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Should single user story contain estimations for each involved guild in full-stack development team

Problem We're working in a full-stack development team composed of three guilds (backend, frontend, QA), so as a team we share a single sprint board. User stories we take into our sprints are written ...
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Macro to run on projects

I have some tasks to be be performed on each project daily. I can write a macro to automate those tasks for a project. That way I have to run that macro exclusively for each project. How do I write a ...
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Button to run macro in MS Project available for all users

I am not able to find how I do I make a button available at enterprise level to run a macro. I have nothing showing up in Modules tab in Organizer though I have written Macro and successfully made ...
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How to detect in recruitment, engineers that are not self-organized

I am facing a problem with some engineers and I want to know if is possible to detect some characteristics during the interviews or through some test. In my company (a software house), we are hiring ...
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How can I make availability of team members visible to everyone?

I'm working on a team that's distributed across several locations, time zones, and managers. Quite often, some team member needs to know if or or more other team members are generally available, or on ...
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Does a user story need to be small and why, when using Kanban

User Stories are generally written using INVEST method; the E meaning easier estimation which does not apply to Kanban and S meaning small enough to fit into iteration which also does not apply to ...
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How to define Budget in Project Charter when Cost is unknown?

I need to write a Project Charter for an IT Project. The work will be completed by external consultants. The technology being implemented is cutting edge and therefore we have no previous projects to ...
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Inter team dependencies in one story

What is the best way to handle task dependencies inside one story? The story itself is independent from other stories and we do have cross functional teams (design, backend, frontend). For most tasks ...
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How to share MS Project macro?

I have created a macro in my MS- Project. I am admin. Now how can I make it available to be used by other MS- Project users of my enterprise? Macro is created in Global file/template.
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Why is customer churn rate calculated in relation to users at the beginning of a period, not people at beginning plus acquired?

Let's take the customer churn definition from this article, that I have also seen in other sources. Let’s do the maths with one example: On January 1st you have 1000 customers. 100 of them are not ...
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Use one Story Map for planning two different solutions of one process

Currently I am creating a story map for a product. We've defined the future process which should be represented in our new product. For the first step the user will get a classical windows application,...
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How long will it take for epics and stories to exit our Kanban system

We have only just recently starting using Kanban, so we have little or no predictability data about how long epics and stories take to move through our system. How do we give the business an idea of ...
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Gantt chart that automatically distributes hours across multiple concurrent tasks, and automatically rolls over unprogressed tasks

I'm not sure if a Gantt chart / Gantt software is the wrong tool for my use case, or I'm unaware of some technique / terminology. Given (1) a set of tasks, (2) time estimated to complete each task, ...
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how to create branch based project timelines

I am creating a forecast of a project timeline. In this I envision several swim lanes that will converge and fork as needed. sort of like product version controls. Is there an easy way to generate ...
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How to handle hand-outs from one jira project to another?

there! First time user here! Given that we have three Jira projects: USERS, which users use to enter issues; BACKEND, which is internal to our backend team; FRONTEND, which is internal to our ...
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Epic versus Sprint?

What is the difference between an Epic and a Sprint? I have a general idea of how an Epic is a collection of Stories which can sometimes have a collection of tasks. However, what I am confused on is: ...
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SRS for project with multiple sub modules

I have to write a System Requirements Specification for an upcoming project and it is the first time that I draft such a document. In my case we are creating a smartphone App which will have a basic ...
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How can I see 'next available' tasks in MS Project?

I'm used to creating project checklists in software such as OmniFocus, which shows me 'next available' tasks: those that are available now, aren't deferred, whose predecessors have been completed, etc....
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How to determine the human resources I need given financial and operational constraints?

I have a project and I want to minimize the costs. I am are responsible for the inspection of 1000 kilometers of sewer grid in Canada. My goal is to provide time high quality inspection reports. I ...
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Is there a terminology for projects spanning across multiple time zones?

It is very common for projects involving people from different time zones which brings with it a bunch of management and communication issues. Is there a terminology used in Software world for such ...
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How several teams should work on one product using Scrum?

Problems: A team should be able to do the increment. But with multiple team the product may become unstable because the changes from different teams may create code or functional conflict. Who should ...
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I have a resource who will work all day Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and a Friday morning every week, Can I set him up as one calendar entry?

It seems as though I can't set full days and part days in one go? I've created a new Calendar from the standard calendar and can assign the full days but cannot see how I would split that one day in ...
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Who should write Acceptance Criteria in a project delivered using Scrum Methodology

We are a consultancy delivering projects for a number of our clients. For some clients, there is a Product Owner who writes the user story and the acceptance criteria (I understand that Acceptance ...
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In our Kanban system how do we stop epics spawning endless stories

We have designed our system with the follow steps: Backlog (epics) Ready for discovery (epics) In discovery (epics) Ready to break into stories / 3 amigos (epics->stories) Ready for development (...
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Priority vs Business Value

We use a sort of cruddy old SLDC module in Service Now for keeping track of sprints. It has a field for Story Points and Priority. Priority is 1 - Critical through 5 - Moderate. Does this track ...
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How far should you vertically slice?

