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Project Management

Project management is the discipline of carefully projecting or planning, organizing, motivating and controlling resources to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. A project is a temporary endeavor designed to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables) undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value.

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I am using portecle to generate a java store cert for JIRA. I created the keystore, create the key pair, generated the CSR, processed the CSR using third party CA. I then imported the root cert into Portecle. When I import the CA response I get "could not establish trust for the CA reply. The import cannot proceed.
Why is this happening as everything appears correct.
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hi guys,

I'm currently managing an IT Operations team. I've been asked by our new head to come up with a way for me/us to measure in some shape or form their progress on a weekly basis.

We use Zendesk for our ticketing system which is very comprehensive. He wants us to find a way of knowing, how many particular jobs were started, closed, including things such as 'what got in the way?'. Along with that, he wants to know a way of measuring project progress in a similar way.

Do you guys have any measuring methods that you use at your work places? Or advised others on how to better do something similar?

Thanks for helping
Yashy
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I am working with a stakeholder on a project.  The project has gotten off track due to the stakeholder being unresponsive and not delivering requested items within the set drop-dead dates.  This has gotten the project behind schedule. Stakeholders are unmotivated and drag pieces and parts of the project way past deadlines.  I  am stumped as how to get them more engaged.  Ideas are brought forward by the project team and it takes customer weeks to make decisions on whether to move forward.

There is no clarity on what exactly what they want.  What are some things I can do to motivate the customer and get them more engaged in the project? How can I get the customer to see the urgency of delivering needed items by the delivery deadlines?  How can I request and get the customer to define what they really need without upsetting the customer?  They are very sensitive.  Some of the issues observed.

Stakeholder does not have a business liaison on their side who understands how to move through a project.  Suggested they borrow a project manager from their sister agency to help.  No response.

Business and the Technical teams have no communication between them so decisions can be made on pertinent issues.
Believe because they do not understand how to project manage a business solution implemented, they wanted to hand over the project to the team and not be involved at all, but do not want to give team authority to make decisions.
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Hello,

I want some help to create a pre commit hook to Restrict Subversion commits if the Jira Issue key is Not in.
I am very new to SVN and don't have any experience in scripting also.
SVN is installed on Windows serve 2016.
Any help would be highly appreciated.

I have found the below link.But its for Linux and not sure how to change it to windows.
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10499098/restricting-subversion-commits-if-the-jira-issue-key-is-not-in-the-commit-messag
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Hi
Could anyone give me info on Jira insights asset management. I am interested to find out where Jira server should be located. I have multiple disconnected sites so I am unclear how the client connects back to the server and if I need to deploy beacon type servers to each site thanks
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About scrum, just want to learn from you guys it is good for project manager role? The cost is over 1000 for two days class plus exam fee.

Thanks
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Ms project // How can I configure the rate as days instead of hours (see screenshot)
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Hi,

I have been working as a Product Manager for a number of years now, and i've tried and use all of the below:

- Trello (probably the most user-friendly of them all, it is not essentially project management software for a software company)
- Jira (i find this clunky)
- Asana (Same as Trello but not as user friendly

My typical weekly tasks, with a team of 8:

- Report bugs: these are added to the Development team's 'weekly sprint list' in Trello, or added to an Urgent list if urgent
- New Feature: these are planned and added to the Development team's 'weekly sprint list' in Trello
- Ad Hoc Tasks: some of our sales teams will request various product requests that we need our Development team to look into, however we don't really add these to Trello, we discuss them... as they don't require development just yet.

So, as you can see we plan weekly sprints, but the 'Ad Hoc Tasks' can linger on there is no really process for the developers to work on, as they could be 2 months of discussions before anything happens so they don't fall into the weekly sprink tasks

QUESTIONS

01 - what Project Management software would you recommend based on the above

02 - how would you recommend approaching and managing the Ad Hoc Tasks

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Hello EE,

I manage an IT team and would like to find a software/freeware that we can post a task/project board for the team to see what they have in their project priority list to work.  We have a Helpdesk software for incidents, but this would be to visual projects, due dates and what is in each others buckets and what order.  I am sure others have such a software.  I am looking for something simple and what would you recommend having used and love.
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Hi,

I have a JIRA instance that experienced problems recently and required a reinstall. Everything seems to be ok but jpeg images that were previously uploaded to projects are no longer showing. This is because images were previously on a different drive to JIRA installation. Now that I am on version 7 of JIRA I cannot change this location or it is not recommended. Is there any impact to simply copying the images to the new JIRA location in c:\porgram files? thanks
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I have a very big production server in a VM with lots of web pages and SQL database code.

