July 09, 2020

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?

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June 09, 2020

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.

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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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Popular Project Management Terms

Multi-Project Management  

If several projects are executed simultaneously within an organization, this is called "multi-project management". In contrast to program management, multi-project management includes all projects of an organization. The term "multi-project management" is primarily used in the German-speaking world.

Portfolio Management  

Portfolio management generally refers to the bundling and management of objects (tangible or intangible). In project management this means the management of projects that are bundled in a portfolio. The differentiation to „multi project management“ is not clear in the German-speaking world.


A program consists of several sub-projects that contribute to an overall program objective. Very large and complex projects are often split up into several sub-projects, which automatically makes the original project the program.

Program Management  

Program management is the planning, management and control of one or more programs, i.e. of several sub-projects that have been combined into one program.