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Top new questions this week:

How to properly handle a team mate who rambles during daily standup and other meetings?

I am looking for a tactful way to help a team member improve their communication skills to be more concise and direct. I'm trying to introduce a daily standup into a startup team of 3, which will …

scrum communication meetings  
asked by nildram 5 votes
answered by David Espina 4 votes

What are the benefits of estimating hours during the task breakdown?

I'm a big fan of story points to gather relative estimates for stories. During task breakdowns I take a back seat answering any additional questions that might come up, however I have never seen the …

scrum agile planning  
asked by brakes 2 votes
answered by Sklivvz 5 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

MBA vs PMP to prepare for shifting to Management Career

I am wondering for a person who wants to advance his career from the development to management level in IT sector, what will provide him the suitable foundation or knowledge for him? MBA or PMP ? …

pmp project-manager  
asked by kitokid 11 votes
answered by jcmeloni 8 votes

How long should an Agile Sprint be?

I'm currently the PM on a project that is scheduled to run for about 14 months. The current sprint structure is 4 weeks of development; week 5 allows us to show the progress to the client, deploy it …

agile scrum software-development sprint  
asked by amelvin 18 votes
answered by Bartosz Rakowski 15 votes

PMP Experience Documentation

I am looking to take the PMP exam in a year or so, and see that one of the requirements is "at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects." …

pmp documentation  
asked by Sean Earp 13 votes
answered by ashes999 9 votes

Looking for a project management tool that integrates with Outlook

I'm looking for an easy to use project management tool that has the following features: Multiple projects Multiple clients Multiple employees Integrated in Outlook 2007/2010/2011 (calendar, email) …

pm-software  
asked by jao 8 votes
answered by M0N4K0 4 votes

How can I update a MS Project plan to show schedule slippage?

Once I've set up my baseline, I like to use the Tracking view to see schedule slippage (ie: is a project going to be "late"?). The problem occurs when I'm updating the % Complete, but a task that was …

pm-software ms-project tracking  
asked by Tom Auger 4 votes
answered by Marv Mills 1 vote
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