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
Tag: project management
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
Sorry for the quiet period, but I’ve been managing some pretty complex and time consuming projects. As fun and exciting as this was/still is, I was totally drained out of energy after 5 intense months. But nothing a 2 week vacation in sunny Greece can’t fix! Coming back from this short break with a clearer … Continue reading Long time no see (write)
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!
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
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