Time Management Posts

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


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


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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7 Habits of Highly Productive Software Developers


The productivity of software developers is crucial to project success. It has a direct impact on the progress of the entire team, and on how ‘strong’ a product will be. Here are simple yet effective habits that will help you become a high-performing team player, boost your productivity, increase the overall output and free time to spend it on other activities.

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7 Most Common Mistakes IT Departments Make


According to the Standish Group, only 29 percent of IT projects are completed successfully. Nearly 70 percent of projects fail because of poor planning, communication, resource allocation and cost-overruns. The problem is that most companies follow the standard project management processes and make the same mistakes over and over again.

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4 Golden Rules to Make Your Meeting More Successful


Communication is the key to success in project management. Face-to-face meetings have been – and always will be – part of that communication. But no matter how important they are said to be, face-to-face meetings are often a sheer waste of time and take away valuable minutes (and even hours) from other activities.

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