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Agree on this, and I love to stick to patterns. It's done!


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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 for ms-project, ms-project-2013, ms-project-2010, ms-project-2007 and project-server (the last of which should really be renamed 'ms-project-server' if it's going ...


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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 updated the pm-software tag to indicate that it's for stuff that doesn't already have a specific tag. I've updated ms-project to indicate when the top-level tag ...


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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 once we hit a certain point up the management chain. It is helpful to have both discussed so as to learn both languages, compare&contrast strengths & ...


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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 but got closed due to low activity. Here are four examples: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/7794/scrum http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/15585/...


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Auto-Vivification of Tags Generally tags are auto-vivified as needed when used to tag a question. Feel to tag relevant questions, or to create questions under this new tag. If you need help creating a new tag due to insufficient permissions until you gain enough reputation to create new tags: tag the question as best you can from the available pool, ...


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TL;DR Use tags such as scrum, pmbok, or prince2 to tag questions and filter your searches for a more optimal experience on PMSE. Questions here cover a wide range of frameworks, and represent a broad cross-section of industry experience. Analysis Scrum, Kanban, and Lean are examples of project management frameworks and methodologies, but there are ...


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Tags are Auto-Vivified Just so this question has an answer that can be accepted, I'm reposting my comment from above: At your level, you should be able to just re-tag with ms-project-2013. It shouldn't require any administrative action. To expand, tags are auto-vivified by users with 150 reputation points, and the associated wikis can then be editied to ...


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Project Management Stack Exchange is for questions about the field of project management; thus, questions about ISO documentation and ISO structure don't seem like things that would be on-topic here. What's more, our site does best when there's a real, actual problem to be solved. In this case, you're looking for links to documentation, which is really ...


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Okay. That .. took a hot second, but it's done. Those tags have been destroyed, and blacklisted along with their plurals. I've also added the intrinsic tag blacklist for project-management, which was missing, but thankfully not problematic. This resulted in more than a few untagged questions, some of which look pretty smelly, so please have a peek at them ...


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Thinking of this tag usage, I'd say that 'Process Engineering' would be used when one tries to improve a process that already exists or would need to define something that's not structured yet. Going a step back, quoting 'Engineering definition' from Google (apologies, as a non-native English speaker I like to double check I'm not - at least - completely ...


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TL;DR Users should be encouraged to use only the most specific tags relevant to the current question. If too many people are using both superset/subset tags on the same question, then the tag definitions and wikis should be updated to clarify proper usage. Tags Are for Filtering Search on Stack Exchange is very flexible, so tags aren’t really for search. ...


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Why would we not use both? Tags are so people can find the questions they want to answer. Why would you not want an expert for agile practices answer your Scrum question? Well, even if you do, tag it only Scrum. Why would you not want a Scrum expert to answer your agile question? Well, whatever the reason is, tag it only agile then. Want the power of both ...


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There are currently only 10 questions that are tagged "process engineering", so retagging should be fairly straightforward. However, we most likely wouldn't blacklist it unless it keeps reappearing after removal. It's possible that this actually refers to business process re-engineering, as defined by Wikipedia: Business process re-engineering is a ...


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I don't see a difference in the definitions, so I agree that they should be made synonyms. I also agree that estimating should point back to estimation as the canonical name for the activity. Additionally, I'd suggest adding estimates as another synonym.


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I guess my main message is, we are not serving classic pm nor Agile much good by mixing both topics. Questions and answers should be addressing real-life PM problems, regardless of being waterfall / agile (or lean, or Kanban) projects... maybe, a problem faced in a waterfall project could have its solution in a agile methodology. The other way round is ...


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Tags are mainly used to 1) easily identify or find questions and answers on a common topic or 2) monitor specific subjects. In both cases, tags are naturally created once there's enough material to be tagged with (+1 for CG answer!). Having that said, if we're not sure whether this tag should be created or not, it's probably because there isn't enough ...


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The tag current says: The education tag has no usage guidance, can you help us create it? In cases like this, I'd say that the first question is mistagged because it isn't about PM-related education (which is likely to be the intent of the tag). Other questions are getting lumped in, too, such as questions about educating clients/stakeholders. There are ...


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The tag synopsis clearly states that this tag is for use as follows: For questions related to the (re-)design of business processes. Project management is all about processes, including the design and control of such. While the OP should feel free to suggest improvements to the tag that add clarity or differentiate between valid and invalid applications ...


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