IAPM Essentials #55 - 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 May 18, 2021

This week, these three articles were particularly inspiring:

Suddenly Everyone Wants to be Agile - (German language)
Many organisations want to reduce their costs and work more efficiently by " implementing" agility - and they want to do it quickly. But agility cannot be "introduced", it has to be experienced, the inner attitude has to be right. You are now wondering what characterises agility - apart from the personal attitude? Mario Buchinger has summarised the most important aspects in his article. First of all, it is important with agility that target states are defined - how these are achieved remains open. Furthermore, one does not work continuously on a process, but goes through individual, short iterations. There is also something to consider at team level when working agilely: Teams are divided according to the work to be done. And the customers? They are involved in order to take their wishes into account at an early stage.
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10 Project Management Hacks That Will Help New Project Managers Find Success
To plan and implement projects successfully, a project manager must know the right methods and tools in addition to the necessary social skills, such as communication or conflict management. The IAPM is dedicated to promoting project managers at all levels – from beginners to professionals. To make it easier for project management novices to get started, we recommend this article by Yad Senapathy, which gives ten tips on how to run successful projects. Perhaps experienced project managers will also find a suggestion or two? Check out the article today!
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Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Agile? There is a Bigger Thing Happening
Many readers of our blog are familiar with the terms Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile. However, these methods and approaches are often weighed up against each other and considered independently from one another. This often ignores the fact that all three topics complement each other wonderfully and can also be integrated at different stages within an organisation so that they mesh like cogwheels. Design Thinking aims to develop creative solutions to existing problems, agility is used to work out the solutions quickly, and Lean Startup finally integrates these solutions efficiently into the company. If this topic is also exciting to you, then you should definitely read this article.
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Further articles worth reading and podcasts worth listening, you should not miss:

Agile training for executives. What do you need to learn to create the agile enterprise?
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Data-Informed Retrospectives
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Ein neues agiles Framework: FAST Guide veröffentlicht
(en.: A New Agile Framework: FAST Guide Published)
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Internes Agile Coaching
(en.: Internal Agile Coaching)
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Self-Organization As A Survival Skill
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Was ist Komplexität, Stephanie Borgert?
(en.: What is Complexity, Stephanie Borgert?)
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Who Disrupts the Disrupters?
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Why We Don’t Interview Product Managers Anymore
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Wie Siemens Healthineers den Erfolg der Digitalisierung misst
(en.: How Siemens Healthineers Measures the Success of Digitisation)
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