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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: The Effect of Work Motivation on Employee Performance

In this competitive era, every brand is struggling to build a distinctive identity. Firms are adopting various tactics for boosting productivity, and motivating employees is one of them. Some organisations aim at increasing productivity through immense competition, while others create a teamwork environment to get the best from employees.
Therefore, there is no fixed formula for driving performance, as every strategy is designed according to a different situation. One thing is for sure; motivating employees is effective in enhancing performance.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #38

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: Good solutions through Design Sprints

The Corona crisis has taught us a few things. Conditions in parts of the meat industry are abysmal - which, admittedly, you could have seen without Corona if you had just taken a quick look. We found out that the people who work in hospitals, nursing homes and supermarkets have systemically important jobs for society as a whole. That, too, was basically no surprise. Still others have realized that their job isn't as vital as they might have thought, and that there are many different ways to get tasks done - and the outcome can still be good. 

Blog: Certified Agile Project Manager (IAPM) Cheat Sheet

For a few weeks now, the IAPM has been providing so-called cheat sheets for several certifications. These checklists summarise all the important information one needs to know before taking an IAPM certification.Today we officially announce the release of the Certified Agile Project Manager (IAPM) Cheat Sheet. All cheat sheets provided by the IAPM are structured in the same way. You will find the badge of the respective certification as well as general information. The certification process is visualised. In addition, all questions that might arise before, during and after the exam will be answered. You can download each cheat sheet or visit cheatography.com to take a look at it.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #37

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: Good solutions through Design Sprints

Martina Steinröder has thought about innovation management on the website Buchreport.de. Her article deals with Design Sprints and how you can quickly achieve innovative solutions with the help of these Design Sprints. Google developed the Design Sprint method, which is now used by media companies and publishers to achieve an innovative result within one working week with seven team members. Martina Steinröder has already held seminars on the topic and also a webinar. She also explains in an interview on Buchreport.de how she thinks about Design Sprints and what tips she has. Below we summarize her article for you.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #36

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: Do women get us through crises better?

What do New Zealand, Iceland, Finland, Taiwan, Denmark and Germany have in common? They have women at the head of their governments, and they have managed the Corona crisis quite well so far. A coincidence? Perhaps not. Numerous articles have addressed the issue. The Handelsblatt, the British The Day, the Kölner Stadtanzeiger, the Handelszeitung, the Morgenpost, the TAZ and many other newspapers have written articles about what the reason may be that the states with female heads of state seem to be getting through the corona crisis much better than states ruled by men.

Blog: Staying agile in hybrid approach

Agile working is now common practice in many sectors. But what needs to be taken into consideration when hybrid approaches are applied in this context? A paradigm shift in the project management world is becoming highly acoustic, but the best practices and the experience-driven results are going to stay.
It is imperative to understand how the product evolves and matures from the feedback of the stakeholders or customers, and continuous improvement is required to enhance customer experience.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #35

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 meaning of Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement, CI for short, is of course something that most people who want to make a career strive for. Even people who don't have a promotion in mind see continuous improvement as something worth striving for, because after all, improvement can make work easier, more efficient, and thus lead to a more satisfying day at work. But who hangs the bar where and how high, and what can a manager even do in terms of further development in the agile world?

Blog: Review of the year 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic kept and still keeps the whole world on tenterhooks. The year 2020 was a unique year for everyone: habits had to be changed, digitalisation was forced to proceed and challenges were mastered. Also (or above all), project managers had to struggle with this situation in particular. This is because in the project management environment, on-site collaboration is essential. This year, many employees had to work from home and had to manage their project team from there, maintain communication and successfully complete projects.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #34

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: Automation myths decoded

Automation is one of the buzzwords of our time. As with many new or not-so-new phenomena, a number of stories and myths also surround the topic of automation. In an article on the blog of the website Wrike.com, Brianna Hansen deals with three of these myths that have formed around automation in project management. Below, we summarize her conclusions for you.
First, she points out how much automation has changed our lives, both at work and in our personal lives. As examples, she cites the fact that weekly meetings can be scheduled at the click of a smartphone and bills can be automatically debited monthly without having to remind yourself. There are now even automatic machines that feed the dog three times a day. Brave new world. So above all, tasks that are constantly repeated can be automated.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #33

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: How to retain a good workforce

Moira Alexander writes in an article on Techrepublic.com about methods that can help employers and managers retain their good workers. First of all, it's not always easy to find good project managers on the market in the first place. This is a different issue, but it leads to the fact that experienced project managers are in hot demand on the job market and therefore receive many offers. Headhunters and companies try to poach your best employees from you, often offering big bucks and perks. Of course, you can't give your project managers a raise every few months just to keep them from leaving. Nor is that necessarily the most important argument for your employees to stay loyal to you. 

