Project portfolio management

There is a lot of literature about project management but what should you do if you do not only manage one project but multiple. This is called portfolio management and this blog post will cover our experiences at incentergy in portfolio optimization.

Project risk management. Do risky tasks first

Image by Tambako The Jaguar Projects are by definition a risky thing. Risk means that it might take longer, they do not meet their goals or will be more expensive than expected. This blog post will describe a simple but effective way of managing and reducing risks. Especially projects in the IT world are likely[…]

Softskills in project management

This article will give a short introduction about softskills and stress management in a project. This is necessary because if projects fail then in 80% of the cases it is a problem between multiple human beings and not a technical problem. ©iStock.com/jhorrocks

Workforce organzation and management for real world teams outside of IT

In the IT world we have a lot of systems to organize our daily business. Process models tell us how to do our work but what about models for outside IT? How should for example an accountant office organize their workforce and their tasks? This blog post will introduce a queue based model that emphasizes[…]

The most important software piece the domain model

This blog post will elaborate on the most important part of a good software system: the domain model. As everybody knows business software is for IT alignment making sure that the organizational processes are optimally supported by a system. This can only be done if the data in the system is correct and represents the[…]

How to get the best price on ebay and get cheap gas. Optimal stopping strategies.

There are a lot of problems in the real world about perceiving the correct chance. Studies show that we humans are biased by fast decisions and that we are sometimes not exploring the problem domain long enough to take the best decision. This blog post will show you the optimal decision to pay the best[…]

How do women buy fashion?

Incentergy is working a lot together with fashion retailers and fashion brands. Therefore we have some good insights into customer behavior. This blog post will explain some behavior that we can observe when we do a deep dive into our analytical data. So some prejudices will be confirmed and for some male brand managers some[…]

Thoughts about project management + 3 myths busted

In the past I managed a lot of projects in ecommerce. Most of the time it was about building or optimizing online shops. This blog post summarizes some of the techniques that I am using for making it possible to deliver the requested quality on time and on budget. Further I will bust some myths[…]

How to do lean marketing

This blog post will explain how to apply lean methodologies to your current marketing process and how the incentergy platform is already applying these principles automatically. I am currently reading the book “The Lean Start Up” by Eric Ries the former CTO of IMVU. He started a new methodology with a lot of methods to[…]