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Mastering Projects: A New Aspect Every Month

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Welcome back to our blog! We hope your year has got off to a great start. Look forward to an exciting year with us! Each month we'll dive into topics that will inspire both seasoned Merlin Project users and newcomers to project management. Our goal? In-depth knowledge combined with fresh ideas to provide you - the seasoned "veterans" and the curious newbies - with valuable insights and inspiration. Get ready for a year full of insights and discoveries!

A special highlight of each month are our free chef demos. This year we would like to adapt the demos to the monthly theme and go into more detail. Don't miss this opportunity to dive deeper into the world of project management - register now for the next chef demo and join us. We look forward to your questions!

In addition, we are expanding our activities beyond this blog. Follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram for additional content and insights on the monthly topic. These platforms offer you the opportunity to discover further perspectives and ideas. At the same time, we invite you to participate in discussions in the Merlin Project Forum. For each monthly topic, we set up a separate thread there, giving you the chance to exchange ideas with other users and learn together.

Your feedback is very important to us. We want to hear from you! Let us know which topics you are particularly interested in and which aspects of the various areas of project management you would like to learn more about. Your opinion will help us to tailor our blog even better to your needs. Let's create a year full of learning and growth together!

January: Chaos vs. Planning

Let's start the year with an exciting debate between traditional, agile and creative project management. In January, we dive deep into the art of effective planning to get a handle on chaos and get your projects on track for success.

February: Work vs. Duration

In February, we'll focus on the practical aspects of project planning in Merlin Project. We'll explore creating tasks, linking those tasks, and setting start and finish times and durations to optimize your workflow.

March: People vs. Resources

This month is all about resource management. We will discuss how to effectively use your own resources as well as materials, how to build a resource pool and how to efficiently manage resource utilization.

April: Budgets vs. Costs

April is dedicated to the financial aspects of projects. We look at how to plan and manage budgets from both the top down and the bottom up to gain better control over project finances.

May: Memory vs. Documentation

This month we focus on the importance of notes, comments and secure attachments in project management documentation. These elements are crucial for remembering and capturing important information and decisions.

June: Murphy vs. Tom DeMarco

June is dedicated to risk management in projects, inspired by the teachings of Tom DeMarco. We explore how to identify and assess risks and develop appropriate strategies to minimize them.

July: Plan vs. Reality

This month we focus on how to master the balancing act between planning and real project execution. We discuss how to balance time, money and project content and how these elements can best be represented in Merlin Project.

August: Estimating vs. Knowing

August is all about reporting and analysis. We look at how to build views and filter information to make informed decisions based on real data, not just estimates.

September: Painting vs. Styling

This month we dive into the world of styles, formatting, filtering and grouping options in Merlin Project. These tools offer not only visual customization, but also improved structure and clarity of your project information.

October: Mac vs. iPad

In October, we compare the use of Merlin Project on iOS and macOS. We discuss mobile working, data exchange, OS-specific features and collaboration with other programs as well as the integration of AppleScript.

November: Looking back: 20 years of Merlin Project

A special month in which we celebrate the 20th birthday of Merlin Project. On November 9, 2024, we look back on the exciting journey of the last two decades and celebrate the milestones and successes of this outstanding product.

Join us on this exciting journey through 2024, full of expert knowledge and practical insights into the world of project management with Merlin Project. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience with you and growing together.

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