IAPM Essentials #18 - 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 01, 2020

Agiler Mythos: Agile Teams machen keine Terminzusagen!
In German language only: The Agile Manifesto states: "Responding to change over following a plan". Does this mean that agile teams do not follow a plan and that accordingly no commitments can be made to deadlines? Marc Löffler explains the myth for you - in his podcast or in written form.
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Agree To Disagree vs Disagree And Commit: How To Disagree The Right Way
During a project, decisions have to be made. If you are not happy with a decision, you should express your criticism or share your thoughts with your team. Vinita Bansal explains to you how best to proceed.
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Die 10 größten Herausforderungen für virtuelle Teams in Projekten
In German language only: Working in virtual or distributed teams brings many advantages - but just as many challenges are associated with this form of work. Andrea Windolph gives you an overview of the ten most important challenges in this context.
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Extreme Programming Creator Kent Beck Thinks Tech Has a Compassion Deficit
Kent Beck, one of the signatories of the Agile Manifesto and creator of Extreme Programming, is now in a management position for the first time. In this interview you can read how his view on some things has changed.
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Google hat in einem Projekt die zehn Eigenschaften der allerbesten Manager entdeckt
In German language only: Google wanted to prove that managers were redundant for an organisation. During research, when it was found that this assumption was wrong, Google focused on the qualities that the best managers should possess. These ten skills are listed in this article.
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How Using Kanban Builds Trust
Michael Ballé believes that Kanban is a driver for trust. In his article he describes how trust can be built up by using Kanban.
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Making open decisions in five steps
The fact that decisions are made by one person and implemented by the team without criticism is in many cases no longer up-to-date. In the meantime it is common practice that decisions are made in a team. The process of open decisions passes five steps, which you will get to know in this article.
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Managing Risk with Scrum
It is often assumed that risk management is unnecessary in Scrum or that methods from traditional project management are used. However, neither of these is correct. Magdalena Firlit explains why risk management also plays an important role in Scrum and how it is implemented in this context.
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Projektstatus mal anders: Mit dem RAID-Log Übersicht schaffen
In German language only: Have you ever heard of the RAID log? This log is an interesting tool especially for status meetings to get an overview of possible impacts on the project. Andrea Windolph explains what the acronym stands for.
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Scrumban Guide for Agile Project Managers
Fred Wilson calls Scrumban the Tesla among project management methods. In his article he describes why the combination of Scrum and Kanban has so much potential and he gives all beginners a few tips on this topic.
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Selbstverständlichkeiten – der Sand im Getriebe
In German language only: What exactly does "self-evident" mean? Falk Golinsky is of the opinion that things that are taken for granted can very quickl lead to problems - especially in terms of time, transparency and communication.
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What is Hybrid Agile?
When you read "Hybrid Agile", what do you think about? Do you think of a combination of traditional and agile approaches? Then you should read this article to find out what is really meant.
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Author: IAPM intern
Keywords: IAPM Essentials, Links, News

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