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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 148

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

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

2021 148
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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 148

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 182

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

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 167

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 131

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 155

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

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

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

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

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 161

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 123

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.

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

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 178

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

Back to Basics (Part 13): How to plan your projects backwards

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There are projects that need to be completed until a specific date. An obvious example is the planning of an event. The project goal is clearly defined and must be achieved at a pre-defined time or date. A delay or postponement in planning would risk the overall success of the project. Also projects whose finalization has an impact on further processes are often under increased time pressure.

2020 100

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

2021 State of Analytics: Why Users Demand Better

As organizations become more data driven, their analytics requirements grow. Find out how knowledge workers use analytics and explore their needs and preferences.

Time Tracking in Project Management (Part 2): Three tips on how to create acceptance

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In the first article of this series we came to the conclusion that time tracking should be understood and used as a tool to improve planning and resource allocation in projects. Time tracking helps to identify those projects that generate extra work compared to the planned effort.

2020 130

Management Basics: What is the Difference Between Efficiency and Effectiveness?

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"Efficient work" and "effective results" are common terms in project management - but what is the meening behind them? When it comes to time management or productivity, project managers often talk about processes that need to run more efficiently in the future or, in the worst case, you hear them saying: "You work effectively but not efficiently" But what does this mean and is there even a difference between effectiveness and efficiency?

2020 116

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

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.

2018 144

Business Monitoring Systems: Using ML to Analyze Metrics

This whitepaper discusses how automated business monitoring solutions like Yellowfin Signals revolutionize the way users discover critical and relevant insights from their data.

Knowledge Management (Part 1): Why Knowledge Is the Most Important Resource in Your Organization

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Every employee in your company carries knowledge and experience within them. But how can the company and all its employees benefit from that? What exactly is knowledge and why is the organized networking within the company so important?

2020 155

Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 1): Why sprints will never be perfect

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Scrum vs. Perfectionism Sprint planning and perfectionism only fit together to a limited extent. Perfectionism conflicts with the basic idea of Scrum. Scrum is primarily characterized by it iterative and regular approach. The process is mainly based on experience and is divided into regularly repeating stages called “ Sprints ”. Let’s take a look at why your team won’t think of everything in sprint planning and why that’s totally okay.

2019 157

Process Optimization in Project Management (3): Lean Project Management

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In the last blog post on process optimization in project management we introduced you to the 5-S framework, which is also very popular in Lean Management. Therefore, we will now deepen the topic Lean Project Management. Working Efficiently with Lean Project Management Getting project costs under control and optimizing communication with the customer: this is where Lean Project Management comes in.

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Pulse of the Profession 2018: The Project Manager of the Future

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New technologies bring rapid and continuous change to our workplace. In order to not only react to those but use them to make projects more effective and profitable, project managers need to adapt and keep on learning.

2018 147

Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

Time Management: How to Work More Productively with Timeboxing

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Time management methods are currently very popular. No wonder. Who doesn't want to work more concentrated and focused to complete more tasks? In this blog post we are going to talk about the time management methode Timeboxing. Timeboxing Definition Timeboxing is a technique that comes originally from project planning. Instead of spending as much time as necessary on a task, fixed time windows (timeboxes) including the final result are set in advance.

2019 161

New InLoox Integration: Visualize Your Projects With the New Interface to Microsoft Power BI

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The definition of project management says: Project management includes the planning , control and implementation of a project. Nevertheless, project controlling as an important component tends to be underestimated by many project managers. As it’s seen as taking too much time and effort, it discourages a lot of them.

2020 116

The Project Management Toolkit: What is really needed to make project work simple and effective?

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Imagine the following situation: You have just moved into your first own apartment and some of your friends have helped you. Now you want to assemble the new furniture together. In doing so, you realize that you only have a spoon as a tool.

2020 130

Tips for Project Managers: How to Lead Your Project Team Through a Crisis

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In many cases project managers find themselves in critical or uncertain situations, as every project has some unknown factors that have to be taken into account.

2020 130

How to Select an Embedded Analytics Product: 12 Criteria to Consider

This report is designed to help readers select an embedded analytics product. It provides 12 criteria to consider when evaluating embedded capabilities. It also comes with a companion spreadsheet that enables users to score and compare products along these 12 dimensions and others they may add.

The Iceberg Phenomenon in Project Management: How to Make "Invisible" Efforts Visible

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Each project has a workload of clearly visible time expenditure that flows into previously defined activities and work packages. In most cases, however, there is an additional proportion of "invisible" time expenditure, where even project managers cannot say exactly which tasks this time has been allocated to.

2019 123

Quick and Easy: The Difference between Critical Chain And Critical Path

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Critical chain The critical chain is a resource-oriented method and represents the longest chain of tasks, taking into account limited resources and is used with the aim of achieving the minimum project duration. The critical chain planning is not only about determining what to do and when to do it, but who actually does it. The critical chain method brings these two new thoughts to project planning : No Multitasking is not allowed! There are no individual buffers!

NEW Microsoft Teams Integration: Connect InLoox now! with Teams & Manage Your Projects in Your Channels

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InLoox is constantly working to extend its comprehensive integrations to the Microsoft Office landscape to make it easier for you to manage your projects as well as existing processes and systems. InLoox now!

2020 130

Process Optimization in Project Management (2): The 5S-Framework

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Kaizen with the 5S Method In the last blog post we already discussed the Kaizen management concept. Numerous practical methods have been developed to integrate this approach into everyday working life. One of these tools is the 5S method, with which you can optimize your working environment in only five steps. The 5S enable you to create a good basis for Kaizen. This methodology is also used in Japanese Lean Management.

Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?