In Romania we get 1 year off work to raise the baby, so I was really prepared & excited to have some "off" time, after almost 4 years of very intensive work. But the "no job" phase freaked me out after just 1 month, as I was starting to get lost in the baby-care routine: … Continue reading My lovely July project
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I had to renew my domain and I open my blog to see that my last article is almost 1 year old... And with a big promise at the end: "you'll be hearing from me more often in the future", haha. I feel embarrassed. But then I open some of my favourite project management blogs and … Continue reading Busy Project Managers
Note: I’ll try posting monthly interviews with cool PMs on my blog. First rising star: Cipo! 🙂 While it's critical for PMs to have impeccable customer service and understand business and marketing demands (market context, goals, customers), it is equally important for them to speak "tech talk" and translate all these into actual product specifications. … Continue reading Monday’s interview – Tech Talk with Ciprian
“There has been a marked increase in workplace stress in every country, industry and job type, to the extent that it is now higher than at any time in the last four years,” said Dr. Rena Rasch, research manager at the Kenexa High Performance Institute. “High stress levels increase absenteeism and decrease productivity. For individuals, … Continue reading Serenity Now!
If you google the phrase "website launch checklist" you'll find some great articles on this topic. I read them all, added my experience on top, a little flavour...and ta-daaa: I created my own checklist :). I know, I know, just before a website launch things get crazy, nobody has time for checklists! But you'd be surprised … Continue reading Website launch checklist
I recently took a course on Coursera.org about innovation, and prof. Owens had a great insight, regarding the graph below (where x is money, y is time): "Taking the 2 curves together, you should conclude that changes are far easier and far less costly when performed early in the life of a project rather than … Continue reading Less Latte, More Work
I am a great fan of Viget's blog and like the fact that their team members take the time to share thoughts with the community. One of the recent blog posts I read was about Project Manager Tips, and they were mentioning these: 1. Ask early & often, and definitely never assume 2. Encourage collaboration … Continue reading PM tips