5 tips for virtual meetings

by Andreas Eichhorn on 04/02/2020

The coronavirus pandemic has us all on edge and is changing our lives considerably. Security measures such as social distancing hit us hard but are an absolute must at the present time. Virtual meetings are thus on the rise. They make an important contribution when it comes to staying in contact with each other. However, different rules apply to virtual meetings as opposed to traditional meetings in the actual “physical” office. The following tips are meant to help you organize your virtual meetings perfectly.

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Collaboration,
Digitization

How to get the best out of virtual teams

by Andreas Eichhorn on 04/02/2020

Working from home is still somewhat of a controversial issue. Many millennials already consider it part of daily life, whereas in conservative businesses, people are still rather skeptical about it. Especially in light of the current coronavirus outbreak, this discrepancy becomes glaringly obvious. While some companies deal rather well with the requirement to have employees work from home, others are simply overwhelmed by this development. Especially teamwork among colleagues becomes quite challenging in such a situation: no more office grapevine, no informal chats while making coffee, no more joking with coworkers.

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Collaboration,
Digitization

It doesn’t always have to be 100 %. How to use agile tools in conventional projects.

by Peter Burghardt on 09/05/2019

You hear it all the time: “You can’t make a project 100 % agile! There are always some parts that aren’t agile. It’s best to do hybrid projects.” But what constitutes a hybrid project? Is there even such a thing as hybrid projects?

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Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

Which project practices are right for my IT project? (incl. self-assessment)

by Peter Burghardt on 08/27/2019

If you spend any time at all in IT, you're sure to hear about it: everyone is talking about agility. They say it’s much better to use agile practices than a waterfall model. Is it true? Are agile projects fail-safe? Yes and no.

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Success Stories,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

The top 10 misconceptions about the agile working approach

by Peter Burghardt on 08/14/2019

Agile this, agile that... Everything is turning agile. Everyone is talking about it, but many people don’t really know what it means. Recently, I have come across the term agilitis. I think it pretty accurately describes how agility is perceived. But will everything be better if we use the agile method? Does every business need to be agile in order to even function properly? And what on Earth does it even mean to take an agile approach? It’s time to clear up a few misconceptions!

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Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

Everything comes to an end... except projects?

by Peter Burghardt on 08/13/2019

Everyone is beaming with pride! We did it – the software is up and running. The project team and the customer have made it through the go-live. Everything is gradually going back to normal. It’s time to relax. Or at least it would be, if we didn't still have 1000 things to do.

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Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

Project goals: How can you know the way when you don’t know the destination?

by Peter Burghardt on 07/26/2019

Everyone likes to talk about the importance of defining project goals. Yet most projects don’t have any goals. Or worse, they have goals, but they're not measurable. You might be thinking: “My projects always have goals!” Do they? Or are these goals more like wishes?

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Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

The project manager did something totally unexpected. You won't believe what happened next!

by Peter Burghardt on 07/17/2019

Ok, granted, this time there’s actually something substantial behind the clickbait title. Imagine the following setting: Read more!

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Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

It is your project. Just do it!

by Peter Burghardt on 07/11/2019

Can you name that brand that uses the slogan “Just do it!”? Not too hard, right? Regardless of how you feel about a marketing campaign, you’re bound to associate it with a product or brand. Why shouldn't the same be true for a project?

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Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

Ready! Set! Whoops! or: Why the kick-off is so important for project success

by Peter Burghardt on 06/03/2019

You know how it is. A new project starts. You’ve heard one or two things through the grapevine, and then finally it’s kick-off time. Everyone’s psyched and motivated and then…

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Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP