Author: Project Management Planet

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Could Sociocracy Help Teamwork?

Flat organization structures, agile methodologies, teamwork, etc. have become dominant in today’s IT departments and companies. These concepts clearly solve some issues with the earlier organizational paradigm. But they also come with challenges of their own.

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Book Review: Global Project Management

In a global world, software development projects concern more and more people working in various locations or coming from different organizations and culture. Managing these projects requires thinking beyond the traditional project management techniques to integrate these additional global dimensions and deal with the new issues that they create.

Project Team Structures

Jeff Gallimore, CTIO and Co-founder of Excella, describes how to structure software development teams to optimize flow, the delivery of value, and accountability. Principles from Lean and DevOps inform decisions about team structure.

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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?

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...