Productivity Posts

5 Lies Project Managers Tell Themselves that Make Teamwork Fail

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Think about the role of a project manager: how much easier would it be if you had to manage projects without the ‘people part’? Sounds soooo good, right? But when it comes to project management, people are part of the package – and the problem is, the package doesn’t have an instruction. You have to figure out yourself how to unpack and make it work.

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Fail Fast, Fail Often: Can Losing Help You Win?

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Imagine working on a product that should be released in 2 months. You are one month into the project when you discover a mistake made two days ago. And it can destroy your entire project. You think about the nightmare you will be going through when the boss finds out and start to panic.

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A Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Sprint Length for Your Project

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Magic comes from the heart, and the heart of Scrum is the sprint. Many teams choose their sprint length without too much thought. And chances are it will works out. In optimism we trust after all.

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10 Guaranteed Ways to Screw Up an IT Project

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Your IT project will inevitably run into bumps along the way. However, there are things that can end up silently killing it. IT executives and project management experts can name dozens of reasons why projects get off track. We are starting with the top 10 ways to derail a project – and how to avoid these pitfalls.

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3 Things Only Top Project Managers Do

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A lot of good project managers follow the ‘best’ practices that are popular in their industry. Traditionally, this comes down to detailed project planning, budget and schedule monitoring, change management … you name it. But if these practices are so brilliant and following them as a routine should guarantee success, then why does the rate of project failures remain so high?

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