5 Organizational Skills Every Manager Must Know

Try to picture the perfect manager. What do they do, and how do they act? Different companies call for different management styles, but some things are universal. You probably imagine a manager that has a clear and consistent vision for the project they’re overseeing, who knows how to pinpoint specific problems, while still keeping their […]

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Does Your Upper Management Suck? Here’s What to Do About It.

Imagine you’re part of a crew on a large ship. You sail toward your destination, maintaining the ship to the best of your ability. Suddenly, the ship leans to a side, and you almost lose your footing. You look to the helm to see the captain yanking the wheel, announcing a new direction for no […]

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Use Agile Methodology to Better Lead Your Team

A lot of teams talk about how they’re going to “do agile” or how they’re undertaking “agile transformation”. They hire consultants to teach them “One True Way” to manage a project team with Agile methodology, yet still find themselves easily screwing up their agile processes. There is a lot of information spread across thousands of […]

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How to Build a Practice of Efficient Communication Across Your Team

Teams only perform as well as they communicate. If you have smooth and efficient communication, then tasks flow easily from person to person. However if communication is problematic, the process gets muddled, deadlines are missed and work quality is poor. These bad communication practices will hurt your team morale and culture if left to languish. […]

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How to Maintain and Prioritize an Effective Product Backlog

Product backlogs are a critical facet of Agile project management. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a product backlog is a single, prioritized list of desired product features and improvements. They’re a huge resource for great ideas. Especially if it’s an open backlog, where everyone in the company – or even customers themselves – can […]

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