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Are There Too Many Tools in Project Management?

Are There Too Many Tools in Project Management? 23.08.2017 - Methods and tools have become important in project management because they help to structure day-to-day tasks. It is possible to make projects transparent and comprehensible with the aid of structured working procedures, methodical approaches and different types of tools. This gives the project manager confidence and inspires confidence on the part of the customer. New members of staff who are thrust into a project can get up to speed quickly thanks to uniform working methods and tools. These tools have changed radically in the past few years due to digitisation. What is considered to be standard nowadays, usually has something to do with computers and the digital world. However, there is ... Read more »

Agile Project Management in Logistics and Foreign Trade

Agile Project Management in Logistics and Foreign Trade 04.08.2017 - A press release that was published in the press box focuses on the role that the concept of Agile project management is playing in logistics and trade. A survey carried out by AEB GmbH and the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University in Stuttgart has examined the trend towards Agile project management. Managers of logistics departments, supply chain managers and personnel responsible for export and customs were surveyed in order to gain a picture of the situation and to obtain a professional assessment from the users’ perspective. Read more »

How to Write Professional Meeting Minutes

How to Write Professional Meeting Minutes 28.07.2017 - Taking meeting minutes is part of the day-to-day work of the project manager. Whether you approach this task with enthusiasm or do not enjoy this particular activity, every project manager knows that minutes play a very important role in project management and meetings without a written record are ultimately pointless. Many managers are not huge fans of writing minutes, therefore this task should be completed as quickly and as effectively as possible. The following guidelines will show you how ... Read more »

Project management with SharePoint

Project management with SharePoint 19.07.2017 - Tools like SharePoint play an important role in modern project management. Anyone who works in project management that is either unfamiliar with the range of programs and tools available or is unable to use them, is regarded as old-fashioned, behind the times and their competence may well be questioned by their colleagues. It is therefore worth taking a closer look at this topic and keeping up with developments in this area in relevant journals and on Internet forums. ... Read more »

The opportunities and risks of digitisation

The opportunities and risks of digitisation 13.07.2017 - When a company undergoes major changes, some people see mainly the opportunities and others mainly the risks. When discussing the topic of digitisation, the younger generation frequently likes to highlight the opportunities and advantages that the digital world offers, while large portions of the older generation tend to see the risks. Digitisation is undoubtedly changing everyday life and the professional world. Thanks to smartphones and countless apps, anyone who embraces this technology can quickly and easily access the Internet. Even people who are less computer-savvy can ... Read more »

Project management with virtual teams

Project management with virtual teams 06.07.2017 - In a working world of increasing digitisation, you are often torn between enthusiasm for the beauty of this new world and confusion about how complicated it is. As a project manager however, you have to get to grips with this new technology to ensure that you don’t miss the boat. The virtual team is a way of working which is increasingly coming into modern project management due to globalisation – if this doesn’t set alarm bells ringing, it’s high time to get involved. Project meetings are a completely everyday task for project managers. In the past few decades, the team, the customer or expert, sat together at a table, discussing plans, making decisions and then shaking hands and saying goodbye. ... Read more »

Smart government – the future of government

Smart government – the future of government 19.06.2017 - The Internet has not only changed the world of work and everyday life but is also taking government affairs to a new level. First and foremost, the "Internet of Services" as it is known is what enables the state and administration to be a new smart government. The aim is an intelligent and networked government that optimises its administrative tasks and simplifies and facilitates them for citizens. Different governments around the world are pursuing different approaches and ideas. However, it is noticeable that digitisation is almost everywhere and is changing the nature of administration. ... Read more »

Industry 4.0 and Project Management

Industry 4.0 and Project Management 24.05.2017 - The digitalisation of our world, particularly in the world of work, is marching forward every day. The term Industry 4.0 describes a development that is expected to lead to a new fourth industrial revolution and is fundamentally characterised by digitalisation. Some observers even believe that digitalisation will have as much impact on economic affairs as ... Read more »

PM Camp in Munich – a barcamp for project management!

PM Camp in Munich – a barcamp for project management! 17.05.2017 - Classic conference formats have both advantages and disadvantages. One advantage, for example, is that the schedule can be planned in advance, which (hopefully) ensures that the content of the conference is of a high quality and participants know from the outset exactly what they have signed up for. However, one disadvantage that must be borne in mind when choosing this approach is that the classic conference structure tends to be purely based on the participants listening Read more »

The Hybrid PM Guide 2.0 has arrived – the IAPM guide for hybrid project management

The Hybrid PM Guide 2.0 has arrived – the IAPM guide for hybrid project management 12.05.2017 - The pressure to produce and innovate continues to rise across the world, a circumstance which affects the information and telecommunications technology sector among others. In order to remain competitive, companies have to be able to employ flexible project management methods which are oriented towards the most transparent project times possible, Of course, shying away from a particular project management method either out of habit or due to lack of knowledge also carries its own risks, especially on projects where requirements can change unexpectedly. Hybrid project management gives project teams far more ... Read more »
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