https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/user_story_card.jpg 800 1280 Dr. Andrea Herrmann https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Andrea Herrmann2018-08-14 07:00:142018-08-09 11:27:54Can user stories be good requirements?
User stories describe the stakeholders' goals and wishes in agile development. Can the IREB quality criteria for requirements be fulfilled with user stories?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/ich_backe_mir_einen_requirements_engineer-1.jpg 800 1280 René Busch https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png René Busch2018-05-30 07:00:512018-05-31 10:32:20Cooking up a requirements engineer – the right talent makes all the difference
Job ads often list unusable RE or BA requirements. How do you find candidates with the right talents, nevertheless? René Busch gives some tips.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/digitization_excitement_frustration.jpg 800 1280 Astrid Kuhlmey https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Astrid Kuhlmey2018-05-08 07:00:472018-05-14 10:58:16Between excitement and frustration: keeping capable of acting in the age of digitization
How do you deal with uncertainty from technology? Can VUCA be fought with rationality? No, says Astrid Kuhlmey, and instead she recommends self-awareness.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/gantt-charts-are-boring-v2.png 800 1280 Lisa May https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Lisa May2018-04-10 07:00:422018-04-10 09:36:00Gantt charts are boooring
The Gantt chart is an established tool for planning projects. This blog post shows you how you can get the most of it.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/panikkaninchen.jpg 800 1280 Ralf Schmitt https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ralf Schmitt2018-04-04 07:00:282018-03-26 10:59:06Don’t worry, bunny, because irrational fears stop development in its tracks
Are you a coward? Do you sometimes feel like a panicking bunny? Ralf Schmitt explains how to overcome fears and profit by it in your career.
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How can you gain attention in the age of digitization? With good stories, says Stefan Marc Wagner. And he explains how to write them.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/visualize_clearly.jpg 800 1280 Susanne Lorenz https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Susanne Lorenz2018-02-14 07:00:142018-02-13 15:00:40Visualize clearly - practical tips that work
Communication trainer Susanne Lorenz reveals how she uses a flipchart to clearly illustrate her presentations. Get inspired.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/santa_lucia_project_uncertainty.png 800 1280 Joachim Reinke https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Joachim Reinke2018-01-24 07:00:462018-01-24 15:26:41Santa Lucia! Dealing with uncertainty in projects
Santa Lucia or San Jose - which city will build its road? Not even good planning can avoid uncertainty in projects. Joachim Reinke explains why.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-a-forecast-and-new-calendar.jpg 800 1280 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2018-01-10 07:00:422018-01-09 16:14:112018 – A Forecast
We take a look at the year ahead as we change our calendar. What lies ahead in 2018 for microTOOL? Events, releases…
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/establish-baselines.jpg 800 1200 Lisa May https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Lisa May2017-12-15 08:00:122017-12-15 09:21:56What does it mean to establish baselines?
Establishing baselines is an important task for requirements engineering. Why is that, and how do you establish baselines?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/patterns-in-agile-project-management.jpg 800 1200 Lisa May https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Lisa May2017-11-28 07:00:162017-11-27 11:24:41Patterns in agile project planning
A pattern is a proven and repeatable solution concept for a concrete problem. How do patterns work in agile project planning?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/establishing-requirements-key.png 800 1280 Stephanie Selmer https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Stephanie Selmer2017-11-21 07:00:562018-03-12 10:21:10The key to establishing better requirements
Requirements are often established as documents. Stephanie Selmer describes how to integrate users, get them enthusiastic and turn them into requirement heroes.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/specialist-departments-requirements-engineering-e1509004470138.jpg 781 1280 René Busch https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png René Busch2017-10-26 11:09:582017-11-02 11:01:44Why requirements engineers should also work in specialist departments
Problems often arise because the specialist departments' knowledge roams over to the IT departments. What does this look like and what does it mean for requirements engineers?
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How do you develop requirements and archteciture without delaying the project or letting the costs get too high? The Twin Peaks Model explains this.
