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Writing a Good Statement of Work as Basis for The Project Plan

A common reason why parties argue in projects is due to failures to provide a properly drafted specification. As uncomplicated as it sounds, a Statement of Work (SOW) is not an easy task. But nothing is more fundamental to the success of a project. If it is too vague, too broad or too general, it leaves room for different interpretations, which can lead to difficulties along the way. This applies to internal projects and much more when suppliers are involved.

The following points will help you to create a good, efficient service description for your project:

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Posted by Stefanie Blome on August 8th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: statement-of-work sow

Use Brainstorming to Develop Ideas and Find Creative Solutions

Develop Ideas

How often have you used brainstorming to solve a problem? Probably more often, even if you haven't noticed it.

Brainstorming creates a long list of ideas on a topic. Well done, brainstorming can be exciting, energetic, collaborative, and very valuable. But if you take the wrong approach, it's depressing, boring, and often a waste of time.

If you know how to brainstorm well, both in a group and alone, you can get the most out of this opportunity.

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Sharpen Your Skills by a Project Management Certification

A guide helping to decide which certification suits best for you

Project Management Certifications

A certification in project management is a good opportunity to deepen and broaden your skills. The project management industry is growing rapidly, with many opportunities for advancement. The skills acquired through project management certification will help you in almost any business or management position. So not only you, but also your employer can benefit from it.

Regardless of whether you are already working in management or are aiming for promotion, project management certification is a smart way to expand your skills through continuing education. There are certificates for project managers at every level of professional development.

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Team Building Activities Are Important

…also for decentralized working teams

ProjectWizards does not have a classic office building, we work all over Germany, each at a location of his choice. All the more important are the team meetings that take place once a quarter, where everyone comes together in one place. Not only do they work together.

ProjectWizards karting

We are also happy to spend our time with joint activities, such as having a barbecue bowling, karting or curling. Sometimes it's just a visit to the Varité or the Christmas market or a nice walk to the restaurant for having dinner together. Especially since we lack the coffee or tea kitchen due to the decentralized work, such activities are important as a team.

But of course this is not only true for us here at ProjectWizards, but also for all companies and industries in general. Here are a few reasons why team building is so important:

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Posted by Stefanie Blome on June 24th, 2019 under Internal
Tags: team-building team-motivation cooperation

10 Steps to Writing a Press Release

Press Release

A press release is a 400- to 600-word announcement about your company. It is shared with the media to generate positive coverage. Well written, it can dramatically increase your brand awareness.

A good press release contains a compelling headline, a meaningful introduction and informative content. It follows certain style and formatting guidelines. This ensures that the respective addressees (journalists, media representatives, bloggers, etc.) can read your information quickly and easily.

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Posted by Stefanie Blome on June 21st, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: PR free template multi-channel marketing

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