Pavel Nakonechnyy

How to run effective meetings with no experience: 10 research-based tips

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How to run effective meetings with no experience: 10 research-based tips

I bet every one of you has ever asked the question “Why does this meeting take so long?” Meetings are exhausting. It was a problem before the pandemic, it has become an even bigger problem for remote meetings. You would never want important customers or stakeholders to feel the meeting was a waste of time. […]

8 tips for effective business writing communication for dummies

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A year of remote work brought the importance of effective business writing to the next level. With these skills you save a lot of time and effort both offline and online. Tips in this thread are based both on business literature and my observations. Depending on the premise you may employ different formats of text. […]

7 tips for your first IT job interview

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You may find a lot of job interview tips on the Internet, but they mostly focus on the way companies and job postings are built, not how you sell yourself. It’s wrong. I found my first and current job at Citi last July. Since then, a lot of my student friends from universities got hired […]

⭐ Writing skills are essential for an IT specialist career

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The importance of soft skills for IT specialists is highly debated. You may be a wonderful Data Analyst, Product Manager, or IT Project Manager, but without writing skills your career opportunities are limited. Writing is required both for remote and on-site employees. Every meeting you don’t schedule is an extra cup of coffee. Effective written […]

📌 Methods of sharing knowledge with other teams

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Sharing is caring. Have you been in a situation when different teams in an organization each try to gather work-related information on their own? It’s duplicate work. It’s bad and inefficient. But what are the ways to share information between teams efficiently? 1. Send an email. Email is the easiest way to share information in […]

💎 Top free courses on Project Management

Published in Project Management.

Project Management is becoming an important skill for non-PMs as companies transition their models from Processes to Projects. I work as a Business Analyst in Banking and here’s my curated list of great PM courses. I believe that every research we do is a project. You can’t optimize the research itself with PM techniques. But […]

📚 Principles of Argumentation

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Working in Industry, especially with Analytics, we have to prove certain points and ideas to our managers, colleagues and requestors. Every Data Analyst knows the benefits of data-driven decision making. But how do you make indirect conclusions backed up by logic? I work as a Business Analyst in Banking and I prove ideas every day. […]

✨ FinTech Trends for 2022

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Do you want to make a career in FinTech? Or do you already work there? Then you’ll need to know the latest FinTech trends. I have worked as a Business Analyst in Banking for over a year. That’s the list of Fintech trends I find the most important.

6 видов документации обязательных для каждого проекта

Published in Project Management.

В своей работе я выполняю 2-3 проекта в неделю. Поэтому документация по ним должна быть предельно быстрой для написания, но без потери информативности. Документация необходима для любого проекта. Информацию о проекте можно упаковать во множество форм, инструментов или документов. Но эти сведения необходимо задокументировать для любого проекта: 1. Причина для проекта; цель проекта. Какую проблему […]

Рабочая записная книжка должна быть в OneNote – и вот почему

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Уже три месяца я ежедневно использую OneNote в работе и дома. За это время я определил его сильные и слабые стороны. Вот как OneNote увеличит вашу эффективность на работе.

Какие вопросы обязательно задать при собеседовании на первую работу в IT

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В августе я устраивался на первую позицию и прошёл несколько собеседований. Они были разные: автоматизированные и нет, технические и не очень. При трудоустройстве не только компания подбирает сотрудника, но и сотрудник компанию. Для карьеры и благополучия важно понимать, с чем предстоит столкнуться и как работать на новом месте. Следующие вопросы помогут понять, подойдёт ли тебе […]

6 советов по созданию базы знаний IT команды с нуля, используя лишь Word

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С сентября я веду всеобъемлющую методичку команды, которая изменила то, как мы работаем. Сегодня я поделюсь с вами советами, которые я вынес. 1. Изложи основные понятия. Прежде чем углубляться в подробности, опиши ключевые сущности и системы, с которыми вы работаете. Если вы продуктовая команда – разложи по полочкам ключевые механизмы продукта. Если проектная – повторяющиеся […]

Будущее за гибридной работой. Как адаптироваться?

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Мы находимся на грани прорыва столь же серьезного, как внезапный переход на удаленную работу в прошлом году. Гибридная работа — смешанная модель, при которой одни сотрудники возвращаются на рабочее место, а другие продолжают работать из дома — заменит удалённую работу. Рынок талантов коренным образом изменился. Удаленная работа создала новые возможности трудоустройства. В этом году команды […]

Six Project Management Constraints

Published in Project Management.

Project Constraints are limiting factors for your project that can affect quality, delivery, and overall project success. The project manager leads the project team to meet the project’s objectives and stakeholders’ expectations. It is in Project Manager’s responsibility to manage constraints and balance competing project constraints influence with the available resources. We will discuss types […]

What is Project Management

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PMI defines project management as “the use of specific knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to deliver something of value to people.” In simple terms, project management means the process of leading a team to hit goals or complete deliverables within a set timeframe. Project management involves project documentation, planning, tracking, and communication in order to […]

P3.express – minimalistic Project Management framework

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P3 express is a minimalistic project management system created in June 2016 by two talented Belgian Project Managers and co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the EU.  The name P3 comes from People, Projects, and Products – main 3 words of every project. Main goals of P3 are to simplify and streamline Project Management. It’s motto […]

What documentation is essential for every project

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You want to document every project you’re working on. The question is – what is important enough to write it down. What are the artefacts you may want to create? I work every day on projects that last from less than a week up to a year. I’ve tried different approaches to documenting projects, and […]

Agile and Scrum for Project Management

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Agile Agile is a group of methods and tools that are used when it is impossible to make accurate estimates, stable plans, and predictions. Agile focuses on adaptive, iterative, and evolutionary approach. Agile manifesto was created in software development sphere, but you can use it elsewhere. Agile principles impact the following part of project management: […]

Stakeholder Engagement

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Every project, you are working on, has several stakeholders: people being affected by the outcome of the project, or in a position to affect that outcome. To improve the chances of successful project completion, increase understanding of progress, prevent certain risks you need to engage with stakeholders. In this article, I will share how to […]

SMART technique for setting goals

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During everyday work, you may often face the need to set goals. These goals are usually related to projects, processes or career changes. In most cases, you won’t be alone working on a goal. SMART technique can help you share goals with other people and deliver them in time. The acronym SMART stands out for […]