Piotr Leszczyński
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Why would teams use the Fibonacci sequence for story points?
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I would add that having the scale non-linear helps with making decisions. It's much easier to say: it's more 8 than 5 than to say it's more 8 than 7.

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Why use story points instead of hours for estimating?
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As always there is no simple answer to this question. I would say that you should choose what works best for you. However as you say working with hours doesn't work for you. In my team it was the ...

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Maintenance Project: How to evaluate team's performance?
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I work in a team where our main goal is to maintain large projects. I pay attention to numerous things connected with technical skills in my team: Tests - Is this person writing tests? How do they ...

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Number of people in a team that need to communicate with the client?
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In my team it works like this: When we are facing a problem, something bad has happened, the project is on fire - we usually have contact with the client on Management Level (either PM or TeamLead). ...

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Documents needed for everyday changing requirements
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Agile Manifesto says that you should value Responding to Change over Following a Plan, however it doesn't mean that you should include every Change Request demanded by Client ASAP. Look at Scrum - ...

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Should I be concerned that the PM has never looked at the product?
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The simple answer would be - if it works for you it is OK. I don't like to work that way. In fact this is one of my major objection against PM's I'm working with. They don't know the project neither ...

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What is the main factor that makes your project not meet its goals most of the time?
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If I should pick one it would be poor or/and infrequent communication in as many aspects as you can name. Poor or/and infrequent communication with client leads to poor requirements, problems with ...

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How to determine team size?
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I think there can't be any formula. The size of the team can depend on experience and skill of particular members. For example I have a friend who can deliver 4 times more and better quality code than ...

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Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate
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I used to work as a programmer, and then I became a Team Lead/ PM. I wouldn't recommend to start your journey in project management by passing any exam at all. I would advise reading books, blogs and ...

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How do you deal with developer holidays on a KANBAN board?
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I would recommend combining it with Collective Code Ownership. And if you do it the best solution would be leave the tickets where they are. If anyhow during the vacation you will reach the limit ...

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One of team members plays a game during a work
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You said that you wanted to coach him rather than force him to stop playing. Try asking him to install some kind of tool that measures how much time he spends with specific tools/IDEs, websites and ...

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Which Language to Select for a project?
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I think there is no correct answer to this question although I highly recommend you to read Technology Radar delivered from time to time by ThoughtWorks company. It also doesn't give you the exact ...

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Valuable Information When Managing Multiple Projects
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Priorities. Definately the most crucial one. There is a slight chance that everything you run is important. You should never lose focus on getting priorities from your stakeholders.

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Mindmaps for project management
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I used to use mindmaps in planning my day/week. On the left side I had projects splitted into big tasks splitted into small actions. On the right side I had days of the month. Every morning I was ...

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How do you report project status?
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We use the Kanban Board as our main reporting tool. Every team member can go to the board and see current work in-progress. He can also see the backlog and todo list so he is able to see how much work ...

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