I love to ask my teenage daughter how she had failed during a day. And when she tells me, I congratulate her on that. Sounds counterintuitive? Let me explain. I always tell my daughter that her failures are not problems that hold her back. Each failure is a growth opportunity…


Recently I’ve been watching my cat estimating a jump from the floor to the top of the wardrobe, approximately 2 meters high. That was exciting to observe. She was squatting and rising on her paws like a giant spring, looking at the top of her target all the time. I…


Hello,

I’m a favorite customer’s feature acting as the main selling advantage. I’ve been constantly improved, loved and valued by end-users, clients, and sales reps. But a long time ago, before I became so popular and won a market for my product, I used to be no more than an…


When I climb a 30-meter route on an overhanging rock, my mom thinks it’s way too risky!

She doesn’t know that my rope can handle a weight of more than 2 tons and the rock is bolted every 2.5 …


When was the last time you’ve been introduced to anything new? Something you’ve heard about but never tried. Do you remember your first cigarette? You’ve heard and seen how others do it but you’ve got no idea if it will be fun or dangerous or both. …


Changing processes in organisation is like tidying up your wardrobe. When did you do it last time? No worries, I’m not gonna check ;)

Just imagine: you throw open your closet doors and let out a sigh that is filled with determination and courage. You’re not going to grab all…


Recently I’d worked on an assignment where it felt like battling a fire in deadwood all the time. Contractors and subcontractors, numerous suppliers and clients who are the end-users but not exactly. You know what I mean now? …


11 best manager’s friends that would help to r̵o̵b̵ ̵t̵h̵r̵e̵e̵ ̵c̵a̵s̵i̵n̵o̵s deal with a project (or three) in a smart and pragmatic way.

Sharing with pleasure my favorite eleven:

1. Agenda & Meeting notes. One who writes agenda and meeting notes owns the world! I don’t need to describe what…


Have you ever messed up so much that you felt like your head was going to hell in a handbasket?

Years ago I worked on a project where we created a desktop application for disabled people.

One winter evening we were releasing a new version with a bunch of new…


Are you sure you haven’t forgotten anything before starting up your best grandiose project?

It’s my favorite intimate moment: when everything is planned and decided but hasn’t started to roll yet. It’s a chance to have another prudent look on a plan and get everyone familiar with it.

This article…

Daria K.

I write about project and product management in simple words making it as easy as 1–2–3

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