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An activity in project management that includes defining the project scope, creation of schedules, and allocating resources.

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Should product scopes and/or project scopes be considered for small internal development work

tl;dr: I work at a small company with a development team of 5-10 people, lately we have been asked to present "scope documents" for effectively all of our work before we carry out the actual work, ...
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Is project planning considered an 'umbrella activity'?

Umbrella activities are defined as "the non SDLC activities that span across the entire software development life cycle". Considering this definition, can we say that project planning is an umbrella ...
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Decision making after planning phase?

Ok please dont downvote because im serious about this question. I hope im asking this in the right place. At programming school they are currently teaching us about project management. Instead of ...
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My project shows errors unexpectedly. Is there a good method that can be used to plan a project before starting and deploying it? [closed]

I have completed a project. But errors unexpectedly occurs anytime when the user inputs data in it. Yesterday my program was performing very well. But today when the client tested the project it had ...
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Finished proof of concept; how to plan/predict/estimate remaining work?

We have a working proof of concept that implements the sunny day scenarios, but we need to start handling the exception paths. We are contractors and need to put together detailed estimates to discuss ...
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Planning the functionality of a new project before beginning

I'm starting to learn more about software development, I'm still learning it, so some things are still difficult for me. Also, just to put in context, most (or basically all) of my projects are online ...
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How to select preceding activities based on following bar chart of staff allocation in order to draw activity on arrow?

From this bar chart on staff allocation I want to know what is the preceding activity for D and E in order to draw activity on arrpw diafram ? Is it B or both B and C ?
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UML diagrams to describe how a new feature will impact/affect an existing system?

What kind of UML diagrams can describe how a new feature will impact/affect an existing system? For example; my usecase is we have an existing web application (system) that uses framework specific ...
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Developing a web app from a design, how should I split the work up?

I would like to know how I should go about splitting up the work into tasks/stories for developing a web application? I created an in-house organization tool for the company I work at just to make ...
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Technical parameters for web application?

I'm doing a small project for the company a friend of mine works at. The project is a tool for doing Quality function deployment using the House of quality method. As part of the initial planning ...
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What to do with a development team that is starving? [closed]

It sucks being on the critical path as normal developer, especially if you're late. When you're the senior developer, that the team is looking to for leadership, it's even worse. When work for ...
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Plan, Build, Run organization philosophy

I am looking for some logical explanation of how software development fits into a Plan, Build, Run model of an organization. I am struggling to find anything which explains how software development ...
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An IEEE (or ISO/IEC/IEEE) standard which describes documentation requirements for a Software Development Plan [closed]

Within IEEE Std. 12207-2008 is a description of the Software Development Life Cycle. Important for my purposes are the standards that derive from this regarding documentation. What I'm looking for is ...
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Where can I find the/What are the correct steps/strategy to plan before coding? [closed]

I know how to code and get things done but almost all the time it takes me too much time to create a first working version of the algorithm/application. I start from one part and then jump to another ...
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Should I consider microservice as an epic or a project in TFS?

When using tools such as TFS or JIRA to plan an application made of 10+ microservices, I am concerned should I consider microservice as an epic or as an new project? In TFS when splitting ...
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Use SCRUM with 2TUP

After taking a look to SCRUM it doesn't same to me "enough" to lead a project since it isn't disucssing the technical side of it, so my questions are: 1-is it possible/recommanded to combine SCRUM ...
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Estimating scrum points for non cross-functional team

We are working to transition our development team to be more Agile. I have a question about story point estimation and their relationship to an individual's skill. The scenario is that our team ...
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Planning poker with visually impaired colleague

At the office we just got a new colleague who is visually impaired. I'm in charge of organizing the planning poker sessions and the new colleague must participate as a member of the team. We have ...
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Choosing the right language for the job

I'm currently working for a company on the engineering team of about 5-6 people and have been given the job of heading up the redesign of an embedded system tester. We've decided the general ...
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What should I do when waiting for a review?

Before asking my question, I must explain the situation. I'm working for a company as a junior software engineer. One of the seniors always stops me when I have finished my development and want to ...
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Numerous Unexpected Obstacles Ruining any Project Plans [closed]

I am working as software developer and struggling with this problem time and time again for almost thirteen years. There seems not to be any way out of the following problem. And it happens with ...
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How are crossplatform/multiple-OS C++ projects planned in terms of code and tools?

I want to create a project in C++ that can work in Windows, Linux and Embedded Linux. How are projects created when they have to work across many OS'es? Is it first created on one OS and then the ...
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Estimating time for planning and technical design using Evidence Based Scheduling

I'm at the beginning of a development project in a large organization. The Functional Requirements are currently being worked out and documented with our business stakeholders by our Enterprise ...
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How do I break down and plan a personal programming project? [closed]

I've just started a programming job where I'm applying my 'How to code' knowledge to what I'm being taught of 'How to Program' (They are different!). As part of this, I've been taught how to capture ...
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Does it work when a developer is the project manager's boss?

I am in the planning stage of a project and I am looking to hire a project manager. I would like to do some coding and keep eye on all parts of the project. However, i have a feeling that a project ...
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How should I plan and start a project?

Every time I start a project, I decide at crucial moments to completely change the core classes and get caught up in obscure errors. I try planning in advanced and usually start off on a good foot but ...
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Agile product planning alternatives to aid goal-oriented feature quality

What do I mean by high-level plan? The kind of plan that outlines product's functionality that needs to be developed but not going into too many details that are done afterwards. This kind of plan ...
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In Scrum, what to do when story points and task hours don't roughly correlate?

Our development team is pretty new to the scrum process, so I would like to help refine our methods to make better use of it. In particular, I noticed that the correlation between story points and ...
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Does a time estimate equal a promise in Scrum?

If an estimate is not a promise then as a product owner how can I deliver my projects without knowing how long it will take? Does a Scrum team work more efficiently if we treat time estimates as a ...
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Alternatives to *documents* in the SDLC?

Since no one prints anything any more, the concept of actual project documents (meaning, a monolithic piece of formatted text) seems like it could be improved on. Problems with documents are things ...
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Tips for planning a rewrite of a large PHP project?

I've decided to completely rewrite a PHP framework (Using MVC) that I've been working on, on and off, for years. My problem up until now was that I would just come up with ideas, throw them into Trac ...
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Website Planning Help

There are a lot of posts on this but I'm kinda looking for specific help, I've typed many different queries into Google but the majority of page returns seem to be dominated by beginner tutorials, ...
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What design and planning techniques are the most suitable for individual projects?

This summer I'd like to develop a number of applications, all of them relatively small, yet risky -they're complex, I'm inexperienced-. I'm gonna work on my own because my classmates or other IT ...
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