Blog – People, Projects and Software
What remains if we put aside the methods, processes, frameworks and certifications when it comes to agility and focus on what is important? 4 modern agile principles!
Companies find it difficult to recruit new employees. Applicants find it difficult to identify suitable companies and positions. Time for a look at the Candidate Journey.
Not all IT managers have had positive experiences with Scrum in contract projects. How could an alternative look like in the context of low-code developments?
The transformation from traditional to agile organisations inevitably leads to hybrid organisations. Is this a problem or maybe even a permanent solution?
There are many reasons why agility does not work in companies. Part 3 of the series deals with career paths, bonuses, privileges and images of people.
Many initiatives for change in companies fail because systematic errors in thinking are made. Why do these errors occur and how can change succeed?
Ten years ago the first smartphones came onto the market, today they are everywhere. Time for a digital detox. Time for a self-experiment and a list of findings.
Servant Leadership is not a management technique, but a value-based attitude. What are the characteristics and success factors and how can Servant Leadership be implemented?
Acting at eye level is considered to be the order of the day. But how does reality look like? A modern fairy tale with king and subjects, with sleeping beauty and musketeers.
With Flutter, mobile applications can be developed for both Android and iOS. An example including implementation of a data layer and calling a service.
People’s motives are expressed in language, but capturing motives from language is costly and time-consuming. Artificial intelligence can help.
The rapid testing of product ideas is very important for many companies. How can prototypes and especially click dummies help? And which procedure is the right one?
A picture says more than 1,000 words, an experience more than 1,000 pictures. How does Provotainment succeed in conveying pointedly provocative, friendly and entertaining content?
Why do corporate visions often not have the desired effect? Because organisations fail and make mistakes when creating visions.
In 2020, do you want to expand your professional network and exchange ideas with colleagues from IT? Here you will find 30 events in Germany for software developers.
Intuition is helpful in many situations, but how important is it compared to intellect, reason and reflexion? A New Year’s resolution.
How to program a WebApp that is small enough to fit into the browser’s address bar? A technical gimmick with a concrete use case.
Can change processes be managed? How meaningful are most change management studies? And how could a transformation perhaps succeed? A statement.
Small and medium-sized enterprises are often reluctant to engage with business consultants. How does a good selection work and what should companies pay attention to?
There are many reasons why agility does not work in companies. Part 2 of the series deals with typical problems in introducing and implementing agility.
There are many excuses why organisations do without user testing. Why is user testing important and how can it be done with little effort?
The integration of classic project management and agile procedures is a success factor for many companies. Why is this the case and what is essential when it comes to tooling?
In many companies, digitisation leads to numerous adjustments. How important is a digital mindset and what is the basic requirement?
Permanent changes unsettle many employees in companies. Inner strength is needed here. How can you build it up? Which strategies can help you?
For many companies, Big Data is a promise of transparency and revenue. An alternative to Big Data is Small Data. What is it, and what is so special about it?
The demands to teach school children programming at an early age are becoming louder. But how meaningful is this and which talent will become even more important in the future?
How important are long-term goals for companies in agile times? How exactly are goals defined in organisations and when do they offer benefits?
There are many reasons why agility does not work in companies. Part 1 of a series about misunderstandings, problems, obstacles. With many tips, but without a recipe.
Products and systems are often misused. What are the reasons and why are such Misuse Cases suitable for determining requirements?
Can you imagine milk and petrol being transported in the same tank? In a figurative sense, computer manufacturers do just that, and that has consequences.
The cover letter in the application process is not popular with many companies and also with applicants. Why does it make sense, however, and what tips are there for writing it?
“What if” is a questioning technique to question mental and self-imposed boundaries – e.g. in organisations. A field report.
Many change management methods do not deliver what companies expect from them. Why is Lean Kanban a better approach to initiate lasting change?
The development of competences is very important for the world of work 4.0. What learning formats are there and what are the differences to learning specialist knowledge?
The scope is a central factor in project management. How can it be structured, how important are dependencies and which goals are addressed by scope management?
How can you develop a monolith into a microservice technology? A field report on stability, performance, automation, testability, maintainability.
When does it make more sense to use a product owner team than to work with a single product owner? A practical report on projects, tasks, responsibilities and conflicts.
Hackers consistently exploit deficits in the computer architecture. What are the deficits and what could a computer architecture of the future look like?
Many people associate uncertainty with a loss of control, hence they want to avoid it. This is understandable, but not effective. What is the alternative?
