TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in October 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 October 2019 Best Practices Seven Ways to Write Better Project Specifications I believe that good specification is the key to project success. However, projects with well-documented and regularly updated requirements are rare. Sometimes it happens because responsible people don`t know how to write good specification, in other cases, documenting of requirements is undervalued by project stakeholders.… [ Read the rest...]

Why You Should Host a Regular Team Meeting Apart of Scrum Ceremonies

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If you practice Scrum or any other similar project management framework on your project, you definitely have a lot of predefined meetings – daily status meeting, retrospective meeting, planning session, etc. These kinds of meetings are completely dedicated to your ongoing work and help you to be on track with your project. However, I believe that it is important to have a regular team meeting which is not a part of your Scrum (or whatever else) process.… [ 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 November 2018

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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 November 2018. Technical Skills A Complete Guide To Requirements Gathering If a project goes into production after requirements gathering and no one has taken the time to painstakingly document every decision, exception, specification, and assumption, were the project requirements really gathered?… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in September 2018

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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 September 2018. Remote Teams 5 Things to Know About Growing Your Remote Team, According to Industry Leaders This article comprises some good thoughts on the challenges that project manager faces when growing a remote team.… [ Read the rest...]

Complete List of Project Manager`s Interview Questions

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During my yet not so long career of a project manager I have participated in about a dozen of interviews for project manager`s position (fortunately, most of them were successful). After the last set of my project manager`s interviews, an idea of putting together the complete list of project manager`s interview questions has come to my mind. To start with, I recalled the most interesting and tricky questions I have been asked during my interviews and collected some from the Web.… [ Read the rest...]

7 deadly sins of a project manager while working with a team

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When I started my career as a project manager in IT industry, I noticed that people often criticized project managers. They complained about them during the breaks, at the meetups, on the Internet, wherever it was possible. And I thought then that something was wrong with this situation: either it is not very good attitude to the manager’s position in the industry in general or it is all about particular personalities.  … [ Read the rest...]

How to Estimate Software Development Projects Like a Ninja

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When sponsors or clients ask you to estimate a project, they, in fact, want to know how much money the project will cost and how long it will take. Why do they need this information? Well, the answer is that business as a whole tries to make a decision about how to spend money effectively. Businesses need certainty about what they will get and when.… [ Read the rest...]