IAPM Essentials #82 - 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 November 30, 2021

This week, these three articles were particularly inspiring:

Emerging Roles in Kanban
Kanban is an agile method, which we also examine more closely in our Agile Project Managers’ Guide (IAPM). In addition to the visualisation of process and production flows, it primarily allows the optimisation of the value-added chain. However, apart from the Kanban values and principles, no explicit roles are defined. One of the reasons for this is that the introduction of Kanban should respect existing processes, roles and responsibilities so that the focus is on the process and its optimisation. But the longer Kanban is applied within a company, the more the agile processes mature - a distribution of roles emerges! You can find out what these roles are and what they are needed for in the article by Anna Radzikowska and David Anderson.
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How to Visualize Your Workflow Better
When learning new things, people acquire information in many different ways. Additional to reading, listening and reproducing, the visual exchange of information is particularly efficient for presenting facts quickly and transparently. This insight can also be used for project management, as in project work it is extremely important that all team members pull on the same rope and have a general understanding of the task to be accomplished. The best way to achieve this is to visualise the workflow – so that everyone involved can see the complete value chain, the dependencies of the individual project members or their tasks. If you would now like to gain a more detailed insight into this topic, then this article might be just right for you!
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Magie statt Technologie – die Macht des Wortes - German language
Some project managers will already have noticed this in their daily work: In addition to project plans, documentation or backlogs, communication is sometimes a decisive factor for the success of a project. This is not only relevant in the initial project phases, while defining (customer) requirements or during team building, but throughout the entire project duration. Mistakes are often caused by misunderstandings, for example a customer means something different from what the team has understood and by the time the project deliverable is handed over, improvements have to be made. Mostly, however, communication differences lead to problems in the project at an earlier stage. A common glossary can be a useful tool in this situation to eliminate difficulties of understanding in advance. Read the article to find out how this can look like and why a common glossary can improve communication.
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Further articles worth reading and podcasts worth listening, you should not miss:

Cut Out Time Estimates on Roadmaps: Get Into a Product Delivery Rhythm
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DMAIC – Eine Methode für optimale Prozesse und noch bessere Produkte
(en.: DMAIC - A method for optimal processes and even better products)
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Das Richtige machen
(en.: Doing the right thing)
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Die große Vermarktung
(en.: The great marketing)
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Eigenes Scaled Agile Framework erstellen
(en.: Create your own Scaled Agile Framework)
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How to Build High-Performing Distributed Teams
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The Five Possible Estimates and Which One Your Team Should Use (Free Video Training)
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The Ins and Outs of OKRs
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The Product Owner’s Second Team
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Worum es bei Agilität wirklich geht
(en.: What agility is really about)
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