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...]