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/2018/01/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.
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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/cropped-board-aufgaben.jpg 841 1600 Lisa May https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Lisa May2017-10-12 08:24:492017-10-12 08:24:49Control progress with the cumulative flow diagram
The cumulative flow diagram visualizes the "flow" of tasks. Project risks can be identified through its compact presentation. How does it work?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Project-Health-Check-EN.png 800 1280 Torsten Koerting https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Torsten Koerting2017-09-13 08:00:322017-10-12 08:23:09Successful projects with the Project Health Check
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/2017/07/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/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/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/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/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.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/in-conversation-with-leonhard-limburg.jpg 800 1280 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2017-03-30 14:02:352018-04-26 11:15:26Communication in IT projects: an interview with Leonhard Limburg
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/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/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/2017/01/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?
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?
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/2016/10/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/2016/08/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/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/2016/07/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/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.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Stand-up-with-confidence.jpg 446 550 Olaf Lewitz https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Olaf Lewitz2016-05-31 14:37:022017-05-30 10:52:25Showing Up - be the leader you feel called to be
Leadership used to be just for mangers. Today it is more of an activity than a position. Learn how to lead with confidence in every area of your work.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/experimental-leadership.jpg 386 550 Patrick Koglin https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Patrick Koglin2016-05-13 15:58:322017-05-30 11:06:08Irresponsible experimental leadership
Experiments can be useful in product development (to a limited degree). But if they are done on people they are irresponsible. When are they a good idea?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Project-managers-or-sales-staff.jpg 338 550 Alex Rammlmair https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Alex Rammlmair2016-05-02 08:47:472017-05-30 11:06:28Hey you, yes you, the project manager. Ever thought of a career in sales?
IT project managers have a lot of skills that are highly sought after in sales. Find out why it makes sense for them to begin a career in IT sales.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Projektmarketing-with-Videos.jpg 366 550 Wolfgang Gotscharek https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Wolfgang Gotscharek2016-04-19 10:42:302018-04-26 11:17:32Using videos in your project marketing
Project marketing with videos offers many advantages. But what is the cost benefits relationship? Find out what you need to know about producing clips.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/3-World-Model.jpg 337 550 Elisabeth Wagner https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Elisabeth Wagner2016-04-11 11:59:512017-05-30 11:07:48Unrecognized conflicts of interest – Self-awareness with the 3-world-model
The 3 world model of personalities by Bernd Schmid helps us to recognize conflicts of interest in organisation. Read concrete case studies.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Killer-questions-Sender-and-Receiver.jpg 366 550 Tatjana Lackner https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Tatjana Lackner2016-03-29 11:02:202017-05-30 11:08:41Evil oratory – how to beat knock-out arguments
Killer questions are everywhere. Tatjana Lackner, experienced coach, explains how to identify them in for your own personal and professional success.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Finding-your-way-in-projects.jpg 295 468 Annette Berger https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Annette Berger2016-03-08 11:21:522017-05-30 11:09:24Chaos and Confusion or Clarity and Orientation in Projects
Orientation can be obtained by means of goals, process descriptions and situational roles, according to Annette Berger. Find out how they provide clarity.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Non-violent-communication-in-porjects.jpg 295 468 Susanne Lorenz https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Susanne Lorenz2016-02-29 09:53:522018-04-26 11:17:44Non-violent communication in projects
Communication is not always easy. How can non-violent communication in projects help and what are the different aspects of non-violent communication?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/using-chance-to-your-advantage.jpg 295 468 Heiko Bartlog https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Heiko Bartlog2016-02-22 10:10:432017-05-30 11:10:16How to use chance to your advantage
Chance could either be your biggest enemy or your greatest advantage. Find out how you can use chance to jump start your success.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/step-by-step-and-level-by-level-.jpg 393 700 Götz Müller https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Götz Müller2016-01-18 15:20:552017-05-31 10:54:33Choosing Project Leaders with Logical Levels
Learn how to hire the right project managers in your company using the Logical Levels method as developed by NLP expert Robert Dilts.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Iceberg-theory-conflict.jpg 636 960 Volker Helweg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Volker Helweg2016-01-11 13:50:592017-05-31 10:55:34Developing Conflict Warning Systems
Learn how to develop early warning systems to improve your conflict management system and save money.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/software-introduction-in-china-1.jpg 295 468 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2016-01-04 14:06:022017-05-31 10:56:35Software Introduction in China - A Conversation with Rudolf Siebenhofer
How does a software introduction at a Chinese company work? A discussion with Rudolf Siebenhofer, IT consultant and IT project management expert.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Project-cancellation.jpg 433 550 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-12-15 12:25:032017-05-31 11:04:33Project Cancellation - How Come and Why?
