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All articles published between 2013 and January 2020 can be found in our blog archive. All new articles from February 2020 onwards can now be found here on this page as teaser previews. The latest articles are displayed at the top of the page.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #14

In our blog we regularly publish news about project management tools, new developments, IAPM related topics or present interesting projects. As a new category we have now launched "IAPM Essentials". From now on you will find a collection of links dealing with the following questions: What was eventful last week? What has happened in project management? You will find articles that are worth reading, videos or podcasts which we warmly recommend in order to enrich your everyday project work.
To put it briefly: Essentials from the world of project management. 

Blog: Project-oriented work

If a company changes its structures from a functional organisation to a projectised organisation, far-reaching organisational and also cultural change go along with it. These changes are noticeable in many areas of the company.
Working methods, hierarchical levels and careers change fundamentally in a projectised organisation. These changes are accompanied by new opportunities and possibilities, but also new responsibilities and requirements. Not only technical issues are changing, but also disciplinary conditions.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #13

In our blog we regularly publish news about project management tools, new developments, IAPM related topics or present interesting projects. As a new category we have now launched "IAPM Essentials". From now on you will find a collection of links dealing with the following questions: What was eventful last week? What has happened in project management? You will find articles that are worth reading, videos or podcasts which we warmly recommend in order to enrich your everyday project work.
To put it briefly: Essentials from the world of project management. 

Blog: The Influence of Motivation on Employee Productivity in Business Organisation

Motivation is what gets you to do what you do. In fulfilling the organisation's objectives, your primary task is to create and maintain an environment where employees can efficiently work to realise the organisation's goals. Hence, motivation in an organisation is the means of persuading, stimulating, inducing, as well as compelling an employee to act in a manner that helps the organisation achieve its objectives. There are different types of employees, and they differ in their ability to work, and their will to do so (= motivation).

Blog: IAPM Essentials #12

In our blog we regularly publish news about project management tools, new developments, IAPM related topics or present interesting projects. As a new category we have now launched "IAPM Essentials". From now on you will find a collection of links dealing with the following questions: What was eventful last week? What has happened in project management? You will find articles that are worth reading, videos or podcasts which we warmly recommend in order to enrich your everyday project work.
To put it briefly: Essentials from the world of project management. 

Blog: Thoughts of a PM about “Focusing on Benefits Realisation in an Agile Delivery Model”

In the project economy, projects are directly linked to benefits which are derived from the services, products or activities performed for solving any business problem.
The benefits form the very basis why a project is undertaken. For example, automating repetitive manual activities in a business process is not the ultimate objective in terms of benefits. Instead, increased efficiency, productivity gains, cost savings, higher accuracy along with economies of scale are the business drivers for automating a manual process and, hence, the criteria for project success. 

Blog: IAPM Essentials #11

In our blog we regularly publish news about project management tools, new developments, IAPM related topics or present interesting projects. As a new category we have now launched "IAPM Essentials". From now on you will find a collection of links dealing with the following questions: What was eventful last week? What has happened in project management? You will find articles that are worth reading, videos or podcasts which we warmly recommend in order to enrich your everyday project work.
To put it briefly: Essentials from the world of project management. 

Blog: Tips for the first agile project

Agile project management is no longer a trend, but has long since become part of the daily routine of many project managers. It is a kind of reinvention of project management, which has arisen from the need to adapt to modern conditions, changing customer requirements and ever faster developments in technology and communication. The special thing about agile methods like Scrum is that they are very flexible and every project manager can use them in his or her own way to be adapted to his or her specific project. But this is also a challenge especially for project managers who are dealing with an agile managed project for the first time. So how do you approach your first Scrum project?

Blog: IAPM Essentials #10

In our blog we regularly publish news about project management tools, new developments, IAPM related topics or present interesting projects. As a new category we have now launched "IAPM Essentials". From now on you will find a collection of links dealing with the following questions: What was eventful last week? What has happened in project management? You will find articles that are worth reading, videos or podcasts which we warmly recommend in order to enrich your everyday project work.
To put it briefly: Essentials from the world of project management. 

Blog: IAPM Essentials #09

In our blog we regularly publish news about project management tools, new developments, IAPM related topics or present interesting projects. As a new category we have now launched "IAPM Essentials". From now on you will find a collection of links dealing with the following questions: What was eventful last week? What has happened in project management? You will find articles that are worth reading, videos or podcasts which we warmly recommend in order to enrich your everyday project work.
To put it briefly: Essentials from the world of project management. 

