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Project management and stress management techniques

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This week we had sessions for project management and stress management. Today, I combined them and found the keys that would help us to deliver products efficiently without getting stressed.

Project management is the use of methodologies, tools, and processes to successfully plan and execute projects. In software development, there are many tools and methodologies to help you in project management but we are going to focus on one of the most used which is "Agile" method.

Agile software development is a set of iterative software development methodologies in which requirements and solutions emerge from collaboration among self-organizing cross-functional teams.

The most popular agile framework is called scrum. It focuses on a delivery measure span called a sprint and meeting structures that include the following:

Planning is a meeting that happens at the beginning of a new sprint designed for the Product Owner and Development Team to meet and review the prioritized Product Backlog.

Daily standup meetings is an opportunity for the team to get together, communicate updates on their development status, and identify any blockers.

Sprint Demo is a time to showcase the completed tasks to the stakeholders.

Sprint Retrospective is a final meeting in the sprint that helps the team to reflect on the work that has been done and recognize areas to improve.

Poor project management might be stressful, as the task is directly responsible for the success or failure of a project.

During the stress management session, I learned a lot of strategies to deal with stress. I’ve highlighted a few of them below

Physical exercise: take a break and plan some physical activities to relieve stress.
Meditation: Meditation and breathing activities have demonstrated to be compelling in controlling stress.

In short, we need to practice resilience as it develops mechanisms for protection against experiences that could be overwhelming or stressful periods.

Thank you for reading!

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