Projects fail but procect cancellation is rarely seen. Why do companies have a hard time to cancel projects and how could they do better?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/is-stress-poisonous.jpg 394 495 Martina Baehr https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Martina Baehr2015-11-30 14:03:412017-05-31 17:32:19Is Stress Poisonous To The Spirit?
Pressure to perform is a reoccurring and big issue in project work. How can we reduce stress and appreciate the things we have already achieved?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/at-eye-level-with-the-alpha-male.jpg 400 495 Christian Obad https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Christian Obad2015-11-25 14:20:062018-04-26 11:18:04Moderation, Or: At Eye Level With The Alpha Male
How do you handle resistance in workshops and seminars? Learn more about moderation and the best techniques on how to ensure fruitful workshops here.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/lego-no-game.jpg 374 495 Julian Kea https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Julian Kea2015-11-13 11:24:132018-04-26 11:18:08LEGO is not a game!
What is LEGO SERIOUS PLAY? How does it work as a participative problem-solving facilitation method and what is important in workshops?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/patterns-in-nature.jpg 700 700 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-10-28 12:30:312017-05-31 11:31:44Breaking Patterns, Using Patterns
By definition each project is unique, so can there even be patterns in projects? A project may be unique but only with regards to the result it produces.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Clemens-Schmidt_h1.jpg 943 1495 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-09-30 07:45:412018-04-26 11:18:21An Interview With Clemens Schmidt about Successful Software Introductions
An interview with Clemens Schmidt, IT developer, administrator, coach, project manager and consultant, about effective software introduction.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/all-power-to-nobody-1.jpg 366 550 Dr. Andreas Zeuch https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Andreas Zeuch2015-09-21 12:47:162018-04-26 11:18:24Corporate Democracy, or: All Power to Nobody!
We live in a democracy with most people quite happy about not being controlled or even punished, on the other hand we give up our democratic rights.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/transparency-needs-feedback.png 466 700 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-09-16 12:53:062017-05-31 14:46:48Transparency Needs Feedback
A lot of people are convinced that transparency is a good thing. But this conviction may be wrong. How do you turn transparency into a positive thing?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Braindumping-Session-1.jpg 523 700 Christian Obad https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Christian Obad2015-09-09 12:48:182018-04-26 11:18:25Be More Creative! Forget Brainstorming!
How to make meetings effective? What are the advantages of brain dumping and why is better than brainstorming or brain writing 3-6-5?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/x-and-y.jpg 599 900 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-08-31 15:03:282018-04-26 11:18:29Theory X and Theory Y in Project Work
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?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/project-launch.jpg 369 495 Steffen Wendel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Steffen Wendel2015-08-17 14:24:542018-04-26 11:18:35Project Launch – Why Is It So Difficult?
Especially with IT projects initiated by departments acting under pressure of success we make the mistake of taking the second step before the first one.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Complexity.jpg 349 554 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-08-04 13:47:562018-04-26 11:18:37Subjective Complexity
Complexity is a personal thing. Is it worthwhile to try and calculate complexity, and how important are the results for your individual perception of it?
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Projects fail because of mistakes by management rather than technical issues, so why are we still applying processes that do not include a business case?
