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Is "citizen development" <software development> an old thing with new name in the project management field?

Yes. From the perspective of software development, there is no such thing as "low code/no code development". Because then it's not development. Development means you can make the computer ...
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What is the term for actual delivery time will be varied by 4 times from estimation?

Cone of Uncertainty Research in the software industry on the Cone of Uncertainty stated that in the beginning of the project life cycle (i.e. before gathering of requirements) estimates have in ...
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Epic versus Sprint?

The concept of an Epic is related to that of User Stories, which come from Extreme Programming. There are two primary definitions for what an Epic is. In some cases, it refers to a very large User ...
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What is the term for actual delivery time will be varied by 4 times from estimation?

It sounds like the Cone of Uncertainty. The idea is that at the beginning of a project or effort, there is enough uncertainty that estimates are generally in the range of being 4x over or 1/4 of the ...
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Difference between maintenance and development

This is based on personal experience, so if it differs from your own, feel free to jump in. Development - refers to the primary implementation of new projects. Once an initial development project is ...
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Is "citizen development" <software development> an old thing with new name in the project management field?

It's just old stuff packaged in a shiny new wrapper. Nvoigt has provided a good answer. It mentions the way the abstraction of the low/no code platforms fails. These platforms are not generic ...
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Epic versus Sprint?

This is not an uncommon confusion, especially when you're looking at everything in terms of stories. It's much clearer if you start from first principles. I'm going to give you an iteratively ...
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What is meant by the term, 'Task and Finish'?

Traditionally in the UK, task and finish is the term for a way of being paid. By completed task, not by hour or by "piece"(unit produced). For example a refuse (garbage) collection team are contracted ...
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What a difference between large Project and Program

The key is here.... ...to obtain benefits not available from managing them individually A Project is the smallest element that has self-contained benefit. A Programme aggregates those benefits into ...
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What a difference between large Project and Program

Program consist of projects that are somehow related or orchestrated to a common target. For example, in my company we have a customized SAP solution. We implement this solution to every country and ...
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What is a staff week?

TL;DR The only way to know for sure is to ask someone at your company what the term means at your company or within a given project-related context. Even if there were a standard definition, that ...
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Is there a term for chained unknown unknowns?

The source of all risks is uncertainty, i.e., what we don't know. There are three types: 1) aleatory (irreducible); 2) epistemic (reducible); and 3) ontological (complete ignorance). Aleatory risks--...
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Is given-when-then a standard for how acceptance criteria should be worded?

Requiring a specific structure for acceptance criteria is often wasteful, so I encourage teams to understand different structures for capturing their units of work, their acceptance criteria, and ...
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What is a clear, but more friendly term than "post mortem?"

A more friendly and less formal alternative term for "post-mortem" is "lessons learned" or "retrospective." This term focuses on the positive aspect of learning from ...
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What is the difference between an artifact, a deliverable, and an increment in software development with Scrum when using Jira?

TL;DR While artifacts, deliverables, and increments are all general terms, as well as terms of art within project management, two of them have specific meanings as part of the Scrum framework but &...
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How do you name Sprints in Scrum?

I use "Sprint N: Sprint Goal", restarting the count after every release. In practice, we often use only the number, but the number+goal is helpful when reporting over a longer scale, or looking back ...
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Goal vs. Objective vs. Scope vs. Deliverable

Goals: High level statement referring the possible businesses and allied benefits consequent upon the completion of a project. Objectives: Comparatively low level statement and referring to tangible ...
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What a difference between large Project and Program

My definition is far simpler. A project has a defined start, defined scope, and defined finish. A program has an indefinite time and indefinite quantity. It differs from an operations in that ...
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Parallel workflows: Preparation at a low-level, while management sorts things out at a high-level

This is a trade-off question. It makes perfect sense to prepare for a project. Take a simple project such as upgrading your kitchen. Even if you haven't chosen what the new kitchen will look like, ...
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What a difference between large Project and Program

Well, consider you as an IT service provider signed a deal (~size of USD 10 Million) with your esteemed telecommunication client. Assume this deal includes all the operations pertaining to Information ...
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What is the term for actual delivery time will be varied by 4 times from estimation?

There is also a more generic law which emphasizes even when you aware that law part: Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.
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Auditing vs. Inspection

ISO9000 defines the difference as: Inspection: determination of conformity to specified requirements; and Audit: systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining objective evidence and ...
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Auditing vs. Inspection

No one can speak to the intent of the test designers or the scoring of tests, so I'll take a more general approach to the question. Dictionary definitions aside, the pragmatic difference is that: An ...
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Project management vs. Program management vs. Portfolio management

Using a gross simplification, the main difference is size. You need to be aware of the definitions for project, program, and portfolio. From the PMBOK: Project: A project is a temporary endeavor ...
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Epic versus Sprint?

An Epic is a large User Story which needs to be refined and broken down into small enough User Stories that can be delivered in only one Sprint. An Epic is not a collection of User Stories, which ...
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Why is the word "business" used in business rules?

The reason is exactly as you guessed. "coming from a certain industry and for them it makes sense." If you look up the definition of the word "business" in say Merriam Webster's online dictionary you ...
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What is a staff week?

It's likely a new term for resource week since "resource" is no longer the right term to describe an employee. It should mean a planning parametric to load employees against a task. For ...
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Is given-when-then a standard for how acceptance criteria should be worded?

TL;DR Your underlying issue is not a question of format or style. The real issue is that hand-wavy criteria like: should have the same look and feel across multiple devices should be mobile-...
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Is "citizen development" <software development> an old thing with new name in the project management field?

TL;DR "Citizen development" is not a widely used term of art in project management, nor in IT. The connotation is most likely closest to "shifting left" in an agile way than ...
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What is the difference between an artifact, a deliverable, and an increment in software development with Scrum when using Jira?

The term "artifact" doesn't originate with Scrum. It's been widely used in computing to refer to any of the "tangible by-products" created during software development. It comes ...
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