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отуючи підсумки року, редакція AIN.UA ніколи особливо не звертала увагу на сектор, що створює найбільше робочих місць для IT-спеціалістів в Україні — аутсорс. Ми пишемо про стартапи, технологічні компанії, тренди. Та зважаючи на 2021-й, оминути увагою небувалий до цього ріст експортно-орієнтованих компаній (як лише вони самі себе називають), неможливо: найбільші гравці зростали на 50% за рік, у двох найбільших компаній — більше 25 000 спеціалістів, два роки тому стільки було у першої п’ятірки.… [ Read the rest...]

How to Push Back on Unrealistic Requests

Quite often project managers have to deal with difficult situations on their projects. A good example of such a tough situation is when the client comes up with an unrealistic request. In this situation, the project manager faces a dilemma: on the one hand, he doesn’t want to upset the client, but on the other hand, he understands that it is impossible to achieve what the client requests.… [ Read the rest...]

The Art of Juggling or How to Manage Multiple Projects at a Time

If one asks me about an ideal project, I will probably imagine a single team of 10-20 people. Unfortunately, this rarely happens. It is more common when a project manager is forced to lead a few smaller projects within his organization. Such a situation adds more complexity to the manager’s work because he has to balance his time and efforts between several projects and make sure that all of them are on track.… [ Read the rest...]

6 Ways to Reduce Stress in Remote Teams

Project managers have to deal with different kinds of projects. It is very possible that once you would be assigned to a project which implies a lot of pressure. If this happens, you need to be prepared to manage stress and to protect your team from it. Otherwise, people will burn out quickly and the whole endeavor will be derailed.  Before jumping into the details of how to deal with stress on the projects, let`s first try to figure out what are the typical reasons that lead to tension and team burnouts.… [ Read the rest...]

7 Email Management Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

If you ask me where modern management begins, I would respond that it starts with your email box management. Indeed, email has become one of the main communication channels over the last twenty years, and most managers spend a great deal of time processing emails and responding to them.  Recently, I have realized that, despite my vast experience with email technology, I never thought if I’ve been using it effectively.… [ Read the rest...]

Task Prioritization Techniques: Get Trough Your Workday Like a Boss

When you work as a project manager, you’re often so overwhelmed by different tasks that you don’t know where to start. Moreover, usually, your to-do-list is much longer than a regular working day can accommodate. Unfortunately, you can’t extend a day length for a few more hours, but what you can do in this case is prioritizing your tasks and moving some of them to another day.  … [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in September 2020

Every month I put together my version of the best articles on project management, leadership, and team building. Check out the TOP 10 articles on project management in September 2020 Management 8 Important, But Often Overlooked Project Management Skills Project management is a specific set of various responsibilities, and a role that implies making the teamwork in perfect unison and collaboration.… [ Read the rest...]

Story Points vs. Man-Hours For Project Estimation

When a new project is about to start, the project sponsors definitely want to know how much time it will take to complete it. If, on the contrary, you’re already involved in an ongoing project, project stakeholders probably are eager to know what amount of work you as a team will be able to complete during each subsequent iteration. We usually use different estimation techniques to provide the mentioned information to the project sponsor or stakeholders in both cases.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in August 2020

Every month I put together my version of the best articles on project management, leadership and team building. Check out the TOP 10 articles on project management in August 2020 Trends 4 Hot Project Management Trends — and 4 Going Cold Even before the pandemic hit, project management was going through a sea change. But the remote nature of our new normal has accelerated and morphed that change so rapidly that trends are going hot and cold before our eyes.… [ Read the rest...]