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
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!
Happy 2014!…and welcome back online, after a long (and well deserved winter break). It was so great being away from my computer, even for a little while. I focused on reading Monocle’s December issue, and almost finalizing “The power of habit”, spending time with my friends & family, and of course, making a list of … Continue reading Thanks for Sharing (your knowledge)
I had the pleasure to be invited to speak to a small audience at an Akcees mentorship session (Akcees is an ONG helping young entrepreneurs in Romania), at TechHub, last evening. With Andrei's help and some stumbles here & there, it actually was a cool chat about processes in web startups...so I wanted to share … Continue reading Keep calm & startup on!
Or: How can you help clients understand the value of wireframes?There has been a lot of talking about the benefits of wireframing, but not many understand how this really works. Since the easiest way to explain something is by a simple analogy, let’s assume that your project (website, application, etc.) is a cupcake.You want your … Continue reading Wireframes & Cupcakes