DPH
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What is the difference between the project manager and business analyst role?
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They're just different roles. A PM is responsible for guiding the project to successful completion. A Business Analyst is typically responsible for elaborating the solution from concept to ...

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How to make the correct requirement document with regards to agile & scrum?
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In Scrum, we typically don't worry very much about writing requirements, let alone documents. Scrum calls for a couple requirements "artifacts": the Product Backlog and the Sprint Backlog. The ...

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Multiple Web Projects - One or many Product Backlogs?
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Generally, we talk about each product having its own backlog. In your case, it would be each client site. The backlog has one client/product owner who makes prioritization decisions, ranking the work ...

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Requirements vs User stories
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It's best to think as user stories as a sub-class of requirements. IEEE and IIBA both use a three-part definition for what a requirement is: a condition or capability needed by a user to solve ...

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What kind of a dependency that between these customer and project manager?
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If Activity B cannot begin before Activity A is complete, it's a finish-start dependency, in PM-speak. Alternatively, if both activities have to start at the same time (pretty rare), it's a start-...

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Forming a composite scrum team with multiple vendors
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This seems like an over-complicated solution which will likely not work or backfire. If your goal is to keep your vendor team honest (presumably in terms of estimates or similar), the best approach ...

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Lingua franca for technical stories
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Gherkin is probably going to be the best fit for your situation, largely because you're using it today. If your team(s) are following a BDD approach, even more so. For the example of a change to a ...

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I'm looking for the name of a spiral chart type used in Scrum
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Just a shot in the dark... The only one I can think of is a risk management approach (not specific to agile or any of the SDLCs). It's called the Spiral Model. It's totally not what you're talking ...

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How to share with a link to a viewer with stakeholders
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Two options off the top of my head. One. You can set up MS Project Server, which would potentially give all your stakeholders browser-based access to your project. It would also do another thousand ...

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Is it wrong to put all projects in one VSTS project and then create nested epics
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Whatever works for your team is just fine, of course. But there are a lot of considerations. First, VSTS (or Azure Boards, as it's called this year) doesn't naturally support the nesting of epics ...

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How to handle project that (I think) not using any framework or has unclear workflow?
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This might be too broad of a question to answer completely in a post like this. I'll encourage you to think about your situation and break it down into sub-problems. It sounds like there are at least ...

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Advisable scrum columns for software projects
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It sounds like you are having a PBI/user story go through this sequence of states, and that's probably why they're proliferating. My teams have two states for PBIs (that are in a sprint backlog): ...

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2000 hrs a year as project management experience in application
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Only the certifying body (e.g. PMI) can really answer this type of question. In my experience, 2000 hours distributed among project disciplines is very reasonable, and I doubt that will pique any ...

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Which Document need to be created first by a Business Analyst? Scope Document or Business Requirement Document(BRD)?
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The way you have them listed is standard: Scope, then BRD, then FRD. I typically recommend consolidating all of them into a single document, unless there is some overriding reason to keep them ...

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Assign Resources Automatically in the Most Efficient Manner
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It sounds like you are using the wrong tool for the task. You're working in a Scrum-like environment. I assume you also have a Product Owner that is defining the work to be done (at a feature/story ...

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