6 Ways to Reduce Stress in Remote Teams

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Project managers have to deal with different kinds of projects. It is very possible that once you would be assigned to a project which implies a lot of pressure. If this happens, you need to be prepared to manage stress and to protect your team from it. Otherwise, people will burn out quickly and the whole endeavor will be derailed.  Before jumping into the details of how to deal with stress on the projects, let`s first try to figure out what are the typical reasons that lead to tension and team burnouts.… [ Read the rest...]

7 Email Management Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

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If you ask me where modern management begins, I would respond that it starts with your email box management. Indeed, email has become one of the main communication channels over the last twenty years, and most managers spend a great deal of time processing emails and responding to them.  Recently, I have realized that, despite my vast experience with email technology, I never thought if I’ve been using it effectively.… [ Read the rest...]

Task Prioritization Techniques: Get Trough Your Workday Like a Boss

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When you work as a project manager, you’re often so overwhelmed by different tasks that you don’t know where to start. Moreover, usually, your to-do-list is much longer than a regular working day can accommodate. Unfortunately, you can’t extend a day length for a few more hours, but what you can do in this case is prioritizing your tasks and moving some of them to another day.  … [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in September 2020

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Every month I put together my version of the best articles on project management, leadership, and team building. Check out the TOP 10 articles on project management in September 2020 Management 8 Important, But Often Overlooked Project Management Skills Project management is a specific set of various responsibilities, and a role that implies making the teamwork in perfect unison and collaboration.… [ Read the rest...]

Story Points vs. Man-Hours For Project Estimation

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When a new project is about to start, the project sponsors definitely want to know how much time it will take to complete it. If, on the contrary, you’re already involved in an ongoing project, project stakeholders probably are eager to know what amount of work you as a team will be able to complete during each subsequent iteration. We usually use different estimation techniques to provide the mentioned information to the project sponsor or stakeholders in both cases.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in August 2020

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Every month I put together my version of the best articles on project management, leadership and team building. Check out the TOP 10 articles on project management in August 2020 Trends 4 Hot Project Management Trends — and 4 Going Cold Even before the pandemic hit, project management was going through a sea change. But the remote nature of our new normal has accelerated and morphed that change so rapidly that trends are going hot and cold before our eyes.… [ Read the rest...]

Delegation 101 for Project Managers

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If you work as a manager on the project, you probably have so much work on your plate every day that your to-do list is never empty. The tasks keep coming, your to-do lists inflates, and usually, your working hours do the same. At some point, the amount of work to be done becomes so big that you physically can`t complete everything on time.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in July 2020

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Every month I put together my version of the best articles on project management, leadership and team building. Check out the TOP 10 articles on project management in July 2020 Management How to Do a Cost Benefits Analysis in Project Management Cost-benefit analysis is a tool project managers use to compare various business initiatives and make a financially-sound plan of action.… [ Read the rest...]

How To Encourage People To Work Overtime

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I believe that every project manager, sooner or later, faces the need to request project team members work overtime. This part of my job really embarrasses me. I hate to be trapped in such a situation when I have to take people’s personal time, the precious moments of their lives which they could otherwise spend with their families or friends, or just for themselves.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in June 2020

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Every month I put together my version of the best articles on project management, leadership and team building. Check out the TOP 10 articles on project management in June 2020 Leadership How To Use Storytelling To Build Stronger Remote Teams In The New Normal The latest worldwide transition to remote work raised questions that a headache for project managers: how to build trust and psychological safety in remote teams and support employees who feel isolated.… [ Read the rest...]