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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We have a backlog of hundreds of items, what are some best practices for prioritizing which ones should be done next?
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Hey Everyone - please share your best practices for making a workflow for managing backlog/sprint using confluence and jira. Thanks.
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Hi - I am having difficulty making a link to a specific section of a confluence page. I tried setting anchor using the advanced hyperlink feature but it just loads the page from the top. Please advise thanks!
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We have some subscriptions given to customers (e.g  Certificates, Email hosting, O365, AMCs)
What is the software used to manage these with email integration?  To notify the sales about the upcoming expiry and the customer.
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Wanted to know how to setup pass-through authentication for our internal use websites and applications.

Examples: Microsoft Teams / Jira / Confluence / Outlook (Office365)

For internal application websites, is it as easy as setting up a GPO?
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I have 12 specific people assigned to a task. I need to move 3 to a new task for 3 days and then back.
I need to be able to assign by the specific person for each task. How can I move people in and out of tasks?
Example:  Task 1 has all 12 individuals assigned for 3 weeks.  Then on day 7 I need to pull 3 specific people off and assign them to Task 2 for 4 days and then put them put them back on Task 1 for the remaining time.
What it the best way to accomplish this?  Can you suspend resources?
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Is there any project management software that will allow a task to have a duration of less than a minute?  Is there a way for Microsoft Project to all for this?  (setting ".5 minute" does not really work)

Thanks
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I want to take the PMP but afraid I don't have the experience required so alas I am probably going to take the CAPM. Do you all know the difference as far as studying is concerned?

I have Rita's PMP exam prep, but don't want to study 600+ if I can study her 400+ book for CAPM. I don't have the CAPM book yet for Rita, as it's a hefty price!!

Thanks
D
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Hi,
I'm looking for a cloud-based todo/teamwork/project manager that does the following:
  Each person in my organisation gets a login
  Create a project (e.g setup new server)
  Under this project, create & assign subtasks to different people and monitor their progress/comments
  Set due dates/reminders on subtasks
Any suggestions?
Thanks!
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How do I configure a project so that when a ticket is created it automatically adds certain watchers.
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Hello

I am trying to design a structure for our team Sharepoint where all documents are kept.

We are the Messaging team, so manage Exchange, Blackberry, SMTP.

My general thought on directory structures is they should be xmas tree like, i.e. small options at the start getting larger and larger...agreed?

So for example we could have

Level 1; Product (Exchange, BB, SMTP)
Level 2: Project name
Level 3: Type (Architecture, client, financial, roadmap...

and so on.

Any recommendations?
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Anyone know if there's a way for team members to quickly toggle swimlane display in a JIRA board on or off? It can be nice to have the swimlanes, but sometimes we just want to view the board without them...
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Hi
Any anyone provide me of an example of a project roadmap please. I think it will help me visualize the tasks I need to include in my road map.

thanks
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I've been doing research on Data Governance (and feeling the pain of NOT having a D.G. program). I posted this question on EE about users and IT roles, and got really good feedback.

I have a presentation ready for management, just the basics of what is D.G. I was asked to find any templates or samples of D.G. policies and procedures. Can anyone help ? I'm doing my own continued research but thought I would post here to the experts.

One of my main resources is the book "Data Governance: How to Design, Deploy, and Sustain a D.G. Program", by John Ladley. It's a really good book, but it's mostly direction so when it's time to actually build a program, you're still looking for the tools.

Here's a company that does Data Governance consulting, Datum, so I've contacted them for info.

Just hoping someone can point me to some templates or sample D.G. policies / procedures.

Here's a diagram I did on the roles, what do you think ???
Data Governance roles
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hi guys,

For PCI related reasons, we have to always fill in Change request forms when we want to make changes on a sensitive firewall. They are all Watchguard firewalls. The administration of it all is painful as you have to open up a Word document template and give it a ticket ID etc along with all of the details and save it whilst someone reviews and signs it off and makes a copy of it into a completed folder.

Do any of you do anything like this? Are there easier ways? Perhaps you use an online system or created one on your intranet?

