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This tag identifies questions about the site's topic. This tag must not be used to identify questions about constructiveness or not a real question scenarios unless the question also includes doubts about it being on-topic or off-topic.

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Are terminology & comparison related questions on-topic?

As an example, difference between project manager and business analyst is related to two terminologies and asks about their difference. Are such questions considered on-topic on PMSE? I left a ...
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Should this be an Agile/Scrum Questions stack exchange?

Wouldn't it make more sense to have a distinct Agile group? What do you think are the benefits of having questions and answers from this two different worlds in this one group? Here are some ...
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Can I ask for a critique of an aspect of our development process?

For example, would it be considered off-topic if: I posted some project requirements along with corresponding User Stories I created and asked for a critique of my stories? I'm pretty sure I already ...
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Is it off-topic to ask for ISO Structure/Documentation

I just added the question ISO structure/documentation? and one person commented it as off topic and voted down the question. The question is about the ISO Structure, that I want it in some form to be ...
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Should we accept tool recommendations?

The FAQ discourages tool recommendations - it specifically says that this site is not for tool recommendations. Tool recommendations tend to be localized (localized in time - because one version of ...
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This site feels too software-development centric

The questions on this site seem to be heavily biased towards software project management, with an especially strong focus on agile methodologies. I assume this is because it's a StackExchange site and ...
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How could the FAQ be updated to address iffy product/tools questions?

There was a recent question that asked: What [are] the key differences between MSP Server 2007 & MSP Server 2010? The title of the question made the scope too large, and possibly something ...
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Should we add “software development tools” to the don't ask section of the FAQ?

This meta question is inspired by the following question: VCS + IssueTracking + CI for free? It has a close vote, but I wanted to get some more community input on whether or not developer tools, ...
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Why did no one vote to close this question about working on a codebase remotely?

A user recently asked How to work on a programming project remotely. The comments asking for clarification, and comments hinting that the question might not be the right fit for our site are great! ...
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Is Quality Management on/off topic in PM-SE?

I've to say that I'm really astonished with the kind of effort people do to keep PM-SE Q&S with such high quality. And I would like to ask: Is Quality Management on/off topic in PM-SE? By Quality ...
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How should we handle career questions about references and former bosses?

Do we want this question, https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/6227/how-do-you-give-a-reference-when-a-boss-was-a-bully, on PMSE? I think it's a great, well-written, constructive question with a ...
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What are the existing problems with current tags?

A recent answer buried what I thought was a very important question that I felt deserved to be brought to the forefront. The author asked: Instead of making changes to the tags now, why don't we ...
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Is the question we fixed on topic or off topic? What are the boundaries of PMSE?

Mark Phillips dusted off his editing gloves and attacked the question referenced here in this meta discussion and made great progress on the constructiveness issue. We also reopened the question. ...
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Can we make this question fit our site with edits?

A Stack Exchange CHAOS team member referred a user to us with a question that really pushes the boundaries of what we define as constructive. The question was also flagged, which prompted me to take ...
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Feedback on Updates to the FAQ

I made some changes to the FAQ to reflect our meta discussions regarding the site scope. This is a work in progress and will most likely change again as we learn more about our site's issues and how ...
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Are Business Analyst Questions On Topic Moving Forward?

Should patches which cause regression issues be accepted? The above question has one off-topic close vote on it from a community user. It's asked from the perspective of a business analyst. Should ...
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Draft of a new policy for our site

I would suggest a new simple policy for the site, related to answers. Every answer should: Refer to some officially recognized body of knowledge (PMBOK, Agile Manifesto, PRINCE2, RUP, MSF, Scrum, ...
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We Will Be Closing All Tool Recommendations within 2 Weeks

Unless we hear otherwise. Are you interested in keep these open? Let us Know.
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If you can Google it - don't ask it here

What do you think of taking this approach so that we can get more of a subject matter specific focus?
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Should I have migrated this question from Programmers SE?

How can I ensure our project gets developed successfully, without having any project management experience? A mod on Programmers SE asked me if this question was on-topic on PMSE. After reading it, I ...
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Product specific question? E.g. Jira

Are specific project management tools/products questions off topic? I have several questions about JIRA that i have yet to ask. I thought it maybe a good idea to ask in meta.PMSE first.
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Is my question a bad fit for PM.SE?

Given the amount of views, lack-of-comments, lack-of-votes -- is the following question a bad fit for the PM.SE site: Business Requirements Analysis for Business Intelligence, and if so, why? Also, ...
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How Should Our Community Handle Questions Asked From Non-PM Perspectives?

The following question was asked on PMSE: Should you give developer(s) bounty/bonus for his/her result? On the surface, the question title may appear on-topic, but after reading this well-written, ...
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What types of programming questions are off-topic

How to choose, motivate & develop a newbie programmer? Recently, the above question was asked by a community member. A few people have indicated that the question belongs on Programmers SE. If ...
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Where is the Boundary for Defining What is Too Localized?

In one question, What is the most useful and practical project management qualification for an IT professional in the UK?, we did not close it as too localized as the community felt that the audience ...
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Are We In Danger of Falling Into the Trap of Becoming a Discussion Site Because Questions are Not Meeting StackExchange Guidelines?

I've seen a rise in the number of questions lately that don't have a single right or wrong answer. In a Q&A site, great questions have a right answer that are based on facts, or opinions that are ...
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Are localized questions off-topic?

I've had a comment left at What is the most useful and practical project management qualification for an IT professional in the UK? stating that the question is too localized and I should check the ...
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Is it OK to ask two related questions, from different perspectives?

For example: Q1: What are the advantages of hiring a contract PM over using an in-house staffer? Q2: What are the advantages of using an in-house staff PM over hiring a contractor? Would such a ...
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Would a Question About Dealing With Customers Be Considered On-Topic Here?

If this Programmers SE question were asked on Project Management SE, would it be considered on-topic? If this question were asked here, should it be closed? How Are We Supposed To Deal With ...
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Are Career Questions on PM SE Considered On-Topic or Off-Topic

This question is a career-advancement question: Are Functional Managers or Project Managers Better Candidates for Executive-Level Positions? Some career advancement questions could be asked by ...
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Shouldn't our answers be shorter?

Looks like the site is turning into that type of discussion board, where those who type faster get the higher recognition. I understand that project management is not programming, there is no "one ...
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“What is the difference between the beta distribution and the triangle distribution?” On or off topic?

This question smells like it out to live on https://math.stackexchange.com/. It might be on-topic because: It's likely to come up as a question in the course of a PM's career. They are more likely ...
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Is this site about Objective questions or Subjective questions? Can the site survive accepting both?

Would asking for personal experiences from others in the field fall into your category of being a poor question? Is this site about objective questions -- like Stack Exchange, Super User, and Server ...
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What should the “Elevator Pitch” for this site be like?

The Elevator Pitch: You just stepped onto an elevator with a group of strangers. Before the elevator gets to the next floor, your challenge is to describe and "sell" the Project Management Stack ...
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Are advice/recommendation questions fair game on this site?

Are questions such as the one I asked here fair game for this site?
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Is IT Management on or off topic?

The area 51 IT Management proposal was floated at about the same time as this one, but hasn't yet made it out of the "define" phase. Based on the discussions here, the IT Management community feels ...