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Powerful Conversations: How Project Managers Can Transform Teams Through Strategic Questions

Posing good questions is a vital project management skill that impacts team trust, self-efficacy, and productivity. Follow this guide to learn best practices and questions for specific audiences.

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Mădălina Marincaș

Mădălina Marincaș

Mădălina is a project manager and management consultant with a unique mix of technical and business psychology expertise. She has degrees in both psychology and computer science and spent five years rolling out complex applications at Flutter Entertainment. She also managed end-to-end projects at Global App Testing, a software QA company serving companies like Google and Microsoft.

Transforming Chaos Into Business As Usual: Resource Allocation in Four Simple Steps

Successful project management depends on having the right people working on the right tasks at the right time. Follow this real-world example and optimize resource allocation for your teams.

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Lir Cowman

Lir Cowman

Lir is a project management expert and certified coach who helps companies navigate organizational change and transform business processes. She has consulted for a number of global companies, including Google, GlaxoSmithKline (now GSK), and Cisco. Lir also holds an MBA in technology management.

Today’s Project Management Blueprint: A Comparison of Lean, Agile, Scrum, and Kanban

Agile frameworks have shaped project management discourse for decades. This explainer traces the antecedents of Lean, Scrum, and Kanban and compares their approaches to managing software development projects.

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Darren Hagman

Darren Hagman

Darren is a project manager and Scrum master with dedicated experience in both Waterfall and Agile approaches to managing software delivery. He spent 10 years as a developer and lead architect before becoming a project manager and has led successful projects across diverse industries, including transportation, e-commerce, and aerospace.

Why KPI Management Needs Metrics for Empathy and Fairness

Traditional KPIs fail to capture the quality of workplace experiences. Use these new metrics to increase employee satisfaction and engagement—and therefore productivity and revenue—in your organization.

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Tarun Sukhani

Tarun Sukhani

Tarun is a project management expert, Certified Scrum Professional, and serial tech entrepreneur with 26 years of experience. Most recently, he founded—and acts as the CTO for—Abundent, an edutech startup focused on upskilling and reskilling knowledge workers, as well as the general public, in Industry 4.0. He holds three bachelor’s degrees, a master’s degree, and an MBA in finance.

How to Use Coaching in Organizational Change Management

Whether it’s introducing a new organizational structure, tool, or process, project managers are often agents of change. Help team members adapt and thrive with these four strategies.

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Lir Cowman

Lir Cowman

Lir is a project management expert and certified coach who helps companies navigate organizational change and transform business processes. She has consulted for a number of global companies, including Google and GlaxoSmithKline (now GSK), and holds an MBA in technology management.

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3 Essential Project Manager Skills and How to Hone Them

Managing projects is largely about managing people. These three soft skills can help project managers build a strong team, gain trust, and create a positive culture.

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Kata Török-Pál

Kata Török-Pál

Kata is a project management expert who has consulted for Fortune 500 companies, including Disney and Mercedes-Benz, and Global 500 telecommunications company Telefónica. She has been a servant-leader for international and cross-functional teams, and is an advocate for mentorship and continuous improvement.

Program Manager vs. Product Manager: A Conflict Resolution Strategy

Program managers and product managers often clash. Improving communication at three specific touch points can alleviate tension, develop more positive relationships, and ensure smooth project delivery.

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Kamil Imański

Kamil Imański

Kamil is a program manager, project manager, and Scrum master. He has extensive experience overseeing the delivery of large-scale projects at both national and international companies, including BAE Systems, an FTSE 100 company and the largest defense contractor in Europe. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, PMP, and PMI-ACP.

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Marco De Stefano

Marco started out as a software developer but moved on to more suitable roles—scrum master and Agile project manager—which he’s been successfully occupying for over the past decade. His technical background and business-oriented mindset facilitate effective communication with development teams and with different business stakeholders. Recently in his latest projects, he also works as an Agile coach to foster scrum adoption.
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