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This tag is about topics that involve managing one's own actions. Project managers must not only manage others but also their own behavior and actions.

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In Scrum what are the benefits of self-managing?

I am trying to learn Scrum, and these are some question I have: What are the benefits of self-managing? Increased accountability, Increased creativity... and what else? Thank you for your answers.
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Self-organizing teams: team as a whole or every team member?

While many people mention self-organizing/self-managing teams, I'm having hard times finding out the precise definition. Self-organization by itself seems clear: you're not pushed by external force. ...
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How to coach a domineering PO to let go and allow a team to become self-managing

The Product Owner that I am working with has agreed "to try this self-organising stuff" on our Scrum team. Long story short I convinced her that there are 2 paths for the team. One in which ...
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Commitment Issues with co-founder of Startup [closed]

My close friend and I have undertaken a Machine Learning project with the potential to generate some amount of income. Both of us are technically competent and when collaborating everything runs ...
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How can I make my team to be self-organized?

My team is accustomed to receive tasks by a product owner and execute them. Now in my company, we want them to define tasks from user stories, so they can decide what they will do in the sprint. Is ...
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Managing your dissertation

I am to write a doctoral dissertation but struggling with achieving results in time. What project management can teach me on doing a project on my own? What should I read? My area is computer ...
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Online Goal Manager

I'm looking for a website that offers free goal management for simple tasks, in the shape of a to-do list. Something that can handle simple tasks with an option to "check" it and automatically archive ...
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Why Project Management is so hard? [closed]

I know a lot of Project Managers and they are all over 30 years old. Are all project managers like that? I mean, is this about getting more experience than at least 7-8 years? Or being a Project ...
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Strategies for Managing vs. Completing Tasks as a Project Manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should a PM also be a resource on the project? Why? When you're a project manager, you tend to spend (at least with larger projects) the vast majority of your time on project ...
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Is it the team members responsibility to correct PMs weaknesses? (or at least in his own interest)

(I understand that this question may be discussed in a pretty wide sense. However I want to focus on its relevance to PM / PM teams). Imagine a PM who does not seem to be qualified in several regards,...
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How to Avoid Micro-Managing a Software Development Team? [closed]

I've managed a few projects over the last few years, and one of the biggest challenges I face is avoiding becoming a micro-manager. I worked with a team once where I worked with a group of software ...
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Minimum Project Management Practices for One-Man Software Projects

I've worked a lot on projects by myself -- "one man" projects. These are typically small projects in the software domain. Many of them have no customers other than myself (who actually use the end ...
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How much self management is appropriate when you're self-employed?

I recently started as a freelance researcher. I mostly work on projects where I have to do measurements and analyse the data. While I have a little bit of experience with project management, I'm ...
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