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My first project at Objectivity – Delivery

One of the most exciting aspects of a delivery phase is the very beginning – any changes you make are reminiscent of open-heart surgery. Today, I’m going to continue the story of my first project and I will show you the way we solved further problems generated during the project planning and initiation stage. Has […]

My first project at Objectivity – Initiation

What may happen if we ignore one of the most fundamental rules that govern IT projects? Why can some ready-made solutions pose a threat to the success of your project? In what situations can PM’s room for manoeuvre be limited to the minimum? You will find the answers to the above questions in a second, […]

My first project at Objectivity – Planning

According to Alfred Hitchcock, a film should start with an earthquake, and then the tension is to keep on rising incessantly. It sounds like a perfect description of my first project at Objectivity, which I am going to tell you about with great pleasure. In a few posts to come, you will have an opportunity […]

IT systems design in the eyes of a PM

Have you ever had an opportunity to manage a project with business and technical requirements being documented before the beginning of the project? And while presenting the first (or another) version of the project, it turned out that the Client had seen it differently? Or maybe you have taken part in a project having no […]

Delivery Assurance – from Excel to Jira with Xray

What is Delivery Assurance? Delivery Assurance is an internal Objectivity process of evaluating the maturity of project delivery in an ongoing project. It covers different areas like project management, business analysis, testing and development. You can see the process on the diagram below (all pictures can be opened in separate tab in case of readability issue). […]

Design Thinking workshops for social good

Brainwork: research and ideation workshop for social good is an event we hosted for our CSR beneficiaries. The idea was to bring a group of creatives under one roof and let them do what they’re best at – design, research and innovate. We matched User Experience, marketing, business, and product professionals with representatives of our […]

Keeping people motivated in an agile environment

Everyone wants to deliver exceptional work, but experience and talent are a small part of it. Motivation is what keeps you going. So how do you make sure your teams stay motivated in an agile environment? How do you support your people – each with different needs – when projects and objectives can change instantly? […]

How about leaving your comfort zone and write a book?

  I’ve been a system administrator / engineer for around 10 years. During that time, I’ve gained experience mostly in gas and banking industry, working with many various systems. Now, I am at Objectivity, and I’ve already been here for around 1.5 year. The last few months were really nutty, because – as some of […]

REAL UX help wanted! – why recruiting UX Designers is such a drag…

Getting the right candidate to fill the open ‘UX Designer’ position at your company can be painful. Currently, the job market is full of people calling themselves ‘UX Designers’ (or something similar) but the number of potential candidates that actually live up to the title is much lower. The second reason why companies struggle so […]

Energy distribution – a PoC in cooperation with Microsoft

A few months ago I knew nothing about energy distribution. I could only say that there is a power plant, there is an electricity line, a transformer and finally the energy meter and my end devices. I also wasn’t interested in this subject until there was a problem to solve. The beginning I love my […]