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I have decided to have a stab at answering this because, despite my reservations, this forum is to gain answers to questions not necessarily invoke criticism. It also fits haphazardly into the ...

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managing a project without subject matter expertise
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This is a difficult one to answer because there could be a lot that is not being said, however, based on what you are saying here is some guidance. TL;DR Projects are temporary organisations to ...

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How to deal with a Product Owner who refuses to write user stories?
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The very simple answer is; Short Term Deliver the stories that are on the backlog and have been prioritized by the PO. If that is 0 stories then it is 0 stories. I have seen this situation in ...

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How can I get an export of stories/bugs in all releases for a date range?
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The easiest way is to simply highlight the releases that you want and then open in Issue Navigator. Export Method Simply export as an XLS specifying the columns that you require. Failing that, ...

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Does anyone estimate stories per discipline in a single story?
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Ideally a user story is a complete business value statement and the estimate is the total estimate for all tasks and testing that are required to deliver the user story. What you are describing ...

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How to best conduct and document agile retrospective meetings?
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The Retrospective is a key ceremony and, IMO, it is critical to approach the process in the right way. I use the traditional format of Set the Scene Gather Data Generate Insight Decide Action Close ...

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How do handle adhoc work during a sprint from pressing customers
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This can be actively managed through some enterprising Kanban and a normal Scrum delivery team method. Some agile coaches struggle with the concept that an organisation can have a single Scrum Team ...

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Retrospective in an operations team?
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TL;DR Retrospectives work in any environment in any organization. They are not an Agile practice, although Agile has embraced them whole-heartedly as a reflection of the scientific method for ...

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I'm looking for the name of a spiral chart type used in Scrum
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This sounds like a custom chart that someone has designed. I can imagine how it looks with an ever-decreasing remaining scope towards a bulls-eye. Although the regular burn-up charts are fit for ...

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Hiring a Scrum Master / Agile Coach
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I would ask them 3 key questions to highlight their genuine knowledge over and above certifications. These are the three questions I ask every new SM in our organisation. 1. What came first, Agile ...

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How to model a map of conflicts / interests?
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Mapping stakeholder interests is an always-ongoing activity. It should never be complete, merely reviewed. Organisations revolve staff through Projects and Programmes constantly so stakeholder maps ...

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What should the title of this PM position be?
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IT Project Manager Agile Project Manager Software Project Manager Software Delivery Manager IT Programme Manager (if all projects aligned to the same vision) The job title is largely semantics. The ...

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Should managers be involved in decisions about what technical practices the team adopts?
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This is an interesting question, worded well (thanks @CodeGnome for editing) and highly relevant. Unfortunately the answer is, like many questions regarding ideal practices, a firm "it depends&...

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OKRs as a new Waterfall
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TL;DR OKRs are linked to Agile only in so much that the companies that pioneered and promoted the OKR model also adopted significant portions of the Agile Manifesto and the frameworks we consider ...

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Should User Stories be divided if they're not Done and the Sprint is almost over?
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You are facing several problems here which are bleeding over into each other. Let's separate them out. Story is not done. What to do now? Let's assume your user story was perfect and you have simply ...

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When will waterfall development model cycle phase end?
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Waterfall is done when the project is delivered into a Business-As-Usual (BAU) state. One of the defining characteristics of a project is that it is Temporary. The other four are Causes change ...

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What's a good diagram time to model systems that are time dependant
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Interesting question; a very good fit for Project Management Stack Exchange. It might take a little while for good answers to filter through since this requires some serious thought and you have done ...

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Why did our process cause us to miss our release date?
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Your thinking assumes several fallacies which have been evidenced time and time again. The idea that software engineering is accurately estimable (it's not, estimates merely become more accurate as ...

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How do I make a Gantt Chart where the project execution phase in the WBS is modified to implement Scrum?
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You are not going to like this; the answer is you cannot. A Scrum project can ally to a release plan but a Gantt chart is the antithesis of Scrum.

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Disallow tasks to be marked as complete until dependencies also complete
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If you are working in an Agile environment then JIRA offers this level of functionality through the use of user stories (Issues) and Sub Tasks. The main story cannot be marked as complete until all ...

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What would you call a 'static' project, i.e. one without goals
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What you are describing is BAU (Business As Usual). Using the Prince2 guidelines; Projects can be easily recognised as possessing 5 characteristics; Change Projects are a way to introduce change. ...

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What are alternative agile applications?
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There is a real appetite from the Scrum Alliance and various stakeholders to push Scrum into new industries including Construction (Scrum-C). You can find one such example here https://www....

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1 team practicing kanban with multiple projects
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Our team personally use different coloured cards to ally each user story to a particular project. Each Project is treated as an Epic with it's own requirements documentation and a it's own timeline.

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How can we stop developers from working on stories that are not planned into the current sprint?
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In addition to the excellent answer by CodeGnome I would also investigate the following items: Are the Developers finishing the Sprint Backlog and have the capacity to work those stories they now ...

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Should management review the scrum metrics of scrum teams?
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Like many things in the world of project management; it depends. The organizations implementing Scrum (or a variation of Scrum which they have adapted) are numerous and all have different hierarchies, ...

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Best and easiest way to build a Product Roadmap?
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My recommendation would be to create a Goal Orientated Roadmap as detailed here by Roman Pichler. However, I made some changes to mine and it has been received pretty well. I have attached a copy ...

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Use Scrum for multiple linked projects
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There are numerous ways of slicing this answer but fundamentally you need to ask the question of yourself; is each of those platform elements a separate project or are they all linked to a common ...

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Scrum development team doubts
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Unfortunately your questions are so broad that it is apparent you have not read the Scrum Primer or other materials to help yourself. To fully answer your question would be to completely educate ...

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Product Specification for Scrum teams
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The answer here is unfortunately...maybe. It depends upon your organisation and the kind of development you are working in. In our department we have Business Requirement Specifications in ...

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Personal time management challenges causing Stress & Anxiety
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I used to have precisely the opposite problem; I would not consider any task pressing enough to prioritize it accordingly and my delivery would suffer quite badly. 100 Day System I devised the ...

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