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The 5 Things Developers Expect from a Project Manager

Consultant software engineer Federico Tomassetti understands the great power of project managers—power that can help or destroy a team. Healthy relationships must be maintained between project managers and their developers if success is to result. In an article for DZone, Tomassetti shares five things developers expect you as the project manager to do: Communicate business priorities and consider technical priorities. Inform developers about deadlines well in advance. Manage communications. Shield developers from issues. Make sure …

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Strategic Communication: Words Are a Weapon

Your eyes are probably ready to roll out of your heads from all the articles you have ever seen about the value of communication, and, uh, here is one more. Dave Wakeman writes for Voices on Project Management about how to use communication as a “weapon.” He shares three quick tips about weaponizing the info you convey in order to win the battle for project success: Always talk in terms of outcomes and achievements. Have …

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Afraid of Conflict? How to Express Yourself More Courageously

Get a backbone, or fake one long enough to get what you want. Katrina Love Senn shares four steps to express yourself without fear in an article for mindbodygreen. The first step is to brainstorm what exactly it is you want out of an uncomfortable conversation. Next, listen to your own intuition for guidance. (She goes into a lot of nonsensical hippy speak about “heart energy” here that I will spare you.) Third, when the …

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