Blog: Self-organisation and teamwork in virtual space

Today there are dozens of good tools and programs for working together digitally. Home office, project teams sitting thousands of miles apart, collaboration across different time zones - all this is already reality today. Many people, including Isabelle Schemion, see many advantages in virtual collaboration. Working is more flexible, from anywhere and (if you want to and don't have video calls) even in a jogging suit. Many people ask themselves the question: who then checks how much each individual is working? 

Blog: IAPM Essentials #08

In our blog we regularly publish news about project management tools, new developments, IAPM related topics or present interesting projects. As a new category we have now launched "IAPM Essentials". From now on you will find a collection of links dealing with the following questions: What was eventful last week? What has happened in project management? You will find articles that are worth reading, videos or podcasts which we warmly recommend in order to enrich your everyday project work.
To put it briefly: Essentials from the world of project management. 

Blog: Thoughts of a PM about "Risk Management for Businesses and Projects: Why it is an Art? "

Consciously or sub-consciously, risk management is part of our DNA. Take crossing the street, for example. Before you pass, you pause. You look in front of you, turn your head left and right. If there are no obstructions, then you cross; else, you calibrate your plan of action.
It is much like the same for businesses that are either trying to pursue an opportunity (a positive risk) or trying to address a present or prospective threat (a negative risk).

Blog: IAPM Essentials #07

In our blog we regularly publish news about project management tools, new developments, IAPM related topics or present interesting projects. As a new category we have now launched "IAPM Essentials". From now on you will find a collection of links dealing with the following questions: What was eventful last week? What has happened in project management? You will find articles that are worth reading, videos or podcasts which we warmly recommend in order to enrich your everyday project work.
To put it briefly: Essentials from the world of project management. 

Blog: IAPM Essentials #06

In our blog we regularly publish news about project management tools, new developments, IAPM related topics or present interesting projects. As a new category we have now launched "IAPM Essentials". From now on you will find a collection of links dealing with the following questions: What was eventful last week? What has happened in project management? You will find articles that are worth reading, videos or podcasts which we warmly recommend in order to enrich your everyday project work.
To put it briefly: Essentials from the world of project management. 

Blog: IAPM Essentials #05

In our blog we regularly publish news about project management tools, new developments, IAPM related topics or present interesting projects. As a new category we have now launched "IAPM Essentials". From now on you will find a collection of links dealing with the following questions: What was eventful last week? What has happened in project management? You will find articles that are worth reading, videos or podcasts which we warmly recommend in order to enrich your everyday project work.
To put it briefly: Essentials from the world of project management. 

Blog: Successfully completing procrastination

What was known a few years ago as postponementitis or postponement egg, has now received its own technical term: Procrastination. This sounds complicated and is remotely reminiscent of a disease, but nothing has changed in the matter itself. An unbelievable number of people are struggling with it: they postpone important and unpleasant tasks until it is (almost) already too late. Not only schoolchildren and students can tell you about this, procrastination is also a common phenomenon in the working world - because it is all too human. But there are good strategies to get rid of this behaviour and finally become more productive. Tips on how to fight the eternal procrastination can be found in our blog post. 

Blog: IAPM Essentials #04

In our blog we regularly publish news about project management tools, new developments, IAPM related topics or present interesting projects. As a new category we have now launched "IAPM Essentials". From now on you will find a collection of links dealing with the following questions: What was eventful last week? What has happened in project management? You will find articles that are worth reading, videos or podcasts which we warmly recommend in order to enrich your everyday project work.
To put it briefly: Essentials from the world of project management. 

Blog: IAPM Essentials #03

In our blog we regularly publish news about project management tools, new developments, IAPM related topics or present interesting projects. As a new category we have now launched "IAPM Essentials". From now on you will find a collection of links dealing with the following questions: What was eventful last week? What has happened in project management? You will find articles that are worth reading, videos or podcasts which we warmly recommend in order to enrich your everyday project work.
To put it briefly: Essentials from the world of project management. 

Blog: Professional development: success factor in the job

In times when the demands placed on us are constantly changing, professional development is no longer just desirable, but even necessary if you want to achieve certain professional goals. Articles about this can be found on numerous blogs and. There are countless offers for professional development. Elizabeth Harrin takes up this topic on the girlsguidetopm.com website and shows different types of professional development that she believes are easy to achieve. By "easy" she means that these trainings and development programs on the one hand take very little time and on the other hand fit into a very tight budget. 

