Treasure 32 – All about projects

After my article about the future of project management, I thought of having a treasure full of nuggets about projects. All are quickies, unfortunately only German but can be easily translated with DeepL.

Nugget #1 is a another contribution to the #Projektleiter2030 blogparade. Olaf Hinz is an advocate of project leaders, rather than project managers. Management will be less successful in times of uncertainty. He also provides four aspects how leadership in project teams is different from leadership in functional teams. As a pirate I also like the analogy to a ship.
Projektkapitän statt Methodenheld  (3 mins, text, German)

Nugget #2 has a little different tone. IT-F(r)ettchen claims that projects are a stomping ground of incapables. He starts with a rootcause analysis of incapability and concludes that in most of the cases this is a systemic issue. Leading projects is often seen as an task that everybody can do. I’ve seen examples that prove this wrong. This article definitely turns a knife in a wound.
Projektmanagement: Tummelplatz der Unfähigen. (4 mins, text, German)

Nugget #3 is a nice little video from Alexander Krause. I can’t think of an easier way to explain the theory of constraints. So many companies and organizations are overloaded with projects and wonder why things go slow. What’s the rootcause? Is it the industrial mindset, that fears underutilized resources? (3 mins, video, German)

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Enjoy your weekend!