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PROJECTSuccess or how to successfully manage projects

Projects have become an integral part of our lives - no matter if in private or professional life, projects are everywhere. Are you already planning your next vacation, or do you prefer to decide spontaneously or agile, as in the language of project management?

IPMA, PMI, PRINCE2 – where is which project management standard the strongest?

The importance of projects has steadily increased in recent years. In the business world, they are even considered crucial for the development of companies.

What are project goals and how do you define them correctly?

Can you imagine a marathon whose length and endpoint are unknown? Probably not. That's exactly why project goals are needed. How they are formulated correctly and why the right self-assessment is not only crucial in sports, read on here.

Start and guideline: The project charter

The project charter is the “green light” for the project. The moment a customer or client places the project order, the preparation phase ends and the implementation phase begins.

The work breakdown structure or how to overcome large tasks

Everyone knows the feeling of standing in front of a task that is so big that you do not know where to start. The secret of successfully completing such a large task is to "break” that task “down" into smaller, easier-to-handle sub-tasks.

Scheduling with Gantt chart: Always following the bar

The Gantt chart or bar chart according to Gantt is one of the most popular methods for scheduling projects. What it can do and how it is created can be found here.

Milestone trend analysis: How to analyze your stage wins

Milestones mark important dates within a project. Whether these dates are adhered to or postponed is visualized by the milestone trend analysis (MTA). These "colorful" lines are above all one thing: an important controlling and early warning instrument.

Does reality correspond to the plan? Earned Value as an efficient project controlling tool

The concept of Earned Value originates from financial planning and controlling but has also been used in project management for many years.

The basics of stakeholder management

Learn in this article how to define project stakeholders, why stakeholder management is important and how to conduct an adequate stakeholder analysis.

Risk management – Nothing ventured, nothing gained?

Everyone knows the well-known saying “nothing ventured, nothing gained”. But does that also apply in project management?

Part 1: Agile techniques and methods at a glance

Agile methods - where they come from, what they can do and who they are (particularly well) suited for. Our new blog series introduces you to the most popular agile methods and their fields of application.

Part 2: Agile techniques and methods at a glance: Scrum

The origin of agile methods (e.g. Scrum) lies in software development, where changes are often not only on the agenda, but can even represent a competitive advantage.

Part 3: Agile techniques and methods at a glance: Kanban

The term Kanban comes from Japanese and consists of the words "Kan" for visualization and "Ban" for card, document or board. The best-known Kanban element is probably the Kanban board.

Part 4: Agile techniques and methods at a glance: Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a management tool that combines creative and analytical methods. It aims to release maximum creative potential among all stakeholders of an innovation project in order to systematically solve complex problems or tasks.

Program management and the purpose behind it

What is program management, what are the tasks of a program manager and how can you differentiate it from multi-project and portfolio management?

The Timeline – Live Management Reporting at its Best

Management reporting is the primary source of information for all managers, stakeholders and decision-makers and therefore an essential success factor for every company. Naturally, digitization has also become an integral part of management reporting.