Blog: IAPM Essentials #32

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: Agile transformation and its aberrations

On the web platform Führung-erfahren.de, Marcus Raitner has been thinking about agile transformation, focusing on the aberrations that are made in the different areas of agile transformation. In his opinion, so many things are described and named as agile transformation, but in the end it is something completely different. As an example, he cites a myth that is widespread in executive offices, which says that the performance of all employees can be increased many times over by switching to agility. Agility is neither concentrated feed nor a miracle cure. As with all new phenomena, the advocates often exaggerate a little and many executives and company managers dream of a transformation that will miraculously increase their efficiency, based on false promises.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #31

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: How to overcome little to no project resources

While project management can be a difficult job at times, the real magic comes from being able to handle the entire process when having not enough resources at your disposal. However, it can be tempting for project teams to breach their schedules and budgets due to the lack of resources. Not only do these actions jeopardise their production timeframes, but they can also be costly (when it comes to operations).
Whether this has to do with not having the latest technologies, or dealing with underperforming team members, or even both, project managers must still understand that their job is to identify the state of a project’s resources, and move on in the work process regardless of said state.

Blog: Scrum Guide 2020 - What's new?

A few days ago - mid November - Scrum celebrated its 25th birthday and released a new version of its Scrum Guide.
The good news: Scrum remains Scrum. Nevertheless, there were some major changes. Scrum is the global de facto standard for agile approaches and enables agility in thousands of teams and companies. The Scrum Guide describes the rules of the game: How can we as a team solve complex problems? Read in this article what is new and which adaptions have been made.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #30

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 managers in times of pandemic

The good news is that the first vaccines against coronavirus are expected to be approved by December 2020.
The bad news: Vaccination of a huge number of people is subject to physical and logistical limitations. This means that we will have to deal with the virus for a comparatively long time, maybe even for years. It is plainly utopian to expect a quick termination of the pandemic. Over the last few months, I have come to realise that the physical distance between myself and other people must be kept as large as possible to avoid infection. That is how it will stay for the time being.

Blog: How to Use Social Media to Enhance Project Management

We already know that social media is one of the most powerful marketing tools today. But, can we use social media to reach other business goals such as project management? There are so many project managers who will beg to differ and tell us social media is not a part of the typical project management toolset. However, we're here to prove differently.
The truth is, social media can be used as a project management tool. Different platforms offer different options, and you should consider using them to manage your future projects. 

Blog: Certified Project Manager (IAPM) Cheat Sheet

A few days ago, we published the cheat sheet for the Certified Junior Project Manager (IAPM) and today we are pleased to announce the following: The cheat sheet for the Certified Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) is now accessible.
At first sight the two cheat sheets look very similar and that is absolutely right. Both certifications represent the entry level certification in the respective area. The basic conditions are identical. You want to take the entry level certification in the agile field and have questions concerning the procedure, the individual steps but also concerning the contents? Visit Cheatography and find all information you are looking for – and beyond.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #29

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 Project Managers about “Behavior Challenges as Project Manager"

Hi, my name is Abraham. I want to share my experience as project manager. In 2019, I was appointed as project manager from manufacturing to join a newly program led by HR. It was called “HR Digitalization”. Well, the word “Digitalization” has become more common in Indonesia. At that time, the first stage of this project will be focused on manufacturing. The first stage of the project was changing the time scheduling system (absenteeism, paid leave, etc.) from manual to automated by using RFID and self-service. Computer and mobile phones should support this concept of negative input. Do you ask yourself what is the negative input concept? 