We are a small team of 4 software developers trying to use Scrum. We have a large project to start from scratch and we've hit a roadblock regarding slicing the project. The project is a distributed ...
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What are the Time-Boxes in Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) Product Backlog Refinements (PBR) session?

We've turned from Scrum to the basic LeSS Framework for scaling Scrum beyond a single team. In product Backlog Refinement article, 3 types of Refinement have been introduced which are as follows: ...
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What do you do if developer takes on a task that was intended for you and he can't finish it in time?

I'm currently working with a couple of students on an course project (2x8h per week). At the last sprint planning we have taken one main backlog story to implement, and I was expected to be the ...
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Burndown Chart Ideal/Projection

I'm using the redmine agile plugin online demo. The website advertises the plugin with a sample image for "Work Burndown" - I am trying to replicate this graph using the demo itself. The sample image ...
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RFI response form asks for “Assumptions” as just a single money amount

I am surprised by the last row in this RFI response form: My project's initial fees are 1m$, recurring fees are 100k$/year, under the assumption that I provide only the software and they run it on ...
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Should test phones be taken home or kept in the office?

My team consist of 6 backend developers, with 4 different test phones and tablets.They need to use test phones to cross check front end developers work, and debug their API. Testing in mobile is ...
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Evaluation of COTS Applications

Background I am working as a Business Analyst in a project which target is to replace an old In-house developed application with a new COTS application. We have defined quite many requirements (~200) ...
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Why do all the teams that I have worked with always finish a sprint without completion of all the stories?

I am developer, I have worked with three Agile teams for the last eight years, with different organisations. The organisations have had a mix of Scrum, Kanban & Lean Startup Mindsets. I have ...
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Principles of modern quality management and their repercussions

Hi everyone I'm looking for some help with my upcoming exam, I'm struggling to think of answers relating to quality management.. A question on my previous project management exams goes like so: "...
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Designing Project Intake & Qualification Process

My company is establishing a Project Management Office (PMO). Because we are limited in the number of project managers, we need to carefully design a project intake and qualification process. Anyone ...
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How to add new activities from the contract modifications into Schedule

Initial Project Schedule (IPS, or Baseline schedule) had been approved. Several monthly updates were approved. The owner has requested KTR to incorporate a score (20) of new activities from the ...
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Why are my calculated spans slightly less than my durations? [MS Project]

I calculated the span based on my start and finish dates to double check the file. Why are these two columns not equal? Is there a setting wrong somewhere? Does this mean my end date isn't being ...
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An agile approach with a waterfall delivery and the QA impact

My customer signed off on a major enhancement to an existing application. The enhancement will be delivered as a single new release and I can't change this. However, how we get to this final release ...
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What are some popular methods to whitelist users for applications

My intern project this summer is working with whitelisting users for certain applications that they use. I have googled a bit and not much came up to the how, but a lot of reasons for why to whitelist....
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Correct Work Item Hierarchy in Azure Dev Ops

We are currently switching from our so-and-so somewhat agile management approach to Scrum and I as a developer have a hard time understanding, what comes first in Azure DevOps as the top level item. ...
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Did i input the correct ACWP, BCWS and BCWP values? [EVMS]

I know i performed the calculations correctly but I'm not confident on the 3 values in red
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Why does my duration = calendar days for a 5 day work week?

shouldn't the calendar days be 2/7th longer than the duration if we're not working Saturdays and Sundays?
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How to move towards Scrum when we don't really seem to be able to fit into 'The Scrum Guide'?

I have previously asked a question on PM, which was not well focused, but I still received some useful tips. I do plan on putting some of the notions in front of my manager, but I would like to re-...
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How to plan for bugs, looking for advice

I work in a software development company, where we use something which resembles scrum. We have sprints of 4 weeks We have 6 sprints / release We plan a development per sprint, with an estimate We ...
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Prince2: Can the Executive have the role as Project Assurance?

Even for smaller projects, some PRINCE2 roles should not be combined. Does anyone know if this is also the case with the roles of Executive and Project Assurance? First of all I'm wondering how this ...
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Display in the Details View --> Task Form: Sorting Predecessors by Task ID, not alphabetically

I'm using MS Project 2013 Professional In the Details View using Task Form, displaying Predecessor view, it is sorting alphabetically by Task Name when I would rather see it sorted by Task ID. I do ...
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Is it more effective to create a Trello board for each new sprint or have one long-lived sprint board?

Our software department consists of a single-product team of three developers and two higher-ups with domain knowledge whose roles on our team are similar to that of a product owner. We have ...
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MS Project: Sub-tasks causing unexpected 'Late Start'

I'm attempting to build a schedule and use MS Project to calculate dates and flow, based on constraints and task linking, but am unable to overcome an apparent issue with how the 'Late Start' is ...
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PMP certification without having served in a management position

I am looking to get certified in project management , however in my 20 year job history I have never held a "Manager" title. I have served in an "software developer" , "system analyst" and "...
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I have an mobile app as a product. Do I create 2 projects in JIRA for iOS and Android?

If yes, I want to make sure consistency is maintained in both the applications. Also, let me know if I can use labels or components. I also have a team which create web services for these projects ...

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