https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/project_management_software_comparison.png 968 1455 Tanja Sadrinna https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Tanja Sadrinna2022-06-30 08:32:492022-07-01 11:39:58Project Management Software: A Comparison
Project Management Software: A Comparison
It is difficult to compare project management software because there is a wide range to choose from. How can you still find the right solution?
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Agile: fast, flexible and …. stressed out?
Agility and resilience = agilience, a mindset comprising multi-layered abilities to deal with crisis and change for people, teams and companies.
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Challenges and Opportunities: Security in Agile Software Development
Information security is not a big topic in agile software development. In this article, Dagmar Stefanie Moser explains why it's still important.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/agile_fmea.jpg 800 1280 André Kapust https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg André Kapust2019-10-01 14:23:232019-10-01 15:47:15Agile Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
Agile Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
FMEA is an analysis for the early identification and resolution of errors and risks. How can it be done agilely? André Kapust gives some tips.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Header_1280x800.png 800 1280 Stefanie Kuke https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Stefanie Kuke2019-08-20 14:10:542019-08-21 12:39:45Kanban – More Than a Board
Kanban – More Than a Board
Using a board for visualizing workflows and setting task limits (WiP limits) to maintain throughput are just two ways to optimize the production process in Kanban.
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Scaling Scrum with LeSS in objectiF RPM
Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) scales agile project management according to Scrum, opening the method for multiple teams in an organisation.
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Identify risks successfully with brainstorming
Risk management is an ongoing process. Roland Wanner explains how to identify risks even better in your team with brainstorming.
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One Board for all States
Kanban boards and Scrum boards are popular aids for controlling progress on user stories and tasks within agile project management.
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Self-organized teams? So what will the agile project manager do?
The manifesto for agile software development calls for self-organized teams. Dominic Lindner has done a study on leading agile teams and and points out results.
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Digitization between excitement and frustration
How do you deal with uncertainty from technology? Can VUCA be fought with rationality? No, says Astrid Kuhlmey, and instead she recommends self-awareness.
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Gantt 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.
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Santa 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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Patterns 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/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Stephanie Selmer2017-11-21 07:00:562022-07-13 15:07:08The key to establishing better requirements
The 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.
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Control 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?
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Successful 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/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Gebhard Borck2017-07-06 13:30:392022-07-13 15:10:57Strategic changes with business DNA
Strategic 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?
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Optimal 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.
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Work changes. What is the most sensible and constructive way to handle upcoming rejuvenation of work? And what are the dimensions of new work?
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Once 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/2017/04/work-agile-without-calling-it-that.jpg 800 1280 Oliver Buhr https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Oliver Buhr2017-04-04 09:45:512018-04-26 11:15:24Working agile without calling it that
Working 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/2017/03/agile-transformation-1.jpg 800 1280 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Ursula Meseberg2017-03-27 09:17:192018-04-26 11:15:28Agile transformation in four steps
Agile 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/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Stephan Seigewasser2017-03-21 06:29:432023-01-19 14:26:23A Plea for the Agile Coach
A 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/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Stephanie Selmer2017-03-14 08:40:162018-04-26 11:15:31The digital working world and its effect on management
The 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?
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Taylor 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.
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Three 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/mit_workflows_projekte_besser_steuern-1-1.jpg 800 1280 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Michael Schenkel2017-01-20 08:15:052022-03-22 14:10:29How to Manage Projects Effectively With Workflows
How 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?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/changing-project-leader.jpg 529 800 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Michael Schenkel2017-01-17 07:44:522018-04-26 11:15:54Changing project manager – who, how, what?
Changing 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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Checklists 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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Software deployment – how to make sure it fails
How can your software deployment fail - you can achieve that with these tips.
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PMO 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?
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The 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?
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The “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/2016/06/Project-or-Personal-Goals.jpg 366 550 Stephanie Selmer https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Stephanie Selmer2016-06-14 10:07:032017-05-30 10:50:45Project and personal goals
Project 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.
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Hey 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/2016/04/3-World-Model.jpg 337 550 Elisabeth Wagner https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Elisabeth Wagner2016-04-11 11:59:512017-05-30 11:07:48Unrecognized conflicts of interest – Self-awareness with the 3-world-model
Unrecognized 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/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Tatjana Lackner2016-03-29 11:02:202022-07-13 13:26:09Evil oratory – how to beat knock-out arguments
Evil 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/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Annette Berger2016-03-08 11:21:522017-05-30 11:09:24Chaos and Confusion or Clarity and Orientation in Projects
Chaos 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.
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Non-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?
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Developing 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/softwareeinfuehrung_in_china_spice-1.jpg 800 1280 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Michael Schenkel2016-01-04 14:06:022022-02-18 12:55:31Software Introduction in China – A Conversation with Rudolf Siebenhofer
Software 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/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Michael Schenkel2015-12-15 12:25:032017-05-31 11:04:33Project Cancellation – How Come and Why?
Project 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/lego-no-game.jpg 374 495 Julian Kea https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Julian Kea2015-11-13 11:24:132018-04-26 11:18:08LEGO is not a game!
LEGO 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/2015/09/Clemens-Schmidt_h1.jpg 943 1495 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg 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 about Successful Software Introductions
An interview with Clemens Schmidt, IT developer, administrator, coach, project manager and consultant, about effective software introduction.
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Be 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/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Michael Schenkel2015-08-31 15:03:282018-04-26 11:18:29Theory X and Theory Y in Project Work
Theory 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/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Steffen Wendel2015-08-17 14:24:542018-04-26 11:18:35Project Launch – Why Is It So Difficult?
Project 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.
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Why Projects Need A Business Case
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?
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/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Oliver Buhr2015-05-05 13:19:492018-04-26 11:19:02How to Streamline Your Project Documentation
How 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.
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/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Michael Schenkel2015-04-16 08:00:432018-04-26 11:19:07Business Analysis versus Project Management
Business 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.
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19 Tips for Successful Projects
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/2014/10/reaching-goals.jpg 427 640 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Michael Schenkel2014-10-31 12:15:562018-04-26 11:18:07How to Boost Acceptance of Your Project Management Software
How 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.
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/2019/05/microtool-making-it-better.svg Michael Schenkel2014-08-18 17:07:472018-04-26 11:18:253 Reasons You Won’t Miss Excel In Your Projects
3 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.