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Setting Up Working Time in Project's Calendars for Professionals

News from the Support team

What does a project manager do? He is responsible for the planning and realization of projects. He has to find out what needs to be done, who can do it, how long it takes and how much it will cost. His job is to utilize the maximum working time of his team and to deliver the project at the agreed timeframe. He juggles work packages, resources, costs and deadlines.

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Merlin Project 5.1.5 is released

News about Merlin Project

We have just released the version 5.1.5. This maintenance update is important for Merlin Project.

  • Update your Mac versions in Merlin Project for free with "Check for updates…".
  • The version for the iPad and iPhone will be released after review in the App Store automatically.

We have also updated Merlin Project Express. The new versions will be provided in the Mac App Store or at SetApp – right after its review.

Merlin Project 5.1.4 is released

News about Merlin Project

We have just released the version 5.1.4. This maintenance update is important for Merlin Project and Merlin Server.

  • Update your Mac versions in Merlin Project for free with "Check for updates…".
  • The version for the iPad and iPhone will be released after review in the App Store automatically.

We have also updated Merlin Project Express. The new versions will be provided in the Mac App Store or at SetApp – right after its review.

What is the right dress code in business for project managers?

Every now and then I have the luxury and may fall back on a student for support. I like to do that, because such an internship helps both sides. The student gets to see first hand how project management is lived on a daily basis and I learn new trends and what is taught at the universities. In addition, a fresh, young look at our topics is always very helpful. After all, we have been involved since 2004.

Recently, my intern came to the office and asked for advice on dress code in business. This resulted in an interesting discussion, which was repeatedly checked by Google. I found out again that there are actually two groups:

  • unofficial dress codes
  • official dress codes
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Posted by Frank Blome on April 26th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: friday

E-mails for project managers

Yesterday was another one of those days… 250 e-mails in my inbox. Yes, in one day! Of course 75% of it was spam. And even if you use Mail.app's spam filter – which actually works very well – you will always find that a mail slipped into the wrong folder from time to time. This triggered an interesting discussion: Is the e-mail still relevant for the project manager, or have Slack & Co. already taken over all the tasks? But first let me take a closer look at the subject of e-mail.

How is email written correctly?

One of my favorite discussions ;-) When I skim our website, I find at least two versions: eMail and e-Mail. But what is correct? Internationally it is a bit difficult. Here the use of email or e-mail is roughly balanced. As usual, the Duden has a clear opinion for the German-speaking area: E-Mail.

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Posted by Frank Blome on April 25th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: communication merlin-project

The Merlin Project magic now also on the iPad

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