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Use Backlog Estimation to Provide Planning Values In Scrum, teams often perform a first pass through the Product Backlog (generally at the Theme or Epic levels) at the start of a project in order to define project scope and to set initial target dates. While story points, Sprint Goals, and the Product Backlog frequently change over the life of the project, ...


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If this is the US Federal government, you are in the middle of some serious fraud. This isn't something you fix, this is something you report. Call the whistleblowers hotline and look for a new job. I think each department has its own process how to do this so you'll need to look that up.


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There are several soft techniques for trying to beef up participation that I am sure others will elaborate upon. I am going to restrict my answer to how you should handle it if you are unable to get traction with your participating resources: Resources that need to participate in a project to make it work are almost like external resources (e.g. raw ...


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Scrum focuses on development work delivered over a set interval (i.e iteration or sprint). If the scrum team is not physically setting up the hardware, the scrum framework doesn't apply to your situation. For agile-scrum projects, there are high level planning requirements which include creating a product roadmap. This roadmap should outline the ...


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Great answers from everybody. I want to append on @Perry Wilson's answer regarding "strengthening the methodology and standardizing process", i.e. which Project Models you use within your company. In the company I worked for (as Process Leader of Product Portfolfio Development process), we had bought a lot of companies and all had their own Project Models. ...


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I would leave this job as soon as possible. Be careful they don't use you, so they have someone to blame for any failure later. I don't know if there is any protection program for people telling about corruption. But be careful anyway, you never know who you can trust in this kind of cases.


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"The time is always right to do what is right" Try to fix the problem first, have a very serious chat with the relevant people and explain the situation. But honestly it looks like what you should do is leave. I don't see the situation improving, It's very unlikely that they'll change for the good.


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Organizations prioritize based on importance to mission up against available resources. If you are finding your company is standing down on your project, all the way from leadership to its workers, then what you have is an indication--a very strong indication--where your project stands. That said, you have an obligation as a PM to do the best you can ...


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