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How to handle stakeholders' different understanding of project requirements?

This is a great question. Several years back I analysed the bugs reported in a team and found that over half of them came about as a result of misunderstanding of requirements. Some things that can ...
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Should I ask developers to report hours in daily reports or ask them to keep the task tracking tool we use with this level of detail?

Start with the "why". What information exactly is it that Senior Management is looking for. What are they using that information for? It could be as simple as wanting to see progress, or open to ...
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How to handle stakeholders' different understanding of project requirements?

If there are two stakeholders who have different understandings of the requirement, then there may be more. What about how you interpret the requirement, from the perspective of a tester? Or how about ...
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Scrum Master role: Reporting?

I would start by asking: What is the report and who is it for? There's no singular right answer - I don't think it's safe to say that "the Scrum Master should create all reports on behalf of the ...
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Cost management without time tracking in Scrum

If you need to track costs, track it at the Scrum Team level rather than at the individual level. A simple way to do this is to take a blended cost per person and multiply it by the number of people ...
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Best way to report impact of accepting additional work in scope?

TL;DR Don’t create a custom set of metrics if you can avoid it. Instead, negotiate scope when possible, and leverage the framework’s built-in mechanisms for evaluating opportunity costs against ...
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Best way to report impact of accepting additional work in scope?

I would have two concerns over using a committed vs delivered metric to solve this problem: People may not care if you are committing to more points than you are delivering. Some may even see it is a ...
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Personal Time Tracking report using Atlassian Jira

One of the free option available is to use the browser extension named Jira Assistant available in below url. This extension has lot more useful features which not only helps to generate report, but ...
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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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Should I ask developers to report hours in daily reports or ask them to keep the task tracking tool we use with this level of detail?

I'd expand on Joel BC answer - 'why' is the key, and being from a very similar environment (multi location / cultural place with hundreds of people reporting to a single head) I believe that ...
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Milestone Reporting Format - Any ideas?

My preference is to use a Milestone slip chart. Example chart The horizontal axis is the forecast date, and the vertical axis is the reporting date. The advantage of these charts is that you can ...
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Personal Time Tracking report using Atlassian Jira

You can use worklogAuthor and worklogDate parameters for your needs. Your query will be like: project = "My Project" AND worklogAuthor = currentUser() AND worklogDate = now() You will get all ...
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Best way to report impact of accepting additional work in scope?

When an organization tries to add more work to an already ongoing sprint, the first reaction of the team should be to try to get the ticket on the backlog, so that it can be prioritized along with the ...
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Should I ask developers to report hours in daily reports or ask them to keep the task tracking tool we use with this level of detail?

Well.. Your question caption states that you're wondering if you should use daily reports in your team, however as it turns out to be, you cannot decline using such the reports and the issue is ...
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Scrum Master role: Reporting?

Is the Scrum Master responsible for creating reporting on behalf of the development team to drive continuous improvement? There is nothing in the Scrum Guide that says the Scrum Master is responsible ...
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Is there a report type to document a (Agile) project journey?

You might be looking for a Project Charter. This kind of documents varies a lot from project to project. With regards to tools and techniques, I share a part of the linked article. The Agile ...
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What is the most effective way to store and track impediments on multiple projects and having them up-to-date?

Impediment log Just like you have a backlog of items that you need to build for each product/project, each PO can manage an impediment log with items that need to be fixed or removed from the team's ...
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What is the most effective way to store and track impediments on multiple projects and having them up-to-date?

I see Scrum terms here (PO, impediment), but in Scrum, impediments are addressed during Scrum ceremonies and it's usually the SM's responsibility to resolve, not the PO. (Unless these impediments are ...
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PM Control Charts using RAG

In my experience, most projects don't score an underspend as "Red" or "Amber", as long as these are genuine savings. However, if they are variations due to timing, then it may be ...
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QA phase reporting for SW development

One challenge is that there is no "right" answer. But this is how I'd get to a "good" answer: The real problem you're tackling is that middle managers have reason to want both the ...
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What is the difference between "status report" and "variance report"?

Well for starters - baseline(s) could be anything - cost, schedule etc but perfomrance measurement baseline is a subset of all the baselines. Secondly, status report, as said is focused on vitals of ...
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How to handle stakeholders' different understanding of project requirements?

Welcome to PMSE! It's very normal for people to have different understandings of a requirement but what is interesting is that you haven't mentioned the person whose opinion matters most of all: the ...
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How do you measure progress for design works?

TL;DR Unless you're using standardized templates with minor variations, your designs are most likely net-new. That means means that you don't really have a good handle on "yesterday's weather&...
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Scrum Master role: Reporting?

What is the right approach? I don't think they are alternatives, they are logical, sequential steps of escalation. First the team should try to find a solution in a retrospective or workshop. If it'...
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What to do with control chart data?

Control Charts Primarily Visualize Process Variability While they show you some nice things like lead time and cycle time, the most beneficial metric that can come out of using a control chart is ...
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Can I query for "date added to @currentiteration" in TFS?

I struggled with the same issue, but was unable to find a suitable answer. As a work around I created a graph to show the amount of tasks and their status in the current sprint. A spike would appear ...
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Create MS Project report which to return incomplete tasks per user with due date

The built-in Task Usage view shows this information and can be customized just like the Gantt Chart view (add/remove columns, filter data, adjust time-phase zoom, etc.). Tip: to add other time-...
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Best way to report impact of accepting additional work in scope?

If you want to convey impact on happiness & quality, a points-based metric won't convey that. Metrics for quality might include escaped defects, or you could report whether & how the Defn of ...
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Cost management without time tracking in Scrum

While I agree with Barnaby that tracking time (or, really, tracking almost anything) at the Team level is better than at the individual level, I agree with you that tracking Time at all is not ideal. ...
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