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Which is better large feature branches or merging frequently? Which is better small work items vs large work items?

My team has problems pushing work items through all the stages in the Kanban board to done. The work items hit code review and pile up and stay there for a long time. The following stage (the QA stage)...
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Planning Poker with differents roles in video game Studio [duplicate]

I work in a video game studio, and I´m running Scrum. The question here is: using Story points, how do the team estimate the Story, if I have a 2d artist, a Game designer and programmers? As you can ...
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What if My Client Won't Accept My Estimation?

I am working for a service-based company. We are working on one big project under which we have multiple subprojects. We have been working on that project for seven years and it is ongoing. My client ...
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How much do you pad estimates by in software engineering?

We like to underpromise and overdeliver. If we don't pad, we become very late. I have heard some PM's especially on 1.0 projects that are much more difficult to predict will multiply the estimate by ...
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Free/open source web app for managing bpmn instances [closed]

What are the leading free and/or open source web apps that allow taking processes modeled in bpmn format and managing their execution? I.e. I'm looking for an elegant way to view what processes were ...
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Is Task always decomposed from User Story?

I've heard many times that tasks are basically subsets of user stories and they are derived from User Stories, so on the scale of amount of work that is needed to finish them, a Task is always smaller ...
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Risk triangular distribution: percentile sensitivity

When modelling risks, usually a triangular distribution based on three time estimates (optimistic, likehood and pessimistic time estimates - a, c, and b respectively) is used to evaluate the planning ...
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Why most programmers code alone instead of coding in groups? [closed]

Many resources quote that average programmer writes an average 10 lines of code per day. https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=how+many+lines+of+code+do+programmers+write+a+day&sourceid=...
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Estimating Tasks which have been split from a User Story

Let's say we have a good User Story with Acceptance Criteria and Definition of Done. But the Story is too big and needs to be split into tasks. The team only uses hours for estimating the backlog ...
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Critical Path Method (CPM) algorithm

I am reading the book "Planning and scheduling in manufacturing and services" by M.Pinedo I am a little bit confuse at the Critical Path Method (CPM) in this book. There is an example (4.2.3)...
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Where does Product Management stop and UX start?

I'm working on the case study for a PO interview and trying to do my best interpreting the instructions. I'll be coming up with an updated user journey for part of their subscription process; I'm free ...
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Requirement Gathering collateral

I am working on a large IT project right now and my company hopes to be part of several similar projects - which would have very similar requirements. We had several issues in requirement gathering ...
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Is TDD/unit testing compatible with Lean Startup methodologies?

We're a small team mostly building MVPs following the Lean Startup Methodologygies and lean development. Up until now, we've been shipping code without unit tests, in order to get our products or ...
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MS Project cost

I'm facing a very weird behavior of MS Project when computing the project cost. Once removing subtasks from my original project I realized that changes to some subtasks are not reflected in the ...
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When we offer a price to client, do we need to explain it?

Let's suppose we're talking about companies that perform some work for customers. This work is usually considered to be a project and is done on a contract basis. I'm mostly interested in contract ...
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How to do Large-Scale Scrum LeSS or Nexus with remote teams?

Disclaimer: I am new to the scaled agile topic. I researched a bit about how to scale scrum -> Scaled scrum/agile frameworks (SAFe vs. Nexus vs. LeSS) comparison and I like the comparably lean ...
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What if a client doesn't accept/agree with a change request?

Let's suppose that a client asks for a change or some additional functionality, but doesn't accept/agree that it is a change request (and that, as consequence, the schedule, the cost must be revised)? ...
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Project Management for Website Agency - Change of Industries [closed]

I have a couple of years experience of project management in a particular industry. Covid-19 restrictions have hit it hard and I have been out of a job for the last 6 months. There is not going to be ...
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How to implement unit testing with a small Scrum team without spending half the Sprint unit-testing stories?

We are a very small team (1 front-end developer, 1 back-end developer/solution architect, 1 PM/UX) working in Scrum with 2 weeks Sprints. Up until now, we were mostly working on prototype projects not ...
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How to handle blocked tickets in Kanban

In my Kanban team we generally work on tickets that flow through the system in a matter of days however we also have 2 guys who work on tickets which are often dependent on external teams. How does ...
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The relation between a project and a contract

Let's suppose we're talking about companies that perform some work for customers. This work is usually considered to be a project and is done on a contract basis. It's natural to assume that any ...
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Agile project structure

If a project tree has branches such as Development, Business Analyses and Architecture pages, where should Functional specifications and Technical Specifications go? (i.e. Technical under Development, ...
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Projects related to Project Management [closed]

Where can i find topics or case study relatedt information system project management.could you please let me know where we can find all the recent problems and issues faced in information system ...
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Why aren't you supposed to report status in standups?

My team has a new scrum master. The old SM always said that standups were about coordination between the team members and not a report to him. Urging us to help each other if one of us ran into ...
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Using A.I. and neural activity monitoring on workers? I am using it on my team. Why is it bad? [closed]

I have just tested some new software and techniques on our team and I got a very defensive response here... My workers are kind of into it, some are not. I made sure they do not rebel, the moment I ...
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Recording workers PCs and insight into their activity and effectiveness? How [closed]

How do you monitor your workers and how do you make sure they are not just staring at the screen, and eating chips? What kind of software or method do you use?
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Agile in a reactive organisation?

