How To Manage Conflicts In Remote Teams

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Recent quarantine measures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic forced many colocated teams to become remote. Many workers found themselves in a completely new and uncommon situation of collaboration without any physical presence and face-to-face contact with their colleagues. The remote communication via Zoom or other video chat platforms seemed to be a good workaround in this situation, however, it brought up a lot of challenges.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in April 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 April 2020 Trends Software Teams and Teamwork Trends Report Q1 2020 InfoQ team asked industry experts to share their ideas on the most prominent trends that were spotted in the software development industry in the first quarter of 2020.… [ Read the rest...]

How to Overcome Procrastination at Work and in Everyday Life

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Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were supposed to accomplish a task but couldn’t start doing it and eventually put it off till the deadline comes? I bet you have. Time to time, all of us fall prey to a behavior called procrastination. So what is procrastination? According to Wikipedia’s definition, procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished by a certain deadline.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in March 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 March 2020 Leadership How Will A Global Pandemic Affect Project Delivery The author of this article speculates on the topic of how the global pandemic caused by coronavirus will affect project delivery. These predictions are worth taking into account, because, they help you to understand what risks may materialize in the nearest future and what challenges you may face soon.… [ Read the rest...]

How to Turn the Floor Over to the Next Person on Daily Scrum Meeting

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If you use Scrum methodology on your projects, you definitely know how the Daily Scrum Meeting goes. If not, here is a quick walk-thru. People take their turns and provide their status updates one at a time. The status is short but informative, and its purpose is to answer three main questions: “What I did yesterday”, “What I’m going to do today”, “What impediments or blockers I`m having at the moment”.… [ Read the rest...]

How to Work From Home and Stay Productive During Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

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Novel coronavirus outbreak and subsequent quarantine measures taken by many countries forced companies and organizations to turn their people to work from their homes. And if for those companies (and people) who have an experience of remote work this doesn’t become an issue, for those who never supported work from home this sudden transition may be painful and problematic.  In general, remote work has been showing constant growth over the last years supported by active popularization in media.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in February 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 February 2020 Leadership I Feel Unsafe Here! How to Embrace Conflict The author of this article raises a problem of avoiding conflicts in the working environment. He is concerned that millenials who constitute the most of today`s workforce are avoiding any slight confrontation with teammates at work hiding behind the so-called “psychological safety”.… [ Read the rest...]

How to Give an Inspiring Motivational Speech to Your Team

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One of the major responsibilities of a project manager is to motivate the teams to achieve their goals. Though there are plenty of techniques you may use for increasing team motivation, an inspirational speech is the one that can have an immediate effect. That’s why it is a really powerful instrument. Despite the fact that I`m not an experienced motivational speaker, I`m very interested in the question of what makes a great motivational speech.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in January 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 January 2020 Management What Is Agile Decision-Making In Project Management? Today information is available faster and from more sources than ever before, which makes decision-making seem easier. But if you combine this information onslaught with traditional types of business decision-making, it will make your process slower and more frustrating.… [ Read the rest...]

5 Bad Habits I Had To Get Rid Of After Becoming A Project Manager

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Many people are struggling for a leadership position thinking it is prestigious and gives them a lot of benefits. However, it`s not that simple. With great power comes great responsibility, and with great responsibility come great constraints. When you are at a leading position, you are a role model for the other people in your team or organization, whether you like it or not.… [ Read the rest...]