“The IT myth: projects need heroes”
ZFO (magazine for leadership and organization), issue 1/2014:
From project management to the hero’s journey: Old myths, heroic tales, and legends always follow a similar pattern, which can also be applied to IT projects. A (project) hero embarks on a journey in which he or she is presented with a seemingly impossible task.
After many doubts, problems and tests, the hero is ultimately able to overcome all the challenges. Only then can the hero retreat, but not before sharing his or her knowledge with the community. In her humorous article, Barbara Wittmann shares this knowledge with all potential project heroes.
A workshop has been created to accompany this article so that you too can become a project hero.
S@PPORT, Issue 3/2014:
“Data with soul”: Through the jungle of SAP projects with Native American wisdom
What can we learn from Native American rituals and wisdom that have been passed down that can help us with our IT projects? How can we learn to see the human element of a project not as something of secondary importance but rather learn to get the best use out of it, to the benefit of both the IT and the employees? An article by Barbara Wittmann explains how it works: Projects will not only have a promising kick off, but also a worthy conclusion. All participants can share their stories, and a specialty and IT map vividly demonstrates in poster format where, when, and how goal-oriented project success is achieved.