This is a view into my thoughts, interests, and activities.


  • Thu 29 December 2016
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My 2016 Annual Review

This is my attempt to reflect on events of the year 2016. For that, I'll answer three questions: What went well this year? What could have been done better? What am I working toward? This is a format I decided to use being inspired by the annual reviews by James …

  • Thu 03 November 2016
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Pairwise testing

Problem: Imagine you're a managing a project where the constraints like scope, time, cost, and quality have been already negotiated and approved. At some point before the project start, it turns out that a customer wants to change the scope so that a number of test combinations goes significantly up …

  • Wed 19 October 2016
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Against multitasking

Multitasking is a feature of the microprocessor not a human's. In the world surrounded by computer technologies, multitasking is something quite natural. Opening multiple tabs with different resources in a browser. Chatting with several people at a time. Sending an email when on a web conference call. Does it sound …

  • Sun 02 October 2016
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My website: why and how

In this post, I'm going to describe why and how I built my personal website. I'll begin with why. Here are several reasons that motivated me in the first place. Improving my writing English skill Enhancing communication Writing about what I've learned should help me understand it better Showing my …

  • Wed 22 June 2016
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Principles of PM: Project Execute and Finish Phases

My summary of the module 4 of the course "Principles of Project Management". The Execute – or doing – phase overview Basically the Execute phase of the project’s life cycle is where the Project Management Plan is put into action. 18 of 42 PMBoK processes fall into the two process groups …

  • Tue 21 June 2016
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Principles of PM: The Develop Phase

My summary of the module 3 of the course "Principles of Project Management". The Developing or Planning Phase Overview Why bother about planning? Potential risks, constraints and assumptions are identified allowing to smooth the project execution Helps measure the progress towards the outcome The better planning has been conducted, the …

  • Mon 20 June 2016
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Principles of PM: The Concept Phase

My summary of the module 2 of the course "Principles of Project Management". The Project Manager Role PMs are NOT the project owner that is the person or organisation paying for the project. Carrying out the day-to-day management of the project is what the PM is responsible for. 3 essential …

  • Sun 19 June 2016
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Principles of PM: Project Management Overview

My summary of the module 1 of the course "Principles of Project Management". Project vs Ongoing operations Projects are: one-off, temporary have specific start and end dates have limited resources involve uncertainty will implement change and create something unique – whether it is a new product, a new service or a …

  • Tue 14 June 2016
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Learning Rules

Theses: It's better to learn on a regular basis in short sessions (30-60 minutes) than 3 hours long once a week. Take short breaks between learning sessions, it will improve your concentration and enhance overall productivity. Divide overall learning material into chunks (chapters), and work on one at a time …

The Phoenix Project

I added this book to my reading list after attending a talk by Matt Moore, chairman of TEAM International, when he was in Kharkiv. He recommended that book. Into a month or so, my colleague suggested "The Phoenix Project", too. As such, I decided to listen to audio version of …