I have 3 options:

1) DEV server with VisualSVN and Jira for bug tracking
PROD server

When code is tested on DEV, it is deployed to PROD.  


2) PROD / DEV server is the same machine with VisualSVN and Jira for bug tracking
When code is tested on DEV, it is deployed to PROD.

3) DEV server with VisualSVN
PROD server
JIRA server (hosted version for bug tracking)

When code is tested on DEV, it is deployed to PROD.  

-> Which option would you choose and why?

-> How do you track bugs and how do developers communicate in joint projects / code?
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I have a very big production server in a VM with lots of web pages and SQL database code.

I want to set up VisualSVN so developers can work on the web and database code.

I have 2 options:
1) copy the production VM with all code, name this DEV-VM, and set up SVN on DEV VM
2) setup SVN on production VM so I don't have duplicate VMs that take up A LOT of space

Which option would you choose and why?
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Hi,

I'm looking for some advice on how to manage document libraries when it come to project management.  We have SharePoint 2013 and have recently started setting it up for managing our projects. The first part is our project tender process. This is when we bid for projects.  I have created a single document library to hold all these documents.  Each tender will be created in it's own document set within the document library.  
I have applied several categories to the tender list, such as the status of the tender, (i.e. tendering, submitted, won, lost, etc) and the type of tender.  This gives me around 10 different views.
Now, where the issue lies is the number of files that are now in the document library.  It has just gone over the 5000 item threshold limit. I know that I can go into the settings in the administration panel and increase this threshold.
But, rather than just increasing this threshold, I would like to manage it differently.

It is not affecting our system yet, but I would like to jump on the current issue before it becomes a bigger problem (if it is one) :)
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Project plan for policies, procedures, chart of accounts, It organisations etc......
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Hi!

Want to use Outlook as a Project Management tool.

Here’s my idea: create a category - Medieval Woodworking Tools Show.  MWTS  

As the project proceeds I’ve got emails that come in. Categorize them MTWS.  Appointments I set, categorize those.  Contact I make - the same.  Tasks, too.

Takes 3 or 4 months to set up this show.  So by now I’ve got elements of the project across every category of Outlook - mails, appointments, contacts, tasks.

I can use Advanced Search to do an Across All Categories search based on Categorization. (Thanks Bil Prew!)  But, I’d need to drill down through the search dialogue each time I wanted to do that.

Is there anyway using User Defined elements - or any other method - that I could create a freestanding search that would autopopulate based on the MWTS category?

I was thinking of something like Customize Current View, but that I could build based on a Category?  So I could just one-click that view and right away get a cross-category list of everything that currently has the MWTS categorization tag inside Outlook.  

This way I wouldn’t have to run the Advanced search and set all the criteria each time (risking some left out criteria) to find everything.  I’d have an on-going collection of everything related to the project.  Something I could just quick click to get to.

This would be especially great when one …
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We want to implement seat management for my office IT Infrastructure .
Are there any feasibility study  framework to implement Seat Management system in IT Infrastructure ?
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Anyone have a basic software scope (requirements) template I could have?

It would be for simple projects.

Was googling for this and wasn't finding anything really solid
quickly. Anyone have one they use that they would not mind sharing?
The projects are like 10 to 50 hours.

Thank you so much
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hi guys

Are any of you working on implementing GDPR that plans to come into effect next March?

If so, do you have a list of things that need to be implemented technically on infrastructure, storage and network security?
I am looking for something that would have a list of 'to-do's' like:

"Must implement password complexity of one letter, number and eight characters that change every 30 days"
"Transfer of data from local source to destination must be recorded and its location known"

I just made the above up, but basically are there any lists that one could follow as guidance for the entire infrastructure?

Thanks for helping
Yashy
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Our firm has been using PhoneSlips for almost twenty (20) years. Unfortunately, we have outgrown the system and we are having constant data corruption issues and our IT guy is spending more than 8 hours a month trying to constantly repair data errors.

