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Too much focus on Agile?

TL;DR A casual look at the math shows around 59% of the questions over a sample period are related to the broader project management field. Since frameworks like Scrum are valid project management ...
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Why do some moderators use handles instead of their real names?

TL;DR Pseudonymity on Stack Exchange is a feature, not a bug. It doesn't impact the ability to manage the site or handle "bad actors." A More Detailed Explanation Why do some moderators (and other ...
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How can we improve our close reason for software recommendations?

Recommended Wording for Closing Software Recommendation Questions After giving this some thought, I came up with this suggestion for the new wording: Questions seeking software recommendations are ...
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Why has PM:SE Usage dropped off so much?

I'm pretty new to PM:SE, but personally, I find that some questions - software-related, pure facts, etc. - are easily answered with a single reply, but the majority are difficult to answer in the ...
6 votes

Is it time to hold Moderator elections and share the Moderator burden at SE?

Yes and no... Yes - we definitely need a new moderator more at least! No - on beta sites there's no election process. Instead, the current mods / SE staff invite valuable members to help on the ...
6 votes

This site has been in beta for years, will it ever make it out?

The latest rules for graduation are documented here. As long as this community is actively being moderated, it won't be closed: If there's enough moderation for a public beta site to consistently ...
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This site has been in beta for years, will it ever make it out?

It's interesting to observe how some sites are more active than others in terms of questions yet are still healthy communities. The revisited policy seems to recognize that certain domains and ...
6 votes

Uncommented downvotes

Analysis In comments, I mentioned that comments aren't mandatory on Stack Exchange, and that there almost 800 questions on Stack Exchange Meta about this issue. In general, the mechanic that applies ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

Congratulations, community! After 9 years, PM.SE has graduated! I'd like to take this space to share some of the trending questions around the graduation. This information is likely to be kept ...
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Why has PM:SE Usage dropped off so much?

To help further the discussion, here's some data on the site analytics from the public beta in 2011 to present.
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Is there a lack of consensus amongst moderators about Product Management questions?

First, the question you should be asking is "Is there a consensus among the community", not moderators, as it is the community here who runs this site. Diamond moderators are here to handle ...
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Should we allow tags of specific PM tools?

I think that we should allow tags for PM software (not least because so many questions are about MS Project!) but I'm not convinced we need one for each and every version. For example, we have tags ...
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Moderator Elections?

My understanding is that SE doesn't hold moderator elections on beta sites. I think PMSE is an edge case, because we're a fairly well-viewed site with a lot of participation, but we currently don't ...
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Should this be an Agile/Scrum Questions stack exchange?

While there is merit in your suggestion but such efforts have failed to gather traction in the past. New Stack Exchange sites thrive on traffic and good content. There were such proposals on Area51 ...
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Should this be an Agile/Scrum Questions stack exchange?

I find it helpful that the site embraces both classic and agile approaches. I'm relatively new to project management and to agile, and I work in an environment in which classic PM is still expected ...
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Is it time to hold Moderator elections and share the Moderator burden at SE?

Your mod team here has supported the idea of getting some backup, as the older answer here shows. Today, I am happy to announce that CodeGnome is joining the mod team here to provide them with that ...
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Shall this site have an specific definition of "shopping question"?

TL;DR Software and tool recommendations are off-topic for a number of reasons. PMSE is neither a search engine nor a Consumer Reports style test lab, and the site's format is unsuited to providing ...
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Does PM.SE benefit from having Specific tags for each MS Project version?

Tags Updated There was a discussion about this in chat. After a little back-and-forth, I made some changes that will hopefully resolve this without a ton of extra work for the PMSE community. I've ...
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BPM and BPMN questions

BPMN Isn't Normally a Project Management Practice Unless you're working on a project that has business process re-engineering as a deliverable, I'm not sure that the Business Process Model and ...
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Closing answers without feedback to the user

The Community Account is Automated Community♦ is a system account, not a person. Issues with how that account functions should probably be brought up on Stack Exchange Meta instead of here. Your ...
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Is my question suitable on project management or some other forum?

Sounds like a math specific question and therefore relevant to the math site. Doesn't seem like a fit here since most of the most widely known pm approaches do not use heavy math nor have math as a ...
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Should questions about financial projections be off-topic?

I think that as long as the question is related to managing project finances/budgets then it should be okay. Money is a resource that needs to be managed and is often (always?) a constraint that needs ...
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Lots of edits recently

Is there a way to viewing the newer questions You have the option to sort questions page by newest posts. http://pm.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=newest I've noticed a lot of edits coming ...
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Why were my "obsolete comment" flags declined?

On Stack Exchange, comments are generally considered to be transient, temporary post-it notes which are meant to either seek clarification or help a poster improve the post. On Workplace SE, a large ...
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Is it fair to include a product url that is related to Project Management in a Question?

First of all, thanks for asking on Meta first :) TL;DR: highly likely to be considered offtopic. Although self promotion could be OK from a StackOverflow perspective (also HERE and HERE), I don't ...
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Shall this site have an specific definition of "shopping question"?

Although I understand your frustration, I believe that the key difference between the Jira questions and the Excel question you raised is that no one is asking on these Jira questions 'what's the task ...
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How to ask for peer feedback on a free MVP of a pm related product here?

Stack Exchange isn't the right place for every question. Most stack sites, and PMSE in particular, are focused on canonical answers about a topic rather than soliciting opinions, feedback, or ...
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Are terminology & comparison related questions on-topic?

TL;DR Most of these questions will be off-topic. There may be occasional exceptions, but I wouldn't hold my breath. The question cited was answerable, but I personally consider it a poor-quality ...
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there is no canonical answer

Questions that don't have potentially-canonical answers aren't a good fit for this site's Q&A format. That doesn't mean those discussions aren't worthwhile; it just means that Stack Exchange in ...
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How do we stop a user from removing tags?

By opening a discussion, such as in a chat room, I'd suggest. Also - are we sure that the Questions are actually specific to one version? And not just that the OP just happened to be having the issue ...
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