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How to lead a project team during a hackathon?

Later this week I'm attending a hackathon for an open source project I use a lot, and I am hoping to lead a small team on a feature that people seem excited about. I have plenty of experience on agile ...
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How to keep my team motivated during hard times?

The company I'm working is passing through some hard times. Some people of my team got fired because of cost issues, but the ones that are still with me has to keep working, because our goals didn't ...
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Characteristics of a real project manager [closed]

Currently working on my PMP certification, I was wondering what must be the right characteristics that will define a real project manager, i will define this characteristics: Leadership, command ...
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Developer doesn't make deadline

Situation: Company is about 50 people. Total number of developers is about 15, split into three teams. Team 1 has five developers working hard building a new system. The deadline is yesterday, which ...
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How to encourage coworkers to engage in knowlege-transfer?

We are a small company, with projects requiring 1 to ~5 coworkers at a time, that are nearly never in our own offices. In short, we are highly distributed and have very rare chances to spread ...
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Are you more efficient leading you project virtually or in person? [closed]

Is physical contact making a difference in efficiency, motivation and profitability?
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Project leadership of engineering team

A team of engineers (software in this case) needs to be lead. Leadership can involve: Architect - Leads "design in the large" issues, such as what components to use Lead engineer - A peer leader, ...
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Organizing teams without authority support

As part of an academic course we have to develop a project. It is a group of 5 students. In such environment there is no hierarchy, all students have the same authority. There are several tasks to be ...
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Should development team leaders be line managers?

In a development team with a leader, should this leader be a line manager or is it better to separate the two roles? How much admin/HR should a hands-on leader actually do before it becomes the ...
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What is the standard for evaluating team maturity?

There are ever so many references to the team's 'maturity' in the Agile/Lean related books and articles/blogs. Using my common sense I think I can get the idea. I can see how my team has evolved over ...
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How do you get stakeholders who don't care engaged?

Background – We are a small group (three PMs reporting to a director) doing business improvement projects for a large company. Problems with our processes have been identified, in particular going ...
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How to balance conflicting leadership roles?

Much literature is dedicated to how a project manager should create an atmosphere for SMEs/team members to do their best work by clearing non-SME (subject matter expert)/non-project related work off ...
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How to Politely Refuse Changing Decisions

I just launched a game with a small virtual team of three (plus myself). It was quite successful. We made some decisions like using email as our primary communication medium, and iRC as our primary ...
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How do you make a project team take greater ownership and initiative within a project?

About 6 months ago I had to manage a project in a Government Organization where there was a strict hierarchical origination that was part of the corporate culture. No one would act with out being ...
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Leading Virtual Teams

I'm writing a paper on leading virtual teams. Are there any certain leadership practices/theories/approaches that are unique to virtual teams? I've skimmed a few books on the topic, but I just ...
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Your opinion: Attention to Detail Skills and PM

Do you think attention to detail skills inhibit, enable, or does nothing for one's ability to be an effective project manager / leader? And why? EDIT: @Angeline and Ian: What about the intrinsic ...