This paper was first published in the site. Its revision was presented for publication December 9 2018.
Published here February 2019

Introduction | 1. Building Trust Within Your Team 
2. Engaging Your Stakeholders to Get Them What They Really Need
3. Making Project Risk Management an Organic Exercise
4. Understanding the Environment | 5. Applying LEAN Principles | Understanding the Basics

Miroslav Anicin, PMP, has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in Radio-communications and Professional Electronics from the University of Zagreb, Croatia and is a PhD candidate in Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. He also has a number of certifications such as: PRINCE2 Practitioner, PMO Certified Practitioner (PMO-CP), Professional Scrum Master Level I (PSM I), and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). Most recently he has led agile transformation projects in the banking and telco industries and rescued IT projects from problems and crises. He may be reached through Toptal at:

Editor's comment

The following article offers some valuable advice for those who get the chance of managing Intellect based projects such as in manufacturing, information technology, or high tech projects as a top project manager. As such this advice is as much about managing Product Development, as it is about managing the Project.

For those, this advice by Miroslav Anicin is worth studying carefully.


Being a Top PM makes you stand out and if you are recognized as being a Top PM, you will be in high demand. Stakeholders will trust you more, they will want to work with you, and they will listen to your advice more. Whatever it is you are helping to build, Top PMs are always in demand in organizations around the globe. This is a list of some key qualities of top project managers. Hopefully, they will help you to become one or you can check if you already have these habits at your disposal.


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