IAPM Essentials #49 - 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 April 06, 2021

This week, these three articles were particularly inspiring:

Managing ideas at scale
The creation of products based on ideas is the engine of the economy. Every project is based on one idea or another – which makes it even more important to handle them properly. In this context, it is particularly important to offer an appropriate platform for ideas so that the right stakeholders can contribute to them and develop them further. However, in addition to visualisation via an adequate platform, transparent presentation as well as general availability of the platform is also crucial for the innovation process. The larger an organisation gets, the more difficult it becomes to manage the generated ideas, which is why it is particularly important to reduce bureaucratic barriers. What else there is to consider in order to successfully manage the innovation process can be read in the following article.
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The End of Waterfall
In the early 1970s, the waterfall model (or V-model) was developed, which is still used in traditional project management today. In this model, the project is broken down into smaller parts during the initial planning phase and planned through from start to finish. However, since the development of the internet and the associated change in the private and professional world, the way in which projects are managed has also changed. Whereas it used to be sufficient to plan a complex, multi-year project with the V-model, nowadays it is primarily a continuous adaptation to new circumstances that is decisive for the success of a project. For this reason, Julien Mansourian sees the future of project management in agile frameworks. If we have now piqued your interest in this topic, just take a look at the entire blog post!
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Why Thinking Like a Scientist Is Good for You
In a volatile world, it is important to react quickly to changes. Often, new insights lead to views that were previously considered correct becoming outdated and obsolete. In such a situation, it is not always easy to throw one's own opinion overboard - yet one cannot refuse that the world keeps turning. For this reason, it can be a good exercise to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist. In basic scientific research, it is extremely important to be able to question existing knowledge in the face of new findings. Only if you can recognize your own mistakes you will be able to grow from them and improve yourself. If you want to learn more about this, take a look at the interview with Adam Grant.
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Further articles worth reading and podcasts worth listening, you should not miss:

4 Tipps zum agilen Anforderungsmanagement in Webprojekten
(en.: 4 tips for agile requirements management in web projects)
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Agile Meets Beyond Budgeting
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Book Review: Antifragile
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Das Scrum Board für SharePoint
(en.: The Scrum Board for SharePoint)
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Explain Dates to Anyone with Forecasts Based on Your Historical Data
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In the beginning, there was no Scrum.
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(en.: Crab mentality)
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Scrum im Studium: Abschlussarbeit strukturieren mit agilem Arbeiten
(en.: Scrum for students: Structuring your thesis with agile working methods)
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Spitzenpositionen per Losverfahren besetzen
(en.: Filling top positions by lottery)
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Studie: Ein Wort am Ende eurer E-Mail sorgt dafür, dass sie öfter beantwortet wird
(en.: Study: A word at the end of your email ensures that it is answered more often)
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Wer fragt führt. Oder doch wer antwortet? Über die professionelle Fragebehandlung
(en.: Who asks leads. Or perhaps the one who answers? About the professional treatment of questions)
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