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Cut'n'Shift Detailaufnahme


Plan projects, whether private or professional, proceed playfully and intuitively and implement later adjustments with little effort. How it works? With our workshop method Cut'n'Shift!

Our planning method 


The Cut'n'Shift method is unique in its own way. Cut'n'Shift is a project management tool ideally designed for agile and hybrid projects. It is also perfect for teams and companies that want to get in touch with the agile world for the first time.

During implementation, the entire project is always created in constant cooperation with all those involved and visualized on a project planning wall. All necessary project participants and stakeholders exchange information regularly and share their knowledge by using GluPix on the project planning wall. At the same time, all associated causalities are included and can be flexibly reassigned in the event of changes.

Our Cut'n'Shift method develops its full power in an iterative process. It makes perfect sense to go through the cycle again and again in order to be able to react to events and new insights. This gives you the opportunity to change from a reactive to an active planner and designer of your project. This results in absolute transparency at all levels of the project. In addition, the advantages of agile and classic project management are synchronized. In other words, obvious requirements can be identified just as easily as spontaneous ones.

Auf einen Konferenztisch aus Holz liegen verschiedenen Arbeitsanweisungen mit Stiften, Schere, einer Planungswand und GluPix

The benefits of Cut'n'Shift

  • Playful and communicative approach

  • Time-saving through direct exchange between doers and decision-makers

  • All project participants involved from the start

  • Stronger attachment of the implementation teams to the project plan

  • Transparent presentation promotes a higher overall understanding

  • Breaking down silos

The challenge of a project plan in an agile implementation world

We are confronted with increasingly complex and dynamic challenges in our everyday project work. In addition, there is the increasing uncertainty in world affairs and the associated ambiguity of a situation. The short description for this can be found in the acronym

VUCA (V=volatility/volatility U=uncertainity/uncertainty C=complexity/complexity A=ambiguity/ambiguity). 

So the question arises, how can we counter this VUCA world?

Pretty simple, we don't focus on the project, we focus on the result. Now we are in the agile world, i.e. agile requirements and agile project management. We have a wide variety of approaches, such as SCRUM or PRINCE 2, for example. But no matter how you want to approach the agile world, each method follows the same approach. Iterative steps with the premise of delivering a useful product to the customer at each step.

Grafik zur Unterscheidung von klassischer und agiler Produktentwicklung

Actually, all projects should now be implemented flawlessly, since we always create a functioning product for the customer. Unfortunately, the reality of project management is not black and white and the disadvantage of agile project management lies in its innovative approach itself. While the classic project team wants to have everything under absolute control, from start to finish, the agile team strives for total flexibility. There is a risk that the agile team will only react and no longer act.

To get a better idea of this, we'll take you on a hike. Our goal is to get over a mountain to the peak behind it, all within three days. So we have already set our SMART goal. If we were to plan the hike agilely, we would take enough supplies and equipment with us, as we know from other hikes (we create our backlog based on expertise). We pragmatically solve all challenges (impediments) that may arise along the way ourselves. The main thing is that we are getting closer and closer to our goal. During our hike, for example, we notice that a traveling stream is blocking our path. As agile as we are, we simply take a different route. Due to this route change, we need one day longer to get to our destination and therefore have to get food again. No problem, we send two fellow hikers to the mountain hut. The next day we encounter a storm and spontaneously we stay in an accommodation. We realize that we've lost sight of the goal and instead of trekking to the mountain top, we're just countering the obstacles.

If we were a team that planned in the classic way, we would have to plan every stone and step from the beginning. Of course, we also call the mountain rescue service (stakeholder) and confirm our start and end of the trip, taking into account that no plants are trampled on (duties and specifications). Here, of course, we will notice the traveling current in advance and we will take the necessary measures before the trip. However, we only expected sunshine when planning and have to walk through the storm as we have a strict schedule with pre-booked accommodation. The migration project is in danger of failing.

From this little story you can see that both approaches offer their advantages, but a mixture could only offer the overall project overview and autonomous groups. So the question arises how can we combine both advantages?

For this we have developed the Cut'n'Shift method.

Onur Artuk und Jennifer Brösel analysieren die Aufgabenstellung, welche auf einem Handout steht. Im Hintergrund sieht man grüne Pflanzen.

This is how Cut'n'Shift works

Detailaufnahme, Vorgehen von der Cut'n'Shift-Methode

A - Beginning, order, assumptions
Check at the beginning whether the method fits the requirement and the applicable framework.

B - Conditions, Crafting or Ordering
Prepare the Cut'n'Shift workshop and check all conditions

C - Cut'n'Shift, Creativity, Creation, Commitment

D - documentation
Record the results.

E - establishment, evaluation
After the Cut'n'Shift Workshop is before the Cut'n'Shift Workshop. Ideally, you will conduct further workshops at a lower or higher level of granularity and combine these results with the previous workshops.


Become a pro using our Cut'n'Shift method

Are you ready?

We give you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of our method. After that you can conduct your own Cut'n'Shift workshops and be ready for the requirements of the agile world.

Cut'n'Shift workshop

  • Top Cut'n'Shift expert at your location

  • Your personal topic will be prepared with our experts

  • Individual and flexible training of the team

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