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How to Write a Project Proposal?

A project proposal is a document that outlines the core values of your project and sells it to stakeholders. Put simply, it shows what the project is about, why it makes sense, what you want to achieve with it and how you will get there. Writing a project proposal is generally the first step in the project management process.

A project proposal can contain a list of activities or tasks that will be associated with the project. However, it does not go into as much detail as a project plan. Instead, the project proposal contains more marketing elements for the project.

Even if you have not established a suggestion scheme for projects in your company, there are many reasons why you should think about it:

  • to win a new customer,
  • to secure funding,
  • to convince management
  • to allocate resources to an initiative
  • to have a working document for a detailed project proposal,
  • and much more.
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Posted by Frank Blome on February 29th, 2024 under Project Management
Tags: tech-writing technical writing asciidoc Author merlin

Welcome to adoc Studio

adoc Studio

The time has finally come. Our new product adoc Studio is going into public beta testing!

Over the last two years, we have started a new project alongside Merlin Project. No, that's not quite right. We actually started it about 10 years ago, because that's how long we've been writing our manuals and all public documents in AsciiDoc.

Today we are introducing adoc Studio - our tool for all technical documents!

What is adoc Studio?

adoc Studio is a new, integrated writing environment for structured texts of all kinds. Use the full range of AsciiDoc - directly on your Mac, iPad and iPhone.

The main window of adoc Studio
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Posted by Frank Blome on February 1st, 2024 under Products
Tags: tech-writing technical writing asciidoc Author

40 Years of Macintosh
A (My) Personal Review

It's that time again. It's the Apple Macintosh's birthday again. It's now its 40th birthday - a special anniversary. I don't like to admit it, but most of the time in history I have somehow used the computer, or not. But read for yourself.

Before the Macintosh

Welcome IBM Ad

After Steve Wozniak's groundbreaking tinkering, which was introduced by and as the Apple Computer in 1976, Apple sold the Apple II very successfully from 1977. The second version, the Apple II+, was released when IBM introduced its PC in 1981. With more than a wink, Apple greeted the former typewriter manufacturer with a full-page advertisement.

But by then, an important step had already been taken: Steve Jobs visited the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) with a team for the first time in 1979 and was particularly impressed by one idea: Operating a graphical user interface with the mouse.

However, it would be another four years before the Lisa appeared as a mouse-operated computer in 1983. Although it offered groundbreaking functions such as the graphical interface and the drag & drop option, it remained commercially unsuccessful due to its high price of over $10,000.

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Posted by Frank Blome on January 18th, 2024 under Internal
Tags: history macintosh

The Key to Success in 2024: Strategic Planning

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In the last few weeks, it has once again become clear: The template for strategic planning is currently top-of-mind.

Of course, as we approach the end of the year, it's always time to think about the year ahead. That's why I also went into this in a targeted article in the blog. This year, a particularly large number of people have asked me about it.

Our Support recommends:

You are welcome to use your plan from the previous year. It can be prepared quickly in three steps:
  1. Open the old project and duplicate it in the file menu & create a new document ID.
  2. Select the project line and delete the real values in the Edit menu.
  3. Set the start date of the project to 1-Jan-2024.

So here are a few more general thoughts on the subject ...

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Merlin Project 8.2 is released

Neues über Merlin Project

Merlin Project 8.2

Now that Apple's new macOS 14 and iOS 17 operating systems have been released, it was time for us to resolve some outstanding issues in Merlin Project. Version 8.2 presented today contains many internal improvements and bug fixes. But it's not just under the hood that things have changed in this version. There is also a lot to report in the area visible to you…

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Posted by Frank Blome on December 4th, 2023 under Products
Tags: merlin-project merlin-project-express release

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