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Top new questions this week:

How to keep track of all the goals of a large project?

I have a very large library project in-progress involving French linguistics - (it will be) multi-faceted to work with the many aspects of language, including algorithmic inflections/conjugations, ...

user-stories requirements goals  
asked by Chris Cirefice 7 votes
answered by Matthias 7 votes

What is lead time?

I am struggling to truly grasp what lead time means on a Kanban project. I have read about it in several books but I still can't get my head around it. Can someone explain it.

scrum agile kanban scrummaster  
asked by TheLearner 7 votes
answered by Sergey Kudryavtsev 7 votes

Best intro to Jira?

This is a bit of a broader question, but I hope this is the right place to ask. I think I need to provide a bit of backstory regarding my goals. We tried several different PM solutions (Wrike - ...

jira  
asked by user7656 5 votes
answered by tugowar 4 votes

The role of a product team in new product development

This question is specific to new product development. I am part of a medium size organization. In our organization, our executive team sets the product strategy. Once the product strategy is set, ...

team-management product-management  
asked by tugowar 5 votes
answered by Joel Bancroft-Connors 6 votes

Story point on team with separate technologies

Currently we do like this: we estimate backlog in hours on sprint planning we fill backlog by assign tasks to persons as each one has different technology background and we need to know how much of ...

agile story-points  
asked by florin 4 votes
answered by Sergey Kudryavtsev 3 votes

What are effective techniques for conducting retrospectives for a geographically-distributed team?

Our team is distributed across two cities in EST and one city in PST. We heavily use Hangouts, Google Docs and other collaboration tools. Most advice and techniques for conducting retrospectives are ...

agile retrospective remote-teams facilitation  
asked by nybbles 3 votes
answered by Zsolt 1 vote

How to manage Software projects with an intermediary?

When a company gets outsourced by a non-software company, the main issue comes when requirement acquisition is going on. For example, client company will look up to an Advertising company for a mobile ...

product-management development-process  
asked by Christopher Francisco 2 votes
answered by tugowar 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to make Scrum of Scrums meetings more productive?

At my job, we're having a Scrum of Scrums meeting where all the Scrum Masters get together. This meeting is turning into a boring meeting where everyone gives their status update. I'm trying to make ...

agile scrum scrummaster scrum-of-scrums process-scaling  
asked by Tony 17 votes
answered by Ben 13 votes

How can I highlight the "today line" in an MS Project Gantt chart?

I have an eye problem, so I want to make the "today line" in my gantt chart to be larger and bolder. Is there any way to do so?

pm-software ms-project  
asked by LongTTH 4 votes
answered by Morts 6 votes

Can you answer this?

How to create custom fields at project level in MS Project

Currently, I'm trying to create some custom fields, but I don't want to repeat them in all the tasks, I want to use the option of custom fields by project but the option is disabled. I want to know ...

ms-project  
asked by Pipe2290 2 votes
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