IAPM Essentials #16 - 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 August 18, 2020

7 essentielle Projektdokumente (Inklusive Vorlagen)
In German language only: During a project, a lot needs to be documented - starting with the business case, the schedule and ending with the project completion. Andrea Windolph gives you an overview of the seven most important documents in this context and at the same time you have the opportunity to request templates free of charge.
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Agile Manifesto vs Water Explained – Project Management
Do you constantly hear that the Waterfall Model and the Agile Manifesto are two different project management approaches, but you can't really tell which approach should be chosen when? Then let this article explain the differences so that you can choose the right approach for your next project.
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Agile Missverständnisse: Agile Coach Tribalism
In German language only: Agile Coach Tribalism occurs when an Agile Coach or Scrum Master exclusively mentors only one team. What at first sounds like an advantage and also has many positive sides can also prove to be a disadvantage, namely when the coach loses sight of the well-being of the organisation and focuses on that of the team.
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Avoid Groupthink and Herd Mentality At Work
In this article, Vinita Bansal explains how herd thinking emerges and what the disadvantages are. She also gives you tips on how to avoid this mentality.
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CAL vs. PAL – Which Agile Leader Training Should You Take?
The Scrum Alliance offers the course Certified Agile Leadership (CAL), the scrum.org offers the Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E). What is the difference between these two courses, and which one should you take to get a foothold in Scrum? Anthony Mersino has tested both for you and reports about them in his article.
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Focus on Steps, not Leaps
If we want to change something, we usually hope to reach the goal as quickly as possible. And if that doesn't work, we soon lose motivation and give up. But that doesn't get us where we want to go. Bharath Srinivasan explains why it is important to take small steps.
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Homeoffice: Worum es wirklich geht
In German language only: Marcus Raitner explains why working from home is not just a question of the workplace, but also what this really is about. What has to change so that working from home is not only accepted by companies, but also practiced?
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Markt und Produkte – Priorisierung
In German language only: Wouldn't it be nice to know how a product will be accepted on the market before it is released? Holger Tewis presents different methods that can help you to better analyse the product-market relationship. He goes into the advantages and disadvantages of some methods and describes two methods in detail.
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Mit Vertrauen in Führung gehen
In German language only: The basis of trust is logic, authenticity and empathy. In this article you will learn what is actually meant by these three drivers and how you can learn to lead better.
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Projects to products: How to ensure your agile team delivers real value
A mistake that is often made in agile project management is that the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is mixed up with the Value Breakdown Structure (VBS). In this article, you will learn the exact differences between the two types of structures and Anthony Crain will give you more tips on how to ensure that you deliver valuable products.
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Understanding Definition of Ready, Acceptance Criteria, And Definition of Done
In this article Tom Bullock, Kevin Ball and Jack Harmening introduce you to the terms Definition of Ready, Acceptance Criteria and Definition of Done. You get an insight into these topics through a dialogue of the three.
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Weisst du was Benefits Mapping ist
In German language only: Are you familiar with Benefits Mapping and know how to apply it? In her article Maria Steinberg explains what is the concept behind the term, how a Benefits Map is created and when it makes sense to use it.
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