Tag - Team Management

Best Teacher

The Best Teacher

Working with your preferred kind of Line Manager or Customer is, most often, not your choice. To survive and grow professionally, you have to learn to work with every kind of personality. You might be familiar with the phrase; “No Pain, No Gain’. It is applicable in this discussion as well. The best teacher is...


Lesson Learned from one of my successful Project

“Journey through a Master Piece”  I have been a lucky enough as a project manager to be involved in over 100 projects during my career and I would like to share few important lesson learnt from one of my most successfully completed project. Project Dimensions This project was a large scale, public sector project having worth of over...


Courage and Respect

“The Constructive Team Culture” Apart from forming and managing a technically sound and balance team, a good Project Manager has to construct a smooth and effective team culture. For me, two things are very important for a healthy team culture and they are “Courage” and “Respect”. Courage: When teams are following Agile methodology, they are encouraged for Technical...


Specialist or Generalist

“Which one to prefer for you projects?” With more and more software development teams adopting Agile methodologies, one debate that has been prevailing, amongst all, is that what kind of resources to utilize on projects? Should they be Specialists or they should be Generalists? Specialist, always have good practice or master of field, have an edge that...


The Incredible Manager

Citius, Altius, Fortius Faster, Higher, Stronger; these are the qualities required from any individual who wants to excel beyond the common trough and to become incredible character with superhuman stamina and durability. As I have discussed in my other article, “Big Love – The Lucky Guy with 4 Wives”, that the Project Manager has responsibilities and pressures from multiple...


Managing the 4 Wives

In my other article, “Big Love – The Lucky Guy with 4 Wives”, I discussed that Project Manager role generally seems to people so intruding just like a person having 4 wives. Also this article enlightened on the challenges and sacrifices a Project Manager has to bear in order to manage the 4 wives (Customer,...


Big Love – The Lucky Guy with 4 Wives

"Inside story of a Project Manager" Its profoundly hazardous social policy but a Project Manager is likely having 4 wives, everybody envy him and wishes they could also be like that. On the other side of the coin, all the 4 wives (Customer, Executive Management, Team and Family) are never happy with the Project Manager and...


Plan, Train and Delegate

Delegation of tasks, especially for Managers and Team Leads, is always highly talked about topic but the reality is that it is rarely executed in practical sense and even when it is done so, only the responsibilities are delegated and no authority. The reason for lack of practical implementation is that Managers and Team Leads are...