Team Management Posts

Can Product Managers Earn More Than Developers?


If a product is an airplane, then a product manager is the co-pilot of this plane. The first pilot is CEO. This analogy is rather relevant today because, in many software development companies, product management attracts much attention and get a dominant role in the company’s strategy.

How do product managers gain confidence? And can they earn more than developers?

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Must-have or Time Wasting? 10 Rules of Efficient Brainstorming in IT companies


“Talent wins games but teamwork wins championships”. This is a quote from Michael Jordan and actually, he is right. Any successful decision, whether it is a victory in a championship or the release of a new product, is achieved through the efforts of the whole team. Where does the path to success begin?

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Key Advantages of Marketing Roadmaps for Achieving Companies’ Success


In marketing, any global strategy and a separate initiative should be detailed and well planned. It’s better to visualize any idea at the start – this is also a well-known fact.

Fortunately, today marketers have the ability to visually represent their tasks and track them. Multi-level marketing roadmaps are helpful here.

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What is Critical Path Method For in Project Management?


All project managers have their best practices and management methods, own secrets and tricks. They try to improve their processes for effective results using intuition, skills and experience, powerful tools and famous techniques.

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Smart Roadmap: Nothing About Formality, All for Product Benefits


A product roadmap is a powerful armory in product manager’s hands. As any strategist is able to manage his armory and knows how and when to apply it, so product managers should also be able to tactically apply their advanced product roadmap and use special tools for these goals.

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How to Maintain Product Backlog When It Rapidly grows?


In the time of high competitiveness, it’s important to focus on key priorities. Competitors constantly release new features. There are so many of them, you don’t even have time to learn all of them. Your users suggest improvements, give you advices and your colleagues are coming up with ideas all the time. There are a lot of updates happening constantly.

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13 Benefits of Kanban for Software Development


What is Kanban?

Imagine a Toyota center. You liked that Toyota Camry and paid a deposit. There was no car in a color you wanted and therefore your order went to a Toyota factory in Houston. You were notified when your car would be delivered, and the car is being produced for you starting from this moment. So they work according to the “sell first then produce” rule, in other words it’s the “Just In Time” rule. First you come up with the time and goal, then a work plan for achieving the goal. 

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17 Must-Have Features for Agile Software Development and Best Trello Alternative


Trello is a very useful and convenient tool that told the world about Kanban. It is suitable for managing any projects. However, Trello’s versatility is also its drawback – once you need something more specific, for example, a Burndown chart, WIP limits or time tracking for software development or agile development, this is when troubles begin. You need to look for plugins or register in a third-party software, for example, in Toggl and pay $9 (!) for the ability to track time and view the simplest time reports.

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Best Jira Alternative for Agile Software Development


If you are into in Agile software development, you probably know about Jira. However, not everyone likes Jira and here is why:

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Why I Don’t Use Trello for Software Development


I have been a fan of Trello for a long time. To make it clear, I’ve been using Trello for agile development since 2011 when it entered the market. In this article, I want to tell you what Trello is missing for software development and what can be done about it.

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Scrum vs Kanban: Pointless Fights All Agile Teams Have


I saw many Scrum teams that moved to Kanban. They said they got many reasons to do that. Here are the most popular ones:

  • “Scrum doesn’t work for us. Let’s try Kanban.”
  • “Scrum meetings take too much time.”
  • “Scrum retrospectives are so annoying. They look more like a club of anonymous complainers.”
  • “Kanban is simple as ABC. You only need a board with three columns: To Do, Doing, Done.”

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5 Lies Project Managers Tell Themselves that Make Teamwork Fail


Think about the role of a project manager: how much easier would it be if you had to manage projects without the ‘people part’? Sounds soooo good, right? But when it comes to project management, people are part of the package – and the problem is, the package doesn’t have an instruction. You have to figure out yourself how to unpack and make it work.

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