On January 13th, we faced a very special challenge: the Marshmallow Experience. Teams of four aimed at building the highest possible construction, putting a marshmallow on top. The material? Just 20 sticks of spaghetti, some tape and rope. Lessons learned? … Continue reading →
In the first event of our winter series, we have explored Scrum, an agile management approach for developing products. A lot of beautiful brochures have been produced! Thanks a lot to the creative crowd and Sven Blesin from borisgloger. Pictures from the event are now uploaded to the event’s page.
We kindly invite you to the next event of the Berlin Consulting Forum. On May 18, Juliane Neumann and Holger Hauheimer, both with Radical Inclusion, will speak at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Among other things, they present the case study of a global network on NGOs wanting to improve their virtual collaboration processes and tools.
The event is open to public and students from all faculties.
On January 14, Ralf Gruber will speak at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. In his session he will talk about the secrets of successfully managing projects with global virtual teams. The event is open to students from all faculties.
Everybody who has ever dealt with a project knows this situation: in the final phase it gets very stressful, the project manager feels pretty much under pressure and starts adding last second resources. This might solve the problem in some cases. But in most challenging business or IT projects it rather leads to an almost chaotic situation. Our latest presentation shows how to effectively schedule a project and illustrates that digging a hole is an entirely different project than the bearing of a child. Go to presentation…
On November 19, Christian de Neef will speak at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. In his session he will explore the cross-roads of knowledge management, legacy systems, and complex, international off-shoring/outsourcing project management. The event is open to … Continue reading →
Would you climb a mountain? Would you jump from a bridge? Would you wrestle an alligator? Do you tend to think in best or in worst case scenarios?
Your personal attitude (as well as the corporate culture) pretty much impacts your risk management approach. In other words, it determines the amount of effort which you are willing to invest in managing the “what happens next machine” (aka each damn business project)!
You can download this week’s “Risk Management” presentation here.
In this week’s lecture we spoke about envisioning, scoping and contracting. For most people, these are possibly the most trickiest things in project management. In any case, they are extremely hard to explain to students who typically lack business experience (and thus sufficient practical examples). Therefore, in order to avoid talking about abstract stuff, I was searching for common ground and found this video: any project should start with such a clear assigment!