Deer Hunter
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Completing a SWOT analysis
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The word analysis in SWOT is wildly exaggerated. What you feel is most likely correct: "I really get the feeling that we are going through this process because someone read in a management book that ...

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Are PMs normally hated?
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While I agree with David and Mark that trust and respect should characterize the team's attitude toward you, must warn you that by becoming a PM you will gain more visibility; you will be judged more ...

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Heilmeier's Catechism Breakdown
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3 votes

On using jargon: research projects have to be ultimately sold to those who pay for them (or arrange the financing) without intimately knowing the subject area. Hence, it makes sense to ensure that the ...

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Create team activities that will lead to an improved documentation process
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I have got an awful suggestion on spending your team-building time. Actually make each team member write docs That's it, no powerpoint presentations, no reports, no dancing around the fire, no beating ...

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How do you motivate people to work overtime to meet a deadline?
2 votes

A small addition to things said elsewhere (especially by @Darhazer): please remember to have a party with your team after completing the project. The exact format of the party will certainly vary ...

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What are the techniques to elicit requirements from customers who don't understand their needs?
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Would not delve in graphic design issues, since my aesthetic feeling may not be shared by others. As for eliciting customer's requirements, there are a few considerations: How do you structure and ...

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How to create an astounding innovative project plan when the information is too broad and there is short time to do it
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and there are some technical and advanced requirements I don't really understand too much (one of my evaluators advised me to not dive too deep there because is not so relevant now). For starters, ...

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Difference in responsibilities between lead developer and project manager for support workload
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Looks like you have transitioned to the software maintenance phase, and are heavily multitasking while being apparently at least a bit understaffed (hence @Kent 's intuition about pay raise). Cannot ...

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