The 9 Biggest Project Management Trends in 2022


Content. Remote work & leadership. Bigger focus on soft skills. Professionalization of project management & increasing demand for project managers. Agile is here to stay. Value and principle-based perspective. AI, machine learning & automation. Cloud as the standard.

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Key Skill for Project Managers: Concept Development


Does this sound familiar: A manager calls an employee in and proudly informs them about new challenges, ideas and projects. But first of all, they need a concept, and the employee has to create one. Back at the desk, the employee sits in front of a blank sheet of paper or an empty Word file.

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The Inloox Blog Turns 10!


The evolution of the InLoox blog. Project management and software is our passion, and it is evident on our blog. A majority of our posts revolve around every possible aspect of project management and project management software.

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Risk management (2) - The FMEA method


Risk analysis with the FMEA method The abbreviation FMEA stands for Failure Mode and Effects Analysis. The FMEA method is therefore much more than just a risk management method.

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A PM’s Master Class on Building and Maintaining Stakeholder Relationships

Speaker: Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance

In this discussion, Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance, will walk you through best practices for communicating with stakeholders.

Complaint management: Added value with the help of project management tools


Content: The importance of a well-run complaint management system. The complexity of complaints. Project management as a success factor. Wherever transactions take place between buyers and sellers, complaints are an integral part of everyday life.

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Diagnosis: Micromanagement? Here’s how to cure it!


Are you a micromanager? Are you a micromanager? If some or any of the following statements apply to you, you probably are: The majority of your work time is spent on day-to-day operations.

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Product Development with the Stage-Gate® Process (Part 3): Procedure and Structure


In the last parts of our blog series on innovation management with the Stage-Gate® process, we looked at the basics such as the definition, strengths and weaknesses, and the basic principles.

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Risk Management in Projects (1) – Introduction


New blog series on risk management in projects In the coming weeks, we will focus on a very relevant topic in project management: Risk management. This area of project management is very important, as projects are confronted with permanent changes and thus constantly with new risks.

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Quick and Easy: This is New in the PMBOK Guide Edition 7


Founded in 1969 in the USA, the Project Management Institute is a global non-profit project management association. In 2020, the institute counted more than 600,000 members in over 200 countries, making it the PM organization with the largest membership worldwide.

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Agile vs Waterfall: May the 4th Be With You in the Great Debate

Speaker: Joe Pusz, President, The PMO Squad

In this discussion, PMO Joe will challenge your thinking and perhaps bring you to the conclusion that the debate doesn’t exist. He will discuss the pros and cons of each approach and examine if one is superior to the other.

Project Management Guidelines (Part 1) - What We Can Learn From Project Failures


Projects are becoming increasingly complex. This may be due to the project itself, which is becoming more complex because of the multitude of parameters it contains. Another reason can be the influence of the project environment or a high number of stakeholders.

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(Multi-) Project Management Myths Busted


Multi-project management is nothing new for many organizations. Nevertheless, there are enormous challenges in the simultaneous management of several projects, which have still not been adequately solved - at least that's what many people think.

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Risk Management (3) - The Risk Catalog


Introduction: The risk catalog The risk catalog - also called risk inventory - can serve as a basis for a risk analysis or the FMEA method. This method also offers many advantages when used on its own. A risk catalog represents a structured compilation of potential project risk events.

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Worst Practice in Project Management


Worst practice in 4 steps What is worst and best practice anyway? Perhaps some of you are now wondering what worst and best practice actually is. Let's start with a brief definition of these two terms: Best Practice is mainly used in benchmarking processes. In this context, best practice represents the best realized solution for an issue or a project.

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The PM Revolution: Key Trends Propelling the Project Management Profession Into the Future

Speaker: Jesse Fewell, Principal Coach, Fewell Innovation

Join this high-energy webinar with Jesse Fewell, author, coach, and project management trainer, to get practical answers and insights into what is propelling the profession into the future.

SAFe Simply Explained (Part 2): Basic Idea and Most Important Terms


The SAFe method is based on the Lean philosophy and offers a fixed framework in which Scrum and other agile management methods can be scaled to the entire company.

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Product Backlog vs. Sprint Backlog: What are the Differences?


In recent years, “agile” has become an increasingly important topic in the corporate world. Driven by the need for better performance, efficiency and results, companies are using various agile management methods. Scrum is probably one of the best-known methods.

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Management Definitions: What Are the Differences Between Vision, Strategy and Tactics?


". "If you don't know where you're going, don't be surprised if you end up somewhere else." " - Mark Twain. ". Whether in project planning or in business management, for reliable decision making you will need some predefined parameters.

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The Pareto Principle in Project Management


The origin of the Pareto principle The Pareto principle goes back to the Italian Vilfredo Pareto. This scientist and sociologist found out that 80% of the Italian national wealth is owned by about 20% of Italian families.

