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The risk of assumptions

Recently we held Junior PM Challenge – a recruitment event for those, who want to become Project Managers. During the journey of the future PMs, one of the paths we went through was risks management.    Our event attendees enhanced their knowledge about its process: how to analyse, handle and monitor risks. Learned how to respond to the risk and identify one. Victory seemed inevitable, […]

Becoming a PM at Objectivity

After the first edition of Junior PM Challenge at Objectivity, I have the pleasure to be a mentor for one of the participants, who has been hired as a Junior Project Coordinator. I have always enjoyed sharing my knowledge with others, so I approached the mentoring with a huge dose of optimism and involvement. One […]

From team management to team cooperation

For me, as a project manager, this story started when the team was already 3 months behind schedule with delivering the agreed functionality. On one side I had a frustrated client, who did not seem to understand the reason of our delay. On the other side – there was a strongly discouraged team, as the […]

Failure of Success

I’m reading an e-mail from a client and I can’t believe my own eyes. He is asking me to present him a forecast for another service package for a reduced team? How come? I’ve just received compliments and positive feedback on professionalism, pace of work and our involvement after the end of a-few-month release. The […]

My first project at Objectivity – PM summary

This is the last part of the story describing my first project that taught me more than any other project that I have taken part in. In the previous posts (part 1, part 2 and part 3), you had a chance to learn about the mistakes we made while preparing, initiating and delivering the project. […]

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 […]