Tag: Project Management



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How to Run a Successful Sprint Review Meeting


A Sprint Review is a meeting that closes and approves a Sprint in Scrum. The value of this meeting comes to inspect the increment and adapt the Product Backlog accordingly to current business conditions. This is a session where the Scrum Team and all interested stakeholders can attend to exchange information regarding progress made during […]




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Main Challenges While Working in Multicultural Half-remote Teams


We know that adjusting to the new working environment may be tough. It’s even more challenging when you have to collaborate with people located in different offices around the world. We both experienced such a demanding situation and want to describe a few problems and suggest some ways to tackle them. We hope to help […]




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Why Nearshoring May Be the Best Choice for Your Software Development


Adapting the latest technologies obligates executives to decide if they should build an in-house team or outsource demanding processes and hire an external team. And while outsourced projects become more sophisticated, leaders responsible for making decisions are taking into account more factors than just cost savings. Here comes nearshoring. Disruptive economy, the fast-changing landscape of […]




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What to Know Before Introducing Pair Programming at Your Company?


Pair programming has become a popular way of developing the newest products and encouraging team members to share knowledge and grow together. Many of the world’s top enterprises adopt this innovative technique. Some of them with success and some of them with less expected results. Before a company embraces pair programming its leaders and developers […]




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5 Tips On How to Deal With Common Problems When Running Large Production Environments


Working as a platform operator with cloud-native technologies, L2 technical support, and participating in CF installations give a unique opportunity to observe how different companies implement new technologies in their works and how they deal with running large production environments. Among various bad experiences, imperfect ideas, and the most reprehensible habits related to running and […]




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How to Overcome Main Challenges When Collaborating With Teams From Different Countries?


In one of his latest articles, Filip Ryba describes the specificity of working on on-site projects in the USA. Let’s compare his experiences with similar projects run in other parts of the world. Let’s take the US first. What Can We Learn From U.S Work Culture? Teams in the USA are very customer-oriented and everyone […]




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Grape Up Consultants’ 101 – What Does On-site Work Look Like?


When I first came to Grape Up, almost two years ago, I could hardly say I did not know what to expect. The kind of work I was to be doing was known to me, as was the location. Still, I felt anxious about going over the pond and spending almost three months in a […]




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STAMP – Satisfying Things About Managing Projects


Project Managers really are in the driver’s seat when it comes to creating new products. Compare it to a bumpy road – there are deadlines, a solid dose of uncertainty, and plenty of planning along the way, but on the flip side, there also these truly satisfying moments associated with that position which I tend […]




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3 Questions to Tomasz Ćwięk, DevOps Engineer at Grape Up


DevOps engineers have a diverse and unique skill set and the profile of the DevOps engineer is evolving. I asked Tomasz Ćwięk who is a DevOps Engineer at Grape Up to explain in more detail what it’s like to be in that role. 1. What is the real impact that you have on the product, […]




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3 Questions to Michał Darkowski, Project Manager at Grape Up


So you’re a new project manager, now what? Michał Darkowski, Project Manager at Grape Up gives some valuable insights that will help you nail it at project management. Since he joined the company in 2013, he has led a variety of projects implemented in multiple technologies, with a team ranging from 1 to more than […]