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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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In Scrum, who is responsible for not-meeting UNexpressed acceptance criteria?

Should the customers or Product Owner worry about making all the acceptance criteria known in advance? Or should the Development Team and Scrum Master worry about them? I'd suppose that it is the ...
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In Scrum, are stories supposed to be a replacement for product requirements?

In Scrum, are stories and acceptance criteria supposed to be a replacement for project scope and product requirements? Is it convenient that all requirements are scattered over many issues in Jira (...
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100% Utilization of Resource and Wait Times

I just finished reading "The Phoenix Project" and really liked it. One of the things it talks about is "Hand Offs" between resources. It says that "Wait times for a given resource is the percent it ...
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Employee hierarchy of a 20-people workshop

There is a 20-people workshop producing MDF kitchen cabinets and other home decorations. Employees can be grouped as: Sales people Workshop floor workers Installation workers One person who is owner ...
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New Sprint planning when no history data is available [duplicate]

What is the technique to be used when you are starting a new sprint (in a new project) when no history data exists. Thanks, Shiva
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Total cost increases every week,

I am using the MS project,i have noticed that the total cost column of the project increases every time i enter actual work. i am not sure why is that! could it be because some of the ressources are ...
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What do columns mean - workflow or team members - in Kanban?

Let's say we have a team consisting of a developer and a tester. And we have a Kanban board consisting of "Development(WIP=1)", "Testing(WIP=1)", "Done" columns. When the developer has implemented a ...
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Project Prioritization using Weighted Scoring

In building a simple spreadsheet to help prioritize, I am trying to use weighted scoring for Value, Effort, and Cost. Each initiative has a value between 1-5 for each measure, with 1 being the least ...
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In Kanban, what should we do with long research tasks?

Some development tasks are very complex and none of a development team can propose a solution. Instead we have to find a solution and, of course, nobody knows how soon the solution will be found. ...
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Kanban - spending time on somebody else's work

Is it OK in Kanban that a developer may be involved in another developer's work (helps, consults) for a significant amount of time (a half day)? The work item of the first developer is staying in "In ...
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Separating Jira Kanban board issues into categories?

So im going to be using Jira for a client specifically for the Kanban board. I want to keep it as simple as possible (Simple Card Detail/Small amount of swimlanes/etc...) My one question is: Outside ...
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Who pays for the development/maintenance of the components/framework?

We use components and frameworks for the development of our projects. We have third-party components/frameworks (both - closed and open source) and inherited elements on top of them. Sometimes our ...
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Task estimation and probable risks

Let's suppose we are estimating a task (not by the planning poker). We have discovered that there are a few possible problems (risks): Risk 1 - with the probability p1, ..., risk N - with the ...
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In Jira, what should I do if changed requirements increase a task's estimation singnificantly?

Let's suppose a Scrum team estimated a Story and added it to a Sprint backlog. And during the work on that task a customer adds or changes some requirements and this increases the amount of work ...
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What work item size is appropriate in Kanban?

As far as I know it's advised that a story in Scrum must be small - not longer that a few days. What work item size is appropriate in Kanban? In particular - should we create very small issues (about ...
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How to define a process and SLAs for unpredictable dynamic requirements after project closure?

Project closed, it was managed using Scrum (3 weeks sprints). Now after closing the project, dedicated project members are assigned to another projects. However we want to maintain a Service Level ...
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uneven work distribution

I was having some issues with a larger project, so I went back to something simple (KISS) to test my observations. And here's the issue: Project wants to spread the work out over the duration of the ...
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S-Curve with % complete column on MS-Project

Does anyone have any idea or could provide me with any insight about how to setup S-Curve graph based on "% complete" column ? This would be very helpful as I am stuck with this task for 2 days. ...
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Trusted Location in MS Project, needed for running macro automatically

I have a macro which reschedules all Project on PWA. Now I want to automate/schedule execution of this macro. I think I can do this using Task Scheduler. But every time a Project with macro opens, it ...
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What is the best methodology for a multiproject and multiteam environment?

I'm working in an enterprise that realizes several dozens of projects based on its own system. The problem is that there are: several projects several teams several modules that are associated with ...
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Toxic culture - I'm putting in more resources to help the project move faster, but people are slowing down

Background: I work in a company that has a bad culture: everybody has been treated the same: The same salary, no rewards for high achievers, and no punishment for bad employees, including people who ...
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Scrum / Nexus - Scrum of Scrums and Daily Nexus Scrum - Clarifications [closed]

How you guys resolving problem that during SOS/DNS devs making dial in and clarifying things with Product Owner? What can rootcause of this? - Bad grooming? I think this is bad practice
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Macro Planning Road Map

I would like to have your opinion on an issue I am facing in project management. I would like to create a Roadmap 2020 for my team, a kind of macro planning. A concrete example, I have a list of ...
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Story points estimation vs completing a Sprint

Estimation that is based on Story points is pretty unreliable, but still the Scrum team should complete a Sprint backlog on time - isn't it a flaw in the Scrum process?
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Safe spaces in scrum retrospectives

Background: The development manager (my boss) and the scrum master like to introduce changes. My approach to changes is to ask why we need the change, explain why I think it is not useful (if it ...
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What is the essential idea of Kanban (for software development)? [closed]

What is the essential idea of Kanban and how does it improve the development process of a software development team (developers, designers, testers, technical writers, devops, manager, customer's ...
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Scrum PSM I Practice Assessment (3rd Party) Trick Questions?

I took the PSM I Practice Assessment here, and came across two questions that appear to be incorrect, or at least trick questions. Question 1: https://www.scrumguides.org/scrum-guide.html#team-dev ...
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Is a board required by Scrum?

Kind of a theoretical question. Does Scrum require using a board? Can I use Jira Scrum project without a board at all?
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Can we implement six sigma on exponential distribution?

As per my knowledge, if we can find the Defects-Per-Million-Opportunities from a Normal Distribution, then we can find the sigma level. But if we have exponential distribution, how can we find the ...

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