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6 Best Practices for Operational Reporting

Meeting requirements alone is no longer enough. Today’s users need insightful reporting built on accurate, real-time data. In our eBook, you’ll learn the do’s and don’ts to embedding operational reports, and how to avoid common reporting mistakes.

Quick and Easy: How to Manage Your Tasks with the Eisenhower Principle


The Eisenhower Matrix was named after the former US president of the same name, Dwight D. Eisenhower, who is said to have developed this method and even taught it himself. To this day, the Eisenhower Principle is a proven and widely used tool for prioritizing personal tasks.

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Best of 2021: Here Are Your Favorite Blog Posts This Year


In 2020 the top positions were dominated by posts on working from home and knowledge management. As the pandemic is far from over, this year's list includes our personal lessons learned from a year of (mostly) working from home.

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SAFe Easy Explained (Part2): Basic Idea and Most Important Terms


The SAFe method is based on the Lean philosophy and offers a fixed framework in which Scrum and other agile management methods can be scaled to the entire company.

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Product Development with the Stage-Gate® Process (Part 4): Implementation with InLoox


In the first three articles of our series on product development with the Stage-Gate® process, we covered the theoretical basics. This article is about the implementation, using the project management software InLoox.

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The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

From Laying the Foundation to Completion: The Basics and Challenges of Project Management in Construction


Construction project management is considered one of the original forms of today's project management. Hardly surprising, as the Egyptians already had grand plans.

"Scrumban" - 5 Kanban Practices That Will Help Your Scrum Team


Does this seem familiar? A new sprint is coming up and with it thousands of pending tasks , an unclear allocation of tasks and confusing priorities? In this article we will show you how to bring order into this chaos.

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Management Tips: 6 Pitfalls When Managing Your OKRs


Objective and Key Results (OKR) are a widely used agile planning and management method in which sub-goals of individual employees and teams are aligned with the holistic corporate strategy at regular intervals.

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Get To Know Inloox: Martin - Software Engineer and Employee from “Day One”


Martin has been working for InLoox since October 2007 and is therefore the oldest employee in our company. Today, he supports our development team as a software architect with his many years of experience. To celebrate InLoox's 20th anniversary, we asked him three interesting questions about his time at InLoox in addition to our classic "Get to know InLoox" questions. Learn what his highlights have been in almost 15 years at InLoox in this post, among other things.

How Sales Enablement is Supporting Social Selling in 2022

Speaker: Brynne Tillman CEO | LinkedIn Whisperer at Social Sales Link

In this 1-hour session, Brynne Tillman from Social Sales Link will teach you why Sales Enablement teams should own Social Selling

Use Case Template: Introduction of Change Management with InLoox


Digitalization, sustainability and, more recently, global pandemics are probably the most influential challenges facing companies today. For organizations this means that they inevitably will have to adapt.

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Diversity Management - Why You Should Bring Diversity into Your Business


Every year in June, many people around the world celebrate Pride Month. Parties, parades and protests celebrate an open mindset towards the diversity of our society. The aim is to draw attention to the injustices that still exist.

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Management Basics: The 5 Principles of the Kaizen Philosophy


Kaizen is a life and work philosophy that originated in Japanese manufacturing technology, particularly in the post-war automotive industry. Today, this way of thinking is also considered an important pillar of long-term competitive strategies in the Western business world.

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Why People Are the Most Important Resource in the Company


What do you think of when you hear the word resource? Perhaps natural resources in the form of oil or gold, hidden in the earth beneath our feet. Or do you have a project budget in mind that is running low? We've all heard phrases like "our resources are depleted" However, in HR, phrases like "we need more resources for our software engineering team" are also quite common.

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How to Integrate Your Tech Stack for Seamless and Practical Application

Speaker: Patrick Rohlfsen, Engagement Manager at Wrike | Frank Saladis, PMP, PMI Fellow, Trainer, Consultant, International Project Management Event Speaker | Chris Hare, PMP, Industry Principal, PMO at Wrike

How do you choose the correct project management technology? In this webinar, you will hear from three project management professionals about the importance of having an intentional approach to choosing and integrating your technology.

Get to Know InLoox: Juline - Executive Assistant at InLoox Headquaters in Munich


Juline has been working as an executive assistant for InLoox at our headquarters in Munich since July 2019. Since then, she not only supports our executive management in day-to-day business, but also our sales department.

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Traditional or Agile? - 10 Questions to Find Out Which PM Method Is Right for Your Project


Traditional vs. agile project management. The discussion about the right method has divided the industry. The answer to this question is usually a list of the differences, followed by the note: It always depends on the specific project.

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Duration And Effort - Where Are the Differences?


One of the most common usage mistakes, which still leads to a number of misunderstandings in today's everyday project work, is the confusion between effort and duration. It is important to know the differences, especially when it comes to project planning.

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7 Things We've Learned After a Year of Online Meetings


For almost a year now, the Corona pandemic has determined our daily lives. The consequences also turned our working lives upside down. Last year, many employers around the world had to change their work culture from working in the office to working from home.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.