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How to shift to the semi-automatic estimation of the projects?

You're solving the wrong problem. If the scope is ambiguous and uncertain, then you need to pursue a type of contract consistent with that situation. Do not enter into a contract when no one knows ...
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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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Are Tasks and updating remaining hours for Tasks essential for Scrum

I think the answer to your question is a disagreement with your basic premise: updating tasks with estimated hours is not necessarily a "Scrum best practice." Part of the point of Scrum is to use ...
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Need help- Documentation for non-technical people using Agile

TL;DR There is no silver bullet. However, it is likely that your organization needs to adopt a more comprehensive set of agile tools and practices to reduce unnecessary or burdensome documentation. ...
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What is the key difference between adaptive life cycle model and iterative/incremental model?

TL;DR You have mixed some concepts. As Stanislav has written; there are two approaches. Predictive and Adaptive Within Adaptive you may find both incremental and iterative which are distinct from each ...
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pivotal tracker chore: At what rate velocity should increase

It depends vastly on several different factors, perhaps most importantly on which stage the Team is in in the 'Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing' process. If the Team is in the Performing stage (...
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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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Giving PMs a view of developer resource

I have been in sort of a similar situation before we went full Scrum with actual planning with the teams and Product Owners to define the sprint backlog. What we were doing to mitigate the constant ...
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How to organize huge amount of tasks in a mult-project environment?

Try to bring the work to you I would suggest to create a Kanban board for yourself and allow people the option to give you work. Have columns like: To do| In progress | ... | Done -----|-------------|...
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Is planning software necessary?

Yes, Software Planning is important. and most important is to use any tool for it. because of some times, any changed that managed somewhere. and everyone discussed and track it. Then every task is ...
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Tracking how much time particular task spends in a lane - Kanboard

I do not have experience with the tool, but I hope the following links are useful. kanboard - transitions kanboard - time tracking
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pivotal tracker chore: Should chores be picked regularly or one complete sprint should be dedicated to it? At what rate velocity should increase

Call me a purist but I would say neither. There should be no accumulated technical debt if you are doing Scrum right. Remember: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Regardless of ...
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How to choose project management applications?

CodeGnome's Law Define your process, then automate it. CodeGnome's First Corollary If you can't do it by hand, then you can't automate it. Automation is a tool to increase consistency, but ...
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How to choose project management applications?

The same way you would choose any tool. Does it require licenses? Does your organisation already support one of these tools? Does it do what you want? Jira is webbased distributed which is a huge ...
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pivotal tracker chore: At what rate velocity should increase

In reality most teams go slower over time. This because the bigger the product becomes the higher the complexity becomes. This as more and more parts are depended on each other. To keep a high ...
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Are Tasks and updating remaining hours for Tasks essential for Scrum

The Scrum guide says nothing about tracking and updating remaining-hours, nor does it force you to use a burndown to monitor progress. Actually hour-burns is the worst indicator of progress, as it ...
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How to shift to the semi-automatic estimation of the projects?

We have worked with four different models Fixed price Time and Materials Time and Materials within a number of days worked range Small chargeable scoping exercise, followed by a fixed price The ...
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What does this diagram mean?

The title "Project Control Cycle" gives a clue: here's how I would read it. The point of the diagram is that it is a feedback cycle for project control. Let's start in the middle: in order to make ...
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How best to model project completion by adjusting available resources?

Your modeling approach appears to be too simplistic You did say that you are new to process, so it is understandable :) You seem to be assuming that any engineer can do any project: This is rarely ...
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Need help- Documentation for non-technical people using Agile

FRD is a way to document (in a waterfall way) what the intended functional requirements are. This doesn't usually document actual implementation. Using agile methods, you can better communicate to non-...
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How to add new state to user story azure devops

Team Services currently does not support changes to 'Completed' category. That's not a bug, it is working as designed. You can read more about it here.
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How can the Backlog Item's Effort field be auto calculated in Azure DevOps?

Jira does do what you ask natively. You can do what you want with a free plugin VSTS Rollup https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=canarysautomationspvtltd.vstsrollup But this is a ...
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MS project how to create alternative schedule to understand the impact of certain changes

Make a copy of the original schedule by doing Save As. Then change the number of resources, let it calculate and save the new schedule (Rev 2). Use the built-in Compare Projects feature to compare the ...
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Can MBA student get a job role as software project manager or Scrum master? If he/she has a bachelor degree in Information Technology

It depends First of all, you need to aquire project management and Scrum knowledge if you want to be a PM or a SM. It goes without saying that you need to put in the effort to learn and aquire the ...
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Time management in a Sprint

In Scrum, the Product Owner has limited power to improve quality. I see 2 potential actions: Manage the Product Backlog accordingly. If the timeline is too tight, try to find items which can be ...
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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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Optimum usage of JIRA and Confluence

In our company we use Confluence for discussions, concepts and documentation. In JIRA we make issues to create a backlog and plan sprints. Doing everything in JIRA won't work in my experience, as you ...
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pivotal tracker chore: Should chores be estimated or not?

There's a school of thought that says: Don't estimate bug fixes, chores and spikes. This is because points should only be awarded to work that adds value to the business. Developers should be ...
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pivotal tracker chore: Should chores be estimated or not?

The simple answer would be if the team is working on an item then it should be estimated. As an example if the PO decided to run a technical debt sprint, addressing no new features, at the end of the ...
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