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The cumulative flow diagram visualizes the "flow" of tasks. Project risks can be identified through its compact presentation. How does it work?
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Take different perspectives on complex projects and ensure the project's success by using the Project Health Check.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/principles-of-agile-business-analysis-1.png 738 1280 Rainer Wendt https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Rainer Wendt2017-08-30 07:00:512017-08-30 12:53:30Business analysis in classical, hybrid and agile project contexts
Rainer Wendt describes the new structures for agile principles of agile business anaysis with the concept of planning horizons.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Relationships-EN.png 1217 1522 Lisa May https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Lisa May2017-07-26 07:03:042017-07-25 11:32:14Core concepts of business analysis or: all about turtles
What do business analysis and turtles have to do with each other? Learn more about the BACCM mode, the core concepts and their relationships to each other.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Digitalisierung-Frank-Hälsing-613033814-Peshkova.png 800 1200 Prof. Dr. Frank Hälsig https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Prof. Dr. Frank Hälsig2017-07-18 07:01:162017-07-14 10:24:54Digitalization – the fastest revolution of all time
Is your business model ready for the digital revolution? Prof. Dr. Frank Hälsig shows five common business concepts for the digital economy.
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Agile development promises value for stakeholders in a short amount of time. But doesn't that inevitably come at the expense of the quality?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/business-dna.jpg 770 1200 Gebhard Borck https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Gebhard Borck2017-07-06 13:30:392018-04-26 11:14:12Strategic changes with business DNA
The meta-tool of business DNA allows businesses to better include workers in structural and strategic changes. How can you save time and energy by doing this?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Project-teams-with-beavers-bears-and-eagles.jpg 758 1280 Georg Jocham https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Georg Jocham2017-06-27 12:30:342018-04-26 11:14:13Optimal project teams with beavers, bears and eagles
You can best achieve your project success with an optimal project team. Get to know a simple method to get the most out of your project team.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/im-flug-zur-marke-ich.jpg 853 1280 Torsten Koerting https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Torsten Koerting2017-06-20 10:11:252018-04-26 11:14:16Flying toward more successful self-marketing
Get to know 4 plus 1 success factors to improve your self-marketing. And learn how to internalize these factors as a pattern for success.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/new-work-1.jpg 812 1280 Dr. Andreas Zeuch https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Andreas Zeuch2017-06-13 09:56:382018-04-26 11:14:18New Work
Work changes. What is the most sensible and constructive way to handle upcoming rejuvenation of work? And what are the dimensions of new work?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/determine-requirements-together-requirements-workshop.jpg 800 1280 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2017-05-30 09:27:082018-04-26 11:14:22The ideal requirements workshop
Requirements workshops are a great technique for developing requirements. Where does this resonate in the execution, preparation and follow-up of a workshop?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/once-upon-a-time-there-was-a-project-plan.jpg 800 1280 Astrid Kuhlmey https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Astrid Kuhlmey2017-05-23 09:40:252018-04-26 11:14:24Once upon a time there was a project plan
A project always has something to do with uncertainty. How do you approach uncertainty and which skills can you learn for dealing with it?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/engineer-requirements-with-field-observation.jpg 800 1280 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2017-05-16 07:14:372018-04-26 11:14:31The best observation techniques in requirements engineering
Observation techniques like field observation, apprenticing and contextual inquiry are good development techniques in requirements engineering. What are some tips?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/perfect-feature-reviews.jpg 800 1280 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2017-05-09 09:20:382018-04-26 11:15:03The perfect review of features
For feature reviews, both review meetings and mechanical reviews are available. What is recommended when and how does a mechanical review go?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/fact-controlled-management-react-quickly-to-changes.jpg 800 1280 Daniel Juling https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Daniel Juling2017-05-04 09:14:552018-04-26 11:15:06Fact-controlled management
Through IT structures and networking, facts quickly develop that are hard to control. How should businesses react to this?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/find-right-project-team-with-profiling.jpg 800 1280 Tatjana Lackner https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Tatjana Lackner2017-05-03 09:08:472018-04-26 11:15:07Get the right project team with profiling
The interactions of project workers is a success factor for projects. How can profiling employees help improve cooperation in the team?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/problems-good-or-bad.jpg 800 1280 Dr. Michael Jastram https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Michael Jastram2017-04-25 06:47:012018-04-26 11:15:09The problem with the problem
A good problem statement describes the task to be solved as generally as possible and so helps with the search for the right solution.
