May 05, 2020
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.
April 23, 2020
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.
August 28, 2019
Everyone knows the well-known saying “nothing ventured, nothing gained”. But does that also apply in project management?
July 29, 2019
Learn in this article how to define project stakeholders, why stakeholder management is important and how to conduct an adequate stakeholder analysis.
June 27, 2019
The concept of Earned Value originates from financial planning and controlling but has also been used in project management for many years.
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.
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.