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Do you know how to find 6 causes of conflicts in the cooperation of people systematically? Sherlock Holmes probably knows how.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/effective-compliance-measures.jpg 522 600 Björn Rohde-Liebenau https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Björn Rohde-Liebenau2015-06-16 08:11:532018-04-26 11:18:524 Steps to Effective Compliance Measures
The reason for non-compliance that almost always applies is an unfinished conversation about requirements. Read more about how to improve your compliance.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/trust-as-essential-ingredient.jpg 400 495 Olaf Lewitz https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Olaf Lewitz2015-06-02 14:23:222018-04-26 11:18:55Trust in Projects
Trust facilitates communication processes, an essential ingredient of project success and high productivity. Learn how to increase your trust in projects.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/ineffective-collaboration.jpg 366 550 Alex Rammlmair https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Alex Rammlmair2015-05-27 16:04:492018-04-26 11:18:576 Wrong Reasons for Ineffective Collaboration in Projects
Problems of collaboration in projects are perhaps annoying, but basically no problem, as long as the problems are solved repeatedly.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Kommunikation-im-Projektmanagement.png 336 504 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-05-20 15:19:472018-04-26 11:18:58How to Communicate Effectively in Projects
Communication is regarded as the Alpha and Omega of project management. Read more about how you can improve communication in your projects here.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/How-to-Streamline-Your-Project-Documentation.jpg 598 800 Oliver Buhr https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Oliver Buhr2015-05-05 13:19:492018-04-26 11:19:02How to Streamline Your Project Documentation
Looking for a way to reduce project documentation by a third without missing anything? Read our 5 steps to project documentation without dead weight.
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Selection processes begin with feature lists, even if most of the terms used are unclear. How should you perform a project management software comparison?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/business-analysis-or-project-management.jpg 351 554 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-04-16 08:00:432018-04-26 11:19:07Business Analysis versus Project Management
In many companies, there are uncertainties, which tasks business analysis and which tasks project management have to perform. Find a definition here.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/intuition-in-project-management.jpg 304 550 Dr. Andreas Zeuch https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Andreas Zeuch2015-03-24 10:03:382018-04-26 11:19:10The Power of Professional Intuition
Our intuition is far more powerful than our ability to make rational decisions, making it an important resource for our decision-making processes.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/money-pit-101.jpg 349 554 Stefan Feist https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Stefan Feist2015-03-18 12:31:412018-04-26 11:19:13Money Pit 101
How can a project spiral out of control so much that the Elbphilharmonie is a long way from opening fours years after the originally planned completion?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/art-or-science.jpg 554 652 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-03-04 12:34:102018-04-26 11:19:17Project Management: Is it art or science?
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?
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Successful project managers approach their work with a seamanlike serenity. How do you develop the skills to stay calm in difficult situations?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/different-positions.jpg 508 806 Götz Müller https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Götz Müller2015-01-28 10:27:462018-04-26 11:19:31How to Solve Conflicts with Perceptual Positions
In this article you will learn how conflicts, e.g. with stakeholders, can be worked on, solved or even avoided by adopting different perceptual positions.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/workflow-elements-part-3.jpg 737 1072 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-01-22 08:15:052018-04-26 11:19:33How to Manage Projects Effectively With Workflows
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?
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Every project manager wants to manage his or her projects successfully, but often they become project loners. What can project managers do about it?
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Fruitful cooperation of people, the organization and IT are the steady aspects of success. Find 19 very useful tips for successful projects.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/pitfalls.jpg 584 565 Götz Müller https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Götz Müller2014-11-11 12:08:552018-04-26 11:18:04Pitfalls of Communication and How to Avoid Them
Human interaction and communication are diverse. They are the cornerstones of the economy and communities we live in, and they also pose many challenges.
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Are compliance and flexibility a contradiction or can they go hand in hand if the processes and operations are designed to do so? How do you comply?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/reaching-goals.jpg 427 640 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2014-10-31 12:15:562018-04-26 11:18:07How to Boost Acceptance of Your Project Management Software
You have deployed a new project management software and only a few employees use the tool. What you can do to increase the acceptance.
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The universe of project documents is subject to its own project laws, with teleportation and time travels being common phenomena.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/using-word.jpg 337 600 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2014-10-15 09:21:562018-04-26 11:18:12Using Word, The Sensible Way
How much time do you dedicate to documenting your projects with MS Word? Read how you could use Word in a sensible way.
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Projects fail. It is time to improve aspects that are not the primary focus of the projects, but still contribute very much to the success.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/excel-no-team-tool.jpg 532 960 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2014-08-18 17:07:472018-04-26 11:18:253 Reasons You Won't Miss Excel In Your Projects
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.