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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 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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Risk and Risk-Management Tags. Is there a difference, or should we merge them?

I just noticed that we have a risk tag and a risk-management tag. I'm not sure I really see a difference. There's also a schedule-risk tag. Is there a good reason to not merge these together? Or ...
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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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List of unanswered questions

Hi, Why does this question appear to be unanswered, as it is, obviously, answered? The answered was added for 4 days, so it can hardly be a latency problem...
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Is it fair to include a product url that is related to Project Management in a Question?

I have a Project based Calendar template on a digital market and I would like to improve my product based on Project Manager's (or related Persons') ideas. But I would like to know that, is it allowed ...
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Where to ask question on IT management?

I have a question related to IT management, more specifically: I'm beginning to document our application landscape. I have created a basic diagram and it keeps growing. I'd now like to list all ...
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How to improve the rate of questions which are marked as solved

Almost all questions (>95%) have one or more answers. Nevertheless, I assume far less than 50% are marked as solved. How could this rate be improved? It would be nice to see what was the best answer ...
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Closing answers without feedback to the user

I would like to understand why the Community/Moderators close answers without any sort of feedback to the user. I appreciate that not all answers are great or elaborated enough but sometimes these ...
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Valuable question that doesn't strictly fit

This question What should I focus on as a student of IT to prepare myself for a career in Project Management? is something that should get a lot of interest from general Google searches. It is also ...
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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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Don't Forget to Vote on Questions and Answers!

Let's give the 15 top voters of the quarter a round of applause! See the Top Voters for the Quarter to learn who these users are. Now, let's see if we can expand this page. In August, so far, we ...
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Candidates to merge?

There are two very similar questions on defining what project is: Disregard PMBOK. How could I define a Project? What is the generally-accepted definition of a "software project?" Should ...
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Blue boxes aroud the questions - what are they for?

It seems like a new feature was added to the PMSE site, but I can not found it's meaning. Some questions are surrounded by a light blue box. What does it mean?
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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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What are the most effective ways to promote this site?

I was planning to spread the word at my local PMI chapter in San Diego, but I was just thinking that trying to get a write up on the main PMI.org site or in their monthly magazine would be even better....
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Should we promote upvotes on questions?

The question What is the best way to deal with a client that is always complaining? for instance has been asked yesterday, already have 5 answers and no upvote. IMHO, we should see a reverse ...
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How to deal with OT questions that you want to help with?

I occasionally come across questions that are clearly OT for PMSE, such as this one: https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/11361/first-web-development-private-contract, where the OP has asked a ...
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Project Management chat room renamed to “The Scrum Room”

I renamed our site's chat room to The Scrum Room, which seems more appropriate, not only for our site's topic, but also because of the way we've been using the room. Our community doesn't consist of ...
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Can we make an XP synonym the canonical tag?

I recently added extreme-programming as a synonym for xp. However, it seems that it should really be the other way around, e.g. that extreme-programming is the canonical name to which the abbreviation ...
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Should there be a list of canonical questions on Project Management?

Yes, we do have PMBOK, but this forum is slowly generating its own body of knowledge. Think PM.SE could take a page from Server Fault's book and mark certain accepted Q/A pairs as canonical and list ...
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Is the question about CAPM vs PMP certifications too localized?

I answered Can I apply for PMP without experiences in all processes? What are the requirements for obtaining these certifications? after doing some research on the PMI website. It wasn't until I was ...
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Should the Twitter feed use the #pmot hash tag?

There's currently a @StackProjects account that carries a Twitter feed of questions. A brief glance at the feed indicates that PMSE may be missing a bet when it comes to accessible its target audience....
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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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HoHoHo! Winter Bash 2016 is here!

The end of the year is upon us, and here in Stack Land, that can only mean one thing: it's time for Winter Bash 2016! Event Overview Winter Bash is a fun, lighthearted event we run every year as a ...
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Should we make WBS a tag synonym for Work Breakdown Structure?

While I have access to Moderation Tools, apparently I am still unable to recommend tag synonyms. We have a well-defined work-breakdown-structure tag, but I think it would be beneficial to make wbs a ...
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Migrate to Programmers SE or Workplace SE?

