Category Archive for "project management"

Gantt charts in Agile project management

Should You Use Gantt Charts in Agile Project Management?

The topic of Gantt diagrams in the context of Agile software development has been a much debated question. On one hand, there are those who claim that using Gantt charts and trying to stick to them during the Agile lifecycle

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Introducing a New ALM Tool to Your Development Environment

Methods + Techniques: Cost Estimation for Agile Projects

Building trust between the developer and product owner is paramount for a successful project, and yet one of the most valuable opportunities to build trust is one of the most commonly missed opportunites is during the planning phase,-  specifically Cost

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Managing Software Development: Why ALM Software is Essential

The problem with deciding what tools to use for software development is the overwhelming complexity and availability of the available tools, and often the bigger picture is lost amongst the details.  Specifically, when comparing Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) systems, features and the
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Requirements Management: Word + Excel for Documents Management

To the uninitiated the idea of using Word or Excel to manage documents might be concerning. After all we are all familiar with Microsoft Office to some degree or another and consequently many of us have Word or Excel files

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Tips and Tricks to Make the Most of Your Retrospectives

Retrospectives are short meetings held by project teams (not necessarily, but more often than not, working under the Agile framework) at the end of each project or process, whether it’s just an iteration or an entire release. The aim of

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How to Manage Conflict in an Agile Environment with PM Tools?

How to Manage Conflict in an Agile Environment with PM Tools?

The benefits of using Application Lifecycle Management tools are diverse and in some cases, a versatile tool can help out in areas you wouldn’t expect. Conflict management is one such topic: this article argues and explains how using an advanced

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Effort Estimation in Software Development Projects

How to Overcome Challenges of Effort Estimation in Software Development Projects?

Software development project managers won’t have to be reminded of the challenges of effort estimation. Despite the importance of the estimation process in project planning, trying to value the costs and efforts of software development projects beforehand is still an

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Project Browser: Faster Access to Projects

Efficient Project Management with the Project Browser

Project managers probably won’t have to be introduced to the difficulties of managing multiple parallel software development projects. From defining user stories and translating them to requirements through all the processes that pave the way to testing the piece of

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