Blog: IAPM Essentials #28

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: Agile ways to Done

Done. Finished. Ready. This is the moment all projects are heading for, at least in theory. Far too often, agile methods unfortunately do not lead to the done, but to new agile ways and new agile projects. Yet the done, the finished project, is the purpose of all agile management. On uxdesign.cc Josh Seiden writes about agile methods and the magic word Done. He emphasizes an important question: How do you know when you have reached the much discussed Done? When is success achieved? It seems to be a common problem in development and project management to overshoot the mark and just keep going.   

Blog: IAPM Essentials #27

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: 8 must-read project management books

Project management dominates the workplace these days. However, it takes more than one method to complete a project. In addition, it takes more than the right attitude to run a successful project team.
So, if you want to learn more about project management, then check out these 8 must-reads!
In this article you will find a wide variety of books. There are books about agile project management, about human leadership but also about efficiency which can be improved. You will certainly find the right book for you!  

Blog: Certified Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) Cheat Sheet

A few days ago, we published the cheat sheet for the Certified Junior Project Manager (IAPM) and today we are pleased to announce the following: The cheat sheet for the Certified Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) is now accessible.
At first sight the two cheat sheets look very similar and that is absolutely right. Both certifications represent the entry level certification in the respective area. The basic conditions are identical. You want to take the entry level certification in the agile field and have questions concerning the procedure, the individual steps but also concerning the contents? Visit Cheatography and find all information you are looking for – and beyond.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #26

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: 5 Ways To Establish Project Workflows

Want to get projects done in record time? Consider having a workflow process.
Workflow defines, executes, and automates business processes. Tasks and information are passed from one person to another as they follow a set of procedural rules. So, as you can see, workflows involve work by one or more people which, in turn, transform materials, information, or services.
So, if you are looking to maximise productivity at a faster and more effective pace, then look to these 5 tips. 

Blog: IAPM Essentials #25

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: Avoid delays with milestone trend analysis

Milestone trend analysis is one of the PM tools that are still widely used today. It is a method that helps to stop and avoid delays in the project. Since nobody can afford delays, many project managers are constantly looking for ways and means to keep to the schedule. So why not include milestone trend analysis in your own project management? There are milestones in every project planning. These are important milestones or sticking points in the project schedule. Milestones mark the start or completion of certain sub-projects, important decisions or points of interaction with other actors. Milestones are not tasks, but selective events. 

Blog: Certified Junior Project Manager (IAPM) Cheat Sheet

You would like to become Certified Junior Project Manager (IAPM), but there are still some questions in your mind? From now on, you will find the answers to the most important questions arranged as a cheat sheet by Cheatography at a glance. The cheat sheet is useful for anyone who wants all the information gathered and does not want to spend too much time searching for it. Anyone who is a friend of keywords and short, concise answers will be grateful for it.
You don't know exactly how a cheat sheet should look like? You can find out by either checking it directly online or downloading it as a PDF.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #24

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: Being Agile in the New Normal

The New Normal has compelled the need to adopt and practice new ways of working which foster agile or growth mindset for maintaining the momentum and achieving improved outcomes.
The current pandemic has not only changed the way how projects are managed, teams collaborate, business success criteria are defined; but also, the way how people approach the problems and find solutions. The flexibility, nimbleness, experimentation, adaptability, and resiliency have never been so prevalent before as it is today – along with focus on learning, continuous improvement and leaving the comfort zone to strive towards growth zone.

Blog: Thoughts of a Project Managers about “challenges in the project management”

We all have witnessed some projects which have been completed seamlessly; but there can be many issues, which can arise along a project's journey from ideation to sign-off. Dealing with all such problems calmly, patiently, and efficiently is the crucial aspect of a project manager's role. Some of these challenges a project manager will face can be relatively easier to handle on the fly. Others, however, will have a more significant impact on the success of the project. There are inevitable common mistakes that play a vital role in every project's success. So, we need to understand each one of them, along with strategies to manage the according risk and advice for heading them off before they could derail the project progress.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #23

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: Agile milestone criteria in project marketing under the microscope

From Jrothman.com Johanna Rothman deals with topics from the area of project management - and especially agile management. In her article about agile milestone criteria she explains the principle. In her opinion, milestone criteria can make an important contribution to ensuring that a project can be brought to completion. Milestone criteria can make sure that a certain milestone arrives before the project is completed, so that one can always see without a doubt whether the next stage can be started. Release criteria retain their justification and significance, because without them, without continuous documentation and without accompanying marketing, there will probably be no product at all in the end. 

