It’s not a secret that every good vacation needs some planning. But this article is not about the place to go to, how to get the cheapest tickets or what stuff to take. This one is on how to prepare yourself mentally and what preparations to take before leaving your team or company for a vacation period and come back with minimum or no setbacks.
Recently more and more people online bring up the topic of soft skills, its importance at the workplace and influence on the overall hierarchy and mood within the company.
But today I would like to cover its impact on the general productivity and draw a line between soft and so-called “hard skills” and also I would like to dispel a myth of importance soft skills only for managers.
A retrospective meeting is an important part of the Agile Software Development. It does not matter whether your team uses Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall etc., or has no formalized management framework at all. It also doesn’t matter whether you have a formalized development sprint or not. What really important is to analyze your team’s progress, successes and mistakes, and then develop the team based on that information. The place and time for that is a retrospective meeting. Let’s find out how to prepare an awesome retrospective meeting.
Every one of us has a perfectionist inside. Still we often do not see the consequences of the dark side of our design. Some common everyday issues may turn into real problems and affect us. If you think reasonably, it should not be a problem to do some simple things even if you assume they are not 100% right. But not for a perfectionist! You may become depressed even with minor mistakes, which one might not even consider to be a problem. It should not always be a fear of a bad result, but also a fear of making a decision.
Every project or task has an own life cycle divided on some stages. These stages show us where the project is (its progress) and how fast it will be done. Our article will be interesting for projects managers, especially if they manage several projects at the same time.
Project managers are the ones who closely communicate and work with clients day to day. PM’s are a face of every professional services company, and they are exactly the ones who pay a vital contribution to company’s image.
In today’s post, we’ve decided to share our vision and experience on the main and core duty of every project manager – making the client happy.