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Manifesto for Human Leadership by Marcus Raitner

Marcus Raitner

I've known Marcus Raitner for several years. Personally I met him at several PM-Camps or visited him in Munich for a delicious dinner. I liked his German blog series 'Projektplanung 101' not only because of the beautiful Merlin Project screenshots. I appreciate Marcus as project manager, agile coach and from his stories as enthusiastic father.

Last year he (not only) surprised me with the Manifesto for Human Leadership.

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Posted by Frank Blome on September 13th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: Project Management

S.M.A.R.T. Goals Provide Structure and Orientation During a Project

Are you overwhelmed at the beginning of a project? Do you find it difficult to increase team productivity? The secret to mastering common project challenges is to set the right goals.

SMART goals are designed to provide structure and orientation during a project. They clarify what you want to achieve. This method effectively helps your employees set goals that are aligned with your business goals.

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Posted by Stefanie Blome on September 3rd, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: smart-goals s.m.a.r.t

The Most Common Pitfalls in Executive Summaries

Fallstricke in Executive Summaires

In the previous article we described how you can create a short and concise summary of the business document, research report or client proposal and give it to the reader as an 'executive summary'.

When formatting and building such an executive summary, you should avoid the following pitfalls. They are badly written and badly planned executive summaries, which can discourage your target audience.

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Posted by Stefanie Blome on August 30th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: pitfalls executive-summary

How to Write a Good Executive Summary?

executive summary

The information age has changed the way business plans, project proposals and research reports are distributed and consumed. Today, more and more readers are seeing this content digitally on a screen. And in today's fast-moving world, it is precisely this content that is often lacking. This method of content consumption increases the risk that important information is lost due to the scanning and scrolling behavior of an online audience.

It is therefore all the more important to create a short and concise summary of the document and give it to the reader as an 'executive summary'.

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Merlin Project for iOS 5.1.11 Is Released

News about Merlin Project

After some back and forth the version 5.1.10 for the iPad and the iPhone is now also available in the AppStore – but in this case as version 5.1.11.

The reason for the delay was the beta version of iOS 13, which is unfortunately still very unstable at the moment. Since Apple has already offered this version to many users as public beta, we had to find a way to support both iOS versions, the stable old one and the buggy new one.

In this context we recommend once again: Do not use beta versions in a productive environment!

With the release, everyone on iPad can finally use the new features:

  • Resources can now be created by dragging contacts from the Contacts app onto Merlin Project.
  • File attachments can now be created by dragging files from the Files app or photos from the Photos app onto activities in Merlin Project.

Of course a few issues have been fixed as well:

  • Date cells in net plan cards sometimes showed unreadable duplicate text.
  • The height of Gantt bars can now be reduced down to 2 points.
  • The content of some user-defined fields could not be edited.

Posted by Frank Blome on August 21st, 2019 under Products
Tags: merlin-project ios release

The Merlin Project Magic now also on the iPad

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