Project Management Archive

How we started an internship program in the company: the outline and conclusions after three Project Managers’ admissions.

At a certain development stage many companies realize that human resources may be found not only in labor market, but can also be raised internally. That is how internship programs emerge. In a number of organizations such programs have turned into internal educational institutions, others didn’t quite adapt the idea of this whole thing. In

WBS and sequencing

Planning and delivering development tasks into the project schedule with sticky notes and Google Gantter. Report from the battlefield. Every Project Manager faces different challenges with planning scope and sticking to the deadlines. In this article I suggest we look into a couple of case-studies that I have used from my own experience. Therefore, this

How to сreate your own Retrospective mix?

Agile approach to development has distinguished many instruments helping to make work more predictable and effective. On the other hand, Agile has brought to the world methodologies that use these instruments according to certain patterns. They are obviously great although not sufficiently flexible. The thing is that the tools can be used outside the pattern

Hire the best: advices from the founder of StackOverflow

Which is the most common advice startupers take? Hire the best! It is true – perfect team can get a run-of-the-mill idea and transform it into the world-best product. However, cofounder of Stack Overflow and the author of the blog Coding Horror JEFF ATWOOD thinks there is some weak spot in this approach. *** We

Job of the future?

I suppose you are aware and not surprised by the growth of the number of companies turning to outsourcing basically every day. With them the amount of people who are loyal to their remote work also increases. Such a working format is profitable for both sides. However, it’s only actual for those companies where physical

A Brief Introduction into Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)

BDD is a further expansion of the Test-Driven Software Development (TDD) methodology. In BDD a scenario is written instead of unit tests. What is the scenario?