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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My issue or question is about software development in genereal.

I am currently studying software development and will be studying software engineering shortly. At the same time I am doing an internship have been asked to create an employee database with Microsoft Access. As I am developing this by myself, I will doing it the traditional way: software elicitation/Analysis/requirements/implementation - the way taught at university.

This morning, I was asked by my boss how long it will take me to complete this project. As I am doing it for the first time in such a structured way, I would appreciate it if I could get some feedback from you guys how long it can take to complete a smaller Access project -  either each phase of development (following IEEE format) or for the entire project.

Although my boss has worked in (big) projects, they apparently never worked in structured way: not agile, spiral, waterfall etc.. Although the product works, I thought that not only is important to deliver a quality product, but also add quality how I work.

Could it be possible that my approach is too structured and some Projects are indeed never done in a structured way?
Or that what is taught in software development/engineering is not applied in real projects - in other words too theoretical?

Thanks for your feedback

Massimo
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My question is - would this be a development project (I'm a PHP developer); or a sourcing project, where there is something pre-made that can be adjusted? What would a  bull park cost be for this?

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Dears,

I am in the process of learning Software requirements gathering (using the BABOK) and the IREB standards.

I am to use a tool and the ones I have come across (actually they were recommended by the trainers) are Visual Paradigm and Sparx System.

I found Sparx to be a little bit too complex, yet Visual Paradigm is not "that easy" too !
So I am confused and since there is some effort needed (learning curve) I would like to hear about experts about the right tool to choose.

The projects I will be working on (mapping in the tool) are mid-size projects. But I need to be able to do all the "actions" project management, database design, UML, use case, testing scenarios...etc...
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I'm looking for advice and opinions on which of the three would be the best choice. I don't mind a learning curve and don't mind doing front end work, as long as the payoff in the end is worth it. The main things I'm looking for are:

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•Ability to attach or link to supporting documentation.
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I want to start learning about software project management. Although there are books on this subject but its tiresome to read the whole books.
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Also suggestions for some good books or videos would be great
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Hello,

First of all, thanks to whoever will help me in advance.

Second, my question is that I got a new job offer from a company as a Team Leader in Linux Administration Department, I'm OK with that but the issue is that I've been asked to re-create the department from scratch that consists of a new vision, system for support, ticketing, project management, employees rating, and services that we will provide.

I need to hear your ideas on how to start building this department, what do I need? and what to read to enrich my knowledge regarding this?

The company gave me an unlimited budget to work with.

Department: Linux System Management, Administration, Monitoring, Backup, Virtual Machines and Storage.

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Wondering what other folks using to manage multiple projects.  Software or app, etc.
I want to find a mechanism to manage multiple projects on the high level.  Then dig into the individual project tasks and so on.  
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A question/disagreement came up about the location of a verification step, which we want to add. The project manager wanted it added in the Project Backlog and I took the position that it should be included in each Sprint as the Backlog is just for reference, not for process.

Simple question: where should the Verify step go: Backlog or Sprint?
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I'd like to be able to auto-sort these tasks based on:

Grouped by project with the task of the following criteria indicating which group of projects is listed first.

Priority
Then by oldest dates of: Actual Start, Actual Finish, Planned Start, Planned Finish

Tasks within the project should be sorted in the same order.

When I add or change any of the dates, I want the spreadsheet to re-sort (I suppose it's similar to requery).

I am comfortable with this being VBA or whichever method the expert chooses to sort them.
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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.