Project Management

Projects and holiday season in Europe

Europeans take their vacations very seriously. They plan them weeks and months in advance. In Germany: People with or without children plan vacations around the published school holidays. People with children plan to spend time with their families, usually away somewhere, on vacation; people without children plan their vacations to avoid those people on vacation… Continue reading Projects and holiday season in Europe

agile · Project Management · Virtual

Managing projects during this COVID denial phase

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic response, we wrote about 100% distributed working. Since then, we went through a phase of removing COVID restrictions, and now we are in the COVID denial phase. Each of these phases has a different effect on our projects. Impacts of COVID in the different phases During the COVID… Continue reading Managing projects during this COVID denial phase

Professonal Services · Project Management

Practical Ways to Motivate Your Team During Remote Work

The pandemic has shaken everything, and remote work became the new norm for many workers worldwide. The transition from present to virtual teams was relatively quick but often not well prepared. We have now been working remotely long enough to observe that virtual teams can also become demotivated. We may not notice the social and emotional… Continue reading Practical Ways to Motivate Your Team During Remote Work

Artificial Intelligence · big data · Business Intelligence & Analytics · Project Management

Data science: BI, Big Data Analytics, AI Competencies

These days, the terminology used for artificial intelligence can include any number of data science sub-fields, including business intelligence, big data analytics, or other decision support systems. Within big data analytics, the technique and method of machine learning can also be a distinguishing factor, e.g., natural language processing, neural networks, computer vision, conversational. As project… Continue reading Data science: BI, Big Data Analytics, AI Competencies

agile · Decision-making · Project Management

The Project Win Game™ — Simulating Project Management Decision-Making

We noticed people faced a challenge understanding and deciding between agile and traditional/waterfall methodologies on managing projects. Therefore, we created a game to simulate the lived experience of making this decision: The Project Win Game ™. After creating and testing it throughout 2020-2021 we have now a very nice prototype of the game. We are… Continue reading The Project Win Game™ — Simulating Project Management Decision-Making

Business Intelligence & Analytics · Project Management

A Stakeholder Accountability Model for Artificial Intelligence Projects – by Gloria Miller – EURAM Conference 2021

Gloria J. Miller will be presenting ‘A Stakeholder Accountability Model for Artificial Intelligence Projects’ at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference in the section PROJECTS & SOCIETY — T10_03 – Projects & Society & the Dark Side of Projects on Thursday, June 17th 2021 at 15:45 CEST. Have a look at the explainer video… Continue reading A Stakeholder Accountability Model for Artificial Intelligence Projects – by Gloria Miller – EURAM Conference 2021

agile · Professonal Services · Project Management

Project Management Service

Enabling Teams and Project Managers Most projects are complicated, and the completely distributed working driven by the pandemic didn’t make project work easier. Nevertheless, project sponsors and program offices still need to ensure projects deliver their expected benefits. This Project Management Service is targeted at project sponsors and program managers that have an urgent project… Continue reading Project Management Service

agile · Project Management

Next Workshop: Saturday, 8th May 2021 — What are The Differences Between Agile and Non-Agile Projects?

In the last few years, the agile wave has taken hold in Germany. If you work within the information technology sector or for one of the big software houses, then “agile” has been practiced by your organization for months or years. Recently, as the predominant agile methodology, Scrum is being used and rolled out to… Continue reading Next Workshop: Saturday, 8th May 2021 — What are The Differences Between Agile and Non-Agile Projects?