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Even If It's Not Trolling, It's a Recipe for Creating Disastrous Outcomes This is (at best) tangentially on topic as a project management question, and may possibly be trolling. Even assuming good intentions, it's hard to see how the prevailing literature and extant best practices don't answer your question. Assuming you are a project manager, and looking at ...


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Velocity measures how much work the team can complete per sprint, given a stable team and a common understanding of the complexity of the items that they work on. It's usually measured in number of story points, or sometimes, if PBIs can be split into similar sizes, you can even count number of PBIs completed per sprint and use that as your velocity. ...


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This type of micromanagement will chill motivation. There are a lot of studies and insight into that with a bit of research. So while you may "find" an issue if you did this type of inferior managing, you will exacerbate this supposed issue with others and slow progress. Building motivation--enabling purpose, AUTONOMY, and mastery, you will ...


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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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We don't, because we don't care if employees stare at their screens and eat chips. We care about whether or not our company meets its contractual obligations to ship software by the dates it has committed to ship by. Whether people spend their day eating chips shouldn't affect that. The easiest way to monitor employees is to monitor their output, e.g. ...


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You are quite right that estimates are hard to get right and that the real amount of work will include an error component. However, there are a couple of factors that work to reduce the impact of these errors: The team is estimating on lots of backlog items so errors should have a tendency to cancel out (e.g. high estimates will cancel out low estimates). ...


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