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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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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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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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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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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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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When the auditor rings twice

by Herbert Breitler on 05/13/2019

Despite all the gains in efficiency, audits are still cost-intensive. In the course of the digital transformation, COSMO CONSULT has succeeded in taking auditing processes digital. Since doing so, the auditors from Wagemann + Partner have been able to access electronic documents, consolidated business figures and accounting transactions regardless of when or where or what device they use. Questions are answered by chat, telephone or video conference. Because no long-term on-the-spot audits are required, workload and travel costs have been reduced.

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Microsoft is again the market leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for analysis and BI-platforms

by COSMO CONSULT ES on 03/28/2019

For the tenth year running, Microsoft has been ranked as leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant* 2018 for Analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) platforms.

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Think big - start small: This is the way to manage the move to the Cloud

by Michael Wlip on 03/18/2019

Public, private or hybrid – Which Cloud solution is the right one for your company? Cloud solutions are a dime a dozen. So how do you decide which one is the best fit for your business?

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Co-innovation at COSMO CONSULT: Innovative products for successful customers

by Claudia Claßen on 03/15/2019

For more than twenty years, the COSMO CONSULT group has been a successful and well-established player in the manufacturing market thanks to its tailor-made industry solutions for contract, process and project-related manufacturing. We bring our own innovative strength together with the ideas and wishes of our customers and make it possible to cover even the most complex processes on the way to digital end-to-end solutions.

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