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Responsible vs. Responsive project management: Proposing a framework

In this article, Prof. Dr. Jiwat Ram looked at responsible versus responsive PM and proposed a framework to achieve the goals of responsible and responsive PM.

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17 December 2021 | 8:51 Marek Demcak
Powerful questions that change your life

Hate me – to make my work useful. That is a weird expectation when starting to work with a client. But it is an expectation, and it is a reasonable expectation – better than no expectation at all. As an American humorist, Don Marquis pointed out: “If you make people think they are thinking, they’ll […]

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03 December 2021 | 11:00 Marek Demcak
Self-management through self-reflection

Your success depends on productivity. Your productivity depends on your effectiveness and effectivity. Those are two base assumptions for the self-reflection about self-management. Some people are more productive than others, and some areas of the organization are performing better than others. So there must be a way how to better at what we do. Successful […]

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28 April 2021 | 8:31 Marek Demcak
Two watchmakers and efficiency

Once upon a time, there were two watchmakers. Hora and Tempus. Hora was famous for making fine watches with unique designs and reliable clockwork. Hora had many customers, but so do Tempus. Tempus watches were of comparable quality to his competitor. It was difficult for customers to distinguish which watches are better, made by Hora […]

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17 March 2021 | 9:00 Marek Demcak
Just-In-Time in Project Management

Imagine doing only what is necessary, when it is necessary, and in the necessary amount. How much would that influence your productivity? I can tell you. It would increase your productivity a lot 😊 This philosophy of doing the right thing at the right time is known as Just-In-Time. Maybe you heard someone say: Oh, that was […]

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24 February 2021 | 1:00 Marek Demcak
A Coaching in product development

Can Coaching help during product development? A friend asked me that question recently. He founded an education program focusing on product development. He noticed that similar development programs already included coaching in their structures. He was curious about not missing something. Well. It depends on what you expect. That was my first-hand answer. Ok, then. […]

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11 February 2021 | 10:00 Marek Demcak
Coaching, a manager way to freedom

“Being coached helped me realized that I could make the biggest difference as a leader not by doing more than everyone else, but by empowering other people to do more and motivating them to do their best.” This self-reflection from the Guide to Coaching Employees by Harvard Business Review clearly states why coaching as a […]

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24 July 2020 | 9:39 Marek Demcak
The email reply, that matters

“It is a pleasure to communicate with you, Mr Demcak”. That was a reply to email communication between me and my “project” client, which forced me to think. What reaction do I expect when sending an email? “Thank you very much for your prompt reply.” “Thank you for sending me the file in advance, it […]

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19 June 2020 | 10:00 Marek Demcak
Have you had your avocado today?

I have to disappoint you. This article is not about the so-called “alligator pear.” No dietary advice. It is about adopting knowledge into ability. The word avocado is being used here as a metaphor; please read my article Healthy competencies to discover the parallel 😉 Taking into account that your disappointment was not big enough […]

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21 May 2020 | 9:00 Marek Demcak
Make sure you feel good being a Project Manager

Your energy level when managing the project is highly essential Whether we manage the corporate department, manufacturing operation, or even our own business, it’s crucial to take advantage of any initiatives that will help us save money and sustain our business for a long time. One such initiative is an energy audit. Energy audits reveal […]

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22 April 2020 | 10:00 Marek Demcak
How to make an engaging, easy, and effective online event?

A lot of work has been moved online, so don’t miss the chance and become present online as well! It is not the time to find the best possible way how to do an online event now. To find the best tools or advice for working from home. It is time to do it. The […]

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