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In ITIL, is an issue like an application suddenly won't open, an incident?

Case 1: Let's say that I have a recurring issue that causes an application to not launch. I know a workaround, I just try one more time but there is currently no fix to make it always open properly. ...
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Estimation of project duration on Adaptive methodology

There are 2 ways to predict the duration of the tasks in a project. The first is by using a Gannt chart like the one bellow for the Predictive methodology (Waterfall approach): The second way is the ...
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Does Product Management experience satisfy “Project Management” experience for PMP? [closed]

Over the last 7 years, I've been in a systems management / product management role. I have not technically held the position of "project manager", but in this time, I have managed software ...
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Calculate hours for project

I'm trying to calculate hours for a project, but I feel very stuck and without too much experience I'm not sure where to start. This is for a software project and the requirements for the software has ...
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SAFe Innovation & Planning vs. Sprint Planning

We're moving to SAFe in my company, and I have trouble understanding the differences. I'm certified in Scrum (CSM/CSPO), but don't know much about SAFe, and I don't really see much of a difference ...
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Client doesn't agree to put milestone in project scheduling

When our company has been sent project scheduling to client (which included some milestones like:Advanced Payment , Approval of Phase I, ...), Client rejected the project scheduling and said "...
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Simultaneous use of resources

I’m trying out Project 2013 to use to run a test lab, so apologies for the noob question. This seems like a basic scenario but what I’ve found on this forum is “Project doesn’t work like that”: I have ...
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How to assign multiple resource in task for different duration?

For example I have an activity “Support execution” and it’s duration for 12 hours. To execute this task I need resource X1, B1, C1 & D1. X1 required from the start of activity till end means 12 ...
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How can a customer be sure that a Scrum team isn't wasting their money?

As far as I understand, Scrum doesn't impose obligations on a software development company - no fixed date of project's completion, no fixed budget. How can a customer be sure that a Scrum team isn't ...
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How to estimate amount of work/man hours for an unfamiliar task? This project is fixed bid project from customer

How to estimate amount of work/man hours for an unfamiliar task? This project is fixed bid project from customer. And most of our project is fixed bid project, for the past 3 - 4 project we are ...
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How can I train a team of engineers about user story points in 30 mins

Does anyone know how I can train a bunch of engineers about user story points in 30 mins. I wanted to make it fun and interactive but I only have 30 mins. My initial idea was to simply go over the ...
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How a software development contract is concluded?

Let's suppose a customer wants to create a software product and there is a software development company that is able to develop this product. They need to create a contract. But both sides has their ...
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Hired a mid level consultant who is producing junior level work. We're 2 weeks in. Should I recommend letting her go or giving her time to ramp up?

Things to consider: She's getting paid at a level that implies that she is a very experienced mid level consultant She doesn't ask questions, even though I very clearly make it known that I'm ...
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In PMBoK, what do we do when we understand that a project can't be completed on time?

Let's consider a software development project. Let's further suppose that in the middle of the project it becomes clear that it can't be completed on time due to an extra work that couldn't be ...
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What do a company do with new hired employees when a customer decides to close a project?

Let's suppose a software development company got a new client and is starting a project for this client. The company hired a new team of developers and testers. And then the client decides to close ...
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Is a project manager responsible for completing a project on time?

Of course, a project manager should strive to complete a project on time, but is it correct to say that it is a project manager's professional responsibility? I mean that no matter how professional a ...
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Is it possible to give timelines in SCRUM?

Our team is currently using a very SCRUM near approach in planning and development. But I constantly face one issue with our management. The management is part of the backlog priority process and each ...
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Law regulations and solution architect

I'm starting in a new project as a solution architect and there are many laws regulating software for this particular field. These laws are related to security, privacy, scalability and more. So the ...
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Multiple scrum teams working on a major new feature using team-based release burndowns. Is there a better way?

Ok, a little background. So the company I work for has SIGNIFICANTLY hamstrung the use of Jira. They have eliminated the enhancement and feature issue types among many others to the point where we ...
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QA resource allocation in scrum sprint

I am a developer by trait so I don't have a lot PM exposure. Due to circumstances I need to manage a small team which includes 4 developers and 2 QAs. We are currently following loosely the "...
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How create task with fixed work which change duration so that enough work is spent on the task

How do I create a task in Microsoft Project Pro 2019 that takes 1 person 8h to complete. I don't care about the duration or anything else, only that there are 8h spent working on the task. Normal ...
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What is the most effective way to store and track impediments on multiple projects and having them up-to-date?

I am facing a problem of registering the impediments in one place from several projects that we are running at the company. What I have tried another Jira board for product owners to create issues ...
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Is it ok to assign story point with a few developers if new task is added during a sprint?

We are not able to gather into a company lounge as usual due to the virus thing, so it's impossible to get all team members to join the planning poker session. Some work in a remote locationr and the ...
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How can a small team of devs maintain many products at the same time?

I work as a software engineer in a team of 5 devs that develop and maintain 4 different projects I'm mainly responsible for 2 products: a "trashware" product, and some part of a legacy ...
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Agile Development Practices in a Vendor-led App Development [closed]

As the product owner, what is the best approach to administering the scrum framework in vendor-led app development? And eliminate the difficulty of ensuring they build and deploy in line with a sprint ...
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What is a good way to learn/practice project management?

