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Questions related to the formal and informal methods and techniques used by a project manager to collect, organize, and facilitate communication

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Cultural Expectations vs. Role Effectiveness Whether a project manager is expected to be a command-and-control authority figure or a servant-leader, coach, or referee is largely a matter of organizat …
answered Sep 22 '13 by Todd A. Jacobs
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TL;DR If you are struggling with something, part of your job is to ask for more resources. If customer or stakeholder management are problem areas for you, then asking the organization for dedicated …
answered Feb 26 '17 by Todd A. Jacobs
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Defining Your Problem I am working with a technical client and he has mentioned that he wants to change the raw code into a class based code and remove deprecated code....we are doing only changes …
answered Feb 11 '15 by Todd A. Jacobs
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Intensional Definitions and Examples I can't find a canonical source with formal definitions, but in practice the distinction is between potentially-shippable deliverables and project artifacts. In o …
answered Oct 17 '18 by Todd A. Jacobs
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Project Responsibilities There are successive layers of responsibility for any project. In general: Senior management is responsible for the success (or failure) of a project. This often includes m …
answered Dec 17 '12 by Todd A. Jacobs
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TL;DR Since there is a distinct discovery phase in most projects, the purpose of which is to determine whether the project is to be abandoned or taken forward, do consultants get paid for recom …
answered Nov 1 '18 by Todd A. Jacobs
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A Process-Oriented Way to Think About Meeting Notes Unfortunately, you are solving the wrong problem when you focus on how to take notes rather than on the role of note-taking itself. Please consider …
answered Sep 7 '16 by Todd A. Jacobs
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TL;DR DevOps and project management are very separate practices and knowledge domains that can borrow from each other. Any other answer is likely an opinion about process implementation. DevOps Isn' …
answered Jul 2 '17 by Todd A. Jacobs
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TL; DR You and the customer have both fallen prey to the "100% utilization fallacy." This puts the project at risk. Build more slack into your project management process, not less. Analysis [T]h …
answered Dec 17 '15 by Todd A. Jacobs
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Increasing Communications and Collaboration There are plenty of ways to improve communications and collaboration, but they all require political capital and active cooperation between teams. At the l …
answered Dec 10 '17 by Todd A. Jacobs
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What You're Doing Wrong [T]he development team personnel eventually end up working on bugs, client requirements etc. This impacts sprint delivery and the development team is now missing the sprint …
answered Dec 19 '13 by Todd A. Jacobs
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TL;DR You currently have an X/Y problem because your work packages have dependencies on a currently-undefined business strategy. This drives your need to develop branches for "alternate paths" in you …
answered Jul 29 '16 by Todd A. Jacobs
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[E]veryone is assigning to my team mate although keeping me in loop but it doesn't make any sense. Where they communicate straight to my team mate. It seems like the process has been broken. (sic) …
answered Dec 17 '15 by Todd A. Jacobs
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TL;DR Your boss is half-right. You are responsible for ensuring your project has sensible process controls, but you personally double-checking someone's work is probably not the right process control …
answered Feb 28 '17 by Todd A. Jacobs
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Consumed Story Points: An Agile Anti-Pattern "Consumed points" are a sort of burn-down metric that some practitioners use to track progress of a story against its original estimates. It's intended to …
answered Dec 4 '16 by Todd A. Jacobs

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