March 22, 2022

How to Manage Major Projects Successfully

Unclear distribution of roles, lack of communication, late involvement of stakeholders, and insufficient integration into the process and line organization can cause (not only) major projects to fail. With these 10 theses, you can avoid the biggest pitfalls and successfully manage tasks of this scale.

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October 27, 2021

New Ways of Project Work with the Half Double Method

The Half Double methodology helps organizations reinvent their way of working with projects, increase the overall success rate of projects, and balance resources more effectively. Find out how to improve your daily project work using this innovative methodology.

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September 09, 2021

5 Features That Make Essential SAFe Unique

The Scaled Agile Framework is a process management model that is quite different from all project management methods. Discover five characteristics that differentiate Essential SAFe from other methods and why we believe they are unique.

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June 22, 2021

How Essential SAFe Drives Business Agility

In today's highly competitive and ever-changing markets, organizations need to adapt to changes quickly. The Scaled Agile Framework transforms entire enterprises, leading them to an agile and customer-centric business approach and ensuring faster time-to-market.

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March 02, 2021

How to Manage a Change Request Process in a Traditional or Agile Environment

The process of requirements management depends on the process model used to realize an investment. In sequential models, a change request process is used to change requirements. In iterative models, there is no change request. Instead, additional requirements are defined at each iteration, and requirements that have not yet been realized are prioritized.

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Popular Project Management Terms

Gantt Chart  

In a Gantt chart (named after Henry Gantt) all work steps within a project are displayed as horizontal bars along a time axis. Thus, duration, overlaps and dependencies of all activities are visible at a glance. Gantt scheduling is one of the most common methods in project management.

Project Controlling  

Project controlling describes all activities that are necessary to control a project over its entire duration. Project controlling is therefore responsible for comparing the project goals, the planned budget and the defined quality with the current project, investigating deviations for their causes and proposing countermeasures.

Project Progress Report  

The progress of the project is documented in a progress report. The progress report contains important information on the status of the project, such as results achieved, (newly identified) risks, and forecasts on the further progress of the project in terms of costs, deadlines, and quality. It is repeated at regular intervals.

Project Status  

The project status represents the current status of the project. Often the project status is visualized by means of the three traffic light colors green (everything in order, no action required), yellow (action required), red (attention, urgent action required).

Status Report  

The status report is an important component of project controlling and is prepared at regular intervals. The project evaluation is often carried out using a so-called status traffic light (green, yellow, red).

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