TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in February 2019

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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 February 2019. Strategies Strategic Project Selection Not every project is a good idea. In the best case we might have several good projects to select from. By applying a structured approach to project selection, project managers can increase the chances of selecting potentially successful projects with the most positive organizational impacts.… [ Read the rest...]

Mission Impossible: Can a Project Manager Be a Scrum Master at the Same Time?

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There are a lot of hot topics around Scrum since this framework was introduced in the late 20th century. One of them is the differences between scrum master`s and project manager`s roles, and whether it is possible to combine both roles in one and the same person. The supporters or Scrum usually try to decouple a project manager from the team.… [ Read the rest...]

The Differences Between IT Projects And Other Types of Projects (And How Project Managers Should Deal With Them)

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Several decades ago, when someone mentioned the word “project”, the first thing that came into people’s mind was probably a construction of some physical object like an airport, a road or a shopping mall. But everything has changed since that time. Due to the Internet penetration to every sphere of our life the share of IT projects has been increasing every year.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in January 2019

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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 January 2019. Trends Will Machine Learning And AI Ever Replace The Project Manager The author of this article speculates on a very popular nowadays topic of human employees replacement by artificial intelligence. A number of arguments are given to support the point that AI can`t replace the profession of a project manager in the near future.… [ Read the rest...]

4 Daily Life Habits I Have Learned From Project Management

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As a project manager I plan, control and organize the work both of mine and other people. Surprisingly, all these skills are really helpful not only in the professional, but in the daily life as well. At one point I realized that my professional duties have changed the way I approach my daily routine. So, check below the 4 useful lessons for daily life that I have learned from project management.… [ Read the rest...]

How to Spot Informal Leaders and Leverage Their Potential

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Project managers become leaders of their teams due to their position. But it often happens that there is a person within the team who has the authority, but doesn`t take any formal managerial position. Such an “informal leader” has huge impact on the team members` minds and behavior. But why do informal leaders emerge in teams? There are a couple of theories.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in December 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 December 2018. Trends 27+ Impressive Project Management Statistics in 2019 The title of this article speaks for itself. This is a compilation of the interesting statistics in a project management field. I don`t think that it will help you somehow in your daily work, but it definitely will make you think about recent project management trends and perspectives.… [ Read the rest...]

The 5 Lessons I Learned In 2018 As A Project Manager

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I believe that each year brings you new experience and new lessons learned, whatever position you hold and however much practice you have got  in your professional field. This rule works in project management better than most. So, every year any project manager meets unique people and faces new challenges. The year 2018  was very eventful for me from a professional point of view, therefore, I have learned a lot of new lessons and want to share the most important ones with you.… [ Read the rest...]

How to Organize a Secret Santa Gift Exchange in a Remote Team

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The end of the year and upcoming Christmas holidays are good opportunities to summarize the year for your team and to have some fun team building activities. A teambuilding activity that is quite relevant for this time is a Secret Santa game. The rules are pretty simple –  you gather your colleagues and they draw random names of their teammates, so that everyone becomes a Secret Santa for another team member that he should keep in a secret.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in November 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 November 2018. Technical Skills A Complete Guide To Requirements Gathering If a project goes into production after requirements gathering and no one has taken the time to painstakingly document every decision, exception, specification, and assumption, were the project requirements really gathered?… [ Read the rest...]