Project managers (PMs) are deadline chasers. They think clients want the earliest possible ship date to reduce costs. But that’s a common misconception. What clients really want is the best possible product with the earliest possible ship date. Continue reading “How project managers and developers can both (happily!) give realistic ship dates”
When Oursky first began all three of us founders were project managers (PMs). But as our company grew, we faced the same quality control issues as other companies. With over 50 team members now, we needed to strike a balance between nurturing junior developers who may not have as much experience and ensuring code and design quality for our clients.
Continue reading “Lean Project Management: Field Notes from 9 Years of Development”
Just wrapped up your latest contract and swamped with potential clients? Do you want them, but not sure if you can take the extra load? We currently have 13 active projects and 18 open products. We’d love to share with you how we do project management.
First thing: we just use simple spreadsheets.
We’d love to share with you the 5 simple templates that help our teams every day.
Behind every great team and project, there is this one person titled project manager. He/She is the one who does the ‘dirty job’ to such as to plan, estimate, communicate and make sure everyone in the team is happy — because that’s how people produce great work.
At Oursky, we have a couple of project managers in-house who share the heavy workload of managing our client/own projects. So I asked them for software Project Management tips, here you go!