IAPM Essentials #135- 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 December 06, 2022

This week, these three articles were particularly inspiring:

Project manager tasks: What a project manager really has to do - German language
The tasks of a project manager can be divided into three main areas: The starting point is to clarify what exactly the mission is, who the clients are, or which stakeholders are important. Risk management should also be carried out at this point. One must be aware of everything that can go wrong and what costs could emerge as a result. Next comes implementation. Here it is important to monitor the project, not to neglect communication between the different actors and especially the stakeholders, and to ensure that quality is maintained. The last area is the project closure, where the project is reflected on once again. What problems have arisen? What can be done better next time? There are 5 rules to follow throughout the project. Have you not yet heard of the 5 rules? Then you should definitely read this article. You can also learn more about the individual phases here.
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The most common mistake in a Kanban implementation - German language
Kanban is designed as a planning system for just-in-time production. When using Kanban, the focus should be on the so-called Kanban Board, as it enables the representation and visualisation of the individual work steps. The board can be divided into To Do, Work In Progress and Done. The advantage of this division is that what is planned and what has already been achieved is structured and made accessible to everyone. However, exactly this illustration can also have a disadvantage: On the Kanban board, a value chain is displayed that consists of many different cards. If a card is now moved from one column to another, the arrangement loses its meaning, and the chain is no longer comprehensible. In addition, it can happen that the individual cards are not clearly enough delineated from each other, so that a card entry is assigned to a completely different topic. To avoid these problems, it makes sense to first write down the individual steps and then mark the individual tasks that belong together.
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Data and Storytelling for Strategic Alignment
When it comes to informing or even convincing stakeholders, it can be helpful for all concerned to use language that is easy to understand and to avoid facts and figures as much as possible, as these can sometimes be very difficult to understand. But even when data is required, an alternative approach can be taken. One option could be to move from pure numbers to storytelling. Today's business world is complex and combining human research with quantitative analysis could help stakeholders make better decisions. Storytelling could also help in processing difficult information. For example, if a team has analysed too much information, they may make many recommendations. As a result, the presentation is difficult to understand for people who were not involved in the analysis. Sometimes it is helpful to break down the wealth of information into small bites that stakeholders can understand. However, storytelling can work both ways. Are you interested in what this might look like? Then read the original article!
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Further articles worth reading and podcasts worth listening, you should not miss:

5 Pointless Versions of Scrum Masters
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Trust: Scrum’s Achilles heel
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Die Sache mit dem Biss
(en.: The thing about the bite)
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Why Scrum Alone Will Make You Fail
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You can't prevent the mess
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Was ist User Story Mapping?
(en.: What is User Story Mapping?)
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How Consensus Kills Innovation
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Transzendente Ziele für Teams
(en.: Transcendent goals for teams)
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Trying To Reduce Churn Rate? Avoid These 3 Common Myths
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Vorsicht vor den Quick Wins!
(en.: Beware of the Quick Wins!)
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Wenn nicht mal der Papierflieger abhebt
(en.: If not even the paper plane takes off)
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