Thanks for the help
Yashy
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There is anybody out there who can help me to make this working ?, I'm a hobby developer , working on a project management and would like to track the time spendt on project task.
I would really appreciate if someone adept in coding could tell me why this isn't working when placed within a form, but works when in its own form, and how to make it work embedded in my form.  All it does now is when you click [btnStartTime] the [lblTime] displays 00:00:01, and keeps flickering at the currect interval as if it should be counting, but its not changing at all.  The [btnStopTime] works, at least the flickering stops, so that tells me its stoping the cycles even if the time isn't acutally changing.  and [btnResetTime] sets [lblTime] to 00:00:00 as it should.

Thank you in advance for all your assistance.
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I am working with MS project 2016.  I have a few tasks on which I want my resources to work 10 hour days.  I do not want to change the global settings for the whole project.  I only want 10 hour days for specific tasks.  I created a new calendar and changed the work times from 7am – 12pm and from 1pm to 6pm (10 hours).  I then selected the desired tasks and changed the calendar to this newly created one (task info, advanced tab, calendar).  The problem is, after making this change, it’s not calculating the cost correctly based on 10 hours per day.  For example, for one task I have two resources working for two days.  One resource is billed at $45/hr and the other is billed at $40/hr.  The cost for that task should be $1,700 (20*$40 + 20*$45).  However, the cost shown is $1,360 (16*$40 + 16*$45).  It’s still calculating the cost based on 8 hours per day.  How do I get Project to calculate the cost of this task based on working 10 hours per day?

Regards,
Kyle
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Internal debate here about the IT Department (of which I am a member) which thinks it's the arbiter of all things - data and processes. As a result, the users have many workarounds, and they grumble and complain to no end.

I have been looking at Data Governance concepts and approaches, but they seem to  focus mostly on "securing data", "data quality", etc. which in practice is an IT function. In the book "Data Governance: How to Design, Deploy and Sustain an Effective Data Governance Program", there is no much mention of users, and nothing in the index, and just a brief chart on stakeholders - no discussion that they are the key.

Plus I've read a fair number of articles on Data Governance, and while the focus is on "governing" (as a leadership responsibility), it still seems to be an IT-centric function.

What I'm really looking for are resources to discuss the role of IT vs. business, with IT as the service organization, the importance of stakeholders, etc. I couldn't find anything with a web search, so posted this.
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I am looking for a ticketing system, not for the purpose of team working, or work management. But for knowledge base for my self, where I can reference back / search on a topic already solved which can be a big help for a starting point, ideas, tools. Or just add on the go on topics I find.(Kind of moving from my word document to something batter designed and helpful in this field)
A big plus would be it should have a good phone app.
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I am attempting to put together a project roadmap timeline , I am looking for something to start with a template of a road map IT technical project or something like that , maybe in ms project or something like that

thanks
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We have a Salesforce instance (cloud) and a JIRA (inhouse) server. I want to push data from Salesforce to JIRA using REST. The problem is our firewall. We want to leverage an existing URL that we already use to PUSH Salesforce data to an inhouse app using SOAP. Let's pretend this url is https://salesforcein.myco.com.  The standard REST url for JIRA is jira.myco.net/rest/api

How can I hit https://salesforcein.myco.com from outside and somehow bridge it over to jira.myco.net/rest/api  ? I'm not a network guy but I plan on forwarding the solution to our network guys.

Thanks
Mike
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Does anyone know of free Project management programs.
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Hi,
I need help creating project management timeline .
i have attached a file explaing what i need.
A1:G5 is the data table.
and
A12: i14 is what i need the pivot chart to look like.
for each project i need to have a graphical timeline showing the date process of the project for each type:requests,developement and testing.
Howto.xlsx
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Dears

I m the IT consultant of few companies.
For each company there are many projects going on that I need to track be it resources or follow up or even sometimes myself doing things ....

What is the tool you recommend to track and follow all of these ?

Thx
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Advantage : you have an overview of all projects and leads of the projects
Disadvantage : it does not seem detailed enough for project follow up.

Is there any related tooling that we could use ?
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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.