I am a software engineer for more than 20 years. I have worked in various types of projects but I have never managed any large scale ones. Recently I feel that I need to learn some project management ...
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Commitment Issues with co-founder of Startup [closed]

My close friend and I have undertaken a Machine Learning project with the potential to generate some amount of income. Both of us are technically competent and when collaborating everything runs ...
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Do I calculate the Earned Value with BAC or PV?

I'm a little confused on how to calculate the EV. There are two formulas that I found: EV = %completion x BAC EV = %completion x PV When do I use which formula?
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How to organize huge amount of tasks in a mult-project environment?

I work in a consulting/agency and am currently the only developer and deep-technical person there. Therefore I am currently assignt to 6-7 projects in which I have different roles from developer to ...
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How to submit a scope of work if the client's request hasn't event reached the dev team yet

We are an in-house development team practicing scrum. Most of the time, we receive project requests from different parts of the business, we divide it down to smaller chunks of epics, stories, etc. We ...
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Cycle that represents Scrum and UX work together

PSU assessment query: What is the best cycle representing Scrum and UX work together, out of following, according to Scrum? Build then Measure then Learn Plan then Do then Check then Review Discovery ...
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How do you map complex business data models & processes into a formal representation with validations?

I'm working at a small Brasil-based insurance company and one of the main pain points is implementing a new insurance product. I'm a relatively new internal project manager and really new to business ...
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Summary Task Fixed Cost not applying to ACWP

One of our projects look like this: Summary Task 1 | Fixed Cost: 3000 | % Comp.: 100% | ACWP: 7000 ----- Task A | Fixed Cost: 0 | % Comp.: 100% | ACWP: 0 ----- Task B | Fixed Cost: 7000 | % ...
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Help - Technical team does not want to work in agile way

I am a Product Owner on a Scrum Team whose developers do not want to embrace work in an agile, incremental fashion. Simple example: the customer currently has to contact us to create users each time ...
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Time management in a Sprint

During a sprint, producing frequent builds, conducting testing, and fixing bugs quickly during an iteration can become daunting, especially when the quality of the work done is not optimum. So how can ...
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How can you make a project succeed by raising budget?

So I was reading this Answer and it brought to mind a question I've held for a while but never got around to asking. If you've got a late project with fixed scope, schedule, and quality, you're ...
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Scrum daily - Ask the 3 questions per developer or go by tickets?

We are a small team of around 5 developers. We're using a ticketmanagement-system that has a virtual Scrumboard. On the Scrumboard are several columns. The items on the columns are sorted by priority: ...
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Adding New Requirement in the middle of the sprint [closed]

1 If you are in the middle of the sprint and the product owner has come with the one new requirement for the customer what do you do? What is the best way to handle it? How to evaluate the scrum team? ...
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Refactoring in Agile development

In an app development project, the full scope of the project was not considered in the app design. So, the frequent refactoring of codes to accommodate changes is negatively impacting the project ...
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What are the risks and mitigation strategy for SAAS solutions?

I am suggesting a software solution POS for a small retail store to manage his business operations effectively. I am just trying to identify the risks and its mitigation strategy for SAAS solutions. I ...
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Can MBA student get a job role as software project manager or Scrum master? If he/she has a bachelor degree in Information Technology [duplicate]

I am a final year IT student and further I want to study MBA. As I have a good technical background and after completing MBA, can I get job roles like a software project manager or a scrum master?
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Why do Kanban Boards only contain one deployment?

I'm tasked with customizing the ticket statuses and kanban board for our software development project. I realized that Microsoft Kanban Boards and actually all other kanban boards I could find only ...
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Agile Development Practices [closed]

How do I resolve an unidentified issue affecting customer experience when a sprint has already commenced without impacting the sprint backlog? For example, I am currently in a sprint and a serious ...
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Lockdown MS Project

Is there a way to lock MS Project into a read-only file that disallows the read-only user from adding or removing columns, changing the size attributes of existing columns or rows, etc.? The password ...
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How to communicate effectivelly with less knowledgeable individuals

Possibly related to How to communicate technical obstacles?. In my current position I have found myself in difficulty when it comes to communicating technical difficulties or project management ...
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How do companies measure task progress in project management tools (Jira) when fresher team members spent most of the time in learning?

I am trying to figure out how project management can help my team complete tasks faster, and I started to motivate one of our Junior developers to start using Jira recently. But he quickly loses track ...
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Trello/TeamGantt Combination

So I've been looking for something pretty particular when it comes to my project. Long story short is that it is a huge project with a multitude of systems that I want to track, of which each has ...
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Project Manager vs Architect

An Architect, like a Project Manager, has two-way communication with the business. They both solve problems to decompose the large problem into small elements and then delegate that smaller ones to ...
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In SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework); are there any guidelines around what feature acceptance criteria should look like (eg SMART)?

My organization has been leveraging SAFe for a few years now and as a Team lead I am concerned about the sort of Feature Acceptance Criteria being defined. Specifically its extremely vague and I would ...
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How to build management skills to get an according position somewhen?

Recently, as I'm looking for other (more) interesting jobs, I noticed that many of them require at least a bit of experience in project management and sometimes even in leadership. My question is ...

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