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Are there any experienced project managers out there with some words of wisdom to share on this topic? As expected, all the other answers predictable yelled "absurd!" but not a lot of alternatives were proposed. After all, it is frustrating for management to deal with "the operation was successful, but the patient died", or, in our case &...


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What you're referring to is not CI/CD* - it's automation of build & deployment procedure. Basically a Deployment Pipeline. The way it alleviates your problems is: You stop needing your Ops constantly. If Deployment Pipeline is done right in many situations it could work for years without the maintenance. This allows your Devs to build and your QA to ...


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CI/CD Tools and Processes Don't Mitigate Bus Factor Risk I'm working on a project that has no CI/CD. We have only one person who builds the code and deploys it to staging/production...What would be the key points to show how CI/CD would ease the pain of staff losses or extended absences where the staff member is unreachable? This is not really a question ...


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It's not the use of CI/CD that makes it easier to handle the absence of key staff. Instead, it's the practices that enable CI/CD. Practices such as automated tests, automated builds, and pair and mob programming. Having automated tests means that you have tests captured as some kind of code or script. Code needs to be very specific in terms of what to ...


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TL;DR How does project management address the issue of managing people with differing abilities? I don't think there's a single, canonical answer to this question. The approach depends on the project management framework, the skills and experience of the project leadership, and the company's culture. As just one example, Scrum side-steps the problem of ...


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There are a few factors to consider. One would be the type of team. If the team is self-organizing, the individuals would not be assigned to tasks. Instead, the team would determine who should be involved in what tasks and what their level of involvement is. In a more directed team, a manager may be responsible for assigning the work to people. The ...


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You assign a human to a task the exact same way you assign a tool, albeit humans are more complex. The process of assignment is the same. If you need to cut something, you are not going to use the hammer. If you need to attach something to another thing, you are not going to use a chisel. As a PM, you know the work package that has to be done, you know the ...


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