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Should I over deliver ahead of schedule

As a reasonable person, I would always prefer an honest presentation of results over a fake perfect adherence to your initial estimate. But it is a sad reality that clients aren't always reasonable, ...
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If one supplier has delayed your project schedule should the other suppliers on the project be alerted to the new timeline?

I can think of only one reason why you would inform and alter the schedule of one supplier when another is late: dependency, in which case you would have integrated the schedules and everyone involved ...
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How to estimate delivery date with unidentified tasks

By estimating iteratively. Look into the cone of uncertainty. At the start of the project, the amount of uncertainty is high, and the cone wide. Thus, your estimate would be 'between 2 and 6 months'....
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If one supplier has delayed your project schedule should the other suppliers on the project be alerted to the new timeline?

"The many are smarter than the few" is a mantra I've taught to my agile teams for years. There is even a book, The Wisdom of the Crowd, founded on this very concept. I would promote full ...
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Should I over deliver ahead of schedule

There's a ton of different types of projects where the sponsor and stakeholders have little oversight or involvement so, if your project was like that, I don't think anyone would care that you did ...
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Timeline for outsourced software development

You have no choice but to get the estimates and planning values--and risks thereof--from the vendors you are planning on using. Then you need to load those external commitments into your master ...
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Devops Timeline Estimates

All depends on how mature are your devops infrastructure and practices. As always with estimates the best answer is to ask the team who will be doing the work, but typically I would not expect the ...
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How to submit a scope of work if the client's request hasn't event reached the dev team yet

It sounds like your new stakeholder is not familiar with your way of operating, and (like many people I have encountered in businesses that claim to be agile) still thinks in terms of waterfall ...
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Vendor testing delay hitting timelines

An easy solution would be to load the values in excel of your planned work, and then load the values of your actuals, and you can display progress using a cumulative graph. Here's an example: I ...
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How to handle a potential failure of an outsourced project?

Might be too broad to be answered, but I'll give it a crack. First, by In the meantime a former decision maker is still with one foot in and I am in charge of decision making now I assume you ...
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Should I over deliver ahead of schedule

Can you think about other trade offs you can make? I can think about a couple of them: Do you see opportunities to increase the quality of the deliverable with the time you have left? If you decide ...
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How to handle a potential failure of an outsourced project?

You need to get VISIBILITY into what's happening there. Right now you seem to be mostly blind to what's going on and you are forced to trust this external provider. A 3 months estimate turned into a ...
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How can I calculate how many developers do I need and how long it takes to complete the project?

Let us assume that you have a completed Technical Spec, where everything is well defined. Note that the answers overlap and complement each other. How many front-end developers are needed? Assuming ...
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Terminology for time before a ticket is raised and time after a ticket is completed

You might use Logging time. As defined in ITIL, this is the Process to record and prioritize the Incident with appropriate diligence, in order to facilitate a swift and effective resolution. More ...
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Timeline for outsourced software development

I would divide it into 4 parts - each one month long, with a milestone at the end of each month: Definitions - ending with a milestone of agreed upon feature spec Create initial sites - ending with ...
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Timeline for outsourced software development

Group the requirements up into Epics (or Feature Groups or however you want to call them...) Developers estimate for the individual requirements, and then those are aggregated into the Epics - the ...
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If one supplier has delayed your project schedule should the other suppliers on the project be alerted to the new timeline?

Primarily it depends upon how mature your suppliers are. If your suppliers are mature, then can trust them to see the whole picture and deal with the delays in a way that is best for them and all ...
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Devops Timeline Estimates

As nvogel already answered you have to talk to the teams doing the work. You mentioned 3 very different types of tasks: Dockerizing the code, is a one-off task that you probably want your engineers ...
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Devops Timeline Estimates

It depends on too many factors to give you a simple answer, some of them would be: Complexity of the application you have Complexity of the infrastructure you need Current infrastructure that can be ...
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Is it possible to display multiple tasks on a single line using ProjectLibre?

Unfortunately ProjectLibre doesn't support recurring tasks Welcome to pm.stackexchange! Is there any way to show multiple bars on a single line showing these Meetings as square bars? In order to ...
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How to submit a scope of work if the client's request hasn't event reached the dev team yet

In this situation it is often difficult to talk the stakeholder out of requesting an up-front estimate. You may find that your best approach will be to go ahead and estimate, but to give the ...
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Tools to manage a project across multiple time zones

While it seems we could create something in Microsoft for this (not MS Projects, but PowerApps), Ashok may have the right answer here. Unless you are trying to schedule something (a project) to be ...
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How to estimate delivery date with unidentified tasks

To add to @Sarov's proper answer, when your uncertainty is high at the beginning of the proposed project, you need to build in that risk in your commitment you're making to your client. Using Sarov's ...
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How to handle a potential failure of an outsourced project?

As others have indicated, your contract should detail how to resolve a dispute with your vendor and you're on the hook to follow those terms. My first action would be to work with the vendor so I can ...
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How to handle a potential failure of an outsourced project?

Nine months or even three months without any delivery is already a red flag. De-scoping in order to meet a deadline that is still months away also seems like a poor way to manage a project. However, ...
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Timeline for Project

If he (client) wants to basically know where you are at on the project you can make one weekly product burndown chart. I will give you one template Good luck
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How to know when the project started in JIRA?

Checking the first issue created (<PROJECT>-1) would give you a fairly acceptable ballpark date, unless by 'project' you mean something else that's not the actual Jira project. Either way, take ...
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If one supplier has delayed your project schedule should the other suppliers on the project be alerted to the new timeline?

Ultimately, you need to do what is going to give your project the best chance of success. While notifying other suppliers that the baseline has moved may help them run their business more smoothly, ...
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Can you make a custom timeline?

You can change the format of the dates in the timescale (area above Gantt chart) but you cannot define your own time periods, nor add custom text. I'd suggest using Middle Tier in Weeks with the ...
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