6 Steps to Establish a No-Meeting Day in Your Company: Meeting-Free Day`s Pros and Cons

Today`s workplaces are overwhelmed by meetings. This is especially true for the software development industry, and switching to remote work has made this issue even more severe: the number of meetings has increased and their quality has worsened. This redundancy of meetings leads to the situation when workers simply don’t have enough time to do their actual job. They`re jumping from one meeting to another the whole day, switching contexts and wasting their precious time, and at the end of the day it turns out that even half of the planned work wasn’t complete due to these distractions. … [ Read the rest...]

How to Turn the Floor Over to the Next Person on Daily Scrum Meeting

If you use Scrum methodology on your projects, you definitely know how the Daily Scrum Meeting goes. If not, here is a quick walk-thru. People take their turns and provide their status updates one at a time. The status is short but informative, and its purpose is to answer three main questions: “What I did yesterday”, “What I’m going to do today”, “What impediments or blockers I`m having at the moment”.… [ Read the rest...]

10 Golden Rules of Productive Remote Meeting

Today project teams distributed all over the globe are becoming more and more widespread. Obviously, project management practices are also evolving in response to these changes. Let’s take meetings as an example of the most powerful project management means. Hosting a productive and efficient meeting within a co-located team has been always a challenge that requires a set of specific skills and experience.… [ Read the rest...]

5 questions to ask your teammates at your first one-on-one meeting

One of the first things you should do taking over a new project is definitely getting acquainted with your team. As usual a new project manager is introduced to a new team officially by his predecessor or manager, but I’m talking about something different here. I mean that it makes perfect sense to meet with each team member in person. Such one-on-one meetings are the most useful project manager’s instruments.… [ Read the rest...]

10 arguments why daily scrum meeting is important (infographic)

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...]