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Vytas Butkus
Project Management Evolution: Startups vs. Enterprises

Startups play poker, large companies play chess. In this article, we compare and contrast startup project management with enterprise project management. Different challenges and opportunities arise in both settings. The best project managers should be able to utilize their skill sets to achieve the maximum results in both environments.

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Ethan James
You Need a Hero: The Project Manager

For every tech project or business, there’s inevitably the “client” and the “programmer”. Sometimes they make it work between themselves, but often someone has to step in to establish the ground rules, keep everyone honest, and facilitate communication between all parties.

This someone, this hero, is the project manager.

In this entertaining article, Ethan James gives his insights as to why you, the developer, and you, the client, should invest in a project manager… or at least employ the techniques outlined.

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