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Being pressured into doing a Gantt chart

If you are the one responsible for reporting to the project management and they love Gantt Charts, there is maybe more damage not to do them then to do them even if you know they are not the correct ...
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Are Gantt Charts useful for single-person projects?

Yes there is value. Do you know the dependencies of all the tasks? Can you guarantee that you understand the critical path (your comment that "everything is on the critical path" strongly suggests ...
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Being pressured into doing a Gantt chart

An Agile concept that I've used to map somewhat nicely to a gantt-like chart is a Story Map. There are many different styles, you can research on the interwebz to find the one that seems to fit your ...
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Showing Microsoft Project files to people without Project

Other possible solution would be to upload your MS Project file to google drive. Once there, try to open it and a popup will display asking you to use a couple of free tools: 1. Gantter for google ...
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Being pressured into doing a Gantt chart

Part of the reasons we measure velocity and score stories weeks in advance (even though this is subject to change), is so we can project into the future. I think your boss is saying Gaant Chart, but ...
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Are Gantt Charts useful for single-person projects?

Additional benefits of a one-man-band gantt chart: understanding interfaces: Even a simple project will have interfaces with other people, departments or processes. Are there any approvals, partial ...
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When are Gantt diagrams NOT useful?

...when the consumers of the report or graphic find it not useful.... I do not mean to be trite but we tend to forget that a report or table or graph is for the benefit of the consumers of that data, ...
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Are Gantt Charts useful for single-person projects?

As with everything in project management the answer is "it depends". The task list you mention would deliver roughly the same value as a Gantt, assuming your project isn't really complex. If your ...
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What is a "Driving Milestone"?

Although I am not familiar with Project Libre, my reading of that article is that the author refers to "Driving Milestones" to mean externally imposed milestones- the things that drive the project. ...
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How to create a visual product road map that follows agile?

One approach I have seen used is to have a roadmap which has epics/features shown as circle or ovals whose size gives a rough indication of the work involved. There is either no time units indicated ...
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How to create a visual product road map that follows agile?

Your backlog combined with your velocity is a rough road map. Next 1-3 Sprints - well defined and decomposed. We understand this and have some certainty. Next 6 Months - Bigger rocks that we can ...
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Being pressured into doing a Gantt chart

A Gantt chart is a project status report, not a planning or control tool. Your manager is really asking you for the following: a list of features status of features dependencies between features ...
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How do I make a Gantt Chart where the project execution phase in the WBS is modified to implement Scrum?

Why are you attempting to produce a Gantt chart? I suggest that you read the Scrum Guide as this will provide a background into relevant Scrum artifacts. I expect the real reason is that the ...
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Should activities before kick-off meeting be represented in a Schedule Plan

The work you do before you have contract is of no concern to the customer. The customer would not care what you did, how much it cost you, whether you had issues doing that work, etc. If you added ...
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A term meaning "this phase can go ahead"?

I would say "blocked" for the first one and one of "unblocked", "ready" or "to do" for the second one.
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A term meaning "this phase can go ahead"?

Optimize Terminology for Clarity of Communications You are describing phase gates. There isn’t a universally-accepted set of terms for your desired project states, but each phase should have a set of ...
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When are Gantt diagrams useful?

Gantt charts are best suited to projects when the work is predictable. I haven't found them particularly useful for software development. One good use would be for a project that involves on-...
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A good cloud solution for making Gantt charts

I just spent a week comparing quite a few free online Gantt chart solutions. I have not found anything that is visually similar to MS Project that is free. I settled on free excel template that I ...
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Is there are a resource handler or gantt chart creator tool for JIRA?

depending on what JIRA you use (server and cloud) there are a number of plugins available: Gannt plugins
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Is there are a resource handler or gantt chart creator tool for JIRA?

There is a popular plugin for this purpose called Gantt-Chart for Jira. It give you a Gantt view of your issues.
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What are the metrics that can be analysed or derived from a Gantt Chart?

Interesting question - I would love to see where this question led in the end, if there is one. I happen to be researching a very similar problem... related to personal scheduling. There are ...
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In Jira is it possible to have a gantt chart (or calendar view or similar) derived from your agile board?

What kind of method are you using? If you're using Scrum, keep in mind that you don't estimate by time, you decouple the real time from the effort required by using (story) points. These don't ...
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Are Gantt Charts useful for single-person projects?

I've used a Gantt chart to manage my own personal projects when there were rather complex dependencies and long lead times and the overlap of items had to be carefully managed so that certain ...
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Using MS project for overview with TFS to control the details of a mechanical development project

If you are looking to forecast sprints as part of Scrum then i would avoid the user of MS Project at all costs. You would be better served looking at a Release Burndown or just simply projecting ...
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How to create a visual product road map that follows agile?

User story mapping (with planning overlaid on it - sprints marked, velocity/points, etc.) Great resource for applying it: http://www.amazon.com/User-Story-Mapping-Discover-Product/dp/1491904909.
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Should activities before kick-off meeting be represented in a Schedule Plan

For the customer proposal, no. But for internal use, yes. The effort spent on such things is important in that it consumes time for those doing the tasks so it’s ilportsnt for the organization to ...
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MS Project resource graph across multiple projects

You can setup a shared resource pool, as described here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/create-and-share-a-resource-pool-64a2416e-b811-4ddf-b039-e0347e233581 Basically you have one project ...
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A term meaning "this phase can go ahead"?

This is probably a better fit for English Language & Usage than pmse. From a project management standpoint, it doesn't really matter as long as you pick a term and stick with it. For the first: "...
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Microsoft Project - view resources in hours not percentage

I don't believe there is a way to modify the Bar style for Tasks so that it shows the Resource work rather than their percentage. The best I could get was splitting the screen horizontally and ...
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Gantt charts with ranged estimates?

I personally will use Excel Gantt template provided by Vertex42 or any other templates available out there (use your best tool google it): enter link description here, and will adjust the range ...
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