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...]

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...]

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...]

Small Talk For a Great Purpose

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Project managers spend 90% of their time communicating. You`ve probably heard this statement before and this is definitely true. Hence, communicative skills are very important for the people who take leadership positions. Most of the time, when at work, we communicate in order to share ideas, get feedback, negotiate something, ┬áresolve problems, etc. But from time to time we face the situations when we communicate without some business related purpose.… [ Read the rest...]