I’m Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy, and I accidentally got into software development industry.
However, I was very intentional about becoming and developing as a software development project manager.
It all started in 2009.
I was about to get master’s degree in Ship Handling and Navigation.
Yeap, I wanted to become a captain.
Don’t believe me? Here is the photo prove.
That is when I found out that due to health issues I could not continue as a sailor.
So, I had to find a new direction really fast.
I wasn’t even near software development at that time at all.
But I got into a software company as a Technical Support Engineer.
There, I first saw a Project Manager at work.
I remember I thought:
“Well, I can do better, and I may even like it. That’s quite close to handling a ship.”
So, I developed a plan to get to the next leadership position. And I committed to it.
In less than a year, I got my first project.
…and I hit the swamp of confusion and politics.
While we used and developed cutting-edge technologies and applications, we managed projects with outdated approaches, tools, techniques.
It was not enough to simply deliver on time and within budget. You had to please stakeholders all around you.
That is when another insight came:
My work has nothing to do with technical knowledge and skills. It is pure project and people management.
That is why here, at Project Management Basics, you will learn how to become a project manager capable of leading any kind of projects. Including software development projects.
If you are interested in becoming a project management leader in your company click the button below and select a knowledge area to follow:
People come to Project Management Basics to find information and tips on the following major four topics:
1. Leadership and People Management
- Masterclass Practical Application of Motivation and Leadership in Project Management
- Leadership Without Authority And 5 Tips That Will Win Your People
- Expectancy Theory and How to Develop People With Motivation in Mind
- Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory in Project Management
- Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and It’s Practical Application on Your Projects
2. Junior Project Manager Guides
- 5 Tips to Take Advantage of the First Months as a Junior Project Manager
- 8 Questions a Junior Project Manager Should Ask
- 4 Traits of the Best Junior Project Manager
- Practical Guide to Useful Project Management Plan
3. Risk Management
- BOOK: Complete Guide to the Basics of Project Risk Management
- Simple Project Risk Management Plan that Works
- Risk Register – All You Need to Know About It
- 43 Important Risk Categories for Effective Risk Identification
4. Stakeholder Management
- How to Manage Stakeholders Engagement in a Strategic Way
- My (Secret) Tactics to Build Project Stakeholders Engagement
- Good, Bad, and Ugly Stakeholders and How to Deal With Them
Today is the best moment to start your professional development!
Information available here at PM Basics will boost your project management skills and knowledge.
You will learn everything you need about Risk, Scope and Stakeholders Management.
You will also become a better leader.