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/2016/07/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/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/2016/05/5-Things-software-developers-should-learn-1.jpg 366 550 Inga Wiele https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Inga Wiele2016-05-24 09:00:242017-05-30 10:52:455 things software developers can learn from designers
Design thinking is the ability to perceive things that others cannot see and knowing how to execute ideas. What can developers learn from designers?
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/2016/03/IT-Analysis-2016.jpg 295 468 Josef Falk https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Josef Falk2016-03-21 11:10:452017-05-30 11:09:05IT Analysis 2016 – Taking Stock
There are many IT anaylsis concepts. Concepts that compliment each other, some that conflict and some that contradict each other. Time to take stock.
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/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/2016/02/Six-Best-Practices-for-an-Inspection.jpg 200 300 Dr. Andrea Herrmann https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Andrea Herrmann2016-02-17 10:32:042017-05-30 11:11:18Inspection as the Path to Good Specifications
Errors in specifications are unavoidable. An inspection is used to find those errors. Here are six best pratices help you do so.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Footprint-1.jpg 412 550 Maik Pfingsten https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Maik Pfingsten2016-02-08 11:23:232017-05-31 10:34:05Visualized Understanding: The System Footprint
Using a system footprint to visualize your system requirements and allow everyone on your team to stay informed of the big picture.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Lean-Traceability-situative-tracen.jpg 369 554 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2016-02-01 08:10:442017-05-31 10:51:28Lean traceability in three steps
Learn how to get the right amount of traceability in your agile projects. Improve your compliance and your overall performance through lean traceability.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Patents-and-Your-Competitive-Advantage.jpg 525 700 Michael Schlüter https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schlüter2016-01-25 08:01:562018-04-26 11:17:51Patents and Your Competitive Advantage
Patents documentation contains information about developments as well as an invention’s technical context. Learn how to let your company benefit from it.
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/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/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/clear-steps-clear-rules.jpg 466 700 Maik Pfingsten https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Maik Pfingsten2015-11-10 11:00:092018-04-26 11:18:12Agile Specifications
How do you get agile specifications done within 2 weeks by following 5 steps and 2 basic rules? Maik Pfingsten explains how it works.
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/2015/12/The-Internet-of-Things-----Hype-or-Business-Opportunity-1.jpg 374 500 Dr. Peter Samulat https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Peter Samulat2015-10-26 12:56:262018-04-26 11:18:16The Internet of Things - Hype or Business Opportunity?
Are there sustainable business models able to prove that the Internet of Things is not just a concept but an economically feasible trend?
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/A-Conversation-with-Peter-Gerstbach.jpg 500 1030 Tanja Sadrinna https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Tanja Sadrinna2015-09-02 14:43:342018-04-26 11:18:27A Conversation with Peter Gerstbach of IIBA
The Guide to Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) is a rich source of knowledge and another good reason for talking to Peter Gerstbach of IIBA.
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The following is an interview between Stefan Sturm, Managing Director at IREB, and Tanja Weiß of microTOOL, about ireb, cpre and requirements engineering.
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/windmuehle.jpg 392 550 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-08-11 14:36:592018-04-26 11:18:36When Run-of-the-Mill Is a Good Thing
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?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/projects-need-a-business-case.jpg 355 600 Olaf Lewitz https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Olaf Lewitz2015-07-28 08:11:042018-04-26 11:18:38Why 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/2015/06/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/design-thinking-more-than-another-method.jpg 400 495 Ingrid Gerstbach https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ingrid Gerstbach2015-06-09 14:53:092018-04-26 11:18:53Design Thinking
Design Thinking is more than just another method of solving problems. It is an attitude. Learn more about the 6 phases of Design Thinking.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/what-how-why.png 675 729 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-05-13 12:27:402018-04-26 11:19:00The Golden Circle in Requirements Engineering
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.
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.
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/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?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/business-analysis-nutshell.jpg 400 495 Ingrid Gerstbach https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ingrid Gerstbach2015-02-04 09:29:102018-04-26 11:19:27Business Analysis in a Nutshell
What is Business Analysis and why is it of inestimable value for companies trying to reach their real objective while saving resources and money?
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 08:15:052018-11-07 10:21:30How 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/2015/01/The-ideal-number-of-diagrams.jpg 508 806 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-01-08 09:39:052018-04-26 11:19:38The Ideal Number of Diagrams and Diagram Elements
„How many diagrams are necessary to describe a system?“ Systems developers are familiar with these kinds of questions. But is the number really important?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Compliance-Flexible2.png 342 542 Stefan Feist https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Stefan Feist2014-11-05 12:56:312018-04-26 11:18:06Do You Comply?
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/Document-name-beitrag.jpg 153 717 Stefan Feist https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Stefan Feist2014-10-28 14:05:342018-04-26 11:18:08The Clever Way of Managing Project Documents
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/2014/08/Ruderboote1.jpg 680 1024 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2014-08-27 10:29:482018-04-26 11:18:24Why Projects Fail: The Island Problem
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/personas-goals.jpg 263 705 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2014-08-04 14:05:052018-04-26 11:18:27Three Ways Personas Help To Improve Your Projects
What do you do if you develop products and your customers don't want to be involved in your team? You can use personas. Personas will help you in 3 ways.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Ideas-Management.jpg 271 454 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2013-08-20 08:48:392018-04-26 11:19:13I have an idea!
Ideas are the driving force of progress. Easily support your workflows and perform effective Ideas Management with in-STEP BLUE.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/No-Risk.jpg 424 1026 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2013-07-23 08:00:202017-05-31 16:31:29Risk Management: No Risk, No Fun?
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. We should take adequate precautions and perform risk management, even if we can't eliminate every risk.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/prince2-projects-in-controlled-environments.jpg 582 800 Olaf Lewitz https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Olaf Lewitz2010-09-09 15:46:312018-04-26 11:19:20What I Love About PRINCE2
PRINCE2 is a well-known methodology for running projects. Learn what consultant Olaf Lewitz loves about PRINCE2 for his work.