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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to build up a Gantt chart?

Lots of advice on the web covers this question - but I think there is an assumption that complicates things. Each university is basically looking to found a PhD/researcher position, this means one ...
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How to draw gantt chart if we have been given activities and effort in person-months?

You need to turn the person-month into an planned month based on the number of people you have working the task. If a task is 10 person-months and you have five people, then the task would be two ...
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How to calculate the completion percentage relation by start and finish dates

To calculate the percentage of a task that should be done based on the current date and working time (e.g. the project calendar), customize a number field with this formula: IIf( [Start] > Date(), ...
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Automatically synchronize between Flowcharts (form of PERT charts) and Gantt charts?

]project-open[ is an open-source project management server. The latest V5.0 version from CVS supports scheduling with end-to-start dependencies in the JavaScript client. In order to build a solution ...
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How to create deliverables column in Gantt chart?

In MsProject: First know that there is no way that you can put columns to right of gantt chart in MsP, other than that; You have to indent your deliverables in order for them to rollup. To do it ...
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Project Gantt Chart tasks breakdown question

There is no single right answer to this question - it depends entirely on the level of control that you need or want, and the level of reporting and monitoring that is required. As a rule of thumb, ...
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How to hide dates in GanttProject?

GanttProject support forum is here: http://forum.ganttproject.biz Spoiler: no such feature in GanttProject. Existing enhancement request: https://github.com/bardsoftware/ganttproject/issues/85
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How do I make a Gantt Chart where the project execution phase in the WBS is modified to implement Scrum?

You are not going to like this; the answer is you cannot. A Scrum project can ally to a release plan but a Gantt chart is the antithesis of Scrum.
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OmniPlan showing one task per day

This was resolved by changing the "Granularity" in the project info window from 'Daily Scheduling' to 'Exact Scheduling'
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Can you make a custom timeline?

You can change the format of the dates in the timescale (area above Gantt chart) but you cannot define your own time periods, nor add custom text. I'd suggest using Middle Tier in Weeks with the ...
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Being pressured into doing a Gantt chart

In my experience, being able to accurately predict the completion of upcoming deliverables (predictability) is mostly a function of how many dependencies you have on other teams. If you rely on other ...
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How to create a visual product road map that follows agile?

do you use any tools for that? I`m using Craft and it is a really good solution for Agile product management designed by product manager! With Craft you can create visual roadmaps, which you can ...
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