Blog: IAPM Essentials #02

In our blog we regularly publish news about project management tools, new developments, IAPM related topics or present interesting projects. As a new category we have now launched "IAPM Essentials". From now on you will find a collection of links dealing with the following questions: What was eventful last week? What has happened in project management? You will find articles that are worth reading, videos or podcasts which we warmly recommend in order to enrich your everyday project work.
To put it briefly: Essentials from the world of project management. 

Blog: Project Management Software – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Eventually, every project ENDS. At the end of the day, what really matters is not what you completed, but how you completed it.
 The future of any project depends on the kind of project management resources you put in place. Now, for a project, there are only two possible outcomes – it's either “Success” or “Failure”. But when it comes to project management tool, you're likely to have experiences that are more diverse (even more than the diverse pool of people in your office).

Blog: IAPM Essentials #01

In our blog we regularly publish news about project management tools, new developments, IAPM related topics or present interesting projects. As a new category we have now launched "IAPM Essentials". From now on you will find a collection of links dealing with the following questions: What was eventful last week? What has happened in project management? You will find articles that are worth reading, videos or podcasts which we warmly recommend in order to enrich your everyday project work.
To put it briefly: Essentials from the world of project management. 

Blog: Develop yourself with the help of a personal development plan

Caspar Fröhlich is a management consultant and executive coach for executives or management teams. He has already worked for various international concerts and is also one of the editors of the newspaper OrganisationsEntwicklung. He deals intensively with the topic of personal development, career and coaching. In his article about the personal development plan he explains on business-wissen.de how to effectively advance your professional and personal development.

Blog: Project management in medium-sized businesses

In an online article in PC Magazin, Mario Neumann writes about project management in German medium-sized businesses. He is a book author, expert for project management and management trainer. In his daily work he often deals with managers from medium-sized companies and has made the experience that especially medium-sized companies in Germany have ideal conditions to successfully complete projects. In the following we summarize his article for you.

Blog: The Vice-President's thoughts on the current challenge facing the world

Lately, we have been facing one of the most challenging times in our younger history and I have been incredibly proud to see how the IAPM community has come together in these hard times. All persons in charge of IAPM across our various networks have attempted to find solutions how to modify and adapt our processes in order to be able to improve our virtual project managers’ association. Our priority is to ensure that our certificants can continue their studies and complete their tests and exams online by providing extensive help and support throughout the whole process.

Blog: Can a project manager be too motivated?

An unmotivated project manager is obviously not good for a project. He has difficulty motivating others and he will have difficulty completing all tasks on time. Motivation is therefore essential for the job of a project manager. But how much motivation is necessary? A lot helps a lot? Unfortunately not in this case. Even an excess of motivation can be problematic. So how do you deal with overmotivation and what can you do to find a healthy level?

Blog: IAPM title abbreviation and certificate badges

In order to give you the opportunity to make customers, partners, colleagues or employees aware of your certifications, we have developed a small icon, a badge, for each level of certification, which we offer in three different formats. This way, you can integrate the badges in a promotionally effective way, for example on your website or in your e-mail signature.
In addition, we now offer short forms of our certification titles.

Blog: Using project controlling correctly in project management

Project controlling is an important tool in project management. Expertly and properly executed, it ensures that the project goes according to plan.
 Projects - whether small and simple or large and complex - are not self-running. They must be competently planned, professionally organised and skilfully implemented. In order to ensure that each project phase reaches its goal, project management relies on regular project controlling.

Blog: The Human Management Revolution

On corporate-rebels.com an article is about the human management revolution and what "management gurus" like Charles Handy, Henry Mintzberg, Tom Peters and Gary Hamel have been preaching for years: people first! In the following we summarize the article for you.
Today we see the first signs of a global human management revolution. Some progressive organizations have already put out their feelers and brought new ideas in this area to the world. 

Blog: Digitalisation changes the management culture

In Manager Magazin, business economist and physician Andreas Föller reflects on digitalization and how it influences our management culture. He finds that digitization is virtually forcing a new management culture. All employees, but also the employers, have to change - in thinking as well as in acting. Föller points out that most people are reluctant to embrace change. Often a change on a political, societal or social level is presented in the media as downright frightening. Think for example of the smoking ban in restaurants. 

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