Hygger Blog for Project Managers and Winning Teams - Part 47

Blog for Project Managers and Winning Teams

Tips, best practices and new approaches to management and productivity.

Get Started Using Kanban Cards More Competently

Get Started Using Kanban Cards More Competently If you are starting to read this post, then you probably already know something about Agile software development and a famous Japanese word - Kanban.

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SOS: 7 Quick Tips for Effective Steercom Meetings

At it’s core, a steering committee is an advisory committee usually made up of high-level stakeholders and/or experts who provide guidance on key issues such as company policy and objectives, budgetary control, marketing strategy, resource allocation. Read More

Authority vs Accountability: 4 Ways to Make Employees Commit

As a manager, one of the most common communication problems you’re likely to have is accountability vs authority. These two terms are often poorly understood and confused, so it’s important to look at them in detail as they are the key to ensuring employee commitment.
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The One Thing Your Agile Team Might Be Missing

Today almost every software company claims to be agile. However, if we take a closer look at approaches they use, it becomes evident that the real meaning of Agile is often lost. So what doest it really mean to work in an Agile team and deliver products in an Agile way? Read More

6 Must-Have Skills of Highly Effective Help Desk Managers

Being an IT help desk manager is not just about tech and data. Though a solid technical background is a must-have, a successful help desk manager needs a broad range of skills, including communication skills combined with customer service experience and a problem-solving attitude. Read More

Authoritative vs Authoritarian: What Kind of Leader Are You?

The basic definition of leadership is “the power or ability to lead other people,” but there’s a lot more than that.  Some people say leadership is guiding others to complete a particular task, while others believe it means motivating people to be their best selves. And though definitions may vary but the general idea remains the same: leaders know how to set direction, inspire people and achieve goals. Read More

4 Steps to Successfully Dealing with Project Emergencies

Issues arise on every project; they appear at the most inappropriate time and may impact the project negatively if handled improperly. No matter how much risk planning was performed, there are often issues that result from technical specifications or unrealistic client expectations and can be hardly resolved by the project team. Read More

Kaizen-Communication-Culture: 3 Secrets for Scaling Your Business

One of the biggest problems faced by medium-sized and large organisations comes down to scaling. There are few difficulties when you start your business with 10 people working together – everyone knows their role, communication is simple and decisions are made quickly. But as you business becomes successful and grows in profit and employees, here is when problems begin. Read More

Opportunities Are Everywhere… Are You Taking Them?

No doubt careful planning is important to reach our goals but you can’t foresee everything. Sometimes things go completely out of the plan and you face “surprises”. It’s best to keep your mind open and your plan flexible because a thriving business is all about seizing opportunities, no matter how unexpected they may be. Read More

Visionary Leadership: Two Key Skills Every CEO Should Master

What is the core skill that separates leaders from managers?  According to Rob-Jan de Jong, author of Anticipate: The Art of Leading by Looking Ahead, “one of the most important qualities of leaders is the ability to lead and engage others with your future-oriented, purposeful picture of the future.”

Unfortunately, business leaders often spend so much time struggling with today’s problems that they don’t devote enough time to preparing for tomorrow’s challenges. Read More

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