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.

Share tech news, updates, or what's on your mind.

Sign up to Post

Hello,

I am looking for a JQL using that I can figure out how to get the resolution time ( total time taken from opening a ticket to closing a ticket ). I appreciate any help here
0
Important Lessons on Recovering from Petya
LVL 10
Important Lessons on Recovering from Petya

In their most recent webinar, Skyport Systems explores ways to isolate and protect critical databases to keep the core of your company safe from harm.

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 …
0
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 ?
0
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
0
I am using http basic authentication and following this example: https://github.com/sumoheavy/jira-ruby/blob/master/http-basic-example.rb

though I do not see an example of changing the assignee of a jira ticket. I appreciate any help and guidance here
0
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
0
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 …
0
Having a great idea, and assembling a team to bring that concept to life is the first step in creating a successful business venture. While finding a new and unique idea is rare enough; the ability to successfully execute this idea is what separates the dreamers from the entrepreneurs.
0
I have a Logistics Software with 34 modules, including reports and simple forms

What I need is to have a variant of the project for different industries and be able to work it between people in different places.

The problem that arise is how I keep the database unified between the changes made by different people and how I merge the changes from one version to another, seleccting what changes to merge without having to open file by file to pass the changes manually

What would be the best way to work with these variants in the software and control the differences between the projects?
0
What do you think are some best tools that can be useful for data analyst?
0
Tech or Treat!
LVL 10
Tech or Treat!

Submit an article about your scariest tech experience—and the solution—and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of 4 fantastic tech gadgets.

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
0
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
0
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
0
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!
0
JIRA: Removing old sprints from migrated ticket to resolve a velocity chart issue
Ran into an interesting problem in JIRA that I managed to solve this morning. Figured it might help out others, so here goes!

It turns out that if you had a ticket that was part of a Sprint in one Project, but then either move it to another project or clone it, it'll still retain a history of the prior closed sprints it was in. At first, that doesn't seem like a big deal, but it means that the Project it's now part of will have messed up Velocity Charts, because it'll start including the Sprints from the other Project. And there's no obvious way to remove the old Sprints from the ticket (editing the ticket only lets you change the current Sprint assignment, not clear out prior ones.) No good!

Fortunately, the Bulk Edit feature provides a workaround and will let you clear out the old Sprint associations, which will then fix the Velocity Charts. And here's how to do it:
  1. Run a search that'll return the ticket you need to remove the sprints from.
  2. Choose the "Bulk Change" option from the "three-dot menu" in the upper right.
  3. Check only the ticket you want to change. Hit Next button.
  4. Choose "Edit Issues". Hit Next button.
  5. Check the "Change Sprint" option. Leave it blank. Hit Next button.
  6. Review the Confirmation screen. Hit Confirm button.
  7. Hit Acknowledge button when the progress meter is done.

For reference:
4
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:Brian Matis
One word of caution: be careful when doing this! Bulk Change is quite powerful and if you're not watching out, you could accidentally change a lot more than what you really want to. I imagine this is why Bulk Change has so many steps to it... Sometimes I'm glad when a task is a bit difficult and cumbersome to do :-)
0
We are in the process of finding out the best option to keep updated on various IT Projects within the organization.    In the next couple of months and for the next two years we are in the process of planning and coordinating.    This will be initially used by about 10 people.  

What is the best option or program to use for an small size organization.     I guess something on the lines of SharePoint.  Is there something more effective and cheaper.  Also, what may be cost for such an application/program.
Will appreciate your advice.
Thank  you.
0
Hi Experts,

Can anyone advise me of a good and inexpensive Mapping Tool for developers?

 I am imagining that it is almost lime mockups where you can show field, flows, etc?

I am an experienced developer, but I have been accustomed to writing lengthy proposals with walls of text, but now I see more profitability in pictorial proposals.

Thanks
0
Dears,

I am about to embark in the management of my company using JIRA tools.
I have been using trello, Smartsheets,Axosoft , Todoist.Assembla and toodledo.
So I do have some experience with Agile/Kanban.
I have set up JIRA yet I am faced with some "organizational dilemma".
My setup is as follows :
we are 4Developers.
2 fully dedicated to developing
1-Developing + managing the company (tasks/prioirities)
1 Developing + help desk

We are now managing around 30 Customers and we also have our own project (a New software to be launched in 2019)
I got JIRA software + confluence +Service Desk +Tempo Planner.
My question is how to configure JIRA.
1-Do I create a project per customer ? and if yes how to aggregate them later on ?
2-How to link the Service Desk to my project (s) - If I allow 1 customer to post on JIRA Desk shouldn't that ticket be also showing in the project

As you see my problems are related to "business" configuration. And I am expecting to need some help with this.
Where can I get that help ? Coz reading the JIRA help won't be enough. It helps me understand how the tool work , but not what is the best way to configure it !
Thanks
0
we are planning on hosting our own Jira Service Desk and i would like to know if it's possible to integrate asterisk pbx on jira service desk?
0
Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs
LVL 4
Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Hi Experts

Does any one know a good and inexpensive program for project management, where I can:

- specify milestones  by project.
- for each milestone, specify tasks.
- for each task, specify hours, % completed, cost, assigned to, add Rich Text notes and attachments.

- combine tasks that I will do this week from multiple projects (Color coded), with running totals of time and cost.


 - for each project, milestone see a summary

Thank you
0
Dear Team,

Do you know any free online workflow tools (like visio) to define process management.

kindly advice ... please
0
Hello EE,

Does anyone have an IT/Technology SOW template they can share for IT projects for the business.
I am googling and see a lot, but looking for something that somebody has more IT focused and that works for them.
0
Hello,

I have created a list for project status updates on SP 2013. It has columns like Project Name, Owner, Status, start & end date, Updates(Comments).

Under the Updates column, there is one big comments sections where we keep adding additional updates each week.

Eg: 6/6/17: Project kick off

     6/27/17: Revised Plan

This is not a very user friendly view and will soon run out of character space.

How do I setup Project status updates for every week such that whenever Manager wants to see updates for projects at a end of particular week, he gets it.
0
I'm not a SharePoint expert by any means, but I've loosely followed the a guide online (sharegate) for creating a Project Management site, where you have sub-sites as "projects" created from a site "template" to keep uniform, consistent sites with apps/web parts to manage a project.
I then have a content query on the main site that shows all the sub-sites, which are effectively all projects.
Problem I'm having is determining how to know when a project is "complete" and thus how to then remove it from the content query at the top. No sense in having projects showing up if they were from years ago.
I also would rather not delete them, for historical purposes and reference (could be some good useful documents in their doc libraries for example).
So with existing 15 projects, anything I can do to each site like add a drop-down or form where the project is marked active/complete, etc, and then modify a the search query to exclude them?
To give the same example from the article I followed, the query is like this:    
path:"http://demo/projects" contentclass:STS_WEB Site<>{Site.URL}
     
rollup site search
0
startup-593304_960_720
Successful collaboration among team members is essential for the growth of your business. When employees work together on projects, share ideas and communicate effectively they get better results.
2

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.