IAPM Essentials #91 - 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 February 01, 2022

This week, these three articles were particularly inspiring:

Dependencies Are Killing Your Agile Flow at Scale
Too many dependencies make it difficult to work efficiently. An example: you are working on programming an user interface and need a design draft for it. Since there is no designer in your team, you have to consult the appropriate department. Just like many of your colleagues do. So instead of being able to continue working, you wait for the results of the other department. So, an easy way to solve this problem would be to hire a designer for the team. The more such dependencies exist, the worse the team's workflow. In companies where the impact of dependencies is measured, it is not uncommon for 90 % of work time to be spent waiting. To counteract this, dependencies should be reduced as much as possible, and where this is not possible, processes should be made as simple and efficient as possible. For a detailed description of the possibilities, read the original article!
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How to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours
Most people know it: the lack of time. There simply aren't enough hours per day, you take on far too much in order to be productive, you don't manage to do everything you have planned and you are stressed out because of it. Accusations of being unproductive included. This article presents four ways you can reduce your stress. Before you start your day, first consider: What do I want to accomplish today? If you manage to complete all the tasks, then that's great! If you don't, don't be too strict with yourself. The second tip builds on the first: Quality over quantity. The more tasks you want to accomplish, the more stress you will have, so do few but important things. Third, when you do your tasks, do them consciously and not just to check them off. Try to create transcendence, no matter how small the task. Finally, end the day as it began - by reflecting on what you have experienced.
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A bad habit that probably bothers a lot of people is the following: you start way too much without finishing it. This always stays in the back of your mind and becomes a burden. The bad habit must be overcome, which unfortunately is not possible right away. Start by breaking out of the pattern - consciously set yourself small tasks and complete them. These can be quite trivial tasks. Take out the garbage, clean up a little, do the dishes, or anything else you can think of. It's important to start with one thing at a time, or you'll end up back at square one with dozens of small unfinished tasks. It's best to choose only things that you can get done. Don't choose tasks that you don't have time or materials to do.
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Further articles worth reading and podcasts worth listening, you should not miss:

10 Jahre #NoEstimates (II)
(en.: 10 years #NoEstimates (II))
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Backlog – Das Fundament (d)einer agilen Organisation
(en.: Backlog – The foundation of an agile organization)
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Becoming a Value-Driven Professional
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Bürokratie, Bullshit & Serious Games
(en.: Bureaucracy, Bullshit & Serious Games)
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Die Folter im Projekt - Coaching mit Humor und Karikatur mit Thomas Michl (#AgilerBrühwürfel 003)
(en.: The Torture in the Project - Coaching with Humor and Caricature with Thomas Michl (#AgilerBrühwürfel 003))
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Ein neues agiles Framework: das Unfix Model
(en.: A new agile framework: the Unfix Model)
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Entscheidungstechniken für selbstorganisierte Projektteams – Teil 4
(en.: Decision-making techniques for self-organized project teams – Part 4)
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Lebt Design Thinking noch?
(en.: Is Design Thinking still alive?)
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Why implementing Scrum is exactly like losing weight
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Why „Hybrid Agile“ is not Agile at all.
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