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Which risks to expect when managing different vendors on a client assignment?

Besides for the regular "delays in schedules" which are standard risks, here are some ideas: You need to worry about interoperability. There's no way to know in advance how the deliverables from the ...
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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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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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What a difference between large Project and Program

The key is here.... ...to obtain benefits not available from managing them individually A Project is the smallest element that has self-contained benefit. A Programme aggregates those benefits into ...
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How to better structure a big scrum team?

It's a big question with a complex answer space. My favorite framework for working in multiple teams is LeSS. Their signature book, Large Scale Scrum, is the best book about Scrum (at any scale) that ...
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What a difference between large Project and Program

Program consist of projects that are somehow related or orchestrated to a common target. For example, in my company we have a customized SAP solution. We implement this solution to every country and ...
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What a difference between large Project and Program

My definition is far simpler. A project has a defined start, defined scope, and defined finish. A program has an indefinite time and indefinite quantity. It differs from an operations in that ...
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What a difference between large Project and Program

Well, consider you as an IT service provider signed a deal (~size of USD 10 Million) with your esteemed telecommunication client. Assume this deal includes all the operations pertaining to Information ...
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Best software to manage programs?

What we do in our projects is create separate Quick Filters with the Epic Link for each projects in the JIRA Board. So, individuals involved in a single project can filter out the tickets. Project ...
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What metrics or methods may a program/portfolio manager use to determine whether a project is going well or not?

Mr. Espina has offered the textbook standard answer and I agree with his answer. That list is a bit granular, and I'd like to add a few more general metrics that would help me to understand and ...
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What metrics or methods may a program/portfolio manager use to determine whether a project is going well or not?

The core metrics are: Cost variance: current period, cumulative to date, and at completion Revenue Variance (if seller of services): current period, cumulative to date, and at completion Profit ...
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Who is the correct party to set up and run a steering committee?

TL;DR There are really only two possible answers to "how should we do things in our company?" The first is that the politics and governance of your business is an internal decision that will be ...
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Designing Project Intake & Qualification Process

Your OP is slightly disturbing and appears to be a tail wagging the dog strategy. You indicate that you need to control the types and numbers of projects based on number and skill set of your PM. It'...
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Best software to manage programs?

Jira is a grand tool, but also please check out the venerable Microsoft Project.® MS-Project is extremely good at helping you to break down projects into smaller pieces which have dependencies on each ...
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How to determine project complete date?

How frequently will you do releases? One thing you could try is to group tickets into tentative releases (or iterations), convert your estimates to points and then estimate a release velocity / ...
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Which risks to expect when managing different vendors on a client assignment?

I guess this is a question to fill a risk log initially. To do this, think in general categories and identify individual risks w.r.t. your programme. I like to use the PMI Knowledge Areas to think ...
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How to better structure a big scrum team?

Why do you want to do a single scrum with the three teams together? Let them do their separate scrums, and afterwards do a scrum of scrums. Each team delegates one (or max 2) people for the scrum of ...
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