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RFPs: What's Legal, Ethical, and Practical are Neither the Same nor Orthogonal On the consulting side of things, many RFPs treat those names and resumes the same way movies treat directors or actors "attached" to a movie in development. While those attached have generally expressed interest or intent, they are not necessarily contractually ...


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In my experience, proposals that require named project employees will submit the resumes for every role no matter the level of commitment. This means that, if the proposal is selected, the 'actual' people who will end up occupying project roles are not the named people in the proposal. Most times, customers do not really care, at least in my experience, ...


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Relative estimation works because people are generally better at relative estimates than absolute ones; relative estimates are easier to manage (because they seldom need to be re-estimated) and velocity is evidence-based rather than purely based on forecasts and guesswork. It is possible to use "ideal days" as the unit of relative estimation - but ...


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How practical is using days estimations for stories in a sprint instead of another approach In my practical experience, it's entirely impractical and counter productive. It doesn't really matter whether it works well or not, the name "day" is already taken. And for higher ups, it's ambigous. If you write "it takes 5 something something days&...


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Using ideal time - days or hours - is both practical and viable. Although my personal preference is to not assign estimates in time, points, or size to work and to focus on making each unit of work the smallest useful, demonstrable slice that can be used to elicit feedback and counting the units of work per unit of time for planning, estimating in ideal time ...


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I'm not sure what you mean by "Web script" - and it would help if you could share some of the "expensive solutions" you have found, but won't pay for. We use wrike.com, and that is very flexible and covers all your bases. The cost scales with the team I think, so maybe check that out.


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Open source project servers Welcome to pm.stackexchange! You can evaluate the following open source project servers in that order and see whether any of them will meet most of your requirements: OpenProject CE (Community Edition) Redmine LibrePlan Web2project project-open Projeqtor It will be helpful if you can share your findings back here for the benefit ...


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The role of project management varies greatly depending on the kind of project and the environment you work in. I work with software and data where the role of a project manager is often mainly about communication and facilitation rather than giving direction to a team. I believe that's very different to construction and engineering where the PM often has ...


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The essence of project management is: Something has to get done, There has to be a way to get it done, You need stuff--money, time, people, materials--to get it done, You need to understand and to work around the impediments in your way to get it done, and You need to know you're progressing or not progressing getting it done. Everything in project manager ...


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