IAPM Essentials #48 - 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 March 30, 2021

This week, these three articles were particularly inspiring:

Do OKRs work with jobs to be done?
Objectives and Key Results (OKR) is a framework that helps you set goals and measure metrics. Jobs to be done (JTBD) is a method used to identify customer needs. But how can the JTBD method benefit from OKR? First of all, it is important to identify the jobs to be done in order to find out why customers buy or do something. Then, these JTBD can be backed up with objectives and key results (OKR). Based on this, context, motivation and success criteria can be found out and you can get an understanding of customer behaviour.
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Vacuum sandwich? Try Obeya ... - (German language)
Perhaps you know it from your everyday life: the ideas of the management and those of the teams working in the operational area are often far apart. Companies where these problems occur usually have a vacuum between the different levels. And there is a lack of communication, discussion and participation. To overcome this vacuum, a method was developed by Toyota in the 1980s. In the so-called Obeya method, members of operational teams meet regularly management staff to jointly consider where the project currently stands and how to proceed.
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How DevOps has changed agile processes - (German language)
DevOps is intended to resolve the conflict of goals between the operation and the development of a product, because the focus during development is on the software that is being developed, whereas the focus during operation is on the infrastructure. In the transition from development to operation, there is a "wall of confusion", which is to be eliminated through the use of DevOps and cross-functional teams. In the course of the last few years, a number of best practices have emerged in this context, which Dr Christoph Ehlers presents to you in detail in his article: The role of the Product Owner, the idea of "story parents", the use of feedback loops and Kanban.
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Further articles worth reading and podcasts worth listening, you should not miss:

7 Tipps: So geht IT-Projekt-Multitasking auch während Corona
(en.: 7 tips: How IT project multitasking works even while COVID-19)
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9 quick tips for managing businesses and projects during uncertainty
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Entscheidungstechniken für selbstorganisierte Projektteams – Teil 3
(en.: Decision-making techniques for self-organised project teams - Part 3)
Click here to read the recommended article.

Estimating Complexity – Liz Keogh on The Product Experience
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Features wegwerfen – was braucht’s dafür außer Mut?
(en.: Discarding features - what does it take apart from courage?)
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Postagilität – oder: Was kommt nach der Agilität?
(en.: Post-agility - or: What comes after agility?)
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Studie: Anwendungsbereiche agiler Arbeitsweisen
(en.: Study: Areas of application of agile working methods)
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The Agile Mindset. After 10 years of research on teams what is it?
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The Simple Guide To Scrum - 1 Pager
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The data-driven project manager: Using analytics to improve outcomes
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Top 5 changes in the 2020 version of the Scrum Guide
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