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An imaginary journey into art and an homage to the Easter egg. With conceived works by Picasso, van Gogh, Miró, Munch, Gauguin, Haring and Banksy.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/digital-easter.jpg 800 1280 Bettina Offenhaus https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Bettina Offenhaus2017-04-13 10:36:252018-04-26 11:15:13Digital Easter
Digitalization is here - even for Easter. An entertaining experience of draining, dying and painting Easter eggs.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/disruptive-innovation-1.jpg 800 1280 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2017-04-11 06:38:542018-04-26 11:15:14200 grams of disruptive, please!
What are disruptive and evolutionary innovations? How important is the point of view of an innovation and what is the disruptive model?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/select-product-type.png 634 700 Axel Höner https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Axel Höner2017-04-07 08:57:572018-04-26 11:15:17Limit references to concrete product types
in in-STEP BLUE, relationships between products are created through references. How can references be limited to concrete product types?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/work-agile-without-calling-it-that.jpg 800 1280 Oliver Buhr https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Oliver Buhr2017-04-04 09:45:512018-04-26 11:15:24Working agile without calling it that
How can a very classical business culture introduce agile instruments and work more successfully? An experiential report.
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A conversation with Leonhard Limburg about communication in IT projects, supporting staff in concrete situations and Aikido.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/agile-transformation-1.jpg 800 1280 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2017-03-27 09:17:192018-04-26 11:15:28Agile transformation in four steps
An agile transformaiton is a large challenge for many businesses. A change process with four steps can help.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/without-agile-coach.jpg 800 1280 Stephan Seigewasser https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Stephan Seigewasser2017-03-21 06:29:432018-04-26 11:15:30A Plea for the Agile Coach
How does the role of agile coaches in businesses look today? And what would organizations be missing is they went without agile coaches?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/digital-working-world.jpg 800 1280 Stephanie Selmer https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Stephanie Selmer2017-03-14 08:40:162018-04-26 11:15:31The digital working world and its effect on management
How can employees be managed in a digital working world? What does it come down to on the theme of management in the Working World 4.0?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Taylor-was-wrong.jpg 800 1280 Conny Dethloff https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Conny Dethloff2017-03-07 08:45:462018-04-26 11:15:32Taylor was wrong, after all
Many businesses operate with functional teams in sales or IT. In the future, processual structures will offer more advantages to the customers.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Migrating-old-systems-is-a-real-challenge.jpg 800 1280 Jan Hegewald https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Jan Hegewald2017-02-28 05:50:132018-04-26 11:15:34Migrate complicated applications agilely
How do you migrate applications? And why is it worthwhile to consider an agile, iterative approach?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/adapting-forms-in-step-blue.jpg 333 896 Axel Höner https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Axel Höner2017-02-24 11:17:192018-04-26 11:15:36Elegantly navigate through form lists
In in-STEP BLUE you can record information in forms and manage it in lists. Learn how to easily flick through forms here.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Danger-Zone-Project.jpg 533 800 Michael Schlüter https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schlüter2017-02-21 09:48:132018-04-26 11:15:39Danger Zone Project
Projects are new by definition, so the outcome is uncertain. Additionally, they are threatened by project dangers. Get to know six solution scenarios.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/improve-workplace-communication.jpg 800 1200 Susanne Lorenz https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Susanne Lorenz2017-02-14 07:14:232018-04-26 11:15:40What you can do to improve communication at your workplace
Evaluations frequently lead to misunderstandings. What should you pay attention in order to improve the communication in your workplace?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/flash-of-inspiration-creativity-process.jpg 533 800 Josef Falk https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Josef Falk2017-02-07 08:00:232018-04-26 11:15:42How does creativity come into IT analysis?
