How to Effectively Use an Online Whiteboard to Enhance Online Teaching
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the physical ways and methods of teaching and learning, accelerating the digitization of them. Video conferencing has replaced the face-to-face engagement in a physical classroom; screen sharing and presentation slides have become the new whiteboard. As education is rapidly turning digital, the need for and the availability of tools to facilitate online learning and teaching has surged over the last few years; and online whiteboards are gaining popularity by the day.
Project Portfolio Management.
What is the most important goal of the project portfolio management?
Cybersecurity now and in the future
Current time of home office and online meetings together with fast development of IT and AI technologies brings new perspectives to cybersecurity. Recent global events have upended our lives and serve as the foundations for better understanding information security of today and future. How can we ensure our data and processes will remain safe?
If the Project tolerances are exceeding in every stage in terms of cost, while new funds are allocated because of new investments.
Agile project - How many hours per day should a Development Team member work?
My position is SCRUM Master.
What is the most important task of a Agile leader?
Taking responsibility for an unrealistic project deadline, scope and quality.
Dear all, Most probably you have already met a situation when you knew the real project or program status and you were under pressure to commit yourself that it would be delivered within budget, on time and to the expected quality even though you knew it couldn't without any change.
How well does automation and project management mix?
As PMs and business managers overall take on increasingly heavy workloads, it makes sense that efficiencies should be incorporated into the work to increase productivity and spend less time on repetitive manual tasks.
Operational level manager and corona crisis elimination
We are currently fully facing the COVID-19 pandemic and trying to overcome the obstacles that this time brings to our companies and organizations. What could this situation tell us? Could we have been better prepared as managers on operational level?
Slightly more decentralized online video meeting
An easy solution that does not require any usernames or passwords can lower the barrier of meeting people online. Privately. There are many commercially successful video conferencing platforms but in many articles you can find online the open alternative is not even mentioned. So I chose to not mention the others here. Just open alternatives. And when I say open, it means anyone is free to run an instance as part of their infrastructure or even use any of the available publicly-running instances.
Tactical level manager and corona crisis elimination
We are currently fully facing the COVID-19 pandemic and trying to overcome the obstacles that this time brings to our companies and organizations. What could this situation tell us? Could we have been better prepared as managers on tactical level?
Strategic level manager and corona crisis elimination
We are currently fully facing the COVID-19 pandemic and trying to overcome the obstacles that this time brings to our companies and organizations. What could this situation tell us? Could we have been better prepared as managers on strategic level?
Project Execution during the Coronavirus pandemic
Hi, can you give me some advice how to manage a remote team during the coronavirus pandemic? Thank you.
Best Practices for Effective Meeting
Meetings often do not produce the desired effect due to errors created by inexperienced manager who leads the discussion.
How to manage your energy
One of the commonly asked questions is how to store enough energy for our free time after work.
What is first common mistake what will Scrum Master do ?
I am curious, what will be first mistake (really common mistake) what will scrum master do on his first project or on beginning of every project.
Hiring and developing young managers
It is known that currently there is generally a shortage of skilled workforce for positions such as: manager, SCRUM Master, programmer, analyst, and others. One of the ways is to look for managerial talents amongst the students during their university studies. The question is which competencies are given to the personality of a young person and which competencies may be developed later in the process.
SCRUM PRINCIPLES & RULES (PART 3)
The last part of my agile mistakes series is the 3rd - SCRUM PRINCIPLES & RULES issues.
SCRUM ENVIRONMENT (PART 2)
I am going to continue with the SCRUM Environment related mistakes/issues.
AGILE TEAM & ENGAGEMENT (PART 1)
It is well known that the agile framework should reflect real time customer requirements and develop a viable piece of product at the end of the Sprint. I was engaged with the agile topics and solved the impediments as SCRUM Master and Couch.
What is your opinion on ice-breaking exercises? Do you think that it is possible (suitable) to use them during lectures as a practical demonstration?
Careful not to damage your team during the Sprint Retrospective
The point of the SCRUM Sprint Retrospective meeting is to look at both positive and negative aspects of the project. If the meeting is facilitated by the SCRUM master in a way that the team members only discuss “what is not working”, and the meeting is focused on negative issues, it might damage the work atmosphere and have a negative impact on the team.
Manage Project Value
Companies face challenges around business opportunities and their value. They struggle to identify the “right” project managers within their organizations who possess the rare mix of business and project management skills.
Project Risk Management Trends
Applying appropriate Risk Management procedures is very important in order to manage a project successfully. Risk Management procedure covers Risk Identification, Risk Assessment, Risk Responses Planning and Risk Responses Implementation. One of the key failures of managing risks is the fact that is no actual implementation of risk responses.
Project Management SW for agile project
Hi, my agile project team members are seated at various locations.
Building Decision Competency
Precise decision-making across all levels of an organization must assume its appropriate place in the overall value creation chain.
Communication with Project Board
Hey guys, one more question how often should I communicate with my Project Board?
Difference between project requirements and project goals
Hello, I am just thinking, what is difference between project goals and project requirements ? Project requirements are the technical description of the project and project objectives (goals) are benefits ?
Setup of KPIs for Agile Organization
Dear all, I got a following question to you: What kind of KPIs would you consider relevant within Agile Oriented IT Company? Looking forward for you suggestions :) Thank you.
