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What are the main reasons Scrum doesn't admit managers?

First, some clarification is important. Scrum does not expressly forbid any job. People in the Scrum Team can have any job titles as long as it respects the structure and rules of Scrum. Further, ...
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Do project managers use RAID Logs?

Absolutely keep logs and absolutely bring them to the surface and work them on a strict cadence. Especially risks. Without the logs, people will happily ignore them. There is a resistance in ...
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What does it mean to 'crash a project'?

Crashing is simply the concept of throwing more resources--be it money, tools and machinery, humans, etc--at a work package in an attempt to decrease its overall duration. The general idea is, if you ...
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Do project managers use RAID Logs?

I use Risk and Issue logs and review them on a strict, regular basis. They are essential tools both for myself as a PM, and for the wider stakeholder community within the project. Why do I say that? ...
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Do project managers use RAID Logs?

In my opinion any Project Manager that does not actively use Risks and Issues logs is not worthy of the name. Active management of risk, particularly, is the biggest part of what a project manager is ...
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What are the main reasons Scrum doesn't admit managers?

The customer will ask why is not-managing better than managing? I'd say: But we do manage it. Just differently. With Scrum. ... and then proceed to explain how the various management activities ...
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(Calculation EMV) What is the business purpose of product value calculated by multiplying the probability of an event by the cost of the impact?

Expected Monetary Value (EMV) is an important part of risk management, usually used in large and complex projects to perform quantitative risks analysis. Probability is the measurement of the ...
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How a software development contract is concluded?

Customers prefer a FFP at times because of they believe it helps to control costs. In some ways it does; however, in many cases they end up paying more, either because of the contingency built in the ...
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Real world differences between Portfolio and Program

The confusion here can sometimes come from people using the term "program" when we would technically mean "project" in the organizational framework (afterall a "program" could be your project!). You ...
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Does Project Charter change when the Project manager changes?

Project Charter is a document that formalizes the existence of a project and gives authority to the project manager to use organizational resources for the completion of that project. Having said ...
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What are the main reasons Scrum doesn't admit managers?

Let's lay out some statements: 1. Scrum is founded on empirical process control theory, or empiricism. 2. Empiricism emphasizes the role of empirical evidence in the formation of ideas, rather than ...
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Does PMBoK say that a project manager should resist any change to the approved plans?

PMBOK 6th Ed. Section 4.5.3.2 change requests may be issued to expand, adjust, or reduce project scope, product scope, or quality requirements and schedule or cost baselines. Change requests are ...
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In what ways does a project charter differ from a project scope?

Project scope is a conceptual thing describing the boundaries of your project, covering what the project encompasses and (maybe more importantly) what it does not encompass. From PMBOK 4: Project ...
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Which frameworks can be used with PMBoK?

PMBoK is the framework - it's akin (but different) to PRINCE2 or Agile. PMBoK is, obviously, much more Project Manager focused than the other frameworks. You can use pieces of the PMBoK framework ...
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Does the current PMP exam ask about human motivational theory?

I passed the exam 6 months back. I didn't use the same approach than you, I read only very few chapters of the PMBOK. The way I did was doing a maximum of tests and studied the reasons why I failed ...
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Does the "Plan Scope Management Process" contain many sub-processes?

The Planning is the Activity You're misreading the objective. For "Plan Scope Management Process," the sole output of the activity is a plan, not all of the other things that a scope management ...
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( PMBOK 5th Edition ) What is difference between Quality Audit and Process Analysis?

Quality Audit is basically seeing if you are following the defined process. A Process Analysis is examining what you do and identifying aspects that could be improved. As an extreme example, in a ...
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How formal is the sprint planning?

Sprint planning is a meeting held between the Product Owner and the team doing the work. The Product Owner is the one that prioritises the backlog and also briefs the team on the items at the top of ...
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How do you calculate extra costs incurred if a project overruns its schedule?

TL;DR There isn't really any such thing as a "daily loss" in project management, since most projects are cost centers rather than profit centers. For example, you'd be hard-pressed to treat most ...
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What is the correct name for terminating a project before it's complete?

The Project Management Perspective This will vary by organization, and a lot depends on what you're trying to communicate. Formally, the PMBOK calls this stage the "Project Closeout Group" and says ...
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Does Scrum fit PMBOK knowledge areas?

PMI itself has made this claim. I don't have exact citations right now, however as a PMP, PMI-ACP and a Certified Scrum Professional I've been in many conversations around how the PMBok can support ...
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Real world differences between Portfolio and Program

In my experience a Programme is a collection of projects where each project delivers part of the overall programme outcomes (i.e the programme is like a super-project but with several substantial sub-...
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How long will be 5th edition of PMBOK be basis for PMP certification

As many PM training portals say, PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition is going to be released in Q3'17 (Jun-Aug 2017), and PMP Exam update to PMBOK® Guide 6 will happen in Q1 of 2018. https://www.project-...
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In PMBoK, what do we do when we understand that a project can't be completed on time?

Within PMBoK, you are using the processes under the Plan, Execute, and Monitor & Control process groups and within all 10 knowledge areas. When you are seeing signals of an unfavorable schedule ...
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What are the main reasons Scrum doesn't admit managers?

Self-organising teams are not something unique to Scrum, but they do happen to work very successfully for software and technology teams. One argument for self-organising is that no single person (...
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Does PMBoK say that a project manager should resist any change to the approved plans?

The PMBOK doesn't discuss resisting change. It discusses scope creep and managing change. These two things are not the same. Scope creep is uncontrolled change, a change that occurs without official ...
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Does PMBoK say that a project manager should resist any change to the approved plans?

This depends on what you mean by "flexible with changes" and "resisting changes". The PMBoK assumes a process in which you define the work, do a breakdown of that work, then build ...
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Pricing risks when developing a project's budget

You need to calculate risk exposure for each of the identified risks then compute a work buffer to cover them. This is part of the Risk Analysis and Management practice. Since this is a fixed price ...
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How formal is the sprint planning?

Sprint Planning is a formal ceremony where the team commits to the work that they would be able to accomplish during the sprint. It is where the stories prioritized by the PO are analyzed and broken ...
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What are defintions of Work Performance Data, Work Performance Information & Work Performance Reports, and their differences?

I neither know nor care how the PMBoK defines these definitions but I would define them as follows: Data: Raw. Information: Raw data synthesized and interpreted such that findings are identified, ...
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