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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 to do long term releases with Kanban?

With Scrum you can try to plan longer releases using team velocity. If team velocity is 100 Story Points (SP)/Sprint and the Product Backlog has 1000 SP then you can say you can finish in 10 Sprints. ...
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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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What should be the workflow for test management in JIRA

We are using Jira to track all our tickets and confluence for documentation. We intend to document the test cases covered on Confluence. Here are a couple requirements: Consider a development ticket ...
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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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Does Agile equal Adaptive Project Management?

Deepening a bit on Project Management approaches, I came across with two main perspectives: Predictive and Adaptive. Predictive is describe more like traditional Project Management, whereas Adaptive ...
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Do you update your Work Breakdown Structure document once requirements have been defined?

Once your business requirements and funtional requirements have been finalized - do you return to your WBS to update the document? From what I see in practice is that this artifact is used early in ...
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How to ensure good engineering management of projects involving specialized front-end and back-end teams?

Our project is a single-page app powered by a REST API on the back-end serving JSON, nothing new or unusual about that. We have specialized front-end and back-end developers that are handling ...
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In Scrum 2020: Who decides if and when to release the Product Increment?

I am a bit confused if it is the Product Owner or the entire Scrum Team? Thank you for your answers
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Business Case - Strategic Alignment

I am a college student studying a unit on Web Project Management. I have an assessment in which I have to plan a website design project for a client as part of an agency. I am currently writing the ...
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Must business people and developers always work together daily?

Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project. from Principles behind the Agile Manifesto Does this not violate Joel 8? Compulsory daily meetings with non-technical ...
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Project managment case on interview: Contingency resolution

I am getting ready for an interview for the role of project manager and came across an interesting case. How would you approach this case in an interview? Your team supports Google's internal service ...
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Do long meetings imply lack of 'true agile'?

Dysfunctional agile teams have often been blamed that their lack of productivity is because "they are not doing true agile". Most places me and my peers have worked, feature 'agile' but also ...
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Certifications to go from tech-heavy to business-oriented projects?

I am currently doing some planning/research regarding certifications for this year. I have a combination of technical background (Ph.D. in Physics) and an executive MBA (specialization in managing and ...
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How to ask a developer for the cost of building my website?

I want to hire a developer to build my custom website application (browser based), but I don't know how and what to ask to determine budget requirements. Is there a 'blueprint' or suggested method ...
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How do you estimate the benefit of adding a software feature?

My previous estimates have generally been carried out by making a guess at what % increase a feature will have on conversion rates, or sales etc. However it's not scientific / evidence-based at all. ...
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Big organization needs to have a single point (project) of requests able to create a ticket and later move it to any other projects backlogs

I've tried different approaches and none of them were simple and elegant enough to make the cut. I've created a board using a filter involving all of our company's project so yes, you can track them ...
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Is there a way to use “OR” queries in “CA Agile Central plug-in for Rally”?

As I noted in another question, my company is using Rally for our Agile project management efforts. Many folks are using the Excel plug-in for ad-hoc queries and reports, not yet having learned Rally. ...
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Is there a way to export Application Name, DisplayColor Name from Rally using "CA Agile Central Plug-In for Excel

We are using Rally in a complex SAFe environment - lots of teams, each working by its own rules, and I'm trying to help the teams converge on some vocabulary and metadata. Because most people know ...
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Todo Note taking and Eisenhower Decision Matrix - Quadrant 2: Not Urgent but Important Tasks

Bases on the theory of the Eisenhower Decision Matrix, one is supposed to dedicate time preferably to the Quadrant 2 (Q2): Not Urgent but Important Tasks. (reference: The Art of Manliness) Is to-do ...
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Roadmap visualization for spontaneous tasks

In my setting we have a jira board where me, the Software Lead, together with developers and product owner want to collaborate in planing and overseeing our work. One major challenge that we have is ...
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Where can I download a real WBS for a large complex engineering project?

eg. do NASA publicly release WBSs for any of their projects? I would like lots of detail, so I can show my team what to aspire to. Most of the WBSs that I've seen online are not very detailed, they ...
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Sprint Planning for Agencies

I'm looking for some help finding resources on sprint planning specifically for agencies, namely a web design and development firm focusing primarily on web apps. So a typical project would be a ...
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Does such physical-whiteboard-per-team management process exist in the literature?

Does the following sound similar to some established (now or in the past) practice? One big whiteboard per team. Tasks are written down in a single short sentence(e.g. "refactor Frubnicator" ...
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Jira Structure Resource Leveling uses random order

I am using Jira Structure with Gantt and trying to schedule tickets on the project with resource levelling. Instead of levelling one-by-one, it places first a ticket from the end of a structure, then ...
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Using Gitlab for specifications

We are already using Gitlab in our development process. We want to integrate our specification files (which currently are Word documents) into our repository, in order to leverage the versioning of ...
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Using EVM would purchase orders be actual costs or estimates to complete?

I am getting my head wrapped around EVM. How should one account for items like purchase orders? In my experience until invoiced POs are treated by accountants like it doesn't exist until you get an ...
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Variable Duration to Show Increased Speed (MS Project)

In MS Project, is there a way to show the improvement in duration of a repeated task using a variable duration? The project I am working on has multiple tasks that happen over and over again. Over ...
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User stories when starting from scratch

A user story is defined in quite a few ways, but roughly always like this: User Story is a small (actually, the smallest) piece of work that represents some value to an end user and can be delivered ...

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