Tag Archives: Project Management

Project risk management and HR policy, a new way to look at it together

It looks as the software development is one of the most risky activities on this planet. I can hardly think of any other profession in which the focus on the risk management is so embedded in a daily practice of … Continue reading

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How to organize lessons learned sessions

What is lessons learned? It is a bottom up improvement: you invite people to give their feedback on the quality of the work they do and the problems they face during product development. Final goal of the lessons learned sessions … Continue reading

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How to master maintenance – part 2

Disclaimer first: this post is not that relevant for companies that host their services in the cloud. If that is your case, you may as well skip this one and stay at the first post on this subject. At very beginning of the product, PO … Continue reading

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Maintenance revisited – part 1

Maintenance is a tricky subject, and before I continue, I would like to distinguish between applications that are truly in maintenance mode and the ones on which there is still ongoing development. Obviously, if the application is not “moving” any more, the best you … Continue reading

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How to be effective at kick-offs

One of the reasons that agile folks hate to call kick-offs a meeting is because people just hate meetings. They are often done so badly that the first association that comes with that word is waste of time. One the … Continue reading

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Project checklist – 7 questions you need to ask yourself first

Very often people discuss project/dev.  methodologies, type of contracts (fixed price vs. time and material), product release cycles and other aspects of project lifecycle while ignoring or forgetting to ask themselves some very important questions first. So, let me go over my … Continue reading

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Agile and outsourcing, how to make it work

When I was asked first time to start outsourcing, I really had no stomach, nor desire to prove being a big manager by traveling around, asking for reports every single day, sweating in the night from stress and frustration, and … Continue reading

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