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

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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.

2021 188

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

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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.

2021 189
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Product Backlog vs. Sprint Backlog: What are the Differences?

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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.

2021 204

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

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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.

2021 207

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

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

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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.

2021 208

Management Tips: 6 Pitfalls When Managing Your OKRs

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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.

2021 130

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

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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.

2021 130

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

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". "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.

2021 208

Management Basics: The 5 Principles of the Kaizen Philosophy

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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.

2021 130

From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

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

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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.

2021 182

Use Case Template: Introduction of Change Management with InLoox

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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.

2021 141

Duration And Effort - Where Are the Differences?

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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.

2021 194

Diversity Management - Why You Should Bring Diversity into Your Business

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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.

2021 130

2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

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

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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.

2021 207

Back to Basics (Part 12): What You Need to Create a Meaningful Project Status Report

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As a project manager you are probably familiar with this situation: Your boss asks you to present the status of your current project in the form of a project status report by Monday. Keep calm now!

2020 185

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

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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.

2020 176

Knowledge Management (Part 4): How to Implement and Use Knowledge Management Systems Correctly

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The implementation of knowledge management is a multi-stage process and should be regarded as a separate project within the company. The previous blog post has already defined the organizational steps of the knowledge cycle. This post explains the next operative steps in the process.

2020 164

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Use Case Template: InLoox for Human Resource Management

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Nowadays, a company's HR department no longer serves just as a "middleman" between employee and employer. In our modern working world, HR is an autonomous organizational unit that takes care of all personnel matters.

2021 130

Why People Are the Most Important Resource in the Company

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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.

2021 160

5 Key Success Factors that Large Companies Can Learn from Start-ups

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Anyone who has ever worked in a large corporation knows the working conditions: long decision-making processes, rigid hierarchies and ineffective communication inevitably creep into companies with 1000 or more employees over time. To remain relevant in today's fast-paced world, large organizations must question their established business processes, way of thinking and behavior. A look at the smaller competitors on the market could be worth it.

2020 158

Project Management Guidelines (Part 2) -Communication and Time as the Most Important Elements of the Project

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As the field of project management becomes more complex and our tasks more demanding, we may lose sight of basic principles.

2021 141

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

SAFe Simply Explained (Part 1): Core Competencies and Principles

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Agility should no longer be a new term for most project managers. High flexibility, adaptability and increased communication are just a few of the benefits that have led to significant improvements through the introduction of agile work processes in organizations. So agility in itself is nothing new for many companies. In most cases, however, previous experience is based only on the small-scale use of Scrum or other agile methods in individual departments.

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Mind Mapping: 5 Hands-on Tips for the Popular Visualization Technique

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Mind mapping is a well-known allround method for decision-making, creativity and structuring processes. The technique was invented in the 1970s by the british author Tony Buzan, with the aim to achieve an accelerated information processing and storage through this brain-friendly visualization.

2021 182

Quick and Easy: This Is New in the Scrum Guide 2020

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The creators of Scrum , Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, developed the concept in the early 1990s.

2020 130

The Best of This Year: Presenting Your 10 Favorite InLoox Blog Posts from 2019!

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#10: Time Management: How to Work More Productively with Timeboxing Do you handle far too much tasks at the same time and without a proper plan? Then you should try Timeboxing. Using fixed time windows and a clearly defined goal, can boost your productivity. #9:

2019 164

Analytics Best Practices: 5 Key Dashboard Design Principles

Explore 5 key principles that exist to ensure you create a relevant dashboard that guides and simplifies the user experience, makes it as easy as possible to interpret what is presented no matter its complexity, and increases the adoption of BI.

Daily Standup for Remote Workers: The Most Important 15 Minutes of the Day

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Due to the current situation, many project teams have to work from home. In order to enable a structured workflow and to keep track of who has to do what and which tasks still have to be done, there is a simple method: the Daily Standup.

2020 151

PMI’s Pulse of the Profession 2020: Creating a Future-Oriented Project Management Culture

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The Project Management Institute (PMI) has been conducting surveys, questioning international organizations and project managers on a regular basis since 2006.

2020 130

Knowledge Management (Part 2): Why It Is Necessary to Manage Your Company’s Knowledge

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The last blog post examined the most important basic terms about knowledge.

2020 181

Global leadership: What you need to consider in multicultural teams

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Globalization and digitalization enable us to work with employees and partners from different countries. Project and team leaders in particular are constantly faced with new challenges. Besides the obvious cultural and language barriers, virtual communication via modern information media is a special characteristic of multicultural project teams. Global and virtual team leadership inevitably overlap.

Why Operational Reporting is Still Critical in Modern BI

In a world full of new features, traditional reporting is still a critical requirement for businesses. Read further to understand the reasons behind its lasting relevance and why it should continue to be an integral part of modern analytics solutions.

Time Tracking in Project Management (Part 1): Why there is so little acceptance for time tracking in projects

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Time tracking in project management has been the subject of intense discussions for some years now. The reason: This is not only about recording basic working time, but rather about booking time for specific tasks.

2020 141

Cheers to Another Wonderful Thanksgiving Thanks to Project Management

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Project #1: Thanksgiving Dinner Scope The key to good project management is a clearly defined scope. Decide beforehand how big your Thanksgiving dinner is going to be, how many dishes you want to offer and so on. Be aware of the so called ‘scope creep’: going overboard with fancy ingredients and elaborate decorations will significantly increase your budget. Task Plan and Schedule A comprehensive task plan will help you prioritize your tasks and keep an overview of what you have to do.

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Services all around the Implementation of Project Management Software

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Current study results Based on a study by PWC, project management software demonstrably increases project performance: 77 percent of all above-average successful projects are handled with software support. Furthermore, in a survey conducted by the Access Group, 66 percent of project managers surveyed stated that a very important factor for investing in new software was the level of support provided by the company.

2019 154

Remote Work: 6 Common Mistakes You Really Should Avoid to Stay Productive (Part 3)

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Home office can solve many problems, but also create new ones. But if you are aware of the challenge and know how to deal with it, you can really take the benefits of remote work. Avoid typical mistakes and use all the possibilities and tools that Inloox offers to make working from home easier.

2020 130

What is Data Storytelling? The Value of Context and Narrative

This beginner’s guide explains what data storytelling means for your company’s business intelligence and data analytics, the importance of leveraging it today, and how Yellowfin’s own set of storytelling tools can enrich your insight reporting efforts.