Why Gamification Works? Part 1: Process creation

Gamification Creates Process

In order to work efficiently and stay motivated, human mind needs a few things:

  1. It needs to know the goal: what needs to be done, how it can be done, and why it should be done.
  2. It needs to know that the task is not infinite. Ideally, the time of completion should be known and not too far in the future. Tangible representations of progress are the second best thing.
  3. It needs to know, rather than expect or guess, what the outcome will be. The results should be predictable and beneficial.

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How to avoid software project management issues? Set the KPIs!

Some time ago I’ve asked my advisor, Piotr Grobelny, Project Manager, what in his opinion are the symptoms of software project management issues.

Here is his list:

  1. The people involved in project don’t understand the project objectives
  2. The communication between them is disrupted.
  3. Appears lack of crucial competences or human resources.
  4. The stakeholders and project leaders are surprisingly silent.
  5. The motivation and engagement are decreased and the people are frustrated.
  6. The risks become current problems.
  7. No one knows if the project is still necessary

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