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Conflict between priorities and skillsets in the backlog

The Scrum Guide does not talk about prioritizing the Product Backlog. Instead, it talks about ordering the Product Backlog. Priority is only one factor that can be used to determine the ordering of ...
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Conflict between priorities and skillsets in the backlog

I cannot answer this from a scrum standpoint; however, in other priority schema, the ability to perform is part of the criteria. To say it another way, both risk and cost are criteria and the labor ...
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Conflict between priorities and skillsets in the backlog

Your description of the conflict displayed perhaps two root causes: a need for management to take action about the team capacity the lack of one key element in conflict resolution: listening to the ...
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Conflict between priorities and skillsets in the backlog

This is a reasonable concern from the Product Owner. While another answer was correct that the Scrum Guide says it is ordered, it also discusses how the PO orders it: Ordering the items in the ...
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What technical skills are "A Must" for PM?

These days there are a lot of confusion on the role of a Project Manager in the software development arena based on the adoption of Agile methods like Scrum. Companies and recruiters are mistakenly ...
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What technical skills are "A Must" for PM?

Each environment or organization requires its own unique set of skills. Hence, some kind of generic are: 1) To be able to build SDLC from scratch (at least its initial version); 2) To be able to ...
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How to determine the skills of a software developer in a job interview?

Coding Exercises: You'll hear 'coding exercises' a lot as the answer to this question. And while these exercises certainly have some value (they certainly test a person's desire for the position as ...
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Which skill set is necessary for a project manager?

Communication : ability to communicate within ALL levels of an organization. That is a skill this is not given to everybody, adapting your speech to the audience ; Leadership : PM is a leadership ...
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Which skill set is necessary for a project manager?

Proactive - Anticipate risks, seek to resolve dependencies and risks before they derail the project
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What technical skills are "A Must" for PM?

What Technical skills is "A Must" for PM to be successful [...] in Software Development? Obviously you need to be able to handle office software. Like an email client, a word processor, ...
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What technical skills are "A Must" for PM?

Excellent Communication skills as PM spend about 80% of his time in communication between team, management, client and stakeholders, the technical skills comes Second but what is most important of it ...
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What technical skills are "A Must" for PM?

People who climb in business are those that make money for that business, which means they can sell. That means salesability, serviceability, politics, perseverance, adaptibility become key skills. ...
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What technical skills are "A Must" for PM?

No definite "musts" but an understanding of developer toolchains, software stacks and techniques like CI, source control and virtualization would be an advantage. Also, knowing how to get the best out ...
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Programmer efficiency vs demand

I think you need to do some research on the range of pay for a programmer. You seem to be assuming the range is small but I do not think your assumption is valid. Also, you are conflating a judgment-...
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