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You love our site and Stack Exchange loves our site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or keep them around. Given this, let's take a hard look at the questions and answers here and make sure newcomers see the site at its best!

Below you'll find five questions randomly selected from this site. What do you think about each of them and their answers? Are they the best they can be or can they be improved? Would they look interesting and inviting to an outsider or are they a little embarrassing?

Upvote the corresponding post here on meta when we're awesome. Downvote when our content just isn't quite up to par.

Oh, and do comment to let everyone know your thoughts and take part in this conversation. :)

Update: *Let's target October 5th as the deadline for this self-eval. Please speak up in the comments below and let your voice be heard!

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    thanks for the great work you do on the site! – Mark Phillips Sep 25 '12 at 1:43
  • Just FYI, these questions are randomly selected by Stack Exchange using an automated tool. No human selected them. – jmort253 Sep 25 '12 at 20:05
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How should a project manager assess probationary employees?

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  • Interesting question and the quality of the answers is good. – Zsolt Oct 3 '12 at 7:57
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    @Zsolt, I thought this was a little broad, but our community generally does a great job making the answers really awesome, which has a nice side effect of making the questions look a little better. :) The answers really make this shine. – jmort253 Oct 5 '12 at 4:17
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What Should a Project Manager Do If Development is Not Completed On Time?

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  • This question started out really poor, but through editing and chat we made it shine. I also thought it was good because it highlights some really common misconceptions about the role of a project manager. All answers give solutions and are great, well-thought out, and support the same general ideas. Unfortunately, I can't vote on these since I posted them, but I wanted to get the ball rolling with a comment. – jmort253 Sep 26 '12 at 3:35
  • I agree with @jmort253 - the answers are solid. I'm skeptical of questions that ask "should" - that's a danger word because what you should do generally depends on what you want to optimize. That said, I think the edits to the question resolved that ambiguity. – Mark C. Wallace Oct 10 '12 at 14:11
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Agile/Scrum- Tracking external dependency stories

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  • This was a great scrum problem. I think similar questions have been asked, which suggests managing inter-related Scrum projects is a common problem. – jmort253 Oct 7 '12 at 17:14
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Should I provide my boss and team with documentation about the Scrum process?

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  • A real life issue with some good advices. – Zsolt Oct 3 '12 at 7:58
  • I'm going to pick a nit again. "Should" is a dangerous word that invites subjective and particular answers rather than objective answers that are generally useful. I believe questions that ask "What are the consequences of..." are more useful than "should I...." – Mark C. Wallace Oct 10 '12 at 14:16
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What is the difference between Project and Product Management?

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    This could almost be a question in our meta since there is a Product Management proposal, but understanding the difference between the two is great information for someone new to the world of PM. – jmort253 Oct 7 '12 at 17:15

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