Always Agile? — Helping you understand when to use Agile methodology in your project setup and when not to

Aut­hors: Frit­jof Schmidt, Colo­gne; Lukas Römer, Ber­lin 13.08.2020 Intro­duc­tion As most peop­le working in the busi­ness con­text nowa­days know, Agi­le metho­do­lo­gy has its roots in soft­ware deve­lo­p­ment. The under­ly­ing mind­set is most pro­mi­n­ent­ly repre­sen­ted by the Agi­le Mani­festo (Scrum­Al­li­an­ce, n.d.), which was crea­ted in 2001 by thought lea­ders in soft­ware deve­lo­p­ment, who were aiming to…

Digital Recruiting

Aut­hor: Mar­tha Scheidt, Assi­stant Con­sul­tant 13th of Mai 2020 The­re are vacan­ci­es in the Home Office? New talents are nee­ded, also — or espe­cial­ly — in times of cri­ses. But how do you recruit them when the con­ta­ct ban is ongo­ing? Ins­tead of the detail­ed on-site inter­views, digi­tal pro­ces­sing is now requi­red to remo­ve the…

Weekly Corona Mobility-Stats

How do we deal with restric­tions on mobi­li­ty? 24.06.2020: SOICON has packed the mobi­li­ty data from apple into a com­pa­ra­ti­ve pic­tu­re. Colo­gne is not only rela­tively mobi­le at car­ni­val. Which com­pa­ri­sons would you like to see? Just drop a note. Source: SOICON ana­ly­sis based on mobi­li­ty data from apple (https://www.apple.com/covid19/mobility). The data is inde­xed to…

Productive in the home office — 5 tips for working better at home

Aut­hor: Sam Bro­zyn­ski, Assi­stant Con­sul­tant 3rd of April 2020 In recent years, the home office has incre­a­singly deve­lo­ped into a com­mon form of work. Due to digi­ta­liz­a­ti­on and new tech­no­lo­gi­cal pos­si­bi­li­ties we can work tog­e­ther online and are the­re­fo­re more fle­xi­ble and inde­pen­dent of loca­ti­on. The mobi­li­ty of tech­ni­cal equip­ment and the use of col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve…

2020 without meetings

Aut­hor: Felix Güß­feld, Assi­stant Con­sul­tant 31st of Janu­a­ry 2020 The for­mu­la is simp­le: 9 to 5, enough time to get the job done with rol­led up slee­ves and some plan­ning in advan­ce. Tho­se who plan effi­ci­ent­ly even have time for their own initia­ti­ves or sim­ply a lon­ger break. If it weren’t for the mee­tings! Various…

How to job fair – 5 hacks to get started

Aut­hor: Kira Gode­hardt, Con­sul­tant 22nd of Novem­ber 2019 Anyo­ne who has alrea­dy worked in Human Resour­ces knows the issue: A job fair is up! But how do you stand out from the crowd? How do you get can­di­da­tes to your own booth and then find the one need­le you’­re loo­king for in a hay­stack? Espe­cial­ly…

Shortcut your Time

Aut­hor: Felix Güß­feld, Assi­stant Con­sul­tant 24th of Juli 2019 The­re are col­leagues who can do ever­ything with just a few clicks. The­se 4 short­cuts help you save time and con­cen­tra­te on the real­ly important things: CTRL‑D: Always too many tabs open, but afraid to clo­se them? Sim­ply press Ctrl‑D to book­mark immedia­te­ly. This way you…

Scaled Agile

Aut­hor: Corin­na Bräu­ti­gam, Assi­stant Con­sul­tant 12th of Juli 2019 Ever­yo­ne is tal­king about agi­le. Who doesn’t nod at the state­ment “agi­le working is the solu­ti­on for fast and high-qua­li­ty results”? Agi­le – the res­cue in an incre­a­singly com­plex envi­ron­ment, or just a new buz­z­word for mana­gers? You find the ans­wer some­whe­re in between.The topic agi­le…

Change-Management 2.0 at SOICON

Aut­hor: Susan­ne Sei­bel, Assi­stant Con­sul­tant 22nd of March 2019 Orga­niz­a­tio­nal chan­ge – why is it necessa­ry? “One must always chan­ge, renew, reju­ve­na­te in order not to beco­me stubborn.” ― Johan Wolf­gang von Goe­the Orga­niz­a­tio­nal pro­ce­du­res, pro­ces­ses or even struc­tures chan­ge over time. Dif­fe­rent rea­sons can for­ce com­pa­nies to chan­ge them­sel­ves and their orga­niz­a­ti­on or to…