Hi, I would like to ask you What project management skills do I need to manage a project?
Just one question out of my curiosity.
Tool for effective communication
I would like to ask you - What tool do you use for communication (mobile application needs to be available as well) in your team?
Social skills question for you
Do you think the golden rule applies in business or project communication? Golden rule being; I treat you as I would like to be treated, or do to others as you would like to be done to you.
Recording lessons learned but not implementing them
If a team is recording and discussing lessons learned but not implementing them on future projects, what options does a PM have to improve the application of them?
Communication among team members.
Hello, I would like to know who is responsible for communication in the team.
Four recommendations for Agile projects
In order to manage internal and external projects, many companies are nowadays trying to use agile frameworks. However, in many cases, reading books on agile and being familiar with the agile framework (e.g. SCRUM) is not enough. Companies need to firstly revise their internal processes, reflect on project methodology, define roles and responsibilities descriptions. Before implementing agile management to their projects, they need to set and make sure everybody understands company reporting arrangement.
Requirement Traceability Matrix
Hi, I would like to know what Requirement Traceability Matrix contains of and what it is used for.
Future Manager & Business Opportunities
Many managers are not aware of the company's strategy so they cannot make the right decision which are alligned with the strategy. They do not have knowledge about the key strategy goals for the next period. The reason is weak communication among TOP management and middle level management. Cascading strategy (top-down strategy) is missing in the process.
Is there any difference between assertivity and aggressivity?
Zoom In approach and Opportunity Management
How to discover and manage an opportunity? What is a ZOOM IN approach?
Globaly distributed Project team
In the project we had teams across the Globe (Slovakia, UK, India). Different time zones, different culture and different level level of experience was present.
URGENT - IMPORTANT MATRIX
Based on my experience, managers who know how to use the URGENT - IMPORTANT MATRIX (called also the EISENHOWER MATRIX) are in an advantage in comparison to others. The matrix is used to evaluate and subsequently to have the ability to prioritize daily tasks.
Hi, could you please give me some tips on what applications can I use to keep track of deadlines?
Risk Matrix Frequency
How often should we engage the whole team in risk evaluation&response process via Risk Matrix? Is it a good practise to include this on every iteration planning meeting? Or is this something which should be done only by PM during iterations?
Which means "good risk" in project management?
The most important social competencies?
I would like to know what are the most important social competencies for a project manager.
Take advantage of being first on the market
The most famous soccer teams only win thanks to the players’ individual competencies and the team’s ability to precisely fulfill strategy instructions. In the business environment, the company has positive results, when not only works with competent experts, but they are at the same time able to follow the TOP Management strategy decisions.
How to make the right decisions?
The daily task of TOP MANAGER is to analyze gathered information and make decisions. The TOP MANAGER of a company should take into consideration many aspects and he/she is forced to make the decision under time pressure. It is very helpful if the manager has the competence to make deliberate decisions based on the decision-making process.
The stakeholders are not prepared for some disruptions in their organisations and private life, following the implementation of the project results.
Insufficient Risk Analysis
Along any point in project planning or execution, management takes little proper consideration for potential pitfalls concerning scope, time, cost and quality, among others.
Thoughtless decisions („I don’t have enough time to play with this“).
Importance of Feedback
Most people are uncomfortable about receiving honest, constructive feedback. Managers can be resistant to requesting feedback and team members can be resistant to giving it due to possible ramifications.
Do I need to follow any sequence during creating of WBS?
I have been asked to produce WBS for project, on which I am participating.
Continuous Value for Stakeholders
Many times value for the customer or stakeholder only arrives when the final product is delivered.
Initial Stakeholder Communication
During the initial phase of the project, stakeholder(s) did not receive adequate information concerning project time line, cost or other unique project characteristics.
Negotiation vs. power.
Solving the conflicts from the position of power produces more problems than benefits.
Reporting on Team Performance
Manager takes note and formally documents team and personal performance after a finite project, process or time period.
I am not able to say “no”
I am not able to say “no” if somebody asks me for help.
Project Scope Change Management
During the bridge repair project (in the execution phase), the customer (town hall) asked for a change of parameters in comparison to the original requirements.
Client is demanding unattainable or unethical action concerning your business approach or project.
Project management crashing technique
Project team was discussing our options to fix delay of construction project.
What is "fast tracking" of the project?
Hi, our project is delayed and project manager said he wants to use fast tracking.
Should we let them to move into new premises before the building approval?
The construction project is at its end, The customer says there is no need to have a lot of paperwork and they want to start using newly built premises right away because they need to work on the new contract they’ve been rewarded.
Letter from customer offering incentive pay if we finish project earlier
We are in the middle of the project.
Received incentives to finish project earlier...how to evaluate it?
We are in the middle of the project.
How to assess and remunerate project managers?
Do you have experience in how to assess and remunerate project managers? Which parameters should TOP Management use to assess the quality of a project manager? It is without a doubt that being on time and within budget is simply not enough.
Respecting ethical standards
Assigned project members who do not respect the ethical standards of behavior.
Measurable quality critera for each deliverable were properly set up in the beginning of the project. During the project execution the quality criteria were kept in mind by the project team.
Missing list of benefits
The list of desired benefits from future activities is missing. Top Management does not make a decision (to approve/challenge) based on the listed measurable benefits.