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9 Stages of Conflict Escalation according to Friedrich Glasl

The Austrian organizational consultant and conflict researcher Friedrich Glasl has developed a model for conflict escalation and resolution. Accordingly,...

Work package – Work package description

Work packages serve to reduce the complexity of large-scale projects. In order to structure the dimensions of a project...

Milestone Plan

Milestones are essential events in a project, the delay of which often has a negative impact on the further...

4 Sides Model of Communication

Communication and interaction play a significant role in the management and motivation of employees, as well as in the...

Work breakdown structure – 6 steps

More and more frequently, one encounters projects of monolithic proportions, the accomplishment of which at first glance seems hardly...

Time scheduling – Gantt chart

A Gantt chart graphically displays the planned project activities (work packages) in the form of bars on a time...

Project Client – role and tasks

The role of the project client only seems simple at first glance. In reality, however, it is very versatile...

Lessons Learned – goals, workshop, practical tips

Lessons Learned represent experiences, knowledge, insights and understanding that people have gained in the course of a project. They...

Project organization – function and roles in the project

A project is a temporary organization and therefore also needs its own project organization in which the structures, hierarchies...

Project order – Project order clarification

A precise project order clarification is the basis for a successful project implementation and an important measure to prevent...

Project Marketing

Many projects are successfully realized by applying a standardized project management approach. Project marketing is a central key to...

Rank Dynamics Model

Although every human being is different, the individual individuals in the group behave in the same way. There is...

Left and right brain (2-second test)

The left side of the brain is responsible for analytical thought processes and numbers, the right side for holistic...

Project reporting – meaningful project reports

The creation of regular project reports on the progress of the project in terms of content, schedule and costs...

Core tasks of Project Assistance

The management of a project with high complexity is in no case a honey lick. The main burden of...

Situation analysis at project start

Before starting a project, it is important to get a comprehensive and neutral overview of the project's history. A...

Selective perception

What do you see in the picture? Think first, and then compare with the following possible interpretations: Two women go...

Kick-off meeting of projects

The term "kick-off" is a frequently heard term coming from the world of sports. It is used frequently, especially...

Project controlling – effective project monitoring (incl. checklist)

In project controlling, compliance with the project plans is checked and the current progress in the project is recorded....

Program Management vs. Project Portfolio Management

This article clarifies the terms "program management" and "project portfolio management" to provide a clearer distinction and better understanding. In...

Requirements for project managers

The success of a project depends on the qualification of the project manager. Nowadays the individual personality profile of...

Project definition – Demarcation of projects

One of the biggest challenges in the development of projects is the determination of what should or should not...

Communication plan for projects

The communication plan is the central document to ensure a regulated and structured exchange of information across all hierarchies...

Project documentation – important basic rules

The project documentation includes all relevant documents that are created during and for the project itself. The project documentation...

Feedback – what is that?

Feedback is a response about how I perceive and experience the behaviour of my counterpart. I tell her or...

Stakeholder analysis

The Stakeholder analysis is an important instrument for risk prevention in project management. It is developed in the start-up...

100+ Lessons Learned for Project Managers

Jerry Madden, former Deputy Director of the Flight Projects Directorate at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, is considered NASA's...

Roles and responsibilities in projects

Actually, one should think, the whole thing is quite simple: at the beginning of the project a project organization...

Social competence – a must-have for project managers?

If we read current job offers for project managers, we find mainly requirements for competences which are described with...

Project Closure – Finish Projects Correctly

Everything has an end. Also every project. At least it should. And in such a way that everyone knows...