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 November 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...]

PM Stories: The Mysterious Disappearence of Back End Developer

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Once I was launching a new software development project. The project seemed to be a quite interesting one – its functionality was very extended, its user interface (at least, according to mock ups) was very sophisticated and the technology stack was a `cutting edge`. Actually, a lot of effort was done before the start of this project – a series of user interviews were conducted and a fancy UI prototype was designed.… [ Read the rest...]

5 questions to ask your teammates at 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...]