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Time Blocking: Effective Time Management
With Advantages And Disadvantages

Effective Time Management Through Time Blocking

Effective time management is the key to increased productivity and improved work-life balance. One method that has now gained renewed popularity is Time Blocking.

Time Blocking is an effective time management technique that involves dividing a day into specific blocks or sections of time to be dedicated to specific tasks, projects or activities. During this block of time, you focus exclusively on that task without being distracted by other things. The goal of this method is to effectively structure your time and ensure that important tasks get done.


Are trade shows still relevant today?

Trade fair planning with Merlin Project

Trade fair planning with Merlin Project)

Finally they can take place again: fairs and exhibitions. The world's leading trade show for industrial technology, the Hannover Messe, has just ended, and the ARCHITECT@WORK trade show is taking place in many cities and countries. Every industry has its own exhibition and the dates for this year have already been set. But are trade fairs really still in keeping with the times?

Despite digitalization and the availability of online marketing tools, trade shows are still an important way for companies to present their products and services and attract new customers. They offer the opportunity to make personal contacts, build relationships with potential customers, get valuable feedback and insights into the market and the industry, and the trade press is also on hand as a multiplier.


Effectively Manage Budget and Costs

Budget and Cost Management with Merlin Project

For a successful construction project, it is not only important that all the necessary resources are available at the right time. Financing must also be clarified from the outset. Effective budget and cost management is a crucial aspect of any construction project to ensure that a project stays within the specified budget and that resources are also used effectively. Fortunately, digitalization has arrived in this area as well. Project management software such as Merlin Project makes the day-to-day work of owners, architects and contractors easier when it comes to budget planning and project management.


Agile Transformation in Project Management

Agile Transformation in Project Management

The introduction of agile methods and the associated transformation of the project management culture can be challenging. This conversion of a traditional, sequential project management to an agile approach is referred to as agile transformation.

Already in a previous blog article we addressed the topic what agile software development is. Agile methods, such as Scrum, Kanban or Extreme Programming (XP), are designed to be able to react quickly to changes in the project environment by using iterative and incremental approaches.


Diversity and Inclusion in Project Management

Diversity and Inclusion in Project Management

Diversity and inclusion are terms used in the context of promoting diversity and equality in our society.

Diversity here refers to the variety of people represented in a particular group or organization. This includes their differences in gender, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, education, socioeconomic status, and more.

Through inclusion, in turn, you create an environment in which all members of a group or organization are respected, recognized and supported - regardless of their individual differences. Inclusion goes beyond mere tolerance. All members should be actively involved and integrated.

So diversity is the "what" and inclusion is the "how."

Implemented together, you create an environment in which the diversity of people is respected and valued. Which ensures that all members are equal and receive fair treatment - regardless of their differences.


Posted by Stefanie Blome on April 12th, 2023 under Project Management
Tags: diversity inclusion equality

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