Why It Is Important To Conduct Project Exit Interview

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Exit interview is a common practice in companies where HR function is developed on a good level. In a nutshell, exit interview is a talk between a resigning employee and a company representative (HR manager, line manager, director). This talk if done properly can reveal a lot of useful information for the management of the company. I first heard about exit interviews when I was resigning from one of my previous companies.… [ Read the rest...]

10 Golden Rules of Productive Remote Meeting

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Today project teams distributed all over the globe are becoming more and more widespread. Obviously, project management practices are also evolving in response to these changes. Let’s take meetings as an example of the most powerful project management means. Hosting a productive and efficient meeting within a co-located team has been always a challenge that requires a set of specific skills and experience.… [ 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...]

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...]

10 arguments why daily scrum meeting is important (infographic)

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It happens that engineers call into question the importance of daily scrum meeting, especially those ones who have a lack of experience of working in a team. Their most common argument against this meeting is that it distracts them from the actual work, and it is just a waste of time. If you as a project manager faces this issue, you should find the right words and arguments to explain your team mates the usefulness of a daily scrum meeting and to persuade them not only to attend it but also to be an active participant at it.… [ Read the rest...]
Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned: Does It Really Work in Projects?

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After completion of each project it is recommended to conduct a lessons learned session with a team. But many people including some project managers believe that lessons learned is just yet another meeting and a waste of time. Let`s figure out if it’s true or not. What is Lessons Learned Session and How It Differs from Retrospective Meeting First, let’s try to understand what  actually a lessons learned meeting is and what’s the difference between it and a well-known in Scrum retrospective meeting.… [ Read the rest...]