IAPM Essentials #113 - 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.

Enjoy reading!
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IAPM Essentials July 05, 2022

This week, these three articles were particularly inspiring:

Designing an epic retrospective with the hero's journey - German language
The Sprint Retrospective is a typical Scrum Event that probably everyone knows. At the end of a Sprint, we evaluate what went well, what went less well and what can be done better next time. But somehow this simply doesn't do justice to the big "milestones". This is where the "Hero's Journey" comes in - a Sprint Retrospective, only more "epic". Originally, the hero's journey is about every hero always going through the same journey. In twelve stages, the hero is torn from normal everyday life, meets a mentor, has to prove himself, is defeated by the monster, eventually stands his ground and finally returns to normal life - but differently and often better. This kind of retrospective not only sounds more elaborate, it also is - considerably. But for more important increments it is definitely worthwhile. We recommend you read the original article! There you will learn what the individual steps of the Hero's Journey are and how you can implement them in your projects.
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Defining KPIs in Enterprise Services Planning
KPIs, i.e. Key Performance Indicators, are performance indicators that can be used, for example, to measure success or performance. KPIs that are set should be "fit for purpose". Value is considered from the customer's point of view, and if it is not important from the customer's point of view or simply cannot be determined, then it is not important for the company. An example of what values are important from the customer's point of view: Neeta is a project manager and mother. One day she and her team are working late and she ordered pizza for everyone. It was important for the team that the delivery does not take longer than 90 minutes and that there is a wide choice of toppings. If there are minor errors regarding the toppings, then this is less serious for Neeta and her team. However, if Neeta orders a pizza for her children, the delivery should not take longer than 45 minutes, the toppings ordered should be correct and the choice of toppings should also be wide. So it is important to adjust the KPIs for specific market segments or choose KPIs that satisfy all customers equally. For the detailed version, we recommend the original article!
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Why knowledge and experience can be a curse - German Language
Götz Müller talks a lot about curses. But why actually? When we talk about curses, things don't go the way we want them to. We become dissatisfied and have to leave our comfort zone. But that's actually not so bad, because when we leave our comfort zone, changes happen; when we never leave our comfort zone, changes tend to happen less. We continue to learn and develop. The heading can also be taken up here: If we have a certain knowledge and experience, we do not learn and develop in that area. Learning from our mistakes and assessing what can go better next time is quite easy. And successes? Talking about a success and saying, "It went well, what can be changed?" is unfortunately not a good basis for further development. "External stimuli" can help you to become even better. But how? We recommend reading the original article!
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Further articles worth reading and podcasts worth listening, you should not miss:

5 open source alternatives to Doodle polls
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Zeitschätzung für Aufgaben, deren Dauer unklar ist
(en.: Time estimate for tasks whose duration is unclear)
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A SMART Goal Is a Meaningful One
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A Quickstart To Improve Your Scrum Team's Morale
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Wer auf Vertrauen setzt, hat schon verloren?
(en.: Those who rely on trust have already lost?)
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When will we get there? How to estimate in Scrum.
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Deine Leseliste explodiert? So gehst du am besten damit um
(en.: Your reading list is exploding? This is the best way to deal with it)
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Part II: When will we get there? Forecasting for Scrum teams.
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Scrum Master Anti-Patterns — 20 Signs Your Scrum Master Needs Help
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6 Schritte, um den Kundennutzen in den Vordergrund zu stellen – von der Feature-Roadmap zur outcomebasierten Roadmap
(en.: 6 steps to emphasise customer benefits - from feature roadmap to result-based roadmap)
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VUKA und die Verschwörung
(en.: VUKA and the conspiracy)
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