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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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Can we use only one Scrum board for a team with multiple projects?

Although I cannot fault CodeGnome's answer above, I feel like the question has not been fully answered and we circle back once again to the flexibility of the names Agile, Scrum, Kanban etc. Maxim, ...
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1 team practicing kanban with multiple projects

The key phrases to remember with Kanban are 'visualise the backlog' and 'limit work in progress'. For this reason I think Kanban is best managed using a single board. Otherwise people find it hard to ...
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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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Can we use only one Scrum board for a team with multiple projects?

TL;DR My research is covering on how we could have 1 SCRUM board for 1 Team that works on multiple projects simultaneously. SCRUM methodology is not just for working on 1 project, it tells us what ...
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How can I measure the performance of different teams in different departments?

You can't compare efforts between marketing and accounting; accounting is non-competitive. I suspect it is an error to try to compare efforts which are dissimilar. The problem set before you is ...
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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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Can we use only one Scrum board for a team with multiple projects?

If you stick to a strict interpretation of Scrum, 1 story board = 1 team = 1 project. Could you use multiple story boards? Sure, but purists would probably argue you're not doing Scrum anymore. Are ...
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Project management methodologies for multiple projects, small teams, diverse skills, partially remote team

I think Kanban may work best in your environment. And with some people being remote, you're almost forced to use an online Kanban board. I'll try to address the two issues you raise one by one. ...
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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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How can I measure the performance of different teams in different departments?

I completely support Mark C. Wallace on his suggestions. Once you have the goals set though, you can't just let them go on "auto-pilot". If you set a goal for the next quarter, and then you don't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Kanban for web agency

Welcome to the community! As Vadim mentioned in his comment, your question is a little complex, so I'm going to try and break it down into bitesize chunks. We use it more as a todo list than a ...
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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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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?

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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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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