IAPM Essentials #71 - 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 September 14, 2021

This week, these three articles were particularly inspiring:

The Stacey Matrix: Which project management method is right for you? - German language
The Stacey Matrix can be used as a tool to support decision-making or in selecting the proper project management approach. Two dimensions are assessed to support decision-making: How confident are you with the approach (i.e. do you really want to use the approach?) and what is the level of agreement among the decision makers. If you want to use the Stacey Matrix to find out which project management approach is right for you, then it is assessed according to the (in)clarity of the requirements and the degree of familiarity with the underlying technologies or methods. Often the clearer the more traditional and the less clear the more agile the approach. One of the criticisms of the Stacey Matrix is that some aspects, such as the project environment, are not taken into account. Accordingly, it is important to include your own experience and knowledge.
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More about the meeting vicious circle - German language
A vicious circle, or downward spiral, occurs when one thing is the trigger for negatively influencing other things (e.g. processes). As a result, the condition gets worse and worse. Did you know that such a vicious circle can also occur in meetings? Even if you might not have called it a "meeting vicious circle" so far, you certainly know the phenomenon: You and your team want to arrange a meeting. As recommended, only those who are really relevant for the meeting are invited. However, one team member has a very busy schedule, which means that spontaneous meetings are not possible. Meetings have to be planned for the long term, and the remaining team members' schedules fill up accordingly. Tim Themann explains in his article how you can break the vicious circle.
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Why waterfall development may still suit your organization
For the implementation of projects in software development, an Agile project management approach is now often preferred over the Waterfall model. Scrum, Kanban and similar process models make it possible to react more quickly to changes, the requirements for the project do not have to be painstakingly recorded in every detail, and (visible) value is continuously added to the product. However, the use of Agile methods and frameworks in software development is not always the most efficient – the Waterfall model can also make sense in some situations. In his article, Leo Prada provides insights into the various use cases when the Waterfall approach can also be applied for software development and compares the Waterfall model to other Agile project management approaches.
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Further articles worth reading and podcasts worth listening, you should not miss:

20 Jahre Agiles Manifest: Die gescheiterte Rebellion
(en.: 20 years of the Agile Manifesto: the failed rebellion)
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6 Effective Project Management Applications
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Best IT Project Management Tools & Software 2021
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Don't overlook the importance of KPIs in AI/ML projects
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Fünf Projektmanagement-Fehler, die in kreativen Teams immer noch gemacht werden
(en.: Five project management mistakes that are still made in creative teams)
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How to Use Google Project Management Tools to Plan Your Tasks in 2021
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Prozesse ohne Ziel: Resonanzthemen
(en.: Processes without a goal: resonance issues)
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Strong Project, Change Management Are Essential to Good IT
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VUCA: Überleben in einer verrückten (Arbeits-)Welt
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What people don't get about value stream management
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Wie können wir den Erfolg von User Stories messen
(en.: How can the success of User Stories be measured)
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