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Team Collaboration

Team Collaboration Tools

Agile methodologies focus on team empowerment through collaboration and for that meetings and teams being co-located are the elements which are more stressed upon. With teams now mostly working in distributed model, with resources scarred at different locations and time-zones, it is somewhat contradicting with the values of Agile Manifesto. Fortunately, multiple collaboration as well...


Technical Project Manager

“Does the Project Manager need to be technical as well?Once during an interview for a Project Manager position, in a software development company, the interviewer asked me; “How do you design the architecture of the applications?”. The interview was going along very well till this point and I was a bit taken back at...


The Troubled Project

“The Story of a Turn Around” When a Project Manager has a history of completing challenging projects successfully, then the management is always keen on throwing even more challenging projects your way. The same thing happened to me when I was assigned a very troubled project.  The project was with a Federal Government Department and was...


Time Box

Agile Scoping and Timeboxing

Agile is all about flexibility but the experts will agree with me that there is much more to Agile than just being flexible. Most professionals consider this flexibility as unbounded means they think that being Agile means there can be a change in work plan and scope at any time. Being Agile doesn’t mean that...


Agile Acute Integration

Acute Integration focus on delivering improved business value and organizational alignment. it's important to have insight into acute integration between client expectations, tools, techniques and solutions. This integration creates opportunities for innovation and digital optimization in business. For such a distributed integration, Agile provides the required environment and architecture including connectors, containers and APIs...


Evolutionary Directives

This doesn't mean a highly directive management style or an execution-machine, but in fact, evolution and agile are hand in hand together emphasized empowering through closer cooperation and supportive approach. Management should remove the impediments and supply the tools needed, to get the job done. Many organizations still run old, top-down, directive paradigms which are...


Adaptive Planning Approaches

Agile (aka "Adaptive") and Waterfall (aka "Predictive") are two of the most common project management approaches that organizations use for project management. The adaptive approach is relatively new where requirements and solutions evolve over a predefined period. Adaptive planning embodies a practical commonsense approach which is an action rather than a reactionary. Agile embraces adaptive...


Agile

Agile Dynamic Perspective

Agile is now a global subject across a wide range of organizations, which is transforming the world work culture. Organizations continually find ways to manage dynamic and volatile context of the business to increase the value for their customers. “Agile” is an effective, competitive and dynamic working model with a high trust to design...


Office Hours

Importance of Punctuality and Core Hours

Discipline is a mandatory part of professional growth in stature, especially in Project Management. As a Project Manager, it is part of my job not only to adopt discipline in my professional life but also to translate the same into my team as well.  In order to follow your team, there should be clearly defined...


EDGE

E.D.G.E

The whole reason to go through the planning process is to gain an edge and for that, all the vital elements are categorized to form E.D.G.E. (Engagement, Directives, Goals, Excellence). E – Engagement: This element refers to the engagement of all the stakeholders and resources required to perform the assignment. Both the people you work with...