I am working in an organization as a Scrum Master that is extremely reactive by nature, where the ‘agile’ teams are being given extremely aggressive ‘non-negotiable’ deadlines by senior executives, ...
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Can the User and Supplier roles be combined? How to mitigate the risks?

Can the Senior Supplier and the Senior User role be provided in the Steering Committee by the same person? What are the risks and how they could be mitigated?
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Group not finding value in using a visualization board

I am assisting a group of people (not exactly a team, since they're not working together towards a common goal, they're rather trying to manage projects around them), to use a visualization board to ...
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How to incorporate UX/UI in sprint correctly when mockups are required to estimate a story?

Apologies if the question has already been asked, I couldn't really find the answer when looking around. I'm struggling to figure out a way to handle UX/UI in an agile way. I'd like to be "fully&...
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MS Project Task Dependencies

Can anyone recommend a "clean" way to set up these three tasks? Thanks! Task A Task B Task C - Both Task A and Task B are predecessors of Task C as follows: Task C to start when Task A ...
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Software for estimating the cost of acquiring and maintaining software [closed]

Are there any software/tools created specifically for estimating the cost of acquiring and maintaing software? I need to give university presentation about those kind of tools/software and while I'm ...
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How do you write user stories for devops/dev tasks like setting up AB testing in the middle of a project

We're in the middle of a project and have decided to implement a proper agile methodology, especially around writing "correct" user stories and trying to avoid the "as a developer" ...
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Why do we discuss Scrum in Project management?

Scrum is a product development framework, not a project framework. Why is it discussed in Project Management? Those who don't know Scrum and project management, may think that Scrum is a project ...
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How to measure Kanbans effectiveness over Scrum?

I am running an experiment with my team to see if they are more efficient overall using Kanban or Scrum. We don’t have a specific reason other than we are striving for better. If we don’t see any ...
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Kanban board is perfect for feature cards but falls short on subtask cards. How to manage subtasks (assigned to individual workers) on a Kanban board?

We are a small team building webapps for multiple clients in parallel. We have not been doing full-featured Scrum, but we have "sprints" and per-project boards with the following columns: ...
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How does a Scrum project start?

Let's suppose a customer comes to us, explains their needs in business terms and ask us to develop a software solution. The customer agrees to do it by Scrum. How do we start a Scrum project? For ...
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How do you specify performance quality of web applications in a contract or SRS? [closed]

Let's suppose you are negotiating a new project - a web application - with a customer. What is the common approach to performance requirements? There are a lot of them and it's difficult to specify ...
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Poor man's manner of conducting Agile Scrum/kanban/lean/XP software development philosophies/practices while remotely working online over the internet [closed]

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, I and my colleagues work remotely from home. I'm trying to document user stories. Unfortunately, since we work remotely from home, I cannot sit next to my colleagues with ...
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I only have resource man hours? not their names. How would I assign these manhours in MS Project without resource names

at this point on a project I only have resource man hours but I do not know the who is working on what activity just total man hours for activity has been given. How to I assign man hours to all ...
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How should large non-reducable tasks be handled in Scrum?

How are tasks that do not fit in a Sprint handled in Scrum? I see the benefit in delivering incremental value each Sprint, but I don't see how all tasks can be reduced to take no longer than a week or ...
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What to do with a branch and card when a task meets the acceptance criteria BUT user testing reveals it's not acceptable?

Firstly, I think this is a common ground between software development and PM but believe I have posted this in the right community. I have been recently coming into this situation more and more and ...
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How to sum costs of filtered items?

I am having trouble summing costs associated to certain items. To be more specific, I have different departments with different costs. I would like to have a column that interactively sums all my ...
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How should I evaluation a candidate in a interview? [closed]

Let me go straight to my problems. We currently work on a web project and planned to develop a mobile version someday. But, today my big boss came to my desk and ask me to do interview a candidate who ...
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How to asses possibly lacking individual performance as a new manager?

I started at a new company two months ago, for the first time in a management position. And it's a difficult situation. I have a (software development) team member who has a history of bad performance ...
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PMP Stakeholder engagment

I'm practicing with PMP quiz and I have this doubt about stakeholder engagement. During a project you can have two main situations: 1 - A change about the stakeholder involved in your project: for ...
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User Story Mapping - How to show a feature that is across multiple themes?

I am trying to wrap my brain around how to present/show the common features in user story mapping template. Currently I have it as its own theme, but at same time it makes sense to break the feature ...
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On Tuckman model, do teams using agile frameworks mature faster in comparison to teams using waterfalls?

I was looking at Tuckman model (Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing=Maturity) which shows the evolution of maturity of a new team with time (the life of project) and I concluded that in both ...
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PRINCE2: How to assign roles/responsibilities, if your company is hired to contribute to a project but wants to manage this internally?

I work in the construction industry and my company is interested in establishing a more professional and profound way of project management. There is definitely a need to become more organized and ...
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ICT Design Change vs Scope Change

What is an easy to understand and communicate way to differentiate between Information and Communications Technology (ICT) design changes on a project which would not trigger a scope change request (...

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