Vicky Stamatopoulou on 19. July 2012
When interested on upcoming Merlin App Spotlight events in Brisbane and Melbourne, please check here
Frank Blome on 17. July 2012
See where and when training and other events of the Merlin PM tour in Australia 2012 take place.
Frank Blome on 31. May 2012
…is probably a bit too early, but I admit that I can’t wait to start. The sale of the trainings started well, the date for the App Spotlights in the Apple Stores can be saved and in addition we’re discussing a nice meet & greet in a German “Biergarten” – a beer garden – where else?
I know, I could have done this earlier, but seriouly I always tried to get around this long 25 hours flight.
But let me explain how this all started. We were in need for a good consulting partner in Australia for a long time. The sales part was nicely filled with NovaMind, our Mind Mapping partnership. But unfortunately they don’t have the menpower to do trainings and consulting. I made some experiments with freelancer and project manager of types. But they could not deliver stable and continuous services. So we stopped that, because at the end of the day it was more frustrating than helping – for both sides, me and Merlin users.
And then, earlier this year in San Francisco, while I did attend the MacWorld, I was introduced to the guys from PureMac. They got a very good reputation by our business friends like Marketcircle, MoneyWorks and others. We took our time and had a walk together and during this walk the plan of a co-operation was born. On the following weeks we did exchanged ideas, concepts and many other stuff. By the end of March it was fixed. I will travel to Australia to certify PureMac as our ProjectWizards’ Partner in Australia and New Zealand.
Stay tuned. The story will continue…
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 25. January 2011
Four hours ago started the second and last day of our Merlin Training in San Francisco. The session – held by Prior, president of ProjectWizards Inc – leverages traditional project management best practices for Merlin users. The class format is a mix of lecture, demonstration, and practical exercises in order to reinforce the lessons and ensure that each participant leaves with a solid understanding of how to make the best possible use of Merlin.
According to Frank Blome, who is also there, first day was awesome, and the participants are very motivated to learn how to effectively use Merlin for managing their projects.
Merlin Training in San Francisco, Dave Prior and Participants
Frank Blome on 20. January 2011
Cirque du Mac is “the Greatest Party of the Year”. We’re going and we’d like to bring some Gantthead folks along. If you’ll be in San Francisco on the evening of Thursday, January 27 and would like to spend your night rocking out to the MacWorld All-Star Band while you watch the trapeze girl dangle from the ceiling, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your Weapons of Choice as a Mac based Project Manager. We’ll randomly select 10 of you and provide you with a pass to attend the event as a guest of ProjectWizards. Take your chance for a beer with Dave Prior or Frank Blome!
Dave Prior on 19. November 2010
Someone should give Michael Tiberg a cape!
I’m just back from Øredev 2010 and it was awesome! I am very fortunate in that I have the opportunity to attend and speak at a lot of conferences but none of them are like Øredev.
For the unfamiliar, Øredev is held each fall in Malmo, Sweden. It is put on by Jayway and organized by Michael Tiberg and Emily Holweck (who should also get a cape). This year they drew over 1,000 attendees from all over the world. The primary focus of the conference is development, but the topics addressed cover such a wide range that there is never a moment when you can’t find something that will spark your interest. (more…)
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 10. November 2010
Session: The Burning Man, The Empty Pool and Sit Down Failures in Framework and Collaboration
Nov 10, 2010, Wed 16:40 – 17:30
Don’t miss it.
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 20. August 2010
The last 3 days we have had our regular team meeting. It was very productive, enlightening and fun for yet again another time. Infrastructure worked, people were willing to share information and did so in a comprensible way, ideas came up, decisions were made and our team culture grew.
So being back and retrospecting the past few days I am considering the lessons learned from this last trip:
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 11. August 2010
Returning from my summer holidays taken in a small island somewhere in the middle of the Greek aegean see, I cannot help but asking myself how I could ever manage and make it on time catching my plane flying me back home. I don’t ware a watch, I don’t need one as I always carry my iPhone in my pocket. While on holidays not only I had not checked the time on the cell phone but barely even used it for calls, or text messages. Theoretically I could check my emails when being near an open WiFi, but in fact this had never really worked out because either the WiFis were password protected or my battery was that low that upon connecting to the open WiFi the device would simply shut down by itself. (more…)
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 24. June 2010
Returning from our ProjectWizards’ team meeting, which I feel was very successful, I happened to stumble upon this article: 10 top tips for successful meetings. The list is in my opinion complete. Is there however something you would like to add? We would love to get your comments.
Photo: View from the window of our conference building showing the Main Plaza skyscraper (in the middle), back side of House of Literature (bottom left) and the famous Frankfurter skyscraper skyline (in the right) - Frankfurt on Main, Germany