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Is a project manager responsible for completing a project on time?

All work is probabilistic. It has an extremely improbable best case result, an extremely improbable worst case result, and an extremely probable most likely result. That probabilistic distribution ...
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Law regulations and solution architect

Is it my job as solution architect to learn all these laws and see how they apply to the software we are going to make or should this be a task for somebody else? If you don't want to learn the laws, ...
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Is a project manager responsible for completing a project on time?

Yes, a project manager is responsible for completing a project on time. However, "on time" is a date that will often move during the life of the project, and it is the agreed date that the ...
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How does a Scrum Team handle traditional BA responsibilities?

To answer this effectively, it is important to split roles, job titles, and skills. Scrum has absolutely nothing to say about job titles, so we can actually resolve that fairly quickly by saying: as ...
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Law regulations and solution architect

Even if you - as solution architect - get a list of "we need x, y z" and you describe how this should be implemented, you still need to be aware of the laws related to security, privacy, ...
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Is a project manager responsible for completing a project on time?

A project manager has the overall responsibility for the project's success. But what is project success, you may ask? Many executives see project success as delivering software on time, on budget and ...
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Law regulations and solution architect

There are two sides to this - laws and regulations. I would not necessarily expect someone on a project team, regardless of their role, to be an expert in either law or regulatory requirements. I ...
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Requirement conflict b/w Product and Engineering team?

Your premise is toxic. Both teams are putting too much emphasis on who is to blame and too little emphasis on fixing the recurring problem. Currently, your two teams are in an antagonistic ...
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How can I complete 6 months of work in less than 2 months?

Oooooh boy... Where to start.... If you're almost finished but you're "stuck" on testing and debugging you are definitely doing something wrong in the first place. Waterfall much? If you, or your ...
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RACI Matrix - Accountability

No, it can't. In the RACI format, the Accountable person is the one ultimately answerable for the correct completion of the task. It is also the one who delegates the work to those marked as "...
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In Scrum, who is responsible for not-meeting UNexpressed acceptance criteria?

Scrum is based on an empirical process control system. It assumes that not everything is known and that knowledge will emerge over time. Trying to specify every acceptance criteria in exact detail may ...
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One of our executives wants to play programmer

TL;DR There is a lot more that's structurally wrong with your situation than you think, and based on your tone and framing you yourself appear to be part of the problem. Your company appears to have ...
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Is a project manager responsible for completing a project on time?

I agree with the other two answers, but I'd phrase it slightly differently. The Project Manager's primary responsibility is to manage the expectations about the project's completion date. This can ...
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How can I motivate the team to take more responsibility for user stories?

From what you are describing, it looks like: You want your team to be (more) self-organizing and proactive in doing the work, and engaging in conversations with you (the PO) when they spot something ...
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One of our executives wants to play programmer

Besides for dns's suggestion to add it to treat his submission like any other pull request and test it thoroughly, you also need to add values to your concerns. Create a document explaining the cost,...
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One of our executives wants to play programmer

You could treat his submission like any other pull request: give him feedback like you would any other code review. If he understands the conventions of your team, if he knows your team doesn't put ...
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Whose responsibility is to add stories to JIRA (or other issue-tracking software)?

There are two main ways I know of that work. First, a possible answer is 'The Product Owner' (or someone/someones with the same responsibilities). Namely, someone who knows the customer's ...
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Is a project manager responsible for completing a project on time?

I can only speak for software projects. The team as a whole ought to be responsible for success and timely delivery. If you are dependent on a PM to get the project done on time then you surely have a ...
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Law regulations and solution architect

Every employee of any organisation has a responsibility to comply with laws and regulations. For example the General Data Protection Regulation applies to all employees of an organisation. I suggest ...
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Problem dealing with a resistant resource

As with all marginally performing employees, you sit them down, you outline expectations and achievable objectives, you detail a timeline, and then you measure for improved performance. This is ...
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is determining the true needs of the customer is the responsibility of project manager?

The answer is in your project charter. It all comes down to scope. If your scope included not only the development of the product but also the original business case of that product--which found a ...
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How can I complete 6 months of work in less than 2 months?

I am reading three separate and distinct issues: 1) current team is "stuck" in testing and debugging; 2) new project with an initial target of six months and now a commitment to a target of two months;...
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Whose responsibility is to add stories to JIRA (or other issue-tracking software)?

Scrum Also, most frameworks out there use this same approach. I'll point out the differences in Kanban and XP below. The scrum guide says: "The Product Owner is responsible for the Product Backlog, ...
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Whose responsibility is to add stories to JIRA (or other issue-tracking software)?

Feeding Stories related to Business requirements is responsibility of Business Analyst / Product Owner. Feeding Technical stories / Spikes to achieve the Business requirements is responsibility of ...
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To what extent should a project manager take responsibility for the mistakes of a person assigned to the project?

If you are the PM and he is a worker on your project, then you are 100% accountable for his work. Quality of performance is always variable. You need to know where in your capability you are ...
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How can I complete 6 months of work in less than 2 months?

What you should really do is to call product owner immediately and discuss details of the new project to reduce as much work as you can. You cannot complete project in 2 months if that requires 6. ...
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In Scrum, who is responsible for not-meeting UNexpressed acceptance criteria?

If the quality of the product isn't good, is the Scrum Team fault It is never the stakeholder fault! According to the Scrum Guide (2019), the Scrum Reviews are "informal meetings" in which the ...
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In Scrum, who is responsible for not-meeting UNexpressed acceptance criteria?

The product owner is responsible for defining all the items in the backlog with enough detail for the team to be able to work on them. Acceptance criteria is part of those details. The product owner ...
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In Scrum, who is responsible for not-meeting UNexpressed acceptance criteria?

Why are you talking about blame? Your Question reads, to me, like "Something went wrong. Who do we blame?" The only situation in which "responsibility" (read: blame) should be relevant is when it is ...
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