How can a medium-sized craft enterprise improve if the products are good but the organisation of the work is not yet perfect?
Sustainability is becoming increasingly important for many companies. What is sustainability, what concepts and approaches are there for organisations?
The principles and practices of professional software development are not enough to implement clean code. How can clean code be developed?
What mindset is needed in the digital world and how do we educate our children so that they can survive and succeed the day after tomorrow?
What are the main Google ranking factors? Read backgrounds and a classification of important aspects and often repeated statements.
We live in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. What does VUCA mean for companies and how can the challenges of the VUCA world be mastered?
Although dealing with stakeholders is important for the success of organisations, it is often neglected. How does good stakeholder management work?
In international projects, project managers often have to moderate cultural differences. What cultural dimensions are there and what does this mean for project execution?
“Jobs to be done” refers to the needs that a user really wants to meet with a product. How can the needs be determined in a workshop?
Many organisations are in a state of upheaval. New concepts for new work are being sought. An interview with Dr. Andreas Zeuch about New Work and Old Work.
Are you a perfectionist? Are you prone to procrastination? What are the differences between perfectionism and procrastination and what can you do in case of doubt?
Personal, social and methodological competencies are becoming increasingly important for organisations. How can these soft skills be trained in a team using computer simulation?
What is the SCARF model, on which principle is it based and how does it help in managing employees in the course of organisational change processes? An opinion.
Many organisations try to become more agile, but the “Excellarator”, the “Statusrititis” and the “General” have something against it. Empathy and heart are needed here.
Businesses waste valuable resources in conflicts when they focus on problems rather than solutions. How do you resolve conflicts?
Agile living can be stressful for organisations because complex challenges require complex and original solutions. What should organizations do?
Remote work offers several advantages for companies. What are these? How does Remote Work get started in organisations and does it work permanently?
Companies are increasingly demanding greater customer focus. Why does this make sense and how can it be achieved? And who determines its success?
When distributed teams work together, it is often difficult to know who is doing what, when, why and how. It’s time for a different approach.
What is behind Liberating Structures (LS)? What is the benefit of LS, which mindset is necessary for the application, which principles are there and what are the advantages?
The IT world is turning slower than expected. What is the reason for this, what awareness is important for companies and what should they value? A plea.
Many organisations call the project manager the Scrum Master, the product manager the Product Owner. What is the intention behind it and why does it often not work?
If a software architecture created in an organisation reproduces its structure, how does an adaptation of the organisation affect existing architectures?
Uber is a synonym for disruptive business models. Who can learn from Uber? How does benchmarking work and why does a comparison with Uber often make no sense?
What is Working Out Loud (WOL)? What are the core principles, what are WOL’s goals, and how can WOL be used to develop competencies for agile work?
How can companies operate economically successfully without the increasing demands for performance and learning being detrimental to the health of their employees?
The roles of Scrum Master and Product Owner are increasingly being merged in organisations. What are the reasons for this and what are the consequences?
In an interview, a company announces its intention to abolish IT-executives. How do those affected feel, how should the goal be achieved and which questions remain unanswered?
Agility in public administration is gaining in importance. How can agile methods improve the interaction between administration and politics? A discussion impulse.
Does agile requirements engineering replace traditional requirements engineering? Where are the limits and where does the use of conventional techniques still make sense?
The recruiting of many companies is biased and subjective. How can modern recruiting be successful and what competencies are important?
It feels like complexity is increasing in many areas. What impact does this have on making decisions, planning projects and using models?
There are many tips and advice for communication in the workplace. However, there are many situations where attitudes and perspectives influence communication.
What are organisations afraid of? Do changes automatically trigger fears? And how can fear be overcome in both private and professional contexts?
Is artificial intelligence merely the continuation of a known development or will it revolutionise life as such? An opinion.
Learning is individual, it depends, for example, on previous knowledge, the learner’s interest and the type of learning objective. This is where the agile learning coach and the learning coaching come into play.
How can Jira and Confluence be used for integrated requirements management? Which tool should be used for which tasks and what are the limits?
The Scrum Master is an important role in many organizations and projects. If you could wish for something from a Scrum Master, what would it be?
What should executives be like? How important are they for the success of companies and what can organisations do to best support executives?
Interactive beacons could revolutionize communication between people and with machines. Which technologies and which application scenarios already exist?
What does nudging mean? How does communication change in companies? What trends are there in podcasting and what beliefs can be observed in older people?
Design Emergency is a phenomenon in which the design of a software gets worse and worse during the development period. What can you do to eliminate this state of emergency?