IAPM Essentials #61 - 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 July 6, 2021

This week, these three articles were particularly inspiring:

How to Better Manage Dependencies with Kanban
Anyone who has worked on a project knows that different tasks and activities are often dependent on each other. Managing these dependencies is a key component to achieve the project deliverables. For example, according to Pulse of the Profession, only 55% of projects are completed on time, however, this probability can be increased by planning and managing dependencies. It also helps for example to improve resource planning as well as alignment between project teams and stakeholders. If you want to learn more about dependency management, specifically applied on a Kanban board, then you should not miss the following article!
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Scrum Master Skills: Visualizing the Cost of Team Building with the Tuckman Model
The Tuckman Model is one of the most well-known team development models and helps teams and leaders to facilitate team building. It consists of four phases: Forming (= orientation phase), Storming (= power struggle phase), Norming (= organisational phase) and Performing (= achievement phase). In team development processes, this can be used to determine which phase a team is in and which measure is best to increase performance efficiency. In the following article, Stefan Wolpers shows you how to graphically illustrate this model and explain it in an easily understandable way.
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VUCA: Surviving in a crazy (working) world – (German language)
Have you ever heard of the acronym VUCA? The letters stand for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. The term VUCA was created in the late 1980s and reflected the situation of the US Army: a world of radical change. Today, the term is still used because the world is constantly changing. Globalisation, digitalisation, new technologies and social media are forcing companies to constantly restructure and optimise themselves. In the same way, projects are also subordinated to these four VUCA factors. Those who understand this can accordingly develop suitable strategies to survive in the VUCA world. The following blog article by Andrea Windolph offers an excellent opportunity to understand those four factors.
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Further articles worth reading and podcasts worth listening, you should not miss:

Agile or Waterfall? Which Development Approach is Best for Your Goals?
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Agile-Skalierung mit Jira Align: Abhängigkeiten überwinden, Teams auf eine Linie bringen, kontinuierlich Wert ausliefern
(en.: Agile scaling with Jira Align: overcome dependencies, get teams on the same page, continuously deliver value)
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Back to Basics: A Master Class on the 4 Phases of the Project Life Cycle
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Be an Inspirational Agile Leader
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Der agile Virus
(en.: The agile virus)
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Five Gantt Chart Alternatives
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GitHub for Project Management - How to Organize and Track Your Agile Processes
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Projekte werden regelmäßig zum Millionengrab
(en.: Projects regularly become a million-dollar grave)
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The 14 Best Productivity Quotes to Motivate Yourself and Your Team
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Tool: Fokussierungsspiel - Multitasking leicht gemacht!
(en.: Tool: Focus game - multitasking made simple!)
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Why Do Project Teams Stick with Bad Plans?
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Author: IAPM internal / Felix Gebhardt

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