Our needs are straight-forward and concise:

Client Profile Management. Names, addresses, contact info, etc. Unless the database is very well designed, having the ability to customize fields would be a must.

Inter-Office Messaging. We prefer an environment where this feature is not a separate program.

Appointment Scheduler. We want scheduling built into the same program. I am amazed at the number of CRM programs that have inadequate or no scheduler.

Task/Project Scheduling would be a plus.

Cloud-based of course. Our people need to access this info from their laptops, IOS and Android-based phones.

Online training videos - No Seminars. Software so complicated that people have to attend fly to a seminar somewhere is not only poorly-designed/presented, but typically not well received. One thing I have learned as a managing partner, make a job difficult for employees and they will make life difficult for you.

Good phone support. Offices becoming so reliant on these programs that good and quick software support is a must.

Please be frank. If you know someone using a system that has allowed their office to become more efficient, I want to hear about it. If they are running a system they wished they had never …
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I am working on a large project and I need to pass some tasks to an external freelance, the problem I am facing is that the tasks they have to do doesn't touch all the modules, it is a document manager associated with clients, and I don't want to gave the complete project because it size and segurity .
The project is build in Java using Maven, and the idea to pass the project is as follows:

1- Delete the packages of the modules they don't need and adapt the project to make it work without those modules
2- Make a SVN branch and giving only access to that branch
3- When the changes are completed I do a SVN merge file per file to move changes to the project

The problem is that requires me to adapt the project to pass it, wasting time and then when I merge the changes I have to pass it manually one by one with a lot of risk of miss something.

What would be the best way to work with a freelancer without having to spend time adapting the entire project and without having problems later to integrate the changes?

thanks
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Hi
We are going to migrate from Exchange to office 365 and also going to change our email address and our address will change from Eg: Jay Smith current email is jsm@cardgov.sch.uk
To:  Jay.smith@nealth.cardgov.org.uk
I am working on a project plan and listing what all the services that will impact and how to make this changes, if the user SMTP address is changed and the considerations, so that the changeover goes smoothly. I am planning to make format on this project plan and check list for implementing this project plan. Please let me know if there is any template or your suggestions much appreciated.

Thanks
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How do I add developers to the bug assignments list in tfs 2015?

My tester is adding bugs to a project and is complaining that there are no developers in the drop-down list of developers to assign the bug to... I'm not familiar with using TFS as a testing platform; is there a TFS role the developer need to be in?
I guess the base question is: What feeds the bug assignments drop-down list?

Thanks
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I'm looking for a better task management solution. I could use some suggestions based on my requirements.

requirements in order of importance, top 6 are a must
  1. -has web/PC app and mobile (Android) app, data being synchronized
  2. -tasks can have due dates
  3. -can associate with "note to self" directive on Android, so I can say "OK Google, note to self, buy birthday cards" and it will make a new task for me hands-free
  4. -can search text contents on mobile and on PC
  5. -has some way of categorizing tasks (lists, categories, folders)
  6. -paste images from clipboard into a task
  7. -attach files to a task
  8. -keyboard shortcuts on PC to create and edit tasks
  9. -can create sub-tasks or related (e.g. "is-blocked-by") tasks
  10. -tasks have priorities (normal,high,etc.)
  11. -tasks can have reminders/alerts at least in the Android app
  12. -can be target of share on Android, e.g. a text message, a URL, or an image can feed into the app and becomes a task
  13. -can easily transfer my existing tasks from Google Tasks
  14. -can share one of the task lists/categories with another person

current situation
I'm currently using GTasks on Android and a Chrome extension (Better Google Tasks), which essentially repackages mail.google.com. This solution has much of the above, but the web interface is clunky and I'm really missing the ability to paste images.

which one?
I've read these are popular and good, but that's a lot to test every one of them. Any suggestions?
  • any.do
  • evernote
  • google keep
  • remember the milk
  • TickTick
  • todoist
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Anyone has a project plan handy for building a Telco room for a small office.  Up to 50 users.
Just making sure not missing anything.
Stuff like electrical, cabling, A/C, racks, UPS, network gear, etc, etc.  Or point me to the good reference links if you have any.  
Thanks!
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Project Management

Project management is the discipline of carefully projecting or planning, organizing, motivating and controlling resources to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. A project is a temporary endeavor designed to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables) undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value.