Does requirements engineering have to develop further to be able to design new solutions? And how can creativity be embedded into IT analysis?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/allocate-employee-capacity.jpg 444 785 Nathalie Günther https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Nathalie Günther2017-02-03 10:37:412018-04-26 11:15:43Hybrid project planning with objectiF RPM
With objectiF RPM you can do your project planning classically, agilely or hybrid. Here you can find the different settings.
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Why do you want to specify products when you could just develop them? Seven reasons to renounce documentation.
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You can export information from in-STEP BLUE to MS Project. It also works for custom in-STEP BLUE properties.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/serenity.jpg 533 800 Martina Baehr https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Martina Baehr2017-01-24 07:56:212018-04-26 11:15:52Three Success Factors for Handling Uncertainty and Complexity
Agile approaches require an active mind set change. Read three important success factors that are very useful for project managers.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/changing-project-leader.jpg 529 800 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2017-01-17 07:44:522018-04-26 11:15:54Changing project manager - who, how, what?
Changing the project leader is no easy task. Which criteria should you pay attention to when doing so to save the project?
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In in-STEP BLUE you can secure state changes with a password request. This helps avoid mistakes and to increase security.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/checklists-in-use-e1483964473393.jpg 360 550 Steffen Wendel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Steffen Wendel2017-01-10 09:05:292018-04-26 11:15:59Checklists in project management
Pilots use checklists before and during flights. When can checklists be employed in project management and what advantages do they offer?
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Forms can easily be adapted individually in in-STEP BLUE. Read here how to display the properties directly in the title bar.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/furthering-knowledge-elearning.jpg 533 800 Dr. Andrea Herrmann https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Andrea Herrmann2017-01-02 07:49:082018-04-26 11:16:02Where do you get your knowledge from?
Do you want to know something, learn to do something, or master something? An evaluation of knowledge acquisition and the importance of feedback by Dr. Andrea Herrmann.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/the-perfect-christmas-star.jpg 336 550 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2016-12-20 10:35:142018-04-26 11:16:36The Perfect Christmas Star
Make the perfect Christmas star yourself! A small do it yourself project with aluminium foil, scissors and a pencil. 45 minutes of fun!
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/net-plan.jpg 209 550 Nathalie Günther https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Nathalie Günther2016-12-19 10:07:552017-04-11 11:36:37Precedence diagrams - the right tool for every task
With objectiF RPM you can generate precedence diagrams for your project plans and activities - either as a MS Visio or a PDF document.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/define-events-in-in-step-blue.jpg 255 550 Axel Höner https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Axel Höner2016-12-16 12:45:052018-04-26 11:16:39Interacting with JIRA
You can exchange information between JIRA and in-STEP BLUE. Read how you can adapt your system for data exchange in just a few minutes.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/the-christmas-blues.jpg 366 550 Bettina Offenhaus https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Bettina Offenhaus2016-12-15 11:15:042018-04-26 11:16:43The Christmas Blues
Do you know the Christmas blues? Too many expectations, wishes and hopes - Christmas can be stressful. A report.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/manufacture-or-industry.jpg 579 800 Dr. Peter Samulat https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Peter Samulat2016-12-13 07:58:362018-04-26 11:16:46Manufacture or Industry? IT doesn't have a choice!
