5 questions to ask your teammates in your first one-on-one meeting

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One of the first things you should do taking over a new project is definitely getting acquainted with your team. As usual a new project manager is introduced to a new team officially by his predecessor or manager, but I’m talking about something different here. I mean that it makes perfect sense to meet with each team member in person. Such one-on-one meetings are the most useful project manager’s instruments.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in October 2018

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Every month I put together my version of the best articles on project management and related topics. Please, check out the TOP 10 articles on project management in October 2018. Technical Skills How To Identify And Avoid Project Scope Creep Project scope creep…The mere sound of the phrase is insidious and sneaky. And that’s how it happens, sneaking up suddenly and hitting you and your project where it hurts.… [ Read the rest...]

How to get all the team together for a team event

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If you work as a project manager or play the role of a group leader you probably organize team events from time to time. Team events are very useful in order to give your team some rest, help them to get to know each other and improve communication between peers. The two main questions which project manager faces organizing a team event are “What?” and “When?”.… [ Read the rest...]

Servant Leadership: How to Lead Teams in the 21st Century

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In a traditional management model a manager plays the central role and behaves as an assertive leader. In the contrast, his subordinates are treated as the ones who serve the manager. Such a boss-centered approach very often devalues regular employees. But today it turns out that this approach doesn’t work anymore, especially in such a dynamic and complicated industry as information technology.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in September 2018

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Every month I put together my version of the best  articles on project management and related topics. Please, check out the TOP 10 articles on project management in September 2018. Remote Teams 5 Things to Know About Growing Your Remote Team, According to Industry Leaders This article comprises some good thoughts on the challenges that project manager faces when growing a remote team.… [ Read the rest...]

10 arguments why daily scrum meeting is important (infographic)

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It happens that engineers call into question the importance of daily scrum meeting, especially those ones who have a lack of experience of working in a team. Their most common argument against this meeting is that it distracts them from the actual work, and it is just a waste of time. If you as a project manager faces this issue, you should find the right words and arguments to explain your team mates the usefulness of a daily scrum meeting and to persuade them not only to attend it but also to be an active participant at it.… [ Read the rest...]

Small Talk For a Great Purpose

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Project managers spend 90% of their time communicating. You`ve probably heard this statement before and this is definitely true. Hence, communicative skills are very important for the people who take leadership positions. Most of the time, when at work, we communicate in order to share ideas, get feedback, negotiate something,  resolve problems, etc. But from time to time we face the situations when we communicate without some business related purpose.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in August 2018

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Every month I put together my version of the best  articles on project management and related topics. Please, check the TOP 10 articles on project management in August 2018. Remote Teams How do you keep a remote-working team motivated? This is one of the best articles on team building and motivation of a remote team. A lot of useful advice is given in the form of infographics, besides, additional resources are included.… [ Read the rest...]

Knowledge Transfer Plan for Project Managers (Checklist)

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During our career we find ourselves in different situations. Sometimes we decide that it’s time for new challenges and make a decision to take on a new and more promising position. Another time due to unfavourable circumstances we have to leave the job to which we devoted years of hard work and efforts. Anyway, job change happens almost to everyone and this is definitely one of the most stressful periods in our lives.… [ Read the rest...]

Complete List of Project Manager`s Interview Questions

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During my yet not so long career of a project manager I have participated in about a dozen of interviews for project manager`s position (fortunately, most of them were successful). After the last set of my project manager`s interviews, an idea of putting together the complete list of project manager`s interview questions has come to my mind. To start with, I recalled the most interesting and tricky questions I have been asked during my interviews and collected some from the Web.… [ Read the rest...]