IAPM Essentials #111 - News from the project management world

What was eventful last week? What has happened in project management? Here you can find articles worth reading and links to videos or podcasts that we warmly recommend.

To put it briefly: Essentials from the world of project management.

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IAPM Essentials June 21, 2022

This week, these three articles were particularly inspiring:

Ask Teresa: How Do You Select Customers for Customer Interviews?
Communication with stakeholders is very important in any project. This includes the customer meeting, which is a great opportunity to discover new perspectives. There is no such thing as a single right customer or user, everyone, extreme or average, can contribute to the improvement of your product and bring new ideas or improvements. However, it is important that you diversify the mix and do not commit to a specific group of customers, otherwise you might move in the wrong direction. If the interaction is not only about the product itself, but also about the feelings and emotions of the users, the conversation will go better, and the interviewees will be more likely to be interviewed again. Do not try to achieve a representative sample, as you are unlikely to get a large enough crowd with this type of personal interview anyway. Would you like to read the in-depth article on this topic, see a practical example from the B2B sector and read a few concluding words? We recommend you read the original article!
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Working more successfully with agility – German language
For many companies, the agile way of working has already become part of their everyday life, but Germany in particular is not yet as far along as other countries when it comes to the agile transformation. The reason for this is that in Germany a strong hierarchy often still prevails, and that the necessary flexibility is therefore not given. If individual departments within an organisation do adopt an agile mindset and turn their structures upside down, then the agile way of working is usually not transferred to the organisation as a whole but remains an isolated case within the company. The consequences of this are serious for the respective companies: the time-to-market can increase, the companies cannot keep up with the speed that customers demand, and they become increasingly unattractive for (young) talent. If you feel your company should become more agile, read the original article.
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Create teams for your goals, not goals for your teams
A few weeks ago, we recommended an article on the topic of "fluid teams", and in the article we recommend today you will learn how fluid teams can avoid some anti-patterns. For example, when the measure of all things is the number of features and not their quality. In other words, when quantity rather than quality is the order of the day. In this case, people no longer work towards the strategic goal, but only produce without adding value for anyone. It is also problematic if the goals are split to such an extent that each team works in isolation and no longer works towards the overall goals, because the distribution of tasks is too intransparent. This is where fluid teams come into play. 15 - 50 people who can come together in an optimal constellation to achieve the overall goal. Perhaps fluid teams will also help you to realise your projects better. We recommend the original article!
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Further articles worth reading and podcasts worth listening, you should not miss:

How to develop product sense
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Incremental Delivery and the Principles of the Agile Manifesto
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An IC’s guide to roadmap planning
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Energielevel analysieren, Produktivität rasch erhöhen. So geht’s!
(en.: Analyse energy levels, increase productivity quickly. That's how it works!)
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Objektive Fakten oder subjektive Wahrnehmung – Was hilft im Change-Prozess?
(en.: Objective facts or subjective perception - What helps in the change process?)
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Agilität: Mit mehr Fragen und weniger Antworten zum besseren Product Owner
(en.: Agility: With more questions and fewer answers to the better product owner)
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Agiles Arbeiten mittels Scrum: Krisensicher kollaborieren
(en.: Agile working using Scrum: Crisis-proof collaboration)
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Weshalb gibt es kein Developer Team mehr in Scrum?
(en.: Why is there no longer a developer team in Scrum?)
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The Future of Agile in a Hybrid World
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Scaled Agile: Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)
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4 Basic Elements of Project Management
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