Alexander Averchenko
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How to manage consulting resources to deliver ahead of delivery dates?
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Since Agile is not possible I would propose another approach. You should try to decompose tasks into small chunks of work. Nearly 30-minutes - 1-hour size. Yes, it does require significant efforts ...

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Is there any good method for managing a team by means of 2 managers?
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It's very easy I have worked in a company where there were 15+ developers and 12 project managers(sic!). We have made simple and clear work agreement regarding relative task prioritization through all ...

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Risk Register & Project Summary Risk Report
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Risk Register Database - just a list of risks with all it's attributes. Typically excel or SQL table, that is constantly reviewed. Project Summary Risk Reports - it's a report made of this Risk ...

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How can I improve the efficiency of QA?
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Let's divide QA(Quality Assurance) from QC(Quality control), check the difference. Short term solution for manual QC would be to create test plans, acceptance criteria's, force your QC to add test ...

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Can I break a user story down after work as already started?
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Why not? It's even better to do this as it makes you more flexible during development, by minimizing work in progress or in case velocity dropdown or changes in the sprint backlog. Check 10 ...

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Achieving independence for story items
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In agile project typically you have sprint 0. Which basically about creating architecture, interfaces, and maybe minimum viable product. When it comes to user story's it's a good practiсe to ...

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Advice needed on managing parallel projects at different detail levels
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I propose you to use KanBan+Lean for it. Correct me if I'm wrong but your projects are very similar in stages and activities, the difference only in size and duration. You also would need a person ...

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Best solution for team managment
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Documentation - Git + Confluence. Task and Project Manager - Jira. Communication - Slack + Google hangouts.

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How technical should a Project Manager be?
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The requirements for a project manager always go out from a project profile. Check DPCI for instance. You can use risk profiles as well. More technical experience: Small - you just won't have ...

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Agile in Construction
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Never heard of it, except a KanBan in supply management. But I have a story for you. I have an uncle. He strongly believed that man should be able to build a house on his own, with family help of ...

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What questions would you recommend to put into project estimation checklist?
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You can use Taxonomy Based Risk Identification from SEI. Just get rid of parts you don't need. It is also includes questionnaire. http://www.sei.cmu.edu/reports/93tr006.pdf

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Does multiple cards in progress by a single person reduce kanban efficiency
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There is no such thing as "kanban efficiency". Only developers efficiency. Kanban WIP limits were implemented to avoid waste stemming from multitasking or waiting for others. However there can be ...

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Is it possible to prescribe PM time spent on key activities during a working day?
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No it's not. PM activities hardly depend on an industry, company culture, project. And even if we will take a look at a typical workday of PM we shall find no similarities to create a standard. If ...

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How to measure percentage complete on an Agile project?
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For a user story there is no such thing as a percentage complete. It has binary state Done or Undone. Which is determined by "Definition of Done". 99% complete is undone. There is few methods to ...

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Help me reconcile my title of project manager with performing roles of a scrum master
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Don't try to stick with names, roles and methods. Pick up those that you and your team are fun to work with.

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Can a Business Coordinator become a project manager
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As the matter of fact anyone could become a project manager. Read some books and materials related to it. Pass some certification which is valuable in your region/company. After you are ready inform ...

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Does this workload seem right?
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The actual workload is not reduced to a number of customers and a projects. On my last job we had a PM's with one-two customer only because they were very hard to work with, and they were really ...

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Should a Product Owner be present for all retrospectives?
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Including product owner is always a good practice. Don't be afraid that he will not get it. After few retrospectives he should better understand tech story's arsing and overall complexity of a project....

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Oversee and monitor several scrum projects
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Scrum of Scrums: How to make Scrum of Scrums meetings more productive? Agile EVM: I would also highly recommend to use Agile EVM if you have a budget too. Theory: http://www.methodsandtools.com/...

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Relevant metrics for issue closure estimation
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Collect data like this: https://wakatime.com/ Compare tasks by title and description for similarity. Create prognosis based on task description and title similarity and time collected. Constantly ...

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Things to consider before Project Initiation
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You need to conduct Feasibility study. Operational feasibility Economic feasibility Technical feasibility Human factors feasibility Legal/Political feasibility Usually it is conducted by customer or ...

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Can a single resource be in multiple teams for multiple projects?
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We had a god-like developer working for multiple projects. He was a silver bullet for any issue. True savior in desperate situations. The solution here was to create custom filter in Jira for him to ...

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1 day sprint ever makes sense?
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Why using sprints for support anyway? Use kanban board instead, with priorities in rows, that will do the trick. You will always have ready for development row prioritized by customer. Developers ...

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