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Kanban in Organizations Part II

Kanban Core Practices

This article provides managers in service companies with an insight into how to use the Kanban method to tackle organizational difficulties. In the previous article Kanban in Organizations Part I you got to know the values and basic principles of Kanban. The basic principles describe how you should approach change in companies. Kanban's six core practices show you how to continuously provoke change. They also define important activities to manage and improve Kanban systems.
The basis for this article are the books „Essential Kanban Condensed“ by David J. Anderson and Andy Carmichael and „Kanban from the Inside“ von Mike Burrows.

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Posted by Julia Meiling on January 15th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: Kanban

What project managers can learn from Pixar

A book review on Ed Catmull's "Creativity, Inc."

Toys who were magically brought to life, a rat cooking in a French restaurant and monsters that scare children for a living. In their movies, Pixar has introduced the world to a plethora of creative characters. While keeping an extraordinary level of creativity, the company does not lack in terms of financial success either. Its most recent animation film, Incredibles 2, sold more tickets in the first week than any animation film has ever before. No other company in the film industry has even come close to the same level of constant success that Pixar, as a part of the Walt Disney Animation Studios, is having since the release of Toy Story in 1995.

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Posted by Marvin Blome on January 11th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: pixar project-management

Welcome 2019!

First of all I like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy new year, all the best, luck, success and above all health for 2019.

The turn of the year is the time for the project manager to define his forecasts. Today I join this tradition. At ProjectWizards we have something big in the pipeline and I can't wait to tell you!

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Posted by Frank Blome on January 4th, 2019 under Products
Tags: merlin-project merlin-project-go

Merry Christmas

We will be back after a short break

Merry Christmas from ProjectWizards. Watch out for Santa Merlin and his Bar-Deers.

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Posted by Stefanie Blome on December 21st, 2018 under Internal
Tags: greetings holidays christmas

Hammock task in Merlin Project

You use Merlin Project to plan your projects? Then you already know how to schedule activities by work or duration and dependencies.

What if you need a Hammock task? The start and end date of a hammock activity (also called 'stretch task') is controlled by other activities and not by its own duration.

This is an example on how to configure a Hammock activity in Merlin Project:

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Project Management with a bit of Magic!

Merlin Project combines traditional methods with Kanban.