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PMI - ACP certification - Requirements [How to get Agile experience] [closed]

I have 2 years of experience in Project Management (working under PMO). I would like to take the PMI-ACP Certification. But unfortunately, i don't meet one of the requirements which is 1500 hours of ...
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Hiding a specific time period in Microsoft Project

Question Good morning, Is it possible on MS Project Pro 2019 to hide a period of time between two dates? Background Our construction projects are divided into 3 stages: (1) pre-construction, (2) ...
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Resource Assignments

I have 4 Work resources entered into the Resource sheet and each has standard rates. I assign the work resources to tasks, but one of the tasks continues to display $0.00. Then when I double-click the ...
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Agile: in a sprint retro can I bring up a negative which isn't affecting me personally but I know another team member has a problem with it?

I've been working in a particular Agile/Scrum team for about 5 months now, and I am conscious of a specific concern (that's been mentioned to me in private) for a few weeks, from 2 different team ...
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Parallel (multiple inputs) in a system in UML Sequence diagrams [migrated]

I am new to UML sequence diagrams. I saw a few youtube videos and a few tutorial such as this: https://www.visual-paradigm.com/guide/uml-unified-modeling-language/what-is-sequence-diagram/ and this: ...
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How do you prevent scrum from turning great developers into average developers? [closed]

I saw this question over on the software engineering Stack Exchange (as well as on Hacker News, The Workplace, and Quora) and wondered what PMs thought of the question. It certainly riled up the ...
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Critical Path, Forward and Backward Pass

I am a bit confused in the concept of critical path. Do we need to find both the Forward and backward pass in order to find the critical path or can it be found from only one i.e. either from Forward ...
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Project PWA - Project manager has access to the pool of all resource but should have access just to assigned on the project

The head of PMO allocates the resources for a project and adds resources for a project. One project manager can have several projects and the resource pool means all resources on all projects. A ...
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MS Project, Resource Availability, Task Usage work hours

I've been using other tools for awhile and have to jump back into MS Project. I started a high level plan with tasks and resources, however, I'm having trouble remembering the specifics around Task ...
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In practice, how many modules should I put in one jira project?

Suppose my team is going to develop a system similar to Facebook. Should I put all modules in one jira project to track the development? That seems too much. In practice, how many modules should I put ...
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Who is the owner of the increment in Scrum?

Of the 3 artifacts (product backlog, sprint backlog and increment), I am not too sure about the ownership of the Increment. Can you point me to a resource where it clearly states who the owner is? I ...
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Responsibility of scrum master

We are new to scrum and team with most are experience devs. (even decades). The project manager (experience dev but new to project management) gave a scrum master role to a junior BA. She is ambitious ...
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Team velocity declined after legacy declaration

I am the manager and I am struggling with a declined velocity. I have tried to discuss with the team what is going on, and they say they got better at story point estimation. But I suspect they are ...
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Team consistently not making sprints

So I know that this question has been asked before, but since I haven't really seen anything that benefited my problem, I thought I would give it a chance. So first things first, in a perfect world ...
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Is it possible to create sub-tasks automatically in Jira?

My team is going to develop 3 jira stories sign up, login and password recovery. Each of them needs PO, UI, Front-End and Back-End do their work respectively. To track their work, I need to create 3 ...
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How do I distinguish/identify different jobs between occupations in Jira

Suppose my team is going to develop a system, which includes sign up, login, password recovery and lots of other modules. There are an UI designer, a PO, a front-end engineer and a back-end engineer ...
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think of a Jira project as a table in a database [closed]

A tutorial says You can think of the Jira project as a table in a database. If I think of a Jira project as a table in a database, what should I think of as the whole database?
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indicate issuse_A depends on issuse_B by in jira

How do I convey the idea that issuse_B depends on issuse_A? For example, software engineers have to wait for the product manager(s) complete the definition if a module. Is it common to use "is ...
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what is the follow up step when a story has been created in Jira?

Suppose A product manager created a story just now in Jira, For example, sign up module, what is the follow up step for me as a software engineer?
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orders in Kanban board

There are 3 issues in Kanban. As per the screenshot, my team should finish issues in the order 1-3-2, right? 1st issue should be delivered before starting 2nd issue, right?
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should I consider 2 different major versions of an application as 2 different projects or just one project [duplicate]

Assume my team is developing an App like Skype. We just delivered 5.0.0 and are planning to develop version 6. Should I create a new "Project" in Jira, to manage the development of version 6? One of ...
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Should I put UI, product definition and development in one Jira project?

Assume I am planning to develop an App like Skype, Product manager needs to define a group of functionalities, UI/UX needs to design the appearance, iOS engineer needs to deliver an iOS app, backend ...
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navigate panel in Jira software

A tutorial shows Jira like this My Jira shows like this I am running JIRA Agile v8.8.1 on my own device How do I navigate to the panel pointed out by red arrow?
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How to efficiently manage large project where each team may be doing independent work?

I’m going to be managing a very large project across many teams; I anticipate close to 20. For smaller projects, I typically schedule weekly (or some regular cadence) meetings where a representative ...
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should I consider 2 different patch versions of some software as 2 different projects or just one project

In Software Project Management, Software versioning uses a convention like this For example, skype 6.26.2 and skype 6.26.1 are different versions of the same App. “Project” is the highest level ...
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What's the ideal senior/medior/junior ratio in a Scrum Development Team?

Given the scenario when you want to prepare yourself for hiring a new team, but without really knowing about the next project. What's the ideal ratio between senior, medior and junior developers? ...
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Approach for handling internal scheduling and global ticketing system in one JIRA instance

We have a following setup in my organization: Company-wide JIRA instance (over 3000 users I think) Organization JIRA instance (less than 200 hundred) with Tempo planner The reason we have an ...
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In Agile, what is the definition of “Productivity”, and what issues reduce it [closed]

The company I work for is finally starting to consider moving to Scrum (we are currently using the dynamic systems development method). I need to put together a presentation arguing the case for ...
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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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