Posts Tagged ‘project management’

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“Who Even Are You?” and Other Questions You May Have for Your Project Manager

Have you ever found yourself in a meeting where someone is quietly sitting in the corner taking notes, and you find yourself asking, “Who even are you?” Have no fear, you’re not alone! It’s either a person who wandered into the room, noticed too late they were in the wrong meeting, and then got too […]

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3 Tips for Effective Communication & Project Success

Communication is an exchange of information. Easy to define. Difficult to master. Problems caused by insufficient communication can be underestimated and hard to identify. Most of us “think” we communicate effectively and enough, but while too much communication can become overwhelming, it is rarely a problem for most teams. “The single biggest problem in communication […]

Testing Lists – 0, 1, 2, N

If you are a project manager or business analyst, and certainly if you are a software developer or quality analyst, you will need to test lists at some point. I have an approach I use to fully exercise these lists that I refer to as the “0, 1, 2, N” test. Maybe I should call […]

5 Points I Cover During a Consultant Phone Interview Screen

My Two Favorite IT Interview Questions

I enjoy interviewing information technology candidates. I meet with software developers, business analysts, project managers, and quality assurance analysts who are eager, polite, dressed sharply, ready to impress, and usually a bit nervous. I have a couple goals as an interviewer: I want to sell my own company. I want to let them know that […]

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Rethinking the Role of the Quality Assurance (QA) Team

I had the opportunity in my career to create a quality assurance (QA) team from scratch for a small software development company. Prior to this, developers and project managers would do all the testing. After petitioning for quite some time that this was not the best approach to ensuring quality, I was finally given the […]

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Agile For Programmers: A Streamlined Guide to Meetings

Agile is a data-driven, streamlined project management process designed to minimize distractions while still providing multiple opportunities to check and adjust the course of development. If done correctly, it can allow for long-term project plans that are accurate and resilient to changes. Unfortunately, “Agile” is a trendy project management term that project managers and leadership […]

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What is a component governance plan and why do I need it?

We’re very plan driven at Perficient. We like to create them, execute them, measure them, adjust them…and we employ a number of governance plans when executing a new Sitecore project. Very often, large site development projects will include a number of people from various organizations all working together for a common goal – but those […]

Sometimes You Need to Manufacture Momentum

The past few months have been very busy in all aspects of my life and it has felt like one of those grind it out kind of periods. A major project was stalling, I hadn’t put out a blog in a while, and I wasn’t feeling great about my accomplishments. Work/life balance was ok, but […]

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Client Management: A Day in the Life

Client Management is an essential role at Brainjocks, and one we take very seriously. Read Emily’s post to get a sneak peek into what it’s like to be a Delivery Manager and how she guides projects through every phase.

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Old Problem – New Context – Business to IT Translation

In today’s world  of “Cloud Everything” using “Hyper Everything” we still see an old problem creating challenges. Most IT organizations are still struggling to translate business requirements into technology requirements. Cloud has allowed us to simply accelerate the process of seeing the disconnect. I had the opportunity to hear about this experience from one of […]

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Managing Stakeholders Includes You: 4 Steps for Work-Life

Stakeholder Management creates healthy relationships with stakeholders through the management of their expectations and agreed project objectives. Stakeholders can be groups or persons, internal or external, part of the project or not, for example law-makers or media. Depending on the size and nature of your project, stakeholder management can be quite formal or a casual task […]

What is a PMO Dashboard and Why Do You Need One?

I am the bad PMO guy! Why Am I the Bad PMO Guy? I was assigned the responsibility to monitor the PMO dashboard to avoid content gaps. I take this responsibility very seriously and always try to improve the process flow with help of my self made statistics reports to keep the tracking process smoother. One day […]

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