If companies are opting for new software based on individual criteria and careful research, why is it so hard to introduce new software successfully?
About Michael Schenkel
Michael Schenkel believes in useful tools, that support users in their work and that provide a common working environment for all types of roles in a project. He became a member of the microTOOL family more than fifteen years ago and took over the position of head of marketing for about half a decade. In October 2017, he moved on to a new adventure and we wish him all the best on this new path.
Entries by Michael Schenkel
Selection processes begin with feature lists, even if most of the terms used are unclear. How should you perform a project management software comparison?
A workflow is a chain of events, conditions & prerequisites. How do you create a workflow for your project and what advantages do you get using workflows?
Changing the project leader is no easy task. Which criteria should you pay attention to when doing so to save the project?
What can you do when there are too many requirements and you can’t keep track anymore? Try working with templates and expiration dates.
Individual performance in teams is not always measurable. Why is an individual still delivering performance and what has appreciation to do with it?
An interview with Rainer Wendt, president of the IIBA Germany Chapter, about becoming a business analyst and business analysis in the IIBA Germany chapter.
How does a software introduction at a Chinese company work? A discussion with Rudolf Siebenhofer, IT consultant and IT project management expert.
Projects fail but procect cancellation is rarely seen. Why do companies have a hard time to cancel projects and how could they do better?
An interview with Clemens Schmidt, IT developer, administrator, coach, project manager and consultant, about effective software introduction.
Team work is the preferred form of work in organizations. But what about theory X and theory Y and Social Loafing as described by Douglas Murray McGregor?
Run-of-the-mill is a term that describes something that is of average quality, something that is mean, or cookie-cutter. But is it always a bad thing?
Why does a company do what it does? Why should customers opt for a solution of a particular manufacturer? The Golden Circle helps to answer these questions.
In many companies, there are uncertainties, which tasks business analysis and which tasks project management have to perform. Find a definition here.
Is leading a project to its success a form of art or is it a science to apply defined processes? Or is it maybe something completely different?
„How many diagrams are necessary to describe a system?“ Systems developers are familiar with these kinds of questions. But is the number really important?
If you are busying yourself with stakeholders and their goals, a goal diagram might be an effective and easy way for you to visualize interdependencies.
You have deployed a new project management software and only a few employees use the tool. What you can do to increase the acceptance.
How much time do you dedicate to requirements Engineering when you operate a project? Read why the right approach to requirements is critical to projects.
How do you want to deliver good results if you do not know the goals of your stakeholders? Read what happens when you ignore stakeholders and their wishes.
There are many good reasons to use Excel. But there are 3 reasons why I never missed Excel in my own project work. And why you won’t miss it, too.
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