IAPM Essentials #122 - 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 September 06, 2022

This week, these three articles were particularly inspiring:

Remote Work and Scrum
Many companies decide to get their employees back into the office. Working from home is reduced to a minimum or cancelled altogether. The reason? It's the only way to work well together in a team. However, this connection, that you have to be in the office to work in a more productive way, is very difficult to make when you consider that in some teams, the productivity when working from home has increased by up to 47 %. So it seems that working from home and working well together in a team are not necessarily contradictory. As long as good collaboration is actively encouraged, the location of the workspace is secondary. Of course, there are additional challenges to remote working that need to be addressed, especially the associated technological challenges such as the choice of collaboration platform. What should Scrum teams pay particular attention to when working remotely? We recommend the original article!
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Dunning-Kruger effect: How to boost your self-confidence through incompetence - German language
Have you ever heard of the so-called Dunning-Kruger effect? This effect, named after its two researchers, deals with the question of whether self-assessment matches actual performance. And indeed, we have all fallen for the Dunning-Kruger effect at one time or another, because it is often the case that we ourselves do not notice when we are lacking in knowledge in an area. Because of this, we find it difficult to incorporate appropriate feedback into our actions because we think we are infallible. In the words of David Dunning, "The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is that you don't know you're a member of the Dunning-Kruger club." But we are not doomed to stay in the Dunning-Kruger club forever - some people stay part of it longer, others make it out sooner. How, though, can we overcome the so-called "peak of stupidity"? For example, through intellectual humility. You can find out how to do that and what other options you have in the original article.
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What is Assumption Mapping? - German language
Do you and your team have a great new business idea that you want to implement? Then you have probably already designed a Business Model Canvas and a Value Proposition Canvas. But now you should check whether the assumptions on which your business model is grounded correspond to reality. For this purpose, it makes sense to carry out an Assumption Mapping. Assumption Mapping is based on the criteria of Desirability (Is the demand there?), Feasibility (Is the business model feasible?), Viability (Will the revenues be greater than the expenses?) and Adaptability (What external influences need to be taken into account?). Once you have answered these questions in your team, you can start working on the actual Assumption Map. This is divided into important/unimportant and certain/uncertain. You should implement all the assumptions that are certain and important, but discard those that are certain and unimportant. You can read how to proceed with uncertain/unimportant and uncertain/important in the original article.
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Further articles worth reading and podcasts worth listening, you should not miss:

Scrum Master (And Agile Coach): Please Step Up Your Game!
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What Senior Managers Want & Need from Roadmaps: Predictability and Options, Part 4
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Project Management 2030
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How To Make Your Product Special
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Über Anforderungsmanagement. Die Geschichte einer Steckdose.
(en.: About requirements management. The history of an outlet.)
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What Kind of Coach Does Your Team Need?
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Are you still arguing or are you already communicating?
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What we learned from descaling 25 Scrum teams
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Was ist Evidence-Based Management (EBM)?
(en.: What is Evidence-Based Management (EBM)?)
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Make an impact as a T-Shaped project manager
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Nennt es gefälligst beim Namen und sagt nicht Lean dazu!
(en.: Please call it by name and don't say Lean about it!)
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