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Software Dev Team; Managing Task Across Multiple Projects in a Manufacturing Plant with no Deadlines or Set Features?

So, it looks like, you have two problems: Clear priorities. Delivering various projects in parallel. First one can be addressed by creating a clear list of all features (not tasks!) from different ...
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Managing 50+ small projects

That sounds like the perfect case for a board. I'm explicitly not saying scrum or kanban board, but a board. To visualize all the different modules as cards with their current status and additional ...
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Separation of multi-team project into several projects

TL;DR In most cases, you should only have one project per product. The desire to split a single product into multiple projects is usually a sign that inter-team collaboration and iterative ...
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What is the best way to manage dynamic sub-projects?

It sounds like you're operating in chaos, with purposeful loose change control. I am not sure a tool or method is the right solution but rather resetting expectations on what you are able to forecast ...
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Dealing with multiple projects in the same Scrum team

[...] working in a small SCRUM team (capacity ~ 3 FTE) that must deal with multiple projects in various stages Scrum works best for one team working on one project. If you have things coming your way ...
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Separation of multi-team project into several projects

Generally, the question I would ask is: "What benefit do you gain from splitting them?" The risk in splitting them is that your prioritization loses focus on end value and, more broadly, that you ...
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What is the best methodology for a multiproject and multiteam environment?

Given the way you have described your situation, I would say you have the following challenges - Too much demand (work) on your teams, across multiple products/ projects Constrained capacity to ...
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Foundations of managing "highest priority" tasks in multi-projects

The foundation for managing "highest priority" work in multi-projects is actually order, not priority. There is a saying that goes "When everything is urgent, nothing is". On the ...
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Small development team with big amount of tasks for different projects - how to?

Scrum as a process is a good way of delivering a project which will take several sprints to deliver. It is also very fashionable. However it is not such a good process for delivering bugfixes and ...
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In TaskJuggler, how to manage multiple projects running in parallel

For anyone encountering this question, this is how I do it: Create an overall project file like allmyprojects.tjp Include all needed tji files with include "path-to-tji" {taskprefix sub1} By ...
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How to put on one chart multiple projects to show dependencies between them?

You need to build an integrated master schedule. You need to pull in all your separate projects' schedules into one schedule and link them. You can link the work packages from different projects ...
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What's a project management methodology suitable for a small team that addresses both operations and rapid-fire small projects?

As RubberDuck noted, kanban seems like a pretty good place to start in terms of process. Just constructing the board and flow will probably give you and the team a lot of insight into the amount and ...
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Swimlane, category or new project for grouping dependent projects in Kanboard

I would recommend you make separate boards for the independent projects unless the same team is working on all the parts simultaneously, which doesn't make much sense to me based on your short post. ...
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Small development team with big amount of tasks for different projects - how to?

I'm not sure that a software option will solve your problem. I would definitely look at Kanban as a way to improve the flow of work through your teams. You can leverage it alongside Scrum or on its ...
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Resource planning and monitoring for multiple projects and teams

If you use Microsoft Excel and want to have an easy transition to a tool that allows you to aggregate data and display them in dashboards, then I suggest you try Smartsheet. Smartsheet looks like ...
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How to manage a multidisciplinary project/company?

There really is more than one question here. How to organize in an environment where you need multiple skills How to hire people when you don't already have expertise in-house How to evaluate people'...
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Is focusing on one project beneficial even when project priorities can't be quantified?

That's so situational--and sounds like poor project management. It sounds like the PM needs to revisit and take task urgency, value, and level of effort (LOE) into consideration and reprioritize. Even ...
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What is the best methodology for a multiproject and multiteam environment?

Low morale of team members, it is very rare case if sprint is done in time up to 100% This statement is worrying. In Scrum there is no concept of 'done in time'. The team pulls work into the sprint ...
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What is a good free or cheap Team Project Management, Team Communication & Team Collaboration Script?

I'm not sure what you mean by "Web script" - and it would help if you could share some of the "expensive solutions" you have found, but won't pay for. We use wrike.com, and that is ...
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What is a good free or cheap Team Project Management, Team Communication & Team Collaboration Script?

Open source project servers Welcome to pm.stackexchange! You can evaluate the following open source project servers in that order and see whether any of them will meet most of your requirements: ...
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Foundations of managing "highest priority" tasks in multi-projects

You don't say what kind of work this is but I'm going to assume these are software development projects you are talking about. Some of what I say may not be relevant to other kinds of project. Firstly,...
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Is focusing on one project beneficial even when project priorities can't be quantified?

This would depend on so many factors that it is hard to judge for outsiders I think. If you have enough people to work on several projects at the same time, that might be a good idea. But if you can ...
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How to manage a multidisciplinary project/company?

You want to start building up a product with your core strengths first so that you have cash flow. For teams specialized with a different expertise, you must demand that they are able to deliver ...
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Software Dev Team; Managing Task Across Multiple Projects in a Manufacturing Plant with no Deadlines or Set Features?

It’s already answered, but you need to just use normal RoI or cost of delay analysis to identify the most valuable project. Throw the rest away for now. Split that into the most valuable 20%, and ...
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What is the best way to manage dynamic sub-projects?

I wonder about your level of freedom to take decisions. I understand that your staff level is fixed. So you will need to be able to delay sub-projects, reduce their scope or even reject some of them ...
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How to effectively allocate experts to projects?

Your Problem, Restated This is somewhat of an X/Y problem. If I read your post with a critical eye, there's an unstated command-and-control assumption here that the organization must assign a ...
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Improvement on awareness of ongoing/scheduled multiple projects for our client

You can simply make a short list of projects and a time estimations, combined with how this project fits in. The simplest will, probably, be a short summary of the projects, the time they still take ...
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How many projects can a PM manage at the same time?

This is an old thread, BUT since I stumbled across it I thought I would point out that the data shows 8 project per PM in high performing organizations. 11 project per PM in LOW performing ...
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How many projects can a PM manage at the same time?

I recently began working as PM for a person who shovelled me uninhibitedly with plethora of ideas he’d like to see materialised. I have thus quickly found out I have exactly four ‘project pipelines’ ...
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