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Got an idea for a simple IT solution for a uni assignment. What's an appropriate way to estimate the cost of developing and maintaining this software?

I have an idea for a simple IT solution that matches students in class to make study groups, it's for a uni assignment. What's an appropriate way to estimate the cost of developing and maintaining ...
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What are the risks and mitigation strategy for SAAS solutions?

I am suggesting a software solution POS for a small retail store to manage his business operations effectively. I am just trying to identify the risks and its mitigation strategy for SAAS solutions. I ...
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Team consistently not making sprints

So I know that this question has been asked before, but since I haven't really seen anything that benefited my problem, I thought I would give it a chance. So first things first, in a perfect world ...
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task/workflow management best practice [closed]

I know this is not a specific question and I could rephrase it as such if necessary. I am seeking recommendations on how to manage an individual (my own) task list or how best to create a work ...
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How can I prevent this software outsourcing project from failing?

This is a bit long, but I think it's important I give all the details. I am an intermediate Software Engineer at my company who has been tasked with outsourcing a software development project. It's a ...
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Is there any estimation method to estimate end user testing?

Is there any estimation technique that can help us to estimate the number of needed test cases in traditional software projects? For example, we have a Software requirements specification (SRS) with ...
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Cone of uncertainty - how could we delay commitment to estimates in real life?

I am reading a book from Steve McConnell dealing with software project estimations and I do not understand the following statement (my translation, I got the book in German): An effective ...
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Correspondence register in Outlook

I have just taken over a Project Management role and have found that I need to produce a correspondence register from Outlook. Does anyone know of any add-ons, software or methods which I can use?
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Project authority level

There are 2 major systems operated in an organization (an ERP and another major operational application) which are handled by 2 project managers. Data flows from the operational application to ERP. A ...
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software development through collaboration of waterfall and agile methods

How can waterfall method and agile method be used in a single project?
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Engineering costs vs. personal time costs and enterprise value offering strategy

Since quite a long time I ask myself why is there a commonly reported problem (by many peers) to get adequate up to date hardware and software tooling to accomplish IT projects in a competitive way (...
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How do I lead / manage several teams?

I am a software developer, and I have been offered a new job opportunity : Technical Project Manager. I will manage a project that will be implemented by four teams (with different roles); each team ...
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Is it unrealistic to develop a software project and get reliability not just by what you see on screen?

In the software industry, not in all cases but true for many, you usually report to a manager who has no advanced knowledge about the underlying technology used in a software project. Usually this ...
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Product Breakdown Structure, deliverables for Software

I am currently doing a breakdown of products for a piece of software. If I have the Software as a collective grouping should documents for the software be a collective grouping and then broken down ...
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Can contracts based on agile project deliverables be tied to staged payments?

Do software developers operating under some sort of agile development cycle and presenting a series of 'deliverables' to their customer expect—or contract—their clients to make a stage ...
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Where should employee training fall into the project life cycle?

Where should employee training/reinforcement of new skills and techniques fall into the project life cycle? Is anyone able to find any studies conducted about how the end product is affected resulted ...
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How to document and manage activity that is managed by different procedures from different categories (CMMI)?

CMMI has 4 categories of process areas in staged representation, those categories are: process management project management engineering support All the CMMI process areas are categorized in these 4 ...
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How can I find the best distribution of a set of tasks

I have a project that has many tasks, some of them needs others as requirements, others don't. All tasks have a duration that will not change. We have 5 "workers" that can work at only one task at a ...
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Managing project in LAN network [closed]

I'm managing a project in my company, and we have many tasks that should be assigned to many employees and then be tracked. We use telephone communication, e-mails and even face to face ...
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Tasks of a PM in a Software project?

Can someone try to explain me the tasks of a PM in a software project? Especially during the stages of development, test and release. Can't figure out what benefit they bring to the team during ...
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Resource time not allocating correctly in Project 2013

I'm planning a project where I want my resources to dedicate one day week each to project work. I've created a calendar for each resource which blocks out their day, so there are Tuesday only, ...
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Using MS Project to represent software license expiration as a resource that stops on a certain date

I have a requirement MS Project was probably not intended for, but maybe there is a tricky way to do this. We have a lot of "resources" that are really software licenses. For example, if our license ...
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Software development process for a product like MS-Office [closed]

What is the best or most suitable software development process to follow when developing products like Microsoft Office product (has no specific client)? and Why? Could it be Waterfall? or a ...
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Free management software that is useful for beginners [closed]

I work with a non profit that offers programs for high school students in low resource settings. We don't certify them in anything but we run workshops and six, eight and ten week projects to get them ...
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What to do If client set the deadline for tasks in software development?

What to do if the client which you work for gives you tasks as well as deadline for those tasks, without compromising on time and budget? Even though you know that the tasks can not be completed ...
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Project/Ticket Managment [closed]

I have recently been tasked with finding and implementing a solution for task/project management. I have come here for some suggestions to see what you use. There are however some rather specific ...
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Solving which bugs will give greatest cost benefit

I wanted to get an idea of categorizing bugs based on how easy is it to solve and how much benefit it will give me. for e.g., if there is a bug which will take say an hour (double file close etc.) to ...
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Project Management technique for my pet project

I have a little/mid-size software project idea which I am currently planning to do on my own. Or there may be maximum 1-2 other developers joining. Does it worth to apply any of the project ...
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Project, Time, and Task Management software 1 person [closed]

I have spend countless hours trying demos of the 100's of types of project and task management software out there, and none seem to fit the bill of exactly what I am looking to accomplish. I decided ...
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What is good PM software for an iterative system development approach?

We aren't necessarily using Agile, but we aren't using the Waterfall approach either; it's more of a hybrid of both. I was told that Microsoft Project is great for the Waterfall method, but it's not ...
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Easiest online team collaboration tool [closed]

I would need an online team collaboration (project management) tool very easy to use. I don't need a lot of features, just these ones: assign tasks to team members comment on tasks give time ...
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Running training session for a software product

I am running a training session for external users of our software product soon, and am currently planning how to approach it. I have a good idea how to run through the specifics of our platform (...
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How to approach convincing employers to invest in software

I am relatively new to my current job, but I have a lot of ideas of how to improve the current working environment in terms of productivity, software quality and performance. I aim to be having a ...
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Book recommendations on software detail design [closed]

I've recently worked on improving our development processes by working through McConnells "Rapid Development" and "Software Project Survival Guide". One area of weakness I've identified here is ...
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Webvantage vs. Redmine

If you have familiarity with both Webvantage and Redmine, where do they overlap? Where do they compliment each other? Which do you prefer overall, and which features do you prefer of either? Do you ...
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What time tracking / time management software do you use? [closed]

I made a few searches for such a question and I did not discover any. So... have you tried implementing and actively using a software that is tracking employees time spent on different assignments? ...
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Any information on traditional company structures and variations?

Now that I'm working at higher levels within companies, I come across different groups and people with high-level responsibilities - bodies responsible for funding decisions, governance, CEOs, CIOs, ...