IAPM Essentials #57 - 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 June 1, 2021

This week, these three articles were particularly inspiring:

Toyota's principles applied at the Neuss vaccination centre - vaccinations are now given every 15 seconds! - (German language)

Worldwide, vaccination campaigns have been picking up speed for a few months now and the vaccination process could theoretically be so simple. The person who wants to be vaccinated gets an appointment, he waits to be admitted, the necessary documents are signed and the doctor administers the vaccine. But in reality, there are a number of bottlenecks during this process that can quickly crash such a timed procedure. So it seems obvious to organise this process in a "lean" way. Prof. Andreas Syska explains how such a plan can be implemented, using the example of the vaccination centre in Neuss.

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Nijute: how to solve impossible problems

Have you ever heard of the term "Nijute"? No? Well, neither have we, but at the end of the day, as we all know, you never stop learning. The acronym stands for "not impossible, just too expensive" – and the name says it all! It is quite common in projects that one or the other stakeholder, whether it is a supervisor or a client, wants a certain problem to be solved, but the implementation turns out to be more difficult than expected. But instead of finding solutions, analysing the problems and, if necessary, making adjustments that benefit the realisation of the project, it is denoted as "impossible" – which is often just another way of saying "it's too expensive for us". But with a few communicative tricks and by considering Nijute, it may be possible to find a solution to that problem after all. You may now ask yourself how this can be done? Then you should read Gojko Adzic's blog post!

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On Learning, Listening, and Wisdom

When it comes to staffing a project, every project manager certainly wants the best possible team, including the most qualified people. The company itself also has a great interest in finding good employees in order to stand out from the competition and to be more efficient. But how exactly can suitable employees be found? And what characterises a successful person? Because this is exactly the kind of person we are looking for! And Kevin Meyer's article deals with exactly this topic. In his opinion, people who are able to learn from experience, who are eager to discover new things and who can also gain insights from those experiences are very successful in their private lives as well as in their professional careers. These people can not only promote a project, but are also an enrichment for every company. If you are fascinated by this topic, you should not miss this article!

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Further articles worth reading and podcasts worth listening, you should not miss:

Artificial Intelligence (AI): How to plan a pilot project
Click here to read the recommended article.

Das missverstandene Erfolgstagebuch
(en.: The misunderstood success diary)
Click here to read the recommended article.

Folge 102: Fehlendes Vertrauen - Wenn das Daily dem Team schadet
(en.: Episode 102: Lack of Trust - When the Daily harms the team)
Click here to read the recommended article.

How Journaling Puts Leadership in Action
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How Slack has helped HSBC speed software development and incident management
Click here to read the recommended article.

Kanban Evergreen: The size of the ticket
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Lean endet nicht an den Produktionsgrenzen
(en.: Lean does not terminate at the production boundaries)
Click here to read the recommended article.

Sorry, das ist kein Projekt.
(en.: Sorry, this is not a project.)
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The Art of the OKR, Redux
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Unsere Erfahrungen mit Objectives and Key Results (OKR)
(en.: Our experiences with Objectives and Key Results (OKR)
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