Blog: IAPM Essentials #22

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: Kanban and Scrum - what distinguishes the agile methods?

Agile project management has long since spread from IT to all other industries. It is not a trend of some pioneers, but a real alternative to traditional project management. Hardly any project manager can do without knowledge of the new methods. Among the first concepts developed in agile project management are Kanban and Scrum. Both have established themselves and are widely used. But in short, what are the differences between the concepts? There are also similarities. Both Scrum and Kanban work with blackboards or whiteboards and digital or real sticky notes. Nevertheless there are of course significant differences.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #21

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: 5 Revolutionary Benefits Of Agile Project Management

Agile project management has been receiving wider attention over the last few years and is now pricing itself as an essential model that provides greater predictability in the planning stage, improved efficiency and adaptability during the project, and ultimately leads to high quality products. For these reasons, agility cannot be ignored when planning a project. However, it can be difficult to wrench oneself away from traditional methodologies of project management especially when these are perceived as tried and tested.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #20

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 IAPM Vice President's thoughts on the challenges of working from home

The spread of the Corona virus poses new challenges for me, as for all of us. What I used to practice only in exceptional cases is now becoming the norm – namely working from home. This protects me and my health is maintained, but at the same time I am under mental stress. There is some pressure on my company and our projects, but also my colleagues are facing new challenges due to the unknown circumstances.

Blog: Thoughts of a Project Manager about “Common project management mistakes and how to avoid these”

We all have witnessed some projects which have been completed seamlessly; but there can be many issues, which can arise along a project's journey from ideation to sign-off. Dealing with all such problems calmly, patiently, and efficiently is the crucial aspect of a project manager's role. Some of these challenges a project manager will face can be relatively easier to handle on the fly. Others, however, will have a more significant impact on the success of the project. There are inevitable common mistakes that play a vital role in every project's success. So, we need to understand each one of them, along with strategies to manage the according risk and advice for heading them off before they could derail the project progress.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #19

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: Structuring Agile Projects with User Stories

Behind every project is someone who hopes for something from the project or wants to achieve something. He assigns someone else to put this desire into practice. The first thing to do is to find out as precisely as possible what is actually wanted. Only the one who wants can help him. This is how Michael Bykovski describes the problem of defining a project and the project goal. Simple and clear words. But how does that work? How do you manage to convey your requirements and ideas to someone in such a way that they can implement them directly with the appropriate measures?

Blog: IAPM Essentials #18

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: Digital Mindset as a success factor

2020 - a year of upheavals and radical changes. The onset of the Corona crisis has put the society to the test. Deficits and potential areas of development in the German economy were clearly revealed. After all, the goal of digitisation is still a long way off. This unsparing truth does not stop at any industry or company and is resistant to any superficial and short-sighted digitisation measures. In order to successfully master these challenges, a long-term rethink is needed and therefore the ability of each individual to cope with the digital change.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #17

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: Knowledge transfer in three unusual ways

In an article on the online platform wissendenken.com, Annette Hexelschneider reflected on knowledge transfer and how it could or should take place. In her article she describes three unusual ways in which knowledge transfer can take place. In the following we summarize the article for you.
Hexelschneider reminds the reader that habit has great power and that habits often make life easier for people. Annette Hexelschneider points out that transfer methods that become a habit, i.e. that are applied again and again, lead to the goal. Of course we reuse proven methods that work.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #16

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 “Stakeholder Engagement and Effective Communication”

Two of the major challenges and issues we normally face in projects are inadequate stakeholder engagement and insufficient effective communication as there could be hundreds of communication channels and many different stakeholders. As portfolio, program, and project managers, we spend most of our time communicating but a one man show on such projects doesn’t work well. There should be a defined and very well detailed communication plan with clear direction for delegation of tasks as it pertains to communication with various stakeholders.

Blog: IAPM Essentials #15

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: awork – the smart tool for automated project management

The work environment is changing and, in many companies, traditional structures are being dissolved. Distributeed teams, working together on projects from their home offices, for example, are no longer a rarity.
Digital collaboration brings unprecedented flexibility. But it also poses special demands on project management. Remote work, freelancer collaborations and agile methods mean that projects are becoming increasingly complex. 

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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