Treasa
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Developers don't like to estimate. What can I do to improve the process?
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I have found that developers are nervous about providing estimates (we have renamed them guesstimates) because they are afraid that they will be held to account if they underestimate / overestimate. ...

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How to motivate my team members to start documenting their work
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I think you mean Knowledge Management? I am in the same position. It is a nightmare trying to keep processes and knowledge up to date, so if the tacit knowledge leaves it is not the end of the world....

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How to calculate sprint capacity?
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I think Waterfall / Agile methodologies are being confused here. Testing should be completed after each user story is completed and not on a specific day of the week. This sounds more like the ...

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My team has grown to be 16+ people, how can I better structure it?
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I was on a PMI agile course last week where the instructor recommended that teams should ideally 4 people in size and no more than 8. The reason for this is because the number of communication ...

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How can two tasks begin on the same day without a resource-conflict?
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The problem here seems to be that the resource availability is only available at 50% - so if the resource works an 8 hr day, then he or she is only available for 4 hours of that day. Increase this ...

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How does PRINCE2 map to ITIL? Specifically Product Descriptions vs. Service Design Packages
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Prince two and ITIL are used in my organisation as well. I have my foundation cert in ITIL from the BCS. ITIL is a framework of best practices you can use and focuses on good service delivery. On ...

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Feature Teams - Project with multiple teams
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Sound like you need the scrum of scrums here. Each team works on clusters of user stories. More information about this can be found at: https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/agile/scrum/team ...

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How to prevent deliberate long estimation?
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I learned in my project management classes and related experience that the most accurate way of getting estimates is to ask the people who will be doing the work to estimate the work. They will know ...

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Employees, training, domain knowledge, and the big picture
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I hear you. I had a job in a large organisation before and it was unique. It had a knowledge base with work instructions and corresponding process maps to allow an individual to do their best. It ...

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Do project managers use RAID Logs?
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I have worked with both Scrum and agile methodologies, so it depends upon your approach to the development. In Scrum this issues are really nailed on the head. The Scrumaster has a scrum meeting ...

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How to manage very small, easy tasks in Agile?
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I don't know if this helps but I manage agile and waterfall projects in my organisation. We deal with bugs separately. So if a bug is detected, it is raised in Inflectra Spira by the tester. It is ...

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How can you estimate workload for scrum when you have 4 disciplines in one team
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Can I ask is somebody planning the estimates or are the developers / testers / etc asked to do their own estimates. The only way you can get accurate estimates is to ask the people who are doing the ...

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Last day of a sprint in burndown chart in TFS2013
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In your diagram, this shows the ideal representation of what your blue line should be. The blue area is really another line (try to picture it without the shading) and this should show the actual ...

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How to use Story Points, if User Stories are completely different?
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In my academic learnings I was always told to agree the customer charter first for change management reasons in accordance with PMBOK. Then look at the milestones and estimate these. These will help ...

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