Client Expectations Management: 2 Battles To Be Fought

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Recently one of my friends has asked me to consult him on the topic of Client Expectations Management. This request tripped me up because, on the one hand, client expectations management is something really critical for any business, but, on the other hand, I couldn’t remember any specific project management techniques and theories in this field. So, I decided to research this topic in order to share both my findings and my personal experience with you.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in April 2019

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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 2019. This month`s digest turned out to be devoted mainly to Scrum and Agile methodologies. Trends Seven Priorities for Project Managers in 2019 I`m sure that all of us are trying to be the best project managers they can.… [ Read the rest...]

How to Plan and Manage Your Team`s Vacations

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Project managers are constantly striving for building effective teams and enabling people to perform at their best. But we should not forget that we work with human beings who get tired and need some break. In fact, everyone needs a rest, and the most prevalent form of having it among full-time employees is regular vacation. If you notice that someone from your team hasn’t taken vacation for a long period of time, I suggest you talking to them and persuading that they need a break.… [ Read the rest...]

How to Deliver Bad News to Your Team

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Unfortunately, bad things happen in our lives, and the projects we`re managing are not an exception. A project may be downsized or cancelled, some people may have a bad performance review or even have to be dismissed, customers may not be happy with the product, etc. This is just a short list of troubles you as a project manager may face on your project.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in March 2019

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Every month I put together my version of the best articles on project management, leadership and team building. Please, check out the TOP 10 articles on project management in March 2019. Best Practices Pricing Models Every Digital Agency Should Use This article reveals three most popular pricing models used by digital agencies.You will learn pros and cons of each pricing model in order to choose one that works best for your business goals.… [ Read the rest...]

4 Simple Tips on How to Make All Project Stakeholders Happy

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Every project manager deals with a number of project stakeholders – those who are interested in the project’s outcome, may affect or be affected by its outcome. Communicating with stakeholders and managing their expectations is one of the most important and yet most complicated tasks that project managers face in their work. To balance conflicting interests of multiple stakeholders project managers have to apply special talents and skills.… [ Read the rest...]

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...]