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it's becoming clear that a majority of people on the team may not have followed the transition's team advice to participate in the interactive tutorials, and I don't know how much of the documentation has been read beyond the simple setup steps. It sounds as if you observe that the majority of the people are having trouble with git, and you infer that they ...


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Yes, though Kanban may be a better option for your circumstance. I'm reminded of a great quote by Dr. Kevin Thompson, the cPrime Agile Pratice lead. He began his career in math and moved into traditional (waterfall) project management on big multi-year, multi-million programs and then, as he says, "one day I got on the wrong bus" and has been a major ...


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Infrastructure Change Has Costs; Company Must Absorb Them How can I (or team management) encourage people to take the time to learn the new Git material? ...There is no explicit Git learning time set aside, but the scrum master and dev manager have both said the team should do what is necessary to learn. This is what is commonly known as an "unfunded ...


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Why don't you get them to plan out their educational careers? There is a huge amount of potential for them to: Articulate a vision of where they want to be in 5-10 years Develop a business case to justify spending Mum's $$ on their education Identify soft as well as hard benefits and costs Identify stakeholders that they need to engage (Mum, profs, future ...


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When I signed up for the course "Project Management", honestly, I didn't expect too much. Thing is, I attended similar courses before and most of them were just boring. I mean, theory is nice and good, but you don't believe it until you get some hands on experience. People are like that and it's good, though sometimes annoying for the teachers ;) Anyways, ...


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Personally, I would recommend Prince2, PMP, and Agile courses if you're looking to study - professional courses teach you a great deal about project management and don't take as long/are not as expensive as degree/masters courses. Having said that, project management is less about process and more about people and communication skills - you don't need ...


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Because you are all new to Agile approaches, I recommend including the following (in addition to what you have already covered): Intro to the Scrum Framework Intro to the Kanban Method Intro to a third less-known system such as Crystal, OpenAgile, or the like Lean thinking about types of waste Retrospectives purpose and techniques Teamwork and agility (e.g. ...


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This is a really broad question and open to a lot of subjectivity, so I can provide what would be at the top of my list from a few years of teaching these topics to teams, but others may have completely different and perfectly valid opinions: First, everything on your list looks great. Obviously testing is massive. My personal focus with testing is the XP ...


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The education criterion is a yes or no test. There is no language that specifies when a candidate earned the degree. Avoid reading more into the criteria than what is there. Same advice applies for the test.


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As I understand it your team already has no other option and sooner or later they must start using Git, or they will not be able to do their work properly. In my opinion the most important thing for your team is to understand why the transition is being done and why Git is so awesome (and it really is). Here is really good answer for the benefits of Git. ...


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In agile we like to stress you are never "done". The best teams are always continuing to learn and improve. Like a world champion sports team, the best agile teams and individuals never take a season off. If you're getting a chance to learn more, then take it. Odds are incredibly high it will have some use/bearing on your future job and skills. One small ...


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I am currently trying something very different for one of my project management classes that I teach at the University of Missouri. It is a short eight-week class, so there is not a lot of time. However the students are all MBAs, a lot with some work experience. So they are ready to move at a pretty fast pace. This semester the students are developing ...


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The automation for the university admission system can be a sample project. Or the on-campus hiring/placement system can be another project they can work on.


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I agree with you that agile methods can be applied in your scenario. However, for the hardware part, this is only possible because of the special nature of your hardware: You can easily apply changes (add/remove/change parts) to it. Something that's oftentimes not possible. Regarding your thoughts: Making a Story from each challenge is a good idea. That ...


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I have a doctorate in education. I have served as a dissertation research chair supervisor for the last 8 years. I would like to use my experience as a dissertation research chair as project management experience. I currently serve as adjunct professor at a university. I have had several of my students complete their doctoral research in education. The ...


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I think it will count. To think any one educational experience will make a company go bankrupt is an uneducated statement. I have worked with a PhD who could not manage team communications as well as my students in a project management curriculum. I know great PMPs who can't manage technology well but are great with construction including the #1 JW Marriott ...


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It's crucial that you become acquainted with the world of programming. I have seen scheduling disasters happen because PM's couldn't tell the difference between compiling, coding and debugging. The worst case was when the PM believed the programmers that rewriting the core would take a few days. They assumed it was like changing the color scheme on the GUI....


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