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TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in September 2019

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 September 2019

Best Practices

The world of project management is vast. It covers many industries and requires a range of skills. But the common thread tying this diverse discipline together are the techniques that project managers use to get the job done. In this article, you can read about five of the best project management techniques that every project manager should know in order to control their projects and steer them to successful ends [Read More …]

This article is a collection of proven techniques for staying focused on goals and increasing personal productivity. You`re probably already using some from the list, but I bet that not all of them. So, all you need to boost your productivity right away is start applying those that you aren’t practicing yet [Read More…]

Experienced managers can blend the functionality of new tools with the management tactics they’ve already proven. Newer companies and project managers, however, have to discover their own style and strategies. Forbes asked 12 experts from Forbes Technology Council to share some of the critical elements of successful IT project management, and why they work. You may find their insights in this article [Read More…]

Leadership

In this article Tucker Sauer-Pivonka, a Product Manager at Crema demystifies 5 most common management styles and explains the pros and cons of each of them. The links to management style tests are included and will help you to define your own style of management. However, I believe that your own personal style of management is always a mix of these 5, which depends on your personality and a particular situation [Read More …]

Conveying confidence is an essential trait for a project manager because a large part of our work is in winning over team members, stakeholders, and clients to our point of view. But we frequently find ourselves in challenging situations where confidence can be hard to summon up. So, the question is how to convey more confidence than you feel. The answers are in this article [Read More …]

Communication Management

The author of this article argues that project transparency is the most winning strategy for project success. Yes, the bad news is never fun to share, however, there is still a way to inform your stakeholders that something is going wrong but minimize their anger. And this is definitely better than getting into bigger troubles while trying to conceal problems and resolve everything on your own [Read More …]

Delivering bad news is always frustrating. Most of the people feel uncomfortable doing this, and unfortunately, managers are among those who do it often. What can ease the manager`s life a little bit in such cases is a set of well-defined rules on how to deliver bad news, like the ones that I listed some time before. In this article you may find some more advice on how to deliver bad news [Read More …]

Scrum & Agile

The author of this article comes up with the question of how Scrum Master’s work manifests itself. In the course of his contemplation, he discovers that the level and the direction of Scrum Master`s engagement are changing over time and is dependent on the team type. This has resulted in a number of Scrum Master`s engagement patterns explained in the article. I guess, they may help you to adjust the focus of your effort [Read More…]

When teams start working with Scrum, working with Sprint Goals is often at the very end of the list of things to do. The authors of this post are confident that such an attitude is a mistake. They highlight the unfortunate consequences of ignoring Sprint Goal and prove that this is an integral part of the Scrum Framework, which helps teams to navigate complex work [Read More…]

In this article well-known Scrum Expert, Mike Cohn advocates the Fibonacci sequence as the best estimation scale in Scrum. In short, Fibonacci values work well because they increase by about the same proportion each time. For a more detailed explanation, please, read the article [Read More ….]

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