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Mind Mapping with Tony Buzan

Tony Buzan is the inventor of the Mind Map. He is the world's leading author, lecturer and advisor to governments, businesses, universities and schools on the subject-matters of the brain, learning and thinking. The mind map is considered the thinking tool of our time and is commonly called the "Swiss army knife of the human brain". Read on to learn the correct techniques and design specifications for creating genuine mind maps and to gain awareness of what pitfalls to avoid. This article is based on "The Mind Map Book" by Tony and Barry Buzan.

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Posted by Julia Meiling on August 15th, 2018 under project management
Tags: mind mapping mind map software

Merlin Project 5.0.4 is released

We have just released the version 5.0.4. This maintenance update is important for both Merlin Project and Merlin Server.

Use "Check for updates …" to download the new macOS versions.

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

5 questions about project management
with Atul Gupta

Coffee Talk

Before we leave the office for the weekend, we stop for a quick coffee talk with our project management colleagues to chat about their best practices. Well, not literally, but that's how we designed our interview series "5 questions about project management". To be fast, intense and refreshing like a good cup of coffee.

Today, we’ll talk to Atul Gupta. Atul Gupta has been in private consulting for over 15 years. During that time he has been in senior positions within industries such as Defense, Systems Integrators, Entertainment & Higher Education. His work experience includes corporations such as, IBM Global Services, Northrop Grumman, and Time Warner AOL. Nowadays Atul is a Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and runs his Consulting firm.

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Posted by Frank Blome on July 27th, 2018 under Project Management
Tags: 5Questions project management

Testimonial: Opus Architekten

„Architektur ist immer eine Teamleistung. So gilt auch für unsere Arbeit, für realisierte Projekte wie ungebaute Visionen, dass sich im Ergebnis immer die Leistung mehrerer Beteiligter darstellt. Durch die individuellen und vielfältigen Nutzungsmöglichkeiten von Merlin Project gelingt es uns, auf Veränderungen während des gesamten Projektzeitraums flexibel zu reagieren und Verzögerungen durch schnelle Anpassungen abzufangen.“

-- opus Architekten.

Laden Sie hier das ganze Testimonial.

Posted by Frank Blome on July 25th, 2018 under Referenzen
Tags: merlin-project testimonial

Project management with Excel?

Let us compare!

It happens regularly when I visit business partners: At some point someone appears and presents me - not without pride - a spreadsheet in which a complete project was calculated. Not again, I think, trying to remember the arguments of the last discussion of this kind.

To emphasize that: I'm not an Excel enemy. Quite the opposite! MS Excel is the only reason why I still have Microsoft Office installed on my Mac.

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Posted by Frank Blome on July 19th, 2018 under Project management
Tags: software merlin-project excel microsoft

Project Management with a bit of Magic!

Merlin Project combines traditional methods with Kanban.