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Software Development Project Team Alignment

Software development project teams achieve the best results when all the team members share a common understanding of the project goals, both on the technical and business side. But how do you create and measure the team alignment?

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Achieving Technical Excellence in Software Project Teams

The software development project industry has a problem: we are not lacking software methodologies, programming languages, tools or frameworks, but we need great software engineers. Great software engineer teams build quality-in and deliver great software on a regular basis. The technical excellence of those engineers will help you escape the...

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Free and Open Source Project Management Tools

This article contains a selected list of free and open source project management software tools that can be used to manage software development projects. The features provided by traditional open source project management tools are the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), the Gantt and PERT charts, Critical Path Management (CPM) to...

Top Apps and Tools That Startups Swear By

Top Apps and Tools That Startups Swear By

Trying to get a startup business off the ground can be a scary endeavor. Apart from gathering the right people to help you fulfill your vision, gathering clientele and keeping them interested and engaged will take all of your time and effort; and because of the size of your company,...

From #Noprojects​ to Continuous Digital

Once upon a time there was IT, and IT departments had projects. Projects were always a bad fit for software development, but somehow we made them work. As IT became Agile the damage caused by the project model became obvious and #NoProjects​ emerged to help teams go beyond projects. Today...

People First Project Leadership

We must never devalue people in the process of delivering a technical solution. This requires all roles on a project team to practice the core skills and techniques to lead without authority. This talk highlights a wide range of topics including: the importance of diversity and inclusion on software development...

Effective Project Communication in a Remote First World

2020 has seen a seismic shift in how we work across the IT industry. Remote working and project management, previously the choice of a small minority of IT professionals, has become the de facto standard. This trend is likely to strengthen as workers and companies embrace the myriad potential benefits....

Building Amazing Project Teams

The challenges of attracting top talent, keeping them on board, as well as successfully maintaining a rapidly growing project team are all too familiar to managers. In today’s technology-fueled world, trends come and go, but building world-class teams that are passionate, talented, and hardworking will never go out of style....