How to Work From Home and Stay Productive During Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

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Novel coronavirus outbreak and subsequent quarantine measures taken by many countries forced companies and organizations to turn their people to work from their homes. And if for those companies (and people) who have an experience of remote work this doesn’t become an issue, for those who never supported work from home this sudden transition may be painful and problematic.  In general, remote work has been showing constant growth over the last years supported by active popularization in media.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in February 2020

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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 February 2020 Leadership I Feel Unsafe Here! How to Embrace Conflict The author of this article raises a problem of avoiding conflicts in the working environment. He is concerned that millenials who constitute the most of today`s workforce are avoiding any slight confrontation with teammates at work hiding behind the so-called “psychological safety”.… [ Read the rest...]

How to Give an Inspiring Motivational Speech to Your Team

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One of the major responsibilities of a project manager is to motivate the teams to achieve their goals. Though there are plenty of techniques you may use for increasing team motivation, an inspirational speech is the one that can have an immediate effect. That’s why it is a really powerful instrument. Despite the fact that I`m not an experienced motivational speaker, I`m very interested in the question of what makes a great motivational speech.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in January 2020

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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 January 2020 Management What Is Agile Decision-Making In Project Management? Today information is available faster and from more sources than ever before, which makes decision-making seem easier. But if you combine this information onslaught with traditional types of business decision-making, it will make your process slower and more frustrating.… [ Read the rest...]

5 Bad Habits I Had To Get Rid Of After Becoming A Project Manager

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Many people are struggling for a leadership position thinking it is prestigious and gives them a lot of benefits. However, it`s not that simple. With great power comes great responsibility, and with great responsibility come great constraints. When you are at a leading position, you are a role model for the other people in your team or organization, whether you like it or not.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in December 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 December 2019 Leadership Leadership Vs Management: 5 Differences That Set Them Apart There is an eternal debate on what it takes to be a good manager and what it takes to be a good leader, and what is better at the end of the day.… [ Read the rest...]

How To Deal With Difficult People On Your Projects

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I can only guess what type of projects you work on and what challenges you have, but there is one thing I know for sure: you have definitely encountered difficult people on your projects. The truth is that throughout your entire life and career you keep meeting people who put you down.  However, when you come across an unpleasant stranger in your daily life, it’s not a big deal.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in November 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 November 2019 Best Practices 5 Reasons Why A Great Project Is Like Good Chicago Style Pizza The author of this article explains what makes a great project, though doing this in a very unusual and creative way.… [ Read the rest...]

What Project Managers Really Do in Software Service Companies

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I started my project manager`s career in a small IT service agency, where the role of a manager was very vague and management processes were not formalized. Later, when I was joining a bigger company, I felt pretty anxious about my new position because I didn`t quite realize what the role of project manager implies in a large scale software company.… [ Read the rest...]

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...]