been 6 months since I am working with a team of 9 resources. I've build trust and coordination with all but facing below problems with one of the member:...
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How to display individual resources with rolled up summary tasks?

I’m trying to see if there’s a view that can display each individual’s assigned task, with rolled-up summary tasks. Right now I have my project set up with summary tasks (milestones) and sub-tasks ...
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Manager no longer invited to the retrospectives

A colleague of mine is a working manager on a software development team. The scrum master has uninvited him permanently from the retrospectives. (So far for 3 sprints running.) From my Scrum ...
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What can lead to disappointed and angry stakeholders?

At the fifth Sprint Review, the stakeholders seem disappointed and angry. When asked about it, they say the product or system as being built will not meet their needs and will cost more than they ...
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Scrum teams and the risk of a member getting sick

Scrum suggests small teams as far as I'm aware. This means that we often have single frontend developer, single backend developer, single QA engineer, etc. Doesn't it negatively affect the project ...
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How to start Scrum in a company

TL;DR In a company that is favorable to use the scrum framework but use only selected and scattered part of the process and don't want to apply fully the methodologies, what are the steps to start ...
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How to customize node format in ProjectLibre WBS view

I am teaching a class on project management and would like to guide my students toward experimenting with ProjectLibre. Part of the course requirements is to produce a WBS. When I look at YouTube ...
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How can I map stakeholders without offending anyone?

I want to map the stakeholders on a project to help form a communication plan. The typical power vs. interest matrix (below) is very helpful, but I fear I can't store it in a document others may read....
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task/workflow management best practice [closed]

I know this is not a specific question and I could rephrase it as such if necessary. I am seeking recommendations on how to manage an individual (my own) task list or how best to create a work ...
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How can I create an Epic based on requirements following best practices?

I am trying to learn Kanban and Scrum and for that, I have a sample mobile app for the gym in mind with the following ideas: User should be able to create a workout plan. User should be able to ...
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Will my team be more productive if they are split?

My organisation asked whether my team would be more productive if we split the team into 2 teams in some way. How can I begin to answer this question? We have 4 devs, a ba, qa, 2 x po’s, a ...
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How to found old information in Done issue?

I work in a company and we use TargetProcess (a Jira fork) as Project Management to manage our work in Agile style (Scrum). It works quite well. We write issues ("Epic", "Feature", "User Story" and "...
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Quicker Retrospectives? They are taking longer and are less effective now we are working from home because of COVID

I am after ideas to make things run more smoothly and more quickly. I have been using a combination of MS Teams and online tools like GroupMap and Stormz. But there are long pauses, and less to and ...
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How do you estimate a task/story for an analyst in SCRUM?

Do you estimate tasks for analysts? These tasks may include, for example, work with business requirements, producing documents that help the development team, sometimes write user stories descriptions....
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How to mange a failed sub team inside a scrum team

Our scrum squad consist with three teams (Back-End, Front-End, QA). Each team expertised in their own set of technological stack and of their own code bases (repositories). I'm aware that cohesive ...
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Technical product owner does it really exist?

I am considered a technical product owner however, looking at the amount of times my "user stories" and requirements get pushback from my Architect I am wondering whether being a technical product ...
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Does ITIL has a specific area dedicated to Software Quality Managment?

i'm new to ITIL and i have been looking for an area in ITIL, that specifically talks about SQM. Does this area exists expecifically for Software? If it exists it would be great if anybody could point ...
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Project management: WBS dictionary

Is it necessary to include every task of the WBS in WBS dictionary? like if a sub task has no further explanation do i have to include it in the WBS dictionary?
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Does Jira have the ability to create product documentation from tickets

I have been in meetings with product managers discussing how to document our app when something dawned on me. If we spend all of this time creating the Jira infrastructure to manage Epics/User-...
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Agile team (scrum) with a doubled backlog

I'll give the context first: 8 DEV + 2 QA team working Agile, more specifically Scrum. We use Jira for the project backlog and AzureDevops for code. Every story is tracked in Jira and we also create ...
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Question regarding PMBOK (6th edition) definitions of project life cycles

I am currently studying for the PMI PMP exam and stumbled upon the following question in Kim Heldman's "Project Management Professional Practice Tests" book (correct answer boldened): A ...
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Multiple Assignees to Azure DevOps task

How do we enable multiple assignees to Azure DevOps tasks? Or is there any feature to add followers to Azure DevOps tasks.
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What to do with incomplete User Stories

We groomed and planned our sprint to the best of our abilities. Now the Development Manager, Director, Product Owner, and the rest of the Scrum team would like to review what got Done during the ...
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How to use Azure DevOps to track tasks done yesterday and task to be performed today?

How can i configure Azure DevOps to get reports similar to daily scrum meeting template. There is need to get report on what task was worked on yesterday, and what task will be done today, effectively ...
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How do you best organize iOS and Android development of the same board in Jira?

I have a team of 8 developers who are working across different technologies (backend, iOS, android and web). We are using Scrum. At the beginning I was using a board for each technology but it was so ...
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How can I resolve a huge backlog of over 1,000 man-days without blocking new change requests?

Context As new and junior product owner have to deal with a backlog made now of 33 changes and and effort of 1000 man-days - mind that I act as product owner, but I am not in IT department and I have ...
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Disable Autosaved Labels in Jira

I would like to understand if Autosave labels can be disabled in Jira. My client does not want autosaved labels to appear as suggestions in Labels field when raising a Jira support ticket (Ex: as a ...
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How much project management is a software developer supposed to do?

To not be too broad to begin with, the direct question would be: Is it expected that a developer should continuously remind project manages of a feature not implemented because he lacks resources ...
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Why is sprint planning so long if your backlog is ready and prioritized

Sprint Planning is time-boxed to a maximum of eight hours for a one-month Sprint. For shorter Sprints, the event is usually shorter. According to the scrum guide it sounds like the meeting has two ...
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DFD LEVEL -1: source/sinks and data store are allowed to included?

I am trying to develop a DFD level 0 and 1. But as I learned from different sources(eg. textbook, website) that some say data store and sources/sinks are not allowed in the level-1 and the rest of ...
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Splitting dev team to allow for parallel processes

A little background: We are a team that consists of 7-8 people and is a fast growing startup. Currently, everyone is on the same team with the common morning meeting, retros etc. Morning meetings ...

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