Digitalization leads to new processes and structures. How should business IT set itself up to allow these changes?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/learning-from-mistakes.jpg 384 550 Ralf Schmitt https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ralf Schmitt2016-12-06 14:35:242018-04-26 11:16:50Learning from mistakes is easier said than done
Businesses need a culture of mistakes, because only through making mistakes can new ideas and concepts be developed. What is Navituition?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/software-deployment-so-that-it-fails.jpg 371 550 Andreas Anding https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Andreas Anding2016-11-30 09:04:512018-04-26 11:16:55Software deployment – how to make sure it fails
How can your software deployment fail - you can achieve that with these tips.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Correctly-exchanging-requirements.jpg 366 550 Dr. Michael Jastram https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Michael Jastram2016-11-23 16:19:152018-03-12 11:56:13Exchanging requirements correctly
A structured exchange of requirements among companies are not easy to arrange. The ReqIF standard in the OMG can help.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Eliciting-usability-requirements-using-a-charrette-session.jpg 366 550 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2016-11-15 14:13:032017-07-31 13:55:16Collaboratively developing usability requirements
A charrette session is a good opportunity to collaboratively develop requirements. What's important with charrette sessions?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Functional-security.jpg 387 550 Patrick Richter https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Patrick Richter2016-11-08 15:45:542016-12-06 13:47:44Practicing Functional Safety
The functional safety is concerned with the analysis of possible dangers and the definition of safety functions. How does that look practically?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Foundations-of-usability-requirements.jpg 365 550 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2016-11-01 14:51:242016-11-01 14:51:24The foundations of usability requirements development
What should you pay attention to when developing usability requirements? What role does human performance capacities and perception play?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/in-step-blue-list-of-requirements-with-sums.jpg 284 550 Hubert Siegemund https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Hubert Siegemund2016-10-27 09:43:262018-04-26 11:16:59At your command - make sums in views
With in-STEP BLUE you can calculate the sum of multiple values of a column, like the total effort of individual requirements in the requirements list.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Communication-in-crisis.jpg 366 550 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2016-10-24 17:06:092016-10-27 17:27:53Communicating during a product recall
The number of recalls is increasing. This leads to impage and profit losses in companies. So what does successful crisis communication look like?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/objectif-rpm-attributes-stereotypes.jpg 400 550 Mohamed Jamal-Eddine https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Mohamed Jamal-Eddine2016-10-20 12:21:092017-01-05 17:58:22Artifacts in version 4.0
With objectiF RPM version 4.0, you can define your own artifacts and use them in your projects.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Paradigm-shift-in-requirements-engineering.jpg 365 550 Eckhard Jokisch https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Eckhard Jokisch2016-10-17 09:02:462016-10-18 18:55:31The paradigm shift in requirements engineering
Products have errors because the wrong employees carry out the wrong tasks. It is time for a paradigm shift.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/PMO-or-project-assistant.jpg 366 550 Aaron Niemeyer https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Aaron Niemeyer2016-10-10 10:01:532016-10-18 18:50:32PMO or project assistant - an overview of the differences
A PMO and a project assistant both seek efficiency and effictiveness in project management. But what are the differences?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/The-success-mindset.jpg 385 550 Christian Obad https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Christian Obad2016-10-04 09:44:372016-12-01 16:17:32Success is all in the mind
What is the difference between successful and unsuccessful people? Their actions and their thinking. Find out how to develop the right mindset.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/IT-managers-new-way-of-thinking.jpg 365 550 Stefan Bressel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Stefan Bressel2016-09-26 09:28:062016-10-10 16:01:00The new way of thinking among IT leaders
How can importance, urgency, effectiveness and efficiency be integrated into a single formula to adjust a company's priorities?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Interview-with-Andreas-Zeuch.jpg 371 550 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2016-09-23 08:17:062017-08-15 15:20:10Weathering change – An interview with Dr Andreas Zeuch
A discussion with Dr Andreas Zeuch about changes in business, the definition of problems anad concrete approaches to change processes.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/The-glorious-four-factors-required-for-a-successful-new-professional-world.jpg 366 550 Silke Masurat https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Silke Masurat2016-09-19 09:19:022016-10-06 09:42:33The glorious four factors required for a successful new professional world
