Tue, 12 Nov 2019 03:32:02 GMT Female Element https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/497503/Female-Element Female Element blog is about experience and current trends in project management, digitalization and agile organizational transformation seen by eyes of a woman. Why to distinguish such view? Female and male brain operates differently and we may have various interpretations for the same situation. Female leadership is a thing and should be recognised. But mostly because more inclusivity for women is good for all aspects of business and we still have way to go. Seeking work-life balance https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53376/Seeking-work-life-balance Fri, 26 Apr 2019 09:13:12 GMT Thank you for your comments on my last post about interviewing for a new job and relocation to Europe! I have joined my new team and became fairly busy for the last couple of months. Starting a new job can be easily overwhelming, it involves not only the new processes and organization to lea... Getting ready for job interview https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/50548/Getting-ready-for-job-interview Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:10:57 GMT My latest private project is relocation to Europe and part of it is looking for a new job. After attending several job interviews, here are my learnings on how to get ready for jobs that require project management or business analysis competency (or combination of both). For project-based profess... Do you have project portfolio, or rather just a to-do list? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/49559/Do-you-have-project-portfolio--or-rather-just-a-to-do-list- Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:47:00 GMT Companies are initiating projects to support their business strategy by achieving improvements, delivering changes, introducing new products or solving issues that may threaten the whole company existence. Project ideas are collected, assessed and prioritized in a project portfolio with a purpose to... Tackling gender bias at workplace is like with any other bias, it's part of leadership. https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/49295/Tackling-gender-bias-at-workplace-is-like-with-any-other-bias--it-s-part-of-leadership- Sun, 02 Dec 2018 12:41:54 GMT Gender bias is like any other bias we face at work. It has a lot to do with the way we were raised, what we were taught, what is the culture we are coming from. But it is also caused by receiving too many information we can’t process and rather use shortcuts in our thinking to quickly come up ... Back to basics. Sometimes it is all about how well you can write meeting minutes. https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/48904/Back-to-basics--Sometimes-it-is-all-about-how-well-you-can-write-meeting-minutes- Wed, 21 Nov 2018 16:27:14 GMT I was recently talking to my friend, product manager in large financial institution who is dealing with projects delivering process digitalization and large systems integration. I asked her what would really help her teams in the context of their projects. I expected anything but this: improvement o... Ability to deal with complexity is among the top required job skills. How do you stand? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/48569/Ability-to-deal-with-complexity-is-among-the-top-required-job-skills--How-do-you-stand-- Mon, 12 Nov 2018 23:05:03 GMT Complex problem solving was predicted as the top required skill by 2020 by the Future of Jobs Report by WEF in 2016. Now, in 2018, the report highlights need for analytical thinking and innovation with complex problem solving remaining in the top 10. Skills demands are related to the trends in job m... Do you need to sell your project to key stakeholders? Design project elevator pitch! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/48429/Do-you-need-to-sell-your-project-to-key-stakeholders--Design-project-elevator-pitch- Wed, 07 Nov 2018 20:45:00 GMT Elevator pitch is a technique how to introduce yourself, your company or a product in a short, spot-on and engaging way. Why not use it when presenting the project, you’re currently working on?  We all need to sell and promote our projects from time to time so it’s better to be read... Virtue of keeping project momentum by your leadership skills https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/48276/Virtue-of-keeping-project-momentum-by-your-leadership-skills Fri, 02 Nov 2018 14:26:51 GMT Project momentum is energy that makes your project moving. But there are so many possible situations that takes the motivation and spirit from your team or even from yourself. Maintaining project momentum requires true leadership skills and solid project management base in terms or knowledge, method... Diving into SAFe. Large scale agile is not about mastering Scrum. https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/48065/Diving-into-SAFe--Large-scale-agile-is-not-about-mastering-Scrum- Sun, 28 Oct 2018 14:25:20 GMT SAFe is currently the leading framework for implementation of large scale agile approach. What is it about? I recently took a course and certification exam for one of the SAFe framework roles. I took me a while to decide if I want to go this way, I’ve heard both good and bad feedback and I ... Looking for a powerful creative problem-solving technique? Try this one! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/47973/Looking-for-a-powerful-creative-problem-solving-technique--Try-this-one- Thu, 25 Oct 2018 02:17:11 GMT Project Managers need to solve problems often. Having couple of problem-solving techniques in their pocket may be very handy. Especially when there’s a need for approach that possibly engage the whole team while number of participants may vary. And wouldn’t it be just perfect if finding ...