May 19, 2020

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.

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May 05, 2020

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.

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April 23, 2020

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.

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August 28, 2019

Risk management – Nothing ventured, nothing gained?

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

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July 29, 2019

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.

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June 27, 2019

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.

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Popular Project Management Terms

Agile Project Management  

Agile project management is a collective term for different project management methods mainly originating from software development. Mostly they follow an iterative process, which means that the project is not planned and executed completely, but tasks and requirements are continuously rewritten allowing a more dynamic and flexible project management. Well-known agile project management methods include Kanban and Scrum.

Kanban Board  

Originally developed to support the production process, the kanban board often has three columns: "Open", "In progress" and "Completed". Work elements are usually represented as rectangles (physically, e.g. with sticky notes) and are located in the corresponding areas depending on their status. If the status of the work element has changed, it is moved to the corresponding area.


Scrum is an agile project management method, which is mainly used in software development. Scrum consists of a few rules that describe the so-called Core. The basic idea is that a project is not planned from start to finish, but development is iterative with short feedback loops, the so-called Sprints.