Archives for the tag: project management

So. You have to manage a project, and you're not a project manager by trade. I've been there. It's pretty daunting, with all these different frameworks and methodologies to consider... But if you're like me, you don't really care about methodology. You just want to deliver your project successfully, and not lose your mind in the process. Fortunately, I work with people who are really good at leading projects – some are even bonafide project managers! They've given me loads of project management

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Websites. They just happen – right? Wrong! Just ask any web project manager out there. Unfortunately, this isn't an obvious answer to a lot of people out there who request website projects. The thinking is that websites are so simple, easy to use, and beautiful, they must be a breeze to create. But, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work that needs to happen in order to create a beautiful web experience. And it's anything but easy. Website development projects are complicated If you

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I’d like to take a few moments to share how task management in Confluence relates to JIRA. Both products enable teams to collaborate using task management and distribution. Confluence works well for smaller business teams, whereas JIRA excels for larger projects. Getting from here to goal People rally around goals. For goals to be actionable, we need to break them down into a set of tasks that bridge the gap from where we are to where we want to be. Both the size of the team and the

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This article is part of a blog series! Part Title 1 Sprint to Program 2 Program to Portfolio   Can agile scale? Absolutely.  We are going to take a look at project portfolio management for agile teams. Program managers, this blog series is for you. You're charged with being on top of everything going on at your company. You've got to keep executive stakeholders aware of what's going on, and keep tabs on all the teams you're working with. Agile can help, because

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We've been thinking a lot about releases in Bamboo Land recently. And I'd noticed a while back that releases of Bamboo are generally down-tempo events for the development team. None of the death marches, mandatory Saturdays, or tension I'd experienced at other companies — just another day at the office. So I asked James and Mark, our product manager and dev lead, respectively, "What's your secret recipe for wrangling releases?" Their answer surprised me. "Having developers own each of the story

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