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14 Great Exercises to Solve Problems as a Team

Teamwork

Everyone should learn to solve problems, as this is important in both private and professional life. Problems occur everywhere around us and many people react with spontaneous emotions. Instead, the effective use of problem-solving skills can lead to rational thinking, which is part of any successful business. Help your team to develop strategies and react quickly to any obstacles that stand in the way of your project goals.

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Posted by Stefanie Blome on November 15th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: problem-solving teamwork. communication

It's Merlin Project's 15th Birthday!

Happy 15th Birthday

This week we can't get out of celebrating. First we released version 6 of our popular project management software on November 5th, and today is the 15th birthday of Merlin Project.

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Prioritization and Visualization
Using a Four-Field Matrix

If you have to overview a lot of similar information and threaten to lose the overview, it is helpful to visualize it with the help of a four-field matrix and thus be able to evaluate it more easily. To do this, arrange them in an axis cross in 2 dimensions. Of course, four fields cannot solve all problems, but they have a lot of advantages:

  • They force you to bring order into complex data.
  • They help to derive strategies or make decisions.
  • The methods are quickly applicable without preparation.
  • They represent relationships graphically.

There are various examples where a four-field matrix is used:

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Clear and Efficient Project Communication
Thanks to Good Meeting Minutes

Taking Meeting Minutes

Sooner or later it will hit everyone someday - although not with pleasure: writing the minutes of a meeting. If not clarified beforehand, one of the attendees will be selected to take notes at the beginning of each meeting at the latest. The means of choice are manifold, some still prefer a pen and paper, others use text programs on notebooks or tablets, and others record a meeting without further ado.

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals Provide Structure and Orientation During a Project

Are you overwhelmed at the beginning of a project? Do you find it difficult to increase team productivity? The secret to mastering common project challenges is to set the right goals.

SMART goals are designed to provide structure and orientation during a project. They clarify what you want to achieve. This method effectively helps your employees set goals that are aligned with your business goals.

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Posted by Stefanie Blome on September 3rd, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: smart-goals s.m.a.r.t

The Merlin Project Magic now also on the iPad

Gantt Chart, Kanban and Mindmap on Mac and iPad. Try now for 30 days for free.