This is an excerpt from my interview, read more at Polidea’s website.

What is React Native? React Native is a framework created by Facebook to enable a smooth and easy cross-platform mobile development. It basically means that you don’t have to create an iOS and Android app separately. All you need is one codebase to develop beautiful apps for both platforms, without compromising on the UX and UI experience.

Today, the biggest companies in the world recognize more and more the React Native’s potential for business. What are those benefits? Is React Native the right solution for you? …

Have you ever witnessed a retrospective during which the team spent most of the time discussing issues instead of looking for ways to improve? Or a meeting when the number of concerns, threats and problems identified by the team was overwhelming? Both scenarios are frustrating right? They also inevitably lead to a situation where your team slowly loses its hope in their ability to change anything.

I found retros especially challenging during my last two projects. Both of them were quite big and the size of each team occasionally exceeded the recommended amount of people for a scrum team.

In order to handle these projects, I needed a retro technique that would allow me to gather ideas quickly, properly identify the most important concerns to discuss, and then spend most of the time on the actual problem-solving discussion. …

Hello tired Jira manager. Hello never-listened-to scrum master. Hello ignored project manager. Welcome to the world of project management. Did you read all the articles about creating a risk log, managing tasks or using Excel to generate Gantt-charts?

Let’s talk about examples from real-life projects. Product owners not attending sprint reviews. Scrum teams seating on three different floors without a single conference room to meet. Conference calls when you can barely hear your client. Busy teams that never have time for retrospectives. Half an hour standup meetings.

The problem

Your client (in this article “a client” means a product owner) assured that he is a big fan of agility. He attended the first demonstration (well, it was nothing to show, but you know, this was the first one). Then he was late. Then he asked to move the ritual by one day. …


Szymon Nieradka

Project Manager / Agile Coach / MBA / Windsurfer

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