How can comapnies adjust to new challenges in the new professional world and how can success be achieved?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/We-love-Innovation-.jpg 366 550 Maria Tagwerker-Sturm https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Maria Tagwerker-Sturm2016-09-12 09:29:302018-03-12 13:00:16The many enemies of innovation
Innovation is and requires a mindset. Many companies find it hard to adopt this mindset. What can corporations learn from startups?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/time-for-a-change.jpg 853 1280 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2016-09-05 14:07:312017-06-29 12:18:19Requirements with an expiration date
What can you do when there are too many requirements and you can't keep track anymore? Try working with templates and expiration dates.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/The-individualin-team.png 371 550 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2016-08-29 22:12:282017-05-30 10:40:47The “I“ in TEAM
Individual performance in teams is not always measurable. Why is an individual still delivering performance and what has appreciation to do with it?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Interview-with-Rainer-Wendt.jpg 373 550 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2016-08-25 08:35:262017-05-30 10:41:08Becoming a Business Analyst – Interview with Rainer Wendt
An interview with Rainer Wendt, president of the IIBA Germany Chapter, about becoming a business analyst and business analysis in the IIBA Germany chapter.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Individuals-calling-for-more-individual-leadership.jpg 416 550 Nadine Nobile & Sven Franke https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Nadine Nobile & Sven Franke2016-08-23 10:42:032017-05-30 10:42:29The future of leadership
One thing is certain, leadership is changing. But how will it change? And will leaders even exist in the coming years? A prognosis.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Escaping-micromanagement.jpg 371 550 Melanie Vogel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Melanie Vogel2016-08-15 17:19:382017-05-30 10:43:09Breaking Out of Micromanagement
If you want to make a change you need to break out of micromanagement. By delegating tasks you gain the time to get things done. Find out how!
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Group-communiction.jpg 412 550 Alexander Tornow https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Alexander Tornow2016-08-10 14:07:502017-05-30 10:43:51Leverage in group communication
Leverage points combine the knowledge of large groups with the communicative efficiency of small teams. Collective intelligence through leverage points.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Discussing-content-and-arriving-at-better-conclusions.jpg 366 550 Dr. Andrea Herrmann https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Andrea Herrmann2016-08-02 10:13:572017-05-30 10:44:12What is requirements engineering and what content goes into a specification?
Requirements engineers translate users' desires into language that developers can understand. But what kind of content goes into a specification?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Teams-with-Vision.jpg 366 550 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2016-07-26 09:42:062017-05-30 10:46:04Effective teams with a unified vision
Effective teams are an important factor in developing products. A unified vision is absolutely necessary for team work to succeed. How do you develop it?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Flexibility-through-Job-sharing.jpg 372 550 Marion Hellebrandt https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Marion Hellebrandt2016-07-20 17:23:532018-03-12 12:20:34Becoming attractive through flexibility – job sharing in the IT industry
With job sharing companies react to the changing demands of employees. Find out how can job sharing can help you become a more attractive employer?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Bumbling-towards-strategic-success.jpg 441 550 Gebhard Borck https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Gebhard Borck2016-07-12 07:22:272017-05-30 10:48:37Bumbling towards strategic success - is that even possible?
Businesses find it hard to stick to their plans. That's why a German small business owner is trying to do things differently, with a wager and feedback.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Digitization.jpg 385 550 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2016-07-04 14:17:032017-05-30 10:48:58Keep calm and digitize
Digitization is a buzzword that still holds many challenges for businesses. How should companies actually deal with digitization?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Solution-Evaluation-1.jpg 352 550 Rainer Wendt https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Rainer Wendt2016-06-28 14:33:352017-05-30 10:49:19The solution evaluation in business analysis
Solution Evaluation is the assessment of existing or new solutions before or after a business goes into operation. Read more about Solution Evaluation.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Die-Wahl-der-Vorgesetzten.jpg 387 550 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2016-06-20 14:22:022017-05-30 10:49:49Selecting or electing supervisors
What challenges are involved in choosing supervisors? And what practical examples are out there of electing supervisors democratically?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Project-or-Personal-Goals.jpg 366 550 Stephanie Selmer https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Stephanie Selmer2016-06-14 10:07:032017-05-30 10:50:45Project and personal goals
Who should I talk to to find out my figure out my project goals? Or even better: what is the meaning of my project? A post about project and personal goals.