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Can an unexperienced person be a manager?

I am new to asking question on this site, So please comment if you want me to delete this question or feel free to edit this question if you think this is not a good question. I am facing one ...
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Vision vs Requirements vs Design vs Specification

I am learning a little bit about project management with the book, "Making things happen". Now I'm confused what the vision, requirements, design, and specification are. If I read the book ...
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How can we estimate the learning curve for new technology in a project?

I work with embedded systems and sometimes there are some technologies that the people involved with the project have to learn before applying to the product. We are three people that never worked ...
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How to mentor a newbie tester when I lack relevant experience?

I have been working as a developer in software industry for the past 8 years. I have seen many projects and worked as a dev lead which also involves interacting with QA team to get the testing done of ...
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How Can I Apply My Software Project Management Skills to a Hardware Project?

I've been working in project management in software for a couple years now and loving it, but I'm now going to be transitioning over to a large project that's mostly hardware (still IT). I feel like ...
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Can this be considered as a project?

Advice is needed, please. I'm a learning student and very new to project management. I was thinking about a project but I want to be sure that it can be considered as a project : the title is close to ...
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What magazine / journal / paper would you subscribe?

I'm looking for a magazine for IT PMs. I wonder if you subscribe to any of such magazine? If so, what are your recommendations? I'd prefer a paper version rather that a digital version. The idea ...
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Mentoring for new Project Managers

I'm trying to figure out if and how to help people who become Project Manager / Project Leader for the first time. Not sure if it is a good name, but I'm trying to create kind of a "mentoring system" ...
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How to become solution-oriented and self-organized?

I recently got a conversation with my team leader. He told me that I'm currently not solution-oriented and not self-organized. And that I have to do something about it. I'll try to do better, but that ...
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How to evaluate suppliers of resources?

I have had to hire a large number of temporary resources as part of a project. These resources were provided by third party professional services organisations, and were required to work alongside my ...
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What should I do/study in high school if I want to be a software project manager?

I'm in high school and I'm curious about what I can do now to increase my knowledge about software management. What should I know about software management to better my chances of becoming a manager? ...
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eXtremely Distributed Software Development

In my previous post, Remote start up company software development. I have received a suggestion that XDSD will be useful in my case. The next question is how to do it?
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Starting to learn Project Management, which book or path to follow ? [closed]

As I started to search to learn more about project management on Google, I was overwhelmed by all the certification links. All I want to learn is about the various software (especially web ...
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Very Interesting ways to encourage responsible behavior in a project. [closed]

What are the funny and innovative techniques you use as a manager to bring about structure in a project without enforcing rules per say. Here are some examples: Have a Big Balloon with the words “I ...
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Professional PM skills without classes?

How possible is it to learn the skills of project management without actually taking any classes on it? I'm definitely up for pouring through books and applying what I learn to my own projects so I ...
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Which skill set is necessary for a project manager?

I know that this question depends a lot in the environment the Project Manager works in, but still want to know on the average, which skill/skill set that need to be focused more than others. To name ...