Danny Varod
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What's the difference between a project lead and a team lead
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The roles can vary between organizations. In general: A team may be working on several projects, each with its own project manager and/or project lead within the team (if the project is spread out ...

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How to measure a team member's performance?
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The are a few kinds of contributions e.g: Analysis of problems and translation to UX, requirements The production of design The production of working code and unit tests Creation of integration and ...

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Employee gave themselves very negative self-evaluation - how to handle the situation?
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Perhaps he is unaware of his worth and contributions or thinks that they are not-worth mentioning. Or maybe he is judging himself negatively due to reasons he could not control. Try letting your ...

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When to Use Waterfall, When to Use Scrum ?
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The waterfall is perfect for projects in which all the requirements are known in advance, up to the smallest detail and do not change and the entire design can be done up front without getting ...

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How do you retroactively measure the actual difficulty of a requirement?
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Software requirements' complexity is a matter of how long it takes to implement them. The longer it took (including coding, testing, fixing, testing and etc.), the more complex it was. The ...

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Accounting for scope growth in agile development
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If you measure projects' actual cost (in time) vs initial estimate (in time or in points) until completion/release (~= 1 / average velocity of product's backlog) over a few of the same team's projects ...

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What are the steps to be taken in the initial projects in Software Companies?
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Do you mean steps like: Define vision Research business Implement document version control Research initial requirements Write initial requirements Research high level architecture Write high level ...

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What should we do with a task that has been blocked
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When you are using Scrum, you should be using "cross functional team members" to develop vertically - the testing of a user story should be a part of the user story. If the user story is broken up ...

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Can (and should) Agile be used for Infrastructure projects?
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Hardware infrastructure can be implemented in phases. Estimate how the requirements will grow over time and see if you the infrastructure you require can be implemented in phases. E.g. Start with 10 ...

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Statistical Product: How to handle projects effectively
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The software is too big and programming effectively and efficiently is challenging. It sound like the problem is a software architecture problem and not a project management problem. Requirements ...

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What are the effective Knowledge Transfer recommended processes
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There are a few main issues that need consideration: Knowledge transfer Training Maintainable products Moral Knowledge transfer: Since you have a lot of departures, have each departing team member ...

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How to deal with programmer that thinks they are "The next best thing"
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A few points, in the order they should be taken: Find a issues in which you can help him, make him respect your knowledge and abilities. Listen to what he says, show him that you consider his views. ...

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Any methodology to track the stages of a network project?
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Netformx has a few products that are meant for this including Design Xpert and MPLS Designer. You can use these tool to design, quote and create reports for networks. You can also add custom ...

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What is the cost of a Software Department in a Software Company?
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The answer depends mainly on the average salaries of the employees. The average salaries of the employees depends on the EXACT location (the city), the level of skills and experience required, the ...

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Scrum vs. Sprint
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Scrum is an agile framework which many claim to work by (but if you actually spend time reading the Scrum documentation, you will see that few actual do). A sprint is a Scrum iteration (cycle). I ...

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How Can I Apply My Software Project Management Skills to a Hardware Project?
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Both software and hardware projects have similar structures and stages... Structure: System Product Component ... Stages: Define requirements for system Design system structure (products and ...

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Should a project manager have architect skills, or it is not necessary to be successful?
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If you take the SCRUM roles as an example, you have a SCRUM Master and Product Owner. These roles are very different and even contradictory and can not be fulfilled by the same person. One is in ...

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What are alternative methods of deciding how much employees get paid?
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It seems like you are reviewing the wrong things in the wrong way. Reviews should be about self and manager evaluation and not about popularity. Reviews should be periodic but should not replace ...

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Should we use different project trackers for different teams working on the same product?
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If the teams are working on different parts of the project that can be considered as autonomous sub-projects that together form a larger project then consider the division. From your description is ...

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How do you address the fear of control loss from Agile adoption
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As Ken stated - the management only has an illusion of control. To produce quality code, the developers have to do what they know is right. Non-agile development is often an illusion of order... ...

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Remaining Training Budget
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As a Scrum Master, soft skills such as conflict management, management without authority and etc. should come in handy.

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Version Control for Microsoft Project files
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Ms Project files, as you mentioned, are binary and therefore can not be merged. There is value in version control of these files, however, the checkouts must be exclusive to prevent merges. Consider ...

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How to balance ownership and overprocessing?
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Short, constant-time development iterations, where you have to make the deadline could help. If the issue needs improving and the priority of the improvement is high enough - then improve it as a task ...

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