What do you think of migrating this questions How to determine the skills of a software developer in a job interview? to programmers or workplace SE? The way it is framed, doesn't specify if this is ...
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Why does our policy on pm-tools appear inconsistent?

Background I recently asked a question on PMSE that was closed as off-topic. The comment provided was: This question is better suited to a support site for the software product. The question was ...
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How to Build Long Term Growth On the Site

UPDATE: Let's set a goal to have 10 awarded Announcer, Booster, or Publicist Badges. If you have the Announcer badge, then go for the Booster badge and we'll count that as 2! By May 15th, let's ...
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Pro Tempore Moderator Nomination Thread

As per the Moderator Pro Tempore blog post, I went ahead and created a thread to nominate Pro Tempore Moderators on this new site: This is the basic structure of a Moderator nomination thread: The ...
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How Do I Find Information on the Site about Working with Clients

I want to know what are the do's and don'ts with client. While we are going for the project discussion, while doing it and after doing it. Simply before implementation and after implementation.
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Can we make “estimates” the canonical tag?

Currently, there is currently a proposal to make estimation a synonym of estimating. However, I think this is backwards: if the choice is only between these two words, then estimation should be the ...
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Deleting “broken windows” on PMSE

We have a number of old questions that are closed, and that have no answers or links to duplicate questions. In other words, they are broken windows, rather than signposts to on-topic content. I'm ...
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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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How do we bring up questions related to the “rules” of the forum?

What's the appropriate way to do this? For Example: I understand why we might not want people to do huge sigs and all, but deleting people signing just their name seems a bit draconian. Yes, your ...
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Is Project Management “Agile” in Form and Function?

I spend most of my time on Programmers Stack Exchange and there seem to be a pretty good amount of Agile/Scrum questions that arise there. I popped on over to here and scrolled down the page... I ...
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Why do some moderators use handles instead of their real names?

Why do some moderators on Stack Exchange use handles? Why don't they use their real names, or actual photos of themselves smiling?
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How do we stop a user from removing tags?

I've been Rejecting dozens of requests for a few days already to remove the MS Project version-specific tag (like ms-project-2010) on questions that are clear that they are specific to that version of ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Project Management Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Should questions which aren't phrased well be closed?

The question about GTD influence on PM work (Has GTD (Getting Things Done) changed your approach to project planning?) has been closed recently. While I agree it phrased in a way which suggested more ...
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Should Questions Regarding Program Management be Included in the List of On-Topic or Off-Topic Questions?

Program Management is a field that -- on the surface -- appears to have a lot in common with Project Management. The Wikipedia defines Program Management as encompassing one or more projects. In ...
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What's the Point of Project Management.SE?

I think the whole SE enterprise is getting a bit too fragmented. Don't you think that Project Management should be merged with programmers SE?
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What to do with excessively chatty but very useful “case study” question

Re this question This question has descended into a chat, and I know I have contributed to that, but I sensed some desperation in the OP and felt they needed some help and advice, and that wasn't the ...
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Suggested Tag Removal: Process Engineering

The definition under the Process Engineering tag: For questions related to the (re-)design of business processes. Process engineering (also called process systems engineering) focuses on the ...
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Is “What PMs value most in team members?” too generic?

I found this question, and my first reflex was to add the following comment: Hello Marcin, and welcome to StackExchange PM! This discussion would definitely be interesting to have. However, ...
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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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Every edit of an answer bumps up the question. Is it OK?

I noticed every time I edit my answer it makes related question bump up on the question list. Isn't it bad? It would lead to situation where many PMSE members will use it to draw attention.
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Users writing tags in title

We know it's good practice to not write tags in title because Stack's tag system is good and we should trust it. Nonetheless, there are many questions using them. Here are some of the title ...
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What kinds of edits can we make to improve questions?

Many questions that are asked on our site are subjective questions. Subjective questions are okay to ask, and there is a lot to learn from both the answers as well as the question. However, subjective ...
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Should we have Joel Spolsky as avid user?

I am aware this may be a bit out of the line, but I couldn't resist. There's a user on PMSE who most of us probably know -- Joel Spolsky. At the moment he has 180 reputation which means it takes only ...

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