Horreum Competence: Evaluate your team’s skills without leaving your Jira project

Forming a team takes great consideration. Not only that you have to choose teammates with skills that align with your project’s goals, but they have to be compatible in commitment, able to communicate in an efficient way and be highly interested in developing their skills further, whether that’s a project related need or a part of the company’s strategy.

But how do you know the level in which your resources mastered the skill set demanded by their work position and company role? Assess, compare and be transparent about the results. Or, Horreum Competence can do it for you.

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Servant leadership: The 9 reasons why it makes you a better manager

The PM BOK defines a servant leader as a person who: demonstrates the commitment to serve and put other people first; focuses on other people’s growth, learning, development, autonomy, and well-being; concentrates on relationships, community and collaboration; leadership is secondary and emerges after service. But what about the leader him/herself? How does one benefit from servant leadership in an agile IT environment?

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Motivation in the workplace: Purpose vs Profit

Corporations are living and breathing organisms. Imagine you’re in a hurry to run some errands in the morning, but your legs are just not up to it. Many businesses face the same problem on a daily basis. Motivating people is an ongoing process, and it should be tailored to fit your organization. With that being said, this is how we do it and what we try to avoid.  

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How to overpower the micromanager inside you (and make him leave for good)

People love being managers because humankind is bossy by nature. There isn’t a person in the world who hasn’t thought that they may have done something better than the other person or a group, or tried to enforce their view of some sort of a solution on others. But when it comes to your everyday work environment, is it really necessary to manage all the details of the work entrusted to you and your team? If you’re saying no right now, but your heart and mind are screaming yes, you are probably battling your inner micromanager.

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Earned Value Management which values your time: Horreum EVM app for Jira

If you are a project manager, chances are you’ve gotten familiar with the EVM concept early in your career. That also means you’ve used an EVM report template or had a privilege to make one yourself. We’ll admit to a certain amount of excitement while doing the EVM formulas calculation, tracking all the project costs and evaluating our project’s progress over time in EVM charts, but on the other hand, all those things take time, and as project managers, we know that time is always running out too fast.

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DIY: Google sheets dashboard

When documenting a project a lot of data builds up over time. In our company, project managers deal with tracking and taking note of everything that’s happening in the software development life cycle every day and combine that information in different reports, to oversee the entire project even better.

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If you’re doing these 4 things, your Instagram strategy should change immediately!

An Instagram page has become a mandatory marketing channel for all kinds of businesses. Whether you’re a professional photographer or a software developing company, building a community of followers on Instagram is something that can bring your potential clients closer to you and your business goals. Are you getting it right? We’ve identified the 4 most common mistakes made on Instagram. To learn how to avoid them, go through this 3 minute read.

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