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Should bug/regression tickets be reopened, or new tickets created?

TL;DR You have an X/Y problem created by skipping over analysis of the process problem in favor of a tools-based approach. JIRA and GitHub Issues are tools, not processes, so until you fully define ...
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Are there best practices with time tracking?

Are there any best practices for this? Personally, I know of only three: Figuring out what exactly you want to measure. Accepting a certain degree of measurement error. Trust You say that your ...
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Are there best practices with time tracking?

What are the best practices for tracking time for developers? Don't do it, unless you can explain why you need it and what you do with the results. Negative example: Our company has recently ...
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Using A.I. and neural activity monitoring on workers? I am using it on my team. Why is it bad?

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 ...
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What KPI's or OKR's do you use for individual software engineers?

TL; DR- Tie individual KPIs/OKRs to developmental goals unrelated to the product/project they are working on. My advice is based on a successful implementation one of my own agile mentors did and I ...
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How to track Incomplete acceptance criteria in JIRA

As you are referring to sprints and user stories, I will assume you are using the Scrum framework. Within Scrum, there is no such thing as a partially complete user story. A user story can either be ...
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Tracking hours for Managers/Scrum Master

Analysis HR is going to use the breakdown. Mostly it would be an audit of the time spent and some insights into areas where people are spending time. This is a known anti-pattern. If the team is ...
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Recording workers PCs and insight into their activity and effectiveness? How

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 ...
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How to track Incomplete acceptance criteria in JIRA

Usually, we clone the user story and move it to the next sprint for tracking. Don't do that. The story isn't done. If you put it to Done and clone it, your velocity will be messed up. It will look ...
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How to track milestones shared between several repositories?

Limited Native Options; Flexible API Full-fledged, multi-project and multi-repository project management is not really what GitHub does best. You may want to explore third-party solutions for your ...
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How to Plan a Project with a Fixed Management Deadline?

Planning values are always fixed. No one in their right mind will commission a project with an open checkbook and timeline. Planning values are typically aggressive and optimistic, as they should be,...
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Are there best practices with time tracking?

How do I do this in a way that doesn't punish people for being human at work? Tracking time implies a lack of trust. This may be more acceptable in some areas than others. Considering the intrinsic ...
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How should we capture "non-implementation" work?

There are typically two ways to use velocity with sprints: Measure the team's capacity to do work - include all the work the team is doing in your calculations Measure the team's capacity to deliver ...
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Should a Scrum team formally track daily commitments?

I'm doing commitments in my daily standups. I track them only informally. I don't know whether others track them, but I do use the sentence "I commit to finishing X". I got tired of listening (and ...
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Dynamically queueing tasks to better plan ahead

You might want to investigate/try a personal kanban board. It would require "sizing" the tasks (estimating relative to each other) or breaking them down into a common size, but after using it for a ...
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How to Plan a Project with a Fixed Management Deadline?

Sure; the example you give, while not ideal (particularly the part where the timeline is decided by management, rather than the team), is not impossible to work in. Nor is it that uncommon, ...
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Does the act of measuring progress also slow progress?

This is kind of a trick question. I agree with @CodeGnome that PM controls is a non zero task. It requires the project to stop or slow down turning wrenches in order to participate in the control ...
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Factors that determine a project's health

In my view, project outcomes may or may not signal the health of a project. Projects can be very well managed but still produce unfavorable outcomes due to many variables, many or most of which can ...
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Recording workers PCs and insight into their activity and effectiveness? How

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 ...
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Are there best practices with time tracking?

It is already presumed (or should be) that x hours of time = y hours of actual productivity where y < x. I am using variables because I think that the actual ratio can vary industry by industry and ...
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How should we capture "non-implementation" work?

TL;DR This question is a close duplicate of What to do with work not on the board?. In my answer to that question, I articulate CodeGnome's Law of Transparency‚Ą†: "No invisible work, ever!" ...
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What metrics should be used for tracking the quality of research project?

I'm not entirely sure I understand the question, so please forgive me if my answer is tangential. That said, I would ask the questions in the opposite order. First question is (for me) always, "What ...
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How to track student's progress remotely?

PM.SE is not a community for software recommendations. Nevertheless, considering this as a common project problem, we can offer some guidance that could be useful for you. As the saying goes: How to ...
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How to track Incomplete acceptance criteria in JIRA

Totally agree with Sarov's response re: don't mark Stories as done if they are not. Consider also whether your Stories are too big. Are all those acceptance criteria required for the minimum delivery ...
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How to track Incomplete acceptance criteria in JIRA

I recommend establishing a function to denote done acceptance criteria from undone acceptance criteria in each card. This can be done by simply using italics, boldening, coloring, checkboxes, etc. to ...
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How to track milestones shared between several repositories?

Pablo from ZenHub here (answering the question since ZenHub was specifically mentioned). Most ZenHub features are multi-repository; you can add repositories to an existing Board so both backend and ...
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Best practice for tracking merging hotfixes

What my Team does is we have a status (and a column) for both 'Waiting for Merge' and 'Merged'. We could do a sub-task in the original ticket but that would mean that ticket can't be closed till ...
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Subscription to the JIRA filter for the reporter and team leader

Save the filter @lnjuanj proposed and share to all, show this on a public dashboard, each team member can have a tab open with the dashboard Get each team to create an equivalent search with assignee ...
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MS Project Calendar

Currently there is no way out of the box to directly import Microsoft Project tasks into Outlook. There used to be an Outlook Add-in for Project Server 2007 and an Exchange Sync for Project Server ...
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