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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!

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The Merlin Project Onboarding is Live

Learn Project Management with Merlin Project

Merlin Project Onboarding

Project management fans, rejoice! We are thrilled to introduce the Merlin Project Onboarding as a special St. Nicolaus Day present. This initial English-only launch of our interactive learning path boosts your skills with Merlin Project.

🇩🇪 German speakers, stay tuned – your native version is coming soon!

We need your feedback to shape its future – on structure, content, and teaching style. Share your thoughts via email or use the email button within the chapter. More languages and video content are coming soon. Start mastering Merlin Project with us today!

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5 Steps how Project Managers can leverage OKRs

How Objectives and Key Results allow you to turn your Strategy into Action

Objectives and Key Results

OKRs, or Objectives and Key Results, are a framework for defining and tracking objectives and their outcomes. The development of OKRs is generally attributed to Andy Grove, the "Father of OKRs", who introduced the approach at Intel during his tenure and documented it in his book "High Output Management". The concept was later popularized by John Doerr, who has been a major proponent of the OKR system.

The primary goal of OKRs is to create alignment and engagement around measurable goals. Essentially, OKRs are a way to ensure that the company focuses efforts on the same important issues throughout the organization.

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Posted by Marvin Blome on November 16th, 2023 under Project Management
Tags: collaboration goals

8 Project Management Lessons from Peter Drucker

A Personal Book Summary of "The Effective Executive"

8 lessons based on Peter Drucker's book The Effective Executive

When I was still in my undergraduate studies, we were "slammed" with many well-known personalities on all sorts of topics in management. However, among all the Mintzbergs, Taylors, and Welchs, I could always sympathize the most with Peter Drucker. I literally devoured his books and even bought the two-volume management tome second-hand so as not to overstretch my student budget.

The lessons are absolutely timeless and applicable to any discipline. So today I would like to share with you my 8 lessons on how you, as a project manager, can bring Peter Drucker's wealth of experience into your daily work.

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Posted by Marvin Blome on November 2nd, 2023 under Project Management
Tags: book_review lessons_learned

6 Tips to Crack the Storytelling Code - PM Edition

A Project Manager's Guide to Crafting Stories that Align Your Team

How to craft great stories

Navigating the world of project management is no easy feat. Aligning a diverse team towards a common goal can often feel like herding cats. I once met Tom, a project manager, who was facing this very challenge. Drawing inspiration from the art of storytelling, he found a way to unite and inspire his team. This is what I learned from his experience:

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Posted by Marvin Blome on October 26th, 2023 under Project Management
Tags: storytelling teamwork

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