IAPM Essentials #21 - 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 September 22, 2020

7 Pitfalls to Avoid With OKR’s
Do you already work with OKRs or are you thinking of starting using them? In this article you can read about seven common pitfalls when using OKRs.
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Agile Missverständnisse: Sprintabbruch durch das Team
In German language only: Have you ever worked in a Scrum Team or as a Scrum Master and stopped a hopeless sprint without the Product Owner making this decision? Read in this article why this is not in line with the Scrum Guide.
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Effizienter arbeiten: die 10 besten Tipps
In German language only: In his article, Benjamin Brückner gives you ten tips on how to make your everyday work or that of your team more efficient.
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Entscheidungen richtig treffen
In German language only: Decisions always need to be made - whether in your professional or private life. Cornelia Kiel describes in her article how decisions are made and what is the MBTI instrument.
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Excel spreadsheets in operations – it's software!
Do you use Excel to organise your projects or to have an overview of your tasks because it is simple? Dr. Joachim Schlosser explains why Excel must also be treated like software.
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Experiment: Map Dependencies to Find Bottlenecks
The Zombie Scrum Survival Guide describes 40 experiments that will show you whether your Scrum is Zombie Scrum or not. Experiments that did not make it into the guide will be published online. Read more about bottlenecks and dependencies here.
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Kanban Part 2 – How to Get Started With Kanban
Would you like to start working with Kanban? In this article you can read how to get started and which steps you should follow during the process.
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OKR: Eine ergänzende Betrachtung
In German language only: A fortnight ago, we recommended reading the article "OKR: A critical view" in IAPM Essentials #19. In this article you can read Andre Claaßen's thoughts on this subject, which differ in three areas from the opinion of Kai Pukall.
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Prioritising a product backlog when everything is important
Your product backlog contains all the tasks that need to be completed, but it's not easy for you to prioritise because all tasks are equally important? Roman Pichler explains step by step how to set the right priorities in such cases.
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Unterschiede zwischen klassischem und agilem Projektmanagement (Teil 4)
In German language only: Andrea Windolph explains the difference between agile and traditional project management in four blog posts. In the fourth part you will learn about task blocks and plans, among other things.
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Which skills do you need to succeed as a Product Owner?
In this article you will find six challenges that a product owner has to face. David Pereira will not leave you alone with these challenges, but will explain how to overcome them.
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