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...]
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...]
Ground rules for project team

Kickstart Your Project with Team Ground Rules

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What are ground rules? When a new team meets to start work on some project, it is very important to establish some operating agreements which are called ground rules. These group rules are the set of values and guidelines which the team establishes consciously to help individual members to act properly. They articulate the set of expected behaviors for team members in the future.… [ Read the rest...]

Why Remote Teams Matter in 2018?

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If someone asks me what an ideal team is like, I will answer without any doubt that an ideal team is a collocated team. And what`s also important, an ideal project manager is the one who works in the same room with a collocated team. This point is easy to explain because, when the whole team is located in the same room and when you as a manager is present there, you may feel the pulse of your team.… [ Read the rest...]