Personal blog about reading, learning, and a little bit of IT.


  • 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 …

  • Mon 22 February 2016
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A project manager test report

When you prepare a test report, think a bit of why you're doing it. Is this test report for your eyes only? If so, you probably don't need to read the rest of this article. Otherwise, ask yourself who the "end-user" is. In my example, the main consumers of test …

  • Wed 13 January 2016
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Test automation pyramid

As you might have heard, there is a test automation pyramid that shows multi-layered approach to test automation. I've always considered that picture as an end goal, while an inverted pyramid has always been a bad example. But what if you just joined a team that already developed an app …